Guess who’s back again? Yeah, it’s that GRE kid 😎 . Anyway, now that the Bruno reference is in, lemme jump straight into the matter. You see, I’m a bit of an Android app aficionado, and I spend quite some time testing out new apps. So here, I bring a round-up of some of my favorite io games (Yeah, more consistent with this site’s theme than my previous post).
So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard these jogofriv. What are they? How do they affect my life? And how is this guy guessing my every thought, right? It’s like am a mind reader! Anyway, read on for more info.
Now, based on a quick Internet search, the extension ‘io’ is just another domain name (British Indian Ocean Territory, says Google). It has no direct bearing on the games or their functioning. Apparently, it has caught the fancy of developers owing to the fact that it is different from most other 3-letter domains, and also that it could mean Input/Output – automatically making it, technically at least, the aptest extension. Essentially, though, it is just people trying to be clever with names and trying to cash in on the latest .io craze.
As far as this post is concerned, .io could mean a brand new crop of multiplayer games that are easy to play, and perfect for some quick fun. In no particular order, here goes my list,
Fondly known as slitherio, Little Big Snake.io is probably the most famous of the .io games lot, currently. It absolutely took the market by storm when it was launched in the early stages of 2016. With over 100million downloads on the PlayStore now, I’m certain this game has done more to spread the .io craze than any other single game.
The gameplay is pretty simple. You’re a fancy little snake in an enormous dark world, and the goal is to eat the shiny grub, kill other snakes and grow as big (read long) as you can. You die if your snake head runs into other snakes. Likewise, you kill other snakes by having them run into you. Never mind the bland description; the game is really fun and very addictive. It is naturally easier when you’re longer, but the catch, the oh-so-beautiful catch, is that you slow down as you grow longer. That is part of the challenge that makes this game so addictive.
The game is a creative multiplayer spin on the old Nokia snake game, and is nearly perfect, with nary a defect. In fact, it is my top game of the year 2016. I’ve spent countless hours playing this game, and I’m yet to tire of it. This game has also engendered countless imitations – real testimony to the awesomeness of the game.
The only downside, if any, is that it requires high internet speed and tends to lag heavily, otherwise. It also has an offline feature, but it gets old pretty quickly. Regardless, it is an absolute gem of a game, and you should absolutely try it if you haven’t yet. Be sure to keep an eye out for ‘ratan1st’ on the leaderboards, though.
Bonk.io is another nifty little .io game. It is much lighter than slitherio, and doesn’t require that high an internet speed. With over 1million downloads on the PlayStore, I cannot say it isn’t widely known. But still, Splix falls pale in comparison with its other .io counterparts.
The gameplay, again, is pretty simple. You’re basically a huge pixelated dot with the singular aim of ‘occupying’ more land. You need to complete a loop to claim land as your own while making sure nobody touches your uncompleted line. Seems simple enough, right? The catch is that other players can reclaim your land. So larger your boundary, the harder it is to keep track of trespassers. All in all, it is an unassuming little game that grows on you.
Miniclip.com’s second .io brainchild, Diep.io is a multiplayer tank game. You begin as an innocent little tank which shoots out bullets in one direction – but as the game progresses, you get to upgrade your tank into something a little deadlier.
Again, consistent with .io games, Diep.io is very fun and addictive too. I can write little more about this game as I only played this game a couple of times. Though it made quite an impression, I was otherwise occupied, and couldn’t do proper justice to this game. Let’s just say I’m saving this game for a rainy day, and intend to get more out of it. You should check this game out now, though. try this: Unblocked Games 66