5 Great Mobile Games Based on Movies
Mobile gaming has reached new heights, and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Mobile games have always been an important part of the gaming industry, but today’s modern smartphones have the power to produce amazing graphics, which means movie-based mobile games can do justice to their big-screen counterparts. Today’s list will highlight some of the best movie games on the market today so you can play with your favorite characters from your favorite films.
1) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (iOS Android)
SpongeBob’s back in his second movie tie-in game, Sponge Out of Water. SpongeBob and all his friends are returning to Bikini Bottom to celebrate The Goofy Goober’s New Year’s Eve Party Extravaganza, but first, he must help get Plankton out of jail after he accidentally frames him for stealing King Neptune’s crown. (And yes, Sponge Out of Water is a decent flick.) The gameplay is similar to other SpongeBob mobile games: tap on characters in different spots on screen to move them around and make them do things like dance or fight. As always, there are a ton of mini-games as well as social media connectivity.
2) Jurassic World: The Game (iOS Android)
It may be a bit long in its tooth, but Jurassic World: The Game offers plenty of fun dino-stomping action. With over 30 types of dinosaurs to collect and train, you’ll never get bored. Plus, there are plenty of side missions to keep you engaged and entertained as you climb your way up through all levels of play.
3) Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (iOS Android)
Star Wars is one of those properties that just won’t die, and fans have been craving a great mobile experience for years. Luckily, EA (of Star Wars Battlefront fame) came through with Galaxy of Heroes in early 2015. Just as it does in other parts of its catalog, EA managed to take an old IP and inject some life into it by taking advantage of what makes mobile special: real-time multiplayer battles, a variety of unique characters and collectible cards that further customize your party. When Star Wars Day rolled around last May and we were treated to Darth Vader vs. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo vs.
4) Despicable Me: Minion Rush (iOS Android)
While you won’t be able to cast any spells in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, your magical talents will be tested just like Harry’s were when he first stepped foot into Hogwarts. You’ll attend classes, make friends with fellow students, and of course study for your exams—all without managing Dementors or trying to defeat Voldemort. If you’re a Harry Potter fan who dreams of attending school at Hogwarts, then you should definitely check out Hogwarts Mystery.
5) Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (iOS Android)
Set in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a mobile game that invites you to create your own avatar and attend school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While you can unlock new outfits, magic spells, and other goodies, though, be forewarned: The game does not currently offer any way to purchase said items with real money.