Have fun playing games while traveling!
In today’s high tech world, there are tons of games to keep you entertained. And the more technology advances, the more sophisticated and lifelike the graphic designs of these games can get.
Keeping your mind occupied can make travel time fly by quickly, and when headed to a far away destination, it pays to plan ahead. Having games to play on your mobile devices can provide you with another great option to help pass the time. Even though many buses have free WiFi, there are plenty of apps you can load onto an Android or iOS device that don’t require an internet connection for playing. Also, according to the Android-X-Community1, there are certain advantages to offline games.
At US Coachways, we want you to enjoy your travel time with us. Here are just a few games apps to use when mobile data is scarce.
Android Games to Play Offline
Androidpit.com2 lists some of the following as the best offline Android games:
For a warrior game with a samurai protagonist, who uses her cybernetic skills to best the slew of robotic villains, ICEY is the game to play. You can stick to the narrator’s guidance by following the arrow or strike out on your own. The game has hidden challenges and depths along with a storyline that you can discover when you break through the fourth wall.
Reigns: Her Majesty
A kingdom full of financial dilemma, court politics and hidden conspiracies immerses you in a game of dangers at every turn. What intrigue or secret affair will you encounter next? This is a swipe or die game and even when you die, you can reincarnate into royalty and have another chance at prevailing. Playing the sequel to Reigns, you’ll be back in the queen’s shoes and have to deal with impending disasters that await the kingdom.
Enter into the world of FBI agents investigating a murder. The mystery unfolds in a way that reminds us of The X-Files or Twin Peaks. Federal agents must overcome their initial mistrust of each other and the fact that each fed is a misfit only adds to the plot’s tension and difficulty involved with solving the murder. While playing the game, you’ll encounter challenging puzzles and can choose the level of difficulty you want to tackle. Keep in mind, you can also control multiple characters, which makes a variety of solutions possible and adds to the game’s complexity. If you love puzzles and solving a good mystery, this is the game for you!
Here’s an off-world adventure that takes you into space opera challenges where your protagonist must construct a base and fight off enemies on a dangerous planet. You can harvest resources and items for crafting your base through a streamlined inventory. Even though you’ll engage in a simple combat system, the game’s story is full of light humor and your goal is to return to space.
XCOM: Enemy Within
Faced with a multitude of alien monsters, your crack team must devise strategies to take the enemy down. The XCOM missions gradually increase in difficulty, yet you gain opportunities to enhance your team’s capabilities by acquiring alien technology and more powerful weapons. You can also build a larger team through new recruits.
Into the Dead
In this creepy post-apocalyptic world, you’re at the mercy of the undead, which is the group in control. Running is your most effective plan of escape. If you turn off the lights and wear your headphones, you can up the scare factor even more and indulge in a little terror.
Heroes and Castles
As a hero in the Heroes and Castles game, you’ll take on orcs, goblins and giants that lead attacks on your forts. Become a knight and develop your skills to take on the enemy.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
Minecraft is one of the largest selling video game franchises out there. Even though the mobile version doesn’t have all the capabilities of the desktop version, it’s still quite close.
In this game geared towards both creation and survival, you can devise fantastic mechanisms and structures and keep building your fortress of equipment, by stocking up with hundreds of weapons, items and options. Placing one block at a time to build structures has fascinated and enthralled gamers with Minecraft from its inception. For those into the fight, you still have enemies coming at you in droves to defend against.
iOS Games to Play Offline
Here are some of the top 10 Makeuseof.com3 suggests for playing iOS games offline:
Take a journey into gaming past and enjoy the same kind of graphics that made Mega Man and Castelvania classic games. Kraino has macabre castle settings along with eerie music to set the mood. Various monsters await you. Your protagonist, who looks like a skeleton, will have to slash through all kinds of villains, including slime blobs, ghosts and bats. If your video game experience began in the 80s and 90s, you’ll feel right at home with this platform.
Super Stickman Golf 3
This game is the third in the Super Stickman Golf Series, and it has upped the ante with even more challenging golf courses. The game has 20 completely new courses, and you’ll have to put a combination of physics knowledge and skill to work to hit the holes in par or lower. The controls are easy to work and you’ll find “Bux” scattered throughout the courses. Collecting Bux can help you get card packs, which unlock powers, hats, trails and golfers. The powers change how your golf ball works, so be sure to collect your Bux.
While card games never seem to get old, Flipflop Solitaire adds a new twist. The game is literally turned upside down. The cards are out of order and you’ll have to put them into ordered stacks in sequence. As you unknot and tie the cards together, you’ll do it differently than regular solitaire. Your card can either be higher or lower than the previous card. For example, this would be an acceptable sequence in Flipflop Solitaire: 7,8,9,8,7,6,5,6,5.
If you like math and are good at it, Threes might be the game for you. As you probably guessed, the game is based on multiples of three. You can slide all the tiles around and merge the like-numbered tiles with each other. One slide of your thumb makes the tiles move in that direction. You repeat the siding until the board fills up. The higher the multiple of three you get for a number, the higher your score will be at the end of the game. The goal is to get the highest score you can. This is a game that grows on you, and as you master the idea, it can be hard to quit playing.
A one-eyed robot is lost and you’re helping him find his way home. You’ll help the robot navigate his way through beautiful 3 dimensional structures that are similar to structures built in Minecraft. Physics and changing perspectives are what make this game challenging as you toggle switches and discover hidden pathways or rotate the structure and new solutions emerge. Initially, there are 50 levels, but you can expand on that by using a level editor to create your own puzzles.
The Advantages of Traveling by Bus
Aside from all the cool games you can play while you leave the driving to a professional, there are additional advantages to group travel by bus.
Think of all the stress you can avoid, such as driving in congested traffic, figuring out the best routes or hunting for parking places. When people drive in their own cars, arriving at the same time is nearly impossible. So a good part of your time sometimes gets wasted on waiting for others to show up.
At US Coachways, we can provide you with the right vehicle for whatever type of trip you’re going on – a daytrip, weekend getaway or long distance travel. When a professional driver is at the wheel, there are lots of advantages. Here are just a few:
The safest way to travel. Most people don’t realize it, but statistics show charter buses are safer than any other type of ground transportation. And it’s no wonder because we hire dependable drivers who receive regular training. Buses are constantly maintained to keep them running well and avoid mechanical failures. Any items you store on the bus are kept secure.
No drinking and driving worries. When you’re with a group that likes to party, drinking and driving can become a concern. Who will agree to be the designated driver? If the DD ends up drinking despite the agreement not to, then what do you do? Charter a bus and put your worries to rest.
The most affordable travel. You can’t beat the group rates that charter bus travel offers. There’s no more economical way to travel as a group.
Charter Your Vehicle Today
US Coachways offers charter services to travelers nationwide. We look forward to helping you plan the details of your trip. For customized service, call our toll-free number at 1-888-340-9122 and speak with one of our representatives.