The Guardian’s Games Blog recommends Kosmo Spin as one of the 10 best new smartphone games for winter commuting.
It’s not out til early December, but I had to include this lovely, idiosyncratic puzzler from Swedish studio Simogo. You’re a character named Nod who must save a small planet, populated by breakfast cereal people, from invading aliens. A flying saucer orbits the world chucking down balls, and you simply run around the surface heading them back into space, while collecting the globe’s endangered inhabitants. The visuals are beautiful, skilfully applying the currently trendy handicraft look to create a look that’s part Little Big Planet, part Katamari Damacy. Gameplay-wise, the ultra intuitive touchscreen controls – just swipe the screen to spin the planet – will remind mobile veterans of Gamevil’s legendary NOM; but others will just enjoy the immediacy of the set-up. And the music is lovely too. The perfect time-killing treat for style-conscious smartphone owners.
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