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Welcome to Gearburn’s Mobile Game Picks of the Week, a weekly series in which Hadlee takes a look at the latest, most entertaining, or time-consuming mobile games on portable screens.
It’s been a long break, but we’re back with a look at the world of mobile games again. And we’ve got a few big-hitting entries this week.
Our noteworthy picks include Civilization 6 and Bridge Constructor Portal. But scroll down for the full rundown!
Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 (paid – iOS)
It’s been available on PC since 2016, but December 2017 also saw Sid Meier’s latest title come to Apple’s mobile platform.
Civilization 6 is indeed the full game, offering the choice of 20 leaders to play with, identical gameplay to the PC version and local multiplayer.
The game is free for the first 60 turns, but you’ll need to splash out R899 thereafter.
It’s probably the biggest mobile sensation of the past month or two, so what’s HQ Trivia all about?
The title brands itself as a “live trivia game show”, literally taking place at set times. Miss the notification to play and you’re a viewer instead. Simple stuff. But the kicker is that the game also dispenses real cash prizes to your PayPal account.
HQ Trivia is available on iOS and as a beta download for Android.
Another title making waves in recent days is the latest addition to the Bridge Constructor franchise. Or is it the newest addition to the Portal series? Well, it’s both.
Anyway, Bridge Constructor Portal mashes up the two franchises, as you use physics and portals to build all sorts of bridges and constructions. In fact, you’ve got 60 challenges to work through, giving you plenty of play-time.
Bridge Constructor Portal is R80 on Android and iOS.
It’s not a game at all, but we had to include the companion app for the new Overwatch league that’s just kicked off.
The companion app delivers live streams, match schedules, standings, breaking news and match analysis. So pretty much like any major sports companion app then.
The Overwatch League app is a free download for Apple and Google-powered mobiles.