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Saintel Daily’s Picks for Games to Play on Your Brand New iPad

stranger things: the game

If you are in the market for one of Apple’s new iPad’s, then you’re going to want to check out some of these games:

Alto’s Odyssey

The big change in this version is that it trades in the bright, snowy and colorful palette of the first game with a much warmer, darker environment. The desert in this version feels harsher and less forging than the slopes Alto’s used to, but this new landscape provides a ton of new challenges for players to discover. The core of the game hasn’t changed, as you’re still controlling a cast of characters who explore a terrain-heavy endless runner while attempting different tricks. If you liked Alto’s Adventure, then you’re going to love Alto’s Odyssey.

Ticket to Ride

The great thing about mobile gaming is the ability to bring your favorite board games everywhere you go. You can leave the boxes, the game pieces and the cards at home and still enjoy your favorite classic board games on your iPad. The object of this particular game is for players to build railways by gathering colored cards to connect cities across the map. With every turn you get to pick two cars, claim a line by spending cars or take on a new ticket. The longer the railway between two cities is, the more victory points they’re worth. This game is a great balance between competition, strategy and construction, which means it’s a must download.

Leo’s Fortune

Leo’s Fortune is a cute platforming game for the iPad that features finely crafted stages with beautiful graphics and clever puzzles. What stands out the most about Leo’s Fortune is the gameplay physics. Making Leo float or sink to reach the gold coins is a nice break from the old side to side movement of a lot of platform games.

Invisible Inc.

Invisible Inc. was a game that might surprise many of you. It’s a turn-based stealth game which randomly generates levels that you need to make your way through in order to complete objectives and avoid your enemies. You get to control ten unique characters through each mission, and each of them have a ton of customization options, which ensure the game stays fresh. It is a complicated game, and it does take a while to get used to, but once you do, you’re going to love it.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Can you believe that Minecraft has been around since 2011? Since then, we’ve seen Minecraft on all consoles and platforms that you could possibly think of. And of course, it’s also available on the iPad. Minecraft gives you an endless exploration experience. Minecraft: Pocket Edition is so much fun, and it definitely takes all the great things about the other versions and turns it into a mobile friendly version.

Stranger Things: The Game

If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, then you are going to absolutely adore this game. In Stranger Things: The Game you can travel through Hawkins with your favorite characters from the series and use their unique weapons to battle enemies, complete quests, and solve the latest supernatural mystery in everyone’s favorite town from the 1980s. Of course, this game comes equipped with 8-bit graphics, which makes you feel like you’re in an arcade. It’s this reason that makes it the perfect call back to an era long past. The game itself is a lot of fun (and free), but it is a bit short. Developers say they have already released new content on the second season of the show, so hopefully this trend continues as the show progresses.