ByMarlon McDonald, writer at Creators.co
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Marlon McDonald

It's that time of year again; the sun has returned to us with a glimpse of its full splendor, and weekend trips or fully blown holidays are starting to be planned. But gamers, how will you keep yourself entertained on a long trip if you happen to not have a 3DS or Vita, or your laptop is too cumbersome?

These 7 brilliant mobile games may go a long way to help the long journeys to sun kissed locations more bearable. Fancy having a go at one of these?

1. Lifeline

Lifeline
Lifeline

Lifeline is something of a little phenomenon. A text based, choose-your-own-adventure survival epic where you're tasked with keeping a lone astronaut alive on an alien planet.

Lifeline in-game
Lifeline in-game

Written by The Wolf Among Us' Dave Justus, the dialogue and its pacing is magnificent throughout; both hilarious, saddnening and snarky in places, and so realistic it's as if you are talking to a real person, which makes the decisions you have to make in order to keep Taylor (the gender neutral astronaut) alive at times harrowing.

2. Monument Valley

Monument Valley
Monument Valley

Easily one of the most beautiful looking games released for mobile devices, Monument Valley is a mind bending, MC Escher-esque, isometric trip of a puzzle game where bending reality is your only way of guiding little Ida through her impossible locales.

In-game
In-game

Oh, and it has a killer soundtrack too.

3. Alto's Adventure

Alto's Adventure
Alto's Adventure

Last year's iOS snowboarding hit touched down on Android earlier this year, and Android users are all the better for it. Alto is a very subtle and zen snowboarding experience that is outrageously rewarding to master.

In-game
In-game

Similar to OlliOlli, you're tasked with zipping down curvaceous mountain trails on a snowboard and avoiding obstacles, backflipping like a pro and chasing stampeding llamas. What more could you ask for?

4. Rayman Adventures

When the armless hero of our childhoods sprung back into life in the last generation with the harshly underrated Rayman Origins & Legends, not many people took notice, hence why Rayman's latest adventure has head to mobile devices.

Though I live in hope that Ubisoft & Michel Ancel will bring another Rayman to PS4 and Xbox One, Adventures stands as a pretty firm stop gap. Similar to the infinite runner/platformer hybrids of Jungle Run and Fiesta Run, Adventures is an awesome little jaunt through the resplendent worlds of the madcap legend.

5. Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars

What could be a homage or a parody of today's internet culture, Shooting Stars is a colorful, crazy and tense roguelike shooter where you take down internet celebrities with a laser shooting cat. It is tough, it is ridiculous and it will keep you well entertained for a wee bus trip or what not.

6. Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack Joyride
Jetpack Joyride

Joyride is an aggressively awesome game, where its title is pretty self explanatory. Playing as the jetpack thieving Barry, your aim is to travel as far as you can, collecting various power-ups to prolong your ride (and there are so many to collect), and collect as many coins as you can until the one of the game's numerous obstacles gets you.

In-game
In-game

Plus the first jetpack you get fires bullets to propel itself. Amazing, but you have to feel for the scientists.

7. Smash Hit

Smash HIt
Smash HIt

Dangerously addictive, Smash Hit is a gorgeous, processor hogging game that uses modern phones' multi-touch capabilities supremely. Flying through ever changing, warping stages, you have to fire balls at cones dotted throughout the world in order to gain more balls, extend your time and pick up power ups.

In-game
In-game

Warning though, the game is very, very addictive.

What's your favorite mobile game?

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