Here’s a list of the best iPhone games that you can play with just one hand, without taking into account the size of your phone.
1. Two Dots
The game looks really simple, and in terms of gameplay, it probably is. All you have to do is swipe between two or more coloured dots to clear your board. In earlier levels, it’s a real cakewalk, but higher levels are where the game really starts to make you sweat, with near-impossible puzzles and crazy obstacles.
This puzzle game takes game physics to a new level. As its title suggests, the game harnesses the power of ‘magnets’ to guide a floating block through several routes. The block disintegrates when it comes in contact with any wall, and there are always three glowing blocks to collect to complete each round.
To harness the magnets, all you have to do is tap and hold the screen to activate it. Like Two Dots, the higher levels get quite intense, so don’t get so engrossed in the game that you end up missing your stop.
3. Alto’s Adventure
The snowboarding game that takes place in the mountains is a clear choice — despite the intense concentration you need to complete each goal, it’s an easy game to play while holding onto the handrails in the bus, and one that will stick with you for a long time. Just tap to jump and tap and hold to make a flip.
The beautiful scenery and the adorable llama on a snowboard you can eventually unlock also makes the gameplay that much better.
4. Ridiculous Fishing
If your friends tell you that fishing games aren’t fun, then they probably haven’t tried Ridiculous Fishing. Granted, it’s not the usual way that fishing works, but with gameplay that includes firearms and chainsaws, I don’t think anyone’s complaining.
Using the gyrometer in your phone, you first have to tilt your handset to try and avoid as many fish as you can while sinking your hook as low as possible. The moment you snag a fish, you can then begin reeling in as many others as possible on your way up. The moment your haul reaches the surface, pull out your gun (or any other weapon you’ve unlocked) to shoot as many of the fishes as possible. The more fishes you shoot, the more money you get.
Available On: App Store and Google Play
5. Temple Run
Temple Run is a classic, so much so that they’ve adapted recent movie Maze Runner into a game that includes the exact same concept. Though each game is doomed to disaster (our brave hero never actually makes it to safety), there’s nothing quite like a good run. Swiping to turn around corners and slide under obstacles, tapping to jump, and collecting coins and powerups to gain advantages, Temple Run and its predecessors aren’t likely to fall out of style anytime soon.