Finally Friday is here. It’s time to start putting off everything until Monday and start goofing off in celebration of the approaching weekend. To help you boost your unproductivity we’re here to bring you our top four apps of the week that can help you achieve that goal/
This app’s roundup includes: a fun game that transforms classic Plants vs Zombies game into a collectible card game; an app that brings you Google’s favourite Pixels wallpapers for use on any Android; an app that wants you to play the role of depressed debtor trying to dig themselves out of poverty, and a game that needs your help to defeat something called a skyfish.
OS: Android, iOS
What is it? Plants vs Zombies classic play involves lane-based game play, but this mobile app version of the popular game, instead replaces that with a collectible card, game play structure. Your goal is to collect a team of plant and zombie heroes, to form teams and go on courageous adventures. You can even battle amongst your friends to figure out who is the ultimate undead horticultural hero.
Best review quote: Players start out as Plants, although you’ll get to play as Zombies, too. After you’ve played all of the Plants you can afford, press the action button to start your turn. The attacking team’s units will fire, followed by the defender’s. Each unit has power and health ratings that determine how much damage it can dish out and survive. – Android Central
What is it? Google has released a simple app to bring a variety of wallpapers to any Android smartphone. Basically, this is the wallpaper picker feature removed from the Pixel Launcher and available for use on any Android. It’s basically giving you access to Google’s picks for wallpaper and if you have a Pixel smartphone, you can have one wallpaper for your lockscreen and another for your homescreen.
Best review quote: This is the same app, though since updated, as the one that came with LlabTooFeR’s leak of the Pixel Launcher over a month ago. It isn’t exactly world-altering stuff, but does feature a nice selection of images while also integrating with your phone’s wallpapers as well as those providing by third party apps. Wallpapers can also choose a new image each day within each category offered. – Android Police
Get it now: for your Android
OS: iOS, Android
What is it? This is a stylized, cubist-animation style simulation game about dealing with being broke in a virtual world. To keep your pathetic character afloat you have to get a terrible job like a burger chef or a dish washer. Once you’ve completed your shift, you’ll get kicked out after which you can continue to look for work or head home to eat or pay your bills. However, it’s prudent to buy food first, if you don’t you may end up spending your entire food budget on paying your bills. At the end of the month after paying your bills you’re given the option to purchase additional furnishings for your home. True to its realistic form, this game is very hard, not as hard as actually being broke and homeless, but it’s still a pretty bleak game.
Best review quote: As a simulator game, there’s only one mode in CIBOOP, and you’ll find out that you start off as a guy who just got a new home in the city, and for the first three months, your mom will help you with the rent. But after that, you’re on your own. You have a refrigerator that has some different food items that you can purchase to prevent starvation, and a laptop where you pay your bills and get messages alerting to you either unforeseen expenses or maybe some cash back (but mostly the former). In order to get some cash, you’ll have to get out of your place and go find work from nearby businesses. At first, you start out just washing dishes at the diner next door, but as you pay your bills and earn your keep, you’ll be able to unlock more jobs from other nearby businesses, like burger flipping, sorting cans in the factory, bartending, and even being a bouncer for the club.
One thing you’ll always have to be sure to do is keep an eye on the hunger and month gauges in the top left. The circular month gauge lets you know how much time you have left until the end of the month, when bills are due. The hunger gauge is your hunger — if you work too hard and forget to eat, you’ll starve to death. And if you don’t starve to death, you’ll be buried under piles of debt. Either way, the outcome isn’t pretty. However, the developers did add an “ending” to the game, so if you can manage to survive life’s struggles, there is something to look forward to. – App Advice
OS: Android, iOS
What is it? Legend of the Skyfish is a fun game in which you play Little Red Hook who is attempting to defeat the monstrous Skyfish with the help of the Moonfish. You need to defeat enemies in battle and solve intricate action puzzles. It’s a fun game that includes 45 hand-crafted levels. It’s an enjoyable way to spend your time on a rainy afternoon this weekend.
Best review quote: Legend of the Skyfish is a beautiful action adventure puzzle game with a unique weapon and tool – a fishing pole! Follow the intrepid Little Red Hook on her journey with the Moonwhale to defeat the monstrous Skyfish. – Android and Me