Playing games have always been an enjoyable pastime for many people, and now with so many games available readily on smartphones, more and more people are playing games. However, with the busy lifestyle of many, playing full fledged games is not always possible. This is where casual games come in. These games require little thought and offer simple mechanics. One of the most famous of these games is Color Switch, available on Android and iOS. It is a game where the player has to pass a specifically colored ball through many obstacles corresponding to the ball’s color. So, keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of many other games similar to Color Switch, that require little energy, and can be played at any time. Well, here are the 15 fun games like Color Switch you should play:
1. Crossy Road
Crossy Road is a retro-themed game. The game is well made with a pixelated style of gameplay. In the game, the objective is to tap and cross the road without getting hit by oncoming traffic, rivers, lakes and much more. The game is extremely addictive, just like Color Switch, with simple controls which make it so fun to play. The game has Google Play Games integration, which backs up your game progress to your Google account.
This game may remind you of the old “Build a Tower” game from Nokia phones. It will also remind you of the classic “Jenga” block-stacking game. The objective is the same in Stack. You stack flat rectangular slabs on top of each other, as perfectly as you can. The twist being that if the slab is not timed perfectly, the portion which exceeds the previous one falls off, leaving a smaller piece to work with. This makes the game more challenging as it progresses, and all it takes to get hinged to this game is your first loss.
Apart from the gameplay itself, the whole game is designed beautifully, with the ability to unlock different skins for the slab through stars, which are acquired by playing the game. Overall, Stack is a truly simple game which lets you kill time with ease.
3. Infinity Loop
Infinity loop is one of the games on this list that requires some level of concentration to win. The aim of this game is simple: tap the pieces until all of them join and make a closed end. It is not as easy as it seems though. The game gets tougher with each passing level, with more complex shapes and connections; though, winning is even more fruitful when you get to complete a level you have been stuck on for ages. The game has several levels, with an alternate mode available, in which you need to disconnect the parts to win. The game also boasts of really good graphics, which make the experience even more enjoyable.
Mad at something and want to release your anger? Always wanted to be a lumberjack, but couldn’t? Or just hate trees in general? If yes, this game is perfect for you. In this game, you play as any one of the different characters available and chop drown a tree with your axe, while avoiding tree branches and other obstacles. The controls are simple; tap left to chop from the left, tap right to go to the right side and chop. The game requires a fast pace otherwise you’ll run out of energy (represented by a bar in the game) and lose. The fast paced gameplay makes the game fun and exciting while maintaining simple controls.
5. Zig Zag
Zig zag is an endless runner game, where the player assumes the role of a small ball and tries to go through without falling. The game is harder than most other games of this sort, and losing so much makes you try again and again until you pass the point of your last demise. The controls are simple, only needing a tap to either go left or right. The game has black diamonds scattered throughout, and trying to get them can prove to be quite challenging and results in more losses most of the time.
6. Piano Tiles 2
Piano tiles 2 is the sequel to Don’t Tap The White Tile and has the same tap based controls like Color Switch. This game is an amazing time killer and may provide you with some classical tunes as well. The game’s objective is to just tap the black tiles in the order they roll in, losing if you tap somewhere else or miss the black tile completely. The game is really simple with tunes ranging from kid’s poems to Beethoven’s symphonies. The fast-paced gameplay is a sure test of one’s reflexes, with the game getting more addictive with each play. The game also has a leaderboard which makes you want to play more to beat your friends.
7. Alto’s Adventure
Alto’s Adventure is perhaps the most beautiful game in this list. The game offers amazing visuals, with smooth transitions between the graphics. It also has a calming soundtrack. The game offers simplicity, providing a flat and beautiful gameplay. The game is an endless runner controlled by just a tap. The main character is a shepherd on a snowboard, going off to save his herd. The gameplay consists of obstacles that you need to avoid by jumping and also, ramps on which you can fly and do some stunts, while racking up points. The game is a perfect blend of casual gaming and beautiful design.
Badland is another game that offers pleasing visuals, along with a simple gameplay. In this game, you play as a fluffy black ball like bird. The game is a side-scroller and is fast paced. It has several levels, each with new obstacles and paths. In Badland, you will die a lot, but the good thing is that it has plenty of checkpoints, so players won’t have to restart to the start of the level.
The gameplay is more diverse than most other games in this list but still, manages to remain as simple. You to tap to fly and manoeuvre, avoiding lasers, wheels, sharp objects, and many other obstacles. The game also has some power-ups; one of them allowing the user to multiply the bird, reducing the chances of losing.
Flow is a simple puzzle game which deals with colors, similar to Color Switch. The game is played out on a grid with different colored spots, two of each color. The objective is to connect the same colored spots by a line, while filling the grid at the same time, and making sure that the lines of different colors do not intersect. The game might seem easy as first but as you progress, the levels keep on getting tougher and tougher, with the grid growing in size as well, which makes filling up the grid a hard task, and making you spend more time to beat the level. This makes the game a great time killer and super fun to play.
10. Rolling Sky
Rolling Sky is a game that requires you to have your hands, or rather finger, always on the screen. This game is really challenging and might leave you frustrated at times. The objective of this game is simple: make the sphere reach the end of the level safely; simple, right? Not really, as to control the ball you need to use your finger to maneuver it left or right and avoid objects and falling tiles. Rolling Sky is really fast paced, with different levels, each harder and faster than the previous one. Moreover, with each passing level, new obstacles arrive, such as lasers, or narrow paths with little room for mistake. Once you pick this game up, putting it down won’t be easy at all, and with each loss, you will strive for more.
GYRO holds the most resemblance to Color Switch. Th game deals with colors and the corresponding colored ball, with a simple and addictive gameplay. In GYRO, the player has to tap on the incoming balls to make sure they enter only through the corresponding color. If the ball misses the color, the circular path gets damaged, and if enough balls damage the circle, you lose. The game offers three different modes for the players to enjoy: Arcade, Challenges, Time Attack and Hardcore, which make for a great time killer while also being simple yet challenging.
Availability: Android (Free, with in-app purchases)
12. Ridiculous Fishing
Ridiculous Fishing is a fun and simple game that packs in retro styled graphics, with vivid and bright colors, which makes the game more appealing to the eyes. The game is set in the middle of the sea, with the objective to get the fish hook as deep as possible, without hitting any obstacles. The moment it hits anything, the hook comes back, and then you have to use your finger to control the hook, to catch as many fish as possible. Once caught, the fish are thrown into the air and the fisherman kills the fish with a gun. This addition makes the game more fun and amusing, and the thrill to catch makes it hard to put this game down.
This game is an amazing physics-based game, which allows users to play with gravity. Orbit combines great visuals and fluid game mechanics to make an interesting game, which you are sure to love. In this game, you must flick planets around black holes and get them to orbit. With varying planet sizes and gravitational fields of the black holes, the game will keep you hinged. There are several different levels, with each level putting out something new for you to enjoy. Also, if you get tired of the levels, you can play practically unlimited different levels created by the community.
Availability: Android (Free, with in-app purchases)
1Path is another game similar to Color Switch. It is a motion based game in which the user has to guide a small ball through various nodes, without hitting the obstacles. The player controls the ball by tilting their device. The game has a hundred different levels to play from, all offering minimal graphics, but complex gameplay. To help you in your quest, you are given different power-ups as well. The no touch-based gameplay makes 1Path really easy to pick up and start playing.
Prune is unlike any game you might have played. The game only has one objective – to prune trees. In this game, you will have to slice upwards from the base of the tree and make it grow. But to help it grow correctly, you will need to trim or cut the branches. If the cut was precise and important, the tree will grow more. This sounds fairly simple, right? That’s why each level has different variables to help make the game tougher. Winds which will blow the tree off, the sunlight which may help or destroy your tree, and much more.
It might sound boring, but as you play it, you will get addicted to the gameplay and minimal visuals. This game is a must try and carries the same one objective based gameplay from Color Switch.
Some Fun Games Similar to Color Switch for Android and iOS
There are numerous other casual games that are similar to Color Switch, available for both Android and iOS devices. However, we have enjoyed the above-mentioned games, as much as Color Switch. So, if you love Color Switch but are looking for something unique and new to try, then give these games a whirl. Also, don’t forget to let us know which games are your favorite in the comments section below.