80 Days, Ordia, and Eloh: Visually Brilliant Android Games

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This is a short list I made ages ago when I first started. The formatting is kinda all over the place, but some chipper descriptions of some good Android games I was playing at the time.

1. 80 Days

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.inkle.eightydays&hl=en_US&gl=US

Bon, voyage! Based on the classic Jules Verne story Around the World in 80 Days, is a text-based adventure with your favorite friends Phileas Fogg and Passepartout. Jules Verne is a classic French Victorian romantic author of the late 19th century. He wrote books like Journey to the Center of the Earth and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and one called A Trip From the Earth to the Moon which became one of the first-ever films. Jules Verne was basically the first steampunk writer.

The game is an open-world interpretation of this classic story. The goal is simply to travel around the world in 80 days, which at the time WAS science fiction. And what a delightful premise for a game. The multiple-choice dialogue and locations in London, Paris, Amsterdam, etc. really well represented. These folks put some time into this. It is a standalone game that even on Android has plenty of value as a story-driven game experience. You can also find it on Switch.

P.S. If you have ever heard of Michael Palin of Monty Python fame, he created a travel documentary where he tried this concept via flightless travel back in the ’80s. It’s one of my favorites, and this reminded me of that. I need to watch that again.

Wow, okay, I wrote a ton there, time to move on to the next game!

2. Ordia

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lojugames.android.Ordia&hl=en_US&gl=US

Android game from Jolu Games. This is a fun blippy wiggly bubbly creature game. More of float from bob to bob than any other obstacle description. The color balance is really nice. The sound design is wonderful. Ordia goes beyond the casualness of your standard arcade-style mobile app, its gameplay is refined and its transitions mindful. It’s on Play Pass for free, definitely check it out.

3. Eloh

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.brokenrul.eloh&hl=en_US&gl=US

Eloh is a musical puzzle game. There are some common puzzle pieces that lead way into other pieces as you make it through the introduction levels. The solutions might not always be what you think, but I guarantee you will like them when you find them. The music changes based on the puzzle, kind of like the music mechanic in My Singing Monsters, another music Android game. This is a sophisticated Android game. If you want to be caught playing a stylish mobile game, try this one. I’m serious. And it certainly ended up exceeding my own expectations. Okay, back to the drum circle.

Final Thoughts

And that’s going to do it for this one. Three is a good number. It’s not as long as some of my other lists, but there’s about the same amount of description. Some days I feel more up to this than others, but if I can bring you a steady 3 every day, I think you’re going to like this. If you know of any games I should look at let me know. DM me on Twitter @MrDavePizza or Instagram MrDavePizza. And be sure to check out more games of all kinds on my main page: MrDavePizza.com.

Thanks for reading!

Also: The thumbnail for this article was generated using Super Slime Simulator, a very neat app/game in its own right!