I’m a phone or pocket gamer. You know, the person you see sitting in the carpool line, head down, looking at something seriously and with laser focus. I’m not texting, I am gaming. So when the makers of Best Fiends reached out to me and said “Hey! We’d like you to play out game and let us know what you think about it” I was all for it. I am a Best Fiends fiend.
Get ready for the slime of your life
FIEND (NOUN) [/FEEND/]: “A MYTHICAL, MISCHIEVOUS LITTLE CREATURE INHABITING THE WORLD OF MINUTIA.”
My life is super fast and I am online consuming and producing an enormous amount of information daily and there are times I just want to shut my brain off. Gaming on my phone is how I take a few minutes to clear my head and not focus on anything. It’s like a shortened form of a novel, except this novel has visually stunning graphics, a soundtrack that doesn’t drive me nuts, and adorable creatures who do a celebratory dance when I help them defeat a slug and we head off on our next adventure. It’s a quick fix that allows me five minutes here and there to clear my head as I travel through the land of Minutia as Lisa Savior of the Best Fiends.
The small creatures who inhabit Minutia lived in harmony until a meteor struck and smashed into Mount Boom, transforming the Slugs who lived there into this cranky army of greedy, greenery-gobbling pests. It is my role to help the heroes fight back and I love a good story where the good guy saves the day and squashes the slugs while on an epic quest to not only save his parents, but beat back the slimy trail left by the Slugs. So much more fun than sitting in carpool wishing the line would move or a cool breeze would blow through to cool me off.
Confession time: I can be something of a nag when my husband drives because I’m pretty sure he doesn’t think the legally posted speed limit applies to him and reading while riding makes me carsick. (Yet, I can fly and read. I’m so weird.) We have been on vacation for the past week and I spent 3 plus hours in the car playing Best Fiends yesterday. That’s right, Best Fiends helped me maintain the status quo as we were driving up I-95 from Florida back home. My husband still likes me and I didn’t ruin the chill vacation mood. Instead of saying “it’s a 60 zone, not 80” I was happily ensconced in Minutia, battling Slugs while he battled traffic, cheering when I defeated the cranky gastropods and growling a little when I ran out of energy and had to wait for a refill. Oh, don’t you need a break honey? Let me drive. We’ll switch when my energy is full.
Who is my favorite fiend?
Edwards is my favorite fiend. He’s a sad little skeeter who’s ashamed of his family’s bloodsucking ways. His mission is to undo the damage done his kind and has teamed up with Malaria No More to help end this vicious disease that infects 200 million people a year.
- Best Fiends is free to download on the App Store, Google Play and Kindle: http://bit.ly/fiendapp
- There are in app purchases, so if downloading for the kids, make sure you have your phone set to block these types of purchases
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Best Fiends is the first property from Seriously, an entertainment and gaming start-up made up of a world-class team of industry veterans. Together, the team has worked on games that have over two billion downloads at companies such as Natural Motion, Disney, Remedy, Fox, Supercell and Rovio.
Disclosure: I was paid to play Best Fiends. Sometimes I can’t believe this is my life, but getting paid to game is up there with winning the lottery. Any opinions are mine. If you need me this week I’ll be trying to beat Level 62.