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14 Anime Mobile Games That Are Definitely Worth Your Time

Updated October 16, 2018 10.3k votes 3.4k voters 190.6k views14 items

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There's no shortage of great anime video games to play. In fact, there are so many anime games for iPhone and Android devices that finding the right one can be quite challenging. The mobile games market is filled with so-called free-to-play games that lock all their best features behind a paywall. Then there are the mobile games that rarely receive updates, leaving players who experience game-breaking bugs or glitches dead in the water. 

If you're an anime fan looking for the right mobile game to play on the go, it sometimes helps to have a knowledgeable source point you in the right direction. While it would be hard to make the case that any of these titles are the best anime games of all time, they're still fun distractions that warrant a few minutes of your time. 

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  • Anime fans looking for a top-down strategy game to sink their teeth into will strike gold with Fire Emblem Heroes. The game successfully captures everything that made Nintendo's strategy franchise a success on handheld consoles, and takes advantage of the simple touchscreen controls commonly found in mobile titles.

    The rock-paper-scissors combat is easy to learn, but challenging to master, especially once you factor in all the various classes and special skills available to unlock. Fire Emblem fans will be happy to learn that every beloved warrior from the series made the game's roster, so expect to run into some familiar faces. 

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  • Do you crave an anime music game to tap your fingers to? If the answer is yes, then Love Live! School Idol Festival is the mobile game for you. The free-to-play video game features all the hit music from the anime, which makes it perfect for longtime fans and J-pop music lovers. 

    School Idol Festival lets fans compose the idol group of their dreams by cherry-picking members from μ's, Aqours, and other clubs featured in the series. Furthermore, the slice-of-life story mode is the perfect fix for any Love Live! fan who's dying to see more of their favorite girls outside of the anime.

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  • While it's not a full-fledged MMORPG like the game portrayed on the show, Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag offerers an entertaining experience for anime and RPG fans alike. The game allows you to switch between three of your favorite Sword Art Online cast members, which helps to keep things feeling fresh.

    While there is an anime-inspired story mode, players can also embark on co-op missions online. The multiplayer segments come close to making you feel like you're playing a virtual reality video game with Kirito and his friends.

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  • While many people are interested in playing Duel Monsters after watching the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, it's easy to be intimidated by all the decks available at retail. Those looking for an easy way into the card game should definitely check out Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Generation. The mobile game teaches you everything you need to know to become a duel master, and provides you with the cards necessary to get the hang of the things.

    The game isn’t just for beginners, though; Yu-Gi-Oh! veterans can test their skills by competing against other players online, or play a simple game against the computer. 

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