Though it might seem baffling to some, incremental games are reaping unparalleled success on mobile.
The mechanics of these inexplicably addictive games are always the same, and ALWAYS as simple as they look: non-stop clicking. Yep, that's literally it. Your success depends directly on the number of times you touch the screen: the more you click, the faster you'll progress.
And yet, despite their super simplicity, more and more are hitting the market every day. Check out our 5 favorite guilty pleasures for Android!
Noodlecake Studios' Bitcoin Billionaire isn't just another incremental game. Tapping frenetically is, of course, the mainline: your aim is to click for cash and use your bankroll to invest in upgrades. But there's a whole lot more going on here: think missions, achievements, lottery, slot machine's spinning, power-ups, character customization, office decorations and even... selfies!
A well developed nerdy game with 8-bit pixelated graphics and plenty of features to keep you more than entertained.
Cow Evolution is where the plain freaky means Sci-Fi - a hugely entertaining game where cows multiply, mutate, and take on bizarre forms.
There are hundreds of possibilities in this game that boasts a brilliant design, is vibrant and colorful, and suitable for all ages. Plus it's got a load of hidden options that you'll only discover if you keep playing.
The second money-hungry game in our list, Make it Rain differs slightly from its predecessors in terms of controls. Here, instead of clicking, you have to to swipe as fast as you can to make it "rain" virtual money. Multiply your money, and grab bonus and investments to keep your cashpot growing.
Absurd and strangely addictive, Make it Rain has excellent graphics that accompany a truly interesting game.
Widget RPG is another of our favorite incremental games, and almost certainly one of the most innovative. This time around, the goal is to make your character travel, attack and evolve by tapping on the homescreen widget.
You'll need to modify the app's settings when you get going to plan your route and make important life decisions so you can keep tabs on your man's health and skills.
A deliciously different offering with pixelated retro graphics.