Hyper casual games are widely popular due to the lower time requirement for gameplay and impressive gaming mechanics. There are many games available in the global industry for this genre, but only a few of them are highly grossing, popular, and preferred.
Here is the list of top-grossing hyper-casual games of January 2021, as recorded from the reports of Sensor tower –
Coin Master –
Coin Master is a free to play a single-player game available for the casual gaming genre. Israeli Studio Moon Active created the game and is a top-grossing hyper-casual game as of January 2021. In the game, the player must win the coins for upgrading the items to build up the villages. As of January 2021, the game had 8 million global downloads and 53 million USD overall revenue.
The game is available in the app stores under the ‘Adventure Game’ category and uses some gambling game mechanics. For building their village in the game, the players can also attack the other towns of the competitors. Users are also required to participate in the spin wheel feature for earning the coins. Every player is allowed only seven attempts per hour, but they can get the in-app purchase completed in chests for getting more shots.
In Coin Master, the users are also gifted with free spins through various links and social channels. The users can also subscribe to the email newsletter to get more exclusive rewards in the game. Numerous websites are there too that collect multiple links from various sources for making it easier for the users to access them and manage all the gifts.
Candy Crush Saga –
Candy Crush Saga is also free to play the game that matches with three puzzle games that King Studio released on 12th April 2012 for Facebook and several devices. The game is available for all mobile devices and is a variation of the browser game Candy Crush. The game is a widely popular one that many people play in groups. People join the game via Facebook to compete with their friends and exceed them in the levels. As of January 2021, the game had 14 million global downloads and generated 26 million USD in revenue.
In the gameplay of the title, the players must swap the colored candies on the virtual board to match three or more same ones. As soon as the player makes a match, the concerned candies get deleted from the board and are replaced with newer ones to create more matches. As the player matches four or more candies, he/she receives a special rewarded feature to add more exciting moves to the game.
In the game, the users are bound to a time limit and limit to the number of moves, and they must accomplish the assigned target within the same. As the candies match and get removed, the ones above them come down to fill the vacant place, and newer ones get added to the left positions. The players are scored based on how efficiently they accomplish their task in fewer moves and less time.
Homescapes is a free to play game that Playrix released in September 2017. The game gathered 10 million downloads and 27 million USD of revenue and became a top-grossing hyper-casual game of January 2021. The game is available easily for various mobile devices and through different app stores. The game has a similar gameplay concept as Gardenscapes, and both the creations of Playrix are globally famous among hyper-casual gaming fans.
In the story of the game, there is a character named Austin who feels homesick and moves back with his parents Olivia and William. However, his parents planned on selling the family mansion, which has a bad condition, since renovating it would be costlier. Austin tries to convince his parents not to take such action and volunteers to restore the ancestral by himself. For efficiently accomplishing various activities, the player can help Austin by earning rewards and tools by playing the match-3 puzzle games available.
The core gameplay is to swap the adjacent elements to match at least three of the same types and categories in a row or a column. This is a game with another game inside it, and thus a widely fascinating one. The primary role is to accomplish the targets in the match-3 puzzle game to efficiently complete the renovation task for the family mansion of Austin.
Township is a free to play game that has the feature of building a city, and this is also a creation of Playrix. Initially, the game got available to the global public as an Adobe Flash application on WhatsApp Social. Released as the first version of the title on 24th February 2012, the game is among the most grossing hyper-casual gaming titles of January 2021. It accounts for a total of 4 million downloads and 11 million USD revenue.
Township is an exciting game that is widely preferred among global gaming enthusiasts. The game involves farming and city building, and the players also get a brief tutorial in the beginning, to seamlessly move ahead in the game. Initially, the players start with a starter town, and they are required to harvest the crops and run the processing facilities. The players then have to sell the goods and move ahead in the game. T-cash is the game’s primary gaming currency, and the players also get access to earn experience points (XP) and coins for accomplishing different actions in the game. The coins can be used to buy the community building, factories, decorations, and XP is useful for level up.
In Township, as the player accumulates maximum XP points and goes into different levels, they get to witness various types of crops, factories, decorations, buildings, and other accommodative. The players can also go for in-app purchase to buy the T cash using real money and the earned coins.
Angry Birds 2 –
Angry Birds 2 is Rovio Entertainment’s famous creation that also marked the success and turning point for the Company’s timeline. The Company created the game after various failures and almost reaching the verge of bankruptcy. Currently, the game is a significant title that stands among the top-grossing hyper-casual games of January 2021. The game accounts for 2 million global downloads and 3 million USD of revenue generation in recent time.
In the game, the players get tons of birds of their choice, which are angry from some pigs who stole their eggs. The birds must be shot correctly to break the building or such that they hit the pigs and the pigs fall on the ground. This is a fascinating game with an entertaining gameplay mechanic that fascinates the global players in impressive ways. The game also provides many other exciting features to the players to enjoy the gameplay by increasing efficiency.
Many gaming titles launch in the global industry, especially for the hyper-casual gaming title. Still, not all of them manage to be successful ones and reach the list of the top-grossing gaming titles. According to the surveys and reports of Sensor Tower, these are the games that managed to get the list of top-grossing hyper-casual games of 2021.