[This is a sponsored article with Celcom.]
With the pandemic still raging, many of us are staying at home, whether we are working, studying or playing. Some families have found this to be an opportune time to tie together through activities and games.
If you’re looking for games to play with your kids or friends, we’ve compiled a few made locally, so you can #sapotlokal while having fun at home.
A word from the sponsor: To help play smoothly together and #StayConnected, users under the Celcom MEGA â¢ family line can get unlimited mobile internet or 30 GB of Lightning mobile internet for 40 RM per month. Read more about the plan at the end of the article.
In Claw Stars, you play as a sentient hamster on a quest to save some of your animal companions. As you can guess from the screenshots, it works the same as other claw games you see in the arcade. Move the claw left or right and click a button to grab the prizes below.
But instead of plush toys, what you get for prizes are gems, coins, animals, etc. The parts can be used to build better habitats for the animals you save from the claw (think of yourself as the claw saving aliens from Toy Story). Once you are done building a habitat, you will then move onto a new planet, saving a host of other animals.
However, this is not the only interesting gameplay. Some of the Claw prizes allow you to kidnap animals or block the habitats of other players. A kidnapped animal will give you coins, and the player whose animals are kidnapped will have to pay a ransom to free them.
So if you have a few friends or family added to the game, you can play against each other and see who can be the best hamster in space. The game is developed by AppXplore, and we have reviewed some of their games in the past too.
In Ejen Ali: Agents’ Arena, you can play as your favorite agent from the animated series in a 3v3 MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), similar to games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor, and Vainglory.
Each agent also has their own skills and attributes. Like other MOBAs, your objective is to fight against the other team and hold checkpoints. The more control points you have, the more points you get. The game ends when a team scores a 100 or when the time runs out.
If you are an Ejen Ali fan and have played MOBAs before, this is a simple game that can be played with or against your friends and family. The game is developed by Common Extract and published by Media Prima.
3. Eximius: grab the front line (PC /To smoke – RM51)
For families with slightly older children, Eximius: Seize The Frontline is a mixed-genre PC game, combining the two elements of RTS (real-time strategy) and FPS (first-person shooter) in one. game. It is developed by Ammobox Studios, another local game studio.
In Eximius, you play as one of the officers of the game’s two military factions. The Officer mainly experiences the game in FPS: running, shooting and securing checkpoints. The RTS genre of the game only kicks in when you are selected as the commander for that turn, allowing you to place buildings, construct units, and call for help to help your team achieve victory.
On the multiplayer side, you can create your own lobby to play with family or friends, or fight against bots and other players. You can read our review here for a more in-depth look at the game.
4. Rhythm Doctor (PC /To smoke – RM33)
Unlike most games on this list where it’s all about non-stop action, Rhythm Doctor puts you in the shoes of a hospital intern, responsible for a new medical process. As the name suggests, Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game and can be played with the click of a button. But make no mistake about it. The game can get tricky, so don’t expect it to be fun.
There are a wide variety of musical genres in the game, ranging from fast-paced EDM to relaxing beats. From a multiplayer perspective, the game allows you to tackle the stories together in cooperative mode, or challenge each other through a multiplayer battle. The game is developed by 7th Beat Games.
While these games aren’t created locally or new, we’re including them here as potential suggestions for family fun. Your kids are probably already obsessed with Roblox, but here are some other alternatives you can enjoy with them.
- Active arcade: While most of the games listed are those you can play sitting down, Active Arcade gamifies the exercise experience. You’ll be doing things like jumping and reaching for boxes, using your arms for Whack-A-Mole, and crouching, without the need for any additional equipment, just make sure you have room to move. The game also features a 2 player mode where you, your friends and family can play side by side.
2. Royal Butter: Butter Royale is a Battle Royale game, but with an added touch of cooking. The game is only available on Apple Arcade, but if you’re a subscriber, it’s worth picking up. The characters are cute, full of puns, and even come with a fan-favorite announcer aptly named Cesar Salads, who makes some cheesy jokes. Gameplay is fast too, and for safety-conscious parents, there’s no voice or text chat so your kids won’t be exposed to unwanted comments from strangers.
3. PokÃ©mon Go: I’m sure you walked through a mall or even passed a street corner before the pandemic hit and saw people clustered around key locations holding their phones throwing pokeballs. Although this is a relatively “old” game released in 2016, many still play it to this day. With the update that lets players play from home, the whole family can still work together, catch them all, and fight raids. And once we can get out safely again, this game can encourage additional exercise to locate gym locations.
Keep the whole family connected on one bill
Since many of these games are mobile games, having an unlimited mobile internet plan will allow you to play, stream, stay safe, and talk with your friends and loved ones without any hassle.
With the Celcom MEGA â¢ family line, you can keep up to 3 of your subsidiary lines connected and benefit from the same unlimited mobile Internet plan for 40 RM per month.
To note: To be eligible for RM40 per month Celcom MEGA â¢ Family Line, the main line must be on a Celcom MEGA â¢ plan of at least M Pass at RM98 and above.
With 98 RM / month, the main line can get unlimited mobile internet or Lightning, and 3 family lines are eligible for the RM40 Celcom MEGA â¢ family line.
The Unlimited Family Line will grant subsidiary lines unlimited mobile internet with up to 5 GB monthly access point. So if you have spotty home internet connection, just use your hotspot to play or stream without interruption.
As for the LIGHTNING Family Line, mobile internet peaks at 30 GB per month, but you will have a fast and uninterrupted connection, which is perfect for mobile gamers.
|Unlimited family line||LIGHTNING range|
|Unlimited internet||30 GB of Internet LIGHTNING monthly|
|Free 5 GB monthly hotspot||–|
|Unlimited calls to all networks||Unlimited calls to all networks|
|RM 0.20 per SMS to all networks||RM 0.20 per SMS to all networks|
|Monthly commitment of 40 RM per line||Monthly commitment of 40 RM per line|
The Celcom MEGA â¢ family range is customizable too much. So if one of the family members needs a LIGHTNING pass instead, you can choose to do so, while the others continue with the unlimited pass for their Netflix frenzy.
If everyone is on the Unlimited Family Line, no one has to worry about running out of data in the middle of the week.
At the end of the month, the main line with 3 subsidiary lines will only have to pay RM98 + RM40 + RM40 + RM40 = RM218. You can get unlimited mobile internet connection, unlimited calls to all networks and more. It can be a more affordable offer than putting everyone on their own line.
- For more information on Celcom MEGA â¢ Family Line, click here.
- Read the plan’s FAQ here.
- Read what we have written about Celcom in the past here.
Featured Image Credit: Media Prima / AppXplore / 7th Beat Games