Get ready for Arcanium and Krispee Street on Netflix! Netflix’s latest motto seems to be; you might as well have quantity if you can’t have quality. Initially introduced in November 2021, Netflix Games saw a variety of games added to the Netflix mobile app with each membership, but the selection wasn’t quite “top-notch.”
That did not change, but the catalogue has grown, and now Netflix is adding two more titles. Above all, they’re both free with a Netflix subscription, just like the rest. Netflix Games is launching two new mobile games in 2022. It brings the total number of games available on the service to 12.
Their selection of games is available on both Android and Google Play and includes everything from simple riddle games to 3D races.
The Two Games: Acranium and Krispee Street
Arcanium: Rise of Akhan and Krispee Street are the two new games. The first is a card-collecting adventure game. It is nothing new in the world of mobile gaming. However, most games in related genres are rife with in-app purchases that are absent in Arcanium.
Secondly, Krispee Street is a simple hidden object game. In it, you must find the item and then tap it. The game will not compel you to purchase tips with gems or money. Moreover, there are no in-app purchases in this game.
Let’s look into these games in detail.
Arcanium: Rise of Akhan Arcanium: Rise of Akhan is a strategy game. It debuted in early access on Steam in December 2020. It is a collaboration between Super Combo and Rogue Games, Inc. (also makers of the Netflix games, Card Blast). It is available on iOS devices. Here is the description of the game:
“Choose your heroes and embark upon an epic quest to save the world of Arzu in this open-world, roguelike strategy card game. Arcanium is a tale of fellowship and bravery. It is set in a fantasy world of anthropomorphic animals in which good, evil, magic, and technology collide.
This ambitious open-world, single-player strategy card game merges the roguelike and deckbuilding genres in exciting new ways. Form a party of three heroes and embark on a dangerous journey to defeat Akhan the Calamity and save the world of Arzu from destruction. But beware; should one of your party members succumb to corruption, your quest will come to its end.”
On the other hand, Krispee Street is based on the webcomic. The second game Krispee Street is similar to the Where’s Waldo franchise, wherein you must locate specific figures in an engaging environment. The game is available on iOS and Android and is independent developer FrostyPop’s fourth game on Netflix. The game comes with several features such as collectible Krispee cards, daily puzzle challenges, daily wheel of self-care, and more.
The official description of the game is: “Based on the popular webcomic, this emotional (in a good way!) hidden object game features hundreds of quirky characters and items to seek and find. Jump into the quirky, curious, and feels-like-a-warm-hug world of Krispee, the webcomic. Your mission is to bring the characters and world of Krispee to life. Find hundreds of characters and objects scattered throughout the jam-packed levels. Sure to make you laugh, smile, and maybe even cry but just a little bit! Krispee Street is all the feels you never knew you needed.”
Considering the generally low review of the Netflix games, subscribers have to wait to see if Krispee Street and Arcaine can turn the tables for the streaming giant in the gaming foray.