Best Offbeat Japan Apps

Find the best Offbeat Japan apps for Android and iPhone / iPad within this page. 13 Offbeat Japan apps are reviewed and ranked based on originality, timeliness, and user-friendliness.

Last updated 06-24-2017

Survive! Mola mola!
1st

Survive! Mola mola!

Android
iOS

Seller: SELECT BUTTON Inc.

40 4

Aim for survival and look for adventure with a Mola Mola fish! Overcome the harshness of parasites and hunger through this fun pixelated game that lets you explore the deep blue ocean. Your fish will encounter different kinds of hilarious ways to die, and unique scenarios to survive.

To start, simply tap on any of the swimming food to feed your Mola Mola. Keep gaining in weight to unlock different locations, adventures, and types of food, and become the biggest fishy in the sea!

▲ Take care of your Mola Mola and make sure it grows bigger by eating the smaller sea creatures.

▲ Unlock new adventures, from curing an itchy body to finding hidden ocean treasures!

▲ There is plenty of food for your Mola Mola to eat, so get munching.

Android
Survive! Mola mola!

Survive! Mola mola!

Free

iOS
Survive! Mola Mola!

Survive! Mola Mola!

Free

VR BURGUER RUNNER
2nd

VR BURGUER RUNNER

Android
iOS

Seller: Beyond interactive

40 4

Why stick with typical racing games when you can race in a virtual reality environment and drive a burger?! Yes, that is right. Simply strap on your VR headset and let your burger conquer the roads!

Tilt your head from side to side to drive. Make sure to collect all of the French fries on the road for higher scores. Be careful not to crash into mountainsides or trees, otherwise your burger will fall apart! It will be hilarious to watch the meat, cheese, and other garnishes fall off willy-nilly, though. But keep in mind, a broken burger won't be able to move forward anymore. So, execute flawless driving and become the king of the French fry-filled, VR road!

▲ Control a speedy burger and drive as fast as you can to collect all fries!

▲ Want to watch something fun? Crash your burger and watch the patty, lettuce, tomato, and cheese fly off!

Android
VR BURGUER RUNNER

VR BURGUER RUNNER

$0.99

iOS
VR バーガーランナー BURGUER RUNNER

VR バーガーランナー BURGUER RUNNER

$0.99

NEO Mushroom Garden
3rd

NEO Mushroom Garden

Android
iOS

Seller: BeeworksGames

40 4

Do you love gardening, farming, or production line management games? Then, this second release of Mushroom Garden may be right up your alley! The same different types of mushrooms are still available, but this time, you now have a bigger garden space. The "funghi" are also now more slippery, and everything is rendered in HD, which makes this game even more entertaining than its predecessor!

Growing the garden and managing the factory require simple swipe and tap controls. Make sure to watch out for pests, and ensure that the machines are running optimally to produce the goods ordered by your customers. Want to change up the look of your garden? There are different themes you can apply, from "Futuristic Factory" to "Green Grasslands"! Find out now how big you can grow your mushroom garden!

▲ Grow different cute strains of mushrooms and efficiently harvest them for processing.

▲ Discover new varieties of mushrooms and add them to your library.

▲ Produce the orders in your factory and obtain more resources to continue operating.

Android
NEO Mushroom Garden

NEO Mushroom Garden

Free

iOS
NEO Mushroom Garden

NEO Mushroom Garden

Free

Kitty in the Box 2
4

Kitty in the Box 2

Android
iOS

Seller: Mokuni LLC

40 4

We all know that cats love boxes, but have we ever really stopped to wonder why? The truth has been revealed – they lead to an alternate universe filled to the brim with box-y goodness! Call upon little ‘Sushi’ the kitty cat’s powers of pouncing, and fling across each level in order to collect them all!

Tap on Sushi and drag to the left to increase or decrease power while dragging up or down to choose an angle. Release your hold to fling her forward into the closest box to grab it while avoiding a fall from the platform – if you do, you will lose a paw point. Three strikes, and it is back to the litter box and you will have to start again!

▲ Each level's goal is to reach the coveted ‘golden box’, placed precariously at the end of the stage!

▲ Unlock each level by completing the previous, and unlock the puzzle pieces and gift boxes for bonus backdrops, sardines, and accessories!

▲ Tap on accessories to match them with each other and preview them before you purchase. Tap the camera icon to take a selfie!

As you travel across the map, the levels becoming increasingly tricky. Some require you to collect floating stars in addition to boxes, while others introduce pesky pigeons that carry the boxes into the air and require greater precision for a successful grab.

Unlock new accessories to turn your kitty into a real glamour-cat by tapping the upper-left shirt icon and spending “sardines” on a new look. Mix and match glasses, hats, and outfits to personalize your feline friend, before sending her back into the world of boxes to gather them all and return to reality!

Android
Kitty in the Box 2

Kitty in the Box 2

Free

iOS
Kitty in the Box 2 - A box diving adventure!

Kitty in the Box 2 - A box diving adventure!

Free

TIME LOCKER - Shooter
5

TIME LOCKER - Shooter

Android
iOS

Seller: sotaro otsuka

40 4

These days, it seems that time is always of the essence. But, how would it feel to take control of it instead? Step into the shoes, paws, claws, and more of a bunch of crazy characters as you manipulate time to run for your life and avoid oncoming entities!

Your character will be continuously shooting, so just swipe up or down on the screen to move forward or backward – the slower the swipe the slower the speed, and vice versa. Swipe left or right in the same way to move horizontally, and eliminate oncoming enemies by rapidly swiping up and down as you move around them. Aim to collect green coins from similarly colored opponents as you earn points for every fallen foe!

▲ Time may stop, but the growing void behind you won’t – be sure to keep moving, or get blown up into blocks!

▲ Unlock new characters with powerful abilities, and blow the enemies to smithereens!

▲ Died? You can still treat yourself to a slow-motion background sequence and share an image of your score before trying again!

Amassing green coins allows you to unlock and purchase new characters, which are randomly presented before the start of the stage. Each character has different abilities, from an icicle throwing penguin to a heavy-shooting drone!

Love a bit of competition? Tap into the leader boards using the bottom right icon at any time to access overall top scores and top scores by character. Connect with friends to view and one-up each other's scores, and work your way to becoming a time control master!

Android
TIME LOCKER - Shooter

TIME LOCKER - Shooter

Free

iOS
TIME LOCKER - Shooter

TIME LOCKER - Shooter

Free