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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Top 10 Best Android Games


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1. The Simpsons Tapped Out (free)
The Simpsons Tapped Out
EA's game based on the inhabitants of Springfield is surprising in a few ways. It's free, which is quite the thing, plus, although what many would deride as a 'freemium' game, it's more than possible to keep it going in the background, pottering away, slowly unlocking all of its content for free. Free-to-play done right, for once.

2. Angry Birds Space (free)

Angry Birds Space
Developer Rovio has done quite a lot of aggressive whoring of the Angry Birds franchise, but this space-based fork of the simplistic physics game series is really worth a try. For one, it introduces some new play concepts, with the planet-based levels requiring different tactics, plus the puzzles generally need a bit more of a thoughtful approach than the chuck-it-and-see of the originals.

3. Badland (free)

Badland
Has a bit of an 'indie' vibe about it this one, with Badland offering a weird, dark and gloomy world, in which you fly about in control of a… blob thing. Your blob gets bigger and smaller, splits into loads of mini clones, and generally baffles you about what might lie around the next corner. We like a bit of a surprise, and this is full of them.

4. Stick Cricket (free)

Stick Cricket
Stick Cricket is a fantastically simple little game that reduces cricket to its core values - you just smash every ball as hard as you can. There's no worrying about field positioning, just a bat and a ball coming at you very quickly. Initially it seems impossible to do anything other than make a complete mess of things and having your little man smashed upside-down, but it soon clicks.

5. PewPew (free)

PewPew
The developer calls this a "multidirectional shoot them up" presumably because describing it as a "Geometry Wars clone" might have got him in a bit of legal trouble. Regardless of its origin, it's a superb shooter with some bizarre game modes and controls that work exceptionally well on touch devices.

6. Super Bit dash (free)

Super Bit Dash
One of the best examples of the new wave of retro-inspired platformers,Super Bit Dash is a scrolling platformer where you don't control the scroll -- but you do have a say in the jumping. It's a case of learning the levels and playing them again and again and again, until you have the required muscle memory to smash through without thinking about it.

7. Plague Inc (free)

Plague Inc
A really enjoyable and tough strategy game, in which you play some sort of evil god intent on crushing all of mankind. You do this by developing viruses, which spread through the air, water or human contact, gradually wiping out countries, continents and, if the wind's literally blowing in the right direction, everyone.

8. Whale Trail Frenzy (free)

Whale Trail Frenzy
No one dies of disease in Whale Trail. It's a sweet flying sim, which sees you float about in the clouds having a lovely time, collecting things, boosting and generally being quite happy about it. The cheery vibe is broken a bit when adverts and in-app purchase requests pop up, but it's happy enough before the money men turn up.

9. Pitfall! (free)

Pitfall!
We had low expectations of Activision's odd decision to rework its ancient platform game as an endless runner, but it turned out surprisingly nice. Key to its winning nature comes from the variety of the levels, which sees the adventuring hero endlessly minecarting, endlessly motorbiking and endlessly whipping, in a thoroughly enjoyable little game.

12. Bad Piggies (free)

Bad Piggies
Angry Birds maker Rovio proves it's not a one-trick bird-pony with this, a bizarre and quirky physics game. You have a toolbox at your disposal, used to build a flying and/or driving machine, which then has to trundle its way through a level. It's silly, but at least attempts to shove out some new ideas.

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