The lights are on
Android owners still might not have as many gaming options as their
iPhone-using friends, but here's a list of addictive titles to keep you busy.
The quality of Android games has improved drastically over
the past year, with more big name games like Tiny Tower and Draw Something
releasing sooner after their iOS counterparts. I'll just assume you already
know of the big name games, and instead focus on titles you may have missed. If
these aren't enough for you, here's an extra fifteen
fun Android games worth checking out, plus seven
more mobile games to boot.
Stickman GolfI have no interest in the real sport of golf beyond shanking
balls at the driving range and napping during the occasional televised match on
the weekend. That said, I can't stop playing Super Stickman Golf. This colorful
2D game features a large collection of zany golf courses to duff your way
through, along with a number of power-ups to make reaching par easier. If you
haven't played it yet, do yourself a favor and download it right now.
Golf!Unlike real golf, Flick Golf! is comprised of nonstop,
frantic action. In Flick Golf!, you tee off by swiping your finger up the
screen. It's not super accurate, but you can put spin on the ball while it's airborne
by furiously swiping at it. The game contains a couple of different modes,
which will drain your battery in no time. Flick Golf! is the perfect game to
play while watching actual golf.
ArchmageBased on Might and Magic's Arcomage minigame, Archmage plays
like a quicker, simplified version of Magic the Gathering. Each round you'll
gain and play a new card, with the goal of destroying your opponents tower and
building your own. It's not the prettiest game on this list, but each game
plays out differently, making it an easy one to return to.
ShootHere's another simple but addictive game based on a real
life sport. Basketball Shoot's game mechanics function similarly to Angry
Birds, but instead of slingshotting ticked off fowl at block towers, you're
trying to shoot baskets. You shoot ten shots each round, but each "clean" shot
will award you an extra ball. The game is in desperate need of new modes, but
it's still pretty entertaining.
BlocksThis clever puzzle game tasks you with connecting similarly
colored blocks by moving them around a board. The catch? You have to move all
of the blocks at the same time. I realize that's not the most exciting
description, but the Denki Blocks is surprisingly challenging. The game is also
on sale until June 1 as part of the Because We May indie sale.
Knizia's LabyrinthAnother unique and challenging puzzle game, Labyrinth has
you creating your own monster-filled hedge mazes by placing random tiles down
on a board. Your goal is to create a path from the start point to the end,
while maximizing how many treasure chests you pick up along the away, and
avoiding as many enemies as possible.
UnquoteFans of crossword puzzles might want to check out Quote Unquote,
which tasks players with finding the correct words to clues using groups of
letters hidden within a famous quip. It's a smart little twist, and each puzzle
takes considerably less time than a crossword.
NurikoAnother game currently on sale in the Because We May indie sale,
Princess Nuriko mashes up elements of Sudoku, Minesweeper, and Picross into one
smart (and surprisingly pretty) puzzle game. Your job is to divvy up each level's
land between different farmers based on how big their plots are supposed to be.
Complete a puzzle and the level turns into a cute 3D farm. What more could you
RouterIf you haven't noticed yet, I like puzzle games. Your goal
in Router is to connect the same-colored nodes by drawing lines in-between them.
The lines can't overlap, however, and finding a way to connect all the points in
the most efficient way possible becomes progressively challenging as you
advance through the various levels.
ZombroWithout a doubt, Zombro is a stupid, stupid name for a game.
Luckily the actual gameplay makes up for it. This 2D platformer/puzzler
requires you to maneuver a zombie through a series of deadly levels. In order
to solve the environmental puzzles, you'll dismantle your undead friend to use
each body part's unique ability, then stitch him back together at the end of
the level. For being a brain-dead, shambling corpse, Zombro is actually pretty
Know of any other mobile games Android users should check out? Share them in the comments below!
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