It’s no exaggeration to say that Android enthusiasts have been casting jealous glances in the direction of Apple ever since the release of Pascal’s Wager. The Dark Souls-inspired action RPG was released on iOS earlier this year where it made quite an impression. However, the wait is almost over for Android fans as Pascal’s Wager will soon be making available on their favorite platform too
Running and jumping games are fairly common on Android devices so if you are tired of the genre, it is unlikely that Zombie Runaway will have much to offer you. The basic idea of running in a straight line, collecting coins and dodging tombstones is simple but addictive and I found myself constantly trying to beat my own high-score. The game is free so it is worth checking out.
Gameplay: A simple game with some nice ideas.
Graphics: Not bad.
Sound: Only one tune that will drive everyone around you crazy
At first glance, Ceramic Destroyer looks like some sort of Puzzle Bobble imitation, but play it for a while and you will soon become hopelessly addicted. There are a ton of levels to conquer and some strategic thinking is actually required to complete the levels. This game would have been great value for money even if it was not free.
Gameplay: Much more addictive than it might appear to be.
Graphics: Basic but very polished.
Sound: Unobtrusive music and great sound effects
A few years back, the Spartacus television series rekindled interest in gladiators with its brutal depiction of combat in the arena. Unfortunately, the show has long since run its course, but now a Finnish game company, Frak ltd., has stepped up to fill that void. Their debut title, Gladiator Bastards, is available now from the Play Store, so Android owners can spill the blood of their opponents on the warm sands of the Colosseum. Apple fans won’t have to wait too long to join in on the action either, as an iOS version is planned for this year too
Chances are you have already played a game similar to Birdman Rally before, but that does not make it any less fun. This game is all about the distance and while there is a large element of luck involved it takes some skill as well. The game is completely free and the ads are not that intrusive. You can buy in-game currency as well to upgrade your plane, but this is not required as you can do the same just by playing the game and earning your coins the hard way.
Gameplay: Starts off easy enough, but soon becomes very challenging.
Graphics: Bright and colorful.
Sound: Pretty minimal, but that is not a bad thing
Angry Birds was already an enormous success on iOS before it was ported to Android so there was never any doubt that this would be a hit. The Android version is polished, addictive and has been receiving constant updates making it one of the best time wasters available on the platform.
Gameplay: Fiendishly addictive.
Graphics: Very stylish and easy on the eyes.
Sound: Catchy theme song and good sound effects
As we near the end of the year it is easy to overlook some hidden gems and Eternal Maze by FredBear Games definitely falls into this category. This 2D pixel puzzle adventure was recently released for both iOS and Android as a premium title, but don’t let its cute looks fool you. The game places you in control of a hapless farmer who wanders into his corn fields one day only to discover that aliens have turned them into an endless maze. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the guard dogs patrolling the fields have also been turned against you by the alien meddlers. Escaping won’t be easy, but the fate of the world might depend on it
Some games are fun, others are challenging and a few can even be very relaxing. Water Heroes: A Game For Change by Insignio Labs are all of the above while also giving you the opportunity to help save lives. This is because half of the game’s revenue will be donated directly to project ClearWater, which is aimed at bringing clean water to the people of Ecuador. This is certainly a very worthy cause, but the actual game is definitely worthwhile too
Do you think you have what it takes to run your own successful shopping center? Shopping Center Tycoon from indiegame studio, DreamsSoftGames, is your chance to find out. It is a free tycoon game for Android where you begin on the ground floor of a large building and slowly turn it into a prestigious shopping center. Initially you’ll only have access to some clothing and snacks to lure in the clientèle, but as you progress you’ll gain access to more elusive brands and products
As if there isn’t enough diseases with scary names and even scarier symptoms, the government has cooked up a new one, code-named H7. It is a form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which sounds terrifying enough without even knowing that it turns people into zombies. Not content with simple lab tests, the government started experimenting on people, which as any horror fan will know, caused the virus to spread like wildfire. The good news is that you are one of the very few people who are immune against the effects of H7. The bad news is that everyone else have turned into ferocious zombies and they all want to use your head as a chew-toy