Today’s Guest Post features Gray Rollins who discusses five awesome mobile games that you could play on your Android phone.
If you have an Android phone then you will be the proud owner of one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. Compared even to Apple phones, Androids tend to have more flexibility and for the same money it’s possible to get much higher specs.
But while they’re all very practical and all, that isn’t going to be what a lot of people are interested in them for – particularly seeing as they have so much use as miniature games consoles that can provide a whole lot of entertainment in your pocket and also impress the pants off of anyone whose phone isn’t quite capable of the same high end 3D graphics.
Unfortunately though, finding the best Android games can be tricky when there’s such a crowded market place. Here we will look at some of the best Android games you can try out that can give you the same kind of entertainment and value for money that you might normally expect from a game on PC or DS.
Sonic 4: Episode 1 ($3.99 50,000 – 250,000 downloads Rating: 4.0)
Sonic is still the undisputed king of 2D action and this game demonstrates why that is. The graphics are crisp and high def and incredibly colourful, the tunes are memorable and fun, and the action is just as high paced as it ever was. One of the most exciting improvements here on the normal Sonic formula is the way that the loop de loops actually cause the whole of the level to spin round while Sonic remains upright. It’s an incredible effect that really sells the high octane acrobatics that this little hedgehog is capable and makes you feel as though you might know what it’s like to move at such speeds. The only downside is that you’ll need a high end phone to play it.
Osmos HD ($2.99 100,000 – 500,000 downloads Rating: 5.0)
This is another great one for showing off the power of your phone, and especially if you have a HD screen. It’s a highly original game that sees you dispelling and collecting matter as what seems to essentially be a large underwater bacteria. It has a very atmospheric soundtrack and if you like the sort of game that leaves you feeling relaxed and chilled out then Osmos is for you.
Germination ( $0.99 & Free version available here. <50 downloads)
Germination is a 2D puzzle game that really does push your brain to the limit. Here you control a ‘friendly bacteria from space’ in a mission to collect all of the bad bacteria you brought with you when you crashed on a meteorite. The story is fun and lends the game personality, but it’s the highly unique and very challenging puzzles that really make this game interesting and worth your time.
World of Goo ($4.99 >250,000 downloads Rating: 4.81)
This has to be one of the most fully fleshed out experiences on the Android. It’s a highly addictive physics based puzzle game which features the ability to build towers out of ‘goo’ and again has an interesting storyline and a very effective soundtrack. There’s so much personality in this game you really need to try it out.
Angry Birds Space (FREE >250,000 downloads Rating: 4.60)
Angry Birds Space is the natural evolution of the Angry Birds that fans have been waiting for. While Seasons was good fun, Space is the first time we’ve seen real changes to the gameplay – including new birds, zero gravity levels and planets that alter the course of your birds.
About the Author: Gray Rollins loves to use many interesting apps on his smartphone and is addicted to some of the games. He maintains a blog about GPS on smartphones and has written about Android phone tracker recently on his blog to help people find their lost phones.