One of the best things about the Android OS is that it offers a large variety of apps. Gaming on Android has now reached a whole new level, and being an Android enthusiast I have played almost all the recent games. Not all games are as enjoyable or as fun as they claim to be, some are great and some are just disappointing. In this article I will list ten of my favorite games and why I enjoyed them so much
#1 Bad Piggies – Rovio
Rovio was already well known for creating the masterpiece known as “Angry Birds” and just when I thought they don’t have any tricks left in their bag they bought out the best one yet. The Piggies have always been a very interesting part of the Angry Birds series and till now we have only seen the bird’s wrath being applied on them. With Bad Piggies we get to see the other side of the story. Apparently stealing eggs from the mighty Angry Birds is no easy task, but the Piggies have a map that they are intending to use in order steal the eggs. Here is where the fun begins, mistakenly the map gets shredded and now the Piggies must use unique items to create a vehicle that they will use to obtain the pieces of the maps. The gameplay is amazingly fun, the puzzles actually make you think and you can never get enough of it. Simply put Rovio has done it again.
#2 Angry Birds Space – Rovio
Angry Birds is one of the most addictive games in mobile gaming history. It made Rovio what it is today. The new addition to the Angry Birds franchise is the “Angry Birds Space”. Angry Birds Space takes a very different approach from the classic Angry Birds, though the objective is still the same but adding gravity to the play just makes the game much more fun. The gameplay is innovative and very enjoyable. The visuals are stunning and the audio is humorous. Angry Birds Space lived up to its expectations as the successor to one of the most legendary mobile game of all time
#3 Granny Smith – Mediocre
Granny Smith, the name itself is very interesting. The first time I downloaded this game two things that came into my mind was my Granny and Agent Smith from The Matrix! But when I started playing the game it just simply won me over. The idea of behind this game is to beat the little bratty child down the course as Granny Smith collecting apples and coins along the way! There are obstacles that require you to flip over or hang from, some of which are quite challenging. It may sound simple but the timing is strict and gives you sense of rush. Granny Smiths biggest strength is the fact that it can make people go back to it again and again until you have perfected the game. Granny Smith is a game that I won’t be uninstalling any time soon.
#4 Where’s My Water? – Disney
When the world “Puzzle” is mentioned, I get an urge to play Where’s My Water? Disney has created one of the most fun games in Android gaming and it has everything you would want in a puzzle game. Your goal is to create a way for the water to reach “Swampy”, so he can take a shower. The Puzzles are actually quite challenging and the game is visually impressive to look at. Every level is different and every level requires a different strategy complete, but at the end of the day seeing swampy take that shower never gets old.
#5 Jetpack Joyride – Halfbrick Studios
This game was just released on Android recently, the game is refreshing and it was a gigantic success on IOS. This is something that shouldn’t surprise you after you have had hands on experience. It’s a simple platformer, with amusing powerups, hilarious animations, and a very funny story that involves scientists, a machinegun jetpack, bombs, electricity, and coins! What’s not to like?
#6 Temple Run – Imangi Studios
The concept of Temple Run is simple, in this game you will have to save your life from evil monkeys while clearing obstacles on your way. You can swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles. But what sets it apart from all the other games is the fact that it doesn’t try too hard to impress, it’s the kind of game you can just start playing and not care about anything else, not to mention it is one of the best time killers out there. Imangi Studios took a simple idea and created a very enjoyable game.
#7 Skater Boy – Runner Games
The Idea of Skater Boy was to deliver a simple but fun experience and they succeeded. It has the perfect balance of challenge and fun. The gameplay is smooth and after a while you get used to the controls. Visually the game is above average and the animations are really fun to look at. Skater Boy is a solid game that deserves a spot on your phone
#8 Air Penguins – Gamevil
There is a saying that mobile games with birds are always successful, well that seems to be true for Air Penguin. It’s a fully sensor based game developed by Gamevil and I have to say that they did a wonderful job with it. Your goal is to reach your family avoiding enemies like sharks, breaking icebergs, and big-bellied seals. The sensitiveness of the sensor can be adjusted in game which makes it easy for you to simply adjust it to your playing style. The game is very addictive and can make you come back again and again, the lasting appeal and enjoyable gameplay makes Air Penguin one of the best games on Android.
#9 Cut The Rope -ZeptoLab
In this super addictive casual game, your goal is to overcome various physics based obstacles to feed candy to the little green Om Nom monster. Swipe and tap to cut ropes bearing his sweet treats, catapult them into his mouth, or jump through various hoops. The games main strength lies in its addictiveness and interesting gameplay. “Cut The Rope” has become a classic over the time and is a must have game for any Smartphone user.
#10 Fruit Ninja – Halfbrick Studios
If you often feel bored and want a game to kill some time, then Fruit ninja is for you. There is something deeply satisfying about slicing explosive, sparkly, and glowing fruits! And you get to do that with a samurai sword! The game is visually impressive and the slicing effect just adds more to the already fun gameplay. Fruit Ninja is a classic that you will keep going back to.