Unstoppaball DX probably isn’t the best of games to play on the move. Evoking the abstract physics-based platform rolling of 1984 Atari hit Marble Madness — and to a lesser extent the more recent Super Monkey Ball series — it asks you to steer a ball through hazardous environments by tilting your device.
While it doesn’t have the depth of those forebears, it’s a fun, challenging, well-designed exercise in steady handedness and virtual rolling.
Angry Birds is a tough act to follow. Little surprise, then, that for two and a half years after its release, Rovio stuck to more iterations of the same franchise: Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Space.
Amazing Alex is Rovio’s first new franchise since the one that made it famous, and personally, I love it. This game retains the same essence as Angry Birds, but improves upon it. Don’t get me wrong – I love Angry Birds, but Amazing Alex has captivated me more than that ever did. Let’s see how!
Galaxy Pool features a blend of familiar gameplay and addictive challenge. In a nutshell it’s a kind of space physics game where you must direct a small space craft in the direction of a planet. You will need to utilise strategy, guile, good timing and a liberal dose of good luck to traverse the various obstacle in the way and levels only get more challenging as you progress.
If you haven’t heard of Dude Perfect, it definitely time you checked them out. Essentially they are a excited rabble of YouTubers who pull off some truly incredible basketball trick shots. Have a look at their YouTube channel but be sure to come back, okay?
Back? Great! The Dudes thought it high time to release an official mobile game based on their bodacious basketballing exploits. Dude Perfect, available on both Android and iOS, is the result, and it’s a neat little game that fans of titles like Angry Birds should be flocking to.
Essentially it’s your turn to complete some genuinely awesome basketball shots in a variety of diverse locations. But is it actually ‘perfect’? Read on for my analysis…
Another incredibly popular iOS game has been ported to Android! Osmos HD puts you in control of a biological mote that is drifting aimlessly through space. Your task is to keep it alive, and destroy all the competing motes. Sounds like a classic formula, but how does the gameplay hold up?
World of Goo is the multi-award winning, beautifully designed, physics-based puzzler that has recently found its way to the Android Market after massive success on just about every other platform.
I became aware of this launch when nearly all the Android news sources began screaming about it from the rooftops. Intrigued, I was keen to see if the hype was entirely justified. So, is it worth all that saturation? Read on…
Over the last few years, mobile phones have very quickly moved from being a low-end casual gaming platform to challenging the console markets and threatening to overtake the top handheld gaming devices like the Sony PSP and the Nintendo DS. From the most basic of puzzle games like Sudoku and tic-tac-toe, to high-end action games like N.O.V.A 2 HD, the Android Market is full of options that cater to everyone’s tastes.
One style of games that spans pretty much every genre in the market is physics-based games. These are games where the environment and elements interact in a simulated real-life manner with mass, density and gravity all impacting the outcome of the gamer’s actions. The inherent touch-based interface of most new mobile games and the built-in accelerometers – which are pretty much a necessity in most phones these days – add to the overall experience in these games.
Let’s take a look at some of the best physics-based games on the Android Market. These belong to various genres and I’ve tried to bring about as much variety in these as possible while focusing on gameplay, ratings and popularity. (more…)
We’ve all heard about Angry Birds. It’s available on every major platform (Android, iOS, web). The only place you wont find it is on consoles. Quite frankly I’m tired of seeing those birds everywhere. After browsing the Android Market, I found a new, refreshing Angry Birds styled game.
It’s called Bouncy Mouse and it’s a new take on a slingshot platformer. Read on to find out whether this really is a good alternative to Angry Birds.
The immensely popular physics-oriented puzzle game ‘Cut the Rope’ now has an Android version available! Rumours that this would be ported from iOS surfaced quite some time ago, however it’s only in the last couple of weeks that the discussion reappeared, followed quickly by the release of this version.
Cut the Rope is a game which requires you to think both ahead and on the spot. It is up to you to navigate the candy safely to your pet monster, Om Nom. The challenge is to do so without losing or destroying it!
There is no shortage of puzzle games on the Android platform. A new one comes out virtually every week, boasting of a never-before gaming experience, and pushing the limits of what the latest handsets have to offer in terms of raw processing power. It is heartening, then, to see a new game that focuses less on cutting-edge graphics and more on innovative gameplay mechanics and puzzles. It’s called SocialScape and it is being billed as a brain and puzzle game with a ‘social’ twist.
The term ‘social’ has become so synonymous with the web and virtually any new web service that comes out these days, my first reaction to a game named SocialScape was wondering how it will integrate with Facebook and the likes. Turns out it’s nothing of that sort. On the contrary, the game refers to the literal meaning of social – “related to a society or organization” – and weaves the gaming mechanics around the concept.