The Best Physics-Based Android Games of 2011

The Best Physics-Based Android Games of 2011


1. World of Goo

The World of Goo has been around for awhile now, and Android users got to experience 2D Boy’s awesome game first hand last year. Your job is to take control of little Goo balls and help them find their way towards the end of each funky level. You’ll accomplish this task by using your Goo balls to build all sorts of crazy, wobbly structures to try and reach the exit. The graphics are amazing, there are plenty of levels and the gameplay is top-notch. World of Goo is physics-based fun at its finest, and an Android game that everyone should own. You can try out the demo to see if you can run it or pick up the full version for only $4.99.

2. Cut the Rope

You’ll cut ropes, feed Om Nom candy, and collect stars in one of the best games of the year called Cut the Rope Zeptolab. Om Nom is a hungry little monster who loves candy, and you’re going to need to feed him by cutting the ropes that hold his tasty treat hostage. This physics-based puzzler is as tricky as it is fun and has kept gamers hungry for more since its initial release. No free version is available, but you can get the full version of Cut the Rope for $0.99 cents.

3. Sprinkle

I never knew playing a fireman would be so much fun until I played a little game called Sprinkle from Mediocre. Sprinkle lets you put out fires with a quirky little water cannon, and the physics behind the water are pretty crazy. You’ll have to use your limited stream of water to move boulders, spin wheels, and put out fires of course. The less water you use the more “drops” you earn which are used to unlock 72 awesome levels. There are 3 different versions of Sprinkle to be had with Sprinkle Jr. for kids, Sprinkle lite and the full version of the game. Sprinkle lite is free while the full & jr. versions will only set you back $1.99 a piece.

4. Where’s My Water?

Disney popped out a few good games this past year, but they really made a splash when they released Where’s my Water? for Android. The game has you helping out an alligator named Swampy who longs to be clean. Unfortunately, the other gators don’t like cleanliness and have vowed to sabotage Swampy’s water supply. You’ll need to clear a path from the water reservoir to Swampy’s tub, and you’ll do it across 140 puzzling levels. Disney knocked it out of the park with this one, and it’s a game kids & adults can both enjoy. You can try out Where’s My Water? for free or pick up the full version in the Android market for $0.99.

5. Pollushot

Pollushot isn’t about water based physics, cutting ropes or balls of Goo. It’s just a damned fun physics game that lets you slingshot debris back at the evil sky polluting Pirates. It has a simple catch & fire gameplay mechanic that is tricky, but insanely addictive at the same time. The graphics are nothing to sneeze at either as you’ll see all kinds of funky, high-tech robots as you make your way up through the skies. It’s got all the bells & whistles with Openfeint, leaderboards and achievements and is one of the most overlooked games of the year in my opinion. Pollushot is a great game and while there’s no free version available, the full version can be had for only $0.99 in the market.

Want more? Check out our other Best of 2011 lists…

Best Strategy, Best Platform, Best Puzzle, Best Action & Arcade, Best Tower Defense

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