Top 10 Android Games of the Week – April 1, 2012
As March comes to a close and April has just begun, we’re back for another round of our Top 10 Android Games of the Week. This weeks list includes three games fans have been anxiously awaiting, a few Zombies, gladiatorial combat, and some good old fashioned people smuggling. Yup, it’s a great week to be an Android gamer. Without further ado, we proudly present our picks for the Top 10 Android Games of the Week April 1st, 2012…
Com2uS dropped a game that sports fans have been waiting for earlier this week with the release of Homerun Battle 2 for Android. If you played the original game dubbed Homerun Battle 3D you’ll know exactly what to expect from the sequel except part 2 is bigger, badder, and better in every way. If you dig the long ball, and crushing peoples hopes with one swing of the bat you can grab Homerun Battle 2 for free.
Gameloft finally delivered on a game that people have been waiting for in the form of Gangstar Rio: City of Saints. The latest game in their “Gangstar” lineup puts you on the mean streets or Brazil and gives you all the GTA style action you can handle. The game looks great, and plays just like the other Gangstar games; if you’re a fan of the series you’ll definitely want to get this one. You can pickup Gangstar Rio: City of Saints for $6.99 on Google Play.
Snuggle Truck is a new Android game from Owlchemy Labs that puts you into the role of a Coyote driver that’s in charge of taking folks across the border. You’re armed with an old pickup truck and your wits as you take on rugged terrain and try to make it to the finish line with all your passengers. The game has unlimited replay value with its user created levels, and it’s a whole lotta’ fun to play. You can pick up Smuggle Truck or its fuzzy counterparts “Snuggle” Truck on Google Play for $3.99.
It’s been a great couple of weeks to be a Zombie fan, especially when you get cool new games like Shane Reaction Zombieland. Shane Reaction is a Zombie shootem’ up from ArtBit games that puts you to work defending a small patch of land against hordes of relentless zombies. All that stands between you and the undead is a little fence, and you’ll have to keep it repaired and stay alive while blasting away at the Zombie hordes. If you’re a Zombie fan there’s little doubt you’ll want to pick this one up and you can find it for free on Google Play.
5. Temple Run
Temple Run is a game that most folks have heard of from its iOS days and from the recent rash of copycats that hit Google play. Well, the OFFICIAL version finally came out earlier this week, and it’s just as much fun as advertised. You’ll run for your life as you try to escape the temple and demon monkeys chasing you. This little runner looks great, and will definitely put your reflexes to the test. You can find Imangi Studios Temple Run for free on Google Play.
Swords and Sandals is a new Gladiator game from 3rd Sense that’ drops you in the arena and puts you on the path to glory. It’s a turn-based strategy game that lets you deck out your gladiator in all kinds of gear as you battle your way to victory and try to win your freedom. There is a free version of Swords and Sandals you can try that gives you a few tournaments while the full version gives you everything for only $0.99 cents.
7. Fill the Gap
Like awesome quick-play games with a retro feel? If so look no further than Fill the Gap from Tournesol. Fill the Gap is a line clearing game in the vein of Tetris, but it has a style and gameplay all its own. You can check out our full review of Fill the Gap or head on over to Google Play and pick it up for free.
Hybris is a new side scrolling adventure game from Drowning Zebra that lets you hack & slash your way through 48 gorgeous 3D levels. Hybris plays like an old-school game, but the backdrops are anything retro as you’ll quickly find out. There are lots of weapons to upgrade and plenty of Magic to go around for those of you that enjoy casting a few spells. We’ll have more on this little gem later in the week, until then you can grab it on Google Play for free.
Minibash is a quirky looking new Android fighting game from Nabi Studios. This 2D fighter lets you take the battle online as you try and knock your opponents block off in some very colorful ways. I couldn’t get the game to run on ICS so I was unable to play it, but it looks to be a good one to check out. You can pick up Minibash on Google Play for free.
Mysterville: Detective Story is a new hidden-object game from Nevosoft makers of Dream Sleuth. Their latest hidden object adventure takes you through a mysterious town that seems to have lost all its cats and your job is to uncover the mystery and bring back the felines. There’s a free version of Mysteryville you can try that gives you 2 locations while the full version gives you all 21 for only $2.99.