Top 10 New Android Games of the Week – July 22, 2012
It was a bit of an odd week to be an Android gamer, and it was all about the movies. We got one of the best games we’re likely to see this year with The Dark Knight Rises, we saw a great game get rushed then pulled from the market in the Lara Croft Game, and then we saw another movie game in Total Recall that nobody can even play apparently. Madness I say… Either way, there’s still plenty to keep you busy, and the two busted games have too big of a name to not be fixed up promptly. Without further ado, here’s our list of the Top 10 8 Android Games of the Week…
No big surprise here. Gameloft unleashed the Dark Knight Rises Friday to coincide with the film’s release, and both the film and game are excellent. The Dark Knight Rises is hands down the best Batman game you’ll play on a mobile, and it’s also one of the best Android games you’re likely to play this year period. No demo is available, but the full version is well worth the $6.99 price tag.
What’s better than Great Little War Game from Rubicon Development? How about the followup from the team called Great Big War Game! If you enjoyed the original there’s no doubt you’ll dig this one and it can be all yours for $2.99 on Google Play.
Electric City The Revolt is a new game from Jump Games, and it’s based on a new animated show from Tom Hanks. The game is set in a dystopian world powered by electricity and information, and you’ll have to lead the uprising against Wire Central to free your city. This one looks to be a good one, and you can check it out for yourself on Google Play for free.
4. Slice Summer
If you can’t beat the heat, you can at least slice summer in the new Android game from Feelingtouch Inc. It’s another board cutting game where you’ll need to clear a certain percentage to advance, and it’s also got a whopping 96 levels to glow through with more on the way. It’s good, simple fun and you can get it for free on Google Play.
5. Toy Shot
A physics game involving toys and undead warrios… count me in. That’s the premise behind Gamevil’s new game Toy Shot as you’ll have to rescue the princess from the undead warriors to save the day. I’m actually not going to say much about this one as it was a total surprise to me and I feel others will also pleasantly surprised by its gameplay as well. I highly recommend folks check this one out, you can pick up Toy Shot for free on Google Play.
Magma Mobile brought us a new game this week in the form of Bubble Blast Rescue. This puzzler has you throw Bubble Blast at your enemies to knock them inot the water, but as you might imagine it will be much trickier than it sounds. You can check out the first 10 levels for free, but will have to pay to get the other 140 levels. You can pick the demo of Bubble Blast Rescue up for free on Google Play.
Card battling games are becoming more popular on Android, and Mobage entered the fray this week with Galaxy Assault for Android. I really don’t do the whole card battling thing, but Galaxy Solid sounds like a fun one as it allows you to play as one of three factions and you get to use cool stuff like flamethrowers and mechs. You can checkout Galaxy Assault for free on Google Play.
If you dig retro racers or having seizures Spectrum Tunnel from Antti Heinonen might just be the thing for you. You’ll use your accelerometer to zoom through the colorful 3D tunnels while trying to survive for as long as you can. There are several bonuses/power-ups that help to enhance gameplay and there’s random level generation so you’ll never have to play the same level twice. You can pick up Spectrum Tunnel for free on Google Play.
9. Total Recall
Totall Recall the game is the 2nd movie based game this week, but don’t expect it to be as good as Batman. Actually, I have no idea on this one as it’s not compatible with anything I own and apparently it’s not compatible with anything as there are basically no ratings for this game in a week. It’s only on the list as I’m a Total Recall nut, and know that they’ll get this straightened out. I’ve already sent an email to the dev’s and would encourage others to do the same. If you’re lucky enough to have this one read compatible you can pick it up for $1.99.
This is yet another game that looks like it was “rushed” as I just noticed this morning they’ve yanked it from the market. After a little research apparently it wasn’t even Xperia play compatible nobody out there had a device that “said” it could play this game. I would recommend folks email the developer on this one as well so we can get our Lara Croft on, I’ve sent two emails already and haven’t gotten a response yet. Boo on Square Enix for putting out a busted game, then pulling it with no word to the fans.