Top 10 New Android Games of the Week – November 11, 2012
This week’s picks for the Top 10 New Android Games of the Week span a wide variety of genres and it was quite the task to pick only 10. From high profile games like Angry Birds Star Wars to slick Indie titles like My Little Hero, we got a lot of great stuff this week. This week’s list could have easily been 20 deep, but as always we narrowed it down to the Top 10 so here we go with another edition of our Top 10 Android Games of the week…
No big surprise here. Angry Birds Star Wars was released this week, and if you’re a Star Wars fan you’ve probably already spend half your weekend flinging birds around. The game definitely lived up to the hype, and is a “must have” for any Angry Birds or Star Wars fan. It’s an awesome game, and as usual there’s a free version and an HD version for $2.99.
Rise of the Guardians is coming out soon, and DreamWorks Dash n Drop is a new Android game put out to promote the flick. Dash n Drop is a bit different from other movie tie-in games though as it’s very well done, and truly a blast to play. Dash n Drop is a game everyone needs to check out and it can be all yours for the low price of $0.99.
Daredogs is a new Android game from Bugbyte Productions that lets you take to the sky with daredevil dogs for a bit of aerial combat. The game has several modes of play, lots of cool weapons, and the developers are donating 10% of their proceeds to dog shelters and pet based charities. Not only is it a great game, but you’ll also get to help out some poor pooches.
22cans Curiosity popped onto Android earlier this week, and if the game’s goal is to make you curious it succeeds on all fronts. If the point of the game is to have fun… well the jury’s still out on that one. The Android release (not sure about iOS) has been plagued with issues, but an update is supposed to take care of that sometime today. If you’re curious and want to check it out you can pick up 22cans Curiosity for free on Google Play.
I love finding games other people miss, and I bet most of you haven’t tried Poltergeist: 16 bit horror by Glitchy Pixel. This little gem lets you play a ghost that’s out to get rid people that have moved into your house. You’ll get to put a pixely scare into all kinds of people, and you’ll get 6 frightening powers to spook them with. This one is part of the Square Enix Latin American Game Contest so give it a go and throw them a vote if you like what you see. Poltergeist: 16 bit horror is free to download on Google Play.
This one hasn’t been out long, but has already become very popular. The official My Little Pony game lets you build your own Ponyville filled with ponies, sunshine, and all that good stuff. It’s a slick building game with plenty of polish and you can get it for free on Google Play.
If you’re a fan of the Hobbit and LOTR you’ve probably dreamed of being an elf or living in the shire. The Hobbit: Kingdoms can help that dream come true as it lets you play as an Elf or Dwarf and lets you build a city. I haven’t had a chance to play this one yet, but I’m sure it will be extremely popular if it’s even half as cool as it sounds.
We covered this one earlier in the week, and while I haven’t had time to revisit it yet I’m hoping people start taking notice. Bridge Captain lets you command the helm of a starship and it’s the only real spaceship sim out there on Android right now. It’s basically a demo of sorts at the moment, but if enough interest is shown the developers will add content. Square Particle Corp’s Bridge Captain is available to download for free on Google Play.
Dexter the Game 2 is the official Dexter Android game, and it’s a game that lets you take on killers in an open-world Miami. I am a huge Dexter fan, but didn’t notice this one till this morning so I haven’t had time to check it out yet. If you want to give it a run you can pick up Dexter the Game 2 for $2.99.
Predators is a game based on the movie of the same name, and while it’s a little belated for promotion purposes it’s a pretty cool game nonetheless. You get to take heads (spines included) from your enemies as you hunt them down on a game reserve planet, and you also get to duke it out with your own kind. A full review of this one is forthcoming, and if you want to give it a run now you can pick it up for $2.99.