I’m a big fan of the Android Market. I often find myself playing games I find on there. While waiting for the bus the other day, I played a few games on my tablet. The following games are games I won’t have enough to write about for a full review but games you should check out. But before we do that, I have a few questions where you guys can have some input on. First, it’s most likely possible that I’ll find more than the games I’m going to mention here. So this will maybe turn into a series. Which name should I give it? Does NekoJonez plays Android sound okay? Anyway, I’m also going to link these apps here, so you can easily download them when you are reading my blog from your tablet or mobile phone. In addition to that, give me some feedback on the format I write for each game. If you want to know more about the game or things like that. Oh, my goal is that all games are 100% free too. Some might have in-game things you can buy or ads. Well, lengthy intro is lengthy. Let’s dive in.
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I’ll start the list of this article like the awful NES game Action52 did with their first game, with the game that requires two players to enjoy.
In this simple game you have to be quick and precise. Your challenge will be always above your square, as well as your score.
You have to do simple tasks. Like guess the capital or check if the squares match each other.
When you tap on the correct moment, you’ll earn a point. When you tap on the wrong moment, you’ll lose a point. Self-explanatory. But there will be fun reactions, some you won’t expect.
You can go in minus, like you see in this screenshot.
This game has been translated in various languages, so you can enjoy this game in your native language. I played this game with my sister often in Dutch, since we Dutch people our brains don’t work in English THAT fast.
With various options and settings, you can leave modes out. Who has the most points at the end wins? There is also a “pro” version that supports 4 players.
I have one minor complaint with this game, and that’s on smaller screens, the text isn’t broken up to fit the screen.
Score: 4 / 5
As simple as this game looks, as simple as you’ll get it. Made by DevSquare, this game has some amusing music.
In this game, your goal is that you have dots connect to other dots. The numbers represent how many dots you can use from that given square.
There are many puzzles, and some can get very big. There is a “daily puzzle” which reminds me from the Professor Layton downloadable puzzles.
With the points you earn, you can buy hints, helpful for when you are stuck.
Some bad points are:
– The bad English translation. The option menu is a great example.
– They use the technical terms for music (BGM) and sound (SFX).
Score: 4 / 5
(This game contains Japanese)
To finish off this article, I would like to talk about another free game released by the developers of Beasty Bay.
In this game, your goal is to put the same number on your main card OR one of the same kind.
You have 3 “jokers”. The mascot is a wild card, the monkey’ll change ALL cards that you can’t use, and the lady’ll show you the card up next.
You can bet, with virtual coins. The more you bet, the more you can win. You need to have a chain of at least 17 cards to play a mini-game and earn your coins back.
You can choose to skip the mini-game and get your coins back or play the mini-game and win the double amount, or more, of coins back.
Furthermore, you can’t go broke in this game because when all your coins are up, you restart with a fresh 50 coins. Each match is random.
This game might be in a Japanese interface, but it’s easy to find your way. After playing it for a little while, you can get easily the hang of it and enjoy playing. The music is adorable too, like the graphics.
Score: 4,5 / 5 (A 5 if it was English)
So, that are 3 games that are free that I recommend. I will scout the market and come next article with more games. Also leave great recommendations here in the comments.
I hope you enjoy yourselves with these games and that you find some new studios or developers you can follow on the Android market. Have fun and I see you next blog entry.
Thank you for reading this article and I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I hope to be able to welcome you in another article but until then, have a great rest of your day and take care.