Category Archives: Android

VOXEL RUSH

VOXEL RUSH

If you’re very old indeed, you might remember a ZX Spectrum title called Deathchase. There wasn’t much to the game – you zoomed through a forest, tried very hard not to get killed by smashing into a tree, and shot bad guys – but it was brilliant.

SWORDIGO

SWORDIGO

Before all games had to be 3D by law, the 2D adventure-platformer reigned supreme. On touchscreens, these games are usually a bit rubbish, due to iffy design and even worse controls, but Swordigo bucks the trend. You get a huge magical realm of monsters to fight, treasures to find, and towns to explore. Any whiff

SPACETEAM

SPACETEAM

Multi-device party games are usually a bit glib, but Spaceteam bucks the trend with a quirky and oddball take on co-op gameplay. Between two and four players are part of the Spaceteam (red jerseys optional), and must give orders, to try and stop your ship exploding, a ship – naturally – that happens to be

SMASH HIT

SMASH HIT

Smash Hit takes you on a deeply weird and oddly ethereal journey through a geometric world of glass barriers. Your only way forward: lobbing a rapidly depleting supply of metal balls to clear a path, and grabbing increasingly scarce top-ups as you go. It’s a strangely cathartic experience, and very demanding as you take on

SCORE! WORLD GOALS

SCORE! WORLD GOALS

At the dawn of smartphone gaming, path-drawing titles became hugely popular, the most famous having you land planes. Score! World Goals is more grounded, and also immerses you in a little history. You attempt to reproduce the path of balls during some of the greatest goals of all time. It sounds like a mundane task,

NEW STAR SOCCER

NEW STAR SOCCER

New Star Soccer reimagines the beautiful game in an abstract and not entirely realistic fashion that owes a lot to ancient management games for the C64 and ZX Spectrum. There’s no FIFA-style TV-like action here; instead, you get a selection of mini-games, giving you chances to score and pass during matches and increase your skills

LUNAR RACER

LUNAR RACER

This side-on racer by the people behind Super Stickman Golf is a bit like what might happen if Tiny Wings was wrapped around an asteroid and hammered into Mario Kart. The dinky space cars zoom along, and you tilt your device to make yours spin while airborne. Virtual buttons provide a magnet (for landing more

REAPER

REAPER

Action games are never particularly easy to play on a touchscreen, but Reaper is among the best: a cartoonish, side-scrolling hack-and-slasher with RPG elements and quests, it’s a blood-drenched blast. DOWNLOAD IT HERE

INGRESS

INGRESS

When people tell you that video games turn their players into lazy shut-ins, tell them about Ingress, a massively multiplayer augmented reality strategy game built around the concept of geocaching, it uses your phone’s location – a fact that forces you to get out of the house and visit points of interest in the real

JETPACK JOYRIDE

JETPACK JOYRIDE

The premise is simple. Strap on a Jetpack, and travel as far as you can through a hostile laboratory while destroying panicking scientists and avoiding lasers, missiles and more. A simple on-rails side-scroller, bolstered by tonnes of addictive upgrades and customisation options, it’s easy to pick up and play for two minutes, and even easier

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