This week we have a pretty decent list, with ports, clones, and freemium adventures in store. Topping the list is Call of Mini - Zombies, a third-person shooter with a unique style and fun gameplay. It's a great place to get your action fix. We also have a paper plane combat simulator, crazy tactical genre blending strategy game, a Glu Mobile sequel, and a simple but charming retro arcade title. Here are this week's top Android games!
Call of Mini - Zombies (Free)
The developers over at Triniti Interactive have just released their first Android title, in the form of this iOS port. This is an action packed shooter with an interesting blocky 3-D cartoon art style. On top of the frantic single player, you can enjoy a cooperative and versus mode online with your friends. Add to that the heavy metal soundtrack and more gore than you can shake a dismembered rotting limb at, and you've got a recipe for an awesome action game. Plus it's free, so I definitely recommend this as a dual time/zombie killing outlet.
Air Wings (Free)
The whole idea of an aerial combat game using paper planes has been done several times already, but when I saw the developer of this game, it had my attention. Developed by Chaotic Moon Studios, purveyors of such fine apps as Enigmo and Nanosaur 2, this game makes up for a lack in originality with a polished and smooth gameplay experience. It doesn't boast many features, but the battle mode is solid and the tilt controls work pretty great, though it's always nice to have alternative control schemes. You can also log-in to Facebook to play with your friends list, so that's fun.
Boom Brigade 2 (Free)
This game is rather hard to describe, so I'm going to just use the developers words to start. It's a "line drawing action strategy top down shooter hybrid," and that's a fairly apt description. Developer 10tons is also responsible for Azkend and Sparkle, and while they haven't brought the original Boom Brigade to Android, the sequel is far superior anyway. It's packed with content, from unlockables and different game modes to the substantial campaign mode. You can also choose to play in real time, or pause the action for a more tactical approach. This game gets crazy, and is worth a playthrough.
Eternity Warriors 2 (Free)
Ah, Glu Mobile. Your never ending stream of Gun Bros. clones was pretty ridiculous at one point, but you settled down and started cloning other games, too. Now that you've revisited Eternity Warriors, you've also taken some new inspiration on to set the sequel apart from the original. Essentially, it's the same basic twin-stick gameplay, only with more of a Dungeon Hunter 3 twist added on. That said, I actually had a lot of fun with this one, and the new and improved visuals and gameplay easily trump the first game, which was just Gun Bros - Melee Edition.
Mars Patrol (Free)
This is an odd little title which encompasses everything that made retro arcade games great. It's got solid pixel art and exciting warbled sound effects, and is based on a simple and abstract idea, delivering a purely skill-based adventure. Your simple goal is to patrol the surface of Mars across several levels with two difficulties and an endless mode. As you drive along, you'll have to jump over craters or boulders and shoot the numerous alien ships that will be harassing you. It's a free game with somewhat obnoxious ads, but you can pay to get rid of those. Arcade fans should definitely look into this one.