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Fresh Android Games for Nov. 11: City Jump, Hit or Miss?, Slide and Play

by Caitlin M. Foyt

In today's batch of Fresh Android Games, play a game that gives you equal odds of winning or losing, digital Parkour, and a traditional sliding puzzle.

City Jump (Android) FREE

There's a scene in the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin, where he's singing while running, jumping from building to building, and wearing disguises in order to escape the palace guards. The game of City Jump doesn't take place in Agrabah Market or in any kind of story resembling Arabian Nights, but there's something about this game that reminds me of Aladdin.

Leap between buildings, avoid obstacles and take out your enemies. Tap the screen to jump from one side to the other and turn into an invincible Superman when you're knocking down three enemies of the same kind. This game has been recently updated for improvements to the overall experience and also supports trackball use.

Hit or Miss? (Android) $0.73

In the game of Hit or Miss?, the odds are 50/50 that you will either win or lose. It's a pretty simple game. You are dealt a single card that lays face down in front of you. Then, you must do your best to predict the suit of the randomly chosen playing card.

In playing cards, a suit is one of several categories into which the cards of a deck are divided. Each card has a number and then bears one of four different symbols which shows which suit it belongs to. These are usually either red or black. You score three points for a hit, or lose a point for a miss.

Slide And Play (Android) FREE

The Slide And Play app for your Android phone is the classic 15-number sliding game. A sliding puzzle, which is an off-shoot of the traditional jigsaw puzzle, consists of a 4x4 frame of numbered square tiles. These tiles are in a jumbled order and there is one tile missing. The object of the game is to place the tiles in order by making sliding moves that use that empty space.

When you were a kid, you may have received much smaller versions of these puzzles in goodie bags at birthday parties. They were a lot more colorful back then, as these were usually cartoons of animals instead of numbers.