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Fresh Android Games for Nov. 23: Higher, Castlevania NES pandahome

by Caitlin M. Foyt

In today's batch of Fresh Android games, take a high flying balloon ride and embark on a quest to defeat Dracula, 8-bit style.

Higher (Android) FREE

This game reminds me a lot of the Pixar movie Up. In Higher, you are a floating house that is attached to a bundle of balloons. It's an exciting adventure, soaring past birds and clouds, but there are a lot of unexpected discoveries to be made when you're up that high.

Steer the house to collect balloons, which will make you fly higher, and coins, which will make you richer. Be careful to avoid falling mines. This game has very simple graphics as everything appears to be a silhouette. It has an interesting aesthetic and it's also very colorful. This seems like it's a great game for all ages.

Castlevania NES pandahome (Android) $1.50

In the classic game of Castlevania, you are a vampire hunter. Pack up your stakes, crosses, holy water and cloves of garlic and enter the home to some of the darkest forces on earth. Not just any old vampires live here, this is the home to the most famous vampire of all time--Dracula. (Did you think I was going to say Edward Cullen?)

The Castlevania franchise is said to be some of the best games of all time. Go back to where it all began with this old school NES game for pandahome. The developers have noted that you must have the pandahome software installed before you are able to play this game.