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Fresh Android Games for Feb. 3: Sketch Smash Lite, Topple Towers, Bouncing Letters

by Ian Black

Kids love to build towers and knock them down. But, today’s fresh games show that adults secretly love to do this too. Sketch Smash is similar to Angry Birds but with hand-drawn objects, while Topple Towers brings 3D to tower smashing. Lastly, Bouncing Letters mixes word and shooting games to create something new.

Sketch Smash Lite (Free)

Imagine Angry Birds drawn by a child - without birds. Sketch Smash features a hand-drawn tower made of pencils, mushrooms or other objects. Atop the tower sits one or more smiley faces.

You control another smiley face that you must shoot at the tower to knock it down and rescue your smiley face friends. No birds, no anger, but still fun.

Topple Towers (~$2.89)

Everyone loves medieval cannons. In this 3D game, you control one. Your goal: knock all the red blocks out of the puzzle tower, but leave all the green blocks intact.

In order to get the cannon into the proper position, you’ll need to figure out additional puzzles involving cogs, chains, and machines. The physics of ice, wood, and steel help you win.

Bouncing Letters (Free)

Cross Scrabble with Tetris and you get Bouncing Letters. Little balls – each one marked with a letter of the alphabet – populate the top of the screen. You control a letter gun at the bottom of the screen that you position to fire at the balls above.

If you create a word with your shot, all the balls that make up the word vanish, partly clearing the screen. Clear the board before the letters fill the screen to win.