Android games give our thumbs quite a work out, and Tapulous’ debut release of Tap Tap Revenge 4 is an unrelenting reminder. The coordination game takes things to a whole new level, with more challenges and music tracks. There’s a number of colorful and puzzling games on this week’s top Android games list, including HyperBee’s latest, Pyxidis.
Rhythm & color
Tap Tap Revenge 4 is a mobile battle of the bands, with a musical coordination game that requires concentration and skill. Play in real-time against other gamers, chat with players online, and participate in weekly contents. This popular, free game scores you on your timing and accuracy.
CandySwipe has been updated with a social spin, letting you play in “Friends Mode.” See their scores as you play, giving a boost to your mid-stage motivation. Slide your fingers across the screen to connect matching candy pieces, similar to Bejeweled. Get the highest score possible, as your board replenishes the candy pieces. The full version for $1.99 comes with more levels and no ads.
Pyxidis is another connect-three game, with bright graphics and a magical theme. As an old, robed wizard, you must wave your wand to match floating, colored orbs. Discover spells that bring extra powers to each level, which you can purchase with earned points. This Android game is free.
Space & race
Sinister Planet is an ominous space shooter, where you blast your way through alien ships. There’s a handful of levels to beat in this game, each more challenging in your objective to destroy an enemy planet. Upgrade your ship to handle the game obstacles, with some retro graphics to finish off this arcade game. The full version costs $2.10.
No Gravity is a 3D space game with detailed graphics and an involved story line. Putting you in the cockpit of a fast-flying space ship, you’ll have to steer your way past asteroids and enemy ships. Save the sanity of your space empire, hunting down your foe and destroying them. Based off the PlayStation favorite, this Android game costs about $3.00.
The developers of Raging Thunder 2 have brought an HD version to Android, with improved 3D features to further enhance this high-speed racing game. If you like street racing, this is a game to test-drive, with five game modes, a dozen or so courses, and multiplayer races. This premium game will cost you $4.99.
Glu Mobile’s among the first to incorporate Google’s new in-app purchases capabilities, bringing a lot more game play options to its titles. It adds some prowess to Glu Mobile’s freemium model, enticing players with free games and keeping the fun going with virtual goods purchases along the way. Try it out for yourself, with Gun Bros, Deer Hunter Challenge and World Series of Poker.
HandyGames has permanently reduced the price of its premium games to 99 cents, making it easier to ditch the ad-supported versions of every title it offers. Android favorite like Guns’n’Glory and Super Dynamite Fishing have all taken the price nose dive, responding to a competitive mobile market.