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Tap Fish tops Android Games of the Week

by Kristen Nicole

Android’s popularity rises with more iOS games coming to the Market. Jane’s Hotel and Shadow Era bring more titles to Android, while GameView delivers its successful Tap Fish to Android gamers. Adult Swim is also getting in on the fun, debuting an Android game this week. Polarbit’s been active as well, with its new title Tiki Tori rising in rank.

Brain teasers

Highly popular on iOS, Tap Fish has had swift success with its Android launch. Build up your own aquarium, caring for your varied fish species, and even breeding them when they’re ready. Buy more fish in the market, or sell the ones you’ve grown. You can decorate your aquarium any way you see fit, making it as exotic as the fish that live there. This game is free.

Jane’s Hotel is a time-management game where you must build up this dinky two-star hotel into something magnificent. Customer service is key, as you gain funds and a good business reputation. The more you earn, the more you can invest into the hotel, adding amenities no tourist could turn down. This Android game is $2.99.

Toki Tori is the latest from Polarbit, the developer behind Reckless Racing and Raging Thunder. In this new puzzle platformer, you must guide Toki the chicken through each level’s obstacles, avoiding ghosts and evil slugs, collecting eggs along the way. Bonus items for freezing platforms or teleporting will help you beat the game. With 80 or so levels, this Android game will cost you $2.99.

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Astraware Sudoku has gotten a complete overhaul, improving gameplay across Android’s myriad of devices. The real-time animated background changes with the time of day, and you can customize the look of your game. The update also includes a new puzzle generator, so you can create billions of games at different difficulty levels. A price drop to about $2.00 also makes this revamped game more enticing.

Magic and more

Adult Swim games has brought an interesting character to Android in Robot Unicorn Attack. Send your unicorn running, collecting fairies and shooting rainbows from his rear end. This side-scrolling platform game takes your unicorn across vast purple beaches, charging enemies that get in your way. This game is 99 cents.

Shadow Era is a card-trading magic game that has landed on Android, perfect for digital collectors. Known for its detailed card art, you can establish your collection through battles, trades and a well-planned strategy. This Android game is free to download, and features cross-platform multiplayer battles.

With baseball season in full swing, it’s a good time to try Big Hit Baseball, a new Android game that’s swiftly gaining popularity. Choose from 20 teams across the world, playing in world cups and other game modes. This game is rife with achievements, which can be posted on Facebook. The free version will likely suit most players.

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