GameStop launches free arcade on Android

by Kristen Nicole

Kongregate has been a popular, casual game arcade since launching on the web a few years ago. Making the transition to the mobile sector, Kongregate, now owned by GameStop (GME), has launched a new smartphone app for Android gamers. The arcade has over 300 free, Flash-based games, all of which are optimized for Google’s (GOOG) mobile OS. If you’ve got Android 2.2 or higher (along with Flash 10.1), then you’re good to go.

Some titles you’ll find in Kongregate’s new Android arcade include Vector Runner, Assembler, Perfect Balance 2, Billy’s Hill and Lost His Marbles. Expect new titles weekly, with social features for leaderboards, badges and comments. With this app, Kongregate joins the ranks alongside GetJar and other gaming platforms, delivering entire catalogs of casual games, centralized for mobile users.

Bubble Ball makes headway on Android, too

Another casual game, Bubble Ball, has made a huge splash in the Android Market, soaring past 50k downloads in its first two weeks. A game of physics, you must use the pieces provided in each level to safely navigate your ball. The game has unseated Angry Birds as the top free game in the iTunes App Store, and the game, created by an eighth-grader, is looking to do the same on Android.

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Super Bowl Party

With the NFL playoffs in full swing and the Super Bowl just around the corner, it’s time to load up on football apps for your Android. We’ve got a nice collection to check out, with NFL’s own Mobile app topping the list. Want to get deeper in the action? Play a few rounds of Backbreaker, or waste some time with Paper Football 3D.