More great games have found their way onto Android this week, proving once again that the OS is finally becoming an excellent source for quality titles. From the Xperia Play-specific Backbreaker 2: Vengeance, to the Tegra-powered Riptide GP, this week’s best Android games will keep you busy with their eye-popping graphics and smooth gameplay. And if your device isn’t so new or fast, fear not, there’s plenty of other quality titles to try including something special for your kitty.
Riptide GP ($6.99)
If you like racing games, Riptide lets you take it to the open water. From the makers of Xbox 360 game Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Vector Unit aims to deliver a console experience to your Tegra-powered Android device. It’s jet skis you race in Riptide GP, roaring through city canals, rivers and a handful of other landscapes. Unlike car racing, jet skis can do tricks and stunts, many of which you’ll need to navigate these watery courses. Improve your skills to unlock the best jet skis, earn boosts with well-executed stunts and work your way up the leaderboards, supported by OpenFeint. Riptide GP features three game modes, for regular racing, quick laps or championship rounds.
Friskies Games for Cats (Free)
In something of a marketing campaign for cat food, Friskies has taken cat tech to a whole new level, launching an interactive series of Android games for your feline friends. Designed with cats’ psychological and physiological needs in mind, Cat Fishing, Tasty Treasures and Party Mix-Up appeal to our pet’s senses. Bright colors and bold animated graphics will get your cat swiping at your tablet screen in no time (hope you have a good screen protector). The games will remind you of old-school PC screen-savers, responding easily to touch and rudimentary in engagement. But if you don’t mind replacing cat toys with your tablet, these Friskies games are worth a shot.