With the proliferation of devices now available that let you play Android games on devices other than your mobile phone, the importance of Android games is only going to increase. The likes of the Ouya make it possible to buy a console for very little money, when compared to the likes of the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3 and they allow you to play your favourite mobile phone and smartphone games on your TV. Here are 4 of the best games this week for your downloading and gaming pleasure.
Despicable Me: Minion Rush
The second Despicable Me may not have lived up to the enjoyment of the original but there’s no denying the appeal of the minions. With Despicable Me: Minion Rush for Android you can take on hundreds of themed levels and missions, including bottle basses against Vector and a game exclusive baddy, secret areas, and customisations. The game is free and fun, which is a superb combination for play on TV or smartphone.
Fast Racing 3D
If you’re into racing games, rather than cartoon character based mission games, then give Fast Racing 3D a try. The graphics are seriously impressive for an Android game and the free game includes more than 10 hours of campaign gameplay, numerous cars with extensive upgrade options, and 48 character levels for you to progress through.
The Forest Of Doom
Did you ever play the fantasy adventure books of old armed with a couple of di and ready to determine your own path along the adventure? If you did, and you loved them, then The Forest of Doom will definitely be for you. It costs £3.99 on Google Play but it is worth every penny because it is big, it’s bold, it’s brilliant, and it’s more than a little nostalgic for geeks like us.
If £3.99 is a little on the pricey side or you want something more pick up and play, rather than pick up and pore over for several hours at once, then Crush is perfect. The concept sounds familiar and even a little stale – you have to prevent screen from filling with tiles by matching three of the same colour using a single touch. However, the sense of manic urgency that is injected into the game is what makes it really stand out from all other previous match three tile games (and there are many of them). For 80p it is definitely worth a shot but be prepared because it can prove surprisingly challenging.