When you're a space marine, getting captured by aliens is a real drag. You don't get to shoot stuff and you have to slave away in the anathema mines! In Dynamite Jack, you get to bust out of the mines with just a flashlight and an ample supply of bombs. This is a top-down 2D action game, but there's a prominent stealth component that looks very cool.

There are 28 official levels to complete in Dynamite Jack filled with guards, robots, and other hazards. You have to avoid detection while taking out threats with carefully-placed bombs. Once you finish the included levels, there is almost unlimited gameplay potential thanks to the level editor. The developer touts hundreds of existing user-designed levels available to play. 

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This title has been very well-received on iOS since it debuted last summer. Dynamite Jack is going for $2.99 in Google Play, and appears to have no in-app purchases. That's a nice change of pace.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • primalxconvoy

    Unfortunately, with no free trial version, I won't be supporting this app.

    • CJ Walker

      It was in the last humble bundle and was the best game in the bunch. Coulda snagged it for $0.30

      • Kevin Aaronson

        Humble bundle is still available I believe
        Edit: nevermind, it's over.

      • primalxconvoy

        I don't think I can purchase humble bundle in japan. Also, "trial" means "free". 30 cents is too much if I'm not happy with it and can't return it.

  • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

    Got this in the Humble Bundle. Honestly? Meh. Not my kind of game and kind of boring. Got through 3 levels before going back to Beat Hazard Ultra.

    • fritish

      I totally agree... but then again, It's damn hard to pry me away from Beat Hazard Ultra.

      • http://twitter.com/Atyp3 David Steven

        Yeah, I play BHU way too much.

  • Stefan

    For me it was the best game in the bundle. It kept me up 2 hours past my bed time for several nights and it was a fun game to complete. +/- 30 maps, 3 achievements per map, and while you can sometimes theoretically get them in one playthrough of the particular map, it's often fastest to play it 3 times. And even then some achievements are a pain. Best non-puzzle game I played in months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000779020091 Dushyant Chogle

    Packman on steroids!!!

  • ChainsawCharlie

    How are the controls?