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Clash of Clans fans will find a lot of familiarity in Boom Beach, a similar title from Supercell with more conventional characters and weapons. This tower defense and tower attack game has become popular very quickly on iOS, and now it's available on Android... if you happen to be in Finland or Germany. (A limited geographical rollout is typical for testing.) If you've got access to this early version of the game, have fun: it's a free download.

Boom Beach pits thinly-veiled cartoon effigies of the US and Nazi Germany against each other. The primary single-player game has you commanding troops that storm the beaches of a fictional archipelago, which are basically short, encapsulated base attacks from any real-time strategy game you'd care to mention. Things get more interesting in the online multiplayer mode, where you can both build your own base and defenses and attack the bases of other players. You can also explore the archipelago and dive in the ocean to find currency and building materials.

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Like Clans, Boom Beach leans heavily on in-app purchases. We can't test the game ourselves, but the iTunes page for the iOS version shows that it uses the standard in-game currency model. That means that the players you'll encounter online will probably be heavily weighted against you if they've shelled out real cash to upgrade their bases and units.

If you're somewhere outside of Germany and Finland and you can also access Boom Beach, let us know in the comment section.

Thanks, Aaron Hennig!

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

    Sideloading it didn't even work. :(

    Really want to try this out.

    • Maurya

      Apk+Obb available everywhere. Google it. Its working great.


    Pay to win game... no thank you.

    • Ezzy

      It's not, you get matched up with others on your level. It only speeds up your progress ie. saves time for the ADD generation with cash.

  • jamaall

    I really like Clash of Clans currency. There is no extra weight for people who dish out the cash. You only spend money to make your upgrades faster, and that doesn't matter, as you get matched up with others on your level. I hope this game is the same.

    • Vorador Gameman

      Actually you are matched by the amount of trophies you have so you see your village get destroyed by ppl twice your size the moment you have resources

  • Blendi Krasniqi

    You have to download the APK file + obb folder (it's out there) in order for it to work. I have been playing it all day today, and found no bugs at all. I think they will launch the game globally next week, so be patient guys...

    Great game, been playing it on my old iPad (with this game as the only downloaded app haha), it's like clash of clans but better in every corner. Looks so good on the nexus 7.

  • frank

    Please stop enforcing the myth that Android gets games later, by looking for iOS games out now on Android, that's just lazy journalism. Why not feature Android originals, I know that means work...

    By looking for iOS games and then seeing of they are out on Android only ever ends badly, and it's this exact lazy journalism that's created this myth.

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      It's not a myth but a fact, at least with majority of popular releases nowadays.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Name at least 5 good games that came out on Android first OR at the same time as on iOS

      • Robin Chiu

        One Ingress to rule them all. :)

  • aouniat

    Or download "appdroid" apk on your phone, install it, open it, search for boom beach, install it. Done. It won't ask you to download additional content.

    • vwbeetlvr

      I don't like the fact that appdroid wants access to my browser history and bookmarks.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    So, we had Clash of Clans.

    Then we had a million of COC clones by other developers coughcoughgameloftcoughcough

    And now the authors of COC are making a COC clone themselves!? WTF

    • Fatal1tyisstupid

      It's not a clone if you try to play this game the game play is very different both games have the same genre but that does not make them clones

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

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        • Spaps

          I have to say I tried Clash of Lords 2. I don't know who created that bullcrap. I launched it and I had a fully furnished village, with people attacking me from all sides and Townhall level 6. WTF? Hax4Dayz?
          Also, the same font.

  • DopeJam

    When will people learn that CoC is not the original game. There were planty of popular games before CoC(which was an 1/1 clone). There are a lot of games 1000 times better then CoC.

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      • DopeJam

        Castle Clash

        • pervbear

          I agree castle clash is better but everyone I know plays clash of clans, so I'm stuck.

          • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

            I tried Castle Clash - what a clunky piece of garbage that was.

        • https://www.twitter.com/Darkaeluz Darkaeluz

          castle clash is a copy of clash of clans that got published in android because clash of clans was exclusive to ios at that time

  • thegermanguy

    Jep. Works

  • Noaman Khalil

    the best ios game is perverted to android !

  • lrqliu

    Works well on my Nexus 7 2nd generation. Apk & obb

  • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

    I wanna play but have no idea where to go that's trustworthy enough to sideload a random app.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      this is not a place for such question

      • http://flavors.me/sabret00the sabret00the

        I know, right! Hence the full-stop rather than a question-mark.

  • MvP77

    I'm level 39 from playing on my iPad. Linked my android device and all my achievements transferred over! Love this game!

    • Ken

      how do you link it from the iPad?

      • MvP77

        Go to settings and then select link device and follow the instructions

        • Ken

          Done! thanks! was worried that i couldn't link it. :)

  • Daniel Belini

    This is a nice game. I have it on my iPad and it's not like CoC, theres nothing to protect your home from attacks, the longest time to update something is about 26, 27 hours.
    I'm on level 28 and so far it takes me about 15 minutes to build an army from 0, and unlike CoC you only train new troops if you loose any on an attack.

  • fixapkcom

    You can download direct at: http://directapks.com/download/com.supercell.boombeach/
    copy app to your phone and install, it free from google play an trust

  • Cristian Daniel

    I found the way to play this on other countries.
    1. download the apk from the internet and also the Obb data.
    2. Install the apk and then move the Obb data to the sdcard/android/Obb folder.
    3. Use Lucky Patcher app and apply the auto patch to remove license verification on Boom Beach.
    4. Open Boom Beach and enjoy :)

    • mortuus

      I just installed the apk as normal and the data file moved to folder and i can play. no need use lucky patcher.

      • Cristian Daniel

        Hmm, strange. The first time I installed it it did require lucky patcher, maybe it was the apk I had.

  • John McNichol

    This is available in the UK play store now.

  • Sebas Govers

    Works in the netherlands!

  • mortuus

    Works great i installed apk and obb files external from google play and now i updated the game in google play store so it must be unlocked for everyone now as im not from germany or finland ?

  • Oliver Marshall

    This is available in the UK now. It had a message in play store saying you can't get it in your country but it let me download and play it anyway.

    • Oliver Marshall

      To clarify, I made no hacks or sideloads and I'm not rooted. This just installed from play store by clicking the install button. Nexus 5.

  • kassofia_sparks!

    playing boom beach on my android phone. abd im from the philippines, what's lacking is there is only one builder and the weapons are not in lined with the Ios version. on top of that the version is 16.24. but anyways game is smooth no glitches but really needs to be updtaed. thanks auper cell!

  • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

    Now available to Australia, and possibly many others.

  • kassofia_sparks!

    im playing boom beach on my android phone and im from the philippines. what lacks in the game versus the iOS ver. is that, it has only 1 builder and that makes everything hard for upgrading. ver. was 16.24 at first, has installed update became 16.25 nothing changed.

    well, cant complain since i've been wanting this to be on android and has it also on my iOS. keep it up supercell thanks!

  • L33k

    Love this game!

  • evil_pro

    I'm from Austria and I was able to download it from Google Play with no problems.

  • http://appvn.com Luan Do

    If u dont stay at Germany And Finland, u still play boom beach android
    Download here: http://appvn.com/android/details?id=com.supercell.boombeach


  • raroguy

    Playing this now in New Zealand. Loving it more than CoC which is starting to bore me.

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  • john

    what version of android do i need to run it

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