- 1 Games
- 1.1 DIRAC
- 1.2 Thumb Drift - Furious Racing
- 1.3 Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy
- 1.4 LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes
- 1.5 White Day
- 1.6 ChemCaper: Act 1
- 1.7 Glass Road
- 1.8 Tsuro - The Game of the Path
- 1.9 BARRIER X
- 1.10 Hnefatafl
- 1.11 Glyde
- 1.12 7 Mages
- 1.13 Groove Planet
- 1.14 Chased By The Sun
- 1.15 Premium RPG Glorious Savior
- 1.16 Hoodrip Skateboarding
- 1.17 Rocketfella
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Android Police coverage: Mediocre's Latest Game, DIRAC, Is A Scientific Take On Connect The Dots
Dirac is about molecular physics. Allegedly. Really it's a connect-the-dots game with a thin sciencey veneer. The point is to get the most efficient route for each color of atom on the board. (It's confusing. Watch the video.) The game leans heavily into the science tie-in, from the title to the odd in-universe explanation for the stages and boards. Still, it's an interesting title with unique gameplay, and that's worth a look and possibly two bucks.
Thanks to the Mediated intern opportunity colocation research (MEDIOCRE) laboratory, you have been given the exclusive opportunity to work with DIRAC, the latest in computerized quantum disentanglement technology. You have been granted unlimited and unsupervised access to the DIRAC mkII Quasi-Fibonacci de-unfocusing vectorscope terminal. Through phase-distorted intermodulation inference you will be able to manually disentangle and sort through the macroscopic existence of the microverse.
Thumb Drift - Furious Racing
Android Police coverage: Thumb Drift From SMG Studio Drifts Into The Play Store, Explodes After Hitting Wall
Thumb Drift is a stylish, minimal racing game that has you drifting through about 98% of its endless tracks. It shares a lot of DNA with Horizon Chase: limited but effective controls, simple and appealing cel-shaded graphics, and a focus on fun rather than technicality. The car list is full of famous imitations, and when you mess up your car explodes into a satisfying cloud of expanding parts. It's free, with in-app purchases for cars that only go up to about two bucks.
Whether you know how to drift or not, you’ll enjoy sliding sideways around the corners to compete for the highest score. WHY PLAY THUMB DRIFT?
- Over 60 fully unlicenced cars to unlock + more to come
- Simple one thumb controls
- Addictive drifting gameplay
- Original soundtrack with 4 pumping tunes
- Challenge your friends for the top score
- Cutting edge, flat shaded, low poly graphics
- Groundbreaking Carticle™ Technology
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy is a re-release of a game called either Fahrenheit or Indigo Prophecy, depending on where you were when it was originally published in the PS2 era. It was the first in an unconnected series of "cinematic experiences" from director David Cage and his team at Quantic Dream. The story is a supernatural noir thriller told with a mix of standard adventure game tools and quick-time events. This Android edition includes the original voice acting and remastered visuals.
Guilt is a chilling feeling… Originally released in 2005, Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America) was a breakthrough in interactive narrative, teetering between the worlds of cinema and gaming while also embracing them, carving its own unique genre in the entertainment landscape. This newly remastered edition features updated graphics, full controller support AND is based on the uncut/uncensored international version of the game.
LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes
Android Police coverage: LEGO Goes Back To Its Action-Adventure Stomping Grounds With Batman: DC Super Heroes
DC Super Heroes was the second LEGO Batman game to hit consoles, and it's also the second one on Android... right after LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. No wonder the Play Store version omits the number from the title. Anyway, it's a standard 3D LEGO game, complete with tame combat, simple puzzles, and more unlockable characters than even a die-hard comic fan could hope for. It's $5 with no in-app purchases, like most of LEGO's console ports.
Legends Unite. Batman and Robin join forces with other famous DC super heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and more to stop the notorious villains Lex Luthor and The Joker from destroying Gotham City. Batman fans everywhere will enjoy this original story that’s filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humor as players fight to put the bad guys back behind bars.
White Day is one of those horror games that seems to have an unhealthy and borderline illegal fascination with Asian school girls. The Korean title is actually 15 years old, but as a mobile port it looks remarkably well-preserved, with plenty of dark and spooky things to jump out at you while you wander around a school with a terrible floor layout. Different choices result in seven possible endings, which is pretty good value for under four bucks.
The legendary classic horror game returns with full 3D graphics. White Day offers state-of-the-art 3D graphics, solid storyline, and deep immersion, packed into an excellent horror game. White Day is a remake of the PC version of the same name released in 2001. The original game gained much popularity in South Korea and is still fondly remembered by fans. It also gained a cult-like following in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries.
ChemCaper: Act 1
ChemCaper is an interesting RPG-style game that wants you to think it's about chemistry. And surprisingly, it is! In between turn-based battles and dungeon crawling you do a bit of alchemical crafting that actually requires a bit of knowledge of laboratory-style chemistry techniques and elemental properties. No one's getting their degree after playing ChemCaper, but if you want to get your kid to learn something useful while grinding through an anime-style story, there are worse ways to go about it.
ChemCaper: Act I - Petticles in Peril is the first role-playing game in the world to bridge education and mainstream gaming. Built from the ground up with Chemistry concepts, it elevates learning Chemistry into the digital realm, brings the fascination with the subject into your screens and takes the dread out of learning. What if your world came crashing down, and You. Weren’t. There. Roub, a young Moon Being, is charged with searching for his people’s lost deity.
Here's another card/board game that's been given a digital translation. This one has you as a business manager of sorts, collecting resources and deploying specialists to create buildings faster and more efficiently than your opponents. The Android version includes local multiplayer for up to four players (with "hot potato" multiplayer on one device), player-versus-AI games, and even an online multiplayer mode. All that for under five bucks with no in-app purchases - not bad.
In Glass Road, you will produce glass and bricks and collect wood, clay and many other resources to build buildings and create your own landscape. To accomplish this task, you will need the help of a variety of specialists. You have to choose 5 of them in every round but when choosing your specialists, try to anticipate which ones your opponents will choose to use your own more effectively. So carefully choose cards that you think no other player will choose to use them more effectively.
Tsuro - The Game of the Path
Remember that bit in the old cartoons where Wile E. Coyote paints the road into the wrong direction so the Roadrunner will smash into a painted tunnel? Tsuro is the board game version of that, except that everyone is playing the Coyote and the Roadrunner and there's a suspicious lack of TNT. The digital version includes local single player modes, AI battles, and hot potato multiplayer for up to 8 different combatants.
The award-wining puzzle strategy board game, now for your Android. Create your own journey with Tsuro: The Game of the Path. Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care. Other players’ paths can lead you in the wrong direction - or off the board entirely. Paths will cross and connect, and the choices you make affect all the journeys across the board.
Barrier X is a 3D endless runner that doesn't add a lot to the formula except extreme, ridiculous, eyeball-bleeding speed. Seriously, your little minimal paper airplane vehicle flies along so fast that every one of those F-Zero pilots is green with envy. The only goal is to avoid the barriers that come at you at ever-increasing speeds, but for the right kind of twitchy player that might be more than enough. The game is free with a single $2 in-app purchase.
Play now and challenge your reflexes. You’re going for a supersonic flight in the world of endless barriers. One of the most dynamic mobile games is now available for free. Feel the beat. Push the limits. Speed up every 15 seconds. Escape from barriers if your reaction speed is up to par. New features on each level. Unlock next level after 30 seconds of flight. Enjoy fast-paced endless fly accompanied with best beats of electronic music. Beat your friends and compete with players all over the world in leaderboards on every single level.
Hnefatafl is an ancient board game, sort of a mix between Go and chess, which I'm not even going to try to pronounce. This Android version includes online and offline play, single-device multiplayer, a handful of variant game modes, and a set of rules for new players. Now if only it had a pronunciation guide. The game is free with a single in-app purchase to remove advertising.
Hnefatafl is an ancient Scandinavian board game whose variants were played all over medieval Europe before chess was even invented. In those so called Tafl games two different sized armies fight each other. The invading black army tries to capture the white king, while the defending white army tries to protect their king and help him flee. Even though the rules aren't complicated the games offers fascinating strategies and rewards tactical play.
Glyde is a simple flight game in the vein of the old Pilotwings series: fly around, grab stuff, refrain from running into other stuff, and enjoy. That said, the trippy visuals look like someone melted every Lisa Frank product into a single acid trip, which makes for fun-to-watch scenery as you laze around the sky. It's an interesting little diversion that's free with no in-app purchases.
Experience flying in an arcade style like you've never seen before.
- Arcade style flying experience
- Enjoy beautiful 3D graphics
- Take breathtaking screenshots while flying.
- Fly multiple airplanes
- Do cool aerobatic maneuvers like an inside loop.
- Great soundtrack and game atmosphere
What are you waiting for? Start Glyding Now.
7 Mages is an RPG with an interesting combination of 3D graphics and a locked first-person perspective, as if all those PC dungeon crawlers from the 80s got time warped into the present. You're a typically lone adventurer who has to rid your home island of unknowable evil by carefully smacking said evil in the face with your +3 longsword. Combat is turn-based with a healthy dose of puzzles, and while the graphics and sound are surprisingly good, a lot of the story unfolds in rather drab text.
The oppressed peasants on Roven Island hire seven mages to protect their homes and crops. The legendary Roven Island is said to be the place where the gods rested after they created the world. The earth, water and air there are still imbued with magic, which lures magic prospectors. These prospectors conduct savage raids at regular intervals on one of the unnamed villages on the island, robbing the hard-working peasants of most of their harvest.
Groove Planet is a rhythm game. Sort of. The only primary game element is to tap along to the beat of the music like a big fleshy metronome, after which you get to add interesting little buildings and decorations to your circular vinyl-themed city. The game includes a short selection of EDM music, but players can import their own locally-stored tunes to tap along to.
GROOVE PLANET is pure music madness. Hijack the airwaves, fill the cosmos with an awesome rhythm, and build the first ever planet of groove in the whole universe. Become the planet's MAYOR...Play a SONG and tap along to the RHYTHM. Earn some NOTES and transform your world with high-energy concussive beats. Get ready to be the only mayor ever to make people want to dance. Tap along with the rhythm of your favorite song to earn HEAPS of NOTES. Feel the music.
Chased By The Sun
Here's an endless runner game with a novel premise: you're running from a rapidly-expanding supernova that devours everything in its path. You must bounce your adorable little spaceship from planet to planet, strategically picking up boost and other power-ups along the way. It's an interesting take on a tired genre that requires a little bit of strategy on top of the usual breakneck pace. Chased By The Sun is $2 with no ads or in-app purchases.
Welcome to CHASED BY THE SUN, the not-so-endless runner starring the tiny green spaceship with the gigantic ball of thermonuclear plasma in hot pursuit. You know that scene at the end of a summer movie, when the hero has blown up the evil base but only has a minute to get away from the fireball before it engulfs them? That's what CHASED is all about. Every level is like the explosive climax of an action film: a huge chase scene with chain reactions, close calls, and a narrow escape from any of 5 massive stars that tail you through gorgeous and deadly scenery, complete with ice to shatter, rocks to fling, moons to detonate and a series of black holes that...well, just watch out for them.
Premium RPG Glorious Savior
RPG Glorious Savior sounds like one of those biblical knock-off games on the NES, but it's Kemco's latest Japanese-style RPG to hit Android. This one combines a rather drab overworld with a PlayStation-era 3D battle system. The dungeons are procedurally generated for variety and weapons and other equipment can be upgraded through a crafting system. This premium version lets you start with a small in-game bonus, but it has the same IAP as the free version.
The Hero's Sword, which was used 300 years ago to defeat the Overlord, has been stolen, and demons are becoming more and more common. Rain, a member of the aristocracy, is ordered directly by the King to get the sword back, and sets off on a quest with his attendant, Viola, to find the sword. They don't know, though... They don't know that their quest will become a journey through time, to places far off in the past. The binding strings of fate, and the desire to trust someone... Where will these tangled threads lead them?
Remember those little thumb skateboards you played with in school in the 90s? The ones where you pretended your fingers were the rider? Hoodrip is basically that as a mobile game. The structure is more or less the same as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, with controls simplified for touchscreens and a similar career and unlock structure for gear and other goodies. At the moment it's free with no in-app purchases.
Hoodrip is all about arcade-style skateboarding fun. Skate through interesting spots across the city and take part in entertaining and fast-paced contests to win real merchandise from leading lifestyle brands.
- Free to play forever with absolutely no iAPs
- New challenges with real merchandise prizes every week
- Regular timed competitions and career mode (with tutorials)
- Create your own crew and challenge your friends
We've been seeing a lot of these vertical endless games lately, and for some reason all of them have to use an 8-bit visual style. Rocketfella is no different, though this one has you going up instead of down, with the main attack and movement mechanic being your trusty rusty jetpack. The monochromatic graphics and chiptune visual style should hit the spot, assuming you're not tired of them already, and the game offers three different control schemes. It's free with only a single $2 in-app purchase.
ROCKETFELLA is an infinite climber featuring goon-smashing terrain-destroying palette-switching madness that has been called 'Downwell but up', 'Spelunky but up', and 'Jetpack Joyride but up' by press and fans alike. Use the force of your jetpack to smash through platforms, roasting goons as you go. Keep an eye out for a safe place to land to re-fuel your jetpack. Take a hit and your jetpack becomes less reliable - collect canisters to repair it. The higher you get, the greater the resistance.