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It's essentially a Nintendo Game & Watch for your Android device, featuring a little chap robbing a bank. The visuals perfectly evoke those ancient handhelds, and although the game is very simple move left and right, avoid falling objects, load pilfered cash into a balloon getting high-scores requires serious concentration and thumb dexterity. On a suitably sized smartphone, you'll almost think you're playing the real thing. (And if anyone from Nintendo is reading, how about some official Game & Watch on Android? Better that than any number of dodgy freemium games based loosely on Nintendo's famous characters.) Objectively, Flappy Bird was a bit rubbish, but it did kick off a ton of 'tributes'. Most of them were rubbish too, but Flappy Golf very much isn't. It started off as a joke the developer fusing the excellent Super Stickman Golf 2 and Flappy Bird mechanics.
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a month
As Android phones and tablets have increased in popularity, the number of apps available for the platform has rocketed. And that means more free Android games. There's a lot of junk out there but, fortunately, there are gems among the junk. We've worked our way through a whole load of Android games to reveal the ones you should download to your phone. So without delay, here is our pick of the best free Android games available. This third entry in the Super Stickman Golf series is perhaps feeling a bit too familiar, but the game remains the best side-on golf to be found on Android. As ever, your little stickman is charged with smacking balls about courses comprising floating islands, laser-infested bases, and space stations. You set your direction and strength, hit the ball, and hope for the best although this time you can also add spin.
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a month
You'll want to collect them all. You can of course buy them outright, but Crossy Road is generous in flinging coins your way. Nice. Time travel weirdness meets the morning rush hour in Does Not Commute . You get a short story about a character, and guide their car to the right road. Easy! Only the next character's car must be dealt with while avoiding the previous one. And the next. Before long, you're a dozen cars in and weaving about like a lunatic, desperately trying to avoid a pile-up. For free, you get the entire game, but with the snag that you must always start from scratch, rather than being able to use checkpoints that appear after each zone. (You can unlock these for a one-off payment of $4.49.) For a game that started as a joke, Flappy Golf has a lot going for it. A combination of Flappy Bird and Super Stickman Golf 2, it merges the controls of the former (although you can flap right and left) with the courses of the latter, challenging you to reach the hole using the fewest flaps.
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) Despite the cartoonish visuals, this is a deep and immersive strategy experience. Games are further complicated by a 'fog of war', which means units cannot see any further than they can move. This makes Outwitters tough to master but more rewarding on doing so and chalking up your first victories. Golf is dull it's pretty much people hitting a ball with a stick. But imagine if golf was played in massive castles. Or on the moon. Or inside a giant ice palace. And everyone wore strange hats that gave them magical powers. Well, wonder no more, because that's Super Stickman Golf 2 in a nutshell, and it's a blast, whether you're playing solo, chipping away at your best scores, or delve into multiplayer. There, you can pit you skills against a friend in asynchronous two-player battles, or thwack away at breakneck pace in a demented online race mode.
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3 months
Two characters face off, their arms whirling maniacally. Each player gets two buttons, one of which flings their on-screen avatar forwards and into the air, and the other of which moves them backwards. For no obvious reason, a trampoline sometimes appears on the court. Games are fast, frenetic, very silly, and only need one device. Also check out the developer’s similarly impressive Battle Golf if you’re after a fun, energetic title that levels the playing field thanks to its crazily unpredictable gameplay. Download: Free for Android and iOS Super Stickman Golf 3 Speaking of silly sports games, Super Stickman Golf 3 reimagines golf as a side-on ball-smacker within larger-than-life courses of floating islands, giant castles, and laser-infested moon bases. The basics are simpleset your angle and power, and then let rip. It’s like Angry Birds, but with a degree of precision control.
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4 months
This pioneering work set the standard for point-and-click adventures in the early 1990s, through its mix of smart scripting, eye-popping visuals and devious puzzles. On iPad, you get the original title more or less intact, along with a remastered edition, with all-new high-res art and audio. (You can instantly switch between the two using pinch gestures.) Chances are the puzzles and pace might initially throw newcomers, but players old and new will find much to love trying to stop the nefarious purple tentacle taking over the world, along with delving into the importance of hamsters, and figuring out how to best utilize items to assist people stuck in three different time zones. (And if you're very old and wondering if they included Maniac Mansion in the PC, it's there, in full!) If you find golf a bit dull, Super Stickman Golf 3 offers a decidedly different take on the sport.
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4 months
For free, you get the entire game, but with the snag that you must always start from scratch, rather than being able to use checkpoints that appear after each zone. (You can unlock these for a one-off payment of $2.992.29.) For a game that started as a joke, Flappy Golf has a lot going for it. A combination of Flappy Bird and Super Stickman Golf 2, it merges the controls of the former (although you can flap right and left) with the courses of the latter, challenging you to reach the hole using the fewest flaps. It's ridiculous, enjoyable, and a great means of experiencing the courses in a new way. There's also madcap online multiplayer, which has you speed-run to each hole. With its numbered sliding squares and soaring scores, there's more than a hint of Threes! about Imago . In truth, Threes! remains the better game, on the basis that it's more focussed, but Imago has plenty going for it.
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4 months
You'll want to collect them all. You can of course buy them outright, but Crossy Road is generous in flinging coins your way. Nice. Time travel weirdness meets the morning rush hour in Does Not Commute . You get a short story about a character, and guide their car to the right road. Easy! Only the next character's car must be dealt with while avoiding the previous one. And the next. Before long, you're a dozen cars in and weaving about like a lunatic, desperately trying to avoid a pile-up. For free, you get the entire game, but with the snag that you must always start from scratch, rather than being able to use checkpoints that appear after each zone. (You can unlock these for a one-off payment of $4.49.) For a game that started as a joke, Flappy Golf has a lot going for it. A combination of Flappy Bird and Super Stickman Golf 2, it merges the controls of the former (although you can flap right and left) with the courses of the latter, challenging you to reach the hole using the fewest flaps.
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4 months
Most of them were rubbish too, but Flappy Golf very much isn't. It started off as a joke the developer fusing the excellent Super Stickman Golf 2 and Flappy Bird mechanics. Instead of aiming your ball, it has wings and you flap it towards the hole by tapping 'left' and 'right' buttons. Somehow, this all comes together and Flappy Golf equals the game it's based on it's fast, funny and challenging, with loads of courses and multiplayer. The on-screen ads are a bit intrusive, mind, but otherwise this is one of the best free games you're ever likely to find for Android, despite 'Flappy' being in its name. It's probably fair to say that No More Kings is on the basic side regarding aesthetics, but then that merely puts you in mind of those chess puzzles you find lurking in newspapers. The difference here is you capture the king by taking pieces and immediately becoming that piece.
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4 months
This pioneering work set the standard for point-and-click adventures in the early 1990s, through its mix of smart scripting, eye-popping visuals and devious puzzles. On iPad, you get the original title more or less intact, along with a remastered edition, with all-new high-res art and audio. (You can instantly switch between the two using pinch gestures.) Chances are the puzzles and pace might initially throw newcomers, but players old and new will find much to love trying to stop the nefarious purple tentacle taking over the world, along with delving into the importance of hamsters, and figuring out how to best utilize items to assist people stuck in three different time zones. (And if you're very old and wondering if they included Maniac Mansion in the PC, it's there, in full!) If you find golf a bit dull, Super Stickman Golf 3 offers a decidedly different take on the sport.
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4 months
Armed with a lasso, you foolishly venture into a stampede and leap from animal to animal, attempting to win their hearts by virtue of not being flung to the ground. You then whisk beaten animals away to a zoo in a massive sky-based craft - the kind of place where you imagine the Avengers might hang out if they gave up crime-fighting and decided to start jailing animals rather than villains. Despite overly familiar chunky visuals (Crossy Road has a lot to answer for), this fast-paced, breezy game is a lot of fun, with you dragging left and right to avoid blundering into rocks, and lifting your finger to soar into the air, aiming to catch another rampaging beast. Much like previous entries in the series, Super Stickman Golf 3 finds a tiny golfer dumped in fantastical surroundings. So rather than thwacking a ball about carefully tended fairways and greens, there are castles full of teleporters and a moon base bereft of gravity.
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7 months
Super Monsters Ate My Condo is a semi-sequel which takes a time-attack approach, shoe-horning the bizarre tower-building/floor-matching/monster-feeding into a tiny amount of time, breaking your brain in the process. Essentially, you aim to manage like-coloured apartments in a single-column tower, flinging unwanted floors into the maws of flanking beasts. Lob gems their way and they'll power-up in a suitably odd manner. Give them the wrong colour, and they'll have a massive tantrum, potentially destroying all your hard work. Super Stickman Golf 2 (free) If you've often thought golf would be much better if it was played on Mars, or in a giant castle, or in dank caverns with glue-like surfaces, Super Stickman Golf 2 is the game for you. Its side-on charms echo Angry Birds in its artillery core, in the sense careful aiming is the order of the day.
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7 months
You must learn how foes move and react, plan every step and always keep in mind a single error can spell doom. In its current incarnation, Rust Bucket cleverly balances enough depth to keep you coming back with the brevity that makes it ideal for on-the-go roguelike larks. Future plans include finite puzzle modes and expanded endless content. Super Stickman Golf 2 Super Stickman Golf 2 is a big-hitter on Android, with the superb 2D puzzle golf game doing insane business. It's free, albeit propped up by in-app purchases, with heaps upon piles of golf courses to whack yourself around, challenging your knowledge of physics and angles as much as your sporting abilities. Looks great and even manages to head online to offer turn-based multiplayer against friends or randoms. Battle Golf Miserable people will tell you that Battle Golf is stupid and that you should go and play a proper sports game instead.
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Outwitters A somewhat chessish two-player effort, Outwitters finds teams of angry sea creatures battling to the death, first helpfully arming them with surprisingly dangerous weapons. (It turns out crabs eschew claws when they've a mortar cannon to hand.) Despite the cartoonish visuals, this is a deep and immersive strategy experience. Games are further complicated by a 'fog of war', which means units cannot see any further than they can move. This makes Outwitters tough to master but more rewarding on doing so and chalking up your first victories. Super Stickman Golf 2 Golf is dull — it's pretty much people hitting a ball with a stick. But imagine if golf was played in massive castles. Or on the moon. Or inside a giant ice palace. And everyone wore strange hats that gave them magical powers. Well, wonder no more, because that's Super Stickman Golf 2 in a nutshell, and it's a blast, whether you're playing solo, chipping away at your best scores, or delve into multiplayer.
Android Police
7 months
Humble Bundle isn't doing the constant Android game bundles anymore, but when they do a mobile bundle these days, it's a good one. Humble Mobile Bundle 19 is now live with seven rad games and more on the way. You can pay what you want to unlock one, two, or all three tiers of games. The best ones are, of course, in the top tier. You can pay $1 or more to get the basic tier, which includes Chameleon Run, Ys Chronicles II, and Hitman GO. Read More Humble Mobile Bundle 19 includes The Banner Saga, Super Stickman Golf 3, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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7 months
Super Monsters Ate My Condo is a semi-sequel which takes a time-attack approach, shoe-horning the bizarre tower-building/floor-matching/monster-feeding into a tiny amount of time, breaking your brain in the process. Essentially, you aim to manage like-coloured apartments in a single-column tower, flinging unwanted floors into the maws of flanking beasts. Lob gems their way and they'll power-up in a suitably odd manner. Give them the wrong colour, and they'll have a massive tantrum, potentially destroying all your hard work. Super Stickman Golf 2 (free) If you've often thought golf would be much better if it was played on Mars, or in a giant castle, or in dank caverns with glue-like surfaces, Super Stickman Golf 2 is the game for you. Its side-on charms echo Angry Birds in its artillery core, in the sense careful aiming is the order of the day.
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8 months
Future plans include finite puzzle modes and expanded endless content. Super Stickman Golf 2 Super Stickman Golf 2 is a big-hitter on Android, with the superb 2D puzzle golf game doing insane business. It's free, albeit propped up by in-app purchases, with heaps upon piles of golf courses to whack yourself around, challenging your knowledge of physics and angles as much as your sporting abilities. Looks great and even manages to head online to offer turn-based multiplayer against friends or randoms. Battle Golf Miserable people will tell you that Battle Golf is stupid and that you should go and play a proper sports game instead. Pay them no heed, because this title might be very silly, but it's also a blast. Two rivals stand at the edge of a lake, from which tiny greens periodically emerge. They must then land a hole in one to take a point. Occasionally, a whale or huge octopus will be the 'hole', and you can bean your opponent with the ball.
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And the next. Before long, you're a dozen cars in and weaving about like a lunatic, desperately trying to avoid a pile-up. For free, you get the entire game, but with the snag that you must always start from scratch, rather than being able to use checkpoints that appear after each zone. (You can unlock these for a one-off payment of $2.992.29.) Flappy Golf For a game that started as a joke, Flappy Golf has a lot going for it. A combination of Flappy Bird and Super Stickman Golf 2, it merges the controls of the former (although you can flap right and left) with the courses of the latter, challenging you to reach the hole using the fewest flaps. It's ridiculous, enjoyable, and a great means of experiencing the courses in a new way. There's also madcap online multiplayer, which has you speed-run to each hole. Imago With its numbered sliding squares and soaring scores, there's more than a hint of Threes! about Imago .
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a year
Depending on the title in question, you can compare scores with friends and battle to collect achievements, all the while adding to your Game Center points tally for extra bragging rights. The service also provides a foundation for multiplayer gaming. It supports both turn-based titles like Super Stickman Golf 2 and Letterpress, and also live efforts such as racer Asphalt 8. Depending on the game, you can challenge a friend or be automatically matched with people with a similar level of experience. Check out our collection of guides on how to use iOS 9 1. All about me The Me screen is your Game Center overview. Important statistics sit inside floating balloons, and these or the toolbar buttons are used to access Game Center's sections. You can also personalise the Me screen a little: tap the speech balloon to add a short catchphrase; tap the photo and select Choose Photo to use a photo from your on-device library, or tap Take Photo to take a new one with the iPad's camera.
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a year
For free, you get the entire game, but with the snag that you must always start from scratch, rather than being able to use checkpoints that appear after each zone. (You can unlock these for a one-off payment of $2.992.29.) Flappy Golf For a game that started as a joke, Flappy Golf has a lot going for it. A combination of Flappy Bird and Super Stickman Golf 2, it merges the controls of the former (although you can flap right and left) with the courses of the latter, challenging you to reach the hole using the fewest flaps. It's ridiculous, enjoyable, and a great means of experiencing the courses in a new way. There's also madcap online multiplayer, which has you speed-run to each hole. Imago With its numbered sliding squares and soaring scores, there's more than a hint of Threes! about Imago . In truth, Threes! remains the better game, on the basis that it's more focussed, but Imago has plenty going for it.
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a year
991.99) Ah, Super Hexagon . We remember that first game, which must have lasted all of three seconds. Much like the next — and the next. But then we recognised patterns in the walls that closed in on our tiny ship, and learned to react and dodge. Then you threw increasingly tough difficulty levels at us, and we've been smitten ever since. Super Monsters Ate My Condo (free) The original Monsters Ate My Condo was like Jenga and a match-three game shoved into a blender with a massive dollop of crazy. Super Monsters Ate My Condo is a semi-sequel which takes a time-attack approach, shoe-horning the bizarre tower-building/floor-matching/monster-feeding into a tiny amount of time, breaking your brain in the process. Super Stickman Golf 2 ($0.99/69p) If you've often thought golf would be much better if it was played on Mars, or in a giant castle, or in dank caverns with glue-like surfaces, Super Stickman Golf 2 is the game for you.
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a year
38. Super Monsters Ate My Condo (free) The original Monsters Ate My Condo was like Jenga and a match-three game shoved into a blender with a massive dollop of crazy. Super Monsters Ate My Condo is a semi-sequel which takes a time-attack approach, shoe-horning the bizarre tower-building/floor-matching/monster-feeding into a tiny amount of time, breaking your brain in the process. 39. Super Stickman Golf 2 ($0.99/69p) If you've often thought golf would be much better if it was played on Mars, or in a giant castle, or in dank caverns with glue-like surfaces, Super Stickman Golf 2 is the game for you. Its side-on charms echo Angry Birds in its artillery core, but this is a far smarter and more polished game. It also boasts two equally brilliant but different multiplayer modes: one-on-one asynchronous play and frantic multiplayer racing. 40. Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP ($4.
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Then you threw increasingly tough difficulty levels at us, and we've been smitten ever since. Click here to buy Super Hexagon 42. Super Monsters Ate My Condo (free) Logic? Pah! Sanity? Pfft! We care not for such things, yells Super Monsters Ate My Condo . It then gets on with turning the match-three genre and Jenga-style tower-building into a relentless time-attack cartoon fest of apartment-munching, explosions, giant tantrums and opera. No, really. Click here to download Super Monsters Ate My Condo 43. Super Stickman Golf 2 (free) If you've often thought golf would be much better if it was played on Mars, or in a giant castle, or in dank caverns with glue-like surfaces, Super Stickman Golf 2 is the game for you. Its side-on charms echo Angry Birds in its artillery core, but this is a far smarter and more polished game. It also boasts two equally brilliant but different multiplayer modes: one-on-one asynchronous play and frantic multiplayer racing.