The Best New Android Games of the Week – May 4, 2013
We’re pulling the old switcheroo on you again as we’ve moved our Best New Android Games of the Week piece to Saturdays. We have a great list of games to choose from this week, and we hope you enjoy our picks.
1. Punch Quest
Numero Uno on our list of the Best New Android Games goes to an Arcade brawler known as Punch Quest. Punching things is always fun, but Punch Quest takes things to a whole new level. The faster you punch, the faster you’ll run, and there are all sorts of evil enemies to pummel as you speed through the dungeons of the game. It may make you “Punch Drunk”, but it’s a blast and it’s the best $0.99 you’ll spend this week.
Tetris Blitz still hasn’t hit US shores yet, but EA pleasantly surprised us this week when they released Bejeweled Blitz for Android. It’s the same Jewel busting game you know and love, but with a 60-second timer and several handy power-ups. Electronic Arts did a great job with the game, and it’s free to download on Google Play.
Tentacle Wars is a real-time strategy game that takes place in a very interesting location… inside an Aliens body. You’ll take on 80 microscopic missions as you try to save the Alien organism, and you’re going to have a blast trying to keep the creature alive. It’s an awesome game, and one you’ll want to download if you like strategy games. No free version is available at this time, but the full version of Tentacle Wars can be yours for $1.79.
If you’re in the market for a creepy adventure game Emily in Darkness is a game you’re going to want to check out. You’ll take control of Emily and try to guide her out of limbo, and you’ll encounter plenty of dark creatures and lost souls along the way. It’s one of the more interesting titles to make our list of the Best New Android Games, and it’s well worth a look if you’re in the mood for something different. You can pick up ME2 Studios Emily in Darkness for $1.99 on Google Play.
Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold is an old school adventure game similar to the ones put up by Sierra Online & Lucas Arts in the 90s. It’s the first of a three-part saga that follows the trials and tribulations of Fester Mudd as he searches for his brother Bud, and a golden treasure. All sorts of Hijinks ensue, and Fester Mudd is a glorious thing to behold if you dig these kind of games. You can snag Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold for free on Google Play.
Harbinger Wars: Battle for Las Vegas is a new Android game that serves as a crossover to the Valiant comic book Harbinger Wars. It’s an interesting concept with a cool, retro style and there are a lot of hidden things in the game for Valiant fans to find. I haven’t played this one yet, but was a huge X-O Manowar fan back in the day so expect a review next week. Harbinger Wars: Battle Vegas is free to download if you want to give it a go.
Gamevil has been on a tear lately, and their latest Android game goes by the name of The Pocket World. It’s a kingdom a “combat adventure” game with elements of kingdom building which means you’ll basically fight people and trade to build up your little kingdom. The Pocket World is free to download on Google Play.
8. Golf Star
This one would have been #2, but it was recently pulled from Google Play by Com2uS due to some technical issues. Should be fixed soon, but we’ve bumped it down as you can’t currently download it. Golf games are a dime-a-dozen on the Play Store, but Golf Star is by far the sleekest Golf game you’ll find for Android. You can tee it up solo or take on people in 10-player tourneys; there are scores of power-ups and unlockables to shoot for as well. It is a time-based freemium game, but it’s well done and one of the better golf games you’ll play regardless of platform. Com2uS’s Golf Star is free to download on Google Play.