I finally got an android device with enough storage space and processing power to install and play some games on it. What are some good games (or apps, whatever) I should check out? I'd rather pay a little up front than have ads and microtransactions shoved in my face. I've been happy with Ridiculous Fishing and Super Hexagon but what are your top picks?
I just recently found Pixel Dungeon. It's a pretty fun roguelike for the Android that's still being worked on & updated with new items and such. It's free, though the ROM I installed on my phone has a built-in adblocker that I can't disable, so I can't attest to whether or not it has ads.
I'm not sure what your device is, so I'll just recommend some awesome stuff I see on my device. Be warned that some of these should be played on tablets, as phone screens may be too small.
- The Bard's Tale - This game is pretty fun and hilarious. The touch controls work well for the most part and it looks great.
- Beat Hazard - If you have lots of music on your device as .mp3 files, you should definitely pick this up. There's also a demo.
- Cook, Serve, Delicious! - This game is addicting as hell. It even has a burger named after the great Ryan Davis!
- Dead Trigger/Dead Trigger 2 - A bit heavy on in app purchases, but still great to see what your device is capable of.
- Faif - This game is apparently still early in development, and as such a lot of features are missing, but it's still a ton of fun. Just hoping for online play.
- Osmos HD - This game is an absolute delight. One of my favorites.
- Rayman Jungle/Fiesta Run - Both really fun games, and insanely gorgeous too.
- Most of the Sonic games- Touch controls for Sonic actually work well, and these ports are solid.
- Super Stickman Golf 2- I don't care for Golf games, but this one is addicting as hell.
- World of Goo - Loved it. Android version may be the best one.
- Waking Mars - I think this might be my favorite Android game. Love the story, gameplay, graphics, hell I love everything about it.
I could recommend more, but I think that's more than enough to get started.
Currently playing final fantasy 5, 6 was just released (but buggy), granted I got my copy on sale for 7$ (still kinda pricey for a snes game).
The room was good fun.
just bought total war battles.
honourable mentions: I hear GTA san andreas came out, layton brothers was also interesting. Dead space (this was amazing but also years ago for me). I remember getting aquaria (mermaid game vinny quicklooked). Metal slug 3 and Shadow runs return look cool.
don't see sonic as working well personally.
sonic 4 ep 2 seems like the best of the bunch since it has homing attack, sorely needed to make up for the fact you're using touchscreen.
but its so choppy compared to ps3 version so it seems like a waste to play it on android.
sonic dash might be the best sonic android game, easily, as well as the only f2p sonic game. buuut they added a sonic lost world boss fight to it which is really tedious since it happens every single run. sigh
final fantasy 5 and 6 have random encounters, so nobody should buy those.
a good android game BTW is King Oddball. great game and it's free. get it get it get it