Almost three months into 2014 and it’s about time to evaluate the top Android games of the year (so far), just in case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard about any of them. Here we highlight each, in no particular order, having been chosen primarily due to popularity, creativity and ability to transform us to lean, mean, gaming machines.
Flappy Bird (Free)
Originally released on May 24, 2013 on iOS and January 30, 2014 on Android, Flappy Bird was developed by Dong Nguyen and published by .GEARS Studios, an independent game developer in Vietnam. Featuring a side-scrolling format, the game became a blockbuster one on both mobile platforms and was earning around $50,000 a day from in-app advertisements during its peak. As of the moment, the game was already taken down from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, although fortunately (or unfortunately) a slew of rip-offs and copycats flood both stores daily.
One of the more addictive strategy games out there, Clash of Clans is a mixture of strategic planning and competitive fast-paced combats in a rather neat game UI. Raise mighty barbarians, war wizards and dragons in the quest to make your clan supreme amongst others. In the last few months, a number of articles have emerged online in the hopes of providing game strategies and tactics, a nice little proof of the steadily increasing popularity of the game.
The Room Two (Paid)
The Room Two, the much anticipated sequel to The Room, is a physical puzzler wrapped in a mystery 3D world game. An enigmatic scientist known only as “AS” guides you through a trail of cryptic letters as you navigate your way into the world’s many mysteries to explore. Game highlights include: pick-up and play design, innovative touch controls, realistic 3D locations, detailed 3D rendering of objects, unnerving audio to accompany you, and cloud saving to save your progress across multiple devices.
(Free for a limited time)
Those who are fans of the Sims but are on a tight budget should start rejoicing, as EA recently released The Sims FreePlay, a Sims experience that is completely free. Design dream homes, live out your perfect Sims story at every stage of life, get to know your Sims and give them unique personalities, visit your real friends virtually and more. Do note, though, that EA may retire online features and services after a predefined period, so better enjoy the free Sims experience while you can with this app.
Farm Heroes Saga (Free)
From the makers of Candy Crush Saga, King releases yet another puzzler, named (duh) Farm Heroes Saga. Utilizing the same freemium model that made King.com one of the biggest winners of app revenue last year, Farm Heroes Saga is completely free to play but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives are available for a fee. Premise is simple: gather all kinds of cropsies to win the level before you run out of moves.
WSOP New Jersey Real Money Online Poker
This is an extraordinary Poker apps that can get you into real thrill of casino gaming online. From this application, you can live up to 4 decades of action-pack World Series of Poker which can let you play with anyone and win real money. And that’s in the comfort of your home or while on your commute –you can be a poker star.