Sunday, June 13, 2010
5 Fun Casual Free Games for Android Phones
1. What the Doodle Lite
What the Doodle is a real-time, multiplayer, Pictionary-like game with a range of game modes, social features and more. You take turns drawing images for keywords or guessing what words the other user’s drawing might represent. The lite version is restricted to the easiest game mode. The paid version of the app is available in the Android Market (Android Market) for £2.99 (about $4.50 USD).
Two-Player Reactor is a small, quick, reaction game. It measures your reflexes through a series of different modes, including word-color matching, shapes, a mouse in a maze and others. Rather than play online with true multiplayer action, the game is meant to be played with a friend as you both share the same handset.
Pocket Empires Online
The game features more than 10 unique structures to add to the city you’re building, more than 30 creatures to recruit or capture, and a full slate of nearly 100 enhancements for your individual stats. Its time-based system makes it easy to play in short spurts.
Magic Gem Lite
Here’s a sweet little Bejeweled clone for fans of that casual gaming evergreen. It’s the simple, familiar game we’re all used to: Multicolored gems are swapped to create lines of the same color, which disappear and are replaced my more gems. It’s mind-numbing and perfect for when you need a little time to zone out.
Abduction’s premise is ridiculously charming. The herd is missing, aliens have abducted your fellow bovines and you have to follow the UFO that spirited them away.
The graphics are cute, the game play is challenging enough to be a time-killer, and the app makes good use of the vibrating and accelerometer features of your Android device.