» 5 Best Free Arcade Game For Android
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views: 90 publish: August 24, 2016
For a long time, arcade games were among the most popular in the world. They’re noted for their short play times, consistent challenge, and simple game play. The result is a highly addictive, enjoyable experience that gives players the urge to keep going. Arcade games on mobile aren’t quite the same as their coin-operated predecessors, but they can still provide a good time. Here are the best arcade games for Android!
It should shock nobody if you walked into an arcade games establishment and saw Crossy Road sitting there. That’s because it borrows a lot of game play elements from Frogger which actually was an arcade game. Crossy Road has you crossing various roads and streams while the player must avoid being run over by cars or falling into the water. It features a local multiplayer mode with up to four friends, support for game controllers along with Android TV, and has various characters that you can unlock. The in-app purchase strategy is less offensive than most and you can play the game an unlimited number of times for free.
Badland is a gorgeous physics-based auto-scrolling game where you direct a bat-like creature through a series of atmospheric, silhouetted levels. (And yeah, before you say it, we know its look is “heavily inspired” by Limbo.) This would all be simple if not for the capricious physics engine and devilish, hazard-stocked levels.
Clearly, the bat is in some kind of hell, but it at least has the help of occasional power-ups that enable it to multiply and have a fighting chance of reaching levels’ end. And if you get completely stuck, there’s always the brilliant local multiplayer mode to fall back on, which lets up to four people play simultaneously on a single device.
Angry Birds Star Wars II
There’s no shortage of free Angry Birds games out there (seven at our last count), but we thought we’d go with one of the newer instalments in the physics-based catapult-birds-to-smash-down-blocks-and-kill-pigs series.
Based around the much-maligned Star Wars prequel trilogy, it features bird types inspired by Jedi and droids and a number of familiar locations. But the “just one more go” gameplay mechanics are much the same as with older Angry Birds games.
Smash Hit takes you on a deeply weird and oddly ethereal journey through a geometric world of glass barriers. Your only way forward: lobbing a rapidly depleting supply of metal balls to clear a path, and grabbing increasingly scarce top-ups as you go.
It’s a strangely cathartic experience, and very demanding as you take on later levels with whirling glass contraptions and a spinning camera.
True Skate is one of the most popular skateboarding games on mobile. The idea is that you play as a disembodied skateboard and your fingers are used to skate around and perform tricks. It features a lot of intangible things that add charm to the game, including wear and tear on the skateboard, slow motion replays, and more. You’ll get some places to skate, but you’ll have to unlock the majority of parks and courses using in-app purchases along with tons of other stuff. The game is really fun, even if the the in-app purchase strategy is rather aggressive.
If we missed any of the best arcade games for Android, tell us about them in the comments!