Even though the Android platform is around for quiet some time, its game are still far behind in terms of graphics and gameplay as compared to I phones or Symbian phones. But still there are some games out there which deserve credit.

1.Air Control

The objective of the game is fairly simple, you have to land planes and helicopters in their respective positions at the same time avoiding mid-air collisions.However a particular type of plane only goes to a particular type of landing strip which makes the game a bit challenging. The speed of simulation can be increased or decreased with the help of a button provided at the bottom left corner.Although it sounds quiet simple at later stages in the game the quantity of planes becomes so large that it is almost impossible to avoid collisions and this makes it very addictive.It also allows you to upload your high scores on the global scorecard.

The only negative of the game is that it does’nt offer any background music, a bit of low funky tone would have done the trick.Also it offers only two scenarios which might make the game a bit boring.

Air control is available in two versions one free to download which has only one standard scenario and a paid full version that offers an added desert scenario.

The game can be downloaded from this link.

We give it 4/5.

2.Paper Toss/Toss It

Paper toss is one more simple but addictive game.The objective is fairly simple you have a crumpled ball of paper and a bin at some distance.The aim is to simply put the crumpled ball into the bin by the swype of your fingers.Sounds easy right? well heres the challenging part, there’s a tiny old fashioned fan on one of the sides. So every time the user swypes the finger he/she has to adjust the angle of the throw of the paper. The length is always adjusted so the user has to only adjust the angle.  The game has a rather annoying sound of a fan running in background which can be switched off in the menu itself.

There are two versions of this game -Paper Toss by Backflip Studios and Toss It by Boolba Labs. Both offer almost the same  gameplay, however Toss It offers to versions one free, ad version and the other paid ad-free version along with some extra scenarios. Toss It offers around 8 scenarios but somehow I would go for Paper Toss which offers 3 scenarios(Airport, basement and restroom) and 3 level of difficulties which essentially changes the distance of the bin from the table which makes it all the more challenging. Like most of the android games even this game allows you to upload your scores online 🙂

Paper Toss can be downloaded from this link.

We give it 4/5.

3.Tank Hero

Tank Hero was released as a Beta version and hence is free.It as a very fast paced action game. The aim is to take out all opponent tanks in each level to progress to the next level.The tank can be moved by the default phone D-pad or by the cool on-screen replacement offered by the game.The  game provides two different types of opponents which makes it interesting.As the game progress the number of opponents keeps on increasing and  it becomes tougher and tougher.You can fire simply by tapping on the screen.What’s cooler is the shos fired reflect from the walls of the scenario forcing you to be careful.I offers you two types of camera view- moving in which camera moves along the tank and full field is not visible and a fixed view which gives you a hawk-eye view of the Battlefield making it easier to move around:)The game offers 31 levels, however at higher levels there are just too many opponents and it becomes boring to die again and again:(

The game can be downloaded here.

We give it a 3.5/5.

4.Angry Birds

I am quite sure lots of readers were waiting for this one. After making a huge hoolala on I OS and Web OS  Angry Birds has arrived for android platform too.The aim is to rescue all the eggs that were snatched away by some pigs.How is it done? You get a few birds at each level whom you have to slingshot to break the fort kill the pigs thereby getting their eggs back. Therefore the shooting angle is the key.A sub aim of the game is to attain a star rating by destroying the whole of the fort.At the initial stages we only have one type of bird which does nothing except go and crash into the fort, but as the game progress we get 6 different types of birds which can multiply, explode, accelerate, boomerang and give extra strength. The graphics are very cute and it looks fabulous on big screen phones as compared to pixelated look on the I Phone.

However the lack of music is a thumbs down.Honestly speaking I am not such a fan of cute games and hence go with a 3.5/5

It can be downloaded here.


5.Other Honourable Mentions

Games like Live Holdem Poker Pro, World and Solitare are online multiplayer games which are quite fun and are available for free from market.Apart from that there is Slice It in which the objective is two slice the given figure into exactly half…sounds boring but is a lot of fun once you start playing.Then there is Labyrinth Lite which is the same as Teeter provided by HTC where in the objective is to roll your ball to the correct target hole at the same time avoiding the other holes.


Watch this space for the Best Paid Games for Android 🙂