Piano Tiles 2 (Don’t Tap 2)
If you want a challenge with some fun music that you create, then Piano Tiles 2 is your game. It’s easy to get started and the rules are real simple, hit the black tiles as they fall down the screen. This updated version of Piano Tiles (Don’t Tap the White Tile) allows you to play against other players around the globe in Hall mode. You can start competing against others the minute you start playing.
You can make a perfect harmony if you master the rhythm. The game has a ton of fun songs like Jingle Bells or Happy New Year, as well as traditional classical songs from Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and many more. You can play it without sound, but where’s the fun in that?
The first person motorcycle game that rewards you for close calls. The handling feels realistic and is achieved by moving the device as if it were a steering wheel. The settings are incredibly detailed with a crisp picture even at high speeds.
Once you finish a circuit under the time limit, you unlock a new map. As you progress, you can unlock up to 20 motorcycles with different handling, power and braking.You get extra time for getting close to other drivers, so it pays to take some risks.
If you’re looking for a serious challenge, Twist might be for you. The goal is to get a ball down a tunnel that you must twist so that the ball stays on the tiles. But you have to be quick with your clicks and very accurate as well. Twist is easy to learn but hard to master; get on a roll and you will really have a blast.
Best free Android puzzle games
Give hydrogen the Midas touch with this captivating little puzzler. Simplicity is often best when it comes to puzzle games, and Atomas works on this very simple foundation. You start with some measly hydrogen, and use plus and minus atoms to turn it into helium, then lithium and so on, until you end up with some of those good old precious metals like silver and gold.
It’s easy enough to start out with, but it will soon having you Googling the periodic table in a bid to learn where best to place your atoms to trigger the most satisfying chain reactions.
Angry Birds 2
After what seems like endless variations on the original, Roxio is back with a whole new iteration of Angry Birds. The game itself is free, but it’s attracted some controversy over its approach to in-app purchases: while some reviews say the game is a hoot even in its free incarnation, others say that Roxio is more interested in making you pay than having you play. We’d love to know what you think.
Plants vs Zombies 2
Sequel to one of the most successful free-to-play games ever, EA’s Plants vs Zombies 2 retains the spirit of the original while adding more zombies, plants and power ups. This colorful tower defense game will suck up a lot of your time (and potentially money, if you want to make use of its in-app purchases), but you are guaranteed fun along the way.
Puzzle games that look like they belong on trendy design websites have been pretty commonplace since the fantastic Monument Valley, and ZigZag is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.
Despite its looks, ZigZag is more of a reflex-based game than a puzzler; you guide a ball along thin zig-zagging paths and have to time your taps right to stop it falling off the edge. It’s a simple, great-looking game for those quick-fix sessions.
Falling somewhere between Frogger and infinity runners Temple Run and Subway Surfers, Crossy Road is a cute game that’s great for quick-fix sessions. So great, in fact, that it won a Best quickplay game award at the International Mobile Gaming Awards.
The longer you survive, the more gold you earn, which allows you to unlock new characters to traverse the endless 3D pixel-blocky world. It’s old-school and new-school, charming and challenging, and we love it.
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush is beyond a game, it’s a cultural phenomenon. The game is based on the concept of Diamond Mine, where you connect colors together in series of three to make them explode. It’s a tried-and-tested idea dating back to the days of Bejeweled, but something about the psychedelic world of Candy Crush has caught millions of peoples’ imaginations.
What’s more, Candy Crush Saga often gets festive for holidays, so you’ll have unique features for Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter.