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 ANDROID FEATURE

Top 10 best Android games of February 2014

Nothing but Golds and Silvers
 
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February was a strong month for Android games, as our round-up of the finest 'droid releases of the month will hopefully show.

Half of the games we've picked for this February rundown were what you'd call 'no-brainers,' for they picked up Gold Awards (9/10) when we reviewed them.

The other half of the field is made up of tasty Silver Award (8/10) winners. So, no, they're not to be sniffed at, either.

The full list is made up of a familiar blend of iOS conversions and simultaneous releases, with plenty of genuinely big hitters among the former group.

We defy anyone reading this to find a game on the following list that she doesn't enjoy. The selection is THAT strong and THAT varied.

Out There
By Mi-Clos Studio - buy on Android



Not what you'd call a typical mobile game, Out There wins points for being a vast and unforgiving sci-fi epic about tough choices and hard lessons learnt.

So, nothing like Flappy Bird or Candy Crush Saga, then.

It also helps that it's really good fun to play in its own right, as you guide your spacecraft through a hostile universe and make those perilous decisions.

Card City Nights
By Ludosity - buy on Android



The developer of Ittle Dew carries across its sharp hand-drawn style and irreverent humour to the card battling sub-genre.

You often have to explore a po-faced fantasy-RPG setting in such games, but Card City Nights is a light-hearted joy to play - without compromising on strategic depth and deck-building nuance.

The Room 2
By Fireproof Games - buy on Android



It's the sequel to one of the best mobile games of recent years!

Of course we're going to pick this Android conversion of The Room 2! Especially as it's a much-closer relative of the iOS original than the first Android conversion was.

The Room 2 is all about solving elaborate multi-faceted locked-box puzzles through logical thinking and observational skill. You'll be curious to see what's next... promise.

Shadow Blade
By Dead Mage Studio - buy on Android



The first of two exquisite speedrun platformers we're highlighting in this round-up, Shadow Blade sees you, a lithe ninja, bounding through tightly constructed levels.

There's also a liberal dash of sharp-edged violence here, so if you're partial to a spot of slice-and-dice in your fast-paced platformers, look no further.

Only One
By Rebel Binary - buy on Android



Hectic arena combat done the retro pixel-art way.

That's one pithy summary of Only One. But there's something irresistible about its sloppily precarious brawling.

Knock waves of enemies from the lofty perch they share with you, tackling bosses and dying an awful lot along the way.

Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous
By One Man Left - buy on Android



The first Tilt to Live never materialised on Android - probably because it surfaced at a time when the Android gaming scene wasn't exactly swinging.

Now it is, of course, so here we are with One Man Left's moreish arcade gem.

The clever thing about this arena shoot-'em-up is that you don't actually do any shooting. Rather, you have to dodge the enemies via razor-sharp tilt controls, activating a range of imaginative smart bomb power-ups to do your destructive bidding.

Mikey Shorts
By BeaverTap Games - buy on Android



Here's the second of those speedrun platformers on this month's list. And, yes, this is the purer of the two.

You run, jump, avoid, and collect in Mikey Shorts, though speed is of the essence if you want to top the charts for each bite-sized level.

Mikey Shorts is tight, attractive, and incredibly addictive. Also, any developer who wants to see how virtual controls should be handled, look here.

Line of Defense Tactics
By 3000AD - buy on Android



It's not everyone's cup of tea, but Line of Defense Tactics is for anyone who wants something with more strategic depth than your average tower defence game.

This is turn-based strategy on a zoomed-in squad scale. Send your futuristic troops into battle, making full use of cover, stealth, and each unit's unique abilities.

Rocket Robo
By Bad Kraken Games - buy on Android



Take the arcade classic Lunar Lander and apply its mechanics to a casual physics-puzzler. Then, slap on some gorgeous LittleBigPlanet-like visuals on top.

That's a rough summary of Rocket Robo's appeal.

Suffice it to say, there's bundles of imagination in Bad Kraken's delightfully twisty turny gem.

Pathogen
By Birnam Wood Games - buy on Android



Strategy boardgames are often a little drab and dour, but Pathogen applies a funky abstract aesthetic to its brow-furrowed scheming. It's all about taking over the board with your biological agents.

It's a bit like Othello, albeit with a whole new range of permutations and tactical possibilities at your disposal.

Also, solo players are as well catered for here as social ones, which means this game instantly wins brownie points in my household.



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Jon Mundy 6 March 2014
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@indievortex | 16:59 - 6 March 2014
Glad to see no flappy bird rip off's made the list!

Hopefully some free games released this month, like my own "Mollusk Mayhem" can make the list next time, slightly disappointing to see only 'paid' games made the list but then again it shows just how good some of these games are that they are worth putting some cash down to play them!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.indievortex.MolluskMayhem
 
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