Best totally FREE Games

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Kasper Hviid, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Kasper Hviid

    Kasper Hviid Member
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    I think it would be nice with a thread about good freeware games. I will stay clear of any "lite" versions, since I hate and despise them!

    Okay, here are a few games:



    Bonsai Blast
    6.9 MB

    A freebie from Glu Mobile. It is one of these games where you have to shoot some balls with the same color. The game is controlled by clicking on the ball you want to shoot.

    Bonsai Blast is extremely well-polished, with good animations, music and sound effects. For some reason I didn't really get addicted, but the game is quite enjoyable.

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    Brain Genius Deluxe
    6.06 MB

    Yet another Glu Mobile freebie. The game features some cartoony professor which kind of reminds me of really cheap first grade edutainment. The professor told me to enter my name for my profile. I guess I failed first grade, since I couldn't enter my damn name. The keyboard just wouldn't show up.

    But some say the game is quite good.




    Trap!
    548 KB

    This game is written by Matt Wachowski. It is one of the games where you have to fill the screen with boxes and avoid colliding with the small moving balls. The game has 7 different kind of bonuses and some extra game modes.

    The lines for the boxes are build by dragging your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen. The touch screen is not optimal for such precise tasks, but it works.

    The scoring for each level is calculated by multiplying Time Bonus, Item Bonus, Isolated Balls, Area Bonus and >80% Bonus. This add an extra aspect to the game, but I find it a bit frustrating to keep track of all this scoring bureaucracy, instead of just playing the game.

    The game has no sound, but I don't really feel that it misses this. The graphic are quite okay, especially considering its small size.

    Overall, the game is good and quite addictive.

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    Andoku
    632 KB

    An Open Source Soduko game, written by Markus Wiederkehr. It has lotsa features and special game modes. A good download if you like Soduko.

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    3rd Eye

    I downloaded it, but couldn't type my name ...


    AndTangle
    93 kb

    Written by Nicolas Gramlich

    Nice little brain teaster. The goal is to untangle a web, so that none of the lines overlaps. The game seems to be based on something called planar graphs.

    Permissions:
    Network communication -- full internet access

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    Sand Blaster
    324 kb

    Written by Logan Hanks

    This is the well-known toy called The Falling Sand Game. The game has a few flaws - the play area has a very low resolution, and the frame rate is rather slow. Also the game speed cannot be controlled. This is sad, because it seems good otherwise. There are different drawing tools, variable size of the strokes, and zooming.

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    Sokoban
    328 kb

    Written by John Nell

    Sokoban, controlled with trackball or fingertouch. I kind of miss the four arrow keys.

    The bad thing is that the game claims that I have a keyboard on my phone, and want me to press "U" when I want to undo a move.

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    Zombie, Run!
    148 kb

    Written by Peter Dolan

    Using the GPS, this application places zombies at random spots in a map. The player can then walk/run a certain route in his neighborhood, while trying to avoid the zombies.

    The zombies are just colored sprites, which to some degree resembles a human being. But it's truly fun, and very much unlike anything else.

    Permissions:
    Network communication -- full internet access
    Your location -- fine (GPS) location

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    Doom for Android (FREE)
    1.38 MB

    An Open Source port of Doom. It downloads the wad and sound files from Doom over the internet, so that the application itself doesn't break any copyright laws. Smart move.

    This game has everything except controls! It is somewhat impossible to play this game using on-screen arrow keys and the trackball.

    But playable or not, who doesn't want to have Doom on their mobile?

    Permissions:
    Network communication -- full internet access

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    Lumbricidae
    132 KB

    Written by Amoneron

    This game gets boring far too fast. This is sad, because it really shows some potentials.

    Lets you control a work which tries to escape from the rising water. The worm is controlled by the accelerometer. It's movement is really smooth for a digital worm.

    The levels are randomly generated, and there are four different game types: Normal, Rock, Lava and Snow. No sound.

    Permissions:
    Network communication -- full internet access
    System Tools -- prevent phone from sleeping

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    Papipole
    452 KB

    Written by Sunflat

    Balance and move a lollipop by dragging it with your finger. Avoid the needle-balls! Capture the hamburgers!

    Pretty fun game! It got a lot of negative comments, most likely because it is kind of hard.

    Permissions:
    Network communication -- full internet access

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    Spark
    120 KB

    By Diota Soft.

    This application transform your phone into one of them plasma ball: When you touch the screen, lightning appears between your fingers and the edge of your screen. And it vibrates too!

    When turning on Ghost Mode, the application shows your normal desktop. But if anyone tries to use the screen, all they get is lightning.

    On top of this, the color of the lightning can be adjusted!

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    Ghost AR
    4.01 MB

    Written by Aliaksandr Bukunovich.

    It seems that AR stands for "Augmented Reality" - which is when real time footage is combined with CGI.

    The game lets you shoots at ghosts using the camera phone. It is very polished for a free game, but doesn't have enough gameplay value. Nevertheless, it is very much worth a look!

    Permissions:
    Network communication -- full internet access
    Your location -- coarse (network-based) location
    Hardware control -- take pictures




    Tilt Lander
    152 KB

    Written by Moonblink

    Very nice simulation. Use the accelerometer to land the spacecraft. The landing will need to be perfect or you will crash. Its pretty hard, but I did it.
     

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  2. samuelmaskell

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    yeah, I'd really like to try brain genius deluxe but..
    of course I can't enter my name either
    great
     
  3. zedex

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    the brain genius no-keyboard thing is REALLY annoying
     
  4. Kasper Hviid

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    Update: Added a few games!

    Can any of you guys recommend anything free?
     
  5. Eelok

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    PapiJump is hella addictive.
     
  6. carcon

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    Cestos.

    I'm addicted to this game, good multiplayer!
     
  7. Lobo

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    you just hold menu or home key cant remember which and keyboard pops up.. new vewrsion im guessing
     
  8. Kasper Hviid

    Kasper Hviid Member
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    Thanks for the tip, Lobo - The game actually works, now!
     
  9. Matenrou

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    Cestos and Robo Defense(free version is not as limited as all other free versions)
     
  10. Kasper Hviid

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    Mystique Chapter 1: Foetus
    2.37 MB

    Created by bendroid

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    Mystique Chapter 1 is free, but chapter 2 is not. So the game can't be said to be "totally" free. Nevertheless I think it belongs in this thread. But only because it is good.

    Mystique is a good old adventure game - you know, those game where you have to use the tape to repair your glasses so you can read the code to the box which holds the key to the trapdoor which ... that kind of game.

    The puzzles are (in my opinion) just as hard as it should be. Challenging, but not so much that you search for a walkthru.

    The game is in 3D, with a first person perspective. The controls are good -- not as fluid as in FPS games, but still okay.

    It has a heavy horror theme, which is cool. I would suggest playing it in the dark.

    The graphic and sound is pretty good for a mobile game (see screenshot) and I don't really have anything negative to say. Only that it is too short.

    Permissions:
    System Tools -- prevent phone from sleeping
     
  11. MrGreen13

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    Bebbled is a great free game, but I suck at it. Also Robo Defense is awesome..so good that I actually bought the full version....but you can play unlimited just on one map with the lite version.
     
  12. VtotheZ

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    If you only knew...
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    Alot of these games are no longer on the market... Figures
     
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  13. exaltedbladder

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    hey guys
    if you want to open the virtual keyboard on the htc magic just press and hold the hardware menu button

    edit:
    didnt see post above

    edit 2:
    2 player reactor (great reaction game for 2 players)
    Cavedroid (3D first person helicopter)
    Light Racer 3d (Tron in 3D)
    Abduction (Platform jumping game that in my opinion is better than PapiJump)

    edit 3:
    just heard about air control, and it is VERY good and addicting. graphics are cartoony, and are pretty nice. runs really smooth on my magic
     
  14. summing cells - if you like sudoku or anything remotely similar, you'll prolly like this (obviously no fancy graphics)
     
  15. HendyZero20

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    This is cool, Some of these games give my phone hope as an Iphone Alternative.
     
  16. gbwis54301

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    Bonsai Blast is now a 99-cent game, no longer a freebie.
     
  17. lolwiki

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  18. shotgunfool

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    Replica Island, One of the best free games if played.
     
  19. Bramsy

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    Awsome-o
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    where is What the Doodle???????? crazyness!! Zilch is my favorite free game
     
  20. Talisman

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  21. TheSultan

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    +1 that was a fun game!
     
  22. statnut

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    Abduction is awesome! Might be better than Doodle Jump IMO.
     
  23. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    What he says.
     
  24. 150_cav

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    Verizon repair tech
    abduction
     
  25. Muckdroid

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    I cant get out of the first room on Mystique..

    lol

    {edit}

    Nevermind.

    Also the robodefense game is pretty tough. youi just need to keep playing to upgrade your starting stats
     

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