Inception, Baseball Superstars 2010 and other top Android games of the week

Jul 5, 2010
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Even Android games have caught the patriotic spirit, with several titles going on sale over the Fourth of July weekend.  Leonardo DiCaprio’s summer blockbuster “Inception” is generating some localized hype with an Android game app release, making the Android Market sizzling hot this summer. Here are some top Android games of the week. Fourth of […]

Even Android games have caught the patriotic spirit, with several titles going on sale over the Fourth of July weekend.  Leonardo DiCaprio’s summer blockbuster “Inception” is generating some localized hype with an Android game app release, making the Android Market sizzling hot this summer.

Here are some top Android games of the week.

Fourth of July blockbusters and sales

Gearing up for the July 16 release, Warner Bros. launched the free “Inception” game on the iPhone and select Android devices earlier this summer.  The game, like the movie, takes you on a gridded scavenger hunt, where you create a maze (of participating theaters) that plots a path for solving the puzzle.

PAC-MAN is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, and its Android game is also getting a price slash for the holiday. Now $2.99, this classic arcade game has you eating and running your way through several levels of mazes. Developer Namco has other titles on sale, including Harvest Moon: Frantic Farmer and Inspector Gadget.

Also on sale this weekend is See the Light. For 99 cents you get 80 levels to solve, manipulating light in space with the use of mirrors, energizers and absorbers. The puzzle game can get pretty challenging, and runs well on mobile devices. Replay levels, unlock awards and see how often you get stumped.

Action & sports

Baseball Superstars 2010 is the latest Android title from Gamevil. At $5.99, the game packs a lot of features for tracking players, teams and leagues. The somewhat cartoonish game will appeal to Nintendo gamers, with as much action as you could expect from a mobile baseball game. Running on Android 1.5, the game is widespread across devices.

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For a good game of pool, check out Carrom3D Pro.  At $1.99, the updated full version of the Android game has four options for game play, depending on your pool style.  Each game play option features a number of games, where you play the computer for each billiards round.

In the future, motorcycle races will not only be more thrilling, but more deadly. That’s the premise behind LightRacer 3-D. The $2.49 arcade game has online playing options, so you can race against friends in real time. The updated LightRacer has also been optimized for Android 2.1.

Puzzles

Improve your problem-solving skills with a game of RedX. Using the basics of physics, you have to figure out one of each level’s multiple solutions for clearing the colored balls.  At $2.83, the game is priced nicely, offering hours of challenges and stats to go back and challenge yourself.

DroidBlocks is a puzzle game that requires a bit of concentration as you level up. Rearrange the green blocks to clear a path for the red block, with each block varying in size and directional capacity. At $2.05, the full version is ad-free, though I’m a little disappointed at the limited screen real estate used for the game.

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