Zenonia and other top Android Games of the Week

Aug 16, 2010
Games

Zenonia, popular on the Android and iPhone, has reached a major milestone recently: 5 million PvP (player-versus-player) game sessions.  The multiplayer title from Gamevil demonstrates the growing recognition of mobile games, particularly those that bring players together in a live, gaming environment. Here are some other top Android games this week. Action and adventure Zenonia […]

Zenonia, popular on the Android and iPhone, has reached a major milestone recently: 5 million PvP (player-versus-player) game sessions.  The multiplayer title from Gamevil demonstrates the growing recognition of mobile games, particularly those that bring players together in a live, gaming environment.

Here are some other top Android games this week.

Action and adventure

Zenonia is an RPG from Gamevil, complete with spells, mystical quests and great graphics.  The recent achievement of five million live gaming sessions shows how loved this game is, particularly for Final Fantasy game lovers. Collect points and weapons, use your power boosts to get you through key battles, and make your way up the leaderboards.

iCommando’s sniper game has also seen a lot of action this past week, with a series of combat scenes to gain you high scores. Make your way through six missions in various environments, each with three levels of difficulty.  For $1.29 the game offers good design and graphics, and adds interest with an involved storyline.

Happy Island’s popular Facebook game app has made its way to Android.  A mobile extension of the free game, you must build out your islands with attractions and hotels in order to lure tourists with money to burn.  Purchase additional items to make your islands more desirable, and rack in the rewards.

Flick Defense is a great casual game where your stickmen characters must defend their tower from the onslaught of enemy stickmen.  Choose your weapons and unleash their forces on the enemies, with never-ending levels of fun. The game costs 99 cents, with options to purchase more weapons as you play.

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Puzzles and quizzes

Rescue the adorable creatures of the Everlands with this fun strategy game.  Combining the forces of each forest creature, it’s up to you to figure a way to battle the land’s dark forces. Set up in puzzle format, you lay out creatures’ cards in a manner that will defeat the enemy, based on their strengths, weaknesses and specialties. This Android game costs about $2.35.

Like Scrabble? Try Wordfeud Free—it’s the latest Scrabble-like title to hit the Android Market.  You can play against friends in online matches, with support for up to 20 games simultaneously.  The idea is to play at your own pace, with alerts let you know when another player has gone. The games have built-in chat windows as well.

Classic Tetris (Full) has climbed in popularity this week—a nod to the timeless, original game’s 25th anniversary.  This particular title, while free, has the basic features you remember, making it a throwback indeed.  See how many falling pieces you can successfully squeeze into the board in order to make complete rows, before your time runs out.

Amtalee is a challenging puzzle game, where you move and rotate your cube piece in order to get it through the 3D course.  The $3.99 game has 60 levels on intriguing difficulty, giving you countless obstacles to navigate.  Use your trackball or screen to play this game.

Still reeling from the World Cup?  Soccer Quiz helps you relive some of its greatest moments, testing your knowledge of the games.  You can even get your friends involved, with organized tournaments and intricate rankings. Beyond the World Cup, the 79-cent game trivia includes the European Championship of Football, the Champions League and more.

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Graffiti Ball is making its way to the Android Market.  It’s a game of physics, offering up a series of challenging brain teasers.  Draw graffiti lines on the wall in order to guide your bouncing ball to safety.  The game is one of many BackFlip Studios titles to be launched on Android soon, joining Paper Toss in the mobile marketplace.

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