Whether it’s chess, board games, or even some card games, we’ve been playing strategy games since long before there was ever a computer. If we missed any of the best strategy games for Android, tell us about them in the comments.
The story features a mysterious ship, smuggling, and quite a lot of sneaky spies. As you play a scene, something inevitably goes horribly wrong for the protagonist and you must swap frames around to make things play out differently. Like the original, this is all wonderfully tactile, but the puzzles are better this time around, with more emphasis on reusing panels.
There are varied mobile takes on limbless wonder Rayman’s platform gaming exploits. The 1995 original exists on Android in largely faithful form, but feels ill-suited to touchscreens; and Rayman Adventures dabbles in freemium to the point it leaves a bad taste.
That sounds deathly dull, but Dreii’s many quirks transform a basic building blocks game into a mesmerizing experience. First, your character is a strange patterned levitating creature, which grabs shapes with a fragile tether. On early levels, controlling everything is tough enough, but when you have to carefully stack shapes and battle gales and water, Dreii becomes a hugely challenging experience.
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One of the most exhilarating games on mobile, Impossible Road finds a featureless white ball barreling along a ribbon-like track that twists and turns into the distance. The aim is survival – and the more gates you pass through, the higher your score.
You pick a nuclear power and set about building missiles, researching technologies, annexing adjacent states, and – when it comes to it – blowing the living daylights out of your enemies. First Strike is an oddball combination of territory-snagging board game Risk, and classic defense arcade title Missile Command.
Rather than reworking an old PC hit or going nuts with animatronics and effects that simply wouldn’t work in the real world, this app seeks to become a fully playable digital museum – essentially (legal) MAME for pinball. There are plenty of great pinball games for Android, but Pinball Arcade is a bit different.
You can go it solo, or create a squad of up to four players if you want to try out a team effort. Just like PUBG, you’ll parachute in, loot buildings to gear up and do your best to survive all the way to the end. But instead of 100 players, Rules of Survival raises the number to 120.
And although repeating the first three flights can be a little tiresome if you keep dying (hint: be more patient), Flight X mode’s procedurally generated maps provide great replay value. This is simple fare – more Lunar Lander than EVE Online – but it has a great sense of atmosphere. During your journey you battle massive suns, asteroids, black holes, alien lifeforms, and lots of gravity.
You might consider this reductive; also, Super Mario Run is a touch short, and the ‘kingdom builder’ sub-game alongside the main act falls flat. Still, really smart level design wins the day, and completists will have fun replaying the world tour mode time and again to collect the many hard-to-reach coins.
Endlessly replayable and full of character, Doug Dug’s also surprisingly relaxing – until the dwarf ends up under 150 tonnes of rubble. Some can be squashed and smacked with Doug’s spade (goodbye, creepy spider. ), but others are made of sterner stuff (TROLL.