5 Best Android Games like Angry Birds
Who doesn’t know Angry Birds? I’m pretty sure you’ve played it one way or another, or had seen merchandise or two when you went to a local mall or store.
The success of Angry Birds has expanded well beyond the screen of your smartphone and tablets. Its influence on mobile gaming is pretty evident as many of the developers believe that one day they could also gain success with their app. They could learn from Rovio that a simple yet addictive game could also be well-executed which brings gamers back day in, day out. Once they were able to capture its targeted audience, they never let go by rewarding them some more with new content (additional levels, new characters, etc.).
If you are one of those players that can’t get enough of slinging birds or you’ve already finished each of the Angry Birds titles, we look at 5 Android games like Angry Birds that you might want to play until a new installment (Angry Birds Go!) is available. These Angry Birds alternatives are fun and challenging as well. Why not give them a try?
Just like Angry Birds, this pick-up-and-play game from Halfbrick Studios is also addictive and fun. Jetpack Joyride features an amazing presentation (graphics and music) with responsive controls where you could customize your character (RPG element is a nice addition). It also has a high replay value with all the levels, missions and upgrades to conquer. Anyone, whatever skill level, can play this simple game. Jetpack Joyride will exhaust you as you run your way to hundreds of levels. Remember, this is not your average endless runner. I would suggest getting this game in an instant (if you still haven’t installed it in your device). For sure, you’ll also invest hours where you’ll keep coming back for more. Read our Jetpack Joyride review where we rated it a perfect 5 Woofs.
4. Contre Jour
It combines a lot of elements from different games (Limbo, World of Goo, Portal, Cut the Rope) and successfully fit them together into a well-polished gem. Contre Jour has an outstanding multi-touch controls, atmospheric visuals, and rewarding puzzles. Its charm, though dark, will plunge you into 100 beautiful and challenging levels without you knowing how many minutes has elapsed. For a couple of bucks, it offers a good value. This is a must-have for puzzle lovers who love to experiment. Check out our review of Contre Jour, where my colleague gave it an almost flawless score of 4.5 Woofs.
Angry Birds fans will like this game, especially those who want something more puzzling. Amazing Breaker is similarly addictive and has gorgeous visuals. This ice-smashing game stands out with its unique gameplay that will engross you. With over 100 levels, there is plenty of content to work with. You will feel rewarded every time you finish a stage. Aside from shelling out $0.99, you need to have patience to progress and get over levels. You’ll only be able to clear a stage when you get an A or smashed 90% of the level. If you’re a completionist and wanted to get all 3 stars, you need to destroy 100% of the ice on the screen.
2. Cut the Rope
This title from Zeptolab is considered as good – or as addictive – as Angry Birds. It doesn’t need a lot of characters, only one cute but hungry monster is enough to charm gamers. Cut the Rope is easy to pick up yet hard to put down. The levels are brilliantly designed, the physics-based gameplay is challenging enough to give you headache, and it perfectly uses the touch screen for the controls. This Android game is a fun puzzler that everyone will like. New installments (Experiments and Time Travel) have arrived with new twists and new elements, maintaining the familiar gameplay. Difficulty-wise, I still had a hard time with the original. The sequels were a bit easy. Nevertheless, Cut the Rope should be in your games library if you’re looking for an alternative to Angry Birds. Btw, you might want to read our Cut the Rope: Time Travel review here.
1. World of Goo
It revisits the classic Lemmings gameplay where you need to escape from danger. What’s the difference? In Lemmings, gamers had to use contraptions, structures, and perform actions to guide the little men to safety. Meanwhile, in World of Goo, players use the Goos to lead the other Goos to a safer place. Gamers face a refreshing challenge as well as gravity and physics hazards. This creative and imaginative Android game has top notch visuals with delightful humor. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this. Check out our review of World of Goo where we gave it an almost perfect score of 4.5 Woofs.