Top 5 Android Games Jan 2014

When it comes to android games, I'm a fickle kinda guy.. If you were to ask me a week ago what my top 5 games were on android, you'd probably get a different list than the one you're about to read! The good thing about this is that games usually don't hold my attention for long, so I end up being able to play lots of them. The bad thing is, I've spent quite a bit of money on games I rarely play!

Anyway, the list below contains the top 5 android games I've been playing towards the end of last month, and (hopefully) will be playing most of this month (in no particular order).

1. Boson X

The word "frustrating" comes to mind, but in a fun way. Boson X has some of the more simple graphics from games on this list, but it only adds to the effect. Be warned, you'll require lots of patience to get through this one! :P

Boson X is a fast-paced rotational runner set in a particle accelerator.

  • "a brilliant, twitchy arcade masterpiece that pulsates with originality and heart" - Pocket Gamer
  • "a massively unique take on the endless runner genre" - Gamezebo
  • "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." - Albert Einstein

Quantum jump from Planck to Planck as you build up speed inside an enormous particle accelerator and generate high-energy collisions to discover strange new particles. Use precise timing and fast reflexes to navigate a hazardous subatomic world where floors and ceilings don't exist. Will you be fast enough to find the elusive Boson X? This game contains no in-app purchases, superfluous power-ups, coins or XP systems - just deadly serious scientific research.

2. Sonic Dash

I fully expected this to be a pretty terrible game, but once again Sega surprised me with another really well-done Sonic game on android. Its a highly polished running game that's well worth the free asking price! It is supported by ads, but they don't make the game unplayable by any means.

For mobile and tablet. How far can the world’s fastest hedgehog run?
Play as Sonic the Hedgehog as you dash, jump and spin your way across stunning 3D environments. Swipe your way over and under challenging obstacles in this fast and frenzied endless running game.

SONIC… The world famous Sonic the Hedgehog stars in his first endless running game – how far can you go?

…DASH! Unleash Sonic’s incredible dash move that allows you to run at insane speed and destroy everything in your path!

AMAZING ABILITIES Utilise Sonic’s powers to dodge hazards, jump over barriers and speed around loop de loops. Plus defeat enemies using Sonic’s devastating homing attack!

STUNNING GRAPHICS Sonic’s beautifully detailed world comes to life on mobile and tablet – never has an endless runner looked so good!

MULTIPLE CHARACTERS Choose to play as one of Sonic’s friends, including Tails, Shadow and Knuckles.

EPIC BOSS BATTLES For a limited time only face off against one of the nastiest and most evil enemies ever – Zazz from Sonic Lost World. As one of the most dangerous members of the devastating Deadly Six, you must use all of Sonic’s agility and abilities to rise against Zazz and take him down before it’s too late!

POWERUPS Unlock, win or buy ingenious power-ups to help you run further. Including head starts, shields, ring magnets and unique score boosters!

KEEP ON RUNNING Get more rewards the more you play! Level up your score multiplier by completing unique missions, or win amazing prizes including Red Star Rings & additional characters by completing Daily Challenges and playing the Daily Spin.

SOCIALLY CONNECTED Challenge your friends on the leader boards or invite your friends through Facebook to prove who the best speed runner is…

3. Rock Runners

My favourite game right now. Really polished, simple (but effective) control scheme, as well as a challenge. A lesson in how to make a great mobile game. You guys must try this one!

Can't stop the rock. Take control of an energetic, running, jumping, swinging runner in this hugely entertaining action platform game. Leap across puddles of radioactive goo, swing over gaps using your light-beam grapple, and zip through portals on your way to completing each stage.

RUNNING ROCKS Sprint through over 140 levels, each one with it's own set of challenges to accomplish. Collect gems to unlock upgrades and new playable characters!

TIMING IS EVERYTHING In Rock Runners, nothing matches the feeling of getting a perfect run. You'll need to use all your judgement, timing and quick thinking to get three stars on every stage though!

ROCKING VISUALS Rock Runners looks absolutely stunning. Watch giant machinery churn away at the rock while the character and the obstacle course ahead come to life in dazzling colour and light.

Game Features:

  • Fast paced, arcade platforming at its best.
  • Jump, swing, and run through over 140 levels spread through four unique worlds.
  • Every level has its own set of challenges to get all the stars.
  • Futuristic space-miner theme.
  • Intuitive one-touch controls.

4. Score!

I'm so happy this game finally made it over to android. You are placed in control of a moment in Football (Soccer, for the uninitiated) and have to recreate the move down to the final strike. You can easily spend hours playing this game, especially if you're a huge Football fan!

Have you got what it takes to score the match winning goal? Recreate your favourite goals in this unique football based puzzle game. Football fan or not, this app will keep you entertained for hours! Score! World Goals is truly international in scope and comes packed with thrilling gameplay. Recreate over 300 goals from all over the world, including domestic leagues, European cups and International tournaments. Amateur, Pro & Bonus modes will keep you endlessly engrossed.

SUPER INTUITIVE GAMEPLAY Score! World Goals features a huge range of challenges to tax the most skilled football player. Players can pass, cross and shoot using the intuitive swipe mechanics whilst controls enable sensational top-corner shots. Smart defensive artificial intelligence will react to shots and passes, making you feel like you’re part of the action.

AMAZING GRAPHICS AND SOUND Score! World Goals features an ultra-realistic graphics engine which combines with retina displays to make an even more eye-popping, console-like experience than ever seen before. Over 500 motion-captured animations guarantee unparalleled levels of authenticity, whilst captivating audio and authentic commentary put you right in the heart of the action.

A STREAM OF NEW AND UPDATED CONTENT Score! World Goals will stay fresh and exciting with new levels being updated regularly. There’s also a Goal of the Day competition giving you reason to come back each and every day!

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5. Ski Safari

I'm hoping most of you will already have Ski Safari downloaded on your devices. Although the game isn't new, the devs had been fantastic at adding new content. The Christmas themed levels in particularly are brilliant! So not only is Ski Safari an item on my Jan 2014 list, it would probably also be listed on my "Best Games Ever" list (stay tuned for that one :P)

Ski Safari is where Animals, Avalanches and Action come together to create a new casual gameplay experience.

Our deep sleeping hero has to stay ahead of a relentless avalanche that threatens the local mountainsides. Sven, as we like to call him, can use animals to aid his escape from an icey end. Each of the hillside animals have different attributes to make a speedier escape. Penguins glide further, Yetis are tougher, Eagles soar to great heights, each of these can provide useful advantage for Sven. Sometimes on the slopes Sven can find fast Snowmobiles which can ferry multiple animals a maintain a very high top speed.

Staying ahead of the avalanche has its advantages and perks. Completing objectives can 'level up' Sven and increase his score multiplier. Riding animals, performing backflips add to the score and with an increased score multiplier Sven will rocketing up the highscore table with ease.