When it comes to mobile gaming, there are just so many free games out there that it’s hard to choose which ones are worthy of being downloaded and which ones aren’t worth the time or space on your mobile device. However, there is one aspect of all the ‘free’ downloads that has many people a bit frustrated and that is the fact that some require an in-app payment before getting the rest of the story line.
This is all well and good if it is a game you really enjoy, but to work your way through a game simply because you’ve downloaded it only to get so far and then to be required to pay does get a bit tedious. Following is a list of the top Android games released so far in 2016 that you can at least download for free. Be mindful that some you will need to pay the in-app fee to get the complete story line.
1. The Executive
This one is being listed first because it is the perfect mobile game for Androids to be played especially when commuting home from a lousy day at the office. Ever feel like getting a sucker punch in on the boss? Here you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that. Well, it won’t be your real boss, but maybe you can work out some frustrations here so they don’t carry over to the next day at the office. The first stages, 30 of them, come with the download but to unlock the remaining stages you will need to pay the £2.14 in-app price. Players looking to vent their frustrations find this well worth the cost!
2. Kill the Plumber
Complete with a ‘fake Mario” Kill the Plumber can be downloaded from the Play Store for £2.99 and most who are leaving reviews state that it is one of the more entertaining games. There are several dozen screens where you get to off the bad guys with the fake Mario spade, the bad guys being Thwomps, Goombas and Boos. As you dig down deeper into levels of the earth the game grows in complexity but one thing is clear, the Android version is more ‘authentic’ than the iOS version that is also available.
3. Blown Away: First Try
Here is a game you can download and try for free but there is a cost of £2.14 to unlock so that you can continue playing. The IAP does not seem to be much of an annoyance based on the number of downloads it is getting from the Play Store, because fans are thrilled with the 120 different levels across different worlds. This is one mobile game that you won’t easily get bored playing. Although it is an action-type board game, many players liken it to getting addicted to mobile arcade slots games. The only difference is there are no real prizes to win here.
4. A Good Snowman
This is a game that is truly charming and the word out is that the developers are to be given praise for the remarkable efforts they put into making this game as technologically savvy as some of the much higher priced games for gaming systems like PlayStation and Xbox. It is a puzzle game where the snowman works himself through puzzles that increase in complexity as the game progresses. For the low cost of £3.99 you can get a game for your mobile device that is premium in quality for the low price of an app. You need to pay the price first, but you won’t be disappointed with the quality of the production.
5. Power Hover
Free to download with an in-app fee of £2.99, Power Hover, is an action packed game in which a master thief is pursued by the ‘hero’ who is after finding the stolen batteries that are the power source for the city. The hero is a droid that rides a skateboard and as he skates through the city you are able to see minimalist ‘scenery’ that is quite eye-catching. Fast paced and fun, this is one of the offerings that will need the fee in order to work your way through the entirety, but with an already huge following, the small fee doesn’t seem to bother its fans.
These are truly five top Android games so far this year. With offerings like these, it will be interesting to see what the remainder of the year holds. If these are a sampling of what’s still to come, it could prove to be one of the most amazing mobile gaming years ever. Let’s see what the future holds.