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Humble Bundle Android games

I’ve bought every Humble Bundle which features Android games, but due to a lack of time I’d never really played many of them! So to rectify this I’ve started going through the list of games I’ve not played alphabetically and trying each game out. I’m going to keep a list here of my progress through the games, including details of whether I liked the game and whether or not I completed it.

  • AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) – a game where you jump off buildings, gaining points for style and timing. I didn’t really get the hang of the controls and it didn’t seem interesting enough for me to persevere with it.
  • Anodyne – an RPG which had some interesting concepts, I played through a few levels – if I had more free time I probably would have stuck with it but I’ve abandoned it for now.
  • Anomaly: Warzone Earth (completed) – a reverse tower defence game. I loved it and played it to completion.
  • Anomaly: Korea (completed) – the sequel to Warzone Earth, again I enjoyed it and played it to completion.
  • Anomaly 2 (completed) – I didn’t find it quite as enjoyable as the first two games, but still played it to the end.
  • Another World (completed) – an old platformer reinvented for mobile phones. I actually played this a while back when I still used an Xperia Play as my main phone, so had the benefit of proper controls. I played it through to the end.
  • Aquaria – a sidescrolling action/adventure game. I’ve got this installed currently and have played it for an hour or so, I’m in two minds as to whether to continue or not. I eventually uninstalled this, it just didn’t grab me and with my limited available gaming time I decided to move on.
  • Badland – a sidescrolling action game, the control is similar to Flappy Bird in that you touch the screen to go up, and let go to fall down. I’m about halfway through the first ‘day’, it’s good to pick up and play a level when time permits. The game started to become a bit unforgiving, and I wasn’t enjoying it enough to persevere, so I stopped about halfway through the first lot of levels.
  • BIT.TRIP BEAT – a music game which is similar to Pong. I had heard good things about this game but when I finally got around to playing it I found it a bit dull so uninstalled it.
  • Bad Hotel – you have to build a hotel and prevent it being destroyed by various things trying to attack it. An interesting concept but I got a bit bored after a few levels and uninstalled it.
  • Bag It! – you have to fill shopping bags in the most efficient way possible. It’s very well done and I still have it installed, but haven’t played it for a while.
  • Beat Hazard Ultra – a twin stick shooter which uses your MP3 collection to build the levels. An interesting concept but I found the controls a bit fiddly so didn’t play it for long.
  • Bladeslinger (completed)I currently have this as my main tablet game. I’m quite enjoying it so far despite the fiddly controls. It’s a third person action game where you control a cowboy with a metal arm and gun/sword combo. I’ve finished it now – it’s short but enjoyable. A tip for Humble Bundle owners – if you go to buy stones/coins and register your email address, you get 30 free spirit stones and over 100,000 coins for free! More than enough to get through the game and make it much easier!
  • Bloons TD 5 – A tower defence game. I played through one round, it’s OK but not enough to make me keep playing for longer.
  • Breach & Clear – A tactical strategy game, where each side takes it in turn – the player has to breach and clear a room or area of terrorists. I found it a bit fiddly to control at first but now I’m really enjoying it and will play it through to completion.
  • Canabalt HD – an endless runner platformer where you only control when the character jumps. A bit simplistic for my tastes.
  • Doctor Who: Legacy – a match three type game based on Doctor Who (surprise!) I played this quite a lot when it first came out, but it required a lot of grinding or in-app purchases so I uninstalled it.
  • Osmos – a physics-based puzzle game, nice and calm gameplay, I still have it installed but haven’t played it much.
  • Plants vs Zombies – one of the most famous tower defence games, it’s good fun but haven’t got it installed, I only played a few levels originally.
  • rymdkapsel (completed) – a real time strategy game, very minimalist. I loved it! It has a short playing time once you get the hang of things, but it’s very enjoyable.
  • Super Hexagon – one of my most played Android games, I bought it when it first came out and have played it many, many times. It’s a game where you have to move a small triangle to avoid colliding with incoming walls. The music is brilliant.
  • The Room (completed) – an excellent puzzle game, played to completion.
  • The Room Two (completed) – another excellent puzzle game, although not quite as good as the first one. Played to completion.
  • World of Goo (completed on other systems) – I’ve played this on so many other platforms (Wii, PC) that I’ve not yet installed it on an Android device, but it’s a great game.
  • Uplink – a hacking simulator, it’s very addictive.

I’ll update this as I get through the rest of the games on the list, there are plenty more still to go!