When we’re talking about the impact of indie games in the gaming market, a few names come to mind. Though everybody’s got a lot of feelings about what should be on the list, there’s one game that probably makes it onto most people’s. Spelunky might be one of the best games of recent years, and it’s influence has trickled down to games of all kinds. That said, it was originally exclusive to PC and we’ve never been able to enjoy it on mobile devices … until now. Spelunky Classic HD is a port of the original Spelunky that brings the same challenging experience to Android devices.
Apps to improve both body and mind are all the rage these days. Standing out among the main new releases on Android is adidas All Day, a tool with the seal of quality from the famed German sports brand. It still hasn’t officially launched globally, but you can download and use it already no matter where you are from here on Uptodown.
Bohemia Interactive forged its reputation mainly with its realistic military action saga ARMA, which hit new heights of fame thanks to the amateur mod DAYZ. Later on this mod would get absorbed by the company itself and is currently under development. In the meantime the studio has made certain overtures to the mobile market with, for example, its Arma Mobile Ops and now Mini DAYZ, a 2D adaptation of the game that includes the vast majority of the features from the original. Plus it’s 100% free and has no in-app purchases of any kind.
The basic idea behind flowkey is straightforward enough: it helps you learn to play the piano by teaching you how to play certain songs with explanatory videos and then detecting and correcting your mistakes through its note recognition system. But its aspirations go much further: this didactic platform uses an interactive visual system to let you replicate what you see onscreen, and even get lessons on technique and theory to help you become a talented pianist … or at least get started on your journey toward becoming one.
Since the release of the world’s most famous candy matching game things appear to be going pretty swimmingly for its developer. King has continued to release simple and addictive titles that have become go-to entertainment on a good number of Android devices. The latest addition to this clan of games is Legend of Solgard, a fun mix of genres that works perfectly in an alluring Norse mythology setting.
Viral content is a phenomenon as intense as it is fleeting. Internet culture has made it so that certain videos and images become instant obsessions around the globe – even if only for very short periods of time. One of the latest memes to make the rounds is “The Floor Is Lava“, a viral hit that has been reborn as a bunch of video games.
Ever since George A. Romero came out with the classic 1968 hit Night of the Living Dead, zombies have basically permanently occupied the public imagination. The zombie revolution in the gaming world has been much more recent, though, with an endless number of post-Apocalyptic titles exploding on the market. The number of undead may have tapered off in number in recent years, but zombies still have a lot of muscle – and titles like Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare are the proof.
Unlike arcade driving games, simulators try to stay faithful to real physics to deliver an experience closer to what you’d actually feel behind the wheel of a vehicle. This may make for controls that are rather harder to handle, but that’s all part and parcel of the realism that so many driving game enthusiasts are after. The Android catalogue has got room for everything and there’s one particular saga we should highlight: Driving Zone has a few games under its belt and a terrific rendering engine plus a good number of vehicles for you to drive.
While golf doesn’t have the mass appeal of many other sports, golf simulator games sure have kept a lot of us entertained for the past few decades. Tons of games let you enjoy this sport virtually and draw gamers like a magnet. The latest member of this family has set tongues wagging, and with good reason: Golf Clash is a fun golf game that will keep you hooked thanks to its simple premise.
Though practically any mobile browser worth its salt has mechanisms to allow anonymous and secure web browsing, there are also dedicated apps that do the same thing. Mozilla has joined the club with an alternative version of its popular web browser: Firefox Focus lets you access webpages in a fully anonymous and secure way over an app that eliminates your entire history when you close it just as if you were in an incognito session, and lets you adjust a handful of other security parameters, too.