Your Android phone or tablet isn’t just for calling, texting, work, flashing, modding, and so on. It’s also probably the family entertainment center, with the device able to stream your favorite movies right onto your TV or your favorite music through the home speakers. For many users out there, the Android device is also the children’s favorite toy, with the endless variety of games available for their pleasure. Now, they can have their own unicorn to play with.
Developed by XDA Forum Member aagames, Unicorn Pet is a virtual pet game where the player takes care of a unicorn, much like the classic ‘Tamagochis that were the craze of children everywhere a 10 years ago. Presented with splendid 3D graphics, the game allows the player nurture an adorable unicorn foal in a pleasant green grassland. The goal is for the player to sustain the unicorn’s happiness, hygiene, and hunger levels. A variety of actions can be performed, such as feeding the unicorn various foods, petting the unicorn to raise happiness, and even riding the unicorn with a built-in mini-game. In the mini-game, the player must steer their unicorn past and over obstacles while collecting coins. Coins can then be spent in the market for a selection of items and upgrades such as structures and decorations for the unicorn’s home, other foodstuffs, and potions with perks.
With a quite a bit more features not yet covered, aagames has developed an enjoyable game that captures players’ interests and commitment. Possibly a game more aimed at the young ones of the family, Unicorn Pet is sure to entertain the target audience well. It’s compatible with Android versions 2.1 and newer, and can be downloaded for free from the Play store. So if this interests you, check out the original thread for more details.
Games are a great portion of the Android apps market, and there’s no question about it, with people’s Android devices being not only for calling, texting and work, but also for entertainment, and more particularly, gaming. So it’s no wonder that numerous apps, many being games, are introduced on the XDA forums everyday. This time, it’s Manuganu.
Introduced by XDA Forum Member dahi, Manuganu is an extremely well polished, side scrolling game with gorgeous 3D graphics. The aim of the game is to guide our little fellow Manuganu, through varying terrain, requiring him to run, jump, dodge,climb and swing to safety at the ‘other end.’ Running through grassy, snowy and mountainous biomes, Manuganu has to jump from platform to platform, dodge giant swinging axes and hammers, climb walls, and swing from rope to rope—all while collecting set numbers of ‘BlueStones’ and Medallions to beat the high score.
The 3D graphics are very ‘cartoony,’ yet do not skip on detail and atmosphere, and the background music is lighthearted and fast paced. The language in ‘Manuganu’ can also be interchanged between English and Turkish with the tap of a button on the game’s home screen.
Dahi has developed an extremely well polished and engaging game for the Android platform, with future updates supporting iOS. It’s fun and free, and compatible with Android versions 2.2 and up. So if you like the sound of Manuganu, make sure to check out the original thread for more details.
Yes, pun was intended, and it was terrible. But that’s not the point. It’s the distant future and science has progressed so far that humanity now has the ability of helping the neighborhood friendly bees through their daily lives and routines with technology. However, pollution and the negative externalities of industry have weakened our bees, so you, a scientist at Cybernetics Science Laboratories, have been assigned to help out a bee.
That’s the brief backdrop of a game called Cyber Bee, an app developed by XDA Forum Member Maze Software. The aim of the game is to tap and guide your bee through a variety of mazes to reach the honeycomb on the other side, while dodging hornets and bumblebees who block your way, collecting flowers and crates full of goodies such as fuel and bullets. You can deck your bee out with different bodies, weapons and flying mechanisms which improve your bee’s performance and agility, and also allow your bee to fight back against the nasty hornets. There are four different gaming modes each consisting of fifteen levels, ingame grading system and ingame store.
Cyber Bee is most definitely a challenging game, but with a pretty fun and novel concept behind it. It is compatible with Android versions 2.2 and newer, and can be downloaded for free from the Play store. So if this sounds fun to you, head over to the original thread for more details.
Puzzle and strategy games can come in many forms and sizes. Not only do they challenge the mind, but they’re also great wasters of time. If you’re totally bored out of your mind, whip out your Android device and play a bit of Demolition Master.
Developed by XDA Forum Member AppMania_ua,, Demolition Master is a puzzle and strategy game where the player place bombs and dynamite on structures and detonates them to make the structures collapse. The player’s aim is to collapse the structures for them to fall below a pre-determined level of height by strategically placing explosives on different parts of the structures. The structures fall with somewhat realistic physics, but do keep in mind that this is just a game, so physics may be exaggerated for the sake of gameplay. There’s a pinch to zoom feature, and by long pressing the screen, a magnifying glass pops up for players to see their explosive placements more clearly. Points and coins are accumulated with each level, and coins can be spent on additional explosives in the in-game store. The downside of Demolition Master is that only 30 of the 240 levels are playable on the free version of the game.
Demolition Master is a well polished, fun puzzle game for those who want to waste a bit of time. It’s available for users of Android versions 2.2 with a free and pro version in the Play store. If you would like to try it out, check out the original thread for download and more details.
It’s most definitely true that not everyone here is a gamer. After all, XDA is a place that consists of some pretty hardcore developmental work. However, we mustn’t just simply cast aside some of the other works of development—the ones that bring a little bit of lightheartedness to development. One such instance is a game called Dracoo.
Dracoo, developed by XDA Forum Member xSheetGames, is a game where you, the player, controls an adorable dragon called Dracoo through pleasant 2D scenery while avoiding and destroying obstacles. The player controls Dracoo forwards, backwards, up, and down to dodge inanimate obstacles such as fire, boulders, and pillars. And by collecting chilli peppers scattered along the way, Dracoo can fire fireballs to kill enemies such as devil puppies on wings, as well as part of the landscape. As of now, the game has six playable levels, with more possibly being introduced in the future. XSheetGames also receives kudos for providing the opportunity for the community to contribute to the game’s development with a level creator.
Dracoo is one of those games that balances casualness and fun. It’s not too hardcore, but not too easy. Instead, it’s right there in the middle where fun can be truly enjoyed. XSheetGames has made Dracoo available on Android versions 2.3.3 and newer and free in the Play store, so whether you’re a die-hard gamer or a gaming noob like I am, head over to the original thread for more details.
Who knew cutting fruit was fun? A concept pioneered and popularized by that popular game Fruit Ninja, which made its first splash on the iPhone and then to Android and Windows Phone soon after. It’s mindlessly fun, requiring no skill whatsoever of the player to have a good time.
Well now there’s a very similar game called Fruit Slasher, independently developed by XDA Forum Member BeetlePlay, which consists of the same fruit-slashing concept as its aforementioned predecessor. Made with the Unity engine, Fruit Slasher’s gameplay simply consists of slashing various fruits such as bananas, apples, and dragonfruit—earning you the in-game currency of coins. In addition to just slashing fruit, combos can be achieved by slashing multiple fruits in quick succession to increase coins even further.
Challenge is incorporated into the gameplay with poor hamsters chucked among the fruit, which if slashed, take a strike out of the four strikes allowable. Fruits and hamsters can be slashed and cut numerous times into multiple tiny pieces and parts, and there’s also an in-game store that trades in coins.
Delivered with gorgeous graphics and very smooth animations, Fruit Slasher shows much potential and a possible competitor to Fruit Ninja in the future. BeetlePlay has made this fruit slashing madness available for all users using Android versions 2.2 and newer, and it can be downloaded from the Play store for free. If you’re interested, make sure to check out the original thread.
Android isn’t only about customization, open development and the modding / flashing / tweaking. It’s a medium for relaxation and entertainment, be it watching movies or streaming your favorite television shows, or in this case, a bit of gaming.
XDA Forum Member Wolfgang Knecht developed Scribble Racer, an unbelievably addicting yet simple game that a gamer of any level can enjoy. Designed with a very aesthetically pleasant theme of cartoons on grid paper, the goal of the game is to guide your finger, or S Pen for users of Galaxy Note and Note II, through a winding track that scrolls faster and faster the further you get into the level, allowing the user to collect various fruits, candy, coins and stars along the way increase the points you score for that level. Scribble Racer has three difficulty settings, easy, normal and hard; and they differentiate themselves with slower and faster scrolling speeds. Players can also upload their scores and view the leader board through Scoreloop. Kudos must also be given to Wolfgang Knecht for winning third prize with the app in the 2012 Samsung Smart App Challenge.
Scribble Racer is a mindlessly addicting game and enjoyable by anyone, being a well polished, well designed game with simple yet addicting gameplay. Available for free to users of Android versions 2.2 and newer, make sure to head over to the original thread for more details.
Have you ever played one of those games that requires you to slide things around, matching the various colors and shapes to create combinations, only to find yourself thinking, “this would be a lot better with some weird little googley-eyed creatures thrown into the mix?” Well, neither had I, in all honesty. But now that I’ve played Boomlings, shuffling around jewels or plain coloured blocks just won’t cut it anymore.
Boomlings is a colorful puzzle game developed by XDA Forum Member Zhenmuron. The objective is quite simple: Relocate the various different types of boomlings into groups of four or more to remove them from the board. The more you pop, the more points you earn. Be sure to make use of the various power-ups and special boomlings to pop as many as you can before backing yourself into a corner.
While this might not be the most innovative game around, it’s certainly nicely polished with some charming little animations on the boomlings themselves. It’s perfect if you have a few minutes to kill. The game runs on Android 2.2 upwards, and if you’d like to check out a short video of it in action, head on over to the original thread.
We’ve all played those games where you’re forced to wait around to let a particular scenario play out, whether it is waiting for crops to grow in farming games, or cities to grow in simulation games. And we’ve all just wanted to press an imaginary “fast forward” button in order to bypass these long delays.
Contrary to his username, XDA Senior Member StupidIdea actually had a clever idea. He developed GMD Speed Time, an app that hastens your device’s system clock. Initially created for his daughter to speed up her farming games, the app speeds up the process of various game scenarios that use the device clock as a reference.
When the app is loaded, your device’s clock will appear incorrect, but the time will revert back to normal when the app is closed. There are various clock speeds available in the app, ranging from x2 up to a maximum of x1000. Advertised as a farming game tool, the app will likely work on any other game that uses the device clock. Also note the app does require root permissions.
If you want to boost your in game time, grab GMD Speed Time from the application thread.
If you are looking for a recipe for fun, XDA Forum Member Dimmerg has a recommendation for you. He recommends that you try his Garden Troopers dish. To make this delicious dish Dimmerg has made the following recipe.
To try this fun and exciting game check out the Garden Troopers thread. This recipe for fun will keep you entertained for hours. With different difficulties and game modes, the challenges are lasting.
Platformers are a staple in modern gaming. From the old school games like Mario, to modern day powerhouses like Portal, platformers are beloved by all different walks of gamers. Capitalizing on this is XDA Member SnottyApps with his newest game, Run, Pig, Run!
Run, Pig, Run! is a unique, 2D platformer that is currently in development. The developer, rather than just making it available to just a small group, has made it public and is constantly improving gameplay based on both market and thread feedback.
The premise is simple: you control a little pig who has to make its way to the end of the level by jumping, flying, and running through various obstacles while using powerups. So far the developer has included chili peppers which allow you to fly, and beer (yes beer!) which allows you to sprint faster. He even included a boss level so you that once you get the hang of the gameplay you can put your skills to the test.
So head on over to the thread here and show this game some love. Run little piggies, run.
I’ve met very few people in this world who do not like money. It stands to reason then, that someone would create a game using greed to make a life or death decision; XDA Member coder1cv8 has done just that with his latest creation, Money or Death.
Your objective is simple: get the money on the ground without being killed by the snake. According to coder1cv8 the game features:
+ great graphic and sound effects
+ realistic animation
+ this game is absolutely free
+ you and your friends may compete with help of OpenFeint
+ it’s simply gambling and fun
Having played the it, I can say that the gameplay is fun and the user interface/graphics are very well designed. Although repetitive, Money or Death is an excellent time killer and a great way to gamble without actually endangering your life. Head on over to the thread here and give the game a try. Don’t die.
Diverse entertainment is key to avoiding monotony in our everyday routines. Too often we play games which are neither unique nor original. Fortunately for those of us who are bored with the mundane, XDA Member reiti.net has come to our aid with his latest game, Robo Miner.
Robo Miner is a fresh twist on an old idea: mining puzzle games. You start at the ground level (the top in mining) and make your robot dig through the treacherous mine in search of the prized gem at the bottom. Along the way you’ll encounter falling boulders and complex pathways, increasing the need to collect ore and mystery prizes used to upgrade your robot.
Once you’ve found the gem you’ll be transported to a new, larger level and the cycle will repeat. The game gets difficult rather quickly, and requires every item in your aresenal to make it to the bottom. Interestingly the fun level of the game is not lost over long periods, and you’ll find yourself coming back for more time and time again. So head on over to the thread here and give it a spin. Wake your brain up.