Android is the most popular smartphone operating system in the world right now. One of the reasons why Android is so popular is the number of apps it has to offer. Out of all, gaming is one area where Android is immensely popular. There is a large number of games available across several genres.
While talking about genres, gaming on Android has evolved beyond any convention. One of the most popular genres is the endless category. These games practically have no end, as the name suggests, and one can play them for hours.
However, just being endless is not enough to become a great game and the reason why people are getting hooked on is the level of difficulty they offers that really tests your skills.
Here, we are talking about 6 interesting yet challenging free endless games for Android. If you think that you are up for the challenge, make sure to download and try out all these games.
1. Alto's Adventure
Alto's Adventure is a story about a mountain boy who loves snowboarding and is out on a mission to catch all his llamas that are running stray on the mountain.
Your job as the player is to guide Alto through all the twists and turns of the snow-clad mountains making sure that he completes his tasks.
To make things challenging, the game throws a variety of hurdles on your way. These include rocks, endless pits, and nosey elders who are on a mission to stop Alto.
There are no stages in this game, instead, the game has levels. As you keep crossing them, you unlock new players with new talents. Some let Alto do back-flips quickly or slide down the mountains faster. Overall, this game promises hours of fun and you will definitely learn some new skills while playing it.
2. Papery Planes
If you love making and flying paper-airplanes, this game is definitely made for you. Papery Planes is a wonderful adaptation of one of the best childhood memories as a never-ending game. You, as the player, are responsible for maneuvering a paper plane through all the rocks on its way.
Easy, right? Well, not so much as the artificial intelligence used by the game is smarter than you think. It actually anticipates your move and presents new challenges as you progress. The objective of the game is simple — you have a paper plane that you have to fly through all the hurdles while collecting coins.
Once you have collected enough coins, you can use them to upgrade your inventory, which is your airplane. Smaller, more Agile paper-airplanes are more expensive but, as you progress, you'll definitely need them as the difficulty keep increasing every second.
Voted as the Editor's Choice game on the Play Store, 2048 is one of the most challenging games available now. The objective of the game is very simple. All you need to do is keep adding the numbers presented in the form of squares and make a square with a bigger number.
To keep things challenging yet interesting, there are a number of squares that you start with and, as you go further, the number keeps increasing. Your role as the player is to keep the field clear with a minimum number of squares. Basically, the game requires you to anticipate and play. You really have to think about the result of your move with respect to the present situation and the upcoming scenario.
Although the objective of the game is to create a square with the number 2048, I'm sure that it'll be long before you achieve that number.
4. Break Liner
We all love rockets, don't we? Imagine a game where you are in charge of one rocket and your responsibility is to take that rocket to new heights by simply moving it across a line. Sounds really simple, right? However, there's a twist.
The artificial intelligence engine adopted by the game recognizes your pattern and learns from it. What this means is that the better you play the more difficult the game becomes.
There are a variety of challenges that the game throws at you. This includes lines that change shape and explode and a variety of other challenges. You have to be really quick to succeed and this game will definitely improve your hand-eye coordination.
5. Smash Hit
Do you find this name a bit odd? I do too. Smash Hit involves breaking glass objects with the help of steel balls. Don’t know about you but I find it oddly satisfying.
Nonetheless, the game employs a brilliant physics engine that captures and reanimates the shattering of glass in the most realistic way.
The game offers a number of stages, through which you can learn the tactics of gameplay. Once you master them, you can move on to the more difficult stages or get into the endless Zen mode where all you need to do is smash through all the objects.
Don't take this game lightly as it constantly throws random surprises at you. You will have to be on your toes at all time while playing this game. One wrong move and you lose all your balls. However, if you are careful enough, you will be rewarded well. If you keep moving on without much damage, you are awarded more and more power in the form of multiple balls that you can shoot at the same time.
6. Snake vs Block
Don't get fooled by the word snake in the title. This game is not as simple as the snake game that was one of the highlights of Nokia phones some million years ago. Jokes apart, Snake vs Block demands speedy calculation and lightning fast hand-eye coordination.
The objective of the game is to make sure that the snake never comes in contact with a block bigger than its size. Whenever the snake touches a block, its size is reduced corresponding to the number present on the block. So, as you might have guessed correctly, your objective is to keep moving forward while making sure that the snake always has more numbers than the block it is going to encounter and that there are power-ups to keep you in healthy competition.
As always, the game engine will keep you on your toes by increasing the difficulty level as you progress. Once you're addicted to this game, there is no turning back.
This is Not the End
While the games mentioned on this list are endless, they do come with a certain level of difficulty that will help you improve your reflexes.
By reflexes, we don't just mean your hand-eye coordination or hand movements but your analytical, reasoning, and anticipatory skills as well. Games such as these are a great way to improve your mental capabilities and we are sure that you will have a lot of fun playing them.
Let us know which of the above games impressed you the most. We'd love to hear from you.