July 2018 has been an amazing month for gamers. The much-anticipated Asphalt 9: Legends made its debut along with a bunch of cool Android games like Alto’s Odyssey, Life is Strange and the exciting Pokemon Quest. However, these were not the only games that released last month on the Play Store.
In this post, we have curated a list of all the fresh and new Android games that you’ll surely get you hooked.
1. Asphalt 9: Legends
Of course, the first game has to be Asphalt 9: Legends. Just a week old and yet the app has already garnered more than a hundred thousand reviews on the Play Store.
With great graphics and a new control system, Asphalt 9 aims to change how we play racing games on our smartphones. This game, however, has many compatibility issues on Android and you might encounter an issue such as the dreaded error Error Code 495 when playing it on non-flagship devices.
2. Alto’s Odyssey
Similar to Alto’s Adventure, Odyssey is an absolutely gorgeous game with stunning landscapes and a cool gameplay. If you ask me, there are very few games that can match up to the surreal satisfaction that Alto brings. And yeah, I am not exaggerating.
The gameplay remains the same. You have Alto cruising down slopes collecting coins and stars. Only this time the icy slopes have been replaced by sand dunes and desert. And yeah, the llamas are also missing.
Alto’s Odyssey has a bunch of landscapes to choose from like shipwrecks, castles, and huge hot air balloons.Pro Tip:
3. Life is Strange
Last month also marked the debut of Life is Strange, the popular iOS game, on Android. For those who are unaware, this is a narrative-based interactive adventure game where the gameplay depends on the choices you make, much like Mass Effect.
Needless to say, the graphics are exceptional and unlike the usual lot, you won’t be given a set of ugly cards to select your choice. The game follows the life of Max who has a unique superpower of rewinding time (remember The Butterfly Effect?).
You’d have to interact with the other characters to build the storyline and push it forward. Though it requires a lot of patience to play this cult-hit game, I bet you’d love it in the long run.
4. Skater – Let’s Skate
What would have happened if Alto got himself an ultra cool skateboard? Well, the result would have been Skater.
This game bears similar graphics and is accompanied by a great background score. It’s a one tap game and it throws a variety of hurdles and twists at you.
If you loved Alto, I am sure you’ll love this one also.
5. Pokémon Quest
Pokémon Quest is the newest Pokémon game in the market and trust me, it’s wild, and not to mention super adorable. It’s a simple game with easy to manage controls.
As an explorer, you have to befriend a Pokemon and explore the island and get to the action of collecting power stones, evolving Pokémon and well, fight them.
To keep things challenging yet interesting, you have to cook (yep, you read that right) to attract new Pokémons. The harder you work on the recipe, the rarer Pokémon you attract.
6. Fatal Flap
Fatal Flap is a super challenging endless arcade game with a simple objective. Make the ball pass through different hurdles. Easier said than done. The ball is heavy and before you know it, it escalates quickly from easy to hard before you can move a couple of inches!
It took me around 10-12 different attempts to at least get me across the first hurdle. My advice is to start with Classic to get a hold of the game.
7. The Fish Master!
The Fish Master — the name pretty much spells out what this game is about. What it doesn’t indicate is how addictive and fun this game can be. You will be given a default fish line of 40 meters which can catch around 3 fishes.
Your job is to catch fishes, increase your earnings and improve your fishing business (the length of the line and the number of fishes it can catch). A decent time killer and a perfect game to play when you have nothing else to do.
The only downside of this game is the sheer number of ads. Thankfully, you can easily bypass ads if you switch to the airplane mode i.e. if you can afford to stay off the grid for some time.
8. Battle Of Survival: Battlegrounds Strike Sniper
If you love sniper shooting games, you can give the Battle of Survival a shot. It pulls you into a world of intense battles where the thumb rule is to survive and well, kill enemies in the process.
The controls are easy and the characters are easy to manage. You just have to aim and shoot and yeah, stay alive.
9. Shadow Fighter
The core of Shadow Fighter is similar to most of the arcade fighting games where you have to beat your enemies with your fighting skills.
Only this time the enemies are better, faster, and needless to say ruthless. The controls are easy. The left thumb pad controls the direction whereas the right one controls the fighting style.
The weapons include a bunch of old-world weapons like hammer, ax, bow, and arrow.Pro Tip:
10. Space Shooter Galaxy Attack
We all space games, don’t we? The amazing graphics and special shooting effects and the swarm of tiny alien ships somehow end up giving me a mindless satisfaction. Corennity was one such beautiful example and a new game to join this league is Space Shooter.
Your goal, as the last survivor, is to prevent the take-over of your galaxy by aliens.
It’s a fast-paced game where you have to aim your shots precisely at the enemy swarms. The effects are beautiful, however, I’d advise handling the boss with care.
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So which of these will you play first? The Fish Master has proved to be my ultimate time-eater game. What’s yours?
Last updated on 13 July, 2021
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