9 Best Games for Old Android Phones

Rahul Gupta

Truth be told, as your phone gets older, its performance also degrades among other things. The first thing that many give-up on the phone is to play games.

Gaming is one thing that is hugely popular among smartphone users but, as the phone gets older, it's unable to deliver that performance or the computing force needed to play that game. 

Well, in such a scenario, should you just give up your gaming habit or is there any other solution?

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The solution is very simple. There are games on Google Play store that need minimal computing power from smartphones. Hence, such games can be easily played on your aging devices without any problem. 

While Google does not specify which game is well-suited for which device, its tough to find such games from the ocean of free games on the Play Store. 

Not to worry, my friend, as we have done all the legwork for you. Using our years of experience in mobile games, we present to you 9 best games for old Android phones.

1. Chicken Scream

How do you play games? Well, the answer would be through touch and tap, of course. 

Chicken Scream is no normal game because you cannot play it the old-fashioned way. You'll have to use your voice to control the little chicken in this game.

Yes, that true. The only way you can make this work is that you’ll have to talk or sing to make the chicken walk and scream to make it jump.

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There is no tapping involved while playing it makes this game really addictive, your voice being the sole controller.

2. Tap the Tower

Tap the Tower from Armor Games is an endless running game where the thumb rule is to survive and climb as high as you can. Sure, there are a ton of obstacles in your way but that's the whole point, it's not a cake walk. 

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This game has a series of planks connected to each other by ladders and the road to a high score is marred with rolling barrels, fiery waterfalls, and falling zombies. 

It's fun and addictive at the same time. As a player, all you need to figure out is how you are going to overcome the challenges in your way.

3. Fire Up!

If you're looking for a great game for killing time, Fire Up! is the right one to choose. It's a fairly simple game where all you have to do is shoot as many balls as you can to clear the hurdles.

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Just like any other game, it gets harder as you move up the ladder. Not only do you need to chart a path to the block with the smallest possible number but you also need to make sure that the block is cleared by the time you reach it.

Sounds simple. But trust me, it's not.

4. Boundland

If slingshots were somehow digitized, you'd have a rough version of Boundland. This drag-and-release game operates much on the principles of slingshots where all you need to do is aim for a star and hit it. Remember Angry Birds?

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No game goes without its share of enemies and Boundland is no different. As your player goes on doing its tasks, do remember to keep it out of the way of sharp red spikes and evil bosses.

5. Streets of Rage Classic

If you are born before Y2K, you should remember Sega, the popular game brand. It has once again rolled out a classic game for its Android family, globally.

The game goes by the name of The Streets of Rage Classic. It's a vintage brawl game with a few old-fashioned controls. They are virtual, however.

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As you'd expect, this sideways-moving game needs both your hands to control the gameplay, using the D-pad and the three keys to kick and bash. This Android game is available free on the Play Store. The only annoying issue here is the barrage of ads.

6. Dancing Ball 2 Music Game

Dancing Ball 2 Music Game is one of those games that look easier to play but is rather difficult to pull off.

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An evolved version of the rather popular game Piano Tiles 2, Dancing Ball 2 will require you to swipe just the right amount so that the ball lands perfectly. 

As we have mentioned earlier, it's easier said than done. I just managed to score in singular numbers, what would your highest score be?

7. Stellar Fox

Stellar Fox is a puzzle-based game, in which you have to help the fox cross the level by reaching the magical portal. The route to the magical portal is crooked so you’ll have to carve a route for the fox as soon as the level begins — using ‘stardust’ collected in the game — to help him reach the portal.

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The game gets difficult with each passing level. It has been downloaded over 500,000 times and is compatible with Android devices running version 4.1 and above.

8. Mekorama

Mekorama is a 3D puzzle game, in which you have the simple task of helping the robot reach from the starting to the endpoint by laying a platform for him one by one.

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Did we mention simple? Well, that goes for a toss as you climb the levels in the game and it gets increasingly difficult. If you like puzzles, this one is definitely worth a shot.

9. Math Duel: 2 Player Math Game

If you’d want to succeed in Math Duel, your brain and tapping skills need to be synchronized to the max. It's loaded with quirky math equations. Just as you might be thinking that you are approaching the finishing line, a tap on the wrong answer will take a point away.

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So, be careful as you mull over the math equations for you need to do that at a breakneck speed. There will be four options to choose from — addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

I would say, select all the four options and math-away to the fullest. Math Duel is a fun game and is best played on a large screen device.

Enjoy the Games Not the Graphics

Older phones cannot keep up with the high demands of new games. So, why not dial it down a couple notches? There are plenty of brilliant games out there that need no extra hardware but are absolutely fun to play. 

Let us know how you enjoyed these games in comments below. We'd love to hear from you!

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Rahul Gupta

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Rahul Gupta

Rahul Gupta has been closely following personal technology for over a decade. When not writing or talking about technology, Rahul loves to spend time with his motorbikes or brewing a nice cup of coffee.