Best New Android Games for Tablets: 'Final Fantasy VI' arrives ahead of iOS

by Mike Rougeau

January 17 2014

Android comes out ahead this week in tablet games.

Square Enix fans have been awaiting the tablet and mobile port of Final Fantasy VI, which some believe to be the best game in the series, for years. And now that it's finally here, it's only out on Android.

That will change eventually, but for now it leads the pack in the best new Android games for tablets.

In other news, some great iPad games have made it over to Android finally. Try out Bad HotelRoboCop and Archangel to see what I mean.

There are new games, as well: Magnetized, Ferris Mueller's Day Off, Rube Works, and the Tamagotchi clone Wildagotchi: Virtual Pet are all worth checking out.

And come back next week for the best new iPad games.

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  • 1 Archangel
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    "The forces of evil are mobilizing in defiance of heavenly rule. As an Archangel your task is not merely to halt their rise – you must inflict a justice so brutal and uncompromising that none will ever again defy the will of Heaven. Black Tower Studios and Unity Games conjure visceral action tailored for touch in this epic clash between good and evil."

     
  • 2 Final Fantasy VI
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    "FINAL FANTASY VI first debuted in 1994 as the sixth installment in the iconic FINAL FANTASY series. Innovations included the ability to play all the main characters as the game's protagonist, and to this day, its epic story intertwining each of their fates is still highly rated and wildly popular. The characters' dramatic performances are also highly rated, including the catastrophe occurring midway through, which delivers a particular emotional jolt to players."

     
  • 3 Bad Hotel
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    "Lucky Frame finally brings their crazy musical game creation to Android: Bad Hotel. An insane hybrid of tower defence and procedural music, with beautiful art and tons of bullets. You are a budding entrepreneur, whose hotel is rather unfortunately located within the territory of Tarnation Tadstock, the Texas Tyrant. Your only defense against Tadstock’s army of seagulls, rats, yetis, and more is to build your hotel as quickly and intelligently as possible, using an array of increasingly sophisticated weapons."

     
  • 4 RoboCop
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    "Welcome to the official game of RoboCop the movie. In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. Join the OmniCorp program to become RoboCop, the ultimate law enforcement officer! Battle human crooks, robot enemies and learn how to defend the citizens from the corrupt streets of Detroit. Start your training now!"

     
  • 5 Bentley's Hackpack
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    "When he’s not planning his next heist or tracking criminals across time, Sly Cooper likes to hang out with his pals in Bentley’s arcade. As well as being a gadget guru and master hacker, trusty sidekick Bentley is also a whizz at designing videogames – and you can try your hand at three of his creations with Bentley’s Hackpack."

     
  • 6 Magnetized
    Slide 6

    "Magnetized is an abstract physics adventure game, up to 80 levels! Chasing dreams is like walking alone on an endless road, direction is so clear but way too long, trying so hard but no one knows. Is it worth it anymore? Just carry on!"

     
  • 7 Ferris Mueller's Day Off
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    Ferris Mueller’s Day Off
    $.99

    "Ferris Mueller’s Day Off — the latest point’n’click game from the creators of Forever Lost — is all about searching for a mule that is off sick. It’s full to the brim with clever puzzles, interesting characters, colourful locations and puns galore."

     
  • 8 Rube Works
    Slide 8

    "The first and only official Rube Goldberg puzzle game. Solve everyday problems in Rube’s trademark elaborate style by creating complex and hilarious machines. Is pouring a glass of juice just too straightforward and boring? Try using a jack-in-the-box, magnifying glass, string and a cymbal-wielding friend to achieve your goal. The more creative your solution the better!"

     
  • 9 Small Fry
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    "The chase is on! Swim for your life as the tiny fish Finley "Small Fry" Fryer in this thrilling and action packed ocean adventure. Swim, jump and even float though space to escape from all the perils of the seven seas. Avoid blazing fast swordfish, electric jellyfish, ink squirting octopuses, asteroids and more. How long can you out-swim the dastardly shark, Wallace "Big Mack" Mackenzie?"

     
  • 10 Sir Hoppity: Challenge of the Dragon
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    Sir Hoppity: Challenge of the Dragon
    $.99

    "From the mind of 8-year old game designer Benjamin Howard comes Sir Hoppity: Challenge of the Dragon! With only your magic carrot sword to protect you, play as Sir Hoppity through the dark forest, a rolling sand desert, and the volcano dragon’s lair. Collect treasure and buy upgrade items to defeat jumping spiders, angry wasps, sidewinder snakes, and more!"

     
  • 11 Zombie Ragdoll
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    "Get ready to be bombarded with Fun with this zombie infested physics game. The game combines the physic feel and firing of a ragdoll with zombies. It's a deadly combination that promises hours of zombie killing fun and entertainment. The game is super easy to play, simply tap to fire, but hard to master. If you love physic games, then this game will challenge you as you progress through the levels! It requires your best zombie shooting skills."

     
  • 12 Wildagotchi: Virtual Pet
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    Wildagotchi: Virtual Pet
    free

    "Wildagotchi is an unique retro-style game in which you may take care of and play with 12 adorable pets. The more you take care of your pet, the happier it is. And happy pet means pet growing fast. Take your time, feed it, clean it and play with it - all depends on you now!"

     
  • 13 TCHOW Rainbow
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    "In Rainbow, you direct light from the villainous D.D.'s Rainbow Ray through tricky levels in an effort to bring unwanted happiness and excitement to the inhabitants of a gray and mundane island. While Rainbow's control mechanics are simple, crafty levels and puzzling hazards will test your reflexes and reasoning; and badges reward you for perfecting each level."

     
  • 14 Elementalist
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    "As the hero in this epic tale you are on a mission. No, not a mission from god. You're on a mission to save the world from certain destuction! Learn new skills, gather items and master all the elements! Can you become an Elementalist? Elementalist is a Turn Based RPG designed for touch devices. Elementalist features an innovative and new mechanic which enables you to cast your chosen skill by drawing the spell symbol on your screen."

     


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