Best New Android Games for Tablets: make your iOS friends jealous with a few new Android exclusives

by Mike Rougeau

February 28 2014

Android gets some exclusives this week, while some hits migrate over from iOS.

Now's the time to check out what iPad gamers have been playing with Rocket Robo, The Room Two, Swordigo, Tilt to Live 2, Shadow Blade, and Mikey Shorts hitting Android. Other games have arrived at the same time on both platforms: Out There, Fright Fight, Only One, Cubed Snowboarding R-Type 2, etc.

But more importantly, there are some Android exclusives this week as well! Try the pixelated horror game NothingElse, the minimalist avoidance game Linebound, and the cube-shaped puzzler Cubot to make your iPad-using friends jealous.

Click through the slideshow for more!

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  • 1 Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous
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    Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous

    "Return to a world of fast-paced, tilt-only arcade action! You’ll flee a relentless onslaught of dastardly dots, desperately darting between single-use weapon orbs. Each orb provides a unique burst of fiery relief! Sometimes it’s lasery relief. It really depends."

  • 2 Shadow Blade
    Slide 2

    "Kuro is a young man on his quest to become the Shadow Blade. He must seek the teachings of the last remaining ninja master. You will guide him through challenging levels, around countless traps, sneaking past enemies or right over their dead bodies. You have to be fast, be stealthy, be aware of your environment. You have to be a ninja. Shadow Blade is a fast paced action platformer game for Android Devices with intuitive touch controls. It features intuitive touch controls and an array of weapons and challenging levels. Becoming a ninja is at your fingertips!"

  • 3 Out There
    Slide 3

    "You are an astronaut awaking from cryonics not in the solar system, but... out there... in a far and unknown place of the galaxy. In Out There, you will have to survive, tinkering your ship with what you can gather drifting in the void, and spot garden planets to refill your oxygen supply."

  • 4 Pathogen
    Slide 4
    Pathogen - Strategy Board Game

    "Pathogen is an award-winning single and multiplayer strategy board game for mobile and tablet devices developed by Birnam Wood Games. Designed with the classic board game experience in mind, Pathogen brings mechanics and play styles of classics like Chess and Go to a whole new level."

  • 5 Mikey Shorts
    Slide 5

    "Mike Meade and Mike Gaughen met on an internet message board for the iOS game 'Hook Champ.' The two became very competitive and battled for global domination. After a year of fierce, virtual combat, the handsome warriors discussed the possiblitity of joining forces and creating a game of their own. At the start of 2011, BeaverTap Games was born. With their first title 'Mikey Shorts', the gentlemen hope to show the fun and exciting world of speedrunning 2D platformers to a casual crowd, while still including enough challenge for talented gamers to enjoy."

  • 6 8StepTower
    Slide 6

    "This is action puzzle action game."

  • 7 Card City Nights
    Slide 7

    "Card City Nights is not a traditional card-trading game. It's an adventure game with zany characters to meet and weird locations to explore. In the center is our new card battle system that breaks away from the fantasy TCG mold with connecting cards to form combos."

  • 8 R-Type 2
    Slide 8

    "R-Type II is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1989. This classic old-school game is the sequel to R-Type and the story takes place two years after. The player controls a ship called the R-9C which is an improved version of its predecessor, the R-9."

  • 9 Only One
    Slide 9

    "Only One is an arena style sword fighting game where you grab a magic sword declaring yourself the 'Only One' and then proceed to push and destroy waves of enemies off a pillar in the sky."

  • 10 Fright Fight
    Slide 10

    "Harness your skills and battle your friends for monster domination! Fright Fight is a 3D Real-Time Online Multiplayer Brawler infused with RPG system elements."

  • 11 Cubed Snowboarding
    Slide 11

    "Crash into snowmen, grind on railings, launch off halfpipes and go careening off of cliffs in this fun, fast, little, retroish 3d game!!!"

  • 12 Linebound
    Slide 12

    "Linebound is a challenging and fast-paced game about avoiding obstacles, but with a twist. Your path is randomly generated each time you play. Can you keep track of the direction you're going while simultaneously avoiding obstacles? What is down and what is up?"

  • 13 NothingElse
    Slide 13

    "NothingElse is a short macabre tale. Try to grasp the sense of this weird story through symbolism and riddles."

  • 14 Roid Rage
    Slide 14

    "SUP, SPACE PILOT. Our JUICE tanker crashed and spilled a fat juice load into a nearby asteroid field, and we need someone to GET IN THERE and recover all that SWEET, SWEET JUICE. You're the best person for the job, because you happened to be nearby and you've got an infinite supply of extremely fragile space ships. Just think of this as an unpaid internship."

  • 15 RPG Alphadia Genesis
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    RPG Alphadia Genesis

    "Alphadia Genesis boasts a rich multifaceted story that revolves around Fray, an Archleign's guild member and Corone, a knight in the Ghalzabine Army. As their journey progresses and conflicting national interests come to the forefront, it becomes apparent that it will take more than a little work on both their parts if their relationship is to weather the boding storm on the horizon."

  • 16 Cubot
    Slide 16

    "Cubot is a simple and addictive puzzle game. The goal is to move cubes towards tiles of the same color. If you have multiple cubes, they move simultaneously!"

  • 17 Rocket Robo
    Slide 17

    "In the middle of space stands a solitary lighthouse. A beacon of light for travellers lost. Inhabited by a little robot and his friend, an elderly tinker who built him. They would often play games for fun but their very favourite thing was sitting together, watching the stars glisten. One unusual day however there were no stars to be seen, they had just gone!"

  • 18 The Room Two
    Slide 18

    "Welcome to The Room Two, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world. The much anticipated sequel to ‘The Room’, recipient of a BAFTA award, is here at last. Follow a trail of cryptic letters from an enigmatic scientist known only as "AS" into a compelling world of mystery and exploration."

  • 19 Swordigo
    Slide 19

    "Run, jump and fight your way through a vast world to defeat the spreading corruption."


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