It’s almost the end of 2016 and while most people would say good riddance to a terrible year, for tablet gamers there have been some exceptional gaming experiences – and some great devices that provide them. It’s common sense that if you want the best Android gaming experience, then a tablet is a must and the games available and optimised for the tablet could be a huge boost to sales over the festive period. Here is our pick of games you definitely should be experiencing on the larger screen of your new tablet.
This cross-platform action-adventure role-playing game has you take on the role of Flux Dabes, a galactic delivery driver who must fight, tame and craft his way through the insane world of Woanope. Developers Butterscotch Shenanigans have a number of intergalactic titles that are also worth your time, but Crashlands is perhaps the most engaging of the lot. An epic story arch, great pace and progression and a host of interesting characters, such as your trusty sidekick cargo palette named JuiceBox. This game is best played on a tablet because in essence it’s a crafting game with heaps of items you’ll want to create and collect – which makes scrolling through your inventory much easier on a device with a bigger screen.
A development by In Touch Games, the in-house slot games developer for the leading online casino mFortune, this semi-sequel to the hugely popular Buster Safe is chockfull of mini-games to keep players entertained. With great bonuses for first-time and regular players, colourful design, simple gaming structure and easy deposit options, they’ve managed to develop an entertaining, easy to play slot game that is exclusive to only their members. In Touch Games have been smart in their game development by optimising their content to be not only accessible, but actually look appealing on multiple devices, so you can be sure that the graphics and functionality will be tailored to your device and functioning as intended.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Described as a multidirectional shooter game, this addictive and quite attractive game sees you take control of a tiny spaceship and pilot your craft through a range of progressively complex and pleasing 3D maps. This third instalment in the Geometry Wars series has independent game developers Lucid taking over from Bizarre Creations, the game developers who originally created the shooter as a mini-game within Project Gotham Racing. With 100 levels, 12 different battle modes and 15 different 3D grids to master there’s plenty here to keep you strapped in for. For tablet gamers, the experience of the constant HD colour explosions that come with each battle is enhanced on the larger crisper screen device.
Minecraft: Story Mode
With a great story, simple gameplay, charming graphics and everything you’d expect to see incorporated from the Minecraft universe, this game is a must for fans of the original title. Game developers Telltale Games has become the masters of the episodic point-and-click graphic adventure game with other themes based on Game of Thrones, Batman and The Walking Dead proving hugely popular. Those other titles are too violent and dark for kids, but this Minecraft narrative is more family-friendly, though still appealing to serious adult gamers. As with all these titles, there are time-sensitive events that make this game more suitable for tablet play as you’ll need to be fast and accurate to progress.