In the mood for a good arcade game? These are our top picks for the best Android arcade games of May 2014.
1. LEGO Star Wars Microfighters
Check out the trailer for this game in the video above.
Released in late April, LEGO Star Wars Microfighters is poised to become one of the biggest Android arcade games in May of 2014. If you dig sci-fi or loved playing with LEGO blocks as a kid, this action-packed game is right up your alley.
Fly the Millennium Falcon, or one of five other iconic ships
Multiple types of enemies
Blends two of the most popular pop culture properties into one seamless title
Only costs 99 cents
Game is still on Version 1.0, bugs/crashes have been reported
Only spans 18 levels
Controls could benefit from customization options
Sound issues have been reported
Works best with no other apps running in the background
2. Fly Catbug Fly!
Fly Catbug Fly! is a mobile game inspired by the characters from Cartoon Hangover’s Bravest Warriors. Even if you’re not a fan of the show, this game will appeal to fans of classic 80s and 90s arcade titles. The sound effects and cool graphics give this a retro-homage feel.
Feels like a classic arcade game
Great for fans of the show it is based on
Cool sound design
No IAP or upgrades, ever
Lots of fun for kids and adults
Some players are experiencing login issues with Google Play Service
Gameplay is repetitive
Game has crash bugs
Social media integration seems unnecessary for some players
Limited number of levels
3. Don’t Tap The White Tile
In the video above, you can watch a guy set an amazing record in this game.
Don’t Tap The White Tile (aka Piano Tiles on the iOS App Store) is an arcade game that is bound to appeal to both gamers and musicians. The goal is simple: avoid the white tiles, tap only the black tiles, and tap as many black tiles as possible. As you hit the black keys, you’ll create a song. Hit one wrong note, and you have to start over.
Five different game modes to enjoy
Cool piano sound effects
Great for building reflexes and dexterity
Ideal for times when you want to play a very quick game
Touch sensitivity seems to be a little bit off
Game may be stressful for some
Even with multiple modes, game feel repetitive at times
Still has a few bugs
Addictive gameplay may seriously kill your productivity
4. Mini Toss
Mini Toss got a big update on April 29, 2014. Poised to become a smash hit in the month of May, this Android arcade game pits you against the forces of darkness. This game stands out for its colorful character design, PvP modes, and the ability to earn EXP even when not actively playing.
Great support for older phones/OS: Only requires Android 1.6 and up
Easier to earn free gems after latest update
Multiple PvP modes
Great level design
Earn EXP even when you’re not playing
Requires an Internet connection to play
Master/Apprentice request system may sometimes lock up
Old server not accessible in newest version of the game
Gameplay may be too intricate for some tastes
5. Zombie Tsunami
Check out some gameplay footage of Zombie Tsunami in the video above.
In Zombie Tsunami, you play as part of a zombie horde that attacks humans and rampages through the abandoned streets of major cities. This zombie game is a must-play for anyone who likes horror games or runners.
Over 300 missions
Has earned tons of “perfect” reviews
Multiple power-ups to collect
Great casual time-waster
Ongoing “package file is invalid” error (see Google Play page for more info)
Logging in could be done more quickly
Game can feel repetitive after a while
Some users want to see more visual distinctions between the power-ups
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