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Old Game Favorites for Your New Android Phone

written by: •edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/3/2011

Some of the oldest and most addictive games of all time for your Droid

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    Remember Snake?

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    Growing up I use to play Snake on the Commodore 64, the object of the game is very simple, eat all of the shapes that occur on the screen. The more you eat the larger your snake gets, hit your own tail or run into a wall and your game is over. While the game starts out simple it quickly becomes harder as your tail grows. Your snake will also get faster as you eat more yellow dots, adding to the difficulty of each bite you take.

    Snake For Google Android 

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    Tetris For Google Android

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    The freeware version of Tetris on Google Android is setup to utilize your devices touchscreen capabilities. The main gameplay screen is setup in the middle of your device, making it simple to see pieces as they drop, while the score, level and best score options are all aligned down the left side of the screen. Users can also see the "next" piece and completed line numbers along the same side of the screen. Controlling Android Tetris is also very simple, just click on the left and right options below the gameplay screen and use the up arrow to rotate pieces. It's a very simple, yet addicting touchscreen version of the game.

    Tetris Freeware For Google Android 

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    Pipes For Google Android

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    Just like Snake and Tetris, Pipes has been around since the 1980's and it's a very fun and addicting puzzler. The premise is simple, rotate the pipes you're given so you can reach from the beginning point to the end point of each puzzle. The graphics are fairly basic, but the output is nice and being able to see the next four pieces that you'll receive lends itself well to strategy building. With obstacles that get in the way and simple touchscreen gameplay, it's a very easy and yet oddly addicting game to play.

    Pipes For Google Android 

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    Puzzles For Google Android

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    Puzzles is one of the most downloaded Google Android freeware games to date and given the number of mobile puzzle fans out there it doesn't really surprise me that the games 27 different puzzle options are possible. With Sudoku, Minesweeper and various other old school Mac and PC games to choose from the games are all very simple, yet great to pass a few minutes when your on your 15 minute breaks from work or waiting in line at the supermarket.

    Puzzles For Google Android 

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    Connect 4 For Google Android

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    If you haven't noticed at this point, my Freeware favorites are all about the classics and Connect 4 takes those games from electronic to board games. In this classic users must drop in their pieces and complete four of the same color in a row either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The graphics are very basic however the touchscreen functionality is top notch and two player mode is also available for those long trips when you want to keep both of your kids quite and playing together.


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    As I've mentioned a few times in this article, these are very simple games, yet their addicting and fun to play. If you're a big favorite of the classics you will probably love these games.

    Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite Google Android games and we'll get a review of your favorite freeware options.