There isn’t a whole lot of games that exist that take advantage of the barcode scanners available for Android. While most usually are terrible in one form or another, there are a few exceptions to the rule. One exception is Barcode Beasties which recently started back up with updates and development. Another possible exception comes in the form of Barcode City.
EA Mobile, not known for their support of Android due to their lack of games released onto the market as well as the quality of the games, aims to turn that around with their newest release. FIFA 10 just landed on the Android market and brings with it a huge amount of customization for teams and your own player as well as 3D graphics and touchscreen controls.
Pocket Racing Gameplay Video
While there are a lot of racing games for Android available on the market, everything from 2D to 3D, you can expect pretty much the standard feature set one would find in a racing game. Tracks to pick, other cars to race, possibly even multiplayer. Pocket Racing offers you a dose of old school top-down racing with a very neat feature not seen elsewhere.
Not too long ago we here at Droid Gamers reviewed the game Time Chaos by OrangePixel. Time Chaos is a little retro side-scrolling game where you shoot the enemies and collect power-ups. What started as a small free game has turned into a much larger game with the update that was released today on the Android market.
There are a few developers who like to do sales on their games for whatever special holiday or reason they want, Chillingo often does it with their iPhone/iPad games as does Gamevil and occasionally even Gameloft. Glu also does it as well and they plan on doing it again for this upcoming July 4th holiday with a bunch of their games going on sale for only $0.99USD.
Pirate Islands is a turn-based strategy game developed by mkoss (a.k.a Mobilsoft) and is a lot like GalaxIR Star or any other turn-based world map conquering game only this game is in the theme of pirate taking over islands. Your goal is to conquer all the islands on the map which sounds easy enough except for all the other Pirate crews trying to do the same thing.
Fuzzies by Polarbit Gameplay Video
There has only been one real Lemmings clone or style game on the Android market called Bunny Mania. Other then that if you want to play a Lemmings style game you are pretty much locked down to using an emulator. Well not anymore because Polarbit, who makes some of the best 3D games for Android, just released Fuzzies which is a Lemmings type of game.
With Froyo on it’s way to a Android 2.1 phone near you, Flash gaming is on the way which we have talked about multiple times already. The test release of Froyo and Flash 10.1 beta gave us the ability to test it out a bit. Kongregate already mentioned that they will support Android 2.2 as have other sites including Popcap but today they came right out and officially announced it.