Cut the Rope
Another longtime mobile favourite, Cut The Rope tasks you with solving increasingly elaborate physics-based puzzles with a well-timed swipe of your finger. Simple but very, very effective.
Super Stickman Golf 2
A stormingly addictive casual title that splices together Angry Birds, Worms and Tiger Woods, Super Stickman Golf 2 is one of those sweet spot-nailing games that has the potential to dominate your life – or at least tiny portions of it on a daily basis. It’s golf, but not as you know it.
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Pocket League Story 2
If Football Manager was Japanese, pixel-art cute and set in an alternative universe where players were far less greedy and far more professional, it’d be Pocket League Story 2. Kairosoft’s typically retro management title is twee-tastic, it’s true, but quite adorable with it. And it’s guaranteed to take up plenty of your time as you become gaffer to a tiny new soccer club with big aspirations. Can you take them to glory by boosting their stats and improving the club’s facilities? No, probably not.
Galaxy On Fire 2 HD
A spaceship shooter with a 20-hour campaign and some of the best visuals Android has to offer, Galaxy On Fire 2 is about as close to Elite as you can get in a modern mobile game. Yes, there are ads and in-app purchases, but neither spoils the experience of making your way through this grand space opera.
Angry Birds Star Wars II
There’s no shortage of free Angry Birds games out there (seven at our last count), but we thought we’d go with one of the newer instalments in the physics-based catapult-birds-to-smash-down-blocks-and-kill-pigs series.
Based around the much-maligned Star Wars prequel trilogy, it features bird types inspired by Jedi and droids and a number of familiar locations. But the “just one more go” gameplay mechanics are much the same as with older Angry Birds games.