There are great smartphone games that won’t cost you a penny, and not just on iOS and Android. If you're on Windows Phone you're due some free thrills too.
Here's Stuff's pick of 25 entirely worthwhile and entirely guilt-free timekillers. Enjoy.
Read more: 25 fantastic free Android games
Angry Birds Go!
The fine-feathered birds have traded their slingshots for adrenaline-filled race karts and courses. This Mario Kart lookalike has lusciously colourful race tracks and power-ups to make the bad piggies eat dirt and knock them off course. Watch out for those darn obstacles, you don’t want to blow up your birds and end up with fried chicken.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Smash your opponents’ cars into pieces and perform impossible aerial stunts with beautifully rendered vehicles. It’s what we’ve always dreamed of - handling expensive cars and wrecking them without paying a single cent. You don't have to pay a single cent for this unrealistic racing game too.
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The name says it all. You’re the wind beneath the flower, tapping the screen and nudging it between obstacles. Sounds simple, but don’t be deceived. Applying the right amount of pressure, countering the wind’s strength, working against gravity and traps - that’s a lot of work, just to bring a mere flora to the finishing line.
In space, no one can hear you scream. But you can sure as hell wreak havoc against aliens with your thumb. Or fingers, whatever floats your boat. This space shoot’em up requires nimble fingers to navigate your ship around enemy fire. A quick release of the thumb will trigger an arsenal that includes missiles and bombs, obliterating everything in its path.
Dungeon Hunter 4
Hack. Slash. Gain experience points. Rinse and repeat. Heck, even the plot about you awakening with new powers and finding your kingdom decimated by demons sounds kind of contrived. No sir, not for true fans of dungeon crawlers. It’s all about the the loot, and there’s so much to go around in this dungeon crawler.