Amazon is big on value, and now you can get a Fire tablet for £50 (or US$50). £50! And slightly better options from the retailer-turned-gadget-maker aren't dramatically more expensive.
Granted, you're not getting a premium iPad-like experience, but it's a tablet capable of playing most apps, media, and games at a bargain-basement price. And what a selection of games you'll find. Amazon's Appstore is nearly as well-stocked as Google's own Play Store, with many thousands of options to explore.
Looking to load up your new Fire tablet with great games? Here are our picks for the top 20 games available today.
Best number puzzler today? Believe it: Threes! is easy to grasp, but it's utterly brilliant. You'll add like-numbered tiles together to create the largest you can on the board, but each swipe moves every tile in sight - and a new tile is added. Given the cramped space, you'll have to keep blending tiles or else you'll run out of space. Successful play requires obsessive planning, but it feels plenty rewarding to keep nudging up your top score.
Smash Hit (Free)
Luckily for Amazon device owners, Smash Hit lives up to its billing: this is a fantastic mobile game, and it's free to boot. You're propelled continuously through tunnels filled with glass panes and sculptures, and lo and behold, you're armed with metal balls. What do you do? Make a mess, obviously. Building a streak of smashed glass gives you bonus balls to toss, which lets you play for longer and longer. And you can pay once to unlock use of checkpoints, if you please.
Monument Valley (£2.49)
Compact but charming, Monument Valley is one of the top puzzlers available on touch devices, tasking you with guiding a young princess through a series of optical illusions. Each level is marked by impossible geometry, which you can manipulate using swipes and taps; the solution may not be immediately obvious, but it's hidden there somewhere in each gorgeous stage. Grab the Forgotten Shores expansion within for even more.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (£6.58)
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
The fabulous console space shooter is back, and it's on Amazon devices this time around. You'll zip around neon-coated stages packed with scads of simple-shape enemies that must be blasted to bits. It was made for analogue sticks, but works startlingly well with touch controls, plus it has a wealth of content: 100+ adventure stages, big bosses to topple, and great arcade modes – like the brilliant, weapons-free Pacifism.
80 Days (£3.00)
Around the world in 80 Days? Well, it's more likely to be a few hours for you, but it should still be a plenty memorable journey. Based on the classic Jules Verne novel, this interactive fiction experience is unexpectedly gripping, letting you navigate rich conversation, choose varying routes on the map, and deal with the pitfalls that come your way. Can you make it back to London in time? If not, try again: each playthrough can be totally different.