Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top Android Games by Category

‘Tis the week before Christmas, and on every Android phone, a trove of free holiday apps were awaiting, all snug in their Marketplace. Dash away, dash away, dash away all to grab these festive offerings, and to all a good night!


Angry Birds Seasons
Don’t let those snuffling pigs put the Grinch in Christmas! The snowbound Angry Birds are waiting to be flung into action this holiday season.

Pandas vs Ninjas Christmas
It’s Angry Birds, but with cute pandas and ruthless ninjas swapped in their place.

Jewellust Xmas Lite
Three levels of Jewellust goodness with a distinctive holiday theme await you in this free demo.

Christmas Puzzle: Jigsaw
A jolly gift for any Santa fan! Work your way through 51 individual jigsaw puzzles, dragging each piece into the right place to build the final image of Jolly Old Saint Nick and his merry crew.

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Angry Birds Seasons (FREE)

Like a virtual Advent Calendar, the developers over at Rovio Mobile are offering up a fresh, no-cost holiday-themed level of Angry Birds every day leading up to Christmas, delivered through this standalone download. That’s 25 complimentary levels sporting snow scenes and bundled-up birds who are set on taking out those evil Grinch-like pigs. The app also includes all 45 Halloween levels in a “Trick or Treat” episode. With more than 30 million downloads of Angry Birds apps to date (5 million to Android owners), gently urging us to launch Seasons daily to grab a new level (and see today’s ads) just makes sense businesswise. And it’s a a load of fun to boot!

Pandas vs Ninjas Christmas (FREE)

The panda’s enjoyed a quiet life. That was, of course, until the ninja’s arrived. This free Angry Birds clone, sporting snowy scenes and candy cane constructions, challenges all comers to defend the panda’s precious homeland from an invading horde of evil ninja. You’ll need to bring your A game to this title, with many levels needing a very specific move or technique to get on to the next. Aim carefully, hit those candy-colored platforms, and watch those ninja’s get what’s coming to them.

Jewellust Xmas Lite (FREE)

Like a chocolate sampler with three rich confections waiting inside, Jewellust Xmas is the perfect stocking stuffer for every Android puzzle gamer. Bursting with color, Christmas trees, candy canes, and ornaments, this three-leveled seasonal treat brings the familiar “swap and burst” game play of the full Jewellust titles to your device. Gather as many tiles as you can, help Santa get presents to all the kiddies, work your way through jigsaw puzzles, and snag power-ups every chance you get. The full $2.95 version brings 35 levels of fun, along with two game modes, nine power-ups, online scoreboards, and more.

Christmas Puzzle : Jigsaw (FREE)

This ad-supported (free) app will get you in the Christmas spirit with a few swipes of your fingers! Boasting a collection of 51 individual virtual jigsaw puzzles, each sporting a jolly Christmas theme, you and your family can help but smile as each offering unfolds. Start with large-pieced images and work your way through progressively more difficult offerings. Doing jigsaw puzzles on your smart phone really doesn’t get any better than this.

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