The 40 best games on Android right nowThe days when iOS had all the fun are over – these Android games are absolute belters

There are loads of great free games on Android, but spend a little cash and you can enjoy some of the best mobile gaming around.And when we say ‘a little bit’, we mean it. Most of the games covered here can be had for less than the price of a pint – and some are even free.Also, this being Stuff, we’re all about the very best. We’ve actually played all these games – probably a bit too much, if truth be told – and so whether you’re into high-octane endless survival games, blasting aliens, or having yourbrains smashed out by maddeningly tough puzzles, there’s something in this list for you.Endless runnersThe best endless runner for Android is… ALONE… (£1.49)Somewhere along the way, a great many games forgot how to be exciting. ButALONE…remembers those days of seat-of-the-pants roller-coaster gameplay, where a moment’s distraction spelled game over. Here, you’re piloting a tiny ship through deadly caverns at breakneck speed. Occasionally, alarms blare, to warn of incoming projectiles. All you have is your wits and reactions as your sliding finger directs the ship up and down, before it inevitably comes a cropper on the rocky face of one too many giant asteroids.There’s no depth here, but there doesn’t need to be —ALONE…has tons of replay value simply by virtue of being relentlessly thrilling, no matter how many times you play.Download ALONE…PinOut (free/£2.69)Pinball reinvented as an endless runner of sorts,PinOuthas you smash a ball ever onwards while a timer relentlessly counts down. The table is essentially a huge neon corridor, punctuated by ramps and flippers. Each section is a miniature table – a puzzle you must quickly grok, before making the perfect shot to send the ball to the next challenge.It’s immediate but tense. Bonuses and mini-games help replenish the timer, but a few duff shots can leave you struggling on entering later, tougher zones. For £2.69, you can buy permanent checkpoint restarts; for free, you’ll have to play through to the end in asingle sitting – a tall order, even for (virtual) pinball wizards.Download PinOut

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