May 18 AT 10:48 AM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Top 10 Android games released this week: Can Knockdown 3, Daddy Was a Thief, Sonic


Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap to focus on new releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this column is dedicated to new games you can install and start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know if you have any suggestions for next week in the comments below.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Description: The Sonic game which started it all is now optimized for mobile devices! Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman. This re-mastered mobile version of the SEGA Genesis classic features the full “Sonic The Hedgehog” game, plus exclusive features.


You Don’t Know Jack

Description: Download the Spike TV Video Game Awards’ “Social Game of the Year” to your Android phone or tablet. You Don’t Know Jack is the #1 game in the world that contains both fart noises and trivia about Shakespeare. This free-to-play mobile version includes hundreds of full episodes of everybody’s favorite quiz show trivia game, with new, topical episodes added every week!



Description: Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.


Daddy Was A Thief

Description: Bank staff is usually friendly and polite. This time something went wrong! Gain as much money as you can! Hurry! Everyone try to catch you, but you are clever, aren’t you? Find combo speed boosts, shortcuts and grab power-ups to survive.


Zombie Derby

Description: Do you have the drive to survive? Americans have two favourite things; cars and guns. And no stinking zombie apocalypse is going to change that. Take control of your car to see how far you can get and how many zombies you can kill — and if you can actually escape with your brains intact. Four cars are available to get you to the final fort, each capable of holding progressively more loot. Ranging from the simple Redneck pick-up and the classy Hunter and to the tough Sledge and frankly-silly Harvester, you’ll enjoy throwing these bodged-up jalopies at the lines of the undead.


Can Knockdown 3

Description: Challenge your aim, hone your precision, and push your puzzle-solving skills to the next level in this insanely addictive game. This installment takes the critically acclaimed Can Knockdown series to all new heights- the physics-based carnival gameplay you know and love- and adds unique puzzles, adrenaline-charged challenges, and even more explosive action!


Cross Craze

Description: CrossCraze is a classic crossword puzzle game where you place letters on a board to form interlocking words. Play against the computer or with a friend. Frustrated by the time-wasting and cheating found on online game apps such as Scrabble, Words With Friends and Wordfeud? CrossCraze lets you choose a computer opponent to match your own skill level. It will never cheat, never take more than a moment to move and never abandon a game before the end. How refreshing!


Toy Defense 2

Description: Toy Defense 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the multi-million-download hit Toy Defense! Set in WW2, this action/strategy game is packed with more levels, amazing new features, a big selection of fighting units for each world, and more intense action than ever. Take part in various missions in a range of theaters of war, from the picturesque beaches and forests of Normandy to the deserts of northern Africa. The most epic battles of WW2 await you!


Dark Avenger

Description: Enter the dungeon and hack-n-slash your way towards immortality! The highly anticipated dungeon crawler arrives on mobile! Evil has awoken from its slumber. Our heroes must rise and send the forces of darkness back to the depths of hell. Choose from three heroic classes: Templar, Archer, or Mage. Equipped with enhanced, intuitive controls, you will experience the game like never before!


Attack of the Wall St. Titan

Description: A giant robot, built to destroy and subjugate the masses. Reprogrammed by an anonymous hacktivist to turn on your evil corporate creators, you are the Wall Street Titan. Occupy Wall Street with a giant robot fist! Selected by Indie Game Magazine as one of the best mobile arcade games of 2012!



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  • nikhilverma

    yo daddy was a thief.

  • tommydaniel

    I love “You Don’t Know Jack”! had no idea it was coming out for Android.

  • donger

    Sweet games.

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  • freeismylife

    Love the Daddy was a thief game. Downloading that one for my son now. Thanks for the round up…

  • Broseph Stalin

    Can Knockdown 3 is amazing. Everyone should try it.

  • uknowme

    Taylor, all these are pretty fun. Next week you might need to put Kingdom Rush on the list. Definitely one of the more popular tower defense games. Bought and beat it already but I still love it.

  • imtoomuch

    Daddy Was a Thief is a good game, but I want them to make it into a great game. The graphics are awesome with all of the unique characters and bold colors, but I believe the animations could be improved and more, interesting animations would make the game more exciting. The sounds are also great. I just think this game needs to be more goal oriented. I’d like to be able to “beat” a building and move onto a new one with a different theme. At this point, you only shoot for a high score and number of floors. That, to me, is boring.

    Carmageddon was awesome back in the day because it was brutal. Now, it’s kind of lame because the graphics haven’t been brought into this decade. I got it when it was free so I can’t complain, but I would never spend money on it.

  • Nancy Stellar

    Do you guys like fruits + Match-3 game?
    I recommend you guys Fruit Dash !

    Google Play: