Gaming on mobile and tablet has been improving at a rapid rate. Now the graphics are fast catching up on those of regular consoles. The Google Play Store is full of Android games, but it can be hard to know what to download. Here, we’ve put together some of the better free Android games for your smartphone or tablet available today.

Candy Crush Saga

candy_crush_sagaIt’s hard to talk about Android games, without mentioning this classic. Travel through wondrous lands with Tiffi and Mr Toffee as they make their way through the Candy Kingdom. Switch and match candies to move through the levels and meet some interesting characters in this puzzle adventure. You can enjoy Candy Crush Saga alone, or compete with friends to see who gains top score. The game is free to play, but there are optional extras which can be purchased.

Candy Crush has a host of features with some levels being time and others being dependent on you reaching a target score. A spin of the Daily Booster Wheel will gain you bonus prizes. New levels are added each week and you can watch the leader boards to see how your competitors are doing. This game is easily synched between devices and can be played on or offline.

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Star Wars lovers of all ages must have this game. It features all the old favourites such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Darth Vader as well as new characters from The Force Awakens and you can download it for free! You can build your dream team and craft strategies to win epic battles, becoming the most legendary hologamer in the galaxy. It is up to you to train and equip your heroes so that they never lose a fight. You can unlock special leader abilities, which add power to your team. Join a Guild, earn rewards and watch what happens on the Guild leaderboards.

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This game is visually striking and that well known Star Wars music creates a unique experience. Guild Chat allows you to connect with friends to plan your next move. Don’t miss this chance to embed yourself in the Star Wars experience.

BADLAND

BADLAND has been around for some years now and may not seem like the most exciting of games at first, but it is an award winning, side-scrolling game, set in a fairy-tale forest. By controlling one of the forest dwellers you need to navigate traps and obstacles to find out what lurks beneath this beautiful facade. The graphics are atmospheric and the audio track enhances your experience. Single players can play over 100 unique levels, with more being added by updates. There is a real-time multi-player level, which gives access to 23 levels, for four players on the same device, as well as Co-operative mode for up to four players a sizeable adventure mode and updates towards the end of 2015 even let players create their own levels. In a land where time wasters get boring early, this one just seems to keep on going.

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Updates at the end of 2015 mean that you can now create your own levels in BADLAND, or modify existing ones. You can then publish and share your levels, with fellow gamers as well as playing and rating their levels. Immerse yourself in this unique and innovative game available free at the Google Play Store.

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Free Android Casino Games

If casino gaming’s your thing, why not try out some great free slots games based on some of our top Android titles over at GrizzlyGambling.com. Here are some of their most popular games to get you started. You can play their demo titles for as long as you like with no download and no registration required too which is always a bonus.

Bejeweled

As a gamer you’ve probably already heard of, or played Bejeweled. This classic video game stands the test of time and remains as popular as ever today. The slot machine version lives up to all that you already know about this game. It has awesome sound effects and stunning graphics, but it’s not all looks and no substance. There are plenty of bonus features, making it an interesting and fun game to play. You’ll find all your favourite characters here including Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Uhura.

Star Trek

The Star Trek slot machine game features the main characters from the films, along with amazing graphics and audio. If you are a devoted Trekkie, this is the game for you. All the characters are assigned their own color hue, with the Star Trek logo being the wild symbol in the game. The game is user-friendly and the graphics will impress, particularly on the bonus round.

Racing for Pinks

Like racing games? If so you have to try out Racing for Pinks. High octane street racing is presented with a booming soundtrack that lets you experience the racing atmosphere. This game comes with a host of features which will engage the beginner and keep the veteran player entertained. So get your motor running race into non-stop action.

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