some chat in the What-Playing thread suggested a necromancing of this thread.
Android is my portable gaming platform of choice. I’ve owned an embarrassing number of Android devices honestly, but the Shield tablet remains my favorite right now.
As far as what I’ve been playing lately…
The Elder Scrolls: Legends - technically the Android port is still in beta, but I’ve been playing it a bunch and find it just as robust as the PC port. Everything is snappy and smooth on a tablet and feels more refined than playing the PC version on a Windows tablet. Anyway, if you’re not familiar it’s a CCG with a TES theme. It certainly reminds of Hearthstone, but the main difference is the two lane system which means you’re basically playing two sides of the board at once. It’s like balancing two hands. It’s neat.
Fire Emblem Heroes - I’ve been playing this off and on since February. Great little tactical strategy game. Not super deep compared to the “real” FE games, but plenty of fun and Ninty has been great about adding new content regularly.
Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition - this is also on Steam but I find card games etc fit tablets better. It’s basically just blackjack, but it’s been skinned to remind you of Street Fighter II. There’s multiple stories to see, and there’s also online multiplayer - though so far it’s just against randos and you can’t play vs. friends specifically. The online lobbies have been fairly dead when I’ve checked em.
Oh oh, that last one’s not free. It’s $3 I think. but I wanted to also mention that there’s an app called Google Rewards (used to be Google Opinions). Basically, every few days it’ll ask you some survey questions - usually about stores and buying habits, and it pays you in Google Play credit. Nothing big - say 10 or 25 cents or whatever. But it’s an easy way to build up a little rainy day wallet of funds to pay for cheap apps like this.