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Continuity 2, Spoing, and Lunar Racer are the highest-reviewed Android games of Q2 2012

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Continuity 2, Spoing, and Lunar Racer are the highest-reviewed Android games of Q2 2012
Seeking inspiration from public game companies' announcements of financial sales numbers every three months, the Android Quality Index (Android Qi) publishes its own quarterly figures.

But, instead of assaulting your ears and eyes with talk of operating profit, the Android Quality Index quarterly round-up ranks the top 20 best-reviewed Android games that were released during the period April 1st - June 30th, 2012.

Simple as that.

As for the reviews themselves, the Android Quality Index boasts over 300,000 of them from the world's leading online sources, including Android Rundown, AndroidTapp, Pocket Gamer, and Gamezebo.

May I continue?

When it comes to gaming - especially mobile gaming - it's worth remembering that simple concepts often yield the best results.

Such is the case with Continuity 2, an elegantly simple, yet ruthlessly challenging, platform-puzzler that has found its way to the top of the Android Quality Index Q2 2012 chart.

In this game from Noodlecake Studios, it's your job to guide your stickman avatar through a crude right-angled series of tunnels towards an exit. To accomplish this, you must rearrange the orientation of the environment, which is laid out over a number of sliding tiles.

The superficially basic premise is easy to grasp, but critics championed the game's surprising depth and sophistication, resulting in Continuity 2 earning an impressive Qi rating of 9.5.

Spring-loaded

Bouncing into 2nd place in this quarterly round-up is elastic-powered physics-puzzler Spoing.

Using a combinating of platform-hopping savvy and Angry Birds-style pull-and-release propulsion, you must guide a black blob to an exit in double-quick time, avoiding pitfalls and enemies along the way.

This interesting genre mash-up has proved popular with the Android crowd - popular enough, in fact, to net the game a score of 9.5 on Qi.

Moon race

Zooming into 3rd position, meanwhile, is extraplanetary wheel spinner Lunar Racer.

Taking the racing genre to previously unexplored areas of the universe, this low-gravity offering from Noodlecake (again!) sees you driving souped-up space buggies around a number of solar circuits.

A combination of clever level design and nitrous-boosted thrills has helped this futuristic tyre-squealer cross the line with a fuel-injected Qi rating of 9.4.

Honourable mention

Other games which tickled the critics' fancy this month from an Android perspective include historically inaccurate strategy title Civilization War, thought-provoking puzzle port Trainyard, and Disney's successful Where's My Water? spin-off Where's My Perry?.

Android Quality Index's Top 20 games of Q2 2012


Methodology #1



To qualify for an Android Quality Index rating, a game must have received three or more reviews from the 60+ sites that feed into Android Qi's database.

Methodology #2

In the event of a 'tie', titles are separated in the first instance by number of reviews - the higher the total, the better.

Should the number of reviews also be identical, the Android Quality Index rating comes back into play, for while we only display the average score to one decimal place, the list is generated to further significant figures.

You can always keep up to date with the hottest-reviewed Android games at the Android Quality Index.
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Enchanted from a young age by colour, motion, and sound, James divides his time between obsessing over all things digital and lamenting the death of VHS. He looks forward to a future where machines rule the earth and all political disputes are solved via one round of rock-paper-scissors.

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