Samsung mob!ler Mission #5 – Galaxy Tab Games,

The mission this week was to kill some time on my new acquired Samsung Galaxy Tab by trying out some of the games available and then writing a review.

Angry Birds

This is a free game available from the Android Market place, that contains roughly 80 puzzling levels. Although this comes at the cost of some in game adverts which don’t detract too much from the game itself.

You take the role of a flock of 4 angry Birds seeking revenge on some evil green pigs that have been stealing your eggs!!!

Having set up your bird-apult outside the evil pigs various strongholds, your aim is to fling yourself at the pigs and the structures with the aim of taking them out!

The game has a simple premise, but is highly addictive and equally frustrating as you try to work out the optimum angles and force required to accomplish your goal. In some ways it reminds me of the classic game Worms – both provide hours of time killing fun, and I’m not too good at either 😉

The Tab manages the game well, with the 7″ screen providing ample visual displays and responsive touch controls.

If you’re looking to get 1 game for the Tab I can’t recommend this one enough.

That being said, Angry Birds doesn’t over stretch the capabilities of the Tab and the graphics are not mindblowing by todays gaming standards. But if its hours of fun you are after or either a short distraction for those journeys to work you wouldn’t go wrong with this.

N.O.V.A hd

This is a FPS (first person shooter) by gameloft that is set in space. You take on the role of a retired Marine who is reactivated to duty when a crisis threatens.

There are 13 levels to this stunning 3d shooter as well as a multiplayer deathmatch mode that should keep any FPS fan entertained while out and about.

The game plays brilliantly on the Galaxy Tabs 7″ screen, the 3d rendered visuals are smooth and beautiful and make good work of the 1ghz processor.

While playing I suffered no slowdown or lag in the gameplay even when facing multiple hostiles.

There are two main ways to control your character in the game, the first approach involves a touchscreen? joypad for movement, and dragging your finger across the screen for aiming. This works surprisingly well and once familiar with the controls aiming and taking out enemies before they got you became second nature.

The second approach makes use of the Galaxy Tabs gyroscope, and has you moving your tab around to aim which adds a whole new level of realism to the game, even if it does get you some funny looks from passerbys.

If FPS games are your thing I can’t recommend N.O.V.A HD enough, and at ~£3 is definitely a bargain