Apr 022011

You know how we always been told by others that mobile apps are not made for gaming. If you are into high quality graphical performances in a game app, the high consumption of processing power and memory will drag the whole operation system down. In result, you will be annoyed by lagging and delays that spoil all the fun in a game … but good news is, you won’t experience that with Nexus S, here are the reasons why:

–          The power consumption for Hummingbird processor is much less comparing to normal processors in a Smartphone.

–          Hummingbird has great graphic capabilities due to impressive GPU (Graphics processing unit). Frame rate is smooth for both 2D and 3D game apps.

–          A lot of ready and highly rated games are recommended by Android Market for your reference. Most of them can be installed to your Nexus S without problem.

To be frank, I was totally mesmerized by how powerful the 1GHz ARM-based Hummingbird Processor is! I DO NOT experience any lagging or delays while testing some of my favorite Android Games on Nexus S. I know, I know, it’s so easy to say this without proof right? So next I will be using some clips to show you how powerful this mobile device is when responding to finger movements on screen and of course, some of my personal favorites and recommended game apps you should install to make your experience with Nexus S a lot more fun and exciting!

I will be dividing these top 9 games based on their movement requirements so you’ll get the idea how Nexus S is capable of handling them with no sweat! Don’t forget that all these games are free and available in Android Market, do test them out yourself!

On screen movement type : Pointing/Tapping

Tapping on screen is the most basic requirement for any game apps on Nexus S, let it be game settings or option adjustments. So here are three games that rely finger tapping to achieve their ultimate goals, either to destroy a target or jumping up and down for safety.

1. Angry Birds

angry bird finger techniques

Angry birds is the most popular iPhone game for selling more than 7 million copies across the globe. Sending adorable birds flying and use their unique powers (with tapping) to destroy pigs’ fortresses is just cute. Angry birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each of the 240 levels requires logic, skill and force to solve.

2. YooNinja


Yoo Ninja is a fast-paced gravity game, to lead the player jumping up and down, avoiding obstacles and prevent from been slayed by two flying darts chasing behind! Once you mistakenly made a judgement, the ninja will fall into the abyss or been killed by darts. Features: simple but fun one-touch arcade game, story mode, 34 different levels

3. Forest Runner

forest runner

Run, Run, Run…forest runner is a fast paced jumping game. Tap screen to jump in avoiding obstacles in your forest adventure. Simple game rule but it’s challenging. See the video and you’ll understand why.

On screen movement type: Sliding

Requires quick, finger sliding technique to strike and earn points!

4. Glow hockey

glow hockey
Glow hockey delivers a new style of hockey game. Easy to play, hard to master. Challenge yourself with the computer opponents. Features: colourful glow graphics, smooth and responsive game play, vibrate when goal.

5. Fruit Slice

fruit slice

Slice Fruit by your finger, and enjoy all the fruit juice! But watch out for the evil bombs – slice them and you’re gone. Can you be the ‘Master Shifu’? Swipe to play the game.

On screen movement type: Rotation (landscape)

One of my personal favorites – rotating the entire handheld device so you will move according to it, just like you are in the game or sitting in a race car or space ship! Watch out those obstacles, don’t crush into them!

6. SpeedX 3D

speedx 3d

Speedx 3D delivers a stunning accelerometer controlled tunnel experience. Test your reflex in an ultimate speed challenge with smooth 3D graphic. Speedx is the only game on market that supports 3D glasses (red-cyan and green-magenta)!

7. Raging Thunder II

raging thunder II

Raging Thunder 2 will take you through abandoned temples, tropical beaches, snow covered mountains… Great for everyone who loves racing games. Key features: console quality 3D graphics, cross platform multiplayer racing, fast paced, intense gameplay. Two tracks and two cars selectable.

On screen movement type : Measuring/targeting

These games require some measuring and targeting to get it right. Adjust your movement and angle before releasing the ball:

8. Pool master

pool master

This is the number 1 pool game in Android market. Touch the screen to adjust direction and drag down the power-up in the Right to strike. Features: realistic 3D ball animation, touch control for moving the stick, player vs computer mode, single player mode

9. Shoot Bubble

shoot bubble

This is a must-play shooting bubble buster game. Make combinations of 3 or more bubbles to make them burst before the wall comes crushing down. Clear all the bubbles to level up. How to play – just tap on the game board where you specifically want the ball to be – but make sure it’s in the perfect direction and angle!


If you are a gamer, you should know that a player’s reflex will determine how the game ends. Nexus S offers a sensitive, touch screen that is responsive to all types of finger movements. If you want to win the game, equip yourself with the right device first – and Nexus S is your best companion for gaming experience. Don’t believe me? Test it out yourself; I’m sure you won’t be disappointed! Get your Nexus S from Maxis now.

  2 Responses to “Top 9 Android Games for Your Best Gaming Experience with Google Nexus S Hummingbird Processor | Maxis 10 (Video)”

  1. great!
    This is a great game for a phone game. good for passing time time in the welfare line waiting for my food stamps and govment cheese!

  2. You are right mate but, Mostly people wants play on their handset, People still wants each and every thing on their phones like android.

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