December 30th, 2012 | By Charles Ferrendelli
The year 2012 had many good games, so many that we’ve decided to break up the best iOS and Android apps by genre! We’re days away from entering a new year, and unlike many sites out there, we waited till the last possible minute so we could check out all the indie games releasing in late December (and a few of them made the lists too!). So over the next couple days we’ll be releasing lists of our favorite games of 2012. If you disagree with any of our picks feel free to leave a comment below and tell us what indie game you thought should have been included! Here’s to another prosperous year in gaming for 2013!
Made by a BMXer for everyone who loves a challenge, Pumped: BMX is a true-to-life, insanely addictive and challenging BMX game created by someone who actually rides! If you’re not a BMXer the tutorials will guide you, but prepare yourself for a brutal lesson in trails style! From huge jumps to technical lines, from insane stunts to stylish flow, Pumped lets you ride the way you want to ride.
Robot Race - iOS ($0.99)
Race across science-fiction landscapes of the future as the last hope for humanity: The Robots! Whether it’s the mile-high apartments, the underworld caverns, or the still-functioning military complexes, all is fair in Robot Race! Each robot can transform into either a car or plane depending on the path you take! Play in a single Quick Race, or play through the 6 Circuits!
Slingshot Racing – iOS ($0.99)
Slingshot Racing is an original racing game developed exclusively for iOS devices. Behold a beautiful steampunk environment with ice tracks, grappling hooks, snowmen and more! Use your grappling hook to slingshot around corners in this fast paced arcade style racer. Hone your skills by learning on the tutorial tracks, then blast out of the snow onto more complex tracks against other racers. Race around a selection of tracks in stunning day and night settings.
Mad Skills BMX – iOS ($0.99)
The makers of the most addictive racing game ever made, Mad Skills Motocross, have done it again. Apologize now to your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband for all the time you’re about to spend on the best BMX racing arcade game of all time.
Sky Gnomes - iOS (Free)
Welcome to the world of Sky Gnomes! These little guys live high in the clouds and have only one passion in life: racing! Every day they’re tinkering with their snow engines, building new parts and customizing others to go as fast as possible – falling straight down!
Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years - iOS ($0.99)
Relive the life of a Hollywood stuntman as it flashes before his eyes. Crash, explode, catch on fire, crash and crash again before finally you succeed… then it’s on to the next stunt until at last you come to his final leap. Unlock and master 17 vehicles, from bikes to monster trucks, each with their own unique characteristics.
Cubed Rally Redline – iOS ($0.99)
Push it to the limit in the follow up to the micro hit Cubed Rally Racer! Just how far can you make it down the track in this endless racer?