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5 fantastic free Android and iPhone games

Looking for a new game to challenge your mind or simply pass the time? From racing luxury cars to retro-style arcade games, we’ve rounded up 5 free Android and iPhone games that you can download and get stuck into immediately.

DotsDots

Download: Android, iOS

Simple and addictive, the goal of this game is to connect and clear as many same-coloured dots as quickly as possible. You can try to beat the clock in the timed mode, or plan a calculated strategy in the limited moves mode. There’s also a multiplayer option if you want to challenge your friends.

Asphalt 8 AirborneAsphalt 8: Airborne

Download: Android, iOS

Race your dream car through exotic destinations with Asphalt 8: Airborne, an exciting racing game that features stunning graphics. Choose from more than 140 high-performance cars from renowned manufacturers, including Lamborghini and Ferrari, and race across 40 high-speed tracks. Try the real-time multiplayer mode for an added challenge.

PinOutPinOut

Download: Android, iOS

PinOut lends a modern twist on the traditional pinball game. Featuring a beautiful design and vibrant, fluorescent graphics, the varied pinball layouts are as challenging as they are visually appealing. To advance, you must continuously move through various stages against a timer, while collecting extra ‘time balls’ as you progress.

snakebirdSnakebird

Download: Android, iOS

With a colourful design and cute graphics, this puzzler game is more challenging than it looks. To beat a level, you have to get your bird to eat all the fruit and then exit through the portal. The fruit is suspended in hard-to-reach spots, so you need to slide and twist around gaps and obstacles to solve the puzzle and advance to the next level – which can be exceptionally tricky at times.

Crossy RoadCrossy Road

Download: Android, iOS

If you’re a fan of the classic ‘Frogger’ game, you’ll love Crossy Road. This retro-style arcade game presents an array of obstacles – everything from speeding cars to floating logs – which you need to hop over in order to stay alive. There aren’t any levels – it’s simply an endless game where you must try to get as far as possible without dying.