I appreciate that this may die the death but has anyone played any good Android games yet? I'm currently running an HTC Desire and had the old HTC G1 for ages.
**** 9th Sept 2010: AS REQUESTED I HAVE UPDATED THE TOP POST WITH ALL THE SUGGESTED GAMES (we were at page 15)***
Ok, here's everything everyone has suggested so far (I think), I've tried to put things into categories that make sense. Nevertheless Multiplayer and Arcade Action are catch alls for things that I couldn't think of a better category for. Where possible I've included the any one line summary people included.
In future it would be super awesome if people could include the android market or appbrain links for any game they suggest.
Gem Miner:Dig Deeper: Genuinely awful and utterly boring resource management/exploration game. I really can't believe I bothered to complete a play through.
Trap! is kind of fun. Simple little puzzle / reflex / timing game. You have to isolate sections of the board without letting the bouncing balls hit your line as it's drawing. This is the game I pull up when I have 5 minutes to kill waiting somewhere.
Angry Birds stupidly popular smash the structures puzzler
Angry Birds Rio
Angry Birds Seasons
Alchemy combine objects to make other objects
Tetris err... tetrs
Mechanics Touch lemmings style puzzler
Jewels Bejewled clone
Jewellust Bejewled clone
Cut The Rope elegant gravity driven rope cutting puzzler
Airport Mania - Really nice little air traffic control/time management game. The difficulty curve is a little screwy in each world. Usually the first levels of each world are hardest but once you've bought all the airport upgrades the last levels in each world turn out to be really easy. That said getting all your planes moving in synchrony is really hypnotic and fun.
Walkabout - Quite a nicely presented little puzzle game, has a couple of interface niggles but I found it to be a pleasant pass time. Satisfying to complete the levels but I didn't find any of them to be especially hard.
QBism - lovely looking puzzle game. You have to slide cubes into place to build a shape in 3D which you only get the silhouette for. Like walkabout the interface can be niggly (rotating the blocks sometimes instead of moving them) and it is clearly optimised to work best on a tablet computer. Not too sure about the difficulty maybe I'm just very good at conceptualising 3D objects but I've not found a puzzle so far that hasn't been pretty obvious. YMMV
Burn the Rope- Burn rope patterns by tilting and rotating your phone. Fire only burns upward.
Zenonia Nice JRPG stlye rpg
Crusade of Destiny
Gurk tiny 8 bit style RPG
Gurk II excellent sequel to Gurk
BattleHeart Really nice RTS/RPG that plays like you're managing a mini-WoW raid
XGalaxy 2: Galaxians clone, fairly hard and not especially noteworthy. Gets a bit bullet hell in places but perhaps that's more to do with running it on a much faster phone, seemed the previous version didn't seem as tough on the slower G1
Sky Force 16bit style shmup
Sky Force reloaded: Reworking of Sky Force. It's a pretty standard but well executed top down shmup a lot like being transported back to the 16Bit era. Not especially challenging unless you're on the hardest level.
Radiant Nice galaxians style thing
MiniSquadron! biplane shooter
Pirate Wings Pilot wings clone
PewPew Good twin stick shooter
Guerllia Bob - Great looking but fairly linear twin stick shooter. Nice bit of fun, although can be fiddly on a small screen.
AirAttack HD- 1943 with high-rez graphics.
Skies of Glory
SpeedX 3D: Avoid-the-obstacles tunnel racer. Surprisingly addictive and much better executed than any reviews or screen shots suggest. I've only had it a couple of days and I've already played it longer than is healthy. Also how have people on the high score table scored such massive scores, does it run loads slower on the older Android phones?
Raging Thunder 2
Need For Speed:Shift
Jet Car Stunts - Haven't played too much of this yet but seems great. I forget if someone already posted this.
DynamoKid: Constantly scrolling procedurally generated platformer that plays a little like playing one of those constantly scrolling mario levels. Not especially noteworthy either but pretty addictive, like Buka if could benefit from some multitouch so you can make the kid jump and kill enemies at the same time.
They Need to Be Fed - Gravity-driven platform/puzzle game.
Flight Frenzy: Obvious clone of the iphone's Flight Control. Bold cartoony graphics but the path finding/finger following isn't as good as it might be so occasionally it decides a drawn path leads to beside the landing point. You get 5 airports/maps. Pretty Ok I suppose.
Flight Director: A different clone of Flight Control. 7 real world airports/maps cribbed from google maps, 3 levels of difficulty, good path finding/following. There were plenty of frequent updates and extra maps. All in all I'd say it's better than Flight Control. The only irksome thing is that when it updates it clears your high scores.
Buka : strange, kind of asteroid clone, where you have to protect Buka from in-falling 'monsters' (read asteroids). Nice clean graphics and quickly gets pretty tough, would really benefit from being multi-touch enabled in the latest round of devices.
Death Worm - Essentially Tremors: The Game where you play as a Graboid.
Age of Conquest
Game Dev Story Manage a tiny game developers
Grand Prix Story Manage a grand prix team
Dark Galaxy Nova Wars
Majesty Manage a kingdom and the heroes within it
Steambirds - Steampunk WWII era turn-based air combat. Excellent multiplayer.
Tower Raiders is a great little tower defense game. Definitely got my money's worth out of that one.
Robo Defense - Decent tower defense. Sound is passable but overall not very good. Decent variety of towers. Graphics are okay. Overall, though, it makes me wish for Field Runners on the iPhone.
Field Runners HD
Word Drop - Sort of like Boggle and scrabble. Similar to Fire Words or Bookworm. Graphics are okay.
Word Wise Pro
Words With Friends
Chess by Mobialia
Chess by jwtc
AndroidKnight 3D Chess
World Series of Poker - Not quite as nice as Apples Texas Hold 'em but pretty good. Graphics are good and the gameplay is fun. Overall polish is pretty high compared to most of the things I've seen so far on Android. One of the main things I miss is the ability to force a hand to finish once you fold.
Super KO Boxing 2 - Nice graphics and the interface is decent. Like punch-out but I found it even more difficult than Punch Out for the Wii with the balance board. I got frustrated enough to return it. Too bad since it is a very nicely polished game that could be a lot of fun.
Homerun Battle 3D
Boogers vs. Goobers - Simple graphics, decent sound. Worms/Scorched Earth game. One odd thing is that when you shoot something that hits the top of the screen it just stops there and travels straight across the screen. Not bad and I see potential.
Armored Strike Online is a Worms/Scorched earth type game. I picked it up last night and I like it a lot better than Boogers vs Goobers. Graphics, sound, and general gameplay is better. It also has an online component which I have not tried yet. You can play vs up to 4 opponents.
BEAT 'EM UP
X-men Arcade side scrolling brawler circa 1992
Twisty - Z games interpreter
BlowTorch MUD client