The best of free Android gaming: Switch

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The best of free Android gaming: Switch
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It’s quite often the case that the free games on Android tend to be riffs on established genres, but rarely are they as polished and good-looking as Switch - Playbox’s attempt at the endless racing genre.

Coming across like a cross between WipEout’s Zone mode and those classic dodge-'em-ups of the LCD days (you know the kind - move your car so it doesn’t hit traffic), Switch is fast and brutal.

The aim is to simply drive as far as you can before you inevitably crash into a blue barrier or another racer. There are occasionally power-ups that make you invincible for a short time, but otherwise you’ll have to rely on good old-fashioned reactions to prevail.

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Where Switch excells over over similar titles is its graphics and pacing. The 3D track winds and weaves to throw you off-balance as the difficulty ramps up, while the random layouts feel genuinely like they’re getting harder at just the right pace.

Add to that the bordering-on-insane speeds your craft reaches should you survive for over a minute, and the integration of OpenFeint leaderboards, and you have a title that’s well worth dipping into.

We recommend you grab Switch by hitting this link, however, as it’s incredibly hard to find with an Android Market search (download).

Will Wilson
Will Wilson
Will's obsession with gaming started off with sketching Laser Squad levels on pads of paper, but recently grew into violently shouting "Tango Down!" at random strangers on the street. He now directs that positive energy into his writing (due in no small part to a binding court order).