Android Quality Index

Top 5 Console Conversions on Android

Best ways to play console-standard games on Android

A lot of people who play games on their Android phone never bothered with video games before. It may come as a surprise, then, to learn that a number of the best titles on the Google Play Store are ports of home console hits.

Handled properly, console conversions are a very good idea. They come with proven pedigree and plenty of depth - and, of course, they've already been made, which makes development easier!

With all of that in mind, allow us to pick out the Top 5 console conversions on Android for you.

So, if your Xbox 360 has suddenly decided to play silly buggers, console yourself with these beauties. Ahem.

Square's classic RPG Final Fantasy III debuted on the NES console way back in 1990, but this Android iteration is a conversion of the Nintendo DS remake. Thankfully, that means enhanced 3D graphics married to a solid turn-based battling system and hours of epic adventuring.
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2D Boy's World of Goo started life on PC, but it really made a name for itself when it appeared on the Nintendo Wii. Its immersive structure-building gameplay requires a steady hand, which suits the Wii's motion controls well. Saying that, your Android's touchscreen is even better for this job!
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This Wii conversion by Two Tribes is a charming strategy game with detailed 2D graphics. Take command of Viking, Aztec, or ancient Chinese armies and wipe out the opposition. There are new units to develop, OTT mega-weapons to employ, and plenty of silliness to indulge in.
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Welcome to NBA Jaaaaaaam. Those immortal words will be familiar to anyone who grew up with a SNES or Mega Drive under his TV, and this Android conversion absolutely nails the high-octane arcade basketball thrills. Physics-defying dunks, setting the ball / hoop on fire, and celebrity cameos are all part of the crazy mix.
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Sega's Dreamcast console was a commercial flop, but at least its signature game (in as much as it came bundled with the console) gets a second chance on Android. ChuChu Rocket is a maddeningly addictive 2D puzzler that you'll swear was made with smartphones in mind.
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8.3
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