Android Qi Weekly Round-Up
This week's top stories..
4th April 2012
If you don't already know, Qi trawls the print and online media for game and app reviews from respected sources like Macworld, TiPb, 148Apps, and GameSpot. A unique Qi formula is then applied to each site and publication to establish a definitive Qi score for the app or game. Top 5 recommendation lists, news round-ups, and regular industry analysis complement the dynamic Qi charts. Qi has its own Twitter feed, too, @qualityindex.
Notable changes to the Android Quality Index charts
Leaping through windowpanes and into the Qi Android charts this week is monochromatic endless-runner Canabalt HD.
Though it was originally released back in 2009, time has been kind to this hugely atmospheric and surprisingly deep platformer.
As a bonus for patiently waiting their turn, 'droid owners will have the option to sprint past all-new 3D buildings in Canabalt HD on Android.
These buildings can be swapped out for the original flat backgrounds at the touch of a button.
With its intuitive single-finger control system, scintillating soundtrack, and near-limitless replayability potential, this is one escape you'll want to make over and over again.
Orbiting the lower regions of the Top 10, meanwhile, is the feathery follow-up that's taking Android by storm: Angry Birds Space.
Strapping the established bird-flinging formula to a rocket and launching it into the stars, Rovio's interstellar sequel adds some compelling gravity mechanics, and an all-new bird made entirely of ice.
Pocket Gamer's reviewer found Angry Birds Space a worthy addition to the series, saying "it manages to recapture the destructive thrill that made the original so essential".
Another Angry Birds purchase in T-minus 5...4...