21. Beach Buggy Blitz (free)

Beach Buggy Blitz

Offers something approaching big console quality on Android, in a game rammed with pretty worlds, loads of vehicles, power-ups, upgrades and more, plus the graphics engine can adapt to more powerful hardware and throws in more effects if you're using something with a serious number of cores. There is some level of in-app purchasing on offer, but it's mild and easily avoidable.

22. Deadly Bullet (free)

Deadly Bullet

Has a plot involving something to do with the future, but it's best skipped. The game's a top-down shooter, but instead of controlling the nutcase with the gun you get to "be" the bullet, which you control using left and right turns. This slow-mo bullet then winds its way around town, exploding power-ups and the bad future people.

23. Voxel Rush (free)

Voxel Rush

A very pretty and minimalist racer, where the usual beach/mountain/lava environments have been binned in favour of bold slabs of colour. It's stylish, motion controlled, ready for multiplayer action and integrates Google Play Game support for solo achievements and leaderboards.

24. Nightbird Trigger X (free)

Nightbird Trigger X

What the developer calls a "point shooting game," Nightbird Trigger X is a one-button pony where your little man has to shoot a point in the screen to progress. But there's stuff in the way. Annoying moving stuff, that means you score less and take longer if you can't find the target with your first bullet. Simple, but free and a little bit original.

25. Toca Kitchen (£1.99, US$2.99, AU$3.68)

Toca Kitchen

If you want your kids to play something free from the looming menace of in-app purchases, give the awesome Toca Boca apps a spin. Toca Kitchen's a super little virtual playset, giving kids safe access to knives, blenders and microwaves, with which they prepare meals for a series of fussy in-game characters. Super-cute and a blast for even the youngest kids.

Spaceteam, Toast Time, Ridiculous Fishing

26. Spaceteam (free)

This is bonkers. Spaceteam uses the Android hardware to the max to build a properly innovative multiplayer-only game, where between two and four players come together to shout exciting space terminology at each other while battling the control panel of an exploding ship. It's very silly, like something that only came out on the Wii in Japan.

27. Toast Time (£1.99, US$2.99, AU$1.28)

If it needs pigeon-holing, Toast Time is best described as a combat platform game. Thing is, you're only a toaster, and your weapon is… toast. So it's sort of a toast-based physics simulation as well, with the kickback from the toast knocking the toaster around the screen and requiring constant compensation. Because there's a clock that needs protecting and… it's best you play it. It's good.

28. Ridiculous Fishing (£1.99, US$2.99, AU$3.68)

Quite possibly one of the best uses of the mobile phone accelerometer tech there's ever been, this, with motion control sending your fishing line down to the depths of the sea while you avoid fish. Then, on the way up, it's how you catch them. That's when it goes ridiculous, as the fisherman chucks them up in the air -- and you shoot them to bank the money. Silly, but a must play.

29. Super Hexagon (£1.99, US$2.99, AU$3.68)

Super Hexagon

Another mobile classic. Super Hexagon has two controls -- rotate left and rotate right. That's all you need to navigate the endless maze that spins out of the screen, in one of the mobile world's hardest, coolest, best-sounding and most moreish games. We order you to buy it. You literally have to.

30. Threes! (£1.20, US$1.99, AU$2.40)

The sort of silly maths game you might've played in your head before mobile phones emerged to absorb all our thought processes, Threes! really does take less than 30 seconds to learn. You bash numbers about until they form multiples of three and disappear. That's it. There are stacks of free clones available, but if you won't spare the price of one massive bar of chocolate to pay for a lovely little game like this that'll amuse you for week, you're part of the problem and deserve to rot in a freemium hell where it costs 50p to do a wee.

31. Minecraft Pocket Edition (£4.99, US$6.99, AU$9.25)

Minecraft Pocket Edition

The build 'em up phenomenon works brilliantly well on Android, thanks to the creator of the desktop original taking the time to do it justice. It's a slimmed down interface you see here with on-screen buttons, but the basics are all in and the Survival and Creative modes are ready for play -- as is multiplayer mode over Wi-Fi.

32. Heroes of Loot (£1.72, US$1.99, AU$3.30)

Heroes of Loot

The entire back catalogue of solo indie creator OrangePixel is worth exploring, but his latest is the best yet. It's a stylish 2D dungeon explorer, with masses of quests, classes and secret areas to unlock. Plus it supports a wide range of Bluetooth controllers, for easier play if you've got a compatible lump of buttoned plastic.

33. Flight Control (£0.60, US$0.99, AU$1.20)

Flight Control

An exciting new genre all of its own when it appeared, Flight Control created the world of the top-down air traffic control simulator. Literally three million times more exciting than it sounds, it's played by swiping 2D aeroplanes into runway landing slots, avoiding collisions and scoring for successful landings. Perfectly suited to touchscreen play.