One of the most popular reasons why people buy smartphones is because of mobile gaming.
I mean, c’mon! You think you’d buy an expensive gadget with an embedded computer that has the capacity of a high-powered laptop just for communicating and browsing the Internet? I wouldn’t. I’d practically fill my Android phone with all bunch of games.

When you feel bored and you want to do something that will divert your attention, your smartphone becomes a mobile gaming device automatically. While some games are actually good, some aren’t exactly as fun as you expect them to be, so in any case, it’s time to do some researching for the best Android games ever made. And since I’m feeling a little bored right now, I did some research and found the top five most addictive Android games in the market today.

Different people have different tastes though, but the games I played are so simple that both kids and adults will surely enjoy playing these games without too much fuss or complaints. Some of these games come for free while others can be downloaded for a small price. Choose the one you like!

1. Apparatus

Apparatus is a simple game that lets you build machines from sticks, batteries and circuits. The game’s motto is “Build a complex machine to perform a simple task”. Build bulldozers, cranes and other machines to make a path for one or several marbles. It’s simple, yet fun and addictive. A definite must-have for anyone who has an Android smartphone.

2. Drop 7

Zynga, the makers of many popular Facebook games, takes on Android games as well. Drop 7 is a combination of many puzzle games and Tetris, thus giving mobile owners hours and hours of puzzle-solving fun! And since Zynga makes these games, you can play against your friends online.

3. Grow

The game’s pretty much like Feeding Frenzy, except that in Feeding Frenzy, you’re in an ocean full of fish and other creatures. Grow pits you against other fishes inside a small aquarium. This means you really have to use your secret moves and evasive manuevers in order to make your littly fry grow in order to compete with the other big fishes in the sea…er, I mean, aquarium.

4. Solipskier

We all know the deal with ski games, but with Solipskier, it’s a whole different story. This time, you build (actually paint) the path for the skier, but make sure that the path is safe enough for him to survive! Build a path high enough for your skier to fall down and break his head and you lose the game! While the concept is quite old, what I love about the game is its music, which consists of cool guitar solos!

5. Fruit Ninja

You know those slice and dice games on the iPhone? They’re available on the Android now and one of them is the super popular Fruit Ninja. Polish you knife-carving skills as the game throws several fruits in the air for you to slice! The game is quite addictive and is indeed worth the download!

About the Author: Jessica Greenberg is an avid blogger from San Diego, California. She spends her free time playing with her Android phone or searching the Internet for the newest Android applications.