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Sunday, April 14, 2013

5 StarCraft-like games for Android Mobiles

"Additional supply depots required!" Who could forget those amazing memories we all have from playing Blizzard's cult game... Then again, there's not much use in getting lost in our memories, when we should live in the present, and guess what - the present allows us to play a bunch of cool strategy games right on our smartphones and tablets.

True, StarCraft is not available on mobile devices, but there are some games out there that tend to be quite similar, both in terms of setting and gameplay. Go ahead now, check out the StarCraft-like titles we've picked for you. You'll be in love with them before you can say "All your base are belong to us!"

Ever thought what a cross between StarCraft and Warcraft would look like? We guess Genesis can give us a pretty good idea of what such a game would be like. Behold, Genesis - the first game featuring dragons and siegeable tanks! Download Genesis ($0.99)

UniWar HD

UniWar HD is not exactly like StarCraft, since it's turn-based, but it's still a very addictive strategy game, featuring three races, suspiciously similar to the Terran, Protoss and Zerg. One of the interesting things about it is that it's cross-platform, so there's a big user base waiting for you online.Download UniWar HD for Android ($4.99)

Star Armada

This game may not be super-popular, but it's a full-featured RTS title with base development, resource gathering and unit training. Besides, the action takes place in space, and it's name starts with 'Star', which means that it totally deserves to be on the list! Download Star Armada for Android ($1.99)

Starfront: Collision

Gameloft is known for producing mobile games that are outright rip-offs of popular computer games, and guess what - Starfront: Collision is the perfect StarCraft rip-off! You build bases, you control one of three races, which are exactly like the Terran, Protoss and Zerg... well, we guess we asked for it when we set out to find the best StarCraft-like games for mobile.Download Starfront: Collision for Android ($4.99)

Bonus: StarCraft: Broodwar (via Winulator)

Surprise! Our bonus game is StarCraft: Brood War itself, which is now able to run on your Android tablet or phone, although not completely glitch-free, as it is still a work in progress. But check out the video - the game seems perfectly playable! In order to have good old StarCraft run on your Android device, you'll need to have the Winulator app, as well as a DRM-free copy of StarCraft: Broodwar. It's worth noting that at this time, Winulator also supports another popular classic - Ceasar III.Download Winulator-beta for Android (free)

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