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Top Rated Kindle Games Now Available on Kindle Touch

It took awhile to make any of the Kindle games available for the Kindle Touch, but now, many of the most popular ones are compatible with it.  I am excited about not having worry about overusing the toggle button to navigate the games.  For more detailed, first hand reviews on Kindle games, check out the Kindle Apps Review blog.  There are a few that I really like that I think are worth downloading.

Jewels is a gem matching game that is popular on many mobile devices.  It goes well wtih the Kindle Touch because all you have to do is drag the shapes to the matching ones.  I admit that it can be more challenging to play on a black and white screen, but the shapes have patterns that help distinguish them from each other.

Battleship was one of my favorite childhood games.  The Kindle edition includes several versions of the hit game.  I like the portable nature of it because you don’t have to worry about pieces.  You can play with either the Kindle or another human player.  The basic object of Battleship remains the same: blow up your opponent’s ships before they blow up yours.

Mahjong Solitaire includes a stack of tiles.  You have to remove the top layer of tiles before you can use the tiles underneath.  There are a number of types of tile sets to choose from.  The tiles are kind of small, but I feel like the graphics work well with the size screen that the game has to work with.

The Electronic Arts games are the most complex Kindle games as far as design goes, and Solitaire is no exception.  Learn how to play different versions of Solitaire, or pass the time with the old traditional version that everyone seems to know how to play.

Bubble Pop is one of the newest Kindle games, and to me, is one of the best ones designed for the Kindle Touch.  All you have to do is pop matching bubbles.  It is a really mindless, but addicting game.

To win Slingo, the ultimate goal is to eliminate all of the numbers on the board.  The board is set up like Bingo, with reels at the bottom.  With each spin, you try to match up a number from the reel with one on the board.  It is a fun game, and the Kindle version is a real hit.

In order to find out whether your favorite game is compatible with the Kindle Touch, take a look at the link under the game’s price that says “Available for these devices.”  If it is available for the Kindle Touch, it will be listed on there.  Games are being updated constantly, so check back often if you don’t see it on the list right away.

Slingo for Kindle

slingoAnother fun and well known game is available for the Kindle and Kindle DX.  This one is called Slingo.  It is a combination of Slots and Bingo.

The board consists of 5 columns and 5 rows.  At the bottom is a row of numbers, one for each row on the board.  If you spin the reel and get a number that matches a number on your board, you get to check that one off.  To win, you need to match the numbers in rows of 5 horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Important tokens to keep an eye out for in Slingo:

Joker – represents any number, so it can be viewed as a “wild card”

Devil – It takes half of your points.

Cherub – This token saves you if you get a Devil.  It can also double your points.

Coins – When these appear, you get 1000 extra points!

The reviews for Slingo are great overall.  Many of the reviewers have played this game via other methods.

Annette:

“This is so great! I love playing Slingo on my PC, now I can take it with me. Another great thing is that it helped my grandchildren learn how to manuever the Kindle 2 by playing Slingo. They got use to the small buttons on the Kindle and feel more comfortable using it now.”

Ellen Bridges:

“The only thing missing from this game is the sound. But I never did like listening to the Devil laughing whenever he took half my points, so I enjoy not having to hear him.

This Kindle version is a very good adaptation of a classic hand-held and PC game, and I think it is well worth the price. If Amazon keeps this up, I may have to unload a few books from my Kindle to make room for the games! (Not really, as each game seems to take up the same amount of memory as just one book.)”

R.A. Eskenazi:

“I bought my Kindle to read books..that’s it, just to read books. But I saw that Slingo was available for download and decided to give it a try. Now I wish I hadn’t because it is so darn addictive! I can’t stop playing it! The game is just like the online version. A bingo/slot hybrid. Its a quick game that keeps you occupied. If I have one complaint its that I wish it could have sound. Other than that, its a fun game and works well on my Kindle!”