The second instalment in our games run-down of the century (geddit?) gives you another 25 top Asha titles for your downloadable delectation.
The best Nokia Asha 500, Asha 502, Asha 503 and Nokia Asha 501 games.
We absolutely adore Rescue Mission, ranking as one of our favourite ever Asha games. From the safety of your helicopter, your job is to rescue people, dropping them into the flatbeds of passing trucks. So far, so good, but the further you get the tougher it becomes. Missiles are fired at you, lasers appear, giant cutting machines are put in your way to make your drop-offs harder.
If you’re a fan of Temple Run, there’s a strong chance that Danger Dash will be one of your favourite Asha games. This time you’re running from lions, tapping left and right to avoid all manner of nasties, and tapping up and down to jump over and slide under obstacles. It looks amazing, responding perfectly to light inputs, and it’s a worthy addition to your games collection.
As one of the most-watched sports in the world, it’s no surprise that cricket games are incredibly popular. This is one for cricket fanatics, letting you take charge of your favourite team and fight for the ICC Champions Trophy. It’s a tough game, but it’s also a lot of fun.
An arcade-style shoot-em-up, you’re in control of a spaceship hurtling through the void, dodging enemy fire and blowing them up. The controls are easy – move your way around by tapping the sides and edges of the screen. Our tip: use the auto-fire button.
Angry Zombie Birds really is a game that we could spend all day playing. It looks fantastic, and it’s beautifully simple. All you need to do is aim, reload and fire at passing birds, but it’s incredibly addictive. See for yourself.
A fearsome-looking 3D game, Mutants Hunter in Abu is like little else on the Nokia Store. The graphics are genuinely impressive, with transforming robots on the rampage, and – quite brilliantly – a number of giant Nokia Asha 501s.
There’s a lot of entertainment to be had from Bike Stunt; a game that sees you take to the roads, trying to avoid oncoming traffic. You can control the bike by tapping either side of the screen, collecting coins along the way to beat your previous high score. The further you go, the faster and tougher things get.
Hop round the garden in Rabbit Trip, looking for carrots as you go. Be careful though; many are placed alongside boxes that could trip you up and catch you out.
Controlling an evil-looking hare, see how far you can kick a tortoise, with distance the goal of the game. Choose the angle the tortoise flies at, along with the strength of kick, to get every last millimetre from the flight.
Christmas may have passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some of the games that were launched during the festive season. Christmas Angry Shooter follows in the footsteps of Angry Zombie Birds, letting you drag out your shotgun and go shooting. We love the cartoony Christmas take on it (hats galore!).
Penalty Asha is another game that’s incredibly catchy. As the name suggests, you’ll be taking and attempting to save penalties. Gameplay is based around timing, with a number of different power bars to tap – fail to get it spot on and your ball will end up in row Z.
Real traffic on the road is enough to send even the most benign of us into a heated rage, but there’s something strangely therapeutic when you can battle other people on your Nokia Asha. Try it with Traffic Frenzy.
All Star Speedway takes some mastering to get right, but it’s well worth the effort when you manage it. The game features 3D graphics that look outstanding and we really enjoyed hammering round the track trying to catch other riders.
Skating through the park and down the road, you’ll need to be on the ball to jump over various obstacles, while trying to collect coins at the same time. There’s only one button to press – tap the screen to make Skater Boy jump– but timing is everything.
Plot out the route for your Tiny Robot, working out a series of moves to ensure you cover the game board without standing on a bomb. When you’ve sorted the route – using forward, backward and left and right keys – press play to see your robot set off on his (hopefully safe) journey.
The aim of this game is to catch eggs in a basket as they fall from chicken huts. And that’s it. Another addictive game where speed is everything!
We love Snake at the best of times, but this is a slightly different take on the Nokia classic, where you need to control Santa and fly round the screen collecting reindeer. The more reindeer you get, the longer the snake. As is tradition, don’t run into your own tail.
Slide the tiles around on this puzzle game to complete a picture. When you’re done, choose another image – there are loads. If you get stuck, shuffle the image. A move-counter keeps things competitive.
A great-looking puzzle game, Trouble Bubble sees you in space trying to match up identical coloured bubbles as they pass you by. Aim and tap the bubbles, trying to get as many in a row as you can before you run out of time.
With some neat detailing, Heli Race is a cool-looking game that lets you take to the skies. There are hurdles to avoid, so you’ll need to be quick in aiming your heli high or low. Pick up petrol en route to help you get further and achieve a longer distance, which is the aim of the game.
Unlike the other racing games we’ve looked at, Speed Club showcases a different perspective, putting you on a drag strip. Time the gear shifts to perfection to help you beat your rivals. It looks great and, as the cars get faster, you’ll need quicker reactions to stay on top.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the bowling alley without having to don a pair of second-hand bowling shoes. Just tap the ball and swipe in the direction you want it to go. Scoring is just the same as the real game.
If you enjoyed Penalty Asha, you’ll love Penalty Shootout-Golden Boot. The basic premise may be the same – score penalties – but the gameplay is completely different; flick the ball with your finger. There are a number of different gameplay options, too helping to keep the game varied and interesting.
Perfect games for older Nokia Asha phones
Electronic Arts is celebrating 30 years of Pac Man in 2014. Within There are lots of mini games to play within Pac Man Party, including competitive-eating competitions and seeing how far you can blast your Pac Man. Retro joy.
A title played from a birds-eye view, Dhoom 3: The Game gives you the opportunity to whizz through the streets of Chicago on a superbike. With steering managed by tapping the screen, it’s easy to control and the fast pace helps to keep things interesting.