Best Android games #10: Abduction! 2

We’ve been playing a game again. This time it’s Abduction! 2, which maker Psym Mobile kindly sorted us out with a review copy of a few days ago. It’s just gone live on the Android Market this morning, and here’s what it’s like.

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You should know what Abduction’s about – the original has been downloaded through the Android Market more than two million times, and is a superb accelerometer-controlled platform game in which you bounce silly animals up through increasingly complex levels.

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What’s changed in Abduction! 2 is mostly visual, with the look of levels given a massive overhaul and the general front end and presentation upgraded loads. You get new character customisation options, a much prettier and larger world map to travel around, plus the level backgrounds are more detailed and filled with silly little weather effects.

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We’re no fans of motion controlled games in general, but Abduction’s system works. Because you’re only making small movements left and right, it’s easy to control to a high degree of accurately. Also, you can’t argue with a game that lets you buy a top hat to put on your seal. When people say there are no polished, professional games on Android, show them this.

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We’ve been reviewing Abduction! 2 on an HTC Desire, where it runs without glitch. We also gave it a spin on our older, Android 1.6-powered HTC Magic and it worked on that, too, although there’s a weird bug – acknowledged by the developer in an on-screen tip – that stops the world map displaying on older phones. So you have to disable the map and access the levels through a list instead.

Apart from that weird little technical wobble, Abduction! 2 is a great, stylish, fun little game that deserves to be HUGE. Out now for £1.95 on the Android Market.

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  1. Bastiaan

     /  September 10, 2010

    Ohh I was looking forward to this, but it doesn’t seem to work on my desire with 2.2.. Once I start a level I get a white square, and thena completly white screen.

    Anyone with the same experience?

    • Gary C

       /  September 10, 2010

      That’s odd. My Desire is on 2.2. Perhaps it’s an OLED/SLCD issue? Mine’s an SLCD model. Seems unlikely, though.

  2. penhapus

     /  September 10, 2010

    No problems with my Desire 2.2; all good so far. Now for the commuting test!

  3. Nice list ..I was looking for some good games for android, then I found your site …thanks for sharing this :)

  4. Very nice read I am in a class that I have to start creating blogs and using them I am all new to the idea

  5. Terumi

     /  January 6, 2011

    Cant pass the presidential run in USA keep on getting stabbed by invisible things can you tell me why? thanx

  6. lilly540b

     /  December 16, 2011

    I bought the Abduction 2 for my HTC Incredible and i loooove it!! Although i seemed to beat all the levels available and collected all 3 cages in every level, but it is saying that I am only 69.4% complete. What is left for me to do?! No new levels opened up :( I still have 30.6% to complete. Can anyone help me?!
    THANKS :)

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