Finding Top NVIDIA Tegra Games for Android

April 6, 2011, By Christian Cawley

Top Android phones and tablets powered by NVIDIA Tegra T20 processors have the advantage over other devices of having access to the TegraZone, a useful app that showcases the various games available for devices equipped with the next generation of mobile processors.

Mobile gaming is set to enter a critical phase in 2011, with Windows Phone 7 and its Xbox LIVE integration growing in popularity, the amazing glasses-free 3D of the Nintendo 3DS and the addition of original PlayStation titles to the Android platform, not to mention the NGP handheld console from Sony.

As such if you have the chance to get your hands on an NVIDIA processor-powered Android phone or tablet you can take advantage of one of the top portable gaming developments since the days of the Atari Lynx and Sega GameGear!

Finding Top NVIDIA Tegra games for Android

Using NVIDIA TegraZone for Finding and Installing Games

Available on the Android Market, the TegraZone app is itself a mini-market that displays profiles, information and screenshots of all games that utilize the dual-core Tegra T20 processors.

These all-in-one processors combine graphics processing with standard processing tasks, allowing for mobile devices that can effortlessly display high definition movies and streaming TV as well as good quality games. Android 3.0 Honeycomb devices rely heavily on these processors.

Tegra-powered devices owners can find the free TegraZone app in the Android Market by searching for “tegra” or “nvidia” and downloading the app.

Once installed the TegraZone will give you access to all of the next generation games for Android. These are displayed via two tabs, Spotlight and Games. The first focuses on current titles in the Featured Games section, and also features interesting news and interviews concerning the games that are featured in the app.

The TegraZone cleverly mixes the ability to find new games with promotional buzz around the technology and news and interviews, making it less a Market clone and more like an online magazine. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t share some of the same features of the Market – game descriptions and images are featured, as are videos of in-game action.

Purchasing games on the NVIDIA TegraZone app is simple – all you need to do is find the game you want to purchase, select Get It Now on the game profile page. You don’t need to setup any additional account details as NVIDIA TegraZone will divert you straight to the game on the Android Market.

Top NVIDIA Tegra Games for Android

There is already a good selection of games for Android devices equipped with NVIDIA Tegra T20 processors.

One such example is the free online RPG Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Deluxe HD, which features some awesome graphics.

Alternatively you might fancy Samurai II: Vengeance, Backbreaker THD, Monster Madness or a little-known game by the name of Fruit Ninja!

More and more games are gearing up for launching on Tegra T20 powered devices, ready for the step up from Android 2.2 and 2.3 to Android 3.0’s tablet and mobile variants – so to stay up-to-date checkout the TegraZone!

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