Unique shoot 'em up Time Locker [Free] has just landed on Android. This shoot 'em up freezes time when you stop moving, so you can take notice of your situation, and react a bit more tactically than in a frantic real-time game. However, the creeping death is coming from behind you, so you can't dawdle for too long. Time Locker is free to download, with the game monetizing through video ads and a special big coin IAP, with coins used to purchase special weapons and animals that you can start off riding at the beginning of the game.

Time Locker is one of my favorite games this year, and it's a wonderful example of how a game can take inspiration from another title – in this case, the stop-start mechanic of Superhot – and turn it into a fun, unique experience all its own. If you're on Android, give this one a shot.

  • Rohit Bhatia

    Super Hot is excellent. I still admire the beauty of it and Time Locker is truly a must have for mobile. I hope it gets the attention it is deserves.