We're all familiar with the arcade classic "whack-a-mole" type games, but how does that translate into an Android app? Pretty darn well in Finger Army 1942. Sometimes the most simple games are also the most fun, and it's a recipe that works well here. You basically have a whack-a-mole clone set to the theme of a 1942 battle field, but the second twist is that soldiers are... fingers. Right. Trust us though, it works and is extremely fun.
You progress through levels with increasing difficulty, tapping on the finger soldiers to gain points. As the levels get tougher, more variety of military units are deployed, adding to the variety and fun of the game. Hit the soldiers with metal helmets twice to knock them down, but don't touch the medics or white flag wavers! It only takes a few minutes before you're frantically mashing your fingers on the screen. The game doesn't have any settings or menu really to speak of, lending credence to the idea that this is a true casual screen-masher. Finger Army 1942 brings a bit to the table for all ages, with easy gameplay from the start for younger users and harder advanced levels later on for the more serious player.
The graphics, sound track and gameplay are all high quality, which just add to the overall game experience. You're not distracted by messy animations or slow performance anywhere in the game. You can tell that the developers (Tin Planet) put a good bit of work into every aspect here. Although it is certainly compatible -- and runs just as great -- with phones we find it the most fun on a tablet (it ran great on a Nexus 7) because you have more screen real estate to work with.
Stick around after the break to see an official gameplay trailer of Finger Army 1942, and if you're interested in the game it can be found for $0.99 in the Play Store at the link above.