Humble Bundle is back with a selection of six Android/PC games for which you can name your own price. Is Humble Bundle with Android 5 one that you should purchase, or is your money better spent elsewhere? That is the question I will attempt to help answer in this version of Bundled.
The rankings for Bundled are:
- PAY: Buy this bundle. There is enough offered in it to make it worth the purchase.
- PASS: Do not buy this bundle. Just not worth it.
- PAUSE: Consider if you are really going to play the games. If not, wait to see if they add enough to the bundle later to make it worthwhile.
Who is Humble Bundle?
Humble Bundle is a group that puts together bundles of games for charities, often for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Child’s Play. Humble Bundle adopts a “pay what you want” model, with Steam Keys provided if you pay at least a dollar and bonuses normally added if you beat the average price, including extra games that unlock later. You can even choose just how much money you want to give to the developers, Humble Bundle and the charities via a set of sliders on the website.
Humble Bundle has become one of the most well-known if not the most well-known of the bundle groups for one reason: the quality of the games it offers. Humble Bundles have included such gems as Bastion, Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Anomaly: Warzone Earth. There is a quality to the games offered by this bundle that is not normally matched by the other well-known groups.
The Humble Bundles used to have one flaw: you got a steam code for the bundle itself, not the individual games. This meant if you already owned several of the games included in the bundle, buying one for yourself was not necessarily a good idea. Humble Bundle 7 was the first bundle to include individual game codes, and that trend appears to be continuing. This change makes the Humble Bundles among the best indie bundles available.
What is Humble Bundle with Android 5?
Humble Bundle with Android 5 is the fifth Humble Bundle to include both Android and PC versions of select games (the games are also playable on Mac and Linux). This time, the bundle features Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2 and Night Sky HD. Beat the average ($6.65 at the time this article was written), and you will also receive Dungeon Defenders (including all the DLC) and Super Hexagon.
What this means is for just under $7.00, you can get:
- Dungeon Defenders: Critically acclaimed coop tower defense/action RPG which our friends (and Geek Media Network co-founders) from Nerd Rage have found to be highly addicting, plus all the DLC
- Beat Hazard Ultra: Twin stick shooter powered by your music, and one of the most addicting games we have played here at Everyday Gamers
- Super Hexagon: Another critically acclaimed minimalistic action game by Terry Cavanagh, creator of VVVVVV
- Solar 2: Sandbox game in which you get to play as the sun, planets and other parts of an evolving universe
- Dynamite Jack: 2D stealth game where your main weapon against the aliens who imprisoned you are bombs
- Night Sky HD: Unique platform puzzler in which you must fix the various worlds
You also get the soundtracks for all the games except Dynamite Jack, and knowing the way the Humble Bundles tend to be run, there will more than likely be extra games added if you beat the average.
The Verdict: Pay
I have no hesitation when I tell you the Humble Bundle with Android 5 is one you should buy. Even if Humble Bundle was not giving you separate Steam keys for each game, this bundle would be worth the price. With individual keys now appearing to be how this bundle is handled going forward, I have the feeling I will be recommending most gamers buy future bundles as well.
There is enough included in this latest version of the Humble Bundle to please almost any PC gamer. If you have an Android device, the chance to get these games for Android as well makes it one you should not pass up. At the time this article was written, there were still over nine days left to buy it. I wouldn’t wait that long if I were you.
Since I first wrote this (before it was published), Splice, Crayon Physics Deluxe and Sword & Sworcery EP to the bundle if you beat the minimum. Just makes it that much more worth purchasing.