Great Local Multiplayer Android Games for Valentine's Day

Have fun together on your phone or tablet

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, there's nothing more fun to do with that special someone, someones, or your single friends all commiserating together to ignore that stupid holiday together, than video games, of course. Android is chock full of great video games you can play together on your phones or tablets that are easy to get into when waiting for dinner or just hanging out. Here are several great games to play together. If you're all alone for Valentine's Day, maybe these brutal roguelikes will help ease your mind.

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Bounden

Two ballet dancers holding a mobile phone playing Bounden

Game Oven

What We Like

  • A unique game for couples and one phone.

  • Contains original coreography and music.

  • Silly aspects of the game make it kid-friendly.

What We Don't Like

  • No solo option. Must have two players.

  • Most player feel clumsy, at least at first.

  • Even the first song is difficult.

  • Initial novelty wears off.

The late, great Game Oven made this remarkably unique game about dancing with an actual ballet company. You and a partner must move in sync with the game to try and match the movements in play to dance properly. It's not like anything you've played and works best with a small phone. But it works quite well, and it's a ton of fun. It won't really make sense until you play it, but this video recorded at Game Developers Conference in 2014 should reveal a bit about how it works.

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DUAL!

A man and woman sitting on a couch playing Dual

Sebastian Gosztyla

 

What We Like

  • Cool action game for two people across two phone screens.

  • Easy to learn to play.

  • Fun way to engage with another person.

What We Don't Like

  • No solo option.

  • In-app purchases necessary for best experience.

  • Both phones must be visible by both players and on the same Wi-Fi connection.

This inventive game uses two devices facing each other to play, requiring you to look at the other player's screen to see what's going on. Competitive modes have you tilting to dodge shots and tapping to charge and fire to take out that other person. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, why not play in the game's cooperative modes instead, where you work together to get high scores but have to deal with the difficulties of being on different screens.

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Astro Party

Astro Party
Rusty Moyher

What We Like

  • Excellent party game for up to four players.

  • Three game modes add extra challenges to the game.

  • No advertisements.

What We Don't Like

  • Only two can play on a phone. Four players require a tablet.

  • Controls are restricted to right turns only.

You and up to three other players can get together and blast each other out in space in this frantic, competitive party game. If you have a phone, then only two people can go head-to-head, but get a tablet and enjoy four-player gameplay. There will be asteroids, lasers, and chaos for all.

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Wrassling - Wacky Wrestling

Wrassling
Colin Lane

What We Like

  • Wacky retro game brings a smile to your face.

  • Two-person mode allows play with a friend.

  • Toss your opponents out of the ring to win silly hats that don't do anything.

What We Don't Like

  • The pixels in this game are huge.

  • Even the physics of the game are wacky.

  • Annoying pop-up ads.

This goofy physics game has you controlling a fine wrassler from Slamdovia, flailing your arms about in order to get your opponents out of the arena. Later updates to the game added in two players on the same device. Go head-to-head to try and wrassle each other out of the arena or work together to wrassle as many AI wrasslers out of the ring as you possibly can. Either way, laughs are sure to be had.

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Blood Bowl

Blood Bowl
Focus Home Interactive

What We Like

  • Excellent mobile port of a PC game.

  • Play with a friend in hotseat mode or with all your friends in online multiplayer mode.

  • Good graphics.

What We Don't Like

  • A hyper-violent game.

  • Poor customer support. No updates since 2016.

  • The AI for solo play is poorly developed.

  • In-app purchases in a paid game.

This one is only for people who already understand how Blood Bowl works. The digital version does not instruct you well in how to play or be good at Blood Bowl. But, this game is a lot easier to dig into than the actual physical version of the game. If you're on a date with someone and they have fun with it, marry them ASAP, or if you're trying to scare someone away from a Valentine's Day engagement you got roped into, this will probably work for that too.

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Battle Slimes

Battle Slimes
Dodreams

What We Like

  • Up to four friends play in local multiplayer mode.

  • Fast paced and intense arcade game.

  • Reminiscent of games in the '90s.

What We Don't Like

  • May be too simple for some players.

  • Can't battle with others online. Play the computer or local multiplayer only.

This game features fantastic pixel art and gameplay that only requires one button as you tap to make your slime character jump, trying to bop the other players. It's simple and accessible, perfect for passing a few minutes by pulling it up on your phone or tablet. 

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Neon Shadow

Neon Shadow
Crescent Moon Games

What We Like

  • Fast-paced, old-school FPS you can play with a friend.

  • Clean user interface and cyberpunk soundtrack.

  • Online multiplayer mode.

What We Don't Like

  • Solo games last about an hour.

  • Familiar plot is thin.

  • Repetitive enemies.

While this has a solid bevy of online multiplayer options, what if the person you want to play with is right in front of you? Well, if you have an Android tablet, you can play this retro-inspired cyberpunk FPS with another person. You work together in a co-op campaign or blast each other in head-to-head death-match modes if that's more your speed.