Now Android Gamers Can Feel the Heavenly Pull of OsmosMike Fahey1/31/12 9:30amFiled to: Gaming app of the dayOsmosOsmos hdAndroidioshemisphere gamesTopFbtweet801EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThat it took so long for PC, MAC, and iOS masterpiece Osmos to reach Android devices is a tiny bit of suck which absorbs smaller sucks until it's the biggest suck of them all. The Ubersuck, if you will, master of all that sucks.AdvertisementThank goodness Hemisphere Games got it out on Android this month, or that metaphor would have gone on forever. Which would have sucked.If you've played games on the Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPad in the past couple of years then you've probably heard of Osmos. It's a Darwinian puzzle game in which the player propels a single-celled organism called a Mote about space, absorbing smaller Motes gain mass while ejecting mass to propel itself. Motivation takes a lot out of the Mote, so it's up to the player to navigate treacherous fields of colorful galactic dust, always staying one step bigger than the objects it collides with.AdvertisementSometimes enemies will try to absorb you. Sometime forces will repel and attract your Mote, making simple movement much more treacherous. And sometimes your main opponent is yourself, balancing momentum with mass in order to make it through a level as quickly as possible.Call it a simplified Katamari Damacy. Call it 21st century Pac-Man as Stephen Totilo did back when he reviewed the iOS version of the game. Call it one of the 12 best games for the iPad, like we did earlier this year. I've a feeling we're going to need to update that Android list pretty soon.