Featured Android Game Review: Expendable Rearmed [Arcade & Action]

Originally created by Rage Newcastle, Expendable Rearmed launched on the PC and the Sega Dreamcast in 1999. Gamers quickly embraced this arcade action shooter because of its addictive gameplay, and now this classic game just became available for your Android phone or tablet thanks to Retrobomb. The game is set in AD 2463 in the distant worlds deep in space. Things were going okay until the G’neng came, which is a malevolent bio-mechanical alien race. You are the head of a clone army with expendable units, and your job is to rid of these aliens. You will start near home, work your way through different colonies, and with a lot of work you just might make it to the enemy home world.

If you like shooting things up, you will love Expendable Rearmed. It’s a total shootfest as you simply shoot at anything that moves, and even if doesn’t move you can blow it up. You will have your choice of various weapons which include Flame Throwers, Mini-Guns, Phantasm orbs, Alien weapons, SpiraCannons, Heat seaking missiles, grenades, and the almighty railgun.

I am not familiar with the original, but this version looks to be as good if not better than it. The best experience will be with a Tegra 3 device, but you don’t need a Tegra to play it. It’s also compatible with Snapdragon, Adreno, Mali and SGX hardware. If you’re lucky enough to have a Tegra 3, you will get enhanced effects such as gorgeous water effects, masses of extra particles and advanced extra shadowing.

If you’re looking for a new console-like quality game, Expendable Rearmed might a good choice. The only issue I have is the controls as I had a hard time aiming my shots. It desperately needs Bluetooth controller support in my opinion. My understanding is that it will be compatible with the Sony Xperia Play with an update soon, but that’s too limited. Hopefully they will open it to more controllers, but on the other hand, a lot of you might not find the same issue I did. It’s available now in the Google Play Store for $2.99. Check out my quick hands on video, Retrobomb’s game trailer, and hit one of the download links below. Let us know what you think.


Attack the G’NENG and kill them all. Relentless waves of aliens in a fight to the death

Nearly everything can be blown up. Large detailed worlds ready to be destroyed.
Beautifully rendered destruction effects, have never made destruction so satisfying

You will never believe your phone or tablet could ever do this.

Bored of waiting for your games to load between levels. EXPENDABLE REARMED uses our unique streaming technology to all but remove loading times

Loads of weapons including, Flame Throwers, Mini-Guns, Phantasm orbs, Alien weapons, SpiraCannons, Heat seaking missiles and the almighty railgun, all with 5 levels of powerups. Grenades too… including the insane destruction of the nuke-grenade.

All the original sound effects and music

Just like the old arcades… dont just be best in your town, be best in the world. Download and use the SCORELOOP app to put your name up in lights.

Some all new effects tuned for TEGRA hardware
Have bragging rights with your new NEXUS hardware.



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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.