X

Kindle Fire: Got game? (photos)

So, how is gaming on the Kindle Fire? We answer in pictures.

CNET Reviews staff
kindle_fire_gaming-2.jpg
1 of 6 Josh Miller/CNET

Two fingers, not three

Although three fingers are supported on the iPad and other Android tablets, here's the Kindle Fire's two-finger max swipe support in action. Or in "nonaction"! Right everyone?!...No? Fine.

More importantly, does the

kindle_fire_gaming.jpg
2 of 6 Josh Miller/CNET

AccelerNOmeter

Riptide GP runs at a decent clip on the Kindle Fire. Good luck controlling it with any kind of accuracy, though.

More importantly, does the

ACR.JPG
3 of 6 Eric Franklin/CNET

The whole screen

That's also not the Kindle Fire. It's the iPad 2 running Assassin's Creed: Recollection, whose liberal use of screen real-estate makes a great case for gaming on a 10-inch tablet as opposed to a 7-inch one.

More importantly, does the

SG.JPG
4 of 6 Eric Franklin/CNET

Shadowgun is (almost) everywhere

That's not the Kindle Fire. It's the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 running Shadowgun, which we easily downloaded from the Android Market. Not so easily done on the Kindle Fire. In fact, unless you have access to the game's APK or are interested participating in some illegal activities, it's damn near impossible to get.

More importantly, does the

kindle_fire_gaming-3.jpg
5 of 6 Josh Miller/CNET

Angry Birds, still angry

Angry Birds looks and plays as well as you'd expect. So the real question, though, is who's angrier: these cartoon birds or the motherflippin' Balrog?!

More importantly, does the

kindle_fire_gaming-4.jpg
6 of 6 Josh Miller/CNET

Balrog got next

Another 2D game, Cut the Rope, does little to tax the Kindle Fire. Also, there's a flippin' Balrog waiting to play next.

More importantly, does the

More Galleries

Huge Historic Locomotives and More at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum
western-pacific-railroad-museum-1-of-49

Huge Historic Locomotives and More at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum

47 Photos
2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More
mandalorian-3-social.png

2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

62 Photos
See Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup
Samsung Galaxy S23

See Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup

10 Photos
Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference
james-webb-seq-00-14-05-10-still002

Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference

12 Photos
2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge
2024 Mazda CX-90

2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge

52 Photos
Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV
Audi Activesphere concept

Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV

51 Photos
Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)
yamaha01.jpg

Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)

16 Photos