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Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

Last week, I went for a nice vacation in the Caribbean and because of that, there was no Best Apps issue at all. Instead, I've rolled 2 weeks' worth of stuff into this week aaaaaaand because it's turned out so long, I am splitting it up into multiple posts (apps are coming soon after this, most likely tomorrow).

Additionally, most people preferred the old roundup format instead of the abridged new one I tried in the last roundup, so I'm bringing it back.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.

Looking for the previous week's roundup? Find it here: 42 Best (And 2 WTF) New Android Apps, Games, And Live Wallpapers From Last Week (4/14/11 – 4/20/11)

Games

Death Worm

Control the mind-boggling underground monster with your finger! Eat people, animals and birds, blow up cars and tanks, bring down planes and helicopters, defeat the army and even the aliens!

The game features:

* 45 levels on 3 different locations
* 2 bonus mini-games
* explosive survival mode
* 30 enemy types
* 3 worm types
* HD display support!
* Leaderboards and Achievements!

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Toki Tori by polarbit

Toki Tori is a mind-bending, brain-teasing puzzle platformer starring the worlds cutest chicken!

Guide Toki Tori through 80 fun and fiendish levels, chock-full of traps, puzzles, ghosts, and evil slugs, collecting all the eggs along the way. To help you through, you'll have an arsenal of useful items such as the Telewarp, Freeze-O-Matic or the indispensible Slug Sucker!

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HISTORY Great Battles Medieval

Optimized for TEGRA 2 chips. Unbelievable detail on your tablet! The most advanced game yet for the Android market!

This is the Hundred Years War. Each man must stand tall. Each man’s mettle will be tested. But amongst all men there are leaders, there are those who will not be cowed. Can you be that leader? In this epic strategy RPG you will lead your army through the greatest of medieval wars and make history live again.

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Hero Princess

Hero Princess is a fast-paced action game with beautiful cartoon graphics. You become the princess in a mission to defend the castle from Viking invasion. Amazon Appstore exclusive.

Hero Princess on Amazon.

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Iron Fist Boxing

IRON FIST BOXING is the original real-time 3D MMA fighting game on Android. With a totally revamped input system, a longer career mode, more game modes, and more characters than ever.

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Further Beyond Fighting

Further Beyond Fighting, the award-winning fighting game for iPhone, now hits Android! “Great graphics, great characters and great fighting venues” (AppDictions). Having all this right at your fingertips, it’s only you and your opponent. Face to face!

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Wisp Lite

Eira, a wisp of the forest, is lost and you must help her find her way home.

The journey won’t be without danger though: in the forest lies the ancient and bleeding creature Fáfnir. His blood seeps from his wounds and out into the forest where it gains a life of its own; corrupting and defiling the surrounding woods and any life it comes in contact with. Eira has to avoid being consumed, while solving the mysteries ahead of her.

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Deadly Dungeons Demo

Deadly Dungeons is an RPG developed exclusively for the Android platform. This RPG is influenced in part by classic dungeon crawler games such as Dungeon Hack, Eye of the Beholder, and Nethack.

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Among the Undead (Demo)

Hack zombies with an axe, torch them with a flamethrower, or shoot them in the face with a shotgun! Run through Chicago with your friends trying to survive the legions of undead.

Among the Undead (FREE DEMO) is a shortened version of the full game that will be released late Spring 2011.

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Hot Springs Story Lite

Lite version of the game previously only available as a paid variant (about $5).

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Build your own resort and propel it to success with but a touch of the finger in this one-of-a-kind simulation!

Rooms, restaurants, arcades, and baths--position each facility to lull your guests into hot spring Nirvana and skyrocket your establishment to fame!

Craft the perfect Japanese garden from lanterns, pine trees, azaleas, and more--you'll need it all if you want to attract VIPs like pop stars and novelists.

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Dragon Hunter

Want to be a dragon hunter?
Challenge this tower defense game from Feelingtouch Inc.
Attack dragons to guard your castle.

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i Fishing Lite

The most popular iPhone fishing game with over 4.1 million downloads is now available for Android!

This is the lite/demo version that includes one lake. The full version includes 15 lakes. You will not be able to unlock more lakes in this version.

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Guerrilla Bob THD

Guerrilla Bob THD offers stunning visuals, cross-platform multiplayer, an arsenal of kick-ass weaponry, unique enemies, explosive ammunition and non-stop humor.

This Tegra HD version of Guerrilla Bob is optimized for use on NVIDIA Tegra based Android devices only.

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Clever Contraptions lite

Clever Contraptions is an entertaining puzzle game with incredible, life-like physics simulation. The purpose is to perform such seemingly simple tasks as putting a ball in a basket by building intricate, creative chain reactions. In each problem you are asked to complement a contraption using the gadgets provided: balls, springs, trampolines, ropes, and countless others. Unleash your inner MacGyver!

In the free construction mode you can create your own Rube Goldberg style machine from scratch and conduct your own crazy physics experiments. It’s just like in the real world, except for portals and a device that reverses gravity...

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Grow

As a tiny egg, grow and devour your way to the top of the aquatic food chain! From a cramped jar to the open sea, play the adventure mode to explore different habitats. Collect coins to upgrade power-ups in the shop, then test your skills in survival mode, where endless hours of replay and online leader board awaits.

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Live Wallpapers

Rays of Light Live Wallpaper

Rays of Light Live Wallpaper.
Quiet moving rays of light...

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Spring Zen Free Live Wallpaper

From the creators of the wildly successful Celtic Garden, bring your phone to life with this serene 3D Spring wallpaper.

Sunlight filters through swaying trees in a peaceful park, as cherry blossoms float past. A birds nest perched in a branch overlooks a park bench, gently flowing brook, and blooming flowers.

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Live Musical Note Free Wall

Dynamic, interactive moving and flying colorful musical notes together with LIVE background movement.

You just have to see in motion to truly appreciate.

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Prismatic Free Live Wallpaper

A beautiful OpenGL simulated kaleidoscope, Prismatic shifts with time and touch to create a hypnotic backdrop for your home screen! Supports both portrait and landscape modes!

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3D Undersea World Free Live Wallpaper

Now, I've seen fish live wallpapers before, but you have to really check this one out - the way it rotates and pans around in 3D looks very good.

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Dive into this beautiful full 3D under sea world.

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Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be between Monday and Sunday this week
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com.

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Brian

    I'm just going to start kicking people in the nuts when they say there are no good games on android.

  • Advocate

    What if they don't have nuts?

    • Scooter

      Kick 'em in the taint. Everyone's got a taint. ;+)

  • Scooter

    I've had 3D Undersea World for a couple of weeks now. It really is pretty cool. Cool enough to replace my long-time hamster-on-a-clock-wheel wallpaper.

    Aside from the great 3D movement, there's a ton of fish to choose from, they grow larger, and if you're really bored, you can sit there & feed them for a while. They say watching a fish tank for 5 minutes a day reduces your risk of heart attack, you know.

  • yuku

    Android Police: you really should start a clean, useful Android Game Review site! A lot of great games went unnoticed because Google fails to feature them. Instead they feature those Oceanhouse Media story books over and over.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      We try to throw up reviews here as often as we can, but we need a lot more resources to do it regularly. Interested parties are welcome to apply for [paid] reviewer positions, but only if you have impeccable English and good story-telling skills.

      • CactusCat

        What I would like to know: does a vacation in the Caribbean help to develop impeccable English and story telling skills? If so, sign me up...

      • Aaron R

        Where exactly would you apply for a paid reviewer position with your company, and what are the details of such a position? I look foreward to a response! ;)

  • jim

    $4.07 ? why not 4.08 or 4.06?
    =/

    also, will disqus/livefyre ever been integrated? (or even considered for comments)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Whatever you're talking about is probably a conversion from another currency.

      Yeah, I've considered DISQUS and have been trying to properly implement it for close to a year. I've got a thread with bug reports over 100 messages long with their team, and they're still dragging their legs. It'll be implemented as soon as the bugs are fixed to our satisfaction.

      • jim

        Cool. Thx for the update. Hope it gets straightened out. I know a lot of sites have issues getting it to implement properly. So not too surprised you've run into that issue too.

  • Jenny

    Love the live musical note because I loved music! It's so beautiful. Thanks androidpolice for the great listing..

  • http://www.linuxzone.se JasoX

    YAY!! Finally! I have been waiting for this one and im looking forward for the apps post!

  • neith

    Selle you missed Gravitron live wallpaper. Lovely and highly customizable.
    http://bit.ly/gravitron-lwp

  • Edd

    Great list this week! These reviews are always fantastic, with a slight "jumble sale" feel, e.g. some weeks there's little that grabs you, and other times you take/buy everything in sight! For me, this week was a "GET EVERYTHING, RIGHT NOW!!" week :)

  • jonny quest

    Are all of these free? I love to know the prices and I know Guerrilla Bob is at least a couple of bucks. I like trying these first prior to purchasing.

    Glad to see this back though!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Wait for the page to load in full and you'll see Appbrain widgets which show the price.

  • http://schoonsplace.blogspot.com Schoon

    Really enjoy this site and reading about the latest games. I just began writing reviews for Android games and they can be found at either androidschoon.blogspot.com or meandmydroid.blogspot.com . Hope you dont' mind me pimping myself here but one of the commenters was looking for full reviews of some of these games and they are on these sites. Keep up the GREAT work, I love reading this post when it comes out.

  • orlanka

    So it's officially 'tomorrow' and I am not seeing an update for part 2. Are you still on island time? FYI, you may get a call from my boss as the waiting is killing my productivity for today.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Heh, last time I checked tomorrow doesn't end for another 15 hours :-] Patience, my friend.

  • rrojas

    Haha to funny theres a iphone4 on the sea floor on tthe undersea live wallpaper

  • http://www.facebook.com/TriolithEntertainment Magnus_Triolith

    Hey! Thanks for posting about Eira our little wisp! I hope you all enjoy the game!

  • http://splabs.blogspot.com SPLabs

    Take a look at FishBowl Live Wallpaper https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sp.fishbowl

    Feed the fish and watch them grow bigger.
    Let them mate and have babies.
    Great underwater backgrounds.

  • http://gplus.to/zapps Z3t4 Apps
  • Augusth

    A new football live wallpaper came out that is really really great. Great football images, with bouncing balls and the possibility to put your name in the screen. Check it out

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.studio39.livewallpaper.ilovefootball&feature=search_result

  • alcheb

    I just downloaded this "Flying through the Clouds"
    Airplane flying through the clouds. Beautiful animation. Pretty cool livewallpaper.
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.AlDiApps.FlyingThruTheCloudslite

  • http://www.blendblogger.com uumair
  • Sandberg Sound

    I just released this one. If you're into live music or audio gear, I bet you'd like it:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sandbergsound.soundwallfree