Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This is the first part of the roundup, which features games only. Apps will come in a separate post soon.

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Featured App

Today's roundup is sponsored by Gameview Studios and their game Tap Fish. Tap Fish, if you haven't picked it up for the name, is a beautifully designed Tamagochi-style aquarium game - you grow fish in multiple aquariums, breed new fish variants, clean up after them - you know the drill. Check out its features and jump to the Market to download it for free:

  • Hundreds of exotic marine life including killer whales, sharks and sting rays
  • Buy, feed, love, sell and revive your fish to gain experience
  • Breed your fish to your heart content and for extra coins
  • Level up to 80 tanks and 80 levels
  • Dozens of backgrounds including Atlantis and Stonehenge FREE!
  • Hundreds of decorations and plants: sea reefs, caves, mermaids, sunken ship and castles!
  • Visit / clean friend's tanks and level up to become "featured" neighbor tanks

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Burn The Rope

Android Police coverage: Big Blue Bubble’s Popular iOS Game Burn The Rope Makes Its Way To The Android Market

One of the top iOS games has finally made it to Android. Definitely one to look at if you're picky.


Burn the Rope is a challenging game where you try to burn as much rope as you can in each level. There’s a catch! The fire only burns upwards, leaving you to tilt and turn the puzzle to keep your flame alive!

As you progress through the levels, you'll encounter bugs crawling along the rope. Different bugs have different reactions to the flame. For example, the ant changes the color of the flame so you can burn different colored ropes, and the spider shoots out a web bridge so you can access parts of the level that you could not before.

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Gran Prix Story

Android Police review: [Review] Grand Prix Story Adds Some Much-Needed New Features To The "____ Story" Playbook

From the creators of Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story comes Grand Prix Story. Be sure to clear out your schedule, as the game is really addictive.


Try your hand at managing an auto racing team! Become the boss of your own team, training drivers and acquiring sponsors before conquering the Grand Prix! Develop new vehicles and parts, and customize them any way you like! Do you have what it takes to make it to the winner's circle? No knowledge of motorsports is required to play.

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Galaxy On Fire 2 THD

Android Police coverage: Galaxy On Fire 2 THD Lands In The Android Market, And It’s Free… Somewhat

An absolutely beautiful space game, previously available to Xperia Play owners, is now optimized and available to everyone with a Tegra-powered device. Be warned though - even though it's free to download and install, it actually costs $15 to unlock via an in-app purchase.


• A huge living galaxy with 20+ solar systems and beautifully rendered planets
• 100+ unique 3D space stations and 30+ customizable space ships
• Unique reputation and diplomacy system
• Story-based, mission-based and free gameplay
• Complex trading system with 170+ different commodities of all kinds
• High quality visuals and music, full voice acting (English) and 3D sound
• Action Freeze™: 3D screenshot tool to save screenshots from any perspective and upload them to Facebook™
• Game Centre and OpenFeint integration of leader boards, achievements and saved games

• Full OpenGLES 2.0 Shader support with specular and bump mapping
• Higher resolution textures & triangle count of meshes
• OpenSL Audio support

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Glow Hockey 2 (now with multiplayer)

Hands down the best air hockey game on Android, now with multiplayer (on the same device). Really fun and gorgeous, especially on a tablet. Can't beat free. Paid version is available as well here, though I can't tell what features it brings.


Glow Hockey 2 delivers a new style of hockey game. Easy to play, hard to master. Challenge yourself with the computer opponents or play with your friends!

+ Multiplayer (on the same device).
+ 2 table themes.
+ Colorful glow graphics.
+ Smooth and responsive game play.
+ Realistic physics.
+ Quick play mode (single player), challenge yourself with 4 difficulty levels (easy to insane).
+ 4 selectable paddles and pucks.
+ Vibrate when goal.

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Age of Zombies

Android Police review: [Review] Age Of Zombies Achieves Impossible: Comes With Virtual Joysticks That Don’t Inspire Suicide

Android Police coverage: Halfbrick Studios’ Age Of Zombies No Longer An Xperia PLAY Exclusive, Now Available For All Android 1.6+ Devices

Another previous Xperia Play exclusive is now available for all 1.6+ devices. Halfbrick, the makers of Fruit Ninja, will not disappoint you.


Barry Steakfries, guns, undead and a zombie T-Rex!

From Halfbrick, the creators of Fruit Ninja and Monster Dash comes their newest and biggest adventure yet! Lock and load through the history of time as a tough-as-nails commando named Barry Steakfries, who is looking at nothing more than to shoot some zombies and make it back in time for a hearty dinner!

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Orbital Defender Lite

Android Police review: [Review] Orbital Defender Might Just Be The Hardest Android Game You’ve Ever Played

This could very well be one of the hardest games on the Market, alongside Battleballz.


Save The Universe!

2012: Our Solar System is in danger. Your task is to protect it at any cost.

Try it and you will find it highly addictive...

What makes Orbital Defender special is its unique flick-based control system. You can use various weapons by slightly different gestures (Tap, Long touch, Flick, Drag from the planet's surface). The result is a highly playable and fun shoot 'em up that you can play anywhere you take your phone or tablet.

There are 5 levels in this version and 20 levels, a vast amount of enemies, and cool weapons in Full version.

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Pax Britannica

Android Police review: [New App Review] Pax Britannica Gives Us One-Button, Competitive Strategy

Pax Britannica is a one-touch real-time strategy game by No Fun Games. Two players battle it out underwater, struggling to be the last one standing!

How to Play
Select your ship to start a battle against the computer. Select two ships to start a local multiplayer battle.
Touching your game area (Left screen for player 1, right screen for player 2) spins the needle on the radial menu in the middle of the player's factory ship. The needle will only travel as far as the player's current resources allow. Resources (gold? seaweed? who knows!) accumulate over time.
Releasing the touch creates a ship that corresponds to the quadrant that the needle is pointing at.

Fighter: Small, fast and cheap. Great at chasing down bombers.
Bomber: Shoots slow projectiles that do massive damage to frigates or enemy factory ships!
Frigate: A great hulk of a ship that fires volleys of heat-seeking torpedoes. Effective against fighters.
Upgrade: Improve your factory ship to accumulate resources more quickly.

Ships you spawn fight automatically using the latest in artificial aquatelligence technology. The player who keeps their factory ship alive wins!

This is a complete rewrite/port of the orginal game available for Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux:

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VCMI (Heroes of Might and Magic 3 game engine)

Android Police coverage: Heroes Of Might And Magic 3 Comes To Android <INSERT EXTREME EXCITEMENT HERE>

Yup, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, ported to Android (using the VCMI game engine). Unfortunately, the developer temporarily pulled the app from the Market to fix a crash, but I'm including it here anyway for future reference. Update: The game was taken down for about a week to fix some critical crash bugs, but as of 6/22/11, it's back!

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X-Men by Konami

Android Police review: [Review] X-Men: The Arcade Game – Classic Arcade Nostalgia, Bad Translations Included

Experience the classic 1992 X-Men arcade game on the go! Choose from some of your favorite classic X-Men characters including: Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. Fight your way through hundreds of Sentinels and battle classic super villains such as Pyro, The Blob, Wendigo, Nimrod, The White Queen, Juggernaut, Mystique and the Master of Magnetism himself, Magneto!

-Battle evil with up to 4 of your friends using the multi-player feature over WiFi!!

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From the makers of ZENONIA and ILLUSIA.


Push Your Mind and Fingers to the Limit. Platform Puzzle Madness in Colorful Retro Graphics.

Dazzling retro style 3D rendered artwork with glittering visuals and awesome sound effects

Flick, push, nudge and swing to save as many troops as possible

Think your way out of trouble by placing tools such as springs, springboards, fans and cannons

Collect stars from a total of more than 60 stages to unlock five unreal worlds

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ShakyTower by HyperBees

From the distributors of Speedx 3D, Prism 3D, and Impossible Level Game, so you know it'll be good (Hyperbees seems to be a distributor and not a developer). ShakyTowers is developed by MOBILLNESS.


Show off your stacking skills, blow things up, avoid obstacles and use many awesome tricks to experience the ShakyTower worlds.

Explore the Forest World, slide your way through the Ice World, don't get sun-burnt in the Desert World, fend off sharks in the Underwater World, don't get lost in the Computer World, and show cosmic skills in the Moon World, Armstrong-style!

Sway your phone to control gravity. Watch out for obstacles and relentlessly moving lines. The building blocks come in various types and may look ultracute but don't get fooled, they can get really cheeky...

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Fireball is a challenging and fun game. Use your finger to cut the board and do not separate the fireballs, delete the play-shape till reach target percent, and you'll advance to the next one automatically. As the level increase, there will be more kinds of fireballs and buffs. Some buffs help you to pass the level, but some buffs also disturb the balls' former moving status. Also you can use skip point to pass the level which you think is too difficult.

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No, it's not a dog fighting game, so you can put away your pitchforks.


Dogfight is simple but exciting survival shooting game. Just drag fighter to shoot down enemy's fighter.

* Dogfight means a fight between fighter planes, they fly close to one another and move very fast.

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Ground Effect Pro HD

This is fast-paced, arcade style ekranoplan racing action at its very best. Boasting incredible 3D graphic detail and procedural landscapes never before seen in any game of its type, the game will appeal to lovers of fast-paced, competitive action genres as well as those who prefer something more sedate and relaxing.

14 challenging levels await you with big jumps, steep drops and twisting paths to master. Hunt down your opponents one by one in an attempt to take a medal and unlock the next track or challenge your previous best time in a head to head ghost race.

Features include:

* 14 challenging levels
* 10 different Ground Effect craft
* Stunning terrains (both land and sea)
* Free roaming – explore at will
* Impressive draw distance
* Sensitive and intuitive flight controls
* Throttle speed controller
* High score recording
* Replay & ghost-race modes
* Boost control
* Day and night scenarios
* Driver/1st person camera view
* Free-play practice levels
* App2sd supported

** Please note that if you have a 2.3+ (Gingerbread or above) device, you may prefer the XHD version which is specially optimised and adds Stereoscopic 3D support **

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Doodle God Free

Android Police review: [Review] Doodle God Lets You Flex Your Omnipotence, Could Probably Have Used More Time In The Garden

"yada yada yada... and: drink vodka!" - hrm, you've got my attention. Fans of Alchemy may appreciate this game (or think it's a complete rip-off).


What's inside your Phone? Circuits, microchips, batteries? No! Your Phone is full of fire, water, earth and air! What do you do with your Phone? Make calls, send texts, check emails? Boring! With Doodle God™ you can create storms, build armies, grow a civilization and: drink vodka!

Try FULL version and get:

- Mold the 4 basic elements to your whim!
- Create 300+ advanced items and concepts!
- Intuitive one-click gameplay encourages thoughtful, creative play!
- Hundreds of interesting, funny and thought-provoking quotes and sayings!
- Amazing quest mode with tons of new reactions!

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3D Bowling

This is the best and most realistic 3D bowling game on the Android phones. It is the only bowling game that fully embraces the incredible 3D physics engine and effects.

Be the world's best player in 3D bowling game. How many consecutive strikes can you score?

Game Features:
- Stunning 3D graphics
- State-of-the-art 3D physics engine for real pin action
- 5 outrageous bowling scene
- Multiple bowling balls in each scene
- Detail stats tracking

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This is BUG VILLAGE, a tiny town where you build and nurture a colony of ACTIVE ANTS and BUSY BEES!

Construct homes to attract PLAYFUL BUGS and direct them to the garden, where they can gather resources to expand your village. Feed your bugs to keep them energized and healthy. Add cute decorations and flowers to make the colony BUZZ WITH EXCITEMENT!

Small is beautiful in BUG VILLAGE!

*** BUG VILLAGE is free to play. Players can purchase additional Coins and Acorns (the in-game currency) for real money, or earn currency through special offers. ***

The first fully 3D casual city building game

Place new bug houses and decorations in the village and plant flowers in the garden

Interact with your Ants and Bees, help Ladybugs and shoo away the Stinky Bugs and Ant Lions

Feed your bugs cookies, cupcakes and other fun food items

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Burn The City Free

Android Police review: [Review] Burn The City Indulges Our Godzilla Complex, Brings The Wanton Destruction

This game's description is pure win.


Angry doesn't even begin to describe this guy.

Who are you? What are you? Where are you? Frankly, it doesn't matter... it's time to "BURN THE CITY"!

You think you'd like to "BURN THE CITY"? Well you're in luck! Wanton destruction is easier than ever. Just touch, drag and release. You'll soon be launching endless fiery monster action all up in that "CITY".

Burn The City features:

★ Destructive, explosive physics puzzle action like you've never seen!

★ An adorable character bent on the extermination of mankind!

★ Burn the human cities with monster fire!

★ Topple the human cities with boulders!

★ Deliver TNT payloads into the human cities from conveniently located cranes!

★ Watch as the human cities fly apart from your ferocity!

★ Look, if you see a human city, KILL IT WITH FIRE!

★ ...and then eat their YUMS!

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Cartoon Defense Free

Cartoon Defense is an exciting defense-action game with various actions and strategies. Cartoon Defense requires your invisible finger and your decision making ability. Protect your kingdom from the violent and evil Cartoon Army!

How to play the game:
It's a game with well known rules:"Shoot 'em all to win". Select your weapon among the icons at the bottom, attack your enemy. You should the right weapon at the right time to defend you from the enemy's attack. You will do better with a good use of the bombs.

With the money you earn when you defeat your enemy, you can buy your armors and repair your castle. You should get enough ammo to be ready to fight with your enemy.

A group of evildoers who have a design on your beautiful princess invaded your kingdom. Defeat the enemy using your powerful weapons. To protect your kingdom and the princess, you have no time to take a rest.

Unlimited stages. You can keep playing until defeated.
Three different levels of difficulty.
Eight different types of weapons.
Seventeen types of enemy with different characteristics.
Auto-save. The game will be automatically saved at the end of each stage.

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Parashoot Lite

This is your land! Get on your turret and defend it. Enemies will come from the skies and it is your duty to make sure they do not land in one piece. Parashoot is a new take on the '81 and '84 classics Sabotage and Paratroopers, bringing a retro-fresh approach you will love.

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City Story

I love Story-type games as much as the next guy, but TeamLava's strategy is very different from Kairosoft's and seems to rely on social to the point of getting annoying. Still, if you liked Restaurant Story, Bakery Story, Farm Story, etc, you will like City Story.


Welcome to City Story™ where you and your friends can create the world based on your imagination. Build and decorate your own dream city with cafes, boutiques, bakeries, hotels, and landmarks. Watch your population skyrocket as you create the ultimate living, breathing city.

City Story™ includes FREE updates with new businesses, houses, parks, landmarks and more EVERY WEEK!

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Shot Puzzle 2

This game may look simple at first, but it's highly addictive and challenging. 4.5-star average so far in the Market.


Another Great hit from iPhone. Are You Ready for a Challenge? A great puzzle game with unique concept.

Drag and move a ball, so it hits another ball. The purpose of the game is to remove all balls from the field. If only one ball is left you are the winner.

- 450 unique puzzles with progressive difficulty
- 9 difficulty levels for kids and genius
- every puzzle has EXACTLY ONE and ONLY ONE solution.

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Sushi Bar

SushiBar(Sushi Bar) is an Android fun time management game. Build your own Sushi restaurants over the worldwide. Your just need to keep your customers happy and serve them the right dishes. You really have to rely on your memory skills, each level has different cash and reputation target.
You start open your own Sushi Chain in Japan, then you can expand your business through the worldwide, different menus according to different places, Every next level more sushi ingredients will be added and the more complex your sushi making will be.
To keep your customers happy you can keep your reputation, serve some ocha or sake while your customers are losing their patient when they are waiting.

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This original puzzle game, designed by the Italian Giorgio Dendi, quickly has become the most loved game amongst the readers of Italian's easily most popular logic publication: "Focus Brain Trainer".
The game's mechanics are loosely based on the classic logic puzzle of the 8 queens but, despite its simplicity, the game is definitely very (we mean really, really very) challenging: hours of brain-melting puzzles awaits you.
There are only 4 very simple rules but it's gonna be hellish to fully abide all of 'em:
Every zone must have a tree.
Every row must have a tree.
Every column must have a tree.
Two trees cannot occupy adjacent tyles (even not diagonally adjacent).

Morevoer the game features super advanced levels: the fun is doubled with two trees per zone/row/column!

Features List:
- Dangerously addictive gameplay.
- Beautiful user interface.
- Best times are recorded: challenge yourself and your friends!
- More than 60 (sixty!!) levels of any difficulty: for beginners and veterans.
- Includes a quick tutorial to get you started in seconds!
- Includes also an advanced tutorial to help you master all the levels in the game.
- Completely, from concept to development, made in Italy.

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Devil Ninja

Devil Ninja is an addictive ninja game. In this fast paced fighting game, your goal is to jump over the cliffs and kill enemies such as Werewolf and
Bat Monster on the devil's land. And there are various props to increase your combat effectiveness.

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The official game of SCREAM 4. For the first time ever, play as
the killer in a game and slash your way to victory. Just like the movie, killing by the Rules of Horror is the way to succeed.

Game Features:
-Fast paced single player mode where you chase down victims and avoid
the cops
-Be smart about who you kill and how you kill
-Multiple fully rendered 3D levels
-Brag about your highscores to your friends on Facebook and Twitter
-OpenFeint integration with Achievements
-Did we mention you play as the killer!

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Doodle Grub

* A brand new twist on a classic Snake game! *
* Extremely addictive gameplay for all ages and skill levels! *
* Over 1.5 million users enjoy Doodle Grub on iPhone! Be a part of vibrant community too! *

The iPhone HIT finally arrives on your Android device!
We will be updating the Android version quite often with more features, stay tuned!

Tilt your device to navigate the grub eating apples as you go. Enjoy the food and grow in length. But be careful! Avoid collisions with nasty enemies moving around that will take the segments they touch. Once they hit the grub's head - the game is over!

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Pyramix is an easy to learn, highly addictive word game that combines the strategy of Cryptoquote with the simplicity of Boggle. Play a timed game or just for fun! If you like word games of any kind, you’ll LOVE Pyramix.

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Phantom Probes Free

Guess the challenging phantom shapes in this fun physics-based mobile game.

The goal of the game is to guess the shapes of invisible phantom objects. Each phantom object is hit by various probes. Based on the reaction of the probes, you can guess the shape of the invisible phantom object. The probes have very realistic responses and stunning particle effects.

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Guerrilla Bob THD LITE

Android Police coverage: Guerrilla Bob Comes To The Tegra Zone, Now You Can Blow Stuff Up In HD

If you've wanted to try out Guerilla Bob on your Tegra device but didn't want to pay up before doing so, the lite version is now in the Market.


Experience the best looking version of Guerrilla Bob, Tegra2 optimized!

The LITE version lets you play both Single-player and Multiplayer!

Guerrilla Bob THD LITE 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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Lyric Legend Beta by TuneWiki

This is the first game to come out of the developers of TuneWiki, so it's worth checking out.


The Fun Music Game for Learning Lyrics. Welcome to the Beta for the Android version of TuneWiki's best selling game, Lyric Legend! Check out what Gizmodo calls "One of the funner rhythm games" on Android.

Choose a song, hit the orbs in time with the lyrics, and learn what your favorite artists have been singing all along! The game is fun, easy to understand, and exciting to play for any music fan. Learn more or see your scores against the world at LyricLegend.com.

* Earn FREE MUSIC from top artists with our virtual currency system
* Five levels of difficulty let you jump in at your own comfort level with enough room to grow as you master the lyrics. Start off in beginner mode to get the hang of things and then speed it up with more orbs and fewer hints to prove you’ve reached expert status.
* Use Legend Power to increase your score, and get a word streak to increase your multiplier
* Test your scores against the world or in your local hometown with GPS based scoring
* Beat the bonus challenges to increase your score when there are no lyrics during a song

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Enzo’s Pinball Lite

Lite version of this game for those who want to try things out for free before buying.


Enzo’s Pinball is the world’s first virtual pinball game to include full-fledged tactile feedback, letting players literally feel the action on three unique tables as they flip their ball onto each ramp, bumper, and target.

The game features realistic pinball physics, complete with the ability to ‘tilt’ the table using the device’s accelerometer.

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  • 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

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