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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.

This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon, and you can find the tablet app roundup here.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Games

Space Conquest

Wow... this game is an absolute mind#$%@ (watch the video). Take a retro-looking space shooter, then multiply it by 10, and you will maybe get an idea of what Space Conquest looks like.

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Space conquest is an adventure/action game with realistic physics and breathtaking spacescapes. Create your own fleet to save the solar system from complete annihilation. Discover new and exciting ships with unique weapons and capabilities to help you succeed in your conquest. You are now ready to play commander, these unique features are at your disposal:
- Unlockable ships each with unique weapons
- Ships have destroyable sections that give you greater tactical flexibility
- Fleet designer that lets you customize your squadron
- Challenging AI
- Remarkable starscapes
- Physics based combat
- Intuitive controls
- A chance to support future game indie development

Beyond Ynth HD

Beyond Ynth is one of the most polished puzzlers I've ever seen on Android. It's no poor port - the game is incredibly well done in every way,  just watch the video. In fact, it looks even better on a real device than it does in the video.

If you want to try a few levels, download Beyond Ynth Xmas Edition which is free.

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This is the story of Kribl, a little bug on a big journey to bring light back to the Kingdom of Kriblonia. Help him to successfully traverse unexplored terrifying territories and find all the light-giving Dazzly Diamonds that were stolen by the Four Dark Spiders of the Apocalypse! 1 year in the making, amazing graphics, tons of original ideas, never-before-seen gameplay.

FEATURES:

++ Rewind Feature.
++ Solution Videos.
++ 80 levels with huge variety.
++ 15 hours of fun platform puzzling.
++ Original music and songs, recorded in a studio.
++ Voice acting.
++ Storybook with hand-drawn illustrations.
++ Openfeint High-score lists and achievements.
++ Beautiful graphics and animations.
++ Super-smooth dimensional scrolling.
++ Supports all popular screen resolutions
++ Realistic physics gameplay elements.

Elder Sign: Omens

Elder Sign: Omens places you in control of up to four intrepid investigators, as they fight to keep the all-powerful Azathoth from invading our world through a museum’s arcane exhibits.

  • Build a team of unique investigators
  • Explore an ever-changing museum
  • Face challenging arcane tasks
  • Save the world from absolute destruction

Good Robot Bad Robot

Dr. Robotov’s robotic creations live in his house, happily helping with the household chores. Until one night, Dr. Robotov’s evil rival inventor infected the robotic grid with a virus that rendered all the good robots bad. The only robot which was saved from this fate was Benny, the good inventor’s assistant, who did not connect to the grid that night as he was fixing some broken bots in the garage. It is now up to Benny to fix his friends, make them good again and find out what happened to Dr. Robotov. You will play Benny as he tries to mend all his friends using his trusted zapper while trying to avoid getting infected.

Space Station: Frontier by Origin8

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Space Station: Frontier (From The Maker Of Sentinel) Takes Tower Defense Into Outer Space

From Origin8, the makers of Sentinel 3.

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Epic tower defense style strategy... in space. A deep space mining operation should be a peaceful job. No such luck with a violent alien race contesting the territory. Mine the asteroids, harvest energy and build up your defenses to survive the alien onslaught.

* Construct weaponry & mining tools using an intuitive tower-defense style interface.
* Design & power vast networks of structures, then defend against alien assault.
* Earn upgrades & unlocks for your Space Station to increase its power and abilities.
* Enjoy the story-based campaign mode or one of the freeform endless modes.
* OpenFeint provides online leaderboards & lots achievements to earn.
* Includes tablet layout/HD support for capable devices.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations by Gameloft

Uncover the final revelations of the brotherhood. Play as Ezio and Altaïr at two different times in Constantinople’s great history and uncover the ultimate secrets of the Assassins’ Brotherhood. Eliminate plenty of dangerous enemies thanks to a wide range of assassination moves and tricks. Recruit assassins, and send them on missions so that they can gain experience to help you throughout the game, and use Da Vinci’s legendary flying machine in thrilling top-down levels.

Burn the Rope Worlds

Android Police coverage: Big Blue Bubble Releases Burn The Rope Worlds - Offers 100 New Puzzles, 4 New Worlds, And Endless Burn

Burn the Rope: Worlds lights up your Android all over again with 100 brand-new levels, four different themed worlds including Jungle, Mechanical, Fantasy and Space; and an exciting brand new mini-game called Endless Burn.

SimCity Deluxe by EA

Android Police coverage: [New Game] SimCity Deluxe Brings All The Fun Of Building Your Own Town To Android

Build and manage your dream city on Android.

  • SEE YOUR SIMCITY™ COME TO LIFE! Made for dedicated and casual players alike, let your inner urban planner run wild on Android with the world’s favorite city building simulation game.
  • FACE CHALLENGING SCENARIOS
    Face up to 7 multifaceted scenarios, from staging a glorious World Games to coping with a scorching heat wave. Begin with 7 starter cities inspired by world famous locations and remake them to your liking with over 40 renowned landmarks that spring to life.
  • MEET DEVASTATING DISASTERS
    As Mayor and City Planner, guide your city through seasonal catastrophes like blizzards, electrical storms, and locust plagues! Or how about fending off a random meteor strike? Even face multiple disasters at once!
  • MODIFY TERRAIN WITH TOUCH CONTROL
    Finger-paint water, land, and trees. Seamlessly rotate, scroll, and zoom. The optimized interface also includes an automated power-lines option for easier play. Instantly see how your city is shaping up!
  • BUILD THE CITY OF YOUR DREAMS! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
    If you’re new to the SimCity experience, the friendly tutorial and in-game advisors will help you realize your vision.

 

INC

Android Police coverage: [New Game] OrangePixel's "INC" Is An 8-Bit Platform/Shooter for $2.75

The year 2135, the world is ruled by Corporations, humans are slowly being replaced by robots and machines, and the most powerful humans are now looking for ways to transfer their souls into robots, for eternal life. Fight your way thru four stylish worlds, surviving a large variation of different robots and machines that only have one mission, stop you from reaching your goal: save Dr Robotus. The unique graphical style, cool retro music and sound effects, and our well known hard-but-fair gameplay turn INC into an entertaining action adventure. Four worlds, 40 levels, multiple layers of gameplay for casual and hardcore gamers, what are you waiting for.

Puzzle Thief Lite

Why are all these cubes lying around? Push them correctly to steal them all. Puzzle Thief wants his colorful cubes, and you are going to help him steal them — by pushing matching cubes together. This is no easy task, but special tools and powers are just waiting to be uncovered.

Giana Sisters

More than 20 years ago Armin Gessert developed with GIANA SISTERS one of the first Jump'n'Run games for the Commodore C64 - the console manufacturers got anxious - one of them tried to stop the sisters and the end seemed close. But you might say when idols die then legends are born.

- 80 new levels
- 32 retro levels (in new graphic design)
- completely new graphic set especially for Android as well
- completely new controls (place your hands wherever you feel comfortable to control the game)
- 5 languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Italian
- legendary soundtrack, inspired by Chris Huelsbeck

TOY VILLAGE by Glu

A tornado has struck Smalltown and all of the Toys in the local Toyshop were swept away in the storm. It is up to you to help Patch build a new village so that all the lost Toys can find a new place to call their home.

The more Toys that live in your Toy Village the more buildings, Farms and Shops you can place... It's time to get started rebuilding with Patch.

  • CUTE & COLORFUL TOYS. Help the toys grow crops of play food to feed the growing community.
  • EARN OODLES OF BOODLE for completing quests and expanding your Village.
  • UNLOCK NEW TOYS that find their way to your village.
  • POPULATE YOUR VILLAGE with dozens of unique homes, shops, and decorations.
  • VISIT & GIFT YOUR FRIENDS VILLAGES! You might even want to borrow your friend's toys to help you in your village.

The Enchanted Kingdom by HeroCraft

“The Enchanted Kingdom: Elisa's Adventure” is a colourful fairy-tale world where huge dragons, wise magicians, kind monsters and peculiar plants live. You are to help the young heiress to accede to the throne and learn how to rule her country. The avenue to the Kingdom's prosperity will be full of fascinating quests. There are 2 types of match 3 game, lots of colorful locations to search for hidden objects and the most diverse and unusual mini-games form more than 50 captivating levels.

Game features:

★ Combination of the popular genres: hidden object and match 3
★ More than 50 game levels
★ Vast gracious fairy-tale world with lots of mysteries and riddles
★ Complete absence of violence
★ Colorful high-quality graphics
★ A set of original mini-games

SuperRope

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Super Rope Is A Simple, Yet Visually Stunning Climbing Game

Free casual climbing and jumping game for everyone. Your goal is to climb as high as you can while jumping from one rope to another and collecting coins, megacoins, diamonds and other bonuses which along with the height make your score. You can choose from 5 cute animated characters and 5 gorgeously painted backgrounds with more to come in updates.

Sounds easy? Watch out for fragments of land, obstacles on ropes (be it deadly parrots,evil robots, etc.) and even falling pianos and anvils! Fortunately there is always help nearby. Power-ups like rockets, little helicopters, magnets and mag-rockets are here to help you achieve a higher score. Along the way you should try to pick-up as many FunkyStars as you can because these can be used to buy various stuff in FunkyStore. Things like additional characters, backgrounds and a whole range of power-up upgrades can be bought. Each power-up or bonus can be upgraded 3 times.

Medieval Empires RTS Strategy

"This is the first full real time strategy game for Android" - that's not really true, is it, Central Bytes?

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Over 50 different types of units and buildings! Train knights, archers, axemen, catapults, swordsmen to attack your enemy. Build castles, barracks, farms and towers. Improve their range, damage and strength. Gain access to new units in each map. Extract gold from gold mines. Just like in RPG games your soldiers and towers gain experience and become stronger and harder to kill after every fight they survive. Build your city. Defend attacks. Destroy the enemy.

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Quadratum Lite

This game isn't new, but we just caught wind of it today. It really reminds me of something I vaguely remember from my childhood, and that something was quite exciting at the time.

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Addictive game which develops your logical and tactical thinking. Quadratum is a puzzle game, the goal is to occupy more squares than your rival. The occupation of squares is realized per consecutive joining of squares which are next to the player. Complication is that your rival has the same goal. You have 6 types of bonuses scattered all over the field. Use them at the right moment.

Characteristics and features:
- Single and multiplayer mode
- by multiplayer mode synchronous play of 2 players on one appliance
- 3 difficulty levels
- different levels collected to tournament
- levels with blockades
- 6 types of bonuses
- 6 profiles of players
- game stats
- nice graphics
- app2sd
- no ads

 

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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 no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • 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: [email protected].

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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.

  • Rob

    I wish you'd point out which games are Xperia Play Optimised =[

    • Calvin

      Yeah an i wish Sony would make the "Xperia Play" on sprint with a 4.3in and a 1.2Ghz duel core pros, Oh wait that will not happen to bad.

      Maybe Samsung/HTC will make a phone with with a controller on it, oh wait that wont happen. But rather i can wish for a phone like that!!!

      But wait its all most time for my up grade Feb,2012 here i come Galaxy S2 (EpTouch) or "Galaxy Nexus" (yeah right!) once sprint get LTE, The "Galaxy Nexus" on sprint will rock.

  • Myria

    I don't believe "Medieval Empires RTS Strategy" is anywhere close to being the first RTS on Android -- nor, frankly, does even look like a very good attempt.

    I've had Majesty, a port of an old PC RTS, on my phone for ages, and I doubt it was the first.

  • http://www.activecyprus.com kyriakos

    giana sisters! omg! classic!

  • david

    Quadratum - super game!

  • http://www.mygamedevelopers.com/ M.Y

    Hello from M.Y. Developers,
    Thank you for your honest review. Space conquest is our first project and some aspects that others have pointed out (such as the large size) are a sign of that. We have reduced the size to under 30 MB and users who otherwise may have had problems installing the game on their device should not have problems now. Please check us out and we are working very hard to make this a game everyone will enjoy.
    -M.Y. Developers

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