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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 2 weeks 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

Race Of Champions

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Invictus Releases The Long-Awaited Race Of Champions For Android - Gorgeous, Polished, And Free

Welcome to the Race Of Champions (ROC) Official Game. Grab your chance to race with the champions at ROC, the thrilling knockout tournament where the world's greatest drivers battle to show they're the fastest on Earth. Through a series of head-to-head races in identical cars on a parallel track, you can fight the stars to see if you have what it takes to be crowned ’Champion Of Champions’.

  • REAL CARS
  • REAL TRACKS
  • PRECISION AND ACCURACY
  • ROC offers Tilted, Tap and Virtual-Steering-Wheel controls.
  • STUNNING VISUALS
  • UNIQUE GAME MODES

ROC offers numerous camera views, car damage and detailed replay system.

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BLOOD & GLORY unrated version by Glu

Android Police coverage: [Updated: Unrated Version Now Available] New Game: Glu's Visually Stunning 'Blood & Glory' Is 'Infinity Blade' For Android

This is the unrated/bloody version - if you don't want gore, download the regular version here.

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Battle in the arena and entertain BLOOD-thirsty crowds in a fight to the death. Here, GLORY is the only option…

  • BLOODIEST HD VISUALS
    See and feel the raw violence of the fighters and the intense combat arena
  • SWIPE & SLASH GORE
    Take to the Arena in the bloodiest, goriest swipe and slash fighting game on the Marketplace
  • LETHAL WEAPONS & ARMOR
    Equip an arsenal of lethal weapons and armor tailored to suit all fight styles, including blades & shields, and destructive dual weapons
  • SPECIAL ATTACKS & COMBOS
    Complete special attacks and combos for the ultimate blood-soaked victory!
  • INVICTUS VICTORY
    Be a real champion and earn Invictus medals by winning tournaments flawlessly. Don’t lose and never surrender!

Hero Mages

Designed and developed by a single individual driven to share his passion for gaming with the world, Hero Mages is a turn-based tactical strategy fantasy game that blends the best elements of tabletop miniature and collectible card games. Equipped with a set of dice and a hand of cards representing magical spells, players take turns commanding their party of heroes. With the power to unleash the wrath of the elements, summon heinous creatures, and manipulate the world itself, the player's mage is their ultimate hero as they leverage skill, politics, and luck to eliminate their enemies and emerge victorious!

Hero Mages features a seamless cross-platform multiplayer experience for up to 8 players on web browsers, Android, and iOS.

FALLEN REALMS by Sega

FALLEN REALMS is the new free-to-play role-playing game on Android. Journey deep into a once great world to unearth seven dark artifacts whose powers will save or destroy all. Featuring classic, turn-based combat and touch and play controls, it has never been this easy to get epic in a rich fantasy world. In addition to being easy-to-use, Fallen Realms automatically connects you to Papaya, the fun Social Game Network with over 32 million players.

Sleepy Jack

Meet SLEEPY JACK, brought to you by SilverTree Media, the team behind the #1 hit game CORDY! Each night Jack dreams of his favorite toys: laser-blasting Galaxianoids, gun powder-packed desert dwellers, electricity zapping creatures of the Deep Deep Sea and Crazy Bosses! Help Sleepy Jack fly, dodge, collect, shoot, and bomb his way through 40 dazzling dream worlds in this console-quality 3D flying game! Download Sleepy Jack now, and get ready for the game you've always dreamed of playing.

 

World Cruise Story by Kairosoft

Android Police coverage: Kairosoft Adds Another "Story" Title To The Ranks - Meet World Cruise Story

Captain a luxury cruise liner, sailing the entire world while entertaining VIPs. Get ready to take the helm of history's grandest, most over-the-top luxury cruise liner for an unforgettably addictive excursion at sea. Deck your own ship with everything from lavish suites and first-class restaurants to casinos and hot tubs! You call the shots as you travel the world, visiting every country on the map--even entertaining royalty with tours truly fit for kings. Put the right facilities next to each other and you'll score big points with passengers and reviewers. Amass enough fame and even celebrities will come flocking when you're in port.

 

Fragment 3D Chapter1 Suspicion

Fragment is a 3D episodic point and click adventure game set in an industrial world populated solely by robots. Labeled as scrap and tossed in to the belly of the cities underworld - control Fragment as he tries to escape disassembly and unravel a sinister conspiracy. Inspired by DOTT 'Day Of The Tentacle', 'Sam & Max' and 'Beneath a Steel Sky'.

 

Medieval

Legions of Medieval and Medieval HD fans around the world have spoken and after 2 MILLION+ iOS downloads, Medieval is finally available on Android. Welcome to Medieval - tower defense at it’s finest. Stunning graphics, outstanding audio, and addictive gameplay combine to make a gaming experience of epic proportions supporting both Tablets and Phones. Leave the magic fairies, silly plants, and spells to the others - Medieval is hardcore castle defense in its purest and most satisfying form. Where archers and armour, bombs and boulders, catapults and cauldrons...all battle it out in defense of your castle and your honor.

• 4 Game Modes: Easy, Medium, Hard, and FAST FIRE for a finger-tapping frenzy!
• 3 Different Shooting Modes: Auto Fire, Show Arc, Drag Fire.
• 6 Different troop types including war machines like Catapults and fast moving cavalry Raiders.
• Tailor your forces to suit your personal style of warfare
• 8 Unique weapons such as flaming arrows and powerful multi-shots - each with multiple upgrades available for maximum devastation.

Acceler8

Off-road racing just got awesome. From the developer who brought MiniSquadron to Android, Acceler8 is an action-packed off-road racing game. Not for the faint-hearted, this adrenaline-fueled racer will push your driving skills to the limit! Release your inner speed demon.

* More than 10 tracks in multiple locations (with more to be added in the future)
* 2 different race modes
* Stunning 3d visuals!
* Online leader-boards so you can compete with players across the globe.
* Huge, open, environments. Drive wherever you want!
* Collect prize money by winning races, and use it to upgrade to faster and better vehicles.
* Tilt controls for steering, with support for Zeemote bluetooth controllers.
* Optimized for both phones and tablets.

Tiny Tower

Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it.

- Make money to build new types of floors and attract bitizens to live and work inside.
- Special events and VIP visitors will earn you special perks as you build your tower towards the clouds.
- Customize the look and placement of each floor and the bitizens that live in them, and upgrade your elevator.
- See what is on your bitizens' minds by peeking at the "BitBook" virtual social network for your tower!

The World of Magic by Com2uS

'The World of Magic' is REAL-TIME ONLINE full-featured MMORPG. Play with your friends from around the world, choose between different classes. Customize the look of your character by equipping new armor and weapons. Create your own guild and invite your friend to join your World of Magic.

  • ENDLESS PLAYTIME
    Classic MMORPG style gaming with endless enjoyment.
  • THREE CLASSES
    Choose from 3 unique classes: Warrior, Ranger, Magician
  • SOCIAL NETWORKING
    Communication modes include speak, whisper, guild, party, and shout.
  • PvP ARENA
    Fight against players from different realms in real-time.

Defender

Defender is a game in the same style as Plants vs Zombies, but with pretty bad-ass twists.

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Defend your castle against monsters. Waves of monsters are attacking your castle. They move fast, strike hard, and never give up. It's time to equip your BOW to fight! Can defend your castle against intruders with your archery?

# Touch screen to shoot arrows.
# Drag and drop spell icon to cast a spell.
# City Wall: Upgrade city wall to increase health point.
# Mana: Mana is required to cast a spell.
# Magic Tower: Upgrade magic tower to increase MANA.
# Strength: Increase the damange of a arrow.
# Agility: Increase shooting frequency.
# Weapon: Select and equip proper bow to defend.
# Power shot: Repel monsters.
# Fatal Blow: Double damange with certain possibility.

ChuChu Rocket by Sega

Guide the ChuChu’s to their rocket ship in over 500 puzzling levels. Say Cheese! What’s a ChuChu? It’s a cute little mouse! They’re lost and need to get back to their rocket ship, but beware; there are hungry cats on the prowl and bottomless pits to dodge. Enjoy this hit SEGA game as it mouses its way onto Android phones everywhere! Squeek!

NFL Flick Quarterback

Android Police coverage: NFL Flick Quarterback Now In The Android Market – Juke, Pass, And Flick Your Way To The Hall Of Fame

Featuring all 32 official NFL teams, play the most addictive football game on mobile. NFL Flick Quarterback is the first game to put the guts and glory of offensive passing in your hands. Be the QB of your favorite team - pass to receivers, dodge defenders and make amazing trick shots. The incredible flick and after-touch controls that have made users across the world love Flick Golf and Flick Soccer are now powering an awesome football-throwing experience. EVERYONE can play, but are you good enough to become a Hall of Famer?

Extreme Evasion

The description is written in such Engrish that it's better to just look at the video and pictures. See that "extreme" bit in the title? They really weren't kidding about that.

Banzai Blowfish

King Hikari's son has gone crazy and captured all of the Blowfish in Lake Fuji. It is now up to one heroic Fish to save his friends and restore order to the land.

☯ Compatible with most new Android handsets and also Tablets
☯ 5 Stages with different themes - Rock,Snow,Night,Water,Volcano
☯ 48 Levels of fun physics action puzzles
☯ Unique Hand drawn graphics throughout the game
☯ Share you score via Facebook,twitter and email
☯ Compete world wide for the top score on Open Feint

Sea Battle Live

SeaBattle Live is an online game based on the classic pencil and paper(Battleship). Play live against your friends or a random online opponent and win the battle by destroying your opponent ships before he discovers and sinks your fleet.

– Challenge your friends over the Internet
– Find new opponents online in no time
– Post your scores to the global online leader board
– Live Chat with other players
- Cool avatars and in game virtual goods for a great social experience
– Intuitive and elegant user interface especially designed for Android tablets and phones
– Enjoy a user interface that was specifically designed for daily commuters
- SeaBattle Live supports Android devices running 1.5 or later
- Register with your Facebook connect or Guest account

 

Nano Kingdoms

In Nano Kingdoms you must help the king defeat his son Alexander, who became evil and crazy for power, being a huge threat to everyone. Choose between several different army commanders, each one featuring diverse magic spells. Control villagers, soldiers, archers, riders and a lot more.

THE GAME OF LIFE by EA

Android Police coverage: EA Games Brings The Game Of Life To The Android Market – Play Through Infinite Alternate Lives With Up To Three Friends

Anything can happen in THE GAME OF LIFE! Play with up to 3 friends as you navigate animated tokens through winding roads and lush landscapes with easy touch controls. Live on the edge or play it safe. LIFE is better than ever on Android.

Planet Wars Full

Planet Wars is the cutest, yet challenging strategy game for the Android platform. Travel between and conquer planets, destroy opposing forces and become the ruler of the galaxy. Make clever decisions to outsmart your opponents in this beautiful real time strategy game.

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Jelly Band

The best thing in music since The Beatles. Jelly Band is a colorful and enjoyable journey into the world of amazing sounds. Create your own interactive Jelly orchestra and get mesmerized by the soulful melodies you create. Once again meet with your Jelly friends and thanks to their help remix the lovely tunes you know from the Jelly Defense blockbuster game! Become the passionate conductor you always wanted to be and get unlimited pleasure of this sublime musical ride.

Snappy Dragons

The Snappy Dragons had their yellow-babies kidnapped by awful red-wizards that trapped them in cages around the world. They decide to fight for their survival and rescue all their little ones. Play one of the 4 dragons for FREE, and deliver your babies caught in cages by evil wizards.

- Take a journey in 4 very unique worlds
- Play in More than 80 levels
- Use one of the 4 skilled dragons with special abilities
- Have fun with the 3 different types of thrilling gameplay
- Destroy the world and find secret paths

 

Bag It!

BAG IT! – starring an international cast of larger than life personalities – takes classic puzzle games and turns them on their head – literally! Heavy, sturdy items on the bottom, light and fragile items on the top – seems simple, right? Think again. Check out the puzzle game described as “Tetris meets Toy Story!”

A Knights Dawn

Defense strategy made for gamers by gamers, this is not your usual run of the mill casual game, its challenging, with hours of fun.

- 60 Weapons
- for 6 Different Units
- each with their own Upgrades and mighty Special attacks
- several difficulties
- including a challenging endless mode
- Facebook integration
- Original hand drawn, brilliant graphics in HD
- Strategic multilevel defense game
- Dramatic original sound effects and voice
- Original Orchestrated Music
- Unique in level controls and menu system
- Tons of Achievements to show off

Rick O’Shea

Blast and Bounce your way through 5 Death Defying Acts as Rick O’Shea, the Human Cannonball, in this Show Stoppingly addictive Puzzle Platformer.

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Where’s My Water? by Disney

Swampy the Alligator lives under the city and yearns for a more human-like existence. He is especially fond of cleanliness. The other alligators do not take kindly to Swampy’s eccentricities and have conspired to sabotage his water supply. Where’s My Water? is a challenging physics-based puzzler complete with multi-touch controls, detailed graphics and a sensational soundtrack. To be successful, you need to be clever and keep an eye out for algae, toxic ooze, triggers, and traps.

  • 120 AWESOME LEVELS INCLUDING FREE UPDATES!
    The fun is just beginning. Swampy’s pipes are broken and it is up to you to get the water flowing again through six themed chapters, each with 20 challenging levels. New levels are included in regular updates for FREE!
  • MEET SWAMPY!
    The story of Swampy unfolds as you play. He’s cute, he’s funny, he just wants to take a bath with his beloved rubber ducky. Richly detailed graphics and animation bring Swampy and his subterranean world to life.
  • AMAZING LIFE-LIKE WATER PHYSICS
    Go with the flow! Swipe, slosh, and splash to guide water through increasingly challenging scenarios with flawlessly fluid physics.
  • COLLECTIBLES AND BONUS LEVELS
    Collect Swampy’s shower items to unlock bonus levels. Collect all the rubber duckies and tap around for even more surprises!

Exitium LITE

By far the biggest and most detailed game of its class; "Exitium: Saviors of Vardonia” is now on Android! FOUR characters to play! Play this LITE version and see if you can resist the temptation of getting the FULL version. Vardonia is a land in turmoil. Two rival kingdoms are at war, Arkan and Abylon. Wherever you allegiance may lie, all is not as it seems, as various plots unfold, revealing hidden agendas, and old, untameable gods and vicious monsters start to run amok. A grand tale of intrigue, betrayal and redemption; discovery, sacrifice and glory, interlaced with fierce battles and challenging quests. Can YOU save the land of Vardonia?

FOUR playable characters! Each with unique skills, strengths, items and perspective!

  • BERSERKER
    Close-range weapons, powerful, heaps of weapons and armor to use.
  • PALADIN
    Close-range weapons, swift and nimble, tons of weapons and armor to try out.
  • PRIESTESS
    Long-range weapons, superior magical offense and passive HP recovery.
  • MAGE
    Long-range weapons, superior magical offense and Mana shield defense.

FEATURES

  • 4 distinct classes to play, based on melee or magic!
  • Online market; trade items found in the game with other players!
  • Fast paced battle system, utilizing Skills and Magic. Passive and active skills enhance your character. Buff and debuff away!
  • Fame Awards translate to Game Center Achievements when goals are achieved.
  • Massive, beautifully rendered world to explore.
  • Huge number of quests and side missions.
  • Large array of weapons, armor, and garments to discover. Upgrade them at the blacksmith’s, and intensify them with magical gems.
  • Create your own items using things found on your journeys.

Puffle Launch Lite by Disney

Puffle Launch has been around for a while, but now you can play this Lite version for free.

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Launch your puffle and find the fiery prize in 6 high speed levels! Dodge crazy obstacles, collect Puffle O's and discover amazing surprises! Earn virtual coins to transfer to clubpenguin.com.

Early Bird

Help the Early Bird catch the worm. But be careful, challenges await as you flutter through 96 amazing levels. Discover beautiful landscapes, earn achievements & top the leaderboard as you swipe your way to success in this incredible action puzzle game.

 

Immortals by Gameloft

Embody Theseus in Immortals, the official movie game, as he leads the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion and his evil Heraklion army with the fate of mankind and the Gods at stake. Battle against the Titans, the Minotaur and other mythological creatures in 7 different levels.

Dead on Arrival for Xperia Play

Fast paced action survival shooter. Survive against massive waves of the undead. Two days ago a bomb went off in central park. Fatalities were few but hundreds more were injured in the blast. They got them to the hospital some how... but it wasn’t long before all of the injured had suddenly died as well. The doctors said it was some kind of ‘mass cardiac arrest.’ If that was true they wouldn’t have boarded up the windows and barricaded the doors. No one’s heard anything from inside for 12 hours now, and what we heard then wasn’t good...”

With an armoury of deadly weapons at your disposal you must fight to survive against an endless horde of zombies hungry for one thing: You! You’ve gotten into the hospital, but all the other rooms are locked. Your only chance for survival is to kill for cash, letting you unlock additional rooms or purchase more powerful weapons in your endless fight against the undead. Board up the doors, run fast, shoot to kill and maybe you might see tomorrow after all.

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  • Dr. Steve

    Great list, took a few names down to check them out. Grabbed Chu Chu Rocket earlier in the week, loved it on the Game Boy Advance. I HIGHLY recommend anyone out there to get it. It's only 99 cents, but the game is jam packed. The translation to the phone is excellent, the controls are solid, and the puzzles are as difficult as ever.

  • john

    thanks for these lists. i really appreciate the work you put into them

  • Dandmcd

    Great list as usual, the volume of quality games for Android is increasing so quickly, there truly isn't much reason for owning a true console gaming system except for one or two "must own" games. For every good game released for the 3DS, I find 5 to 10 new addicting time wasters and quality developed games to play on my Android phone and tablet.
    I've been playing Nano Kingdoms while it is free, and it is simple, but very fun to play. I highly recommend the download. Also, today I will have to get ChuChu Rocket, I hope everyone supports Sega to bring more of their great games over to Android.

  • montgoss

    Just an FYI on Blood & Glory:
    It installs some service that was constantly running and draining my battery like mad (even though I never actually launched the game). I'd avoid that one.

  • fabio

    World of goo, awesome!

  • Ram

    FROGGY JUMP game is the best game i've ever played on my android!! Too good and i strongly recommend the download..

  • jourdy288

    Nice work! This is really quite helpful, had no idea about the new Sega RPG.