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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 is part 2 of the game roundup. Part 1 is here. The app roundup is here.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Games

Crazy Bricks

As if a 3D brick breaker is not cool enough already, just wait till you see bazookas and AK-47s come into play. I was this close to making it one of the WTF apps of the week.

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Brick Breaking has never been this exciting. If you enjoy breaking bricks to kill time then get ready for the next generation of brick breaking fun!

Features:

- Most beautiful 3D graphics a brick breaker has ever had
- Powerful bonus items
- Pickup and Play
- Unique brick patterns
- Unorthodox brick breaking rituals
- Kiip enabled! Win real prizes just by playing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2aQHGwKbvQ

Sonic CD by Sega

It’s time to usher the past into the future in this enhanced recreation of Sonic CD. Sonic travels to the distant shores of Never Lake for the once-a-year appearance of Little Planet - a mysterious world where past, present, and future collide through the power of the Time Stones that lie hidden within it. Sonic arrives only to find the once beautiful world imprisoned beneath a twisted metallic shell. His arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman, has come for the Time Stones and with them, will soon have the power to control time itself. In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones.

Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy Rose and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.

Stax 3D

Stax is a new 3D puzzle game that will keep you busy for hours. Slide, stack, store and sort you way through endless waves. Match up 3 or more and they rocket off the stage. Collapse more bricks at a time for higher scores.

Overkill

Civilized society has collapsed and you have been hired as a mercenary with a mission to kill all you cross. On the Battlefield use an array of increasingly powerful weapons (AK-47, M4, SCAR, RPG, P90) to eliminate anything that stands in your way. A bounty is paid for everything that is killed and destroyed, and with the reward you can buy weapons or upgrades. You will fight through 20 waves in each of 5 Battlefields that the game offers. After beating 20 waves there is a massive Hell wave.

FRONTLINE COMMANDO by Glu

As the sole surviving Commando of a renegade attack against a ruthless dictator, you are stranded on the frontline and hell-bent on payback. You must use all of your specialized skills to survive the onslaught of the enemy forces and avenge your fallen soldiers.

  • SEE AND FEEL THE ACTION
    The ultimate 3rd person shooter with stunning console quality visuals, precise controls, advanced physics and destructibles. Jump in the heat of battle and push your Android device to the limit.
  • COMPLETE DEADLY MISSIONS
    Emerge from destructible cover points to take down helicopters, jeeps and heavily defended enemy bases. Fight off increasingly difficult waves of enemies over a variety of combat mission types.
  • COMMAND AN ARSENAL OF DEADLY WEAPONS
    Take to the frontline with an artillery of assault rifles, sniper rifles, shotguns, rocket launchers, med kits, armor and more.

Colosseum Heroes by GAMEVIL

Slice and dice hideous monsters in an endless action of Colosseum Heroes. Colosseum Heroes has returned bigger and better than before on the Android market. Select your gladiator, equip the best weapons, master the greatest skills and find the secret key.

 

Tropical Stormfront LITE

Tropical Stormfront is Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game in a tropical setting. Take command and join the ultimate war of good versus evil. Defend your freedom against the forces of darkness. Fight real-time battles in the tropics and become the ultimate leader. The game features a multitude of pre-defined missions such as survival mode, eliminate all the enemy forces, capture the flag, hold the flag, defend against incoming forces, capture the enemy general, sea battles, air battles as well as tank fights. To complete the objectives you take command of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and fight against the evil forces of Order, Discipline and Obedience (ODO). Choose the right strategies for each of the battles and you will claim ultimate victory.

Odd One Out: Candytilt

168 gumballs for price of one! Start rolling out yours today. Nobody likes vanilla, and some extra work may be in order to get the tasty ones. If you're going to pay for the gumballs, at least get the ones you want. The world of Odd One Out: Candytilt twists and turns every time you add or remove ground due to the centre of mass shifting - creating pathways or blocking existing ones will shift the balance which you either have to correct, or take advantage of. Just touch the screen and get things rolling. 

Dark Incursion

Dark Incursion is a side scrolling, hack and slash game that combines the old school pixel art with the stereoscopic 3D experience. It takes place in an alternate reality in the late 1800’s, amidst an industrial revolution and a world war. The player is the character, Anya, who is one of the few who know about a secret military laboratory developing biological weaponry that could devastate the entire planet if it got out of control. In Dark Incursion, players have a multitude of bio-engineered weapons at their disposal with which to eradicate the abominations from the city. Weapon and ability upgrades will get more powerful the deeper players get and the more advanced the monsters become.

Minor Lords: Archibald & Remus

Archibald and Remus have been kicked out of their castle and now they need to find a home... although they're not the only ones looking for somewhere to live! The two friends tour the medieval countryside, squatting in any empty castles they find along the way but as darkness falls, enemy lords, evil knights and even wild animals are trying to find somewhere to spend the night too. Help Archibald and Remus defend their new stronghold by building a range of crazy contraptions to take out the enemies, including catapults, towers that shoot rabid badgers and swarms of angry bees. Plus, collect gold to upgrade the defences so you're ready to stop the bosses bashing your gates down. It's the perfect slice of medieval mayhem.

Seal Force

Help Seal Force defeat evil krill mastermind Krillian from poisoning the sea. The entire ocean is counting on you to help defeat the evil krill mastermind Krillian from poisoning the sea. Seal Force is a combo-filled game of underwater action where you must clear the seas of krill infected by Krillian’s neon-colored virus, Plato. With three seal commandoes to control simultaneously, you will have to use each of their special abilities to clear the screen of krill. Match the color of each seal to the color of your enemies for maximum efficiency and rack up shells for upgrades, weapons and more in the Seal HQ shop.

Skyline

Skyline is a casual puzzle game in which players must spell words using a board of movable letter tiles. Players rearrange letters by swapping or exchanging positions of two letter tiles at a time. The game will feature different modes. First is an ascending challenge curve mode called Level Play. Level Play is structured with stages in which the player is given a set of rules and must create a certain number of words for that stage before time runs out. Endless Mode is more of a sandbox style play where the player is given a timer and a constant board of tiles. The only objective is to score as many points as possible and try to prevent the timer from reaching zero. Skyline provides depth with the introduction of different 'special' tile types that have effects or rules that add a unique twist to gameplay and player decisions. This, coupled with a score feedback system that rewards players for more efficient and advanced play, helps make Skyline an easy game to jump into and a fun game to master.

* Optimized for phones and tablets
* Fast paced online multiplayer
* Global high score lists
* Continuous fun in Endless Mode
* Over 20 levels to conquer
* Play against people on multiple platforms
* Over 20 challenging Achievements
* Supports Sony Tablet P dual screen mode

Cardboard Castle

Do not wind up as papier-mâché. In his cardboard cut-out world, a noble fearless knight travels his cardboard cut-out trail in search of frightened orphans, damsels in distress, and the occasional princess to save. On his path lurk unspeakable dangers - hideous monsters, hellfire, and dark bottomless pits - that YOU have to overcome.

ZOOKEEPER DX TouchEdition

The action puzzle game "ZOOKEEPER" is finally available on Android.

Big Top THD

All the fun of the circus in this optimised-for-Tegra game. Big Top THD is an immensely fun circus game with amazing visuals and super smooth gameplay, featuring Knife Throwing, Plate Spinning, Juggling, Pie Throwing ("Clowning Around"), High Dive and Tiger Training. The first game to truly push the graphical capabilities of Tegra-powered Android devices, supporting both Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 with advanced features just for these devices... Some extra graphical enhancements are included just for Tegra 3 - realtime shadows, projected lights, bump mapping, higher detail and more.

Night of the Living Dead

Build your strategic defenses and try to survive the Night Of The Living Dead. Love zombies? Love to shoot 'em dead? Get ready to save humanity! Brought to you by the creators of GRave Defense HD and based on George Romero's cult classic horror flick, Night of the Living Dead Defense pits you against endless waves of the undead with 12 unique upgradeable gunners as your backup. Experience unique challenging levels that will take your gameplay to new heights as you adapt to survive.

 

CUT THE CHEESE: FUDGE DRAGON by Glu

Well, that doesn't look like any other game we've seen before... /s

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Help Sir Flatulence feed the King’s men by swiping to cut the flying cheeses.

Traffic Panic 3D

The most explosive driving game EVER. It’s rush hour, but don’t panic. Keep the traffic flowing to avoid crashes, pile-ups and blowing up the entire street. Get as many cars, trucks and tankers through the intersection as you can by controlling the traffic lights.

MONOPOLY by EA

Note: Use this version if you are located outside of North America.

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Own it all – on Android. It’s "GO" time! Take a ride on the Reading Railroad. Buy Boardwalk. Go directly to Jail. Buy, sell, and trade the famous MONOPOLY properties, and see the game jump to life with animated features and easy gameplay. Challenge friends and even customize the game rules.

 

Plants vs. Zombies by PopCap

Note: Use this version if you are located outside of North America.

PvZ, previously available only in the Amazon Appstore, is now on the Market.

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Stem a zombie attack on your Android. Get ready to soil your plants in the hit PopCap® game! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to slow down, confuse, weaken and mulchify 26 types of zombies before they can reach your front door. Each zombie has its own special skills, so you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. But be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds… as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge. The fun never dies.

Game Features

• Conquer all 50 levels of Adventure mode — through day, night and fog, in a swimming pool and on the rooftop
• Battle 26 types of zombies including pole-vaulters, snorkelers and bucket-heads
• Earn 49 powerful perennials and collect coins to buy a pet snail, power-ups and more
• Open the Almanac to see all the plants and zombies, plus amusing “facts” and quotes
• Collect 10 fun-dead achievements
• Enjoy all the zombie-zapping fun of the hit PC/Mac game — fully optimized for Android!
• Hilarious graphics, great soundtrack and a bonus music video

 

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 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.

  • http://www.funiaste.net Terrible Monster

    Great. Love your Best Games/Apps articles :)

    Wasn't Plant vs Zombies published loooooooooong ago?

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

      As I mentioned, PvZ was only available via the Amazon Appstore before, which is U.S.-only. Now it's in the Market.

  • abdulaziz

    Artem and the whole AP team, thank you very much for these awesome lists.
    You made my android experience a much better one!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FmS8SfS9njc Nepoez

    Got a newer promo video for Brick Breaker 3D here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FmS8SfS9njc

  • Murtaza Samma

    Thank You very much AP for all the great reviews on all apps & games (Phone or Tablet). Please keep them coming

  • akoli

    Stax reminds me an old amiga game called Klax... definetly getting that !!!

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