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.

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Featured App

Tasks N Todos - ToDo List Manager

Today's roundup is sponsored by Tasks N Todos, a TODO manager from Handy Apps, the developer of such well received apps as Easy Money and Tip N Split Tip Calculator. Tasks N Todos combines a pleasant interface with powerful functions, and supports both tablets and phones (see screenshots of both UIs below), including Ice Cream Sandwich.

The app synchronizes with Google Tasks using the official Tasks API, so you won't have to worry about losing your data - it lives in the cloud. Yup, that also means tasks are synchronized between all your Android devices.

You can create one-time and recurring tasks, drag and drop them, set reminders, swipe between lists, and slice and dice your data using filters and sorts. Widgets and backup/restore functionality goes without saying - what respectable tasks app would omit those, right?

Grab the free full-featured version of Tasks N Todos or go for the Pro version that adds a few premium features (multiple photo attachments, custom ringtones) here.

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Humble Bundle 2

Android Police coverage: Grab Your Wallets: The Humble Bundle For Android 2 Debuts Five New Android Games

Humble Bundle 2 - 5 cross-platform games, pay what you want. My only wish would be integration of purchased games with the Play Store, but I don't see that happening for a long-long time, at least not until the Play Store supports gift codes and an API making doing it at such scale possible.

The games are:

  • Swords & Soldiers
  • Canabalt
  • Zen Bound 2
  • Cogs
  • Avadon

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Angry Birds Space

Android Police coverage: [Update: Hands-On] Angry Birds Space Finally Breaks Atmo, Now Available For Download

This one really needs no introduction. Fling the birds, see the starting trajectory beforehand, and try to fight gravity in a whole new way. For the first time, Rovio decided to actually modify gameplay mechanics, and for that we're grateful.


After a giant claw kidnaps their eggs, the Angry Birds chase it into a wormhole and find themselves floating in a strange new galaxy – surrounded by space pigs! Luckily the Angry Birds have super powers of their own... Angry Birds Space features 60 interstellar levels on planets and in zero gravity, resulting in spectacular gameplay ranging from slow-motion puzzles to lightspeed destruction. With regular free updates, brand new birds, brand new superpowers, and a whole galaxy to explore, the sky is no longer the limit.

• 60 interstellar levels
• Regular free updates
• Brand new birds
• Brand new superpowers
• Zero-gravity space adventures
• Trick shots using planets' gravity
• Hidden bonus levels
• Beautifully detailed backgrounds

Cut the Rope: Experiments

Android Police coverage: [New Game] ZeptoLab Releases Cut The Rope: Experiments, Adds Even More Awesome Ways To Feed Candy To An Adorable Monster

Cut the ropes, deliver candy to Om Nom, collect stars, and unlock new levels. The follow-up to the award-winning mobile game Cut the Rope has arrived for Android! ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope: Experiments features the familiar and loveable little monster Om Nom who is discovered by a mad (but not bad) scientist determined to study his candy-loving behavior through a series of experiments.

Key Features:
- 125 new experiments (levels) across 5 colorful new settings, with more to come!
- 5 level packs: Getting Started, Shooting the Candy, Sticky Steps, Rocket Science, and Bath Time
- New gameplay elements like rope guns, suction cups, rockets, and water!
- New characters
- New storyline featuring commentary from the Professor
- New social integration: find hidden evidence for the Professor’s photo album to share on Facebook.
- Scoreloop achievements and leaderboards - compare your progress to other rope cutters around the world!


Android Police coverage: EA Releases FIFA '12 And NBA Jam To The Play Store, Lets You Get Your Sports Fix On Your Mobile

Experience the action of your favorite sport like never before! Watch matches come to life with vibrant graphics and ultra-realistic animations.

    Featuring over 22 officially licensed leagues, 500+ licensed teams and more than 15,000 players. Take to the pitch with superstars like Kaka, Wayne Rooney, Gerard Piqué, Karim Benzema and more. From the English Premiership and La Liga, to the German Bundesliga and beyond – dominate your league and march toward glory in 32 authentic stadiums.
    Capture the passion and power of the world’s most popular sport with unprecedented authenticity. This is the deepest, most visually striking football title ever. Feel every thrill on the pitch with your heroes, anytime, anywhere.
    New control schemes let you handle the ball with greater precision than ever before. Master free kicks and penalty shots with full touch control. Get in the game with realistic 360° player movement and gesture-driven skill moves. Pull off defense-splitting passes, rifling shots, penalty kicks, and pro-style tricks.

Note: If you're outside the United States, use this Play Store link instead.


Android Police coverage: EA Releases FIFA '12 And NBA Jam To The Play Store, Lets You Get Your Sports Fix On Your Mobile

The bobble-head faces are hilarious.


Jam with your favorite stars from all 30 NBA teams in over-the-top, high-flying, 2-on-2 arcade basketball just like you remember it – and like you’ve never seen before.

    3 modes of play let you ball the way you want:
    • Play Now – Select a team and jump right into the ballgame.
    • Classic Campaign – Defeat all other teams to win the championship, and unlock legends, hidden players, and outrageous cheats.
    • Local Multiplayer – Go big head 2 big head against a friend via local WiFi or Bluetooth
    If you’re from the Old School, you’ll feel the ‘90s nostalgia while you play the hottest arcade sports game on the Android Market. Featuring the voice of Tim Kitzrow (the original NBA JAM play-by-play announcer), you’ll hear all the classic catchphrases plus a few new ones. This JAM is all about “boomshakalaka”- and beyond!

Note: If you're outside the United States, use this Play Store link instead.

Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Ed by Sega

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Sega Brings Those Crazy Rolling Monkeys To Android With Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition

Everyone’s favorite monkeys keep the ball rolling with this exclusive version of the arcade to console classic for your smartphone. Roll around the Far East, as you tilt and steer one of four adorable monkeys through 125 themed mazes and a beautiful world of cherry blossoms. Just grab your bananas along the way to earn extra lives before time runs out. It’s so easy to play, even a monkey could do it.

Another World

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Another World 20th Anniversary Edition Now Available In The Play Store

I seriously LOVED this game back in the day.


Also known as Out Of This World™ and released across more than a dozen platforms since its 1991 debut, Another World™ has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike for its cinematic effects in the graphics, sound and cut scenes.

Defense Zone HD

Another day, another tower defense game - that's true, but Defense Zone deserves a chance due to great visuals, but more importantly absolutely gigantic defense weapons - just look at those canons!


Stunning detail of levels, in-depth gameplay, finely tuned balance of all levels and turrets. During the game you will hold your defence with your turrets against the massive hordes of enemies.With every level you will have the use of new weapons at your command. It is up to you, commander, how to spend the resources: restore and upgrade your veteran units or to purchase some new ones. Different types of weaponry and landscape provide you with a variety of choices of defence tactics. Choosing the right weapons and the correct placement is key to any successful defense. The weapons have different firepower, rate of fire, firing range, blast radius and price.


More like, "Gravity Project, a candidate for a horribly translated description." Amirite?


How much do you trust your eye and reflex? What if your time is ending; would you be finishing the game without panic? Would you be changing the gravity instead of turning right and left... Gravity Project, candidate to be the best 3D running game. An addictive game that you will not unhand. Perfectly designed venues, maps, excellent game physics, barrier and character.

Scramble With Friends by Zynga

"OK, guys, for our new game, let's put stars and ™s everywhere in the Play Store description. What's that? No. EVERYWHERE. People love that shit."


Scramble With Friends joins the world's most popular word-game franchise...if you like Words With Friends and Hanging With Friends, then you’ll love the newest addiction for wordies. Scramble With Friends is the fast, fun game of finding words in a jumbled grid. Quickly slide your finger over adjacent letters to form words forwards, backwards, sideways...any way you can.


Android Police coverage: [New Game] Glu Mobile's Samurai vs Zombies Successfully Combines Undead, Highly Stylized Monsters With Sword-Slashing Action

Play as the heroic Samurai and defend your village against hordes of attacking zombies. Recruit allies and build defenses to stop them.

  • STRATEGIC GAMEPLAY: set up your defenses against hordes of zombies
  • WORK WITH ALLIES: get some help in the store with farmers, warriors, archers and much more
  • WIN BIG IN MINI GAMES: play Pachinko to earn rare items
  • UPGRADE YOUR SAMURAI: Become more powerful by acquiring better weapons, defenses and magical abilities

Dude Perfect

"Team meeting! Have you guys seen what Zynga's done with those awesome stars in their game descriptions? We must outdo them!"

Dear developers, seriously, go easy on the stars. We get it, they stand out. But you don't have to use them as separators for all the things.


We’re Dude Perfect — the YouTube guys that bring you the world’s craziest basketball shots — and we’re thrilled to introduce the first ever trick-shot basketball game! Prove you have what it takes to master the art of the trick-shot by taking, and making, the most epic shots imaginable. Few can handle the challenge: a killer combination physics-based puzzler and super addictive sports adventure.


Android Police coverage: [Hands On] 4gency Releases Node.Hack, An Awesomely Unique Action Game That Offers Players A Chance To "Hack The World"

You are a digital warrior on the front lines, cracking the world's toughest computer systems for profit. Your one goal: Hack the Planet! Infiltrate secure servers, nab your payload, destroy the AI enemy and escape before the network self-destructs. The digital vaults that hold the worlds' millions are your playground in this unique action/strategy game.

Dangerous Lite

Dangerous is pretty detailed, so you better arm yourself with some patience. If long-winded space RPGs are right up your alley, however, then you will probably love Dangerous.


Dangerous is an epic 3D open and living world space sandbox combat RPG with an engaging story. You have been awoken from cryo sleep a century later, and must discover the truth. Are you the feared war criminal who will destroy all life or the savior of the universe? Gather your wingmen and travel the galaxy in search of answers. Along the way, you'll encounter a Universal AI, a shadow group pulling history's strings, a princess, a schizophrenic robot, a beautiful lieutenant of the Royal Navy, a fearsome mercenary, a suicidal slave, and a playboy fighter ace.

Canabalt HD

Android Police coverage: Grab Your Wallets: The Humble Bundle For Android 2 Debuts Five New Android Games

Canabalt is one of only two games that are part of the Humble Bundle 2 mentioned in the beginning that made it to the Play Store so far. And it even has Google TV support - yay!


The simple and fast-paced platform action game that pioneered a genre arrives on Android devices, remastered with new 3D backgrounds and smooth animation! Select between classic 2D artwork or new 3D artwork, track your performance on online high score boards, and more!

Fully supports all Android devices and GoogleTV, plus the XPeria Play gamepad.


Android Police coverage: Grab Your Wallets: The Humble Bundle For Android 2 Debuts Five New Android Games

Cogs is the 2nd Humble Bundle 2 game to make it to the Play Store.


Get your mental gears going with this award-winning puzzle game. Cogs is a ground-breaking puzzle game where players build increasingly complex machines using sliding tiles in 2D and 3D environments. The free demo version includes just the first 8 puzzles. The full version comes with 50 puzzles and three gameplay modes for a total of 150 unique challenges, totalling more than 10 hours of mind-bending gameplay. This award-winning game is perfect for puzzle fans of any age and ability!

Dream Heights by Zynga

Build your own social skyscraper in Dream Heights by Zynga. The race is on to build the ultimate tower! Can you rise to the top?

• Connect with friends and visit their towers
• Customize your tower with retail stores, restaurants, apartments, and more
• Outbuild world famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower
• Help friends shop in your tower and sell them goods


Android Police coverage: [Hands On] ErnCon Successfully Combines Equal Parts Asteroids, Bullet Hell, And Multi-Player Action

Join your allies in the epic battle to retake the galaxy and show that you are the best pilot for the job. Fight with 8 others over the Internet on your WiFi or 3G connection. Gain the upper hand against your opponents with a variety of fighters and robots with unique abilities. Lock on and destroy your enemies with Homing Missiles, Seeking Mines, Rail Guns, Attack Drones and more. ErnCon is Android multiplayer gaming at its finest.


Tank Hero: Laser Wars

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Tank Hero: Laser Wars Brings All-New Graphics Engine, Boss Battles, And Deathmatch Mode To The Tiny Tank Arena

The follow up to the hit puzzle action game Tank Hero has finally arrived! Charge your lasers and get ready to take the fight to new battlegrounds that will challenge you like never before. Equip your tank with ray guns, plasma howitzers, sonic cannons, and more. Use the all new interactive environments to strategically take our your enemies. Challenge your friends in split screen DEATHMATCH mode for tablets.

* All new 3D graphics engine with hyper realistic lighting and special effects
* Two unique worlds to conquer
* Interactive environments that include force fields, exploding barrels, and more
* Super charge your tank on the battlefield with powerups such as energy shields and speed boost
* Epic boss battles that will put your skills to the ultimate test
* Split screen deathmatch mode
* All new achievements system
* 4 difficulty levels to accomodate all types of players
* Original soundtrack

Neon Mania

Light up the Neon signs in this addictive, relaxing take on the “steady hand” game. Trace the different shapes with your finger as quickly and accurately as you can on hundreds of different levels. Bring street signs, landmarks, party items, sporting symbols, music and food to vibrant, colorful life by igniting their luminescent outlines on the screen. Play against the timer in Rush mode, or test your touchscreen-precision through Challenge mode.

Traffic Wonder

Traffic Wonder is an inventive new puzzler, with a remarkably simple concept: guide the colored vehicle to their respective destinations, using as little fuel as possible. Players trace routes from point to point using a sweep of the finger. Once the routes are happily defined, a quick push of the play button will set the journeys in motion. The criteria for successfully completing a level never changes: guide all the cars safely to their garage without any collisions. Sounds simple – but the game’s unique puzzle mechanics ensure every level is a challenge.

The vehicles in Traffic Wonder behave as in real-life, speeding up long straights, and slowing down to take tight turns. In addition, different sized vehicles run and burn fuel at different speeds, making route-planning more challenging. Detours to let faster cars to overtake are often necessary – but deviate too far from the optimum route and risk running out of fuel. As in real life, fuel is a precious resource, and players are encouraged and rewarded for using as little as possible. Players can easily learn how different routes affect the fuel consumption, with particularly efficient solutions rewarded with in-game medals.

• 60 challenging levels, each solvable in a variety of interesting ways
• Constantly changing gameplay – new vehicles and new challenges demand fresh tactics
• Intuitive controls – create and refine routes simply and easily
• Beautiful visuals – watch in wonder as the world comes to life
• Rich environments – solve puzzles in picturesque city, country, winter-snow, and desert settings
• Comprehensive global leaderboard – see how you measure up


Trollum is the story of a kingdom under attack by Berila, an evil witch intent on conquering the land of Gerifaltia. You are Angkleros, a young alchemy student who will stand up to her using artificial Golems made from natural elements. This is a new arcade puzzle game about quick reflexes and a bit of strategy. You accumulate power in a mystical device from the sky and then unleash it unto the enemy in the form of elemental golems.

Pictorial by MiniClip

How quickly you can guess what pictures are hidden from you in the night sky full of stars? Can you discover the story behind the dance of snowflakes in the arctic blizzard? Will you be the first to solve the mystery of the pirate's map?

Six-Guns by Gameloft

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Gameloft Releases Six-Guns For Android, Because Why Stop At Five?

Explore a truly enormous and open Wild West frontier full of cowboys, bandits and more…unnatural enemies in this third person shooter adventure game. Buck Crosshaw never shot a man who didn’t deserve it, but now he’s an outlaw who had to fake his own death and escape to Arizona. But in escaping one evil, Buck is about to face another, for an ancient and wicked force stirs in the hills of this mysterious region.

    Freely explore an open world set in Arizona and Oregon full of events, mystery and challenges for you to discover as you become completely immersed in the story and the action. But don’t be fooled by this land’s beauty - outlaws, vampires & many other unnatural foes lurk in every shadow.
    Take on 40 missions with a great variety of tasks for you to overcome. You’ll race horses, take out robbers, fend off waves of enemies and more along the way.
    In this kill-or-be-killed land, you’ll need to unlock all 8 different horses, 19 weapons and a wide selection of clothes, ammo and other items to help you on your adventure.
    Free games have never been this deep or fun! It costs you nothing to download and play the game to the end.

Cheezia: Gears of Fur

Cheezia: Gears of Fur is a physics-based platformer in the spirit of Marios and Sonics. You are Manu the Mouse who must save the secret cheese recipes from the hands of Evil Kiwinel bird. Jump, dash and climb walls while you roll through various levels of dangers and enemies. Collect bonus items and activate super powers like invulnerability or super speed.

Escape room: Prank House

While driving home, the main character got lost in the forest near a lake. When he got out of the car to calm himself down, he noticed a house in the distance. He went inside to ask the inhabitants for help, but there was no one home. He moved to leave, but the door was locked. What are the residents up to!? Your mission is only to escape from the room by opening the door. However, to do this, you'll need to gather some items and use those items in solving puzzles. The rules are very simple. You can tap various locations, and you can also flick when you need to move about the room.


Android Police coverage: The King Of Fighters Android Lands In The Play Store, But It Only Supports A Fistful Of Devices (For Now)

From art direction to gameplay, THE KING OF FIGHTERS Android brings the complete KOF experience to the Android platforms. The gorgeous graphics of the world-famous fighting series have been faithfully recreated, taking full advantage of the latest Android hardware. The use of the Virtual Pad/Joystick perfectly reproduces KOF’s controls, creating a simple, user-friendly play-style to easily perform special moves and combinations.


Enjoy the visions from the mystical world of Azkend - A puzzle game polished to near perfection. The relic your archaeological team found in Far Asia was more powerful than you thought. Now your mission is to reach the Temple of Time and return the Relic to lift the curse. Earn all the powerful talismans and unleash their helpful power. You will come across breathtaking sceneries on your journey. The rich and relaxing atmosphere will draw you in and keep you there. Step into the exciting world of Azkend.

Aeon Avenger RPG by KEMCO

Adventure story of revenge through time and space. The story of revenge across three eras – past, present, and future – starts now. Long ago, gods governed the world and magical powers were granted to people. But over centuries, people developed their own technologies and forgot the gods. The main character Lake is a young man who led an ordinary but happy life in a rural village, until the day the Man in Black and his monsters brutally attacked his town, and his family was killed. Lake set out on a journey for revenge and met Rean, a young woman in a tribe who keep the secrets of time-travel. For revenge, and to learn the truth, their adventure beyond space and time begins...

XPERIA PLAY Optimized.


Huge tricks and adrenaline. Soar through the air in high-octane Freestyle Motocross action. Perform gravity defying tricks in breathtaking events all over the world! Combine power, skill, showmanship and bravery to excite the fans. Unlock events, bikes, tricks and achievements and prove that you are the best rider in the world! Feel the adrenaline, roar up the ramp and pull off massive tricks.

• 5 different thrilling event types (Show Off, Time Attack, Performer, Pressure, Time Trial) + FMX IV Tour for the ultimate challenge
• 7 different locations around the world (London, Mexico, Spain, Texas, Germany, Warsaw and Las Vegas)
• 4 unique bikes to unlock, each with a different driving behavior
• 20 gravity defying tricks including never seen before ones!
• Full ragdoll and realistic bike physics


Bunker Buster

Bunker Buster is extremely well made, full of videos as you go through the missions - missions around your neighborhood stores, cafes, and bars.


Foursquare goes to war! From your doorstep to the Empire State Building - in Bunker Buster the real world has been turned into a live battleground. You are a combat specialist aiming to rise through the military hierarchy and build an army strong enough to defeat all opposing forces. Take on your friends and defend your turf. Through completing missions and tactile manoeuvres you will earn better weapons, respect, and increase your ability to command and conquer. Do you want to know what it feels like to be a General? Join the battle now. Bunker Buster is the ultimate geo-social game with Foursquare venues as your game board.

- Map-based interface allows you to see your units in action in your world
- Attack and occupy buildings, but remember to defend them well
- Change defenses as more units become available
- Control your inventory by swapping units around and buying more units
- Leaderboards and achievements to compete with your friends
- Check in to Foursquare, and brag on Facebook or Twitter


App4+ by LEGO

For kids age 4-7 or just a playful spirit. Build your own truck (helicopter blades or legs for wheels optional), bring your cargo to its right destination, and collect coins to earn more parts. Use your imagination and building skills with the LEGO Large Brick Box (6166) app.

My Clinic by Game Insight

Develop a small clinic into a cutting-edge medical center. My Clinic is a colorful game where you take charge of a modest clinic and develop it into a state-of-the-art medical center. Over the course of the game, you will be called upon to cure many of the most incredible and comical illnesses. Their treatments are never routine exercises. As your hospital grows in professionalism and prestige, it will be visited by patients with increasingly complex illnesses. For their proper treatment, you will need to hire the finest medical staff, purchase the latest equipment, and expand into new facilities to carry out your cutting-edge medical research.


Can you think quick enough to play this game? Naggers is a game in which you find your way in a randomly generated maze full of wonder. Make your way through the level by quickly figuring out the shortest possible route and shooting impassable obstacles. And there are power-ups, like BOMBS, extra AMMO, PORTALS that could lead to ANYWHERE.

Killer Bean Unleashed

You've seen the legend. Now BECOME the LEGEND. Killer Bean was once a member of an elite agency of assassins, until they tried to kill him. Now he's on a mission to eliminate them all, one bullet at a time.

Mosquito Madness

Let's be clear - I'm including this game due its humorous nature and not for its gameplay. Just watch the video, and you'll see why it's fun to make fun of rednecks (although, we already knew that, didn't we?).


An Endless Redneck Runner. The mosquitoes are out thick today and they are hungry—REAL HUNGRY! Keep the bugs at bay and the redneck running in this funny, frantic romp through the trailer park. This is some seriously silly fun from the good folks that brought you Knife Toss and Float. Get a kick in the pants with a Billy Boost and arm yourself with bug bombs, bee mits, and defibrillators to beat your friends to the top of the leaderboards.

- Upgrade your character with crazy powerups
- Simple tap and drag controls
- Open Feint Leaderboards
- Over 50 hilarious voice clips
- Trashy trailer park backgrounds


Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

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  • 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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