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I love trying new and original-looking Android games, so when I saw Swerve And Destroy in the Play Store today, I had to take it out for a spin. Oftentimes it's the simpler games that end up being the addictive ones, causing you to miss class (you shouldn't do that) and call in sick to work (definitely don't do that), and Swerve and Destroy is no exception. OK, maybe you won't end up playing it for days on end, but it's a fun time-killer.

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The game, created by Bullman Development, involves a little dot that you control by tilting your device, a-la Teeter, except instead of labyrinths, you have freedom of movement and evil red dots zombies you need to destroy - or they destroy you. To protect yourself, you have power-ups - that's actually the fun part. To name a few, there are protective shields (up to 3 at a time), shock shields that wreak havoc all around, pulsating missile launchers, turrets, and a few other ones. The faster you kill the dots, the larger the score multiplier, but the longer you stay alive, the harder things get.

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You can play as long as you want for free on Easy mode, but if you'd like to raise difficulty or get access to levels with actual objectives (as opposed to last man standing), you can unlock them for a $1.99 in-app purchase. That's exactly how I like my games - there's no need for a Lite/Full version split, and I can enjoy it until I decide whether I like it or not. Thanks for getting it right, Bullman Dev.

Here's a quick video of my gameplay on Easy mode - I gave up in the end but could have probably kept going for a while longer:

Grab Swerve and Destroy in the Play Store for free if you want to give it a go:

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
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  • John

    its an iOS Tilt To Live game look alike

  • Shawn

    except, somehow better.

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

    Heads up: Swerve and Destroy dev gave us 100 codes: "androidpolice". Hurry up & use it if you want the full $1.99 unlock for free.

    Though I wouldn't be on this working by the time most of you see this, as I also tweeted it out.

    • http://facebook.com/smsmycarandme Force

      Worked :) Thanks :)

    • Darius

      Still working :) Thanks!

    • RevSmooth

      Thanks! Worked for me.

  • Saba V

    sweet got mine. thanks to game dev and android police

  • RBI411

    Was gonna ask if these codes lasted through factory resets and ROM flashes, but then realized I should hurry and redeem the code first. Too late. :(

    • Tim M

      Try again. androidpolice
      No caps, no spaces. I just tried it 10 seconds ago and it worked.

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

        After seeing the demand, we asked for more codes. No confirmation yet, but looks like they were granted :)

        • RBI411

          Got one this time. Plus, I saw AP say on twitter that it attaches to Google accounts. Total win.

  • isidhu

    Still works. Thanks

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

    All codes were claimed quickly, but we requested more, and I'm happy to announce that promo "androidpolice" will work for another 500 uses! And it attaches the unlock to your Google account, so it will survive new ROMs/devices.

  • strandedpanda

    Looks fun, but anyone know why they require the read sensitive log data permission?

  • Nastybutler

    Thanks for the upgrade code AP and Bullman!

  • Vader

    how to get the unlock code? thanks

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

      By reading.

  • Rich

    Not a big gamer, but going to give this game a try. Thanks for the promo code AP.

  • Kelvin

    Installed the game on my GNEX and used the promo code and everything went fine. Installed the game on my N1 with the same Google account, but had to enter the code again to upgrade to full version on that device. How is it bound to the account or is it locked to the phones IMEI?

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

      We were told it's tied to the first email on your device. I've pinged the dev to provide more info, as that's all I have.

      • Kelvin

        Thanks for your reply. I just tought I should mention it as I had to use two of the promotional codes contingent. Really appreciate you providing us with all these codes. Totally enjoying the game.

    • Bobby

      I am one of the developers of the game. There is some account linking code that works is some situations. It is relatively stable when uninstalling and reinstalling the game on the same device. The next big release (1.2.0) will have account sync that works more universally (probably at the cost of only supporting users that have GMail accounts). Here are some quick questions that will help me figure out your exact problem. Do you use other email accounts on your phone? What is your Swerve and Destroy username? Thank you for the feedback.

      • Kelvin

        I'm using the same Gmail account under both phones. One as my primary phone the other one as a backup. I just recently added a username to the game as I thought it would help to solve the process in some way. Unfortunately I couldn't use the same username. So it's kelvino and kelvino9. Anyway it's not a big deal just thought I should mentioned it as I felt bad using two codes. Thank you for giving us such a crazy fun game!

  • Ian

    Still works as of 4:05pm PST
    Grab it while you can!

  • Josh

    Code redeemed - thanks AP!

  • James

    It's a great game guys =D

  • Sootie

    Code also redeemed very much appreciated AP and dev :) Also cool song on the video, because I'm too lazy to shazzam it care to share what it was?

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

      It was audio-swapped, so the artist and the song are right under the video on the YouTube page.

      Artist: Ninfa - "Rockstar".

  • haidhar

    where could get the promo code??can't found it anywhere

  • Corey

    Code just worked for me! :) Thanks

  • Kelvino

    So I had to reinstall my GNEX and installed Swerve And Destroy from the market but only to find out the the game isn't unlock anymore. The code of course is expired and therefore isn't unlocking anything. As it was a free promo I'm not complaining, but it's clearly not locked to the Google account just so you know.

  • https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawkdQhGW_yFFSfEACcIIupRQmbB99Er6qaU Nick

    My code expired today :( I don't know what happened (I emailed the devs about it)

  • eugene

    where is the code