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Last Updated: April 21st, 2012

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.

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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Games

Radiant Defense by Hexage

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Hexage, Creator Of Hit Game Radiant, Releases Radiant Defense, A Tower Defense Game In The Same Universe

Android Police review: [Review] Radiant Defense Is One Of The Best Tower Defense Games On Android Right Now

If this is not the most gorgeous and magical tower defense game you've seen on Android, I don't know what is. Another hit from Hexage - no surprises here.

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Radiant Defense is a tower defense game set in a vibrant universe invaded by countless alien hordes. Build your space fortress any way you wish, set up wide variety of weapons and traps and let the invasions begin.

FEATURES

• Tower Defense set in the Radiant Universe
• Build your own route for incoming waves of enemies!
• More than 300 waves of aliens across 10 missions
• 9 upgradable weapons to kill the aliens with style
• 3 superweapons of mass defense
• Online hall of fame - your scores can only grow
• Signature soundtrack by Kubatko

Demolition Inc. THD

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Demolition Inc. THD Brings Destructive Physics To Tegra Devices In One Massive Download

Android Police review: [Review] Demolition Inc. THD Is A Game With Amazing Physics, But Doesn't Quite Deliver On The Chaos

Note: Only Tegra devices are supported at the moment. The non-Tegra version is coming on 2012-04-26.

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DEMOLITION, INC. is a new action strategy game: Assume the role of the daring demolition worker Mike and start a devastating chain reaction on earth. Use cool tools and weapons and expand your destructive powers. You navigate Mike's UFO over the cities of Earth and unfold complete chaos with your tools and weapons: Cars which drive into tower blocks and make them collapse; high-rises which fall onto other high-rises, exploding cows which make whole streets of houses come tumbling down.

DEMOLITION, INC. is 100% physics technology: nothing is predetermined, and nothing is pre-animated. Your actions alone decide what happens and what you see. Because of this, every time you play will be a unique experience and you won't get enough from those explosive chain reactions you make by yourself.

  • Ground-breaking technology - Car and building physics is fully simulated. Everything is destructible and nothing is pre-animated. No game round is like another.
  • Combining action and strategy - Use the endless possibilities of combining your tools and weapons to make devastating chain reactions. Only this way can you manage to tear down whole cities!
  • Tools and Weapons - Use you tractor beam to take control of cars, place anti-gravity ramps to maximize damage, use the huge wrecking ball to clear your path.
  • Improve your skills on the way and unlock breathtaking and crazy new tools and weapons!
  • Exciting levels - 6 cities and 30 districts are waiting to be demolished by you and led to their fate!
  • Campaign mode - Fulfill your mission and destroy one city after another. By cunning use of your tools and weapons you will turn district after district into rubble!
  • Rampage mode - Limitless destruction. Unleash mayhem with all your tools and weapons you have unlocked. The level is your playground and you experience new breathtaking scenes of destruction over and over again.
  • Online high scores - Compare your skills with those of your friends and the world-wide OpenFeint community.
  • Tegra version - The Tegra version (THD) offers Controller support, weather effects and 3 exclusive levels. This version is exclusive to Tegra devices, other Android devices will be supported after 2012-04-26.

Death Rally FREE

Android Police coverage: New Game: Death Rally Is Bringing Its Trademark Face-Melting, Metal-Crunching, Track-Exploding Action To Android

Death Rally was released only in Canada until last week but now it's available globally!

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Death Rally is an action packed COMBAT RACER with CARS, GUNS and EXPLOSIVE FUN. Played more than 60 million times by more than 5 million gamers worldwide. FREE to play for as long as you like. A thrilling career mode where you can upgrade and level up your cars and weapons with in-app purchases, or for FREE through TapJoy sponsored actions. Lock and load and enter the Death Rally, humiliate and destroy your opponents. You choose how you win, NO TRICK IS TOO DIRTY.

Brought to you by REMEDY, renowned developer of MAX PAYNE and ALAN WAKE! LOAD YOUR GUNS, START YOUR ENGINES... IT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY, LITERALLY! This is no Sunday Drive. This is DEATH RALLY.

Final Space Lite

Final Space - highly addictive 3D space shooter. Prepare for star battle and save the universe - for FREE. Final Space is impressive and dynamic 3D action game that will give you lots of fun.

Features:
- Unlimited number of stages!
- Three planetary systems to explore: Solar System, Alpha Centauri, Sirius System.
- Fully detailed 3D graphics
- Dynamic gameplay
- Spectacular explosions and special effects
- Dynamic soundtrack and great sound effects
- Many weapons to choose
- Weapon upgrade system
- Accelerometer and virtual pad control mode
- FPP and TPP camera mode

Treemaker

Magical, soothing, and extremely polished - just the way we like 'em. Check out the video and make sure you don't miss this one.

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Treemaker is a casual puzzle game offering the finest 3d graphics quality and performance for the latest Android devices. Travel your way through three different worlds, harness the power of physics and help the creatures get their trees back. Tap on the screen to cast a rope, second tap makes you fling yourself to the direction of rope! Swipe the screen to swing and gain speed. Pinch to zoom and view the 3d environment.

Hambo by Miniclip

Hambo the war hero needs help rescuing his best friend Bacon from the enemy's evil clutches! Make use of your deadly arsenal and destroy those who dare to oppose Hambo on his noble rescue mission. Now's the time to eradicate injustice in this dangerous battlefield. Vanquish your enemies over 5 mission packs, and fight your way to Bacon in more than 200 reactive physics puzzles. Head to the store to change Hambo's look in more than 20 cool ways.

Panic Flight

Panic Flight takes you on an endless adventure where your reflexes - and your finger - are put to the ultimate test! As a pilot of the AMA Airlines fleet, you must fly as far as possible and transport your passengers safely to their destination. But be careful! Obstacles such as tornados and UFOs with destructive desires will do everything in their power to stop you. Choose and upgrade your planes to fly at your convenience. Travel the globe On solo missions or demonstrate your flying skills to the world in infinite flight.

8bit Ninja

Meet 8bit the little ninja and help him avoid the angry crowd's fruit attack. In this juicy ninja game, your goal is to survive as long as possible while avoiding waves of melons, coconuts, oranges, lemons and the ultra rare dragon fruits! Use your ninja weapon arsenal to blow the fruits into tasty pieces. Yummy. 8bit is not alone in his quest, meet his friends each with unique abilities.

CheeseMan

CheeseMan is a 2D Platformer where you play with that little piece of cheese called “CheeseMan”. CheeseMan’s quest is to save the Cheese Land from the evil “Professor Mousky” with the help of “Cheesette”, a tough cheese girl who doesn't need a plumber to save her. There are 42 fast-paced levels, divided in three worlds from veeery easy to veeery hard. You have to deal with spikes, saws, cannon balls and other nasty things. At the end of each world you will encounter a Boss that will peel your cheesy skin off if you're not careful.

FEATURES

- Very “easy to learn” controls , 2 buttons for the directions and one button for jump related actions.
- Skill and reflex challenges which will revive the SNES boy or girl in you .
- 42 levels divided in 3 worlds.
- CheeseMan Transformations.
- Choose you character.
- Funny Bosses .
- Very cool retro sound track by BubbleGum Octopus
- Updates will be frequent ..

Battle Squadron ONE

Battle Squadron, the legendary Amiga shooter, has finally arrived on Android. In 1989 it received an amazing 109% rating... in 2012 it arrives on Android, including world's first 2-player split-screen shooter on tablets.

Your mission: Earth has been long at war with the evil alien Barrax empire, with extensive losses on both sides. Your two fellow commanders, Mayers and Bergin, have been taken hostage by a Barrax Nova Cruiser and are held hostage on the alien Barrax home world, Planet Terrainia. You must destroy the Barrax home world to rescue your fellow commanders.

MAIN FEATURES

- (World Premiere) 2-player split-screen on Android tablets: play with, or against your friends
- Open Feint Achievements: 36 in total to earn
- Open Feint Leaderboard updates with player comments (through Internet link)
- Several control options, including new 2x direct touch
- 4 fantastically detailed levels to fight your way through
- Scores of different enemies... watch out for the predator-like ones...
- 4 highly diverse "bosses" to defeat
- 24 different weapons (4 types of 6 grades each) + Nova Missile
- 4 different difficulties ("Squadron Leader" is exactly like on Amiga)
- New über-difficulty mode: "Air Commodore" with surprise ending
- Plays on Android 2.2 and up (tested on many devices)
- And loads more...

Icy Joe Free by Art Of Bytes

From the creators of GRave Defense.

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Joe's trapped in a cave and needs your help! There's only you and your hammer -- so smash, jump and fight your way back to the sunny world. Go fast and don't make a widow of that pretty Eskimo girl. Icy Joe's inspired by a classic platformer with smooth motion control and over 50 levels. Each stage's got a fresh mix of bad guys, puzzles and challenges.

 

Bomberman vs Zombies Free

Note: This is the phone version. If you want the tablet HD version, hit up this link.

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Bomberman vs Zombies irresistible game, from now on on your Android. The Top game of BlackBerry is reaching Android. Action, explosions, zombies and a real Hero Bomberman. When darkness invades the Earth, and all people have dreams of a better world, Zombies take the floor. Step by step, night by night, they realize their dark plans. The World could have turned into Zombieland, but Bomberman was prepared to save the Planet.

- smart zombies with AI;
- 3 types of zombies (slow, fast and zombies that can teleport themselves), bats, skulls, coffins;
- zoom of maps;
- bonuses and antibonuses;
- different kinds of bomb;
- OpenFeint Leaderboard and Achievements.

Pop Smoke DEMO

This is probably the most complex tower defense game I've ever played. Doesn't mean it's bad - it's just... different. Very different.

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A military tower defense game set in the modern era. Engage the enemies in rich environments with 4 different infantry and 4 armored vehicles including a tank and a helicopter, all 8 of them using unique player controlled abilities, ranging from well placed sniper shots to all out artillery strikes that will change the outcome of any battle. Can you master all 95 waves without losing a single hostage?

Features
* 8 unique soldiers and vehicles ready to fight for your cause.
* Engage in battle yourself by using special abilities to take out enemies.
* 95 waves over 3 levels that gets bigger and better.
* The game autosaves each wave, so it's easy to pick it up at any time.
* Boss battle.

Football Manager Handheld 2012 by SEGA

I have no idea why this is such a popular and interesting game (it's all planning and no traditional football/soccer), but apparently it's hugely popular outside of North America.

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The World’s best-selling Football management game comes to Android. Football Manager Handheld™ 2012 allows you to take control of the greatest job on earth wherever you are and whenever you want. YOU make the difference. Take the hot-seat at any club from a choice of leagues in 12 countries, and assume full control of transfers, training, tactics and managing your team live during matchdays – a job which can be tackled in either short, commute-sized sessions or in mammoth sittings on the sofa. There’s an experience for everyone as fans can choose to pursue an entire career in a particular country’s league or face up to the handheld-exclusive ‘Challenge Mode’ which offers a particular short-term scenario with a clear goal to be achieved. Whichever mode is chosen, the manager will deal with real-life situations involving real players, as researched by Sports Interactive’s huge global scouting network.

The 12 countries with playable leagues in Football Manager Handheld for Android are Australia, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Wales.

Avadon: The Black Fortress

Avadon: The Black Fortress is an epic, old school fantasy role-playing adventure, with a fascinating story and 40+ hours of gameplay in glorious HD. Experience huge adventures, cunning foes, hundreds of magic artifacts to find, and countless enemies of your people to hunt down. Avadon is the first chapter in a new, epic fantasy saga. You will serve the keep of Avadon, working as a spy and warrior to fight the enemies of your homeland. As a servant of the Black Fortress, your word is Law. Experience an exciting fantasy role-playing adventure and battle a conspiracy to destroy your people.

Galaxy Pool

Galaxy Pool is an addicting new physics based game, crafted for players. Get ready to Blast And Bounce your way through stars in the Galaxy Pool - "reversed snooker" challenge.

What's in there for you:
- 50 beautiful levels, divided into 2 worlds.
- Astonishing cartoon graphics and soundtrack.
- State of the art crafted User Interface, designed to provide the best game experience.
- Gradually increasing difficulty level - it's always fun to play "Just one more!"
- Ever mind challenging level ideas.
- New game features appearing while making progress (static and moving obstacles, teleports etc.)
- Each level being more interesting and challenging than another.

Shake Spears!

Shake Spears is a game of GLORY, HONOR, and FAME. Become a valiant knight and enter tournaments to compete for the heart of a beautiful lady. Travel through four worlds of wonder, win battles in 20 cities, and beat challenging bosses in this epic game. It's time to become a hero for the ages. Take out opponents with well-aimed strikes in knightly competitions of strategy and precision! Only a steady hand and a trusty steed can guarantee your victory! Upgrade your skills, armor, and weapons, and remember to use a dash of magic to overcome your enemies. Will you answer the call of destiny and become the most honored knight in the land?

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Dark Legends

Android Police coverage: Dark Legends Is A Vampire-Themed MMORPG For Android That Never, Ever Sparkles

Fangs, blood, and super speed... Dark Legends is a free vampire horror MMORPG. Rise And Join The Vampire Nation. Sink your teeth into the mobile and desktop vampire world Dark Legends for FREE. Since time immemorial, the Vampire Nation has survived in the shadow of human civilization as a rumor and a whisper. A new light, fueled by technology and mass communication, has appeared and revealed the true existence of vampires to the world at large. Now, the Vampire Nation is desperately hunted by fearful humans that have turned to technology and the Dark Arts. In Dark Legends, YOU rise as part of the Vampire Nation and fight to survive against a world that has turned against you! Use your supernatural strength, incredible speed, and powerful fangs to enforce your will.

Carrier Squadron

Direct a swarm of fighters to defend your space carrier.

-Launch up to fifteen fighters in a frantic battle against non-stop enemies.
-Use one of four different special carrier abilities, such as a superlaser or missile salvo!
-Fighters gain experience and special abilities of their own.
-Upgrade your carrier and fighters in seven different stat areas.
-Generated bosses are different in every playthrough.
-Battle other players' saved carriers in Challenge mode!
-Move your game between devices using online saves.

Shark Dash by Gameloft

Discover the new benchmark for physics puzzle games. Shark Dash is a highly addictive game that takes the physics puzzler to fun new heights with a unique cartoonish style starring funny little bath toys. Sharkee and his merry band of toy sharks were living happily in the bathtub. That is, until a bunch of mischievous ducks came along to ruin their peaceful little world. These cheaply-made rubber duckies are a little loopy from the chemicals they are made of, and now they’re teasing the sharks, playing pranks like they owned the place! But when the ducks kidnap Sally, Sharkee’s girlfriend, that’s when Sharkee and his buds have had enough! Join a wild journey to tricky bathtubs around the world, save Sally and get rid of the dimwitted ducks.

iSlash

This is the original, now on Android. All others are imitations.

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iSlash is an addictive slashing puzzle where your finger is your weapon. Swipe to slash your way through 100 amazing levels(more to come for free). Keep an eye on the ninja stars; some are fast, some are ghosts but all are deadly. Destroy most of the play-shape and you'll advance to the next one. Open your ninja senses and let the fun begin.

Scramblies

Meet the Scramblies! ...the most eggcellent new game from Full Fat. Bad Eggs have invaded the colorful world of Scramblies and only you can save the day. Bounce your way through 75 levels to catch the Bad Eggs and score high. Every touch of your screen will send Scramblies raining down on the baddies, with pins to hit, Scramblettes to rescue,obstacles to demolish and puzzles to solve.

Immortal Dusk by GAMEVIL

What if your fate was sealed and death was your only salvation? Born of noble descent, you are destined to protect the world from utter annihilation. Take the journey through knighthood as you train for the ultimate battle that will determine the fate of the world. Introducing a new concept in class-based combat, Immortal Dusk will have you at the edge of your seat as you battle monsters and complete quests in this endless action RPG.

  • DYNAMIC ACTION FANTASY
    Immerse yourself in non-stop fantasy action as endless challenges await
  • UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURE
    Delve into a high stimulating storyline and side quests that twist and turn as the mysteries of a secret world unfold
  • LEVEL 99 IS MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER
    Unending challenges, leveling up options and weapons customizations will leave you playing for hours
  • VISCERAL GAME PLAY
    Immersive retro game play in an apocalyptic world delivers raw joy with every blow
  • RPG ACTION LIVES ON
    Relive what traditional RPG feels like through skill building against monsters and enemies in this fantasy world

ADVENA by GAMEVIL

Two kingdoms lived peacefully in the land of Peradin: the magic users of the Nabe Alliance, and the common folk of Tems. But one day a Sacred Tree lying between their borders was found mysteriously desecrated. The two sides blamed each other, eventually leading to all out war. Nabe struck first, but Tems was quick to answer. The forces of Nabe soon collapsed under the might of Tems, driving the Nabe King to seek the prophesized savior. And as foretold, a stranger from another world appeared in Nabe territory, with great powers and mystifying origins

  • SIMULTANEOUSLY PLAYABLE PARTY MEMBERS
    Choose between 5 unique heroes at any time, any situation!
  • MULTIPLE CLASSES WITH SPECIALIZED ABILITIES
    Coordinate your team strategy amongst a mix of melee, ranged, casters and healers
  • INTELLIGENT AI ENGINE
    Direct your AI partners to heal, defend or teamstrike with customizable AI controls.
  • BRILLIANT VISUALS MATCHED TO AN EXTENSIVE WORLD MAP
    See every strike with stellar clarity in over 200 different stages!
  • MULTIPLAYER MODES WITH FIGHT CLUB AND MERCENARY SYSTEM
    Fight other users in PvP or work with them to form powerful Raid Teams.

IRUNA Online - MMORPG-

Beautiful 3D world with vast adventure (MMORPG) online RPG. "Iruna Online" is the number one online RPG (Ranked 1st in the RPG category in dmenu run by NTT DoCoMo, Inc., the company of the number one share for mobile devices in Japan) for mobile devices played by more than one million users in Japan.“Iruna Online” features 3D graphics, cooperative play, and chatting just as in PC online RPGs. Experience the exciting adventure in your smartphone with players all over the world.

Elphis Adventure by Com2uS

Colorful time-twisting casual RPG, Elphis : Adventure. Red Riding Hood + Jeanne d'Arc + Liu Bei = Elpise?! Crazy yet intriguing. Scenario definitely differentiated from other time-traveling stories. Roam inside fairytales, historical times, and other fantasy periods in Com2uS' casual RPG "Elphis : Adventure".

Online RPG Celes Arca

The Engrish in the description nearly killed me.

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"Celes Arca" is a online RPG (MMORPG) enjoyable by making your own character with combinations of abundant avatars and equipment. Full 3D beautiful graphics and real time communications such as simultaneous cooperative play and chat as in PC online RPGs can be enjoyed. Battles with full impact and vast worlds. Lets go out to an adventure to the fantasy world connected online worldwide.

POGO Games by EA

Note: If you live outside of North America, use this link instead.

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Join millions of POGO players and enjoy FREE puzzle, word, and card games like Poppit!™, Word Whomp™, Turbo21™, and Sweet Tooth 2™. Premium Players and Club Pogo Members can also unlock a BONUS game – World Class Solitaire.

• POPPIT! – Pop ‘til you drop! Release hidden “prizes” by popping groups of two or more balloons of the same color.
• WORD WHOMP – Show the gophers who’s the real wordsmith and spell as many words as you can before the clock runs out.
• TURBO 21 – Enjoy this fast-paced, black-jack inspired card game that puts you in the driver's seat.
• SWEET TOOTH 2 – Match three or more sweets in a row to score!

Mysteryville 2: hidden crime

The thrilling crime story continues! Are you ready to return to Mysteryville? Brave and talented journalist Laura Winner returns to the small town that everyone remembers from the award winning game Mysteryville. And once again she finds herself at the epicenter of a scandal. She plans to take a vacation and relax with her friend Bill Witowsky and ruined when she arrives to find that Bill is missing. She starts her own investigation and also discovers that the town’s new priest is about to organize an art and jewelery auction, something rather unusual for this small rural local. Could Bill's disappearance be somehow linked to the auction? It's up to Laura to find out. Search for and find all the clues to help you solve the case. Pieces of paper become important evidence, and a mysterious anagram will help direct your investigation. The most important thing is not to waste any time, Mysteryville won’t be safe until you solve the case of Bill’s disappearance.

GA 1: An Assassin in Orlandes

It's a book. It's a game. It's an RPG. Choose your path .. Roll your fate. An interactive fantasy adventure! It's a Gamebook Adventure. First in the series of critically acclaimed interactive fantasy gamebooks in which you, the reader, control the direction of the story! Along with a realistic dice-based battle system to fight creatures, a great story and beautiful artwork, An Assassin in Orlandes will give you many hours of gamebook adventuring. Set within Orlandes City, nobles are being systematically murdered by a ruthless assassin no-one seems able to catch. Finding yourself thrust in the middle of a large conspiracy, you must make decisions that may put yourself and one other most precious to you in great danger. Can you locate the Assassin in Orlandes before it is too late?

SimplePhysics

The sequel to BridgeBasher is finally here. SimplePhysics lets you design complex structures for everything from tree houses to ferris wheels and then simulates your design with a sophisticated physics engine. A wise person once said: "An engineer is someone who can do for a dime what any fool can do for a dollar." In SimplePhysics, your design must not only be strong enough, it must be cheap enough to win. With the built-in Leaderboards, you can also compete with people all around the world to see who can create the most cost effective designs.

Create your design in seconds with the blueprints editor. If you make a mistake, simply tap the Undo button. Zoom in and out by pinching the screen and pan the view using a two finger drag. While testing, you can see how the strain is distributed across your design. Areas that are under immense strain are colored bright red, while other areas are colored green. This allows you to find and fix problem areas in your design. The finger test lets you use your finger to push and pull on your design. You can use this with pinpoint accuracy, or you can just smash your design to smithereens. The finger test has an explosive new twist. You can now create explosions by tapping the screen for ultimate annihilation. The newly added Bomb Shack level includes a dummy with full support for ragdoll physics. Throw him around, blow him up, and smash him against your design. The slow motion feature lets you slow things down so you can see how your design is failing, and it is also incredibly fun to watch explosions destroying your design in slow motion.

Blast Ball

This game looks a bit insane in a psychedelic kind of way, don't you think? It kind of reminds me of Muffin Knight... if the knight was on shrooms.

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Soccer + Explosions + Platforming = Good Times. Blast Ball combines intense arcade gameplay, gorgeous retro style, soccer and explosions into one of the best gaming experiences on Android. Score goals as fast as you can while blowing up your enemies! Avoid the ever increasing volley of bad guys as you score with soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, and Blast Balls. Complete missions to unlock new ball types such as the disco ball, mega ducky, and the cube.

Features:
- Gorgeous retro style
- Complete missions to unlock new balls and power-ups
- 3 unique stadiums
- Over a dozen different ball types
- EXPLOSIONS!

Dice With Buddies

Find out for yourself why everyone's getting hooked on this addictive dice game I built. Similar to Hasbro, Inc.’s YAHTZEE® dice game, you can play with friends, family, or random opponents--whether they're sitting next to you or thousands of miles away.

• Exhilarating multiplayer dice game similar to Hasbro, Inc.’s YAHTZEE® dice game
• Challenge your friends that are playing on iPhones and iPads!
• Turn-based play so you can keep multiple games going at the same time
• Challenge friends and family through SMS or Facebook, or find a random opponent
• Use in-game chat to chat with and heckle your opponents
• "Push" notifications so you know when it's your turn
• Earn or buy "bonus rolls" for a 4th chance at the roll you need!
• Play from the same account on any compatible device (Android phone, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)

Basketball Shootout (3D)

Be the MVP of arcade basketball with Basketball Shootout. Revisit the classic basketball arcade experience with Basketball Shootout! Grab your device and put your game face on! It will not be just about scoring points - this time it is about getting all achievements and accomplishing all objectives. Personalize your own basketball arcade machine by unlocking ball and court themes. Keep your eye on the prize and be the champion with Basketball Shootout.

 

Sheep Dog!

It's actually more fun than it may seem at first - watch the video.

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Take charge of Rover as he attempts to control Shaun the sheep and friends. Can you control the sheep? You are in charge of Rover the sheepdog as he attempts to take Shaun the sheep and his friends through gates, over bridges, across dangerous roads and many other obstacles. Choose one of three modes; easy, medium and hard. With 25 levels in each, making a total of 75. As the difficulty increases, you have to control more sheep, the obstacles get harder and even the cars on the road go faster.

Jett Tailfin Racers THD

Jett Tailfin Racers THD is a fun karting-style racing game, but it's fishy. Jett Tailfin Racers THD is complete with many enhanced effects for NVIDIA Tegra-powered Smartphones and Tablets such as motion-blur, high-resolution textures and up to full 1080p HD graphics rendering with extra enhancements for Tegra 3. You take on the role of Jett Tailfin and his friends, racing through various undersea courses. The sea can be a dangerous place, though - look out for shark attacks! and octopi that can hamper your progress. You do want to recharge by swimming through the bubble streams or get a really good boost by navigating through the jet streams that can whiz you to first place.

Escape: Geisha House

Weird, usually these Escape games are published by IDAC, but for some reason Geisha House was released by Wavea. It could be IDAC's partner or a new brand, but there is definitely some sort of relationship between the two.

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Prologue: My name is Tsuruno and I work as a Geisha in Kyoto. I was taking a rest before attending the party tonight, but it seems I fell asleep without noticing. I have to get to the party.

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.

  

Bean's Quest

Enjoy platforming perfection on the go. Five worlds to explore with three achievements per stage. Bean's Quest is easy to pick up yet hard to master. Emilio has been cursed and his girlfriend kidnapped! Transformed by dark magic into a jumping bean, you must bounce your way to victory through 50 levels spread over 5 worlds. Can you rescue your one true love and find your missing pet axolotls? Bean's Quest brings back retro platforming to your Android device with super intuitive controls; touch left or touch right - it's so simple.

DEER HUNTER RELOADED by Glu

The most REALISTIC and AUTHENTIC hunting sim returns. It's time to RELOAD your rifles and take to the wilds of North America to bag the BIGGEST GAME out there.

  • First Person perspective with visually stunning environments
  • New X-RAY mode to target specific organs
  • Move between strategic vantage points to line up the perfect shot
  • Customizable player avatar with a variety of jackets, vests, boots, and hunting glasses
  • Complete challenges to collect trophies for your trophy room

AstroFish HD (Arcade war)

Beautiful, but controls are too laggy/unresponsive for my liking (perhaps it's my device) - maybe you'll like it.

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Action arcade AstroFish in a stunning three-dimensional (3D) underwater surroundings. Going through the depths of marine fauna and lots of hazards and tests you are to perform the task of the research company NPCE as a chief pilot of the experimental submarine. You have to meet the giant inhabitants of the underwater world and you must to defend the interests of the company in spite of the other members of the aggressive-minded groups.

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  • the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
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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.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Phew, this took me all day again. Time to get outside and relax a bit.

    • ericl5112

      I think I speak for most of the readers when I say these posts are some of my favorite.

    • http://twitter.com/ganni4 Ganni

      Thanks, Artem! 

      Love reading these posts! 

    • HAVOCOID

      Your hard work is appreciated!!! I've said before these post are what put me on to this site... Looking for good apps to download on Google search...

    • Whargharbl

      We really appreciate it! Thanks a lot!

  • ericl5112

    Shake Spears and Treemaker are a ton of fun.  Lots of others I think I'll pick up in this list too.  Wish Gameloft wasn't so dumb about thier device limitations.

  • Akoli

    Few on the list to download... Bomberman is a top game and now with zombies... for some reason HD version not compatible with my SG2 or Galaxy nexus ... is HD aimed at tablets only.

  • http://linlin.biz LinHongJun

    Most of games can't be purchased in my country. :(

  • http://twitter.com/thegoldenninja Melissa Peterson

    I'm not sure if this has already been mentioned in an article, but the latest Kairosoft game Cafeteria Nipponica came out last week. From playing the lite version, it's pretty fun and addicting.

  • http://twitter.com/thegoldenninja Melissa Peterson

     Okay, I wasn't sure. The Play page for it still says version 1.0.0 and was updated April 11. Thanks for correction.

  • Vielikiy

    bad that there is no android 2.2 Treemaker

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PG2BALABDBWBPRGH3PY5JP5U5I Payam Paiop

    Ocean tower. awesome game.

  • Steven Nutt

    Anyone who likes RPG's (and has a tablet) I would 100% recommend Avadon: The Black Fortres, I got it with the last humble bundle and it has been pretty much the only game I have played since.

    • Steve Freeman

      Are you saying tablet because it would be too cumbersome/awkward to play on a phone? Or is it restricted to tablet's in the Play Store?

  • Jerms

    Title should have been 40 GAMES not apps

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

      What are you talking about? The title says games, not apps.

    • EtherIV

      I tried, in my head, to justify your error made but I'm unable to phathom 'How' or 'What' u were thinking (unless u found the Site while searching for 'Apps'(?) but, no biggie, just sayin).
      :{)

  • http://techteenager.org/ Andrew

    How about (n)utter

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

      How's (n)utter a game? And it's already been posted before.

  • Jwonni

    I always look out for your new games list, you have great taste :)

  • Fox92

    Another one to check out is Rage of Bahamut.  An addictive fantasy
    adventure trading card game.  If you enter the code grl11720 after the
    tutorial, you'll get a bonus pack of $100,000, 5000 friendship points,
    and an ultra rare Angel card.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobage.ww.a692.Bahamut_Android&hl=en

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

      *Delete*

  • Picaim Inc.

    SEE AND SHARE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR CITY - Picaim

    Picaim is a project that aims to become a social network to see and share things that are happening in your city and in the world.
    The service is based on sharing geo-located photos of things that are happening in your city.

    The great idea is that photos can not be sent by the computer, just for mobile devices, and only at the moment they were captured. This measure helps prevent false information inserted in the social network.

    This means, you see what is happening, what the person who took the photo has to say, and where that is happening at the moment what is happening.
    You can see content classified by what is happening in your city.

    Also you can post anonymously, if you wish to protect their identity to share with the world.

    Anyone can see what is happening in your city on our web site, without registration or application for mobile.

    The project still has very few users, and we are asking for help to all who possess an android phone, just download the application, test and share with friends in your city.

    To check out the project, visit:
    http://www.picaim.com

    The application for Android already available in the market!

    Help us to share with the twitter hashtag: #PicaimForAndroid

    OBS.: If you can not take the picture because of the gps location, try again in an open environment.

  • Dirk Coligado

    Never fails to update my roster of favorites! Right now these are my favorites, check them on my site. http://androidappdate.weebly.com

  • Kurius Games

    Hello,
    I just released a new Android game called Traktor Digger.

    Traktor Digger is the first tractor game for Android where you can control different tractors to dig for things!

    Please check it out...
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kuriusgames.traktordigger

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