Welcome to the 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 3 weeks or so.

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Featured App

Dragon & Dracula by HeroCraft

Today's roundup is sponsored by HeroCraft, a popular Android developer, and their new game Dragon & Dracula. Dragon & Dracula is a classic side-scroller in which you control a baby dragon on its way to becoming a man dragon stud and defeating its ultimate foe who happens to be Dracula for some reason. I'm not sure how such a combination of characters came to be, but we'll just go with it. Along the way you will need to defeat Dracula's minions, collect coins, and pick up artifacts, adornments, and other dragony things that will slowly but surely turn your baby dragon into one capable of kicking Dracula's butt.

25 levels, 3 unique dragon forms, level bosses, and various mini-games you can unlock while going through the game await. You can pick up Dragon & Dracula Lite with a limited amount of levels for free by clicking the widget below or go for the full version here.

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Android Police review: Mass Effect Infiltrator Review: Better Late Than Never

Android Police coverage: Electronic Arts Releases Mass Effect: Infiltrator Into The Play Store, Brings ME3-Style Gameplay To Your Mobile Device

From the makers of the critically acclaimed Dead Space on Android comes an all-new, original Mass Effect storyline – made exclusively for mobile. This game is MASSIVE (over 450MB). As Commander Shepard battles Reapers across the galaxy, veteran Cerberus agent Randall Ezno procures aliens for illicit experiments at a secret facility. But when the Director of the facility goes too far - Randall fights back and vows to bring Cerberus down. Can you fight your way off the hostile Cerberus base and deliver their secret research to the Alliance?

Note: If you live outside North America, download this version instead.

N.O.V.A. 3 by Gameloft

Android Police coverage: N.O.V.A. 3 Sets Up A New Outpost On Android, $7 To Play Not-Halo On Your Phone

The most immersive and impressive sci-fi FPS franchise on smartphones is back. Fight for mankind's survival in the greatest space shooter on mobile devices. Note that N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance needs 2GB of free memory to install.

Four months have passed since Kal ruined the Volterites' plans by sabotaging their war factories, and stopping the extraction of the Judger Artifacts. However, following the assassination of President Folsom, the government surrendered the colonies to the Volterite Protectorate in order to prevent civil war.
Kal Wardin has been laying low since Folsom’s death, but now he has received a desperate plea from Yelena to come to Earth. Once again, the hero must rise to save mankind!

  • An epic storyline: Humanity finally returns to Earth after years of exile! Fight in 10 immersive levels across the galaxy, from a war-torn Earth to a frozen Volterite city.
  • Multiple weapons and powers: Run, shoot, drive vehicles, and pilot a mech to defeat hordes of enemies.
  • Join 12-player battles in 6 multiplayer modes (Capture the Point, Free-for-All, Capture the Flag, etc.) on 6 different maps.
  • For the first time, multiple allies can jump inside the same vehicle and spread destruction on the battlefield.
  • Discover the new FPS benchmark for graphics and gameplay (real-time shadow & lights, particle system, ragdoll physics, etc.)

Men In Black 3 by Gameloft

Android Police coverage: Men In Black 3 Game For Android Drops Ahead Of The Movie Release This Weekend

The official game of Men in Black 3, putting players in charge of the agency. We are the best-kept secret in the universe. We are Earth’s best, last, and only line of defense. We are above the system. Over it. Beyond it. We are "them". We are "they". We are the Men in Black. Agent, humanity is in danger! The vile Radiant has arrived on Earth and he must be stopped now. For the first time ever, you will be in charge of the MIB agency, but don’t worry, Agent O, Agent K and Frank will help you to run the agency and fight against this new threat to mankind.

Renaissance Blood THD

Android Police coverage: Renaissance Blood THD Arrives In The Play Store, Brings Dynamic Rail Shooter Action To Tegra 3 Devices

Da Vinci is dead. Find the final blueprint that he left behind...at all costs. Renaissance Blood THD is a first-person shooter that takes place in the Renaissance era. Developed specifically for the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and the Unreal Engine, this visually stunning action-packed thriller dares to raise the bar for shooting games on all platforms. Immerse yourself in a world where science and alchemy set the rules, and battle your way through a slew of mobs with spectacular weapons inspired by Da Vinci’s inventions.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 by EA

Play through world famous PGA TOUR courses with the all-new Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 and see how you stack up with real PGA PROS, including Tiger Woods himself.

• Choose your course and golfer, and play against other scores in PGA TOUR mode
• Take on the Tiger Challenge, consisting of over 20 mini-games designed to test your skills -- earn money that can be used to participate in PGA TOUR events.
• Play through PGA TOUR courses, including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, TPC Sawgrass, Hazeltine, Doral, TPC Boston, and Greenbrier
• Play as or alongside 8 pros, including Tiger Woods, Anthony Kim, Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Paul Casey, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Camilo Villegas
• Customize your male or female golfer with skin, shirt, pants, hat, shoes, belts, and gloves
• Go head-to-head against a friend with local WiFi or Bluetooth Multiplayer
• Play the all-new Predator fantasy course
• Play in 4 Game Modes

Note: If you live outside North America, download this version instead.

Groundskeeper by Orange Pixel

Orangepixel's"Summer Freebie 2012" action arcade game. Your only task? Survive as long as possible. Don't let the simplicity of this game fool you. Xperia PLAY Optimized.

Monsters Ate My Condo by AdultSwim

Android Police coverage: Adult Swim Releases Monsters Ate My Condo, Reaffirms Their Awesomeness

When AdultSwim releases an app, you get it. Simple as that.


Feed the creatures and prevent the destruction of all humankind. Adult Swim Games and PikPok present all-new monster puzzle action. Terrible catastrophe! Four ferocious monsters of destruction are on a rampage and only residential high-rises will satisfy their boundless hunger. In this larger-than-life puzzle game, you will use intuitive swipe controls to match the colored floors. Feed the creatures and prevent the destruction of all humankind.

• Feed four ravenous beasts: Boat Head, Reginald Starfire, Mr. Shigoto and Lord Ferocious
• Features both Endless and Time Attack modes
• Play on your phone or tablet!
• Fully-animated monsters to delight players, destroy civilization

Shoot The Zombirds by Infinite Dreams

Android Police coverage: Infinite Dreams Releases Ghoulish Sequel To Shoot The Birds: Shoot The Zombirds

How long will you survive? Dive into our new and absorbing game of bird and zombie shooting. Both at the same time. Defend little Pumpkids against the demonic hordes of undead birds. Complete dozens of challenging objectives! Use your loyal crossbow and big magic power-ups to reach the top of the leaderboards! Upgrade your skills and dress up as classic horror movies characters!

Theme Hospital

Android Police coverage: Classic Game "Theme Hospital" Ported To Android For Free, But Beware The Suspicious Paid Version In The Play Store

The Big Wigs is coming! Awww, Theme Hospital, a game I spent many weeks playing in the 90s, has been ported to Android and is available for free. Hooray! Now go build some more toilets before you need to clean up every corridor of the hospital.

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Download: ArmedPineapple.co.uk

Continuity 2 by NoodleCake

Much like with AdultSwim, I've learned to download and try every game released by NoodleCake. And there is not one, but four (!) in the last month (one per week), and all made it into the roundup due to their versatility and general awesomeness.


An addictive and mind bending sliding-tile puzzle game. In Continuity 2, the game world is drawn onto sliding tiles. You must figure out how to rearrange each level in order to move your character through it, collect the key, and unlock the door.

Tiki Lavalanche by NoodleCake

The Tiki Gods are not pleased. A giant lavalanche has demolished the entire village. You have one last chance to make this right. Don't let the golden blocks fall into the lava. Fail to do so and you shall face the wrath and anger of the Tiki Gods. Do you have what it takes to save what is left of your village?

  • Fantastic physics puzzles
  • 135 levels of exciting block destroying, village saving fun
  • Beautiful high res graphics

Trainyard by NoodleCake

Trainyard is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle. The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge and split trains, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

Commander Pixman by NoodleCake

Find your rocket and get the heck out of this place. Retro action-platformer for the Android platform! Fast-paced action, gun with your hands, 135 levels to master, hundreds of enemies to kill and thousands of traps to avoid! Everything is packed with retro style and responsive controls. Guide trapped Andrew "Pixman" Blazkowicz to leave the alien base. Destroy every creature, jump over treacherous holes and traps on his way.

Quiet, Please!

Android Police coverage: Quiet, Please! Is An 8-Bit Adventure Puzzle Game That's Just Entertaining Enough To Spend A Dollar On

Is it me or were the characters in this game taken straight from Family Guy?


After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy. Mr. Peabody is obsessively mowing his lawn, Dad is channel surfing and Mom is yapping on the phone. Your pesky kid brother won't go to bed, and even your pet kittens are driving you crazy. Classic adventure game fun on your hand-held device. Explore, interact with your environment and solve puzzles. Three kittens included.

Big Win Soccer by Hot Head Games

CREATE your own unique dream team, COMPETE against opponents from around the world, WATCH your team battle it out on the pitch, BOOST your player’s passing, shooting, dribbling and other skills and get ready to hoist the Daily Trophy for the ultimate BIG WIN.

Cartoon Wars 2 by GAMEVIL

Android Police coverage: Gamevil Releases 'Cartoon Wars 2: Heroes' To The Play Store

The most complete defense and real-time strategy game of the Cartoon Wars series. The best defense game is back. After generations of war in the Cartoon Kingdom, King K and his army were expelled with the prominence of Captain J. The people praised Captain J and crowned him as their new King. The exiled tribe swore vengeance as they embarked on their journey to find the King of the Monsters. The second chronicle begins as the battle to defend the kingdom continues!

    Develop a super hero from 6 upgradable characters and undertake various missions in Hero Mode
    Upgrade your Hero and units as you learn new skills as you level up
    80 types of units with dozens of skill sets for units, castle, bow, and productivity items
    10-20 levels of defensive Castle upgrades
    Enjoy three seamless modes of gameplay in Quick, Hell or Special Mode

Extreme Skater by Miniclip

Extreme skateboarding in your pocket. Shred through hills and forests in a quest to collect all the fallen meteor fragments and harness the full power of the meteor. Jump, flip, turn and grind. Tap, swipe, hold and tilt. The more tricks you land the more powerful you become.


★ 78 huge levels!
★ Super accurate tilt controls
★ Multiple paths on each level for extra replay-ability!
★ Incredibly detailed hi-res graphics!
★ Unlock tricks, boards and characters!
★ Two different worlds to explore and more coming soon!
★ Interactive tutorial to learn how to play

Zombie Ace by Hot Head Games

Come fly the deadly skies in Zombie Ace. These undead pilots guarantee fast service to 14 destinations across the United States of America. When you need to infect the next city fast, trust a Zombie Ace to get you there.

* Infect the zombie plague across 14 U.S.A. cities
* Choose from 5 different Zombie Ace pilots
* Upgrade your plane with better wings, faster engines and more fuel
* Battle with enemy Jet Fighters, Attack Choppers, Bombers, and Tanks
* Test your skills flying through Lightning Storms or avoiding attacks from Giant Killer Robots and other hazards!
* Complete 100 missions to rank up and earn rewards
* Play Brain Scratcher tickets to win more prizes between flights

Monster Shooter: Lost Levels

More levels, more enemies, more weapons... Survive massive waves of enemies and save the kitten. Find all you need to annihilate aliens in fully packed armory. Upgrade your weapons for even greater destruction. Improve your play style with perks and support items. Challenge your friends to beat your high-score in Survival Mode.

- New levels, new enemies, new weapons!
- 60 challenging levels on 3 different planets
- 12 upgradeable weapons
- Over 80 achievements
- Leaderboards in survival mode
- Over 100 missions
- Ultra-cute hand-drawn 2D graphics
- Stunning visual and audio effects

Cardinal Quest

If you want to try Cardinal Quest for free, you can play a Flash demo here.


An arcade-style dungeon-crawler: Choose your champion and begin your quest. Guide a fighter, a wizard, or a thief deep into a hostile dungeon to wrest the town of Hallemot from the clutches of the tyrannical minotaur Asterion. Engaging, thought-provoking gameplay that's different every time, but fast enough to take in bite-sized chunks.

Robot Zombie Shooter

All the Android-looking zombies in this game are beyond hilarious.


Robot Zombie Shooter is a 3D first person shooter game with quality graphics. Survive each level by killing hostile robot zombies with pistols, machine guns, katana, flamethrower, sniper rifle or bazooka.


Speedway GP 2012

Think you’ve got what it takes to become the 2012 FIM Speedway Grand Prix champion? The official FIM Speedway GP 2012 game builds upon the success of its predecessor, bringing fans and newcomers alike even more adrenalin-fuelled thrills and incredible realism, putting you right in the heart of the action. See the mud spray across your visor, hear the roar of the crowd and feel as if you’re really there with the most exhilarating motorcycle game you can get.

● Amazingly rich 3D graphics and real physics put you right in the middle of the action
● Race around 12 real-world circuits against 15 riders from the 2012 season
● Evaluate your race performance and tweak your strategy with 3D replay mode
● Play in either Casual or Pro gameplay modes
● SmarterEnhanced opponents AI and better controls
● Purchase upgrades and enhance your performance

Castle Master 3D

Full 3D action strategy siege game, Castle Master. Massive battle of 600 will thrill you: first 300 vs. 300 siege battle on mobile. Humans, abandoned by God for their arrogance and greed, were deprived of all their 45 castles by the evil hordes from Hades. And the last knightage gathered together for the barely survived young prince. Starting from an action to take back the castle ‘Gaia’, humans’ counterattack begins now.

Pocket Clothier by Kairosoft

It's official - Kairosoft is finally running out of ideas. Can you try something new next time? Pretty please?


A clothing shop management sim. Go from quaint corner shop to world-class brand. Ever wanted to run your own clothing store? Now you can. Let your inner fashionista flower as you cultivate a quaint corner shop into a world-class super brand. Position mannequins, run promotions, even set up an in-store crepe stand. Dream up other ways to stand out so that shoppers can't stay away. Patrons will also rely on your fashion sense to coordinate ensembles for big occasions. Elevating their style level will unlock new career paths for them--meaning more revenue for you.

Chin Up

Rise to new heights in Chin Up, a fast-paced action-arcade game where you must help Mr. Chin avoid dangerous (and bizarre) falling objects by balancing him on a bamboo platform. At first glance, Chin Up seems like an average game that revolves around balance and fast-paced movements. It's not until you're fully immersed in game play that you realize how unique the game actually is.



GYRO is everything you love about arcade games - get it now and start spinning. GYRO is an easy to play, but hard to master arcade game with intuitive touch controls, addictive gameplay, cool minimalistic graphics and gazillions of points to collect. Spin the wheel, match colors, collect power ups, neutralize viruses and earn achievements on your way to the top of the leaderboard.


Fashion Icon by Gameloft

12-year-old girls everywhere are jumping up and down in excitement, I just know it.


Indulge your inner shopaholic in Paris and become a true Fashion Icon. It’s your first day in Paris and you’re already set to dazzle the fashion world with your style skills. Time to live out your dream life in this amazing social simulation that you can play for free.

Little Hero

Leave it to the Japanese to write app descriptions that make you go WTF.


My daddy is a detective. He fights bad guys every day. I snuck into the "police station", daddy's working place. I followed daddy as he left the "police station." He went to a warehouse at a deserted harbor. I was inside a cage. I have to get out of here.


GrandMother's Room

The guy who writes like a 7-year-old strikes again (see above). OK, now I'm intrigued.


I was raised by my grandma. My grandma had been hospitalized. She replied very apologetically: "I know you're busy, dear, but could you get my important thing? You're the only one I can rely on." I went to the apartment my grandma lives at. It won't open. Why not? It isn't locked.

Plants War by GAMEVIL

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Plants War From GAMEVIL Pits Cute Humanoid Plant Creatures Against Adorable Animals In "Intense" Strategy-Based Battles

Protect the last source of life on Earth. Beasts have invaded Dryad Forest. In order to defend their home, the plants of the forest must extract the power of Lake Naiad to become Heroes in this epic battle for land. Help Leafy and friends protect Dryad Forest by strategically commanding multiple floral units to attack Beasts in this RTS/ RPG action game. Control your hero, gain special skills and upgrade your horticultural warriors to guard the forest from invaders. Equipped with dazzling 3D visuals, an epic soundtrack and intuitive touch controls, this game will stun any fan of real-time strategy and role playing games.


Pull gravity-defying tricks and fight for the Freestyle Motocross crown on your custom machine. Prove that you have what it takes to become the Red Bull X-Fighter World Tour 2012 champion. Experience the thrill of the best Freestyle Motocross event out there. Start your bike, speed up and JUMP. Impress the Jury and crowd by pulling jaw-dropping tricks and fight your way up to the top.


Block Story

Minecraft + Skyrim + terrible Engrish = Block Story. Featuring the most anti-climactic fights EVER - be sure to watch the video for the lulz.


  • Infinite world even up and down, with hell, biomes and floating islands
  • 85 different creatures. From Dragons, to lizards, from Megalodon to squirrels
  • Build anything you can imagine
  • 25 quests to gain weapons and level up to help you develop your character


Ocean Tower

You are the manager of the Ocean Tower, a gigantic skyscraper in the middle of the ocean. Make it a great place to live in.

• Compete in the race for the best tower – build upwards and downwards
• Use limited space wisely for optimum efficiency
• Use renewable energy sources (such as water, wind, or sun) to provide power
• Attract tourists with underwater photo safaris

Siege Hero by Miniclip

It's amazingly realistic FREE HD castle crushing fun. Hero's Wanted. Use strategy and precise aim to tumble down the Fortress's and Free the Oppressed. Tear down the 200 HD castles across three Ages. If you're good enough to earn Gold on each castle you'll unlock the extra looting levels in the Treasure Map. Over 10-hours of gameplay.


Leave 'em in the dust. From desolate wastelands to abandoned post-industrial suburbia, tire-burning dust eaters come together to risk life and limb in the CarDust challenge. Glory, riches and frequent oil changes await you on these inhospitable tracks. Compete with these hard-boiled veterans in battered, bizarre, age-old vehicles trying to cross the finish line in front of all others. Employ unusual, highly experimental (and probably illegal) technologies to gain an edge on your opponents. Race against the ghosts of the past - either yours or those of other racers (through OpenFeint).


Xelorians is an awesome shoot’em up inspired by arcade console games of the 90s. Your goal is to blast Xelorian invaders, dodge enemy fire, collect powerups while scoring the highest score possibly to complete the mission.

  • First episode, 6 exciting and highly dynamic stages
  • 30 types of enemy units
  • 3 difficulty modes
  • 8 types of strong weapons
  • 6 bosses
  • 6 electronic soundtracks
  • Camera zooming
  • Bullet time (including sound)


Spoing – A totally unique trampoline-based platforming game. Diamonds are a Spoing's best friend. Spoing's colorful rainbow diamonds have been stolen. Now it's up to you to guide him through 50 underground caves to get them back. Build platforms using green gems to climb to high up places and throw yourself around in this elastic platform puzzler.

Incredible Castle

A great mix of strategy and puzzle. Build your Castle and get rid of monsters. Once you start you'll never stop. Incredible Castle is a highly addictive game that takes the popular match-3 games to a whole new level of fun and engagement. Everything is peaceful and quiet in your ancient kingdom... One day, mysterious monsters and strange creatures appear, bringing destruction and fear among the lovely inhabitants of your realm. As the King, your task is to guide your realm to the next stage of civilization. To succeed in this challenging task, you'll have to use all your wisdom and strategic skills.

Demolition Inc. HD

As promised, though a month late, the non-Tegra version of the destruction puzzler Demolition Inc has been released.


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.

100 Floors

At first I thought it was some weird app that showed 100 doors, but once I realized it's actually a puzzle game that utilizes not just the screen but also the phone's sensors, things became a lot more interesting. The game is relatively simple, but gets tricky pretty fast.


Advance to the next floor by solving the puzzle.

Let's Break Stuff!

Everyone likes to break stuff. The slingshot game where you smash up plates, glasses and crockery. Fully 3D and physics controlled, with lots of fun sound effects. High-score tables and 18 hand-built levels (with more to come later). HD graphics quality.

Tigers of the Pacific 2

Get back into the cockpit with Tigers of the Pacific 2! Pilots around the globe are mobilizing against an alien race determined to see Earth's final hours. Fight through waves of invaders using weapons like the multi-warhead missile and the rail gun in an effort to stem the tide of destruction.

F1 Paper Racing

Have you ever played F1 formula on a paper with your own custom map editor ? Now you can. Play it on your Android, create your own Tracks and play them with your friends with up to 4 players multiplayer.


Call of Cthulhu: Wasted Land

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land is a turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. Set in the midst of World War One, the game pits your team of investigators and soldiers against an ancient enemy, one older than humanity itself... Can your team of investigators keep their grip on sanity long enough to stop these diabolical plans? The fate of humanity is in your hands... Developed in conjunction with Chaosium and based their multi-award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG.

Pocket RPG Xperia Play Edition

For Sony Xperia PLAY devices ONLY

Pocket RPG is a dual-stick action dungeon-crawler. In it you can choose from three distinct classes, each with their own combat style. Enter a world overrun by hordes of monsters. Explore trap-filled dungeons and face mighty bosses. Collect piles of treasure and items and invest in dozens of abilities and unlockable equipment. Test your skills against the oncoming darkness.

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