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Last Updated: July 9th, 2012

To-Fu: The Trials of Chi

Help the stretchy To-Fu undertake the infamous Trials of Chi. He's pliable, resilient, and tasty. Besides pairing nicely with noodles or soup, he's an excellent weapon for sticking, slinging, and flinging through the Trials of Chi. Go on: play with your food in this entertaining game for your Android device.

Avoid the To-Fu Traps. Join our stretchy protagonist as he gets ready to undertake the infamous Trials of Chi. Ping, stick, and rebound our little hero through treacherous booby-traps and complex mechanisms using only your finger and To-Fu's unique stretch control. The objective is to get to the Fortune Kitty while collecting as many blue Chi as you can. Don't fall victim to a trap and become Tofurkey. Conquer the trials and help To-Fu become the illustrious Master of Chi.

 

Boom Beats

Enter compelling worlds full of club tunes. Boom Beats is a very addictive rhythm game which lets you enter compelling worlds full of club tunes: drum and bass, jungle, dub step, rave and house. All you need to do is tap the rhythm and earn the score. Use multipliers, unlocks, special powers and more. Headphones recommended.

  • Music / Rhythm Game with 14 club bangers: Drum and Bass, Dub Step, Rave, Jungle, House
  • Fantastic visuals
  • Animated backgrounds
  • Superb 'Star Power' effect
  • High replay value

Feed Me Oil

Note: Grab this version if you live outside of North America.

A variety of levels to test your mental skills. When hunger strikes, strike oil! Welcome to a weird and wonderful place where the land is literally alive — and it’s starving! Your job is to get the oil from the broken pipe to the mouths of the strange creatures. It won’t be easy though, as you’ll need to use all sorts of fun tools, as well as your brains, to solve the puzzles.

  • AMAZING DESIGN
    A huge variety of mind-bending levels will test your mental skills. Different ways to solve each puzzle for endless replayability.
  • A JOY TO PLAY
    Intuitive controls that make the game a breeze to pick up. Incredibly slick and realistic physics create oil like you've never seen. Use fans, magnets, wind, and more to beat each level.
  • BEAUTIFUL
    Unique, surreal art design that looks amazing. Stunning musical soundtrack that features jazz, emotive piano tracks, and more.

Astro Dodger

Get Astro home by collecting fuel bubbles and dodging space debris along the way. Stranded in the far reaches of the Galaxy our intrepid hero Astro must make his way back to Earth by collecting fuel bubbles. With limited fuel you must guide your ship around an odd assortment of space debris - including aliens! Avoid getting hit as this will destroy your ship. 3 hits and it's GAME OVER. Collect power-ups to help you get to your destination.

Mystery Manor

Android Police coverage: Mystery Manor Promises Never Ending Puzzle Fun, Oh And Don't Forget The Mystery

A mysterious Event took place in the Manor and completely ruined the ordinary life of its inhabitants. Their deeply loved master Mister X has suddenly disappeared leaving nothing but a strange message. Only you can break the secret of the Mystery Manor. Dive into the mystery and challenge yourself with hidden objects action. Mystery Manor is a mystery-style hidden objects game. In a mystic mansion, inhabited by strange but lovely people, spooky monsters and scary ghosts you’ll have to solve logic puzzles, find hidden objects and unlock new rooms and complete quests. Mystery Manor is a never-ending game. New quests, rooms, characters are being added on a regular basis. Unlike all other Hidden Objects genre games, you will never finish the game.

Harry the Fairy

Note: Grab this version if you live outside of North America.

Harry the Fairy is on a mission to rescue his fairy friends. He's green but not so mean. Follow him on an adventure through mystical and dangerous underground caverns as he avoids many dangers and eventually saves the day.

  • IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN
    Harry didn't ask to be a hero but now he's got no choice, his friends have been kidnapped and he's the only one who can get them back.
  • DODGE DANGERS
    As you guide Harry through the winding caverns, avoiding drills, falling barrels, spinning spikes and more. Be careful not to pop your bubble—it's your only protection against the dangers out there
  • QUITE THE ADVENTURE
    Guide Harry to the goal in 28 levels spread over four unique environments; Underground, Caves, Lava Pits and the extra tough Inferno! Perfect for players of all ages, Harry the Fairy will take you on a magical trip!

Crown Caps Soccer

A button football fan? This is your game. Crown Caps Soccer (CCS) is the best button football (button soccer) game for Android Devices. You can play 2-players hot seat games or CPU versus mode. Create your favorite teams and simulate best matches of Euro 2012 or your favorite soccer competitions. CCS comes with a swiping control system which makes it a very addictive game.

Assembly of Worlds DEMO

Experience first person 3D space combat simulation on your mobile device. Assembly of Worlds is a space combat simulator, heavily inspired by classic PC games of the genre, like TIE-Fighter and Freespace. The game features a single player campaign consisting of 23 missions tied together by a story of corruption, personal strife and open revolt. All missions use recorded voice acting. This free demo version contains the first 4 missions of the game. If you play the first 4 missions in the demo you will not have to replay them in the full game.

Be warned: This game is HARD and not intended for a casual audience. The difficulty can be softened somewhat by activating the aim assist feature, but even then you will consistently fail if you do not take the time to understand the objectives of each mission. Still reading? Very well then. Strap in, pilot! And get ready for a gaming experience to remember.

Virtua Tennis Challenge FREE by SEGA

This is the free version of Virtua Tennis, released earlier this year.

SEGA challenges you to take your best shot with the new Virtua Tennis Challenge. Dust off those tennis raquets and start training with the Pros. This Free version guides you through 5 training drills and one match to prepare you for the Sega Professional Tennis World Tour. Virtua Tennis, one of the World's leading tennis game franchises, is available for the first time on smartphones with the new Virtua Tennis Challenge. Slice, lob and hit your best top spin as you take on the world's best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player's style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of game play through different modes, shots and courts.

Sonic CD Lite

This is the free version of Sonic CD, released in December of 2011.

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Take Sonic for a spin around Little Planet with Sonic CD Lite. In order to put an end to Dr. Eggman’s nefarious schemes, Sonic must use the power of Little Planet to travel through time; breaking Dr. Eggman’s hold over the future by destroying his machines in the past and recovering the missing Time Stones. Featuring 16:9 widescreen, achievements, leaderboards and both the US and Japanese soundtracks, experience the adventure through time that introduced the world to Amy Rose and Eggman’s most evil creation, Metal Sonic.

Bank Job

Help bungled burglar, Paulie Barbosa, escape the high security vaults while collecting as much loot as possible. Reach checkpoints to deposit loot or get hurt and lose it forever. Climb up and down between the vaults and sewers all while avoiding high-tech security lasers, spikes, anvils and spinning grinders.

The Naked Gun: I.C.U.P.

Hit the streets and channel the hard-nosed, dim-witted Lt Frank Drebin Jr in an all-new adventure based on The Naked Gun. Spoofing modern crime dramas & popular video gaming culture, THE NAKED GUN: ICUP features a fully voice acted, classic adventure game updated for today’s modern audience.

* Fully Voice Acted Classic Adventure Game
* Written by Naked Gun Writer/Producer Bob LoCash
* Dozen of Cases to Solve
* Finger-Tapping Mini-Games
* Hundreds of Collectible Objects
* Upgrade Franks Apartment and Unlock New Outfits to Wear
* OpenFeint Integration with 28 Achievements

The Tiny Bang Story by HeroCraft

Android Police coverage: HeroCraft's New Game, The Tiny Bang Story, Is A Creative Mystery Puzzle Game, Exclusively Available For Some Sony Devices

Note: The game is exclusive to Sony Xperia phones and the Tablet S until August 5th, 2012.

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Welcome to Tiny Planet, a gorgeous steampunk inspired world sadly devastated by a recent asteroid strike. Your mission is to help rebuild this beautiful idyll and restore it to its former glory. To do so you'll need to hunt hidden objects, solve puzzles and conquer devilish brain teasers. The Tiny Bang Story is set across five distinct chapters each with their own lovingly hand-drawn location, which combined with the enchanting music created just for this game, adds up to an immersive and crowd-pleasing experience. With no text in the game users will intuitively find their way around the planet, work out what tasks need to be completed next and forge their own path through this unique adventure.

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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://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

    I haven't gone through all of them but as a former apple user (I can't wait for my nexus 7! i sold my iPad for it.)..one thing that stands out to me is 1.05 for a game? 3.21? what's with the odd prices? where's the standard .99 or 3.99 or 2.99?

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

      Those are probably converted prices from foreign developers who didn't set prices specific to your country.

      • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

        Ah, that would make sense! I'm new to Android, so I didn't think of that at all. I'm sitting here thinking "wow...Google will let people get away with anything!"

    • andiwd

      Probably due to conversions. The developer has probably chose a price in their local currency that's been converted to the odd prices you see.

    • http://twitter.com/daveloft Dave Loft

      It usually is .99 or 2.99 in the country the developer is from. But when it's purchased in another Country, Google does a currency conversion for the developer and you end up paying an odd amount like $1.05.

    • Himmat Singh

      I don't see anything wrong with that. Even if you don't count the currency conversion, it's ok. Good infact. You don't see so generic pricing.

    • GazaIan

      They're converted currencies. I honestly like this better because you can't overcharge or undercharge in another country.

  • http://www.torikomix.pl/ Adam Szopa

    Neuroshima Hex is one of my favorite board games! Looking forward to playing it on my phone.

  • Josh C

    Flow obviously designed for windows phone (its a free app on windows 8 too). That said, its actually a fun game, spent a bit of time playing it on windows 8, look forward to it on android.

  • http://twitter.com/dynomike666 Mike

    Hey Artem, I'm sure these posts take a lot of time but they really set you apart from the other Android sites out there. GJ, keep it up.

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

      Thank you.

    • hyperbolic

      Totally agree with you!

      • Chris

        Thirding this.

  • Lachlan

    Any chance of a full review of 'The Naked Gun: ICUP'?

    Also, I see you pee... *hilarious* :-D

  • Himmat Singh

    Well, I've only installed about 10% (7) game from this huge exhaustive list. Out of those, the ones I find respectable somewhat are Dead Trigger (but a big disappointment), Oscura and Puddle THD (refreshinly good!).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710725171 Karthik Nayak

    this are some amazing games , nice list , thanks a lot :D

  • bobby.tables

    Speedball is just pure awesomeness. Worth every penny. I loved it 20 years ago on my Amiga 500 and it is still so much fun! Brutal Deluxe FTW!

    • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

      I saw Speedball, can't wait to try it! SB 2 BD was awesome on the Amiga...in fact...I'm pretty sure I still have the original disk somewhere...

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MCERGZBEMMYO7SY23NYDXSLOIM db., heyu

    I have a problem with all mobile platforms. The top apps are junky, digestible fodder... games.
    It makes me wish that, (yes, through a lot of these game development, apps improve) that there were more useful applications to make mobile devices more indispensable. I don't need 10 different apps to wipe out background apps,or battery managers, cache cleaners. I'd like to see austerity Improvements in personal assistants, voice recognition, better GPS, money apps time apps, activity apps, not fruit ninjas, or angry birds. This are the things that make smart phones more then a cell phone.

    • Nicholas Loomans

      It would help if you didn't look for those in a list of games...

  • Ping Ling

    Broken sword looks interesting but 541MB???

    • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

      I've seen a lot worse than that....

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

        I think the record I've seen was 2GB.

  • Michael

    I haven't downloaded so many games in a long time! i love how fast games are starting to come out!

  • http://www.talltechtales.com/ Mattias

    Wow, you weren't kidding...I need a month at least to get through these. I've already been through some of them and there's some real good games on these pages. Good work getting it all together, Artem....as always!

  • http://twitter.com/alekhkhanna Alekh Khanna

    Brilliant round-up. Installed nearly half the list ! GJ, Artem !

  • Andrew

    That's probably the most impressive new games list I've seen yet for Android. Glad to see it's finally getting a steady stream of quality games (now if only we could get the same for tablets; hopefully Nexus 7 will prompt a change).

    Thanks again for creating these roundups!!

  • CJ456

    Man I haven't seen such a fine collection of Android games for a while!
    now I can make all those annoying iSheep I have to live with (not my family, but... other people around me) shut their mouths forever with their "Android doesn't have any good apps"

  • nonotz

    CS Portable really blow my mind .... even though i dont like the control but its a cs quality game with zero lag and its free !

  • http://twitter.com/findingnemoin3d finding-nemo-3d

    I'm starting to really like Finding Nemo - It's hard to find in google play but it's there:

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aron-Zygo/100003273361537 Aron Zygo

    Nice post indeed!! Just thought if you don't mind the suggestion, my kids love playing with T2 The Elf. One of the things I look for while allowing my kids to play is if the app is spamming kids with age inappropriate ads or not. This game has very clear graphics in my tablet and is not spammy
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fossillabs.t2theelf

  • wanting better

    Android games are lame, I'm very sorry to say, and I have always ALWAYS bought android phones...
    My iPhone, that I found so it was free has better games and the only bad thing is it doesn't do in app purchasing, it sucks having to constantly log out to make a purchase but Whateve...I guess I'll store my android phones till they have better games.....
    Unless someone or any of you can show me good sports games, good golf games ????? Not the cartoony silly kiddy lets play golf theme stuff....

  • PerfectMyEnglish

    One of the recent entries in this arena - play.google.com/store/apps/det...

    An app that will tingle your grey cells in the domain of English communication.
    Try it out and let us know your feedback :)