- Featured Game
- The Enchanted Kingdom Free
- Star Splitter 3D
- Pebble Universe
- ETERNITY WARRIORS 2 by Glu
- Call of Mini - Zombies
- Oh!Edo Towns by Kairosoft
- Granny Smith
- BLOOD & GLORY: LEGEND
- Activision Anthology
- Blazing Souls Accelate (ENG)
- Exile by Sphero
- Cosmic Colony by Gameloft
- F-Sim Space Shuttle
- Juggernaut Revenge of Sovering
- Cube Defender Lite
- Runic Rumble
- Last Fish
- Ducati Challenge
- A Story of a Band Demo
- Red Weed
- Boom Brigade 2
- Wrestling Revolution (Free)
- Stick Tennis
- Magic Wingdom
- ESPGALUDA II
- DODONPACHI RESURRECTION
- Save the Puppies
- Saving Private Sheep 2
- Urban Futbol
- Neon Blitz
- Angry Gran 2
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This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon.
The Enchanted Kingdom Free
Today's game roundup is sponsored by Herocraft's Enchanted Kingdom. RPGs would seem to be a natural fit for a touch-based medium, but I've found that all too many on Android try to become action games or used outmoded styles of battle and control. Enchanted Kingdom bucks the trend by combining the typical questing game with a collection of modes more resembling Sim City, Bejeweled, and old-school matching and puzzle games, among others. The result is a casual title with a loose story that manages to stay fresh while offering surprisingly varied gameplay. Enchanted Kingdom is a free download for Android 2.1 and up.
Explore a fairy-tale Kingdom for free and help Elisa accede to the throne. "The Enchanted Kingdom: Elisa's Adventure" is a colorful fairy-tale world where huge dragons, wise magicians, kind monsters and peculiar plants live. You are to help the young heiress to accede to the throne and learn how to rule her country. The avenue to the Kingdom's prosperity will be full of fascinating quests. There are 2 types of match 3 game, lots of colorful locations to search for hidden objects and the most diverse and unusual mini-games form more than 50 captivating levels.
You play as a young blacksmith's apprentice named Horn who wakes up to find his village and lands overrun by large fantastic, and sometimes humorous, monsters. It is revealed these creatures are actually the people and animals from your village transformed by a curse, and you alone have the power to free them. On your incredible adventure you carry the loud-mouthed head of one such fantastic creature with you - a somewhat uncooperative and ill-tempered but grudgingly helpful sidekick. Along with this new companion you must use your sword, crossbow, trusty musical horn, and wits to explore the lands, defeat the enemies, and solve puzzles in your quest to undo the curse that engulfs your homeland.
Star Splitter 3D
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Star Splitter Is An Impressive Looking Space Shooter, Kinda Reminds You Of Starcraft
Those of you who remember Wing Commander fondly will definitely want to check out Star Splitter, a new 3D space shooter on Google Play. Thankfully, the controls are a lot easier, since your ship is on virtual rails. You'll need some decent hardware to run the free game: plenty of effects and textures will make a newer device a necessity. Starcraft fans may recognize some of the aesthetic inspirations here.
The time has come to become an intergalactic pilot and discover the deepest secrets of the universe. Money is not an issue - play free. The Corporation has already funded your journey. Explore the vast universe filled with extraordinary secrets, peril, alien creatures, and aggressive enemies. Perform and complete tasks of megacorporations and secret organizations. Upgrade your ship with the most advanced and lethal weaponry. Uncover artifacts of alien civilizations and earn bonuses in space battles.
Android Police coverage: Pebble Universe Comes To Android, Available For Free From The Play Store
Soot-monsters like to eat pebbles. Pebbles wear hats, which explode. In order to defend themselves, pebbles smash into each other to blow up their hats and soot-monsters. If you're still following along, you might want to give Pebble Universe a try - it's a charming little physics game that's available for free.
For centuries the Pebbles lived in peace. They farmed their loved flowers, which they ate with great appetite. But that was then, before the monsters came. Now they are neurotic and constantly chased by the soot-lump creatures who love Pebble-meat more than anything else. And the monsters have a great advantage. With their great horror instil xray-eye, they see through the Pebbles stone camouflage, and they can't protect themselves against attacks. Until now. The Pebbles discovered that their hats explode when they smash into each other at high speed. Suddenly they had a weapon to defend themselves. Now they can finally fight back. And they need your help.
ETERNITY WARRIORS 2 by Glu
Android Police coverage: Eternity Warriors 2 From Glu Mobile Lets You Dungeon Crawl To Your Meaty, Grizzled Heart's Content
It's every little boy's dream: cutting twelve demons in half at once with a double-headed battle axe originally designed for a twenty-foot-tall troll. Eternity Warriors 2, sequel to Glu's surprisingly popular original, is a dungeon crawler in the classic sense. The game is free, but you'll need to shell out real money for the best gear.
The battle for Northern Udar rages on. It's been 100 years since the First Demon War tore the land apart. Thanks to the Eternity Warriors the demon threat was held at bay. However the demons have been consolidating their power in a series of Demon Towers built in locations throughout Northern Udar. You've been tasked with cleansing these Demon Towers and defeating an even deadlier demon army than before...
Call of Mini - Zombies
Android Police coverage: Call Of Mini: Zombies Comes To Android, Available On The Play Store For Free
Alright, Cowadooty bros, it's time to put down your over-powered Deagles and get back to what really matters: zombie headshots. An over-the-shoulder shooter that combines the unspeakable horror of the living dead with adorably blocky characters, Call of Mini Zombies is an iOS favorite that has been absent from the Play Store for far too long.
A strange virus has taken hold in a small town; one after another, the town's people have succumbed, losing their appetite for food and gaining one for BRAINS. A few brave men hold out against all hope, machine guns and rocket launchers their only aid. Will they survive another day?
Oh!Edo Towns by Kairosoft
If you've played one of Kairosoft's non-standard RPG games before, you know how this one goes: build your town, recruit new villagers, increase the wealth of your castle. This time it's set against the romantic backdrop of Edo-period Japan. It looks like the devs have gone all-out with Oh!Edo Towns, as the graphics are a noticeable step above earlier titles.
Plunge into the past for a rousing romp through Edo period Japan. Your ideal samurai town awaits you. Erect houses, castles, and all manner of medieval marvels with a touch of the finger--rewriting the pages of history as you see fit. Strategically place compatible buildings to make "combos," boosting your Yield to become the best castle town in all the land.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] From The Maker Of Sprinkle Comes 'Granny Smith', A Hilarious Physics Based Racer
Don't %^&* with Granny. When a sneaky thief makes off with grandma's apples, she dons a pair of skates and gives chase. A combination of racing and platforming has Granny Smith making her way through town with many a sepia-toned flashback. Just don't wipe out - Medicaid doesn't cover crime-fighting.
Granny Smith loves her apples, but a bewheeled thief is stealing from her precious garden. Help Mrs. Smith as she swiftly skates through farmland and cityscapes, crashing through everything from barns to offices in the pursuit of fruit. Get to the apples before the thief does. Granny Smith is a fast-paced racing platformer filled with spectacular crashes and amazing stunts. Jump, glide, swing and smash your way through 36 hand-crafted levels in three distinct settings. Just be sure to land on your feet.
BLOOD & GLORY: LEGEND
Android Police coverage: Glu Mobile Returns To Ancient Rome With Blood & Glory: Legend
You're a gladiator. It's your job to beat the ever-loving stercus out of gigantic bosses in Blood & Glory: Legend. Speed ramp battles combine with lots and lots of blood for a graphically-charged game, but like most of Glu's offerings, you'll need to pay for the best goodies with in-app payments.
The top-rated arena-combat game continues with Blood and Glory: Legend. Return to the arena and bask in the blood-hungry cheers of the crowd as you fight to become a LEGEND. Journey through the Empire, leaving blood-thirsty bosses in your wake as the all new animated comic story unfolds. Perfect your skills and unleash stunning Special Attacks, Super Combos and the all new Glorious Strike.
Android Police coverage: Activision Anthology Combines 8-Bit Nostalgia, Impressive Presentation, And In-App Payments
Forty-plus Atari 2600 games are yours for the taking - if you'll pay for them. Activision Anthology comes with one free game, but you'll have to cough up $2.99 for 11-packs of the rest or $6.99 for the whole shebang. On the other hand, you get free access to all the old game manuals, which is surely worth the free download for joystick jockeys.
Experience the classics that started the video game revolution. Now, on Android. Download Activision® Anthology to receive the classic hit KABOOM.™ for FREE, and collect up to 45 classic Activision® and Imagic games. Pitfall.™, Kaboom.™, River Raid™ — everyone remembers these great Activision games on the 2600 console. Now, for the first time ever on your Android devices, relive these classics and experience the phenomenon that started the video-game revolution. This one-of-a-kind compilation offers the entire Activision 2600 catalog in one app, with controls designed and optimized for each game. Each game is presented alongside the original box art and manuals for retro lovers, and features Google Play support and the ability to earn digital versions of the famous game patches.
Blazing Souls Accelate (ENG)
Yes, Blazing Souls Accelate is expensive. It's also nearly incomprehensible, in the finest tradition of Japanese RPGs (with some fly-by-night localization). It's also got this against it: the developers didn't bother to implement real touch controls when porting it from the PSP, slapping some half-baked digital buttons on instead. Even so, if you want an authentic, flashy turn-based RPG for Android that isn't from Square Enix, this might be your best bet.
Blazing Souls Accelate, sequel to Spectral Souls, in exclusivity on Android. The last installment of the Spectral Souls series is right there for your favorite device. En route for a new exciting Tactical RPG in the world of Neverland. Several decades have passed since the end of the Seven years' war, and peace has finally begun to take hold throughout the war-weary world. It is in this time of relative tranquility that Zelos, who makes his living as an independent contractor, comes into possession of a crystal infused with incredible levels of magical energy called a "Core Elemental"
after being involved in a freak accident.
Exile by Sphero
This one's pretty amazing, folks - a bullet-hell shooter that you can play with the Sphero digital toy. Descriptions aren't much for something like this: check out the video to see it in action. And if you don't have a Sphero, you can still download the game to play the old-fashioned way.
The universe is in your hands. A totally new take on arcade-style space fighter games. Sphero has been exiled from his home planet and must fight his way back to save all Robot kind. Fly through space while destroying enemies and collecting energy cores. With weapon upgrades and more levels of gameplay set to be released, this is only a preview of what’s to come. For enhanced gameplay, hold Sphero in your hand and use it to control your spaceship.
Cosmic Colony by Gameloft
copy answer to Kairosoft's Epic Astro Story, Cosmic Colony has you creating a thriving planet Sim-style. The graphics and gameplay are polished, and the download is free, but you'll need to fill your colony's coffers with real money (via in-app purchases) to reach the higher levels.
Create your own colony on a mysterious planet in a compelling space adventure. 2088 AD: For ten years, brave men and women have explored the galaxy, searching for life and colonizing worlds. A scout robot named E.A.R.L., dispatched to the distant planet Mochwoi, reported strange energy readings... and then mysteriously aborted its mission. Today, your heroic space crew descends upon Mochwoi to pick up where E.A.R.L. left off. Join Breck Powers and explore this amazing new world.
F-Sim Space Shuttle
Cessna? Kid's stuff. 747? Weak sauce. For armchair aviators the real simulation test is surely the one and only space shuttle. NASA pilots wait decades and go through thousands of hours of training before landing the real thing (or at least they used to) but you can get at least an inkling of that experience with F-Sim Space Shuttle. The game tasks the player with landing the space shuttle in various challenging scenarios.
The Orbiter’s approach is seven times steeper and twice as fast compared to a commercial airliner’s approach. Also, because during descent it is an unpowered glider, you only have one chance to get it right. The included manual and tutorials will familiarize you with the head up display (HUD) and explain the different approach and landing phases. After some practice and your first successful touchdown, you can try crosswind or night landings. Flight dynamics, the guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) systems, and the HUD are simulated accurately and in great detail. Follow the guidance symbol in the HUD to stay on the heading alignment cone (HAC) and align the orbiter with the runway centerline, and then follow the flare reference symbol to perform the preflare maneuver. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the visual landing aids like the precision approach path indicators (PAPI) and the ball/bar light system to stay on the outer and inner glideslopes, respectively.
Juggernaut Revenge of Sovering
RPG: Generic Subtitle could be a genre in itself, but it's been somewhat neglected on Android up to now. Juggernaut dispenses with the dungeon crawling in favor of an overworld map, with turn-based monster battles for your hero to slice and dice his way through. You still get all the loot and customization that your grizzled heart could desire.
An entirely new breed of RPG has risen from the smoldering ashes of Haradan. You, as one of 6 legendary warriors known as “Scorpions”, are entrusted to defeat the terrifying Sovering and save the land. Venture into a surreal 3D world to slay over 100 horrifying beasts and complete perilous quests on your way to an epic final battle against the formidable demon. After eons of ceaseless bloodshed, the time to destroy civilization’s greatest adversary has come. Can you take on the legion and fight your way to freedom?
Cube Defender Lite
Geometry Wars plus 3D graphics and gameplay makes for a compelling addition to the twin-stick genre. Cube Defender takes the standard formula and adds in environments that vary on the Z-axis, allowing for more strategy when attacking. The game is compatible with the Xperia Play's controls and scales its visuals for older devices. The full version ($1.99) unlocks all levels.
Fast-paced twin stick shoot 'em up arcade action with responsive dynamic controls. As the Cube Defender, you'll battle against enemy forces in 3D landscape arenas across five different game modes with three difficulty levels. Supports Sony Ericsson Xperia Play touch pad controls.
It's rare to find a new game that really takes advantage of the mobile platform, but Runic Rumble appears to be just that. You play a shaman tasked with defeating various monsters and sorcerers, armed only with customizable runes. Which runes you select will determine which spells you can cast, by means of tracing various characters out on the screen.
Explore the world of Amorra as Aki a Shaman, on a mission to unlock magical spells in this gesture based spell fighter. Choose your spells and strategy and battle through over 20 levels of story. With stunning visuals and fast game play you will enjoy Runic Rumble on your tablet or phone. Stay tuned for updates as we introduce new levels and challenges. Runic Rumble is set in the rich, unique world-setting of Amorra, and introduces our protagonist, Aki: a mischievous little creature with a sharp mind, and sharper tongue, who has escaped the bonds of servitude to discover the origins of his people. Although short in stature, he is fearless and, as a sort of novice Shaman, able to wield magic – albeit with a novice’s skill.
Ah, chill games - not just for stoners anymore. Last Fish has a lot of visual similarities with Spirits, but plays more like a tilt-controlled version of Osmos. Eat food, get bigger, and watch out for anything that might make a meal of you - remember, there's always a bigger fish.
Eat food, avoid goo, escape the shadowfish. Survive. Last Fish is a stylish black and white action game about the survival of a tiny fish in toxic water filled with goo. Tilt the device to control the fish. Eat food to gain health. Avoid touching goo as it decreses health. Complete the objectives but beware of the shadowfish. In each level you have to complete one of four objectives: survive for a specified amount of time; quickly follow a trail of rings; clear checkpoints; eat food with caution to reach a specific amount of health. Every level is different, be it food quantity, goo quantity, speed, size, movement patterns, health lost rate, number and speed of shadowfish. All these combined make each level unique.
Most of us will never be able to justify the purchase of a real Ducati, instead going around on our Hondas or second-hand Harleys. But if you've got an Android device, you're welcome to try out digital licensed versions of Ducati's most popular models in the official Ducati Challenge game. A standard racer is augmented with some respectable graphics - though you'll need to shell out two bucks and change for this playable ad.
Speed and fun on two wheels, in the palm of your hand. Ride the most powerful standard models in Ducati's line, including Monster 1100 EVO, Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP, Diavel Carbon, Multistrada 1200 S, Streetfighter S, Superbike 1198 SP, Multistrada Pikes Peak, Diavel Cromo and Superbike 1199 Panigale S. The roar of every single engine was recorded live to offer all Ducati fans an immersive experience.
A Story of a Band Demo
Have you always wanted to be rock star, but lack talent, charisma, and the ability to pull off spandex? Do you want to take a journey through the world of rock and roll without the inevitable drugs, rehab, and a VH1 special? Then give A Story of a Band a try. It combines Kairosoft-style RPG elements with minigames to boost your band's image, along with some ingenious touches like adding subliminal messages to your lyrics in order to sell more albums. The demo lets you tour for two years - the full version is $2.51.
Play yourself through the history of rock music. Do you have what it takes to be a leader of a rock band? Are you able to form up a band that will become the most popular band of all times?
If you remember your classic Sci-Fi, you'll recall that the red bio-matter from H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds was one of the creepier parts of the book (and incidentally went on to inspire a lot of similar tropes). It's your job to stop the Red Weed, in a Reversi-style game filled with unique graphics and mechanics. And hey, this counts as educational, right?
Play a game based on one of the scenes in Jeff Wayne's award-winning Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. The Red Weed features music, sounds and video cut scenes from the original musical. Try to stop the slimy Red Weed from spreading over the land as it changes every patch of green grass it touches into red tendrils. In this board game, use strategy similar to Othello, Reversi, Go, or Ataxx to defend your territory of green grass. The goal of the game is to make your tiles of grass a majority of the tiles on the field, by converting as many of the Red Weed tiles as possible. The quicker you conquer the Red Weed, the more points you score.
Boom Brigade 2
Boom Brigade 2 combines reverse tower defense gameplay with some impressive 2D graphics. Draw lines across the battlefield to guide your troops safely to their destination, avoiding enemy munitions in the process. Remember: the trick isn't to die for your country, it's to make the other guy die for his.
The original line drawing action strategy top down shooter hybrid. Take command and draw paths for your Troopers and watch them lay waste on the rampaging alien horde. Issue orders in real time or use the Tactical Mode to plan your maneuvers. Unlock powerful upgrades and interesting bonus game modes as you fight your way through the campaign with three exciting chapters. Load up and save the Earth now.
Wrestling Revolution (Free)
SNES and Genesis fans will remember the old Wrestlemania games with fondness. Wrestling Revolution brings the old-school hurt (with generic fighters) to Android, complete with virtual button controls or swipe commands. The developers are also releasing episodic content in the melodramatic fashion of "real" wrestling.
Tap, pinch, and swipe your way to victory in this revolutionary touch-screen wrestling game. Every step taken, every punch thrown, and every move executed is now more satisfying than ever thanks to the intuitive control system. And with up to 10 characters on screen and dozens of fully interactive items and weapons, it's the wildest action your mobile device can handle.As an ongoing work in progress, Wrestling Revolution is also the world's first "episodic" wrestling game - featuring weekly storylines and match-ups that you would expect from a TV show. Except a game pans out differently each time you play.
Those looking for a little nostalgia with their sports should get a kick out of Stick Tennis, with its 8-bit graphics and simple gameplay. A single swipe will volley the tennis ball to your opponent, determining impact, direction, and velocity. Think of it as ping pong for the digital set.
Anyone for tennis? Easy to play yet difficult to master, Stick Tennis offers fast and fluid gameplay with realistic court surfaces and a huge range of unique player styles and characteristics. With just a simple one-fingered swipe you’ll soon be thumping crosscourt winners, yet at the core of Stick Tennis is a highly sophisticated physics engine that rewards tactical play.
Imagine Bejeweled, but with real-time gameplay that isn't limited to a grid. That's the gist of Magic Wingdom (I can hear hoards of Disney lawyers raising their heads at the name) set against the backdrop of some generically mysterious ancient temples. Guide the jewel-egg-things on curving paths to intersect identically-colored ones, without hitting anything else.
A unique combination of action and puzzle, Magic Wingdom is carefully crafted to win over your heart and become your next gaming obsession. Make incredible combos, sort out desperate collisions, make the most out of amazing powerups and master this little gem of a game. Be rewarded for your gaming skills. Earn coins, rubies and emeralds, gain experience points, complete quests, unlock achievements, and upgrade powerups.
War is hell. Especially when there are bullets in it. Espgaluda II is the latest in a long line of bullet hell shooters in the classic Japanese style, complete with incomprehensible characters with interchangeable hairdos. The sprite-based graphics are undeniably attractive, though you'd best have a few shooters under your belt before you try to tackle this one.
A Guiness-recognized "Danmaku Shooter". Widely praised bullet hell shooter ESPGALUDA II is finally available on Android. To celebrate our release in 134 countries, We are offering apps for special price From August 31, 2012 till September 7, 2012.
Two anime-inspired bullet hell shooters in the same roundup? Well this here is an embarrassment of riches. More Sci-Fi and less steampunk than Espgaluda, Dodonpachi Resurrection seems like it's a little easier than the former title from the same developer.
A Guiness-recognized "Danmaku Shooter". Sequel to Dodonpachi Blissful Death To celebrate our release in 134 countries, We are offering apps for special price From August 31, 2012 till September 7, 2012. Sequel to legendary Danmaku shooting game "DoDonPachi Blissful Death(DAI-OU-JOU)". The Legendary shooter, "DoDonPachi Resurrection" is now resurrected on Smartphone. Smash your way through the world of "Resurrection" .
Save the Puppies
Puppies are adorable. If you disagree, you're either unspeakably evil or Rush Limbaugh. Save the Puppies does just that, by way of a wiener dog that strangely grows and shrinks by eating sausages. The game combines Snake-style movement with sliding-block puzzles and destructible environments, which are a lot harder and more creative than the kid-friendly atmosphere might suggest.
The puppies have been kidnapped. Last night the dog-catcher came and took every last one of the sweet doggie babies in the neighborhood. Now they are being held captive at the city park’s most inaccessible locations. Find the little tykes and free them from their cages. Use your crazy power of sausage eating and grow into an enormously long wiener dog or shrink yourself to the size of a tiny Chihuahua. Only you can save the world... uh, the little canines.
Saving Private Sheep 2
The ever-raging battle between foxes and sheep isn't exactly on par with the invasion of Normandy, but you'd never guess it after playing this one. Saving Private Sheep 2 is a slingshot game with a hedgehog catapult - you read that right. What more could you possibly want? How about a level creator for kicks.
Armed with a catapult and a hedgehog, the leading military figure in the entire flock dispatches a small commando team to restore peace in the pastures. Use your catapult, go from one sheep to the next, and knock those foxes flying. Avoid the obstacles in your path and watch out for the clumsy soldiers because the enemy is well hidden.
Red Bull has made a name for itself with kooky real-world sports. Urban Futbol isn't a true soccer game, but instead a collection of "futbol"-themed minigames. There's probably not enough to keep you going all season, but it should be worth a time-killing free download, and social sharing is baked in as well.
Take your game to the streets and prove you have the skills to become the champion of URBAN FUTBOL.
The gameplay of Neon Blitz couldn't be simpler: trace out the designs as fast as you can. Powerups will let you trace faster and perform combos, and with an incredible variety of designs, you shouldn't run out any time soon.
Neon Blitz builds upon the incredible success of its predecessor (#1 in over 30 countries & over 1.5 million downloads) and challenges you to ‘blitz’ your way through as many signs as possible in a minute to land the highest possible score. Build up your skills, then challenge friends on Facebook to beat your best score as well as check your standing against thousands of other players in the global rankings.
Angry Gran 2
Beat-em-up, octogenarian style. Angry Gran 2 is in the style of the classic side-scrolling fighters, with the strange additions of weapons like fishing poles, ham bones, and a toothbrush. Gram-Gram goes on a global rampage beating the crap out of zombies and Frenchman with impunity. The senior's sartorial splendor can be augmented with all kinds of outfits as well.
Angry Gran goes Global on this whirlwind Global Assault. Do you want to go on a round the world tour and not have to spend a penny? Why not dress up as a penguin, hit people and steal their money by clobbering them with a novelty toothbrush. Careful you don't hit the policeman because he's a grumpy git and doesn't like being hit with anything other than an Xmas tree.
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