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Last Updated: October 18th, 2012

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store 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.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Featured App

Majesty: Northern Expansion by HeroCraft

Today's roundup is sponsored by Majesty: Northern Expansion, a sequel to the very popular and beloved Majesty: Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

The original Majesty, which is currently rated an admirable 4.4/5 in the Android Market, was an interesting combination of RPG and RTS featuring what HeroCraft is calling "indirect control" - heroes and various characters that are under your control live their own lives and do whatever they want, and you have to tempt them to do what you want with various rewards.

Recently, the Northern Expansion was updated with an additional 4 scenario missions. So if you haven't played for a while or you're looking for a reason to start, be sure to check it out. You can download the lite version here or hit up the widget below for the full version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Games

Bad Piggies by Rovio

Android Police Review: Bad Piggies Review: Rovio's Latest Game Brings Out The Engineer In All Of Us

Easily the biggest release of the month happened just Thursday, with Rovio's much-anticipated spin-off to Angry Birds. Bad Piggies tasks the player with creating modular vehicles to reach the end of the stage, with such wacky propulsion as bellows, flapping umbrellas, Coke and Mentos, and boring old-fashioned stuff like engines. It'll rack up millions of downloads however good it is, but in the review yours truly found it to be pretty fun and challenging, despite a general lack of polish. Downloads of the standard and HD version are free, supported by ads and in-app payments.

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Get ready to see pigs fly. From the creators of Angry Birds: an all new game from the PIGS’ point of view. Create the ultimate flying/crawling/rolling/spinning/crashing device and pilot the pigs safely to the eggs. The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again -- but as usual, nothing is going according to plan. Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation.

The Bard's Tale

Android Police review: The Bard's Tale Review: 3.5GB Of Awesome Quests, Laughs, And Cleavage

The Bard's Tale is considered a minor classic among role-playing game fans, and with good reason: it's a light-hearted spoof of all the tropes of the RPG genre. The original was released in 2004, starring Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men In Tights) as the titular, womanizing bard. The new Android version has roughly the same graphics as the PS2 version did, assuming that your hardware is up to it. You'll also need room for a massive 3.5GB download for the high-res version. If you're looking for an unapologetically adult and sarcastic take on the RPG, it's well worth the price of entry ($5.95).

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They said it couldn’t be done: a full-scale massive 3D epic role-playing game on Android. See why it’s the BIGGEST Android game ever made. NOTE: Additional assets downloaded after install require at least 1.7GB of free space. You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join you in battle, heal your party, and take damage on your behalf. Ready your weapon as you embark on a quest for coin and cleavage.

Desert Stormfront

Android Police coverage: Desert Stormfront Is Touchscreen Real-Time Strategy In The Command & Conquer Tradition

Some of us have been waiting for a true real-time strategy on Android for a long time, and Desert Stormfront is it. It's a classic strategy game with real-time elements inherited from Command and Conquer and Age of Empires, with an admirably adapted interface that works well on tablets. The gameplay is a little slow, but it's still well worth a look for strategy gamers. The full, paid version and a free demo are both available.

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Desert Stormfront is a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game situated in the Middle East. You play on hot desert landscapes for power and oil. Units at your disposal include Humvees, Tanks, Artillery, Mechanics, Helicopters, Planes, Ships and Submarines amongst others. Desert Stormfront supports multiplayer games over LAN and internet including co-op multiplayer. The game features 30 pre-defined campaign missions where you take command of the Western coalition and fight battles in the Middle East for control of major cities, oil fields and military structures. Nations in play are the USA, England, France, Italy, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Afghanistan plus a rebel faction.

Subway Surfers

Android Police coverage: Popular iOS Runner Game 'Subway Surfers' Makes Its Way To Android

Yes, yes, it's another "runner" game. But this one's just so darned giddy it might actually be worth a look. Subway Surfers takes the Temple Run formula into an active train station, with plenty of pre-pubescent kids running around on skateboards and jetpacks. Uh... that sounded a lot better in my head. Kids, play this on your phone, not in real life.

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JOIN the world famous chase. Help Jake escape from the grumpy Inspector. DASH as fast as you can. DODGE the oncoming trains. Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his Pitbull dog. Join the most daring chase.

Beastie Bay

Android Police coverage: Kairosoft Announces Beastie Bay - It's Like Pokemon Plus A City Builder, If That Makes Sense

Kairosoft is one of the most respected developers in their admittedly small niche, but with every game they seem to be stretching their creative abilities. Their latest effort, Beastie Bay, is an odd amalgamation of monster battler (Pokemon, Monster Rancher) and the city management genre that they've already covered in games like Epic Astro Story. Unlike Kairosoft's previous games, it's free, with in-app purchases to disable ads and unlock bonuses.

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Washed ashore a desolate island and surrounded by savage beasts, can you thrive...or merely survive? Blaze trails into unknown territory...and then make it your own. Plant crops, build housing and power sources, and transform the island into your own personal paradise. As you progress, you'll be able to develop new gear and technology to take your adventure to the next level, including ways to travel to unexplored islands nearby. The native fauna eyeing you as their next meal? Capture the critters, trade them with friends, and train them to fight for you. Most have elemental strengths and weaknesses, so use these to your advantage in battle.

Rayman Jungle Run

Android Police coverage: Rayman Jungle Run Lands In The Play Store Right On Schedule

Running games need a reboot, and UbiSoft seems to be the one to do it. Their venerable Rayman franchise (easily the equal of Sonic or Crash Bandicoot among platforming connoisseurs) is getting a mobile component with Rayman Jungle Run, a 2D runner which replaces fine control with a the same on-rails gameplay you've seen in similar games. The visuals are absolutely beautiful, and if it's as smooth as Rayman Origins, it's surely worth some attention.

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Rayman Jungle Run is powered by the same UbiArt Framework engine that brought you Rayman Origins - Winner of numerous Game of the Year and Platformer of the Year awards. The legendary platforming hero is making the jump to your favorite mobile device. Rayman Jungle Run is easy for all ages to pick up and play, but challenging for the longtime Rayman fans to master. Unlock the Land of the Livid Dead levels if you have the skills.

INDESTRUCTIBLE by Glu

Android Police coverage: Indestructible By Glu Mobile Is Like Twisted Metal, Only Tiny

If you've got fond memories of both Twisted Metal and Micro Machines games on the original Playstation, then Glu's latest offering is right up your alley. Multiplayer vehicle-based combat is the name of the game in INDESTRUCTIBLE, though the top-down perspective may take some getting used to. Like all of Glu's new games, it's free and supported by in-app purchases.

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Blow some %^&* up in this fully 3D, online multiplayer action game. Grab the wheel, load up your guns, hit the road and leave the mangled wrecks of your victories in the dust as you battle to become the best in the exciting vehicular combat game Indestructible. Are you sick of all those boring, repetitive farming games? Then blow some %^&* up in this fully 3D, online multiplayer action game. We've worked hard to bring you some of the best graphics available on Android, combined with the thrilling game-play of 4-player multiplayer action - all for FREE. We're constantly striving to make Indestructible the best multiplayer game on the market, so we really value your feedback.

Velocispider Zero by Noodlecake

Android Police coverage: Noodlecake's Velocispider Successfully Combines Retro Arcade Action With A Robotic Dinosaur-Spider Hybrid

It's amazing how well some classic gameplay models work on mobile. Take Velocispider Zero, which uses the Space Invaders paradigm and adds a host of beautiful sprite-based graphics (and no small amount of parody). The "part spider, part velociraptor" protagonist is only the start of a zany set of characters, which form a glossy pixelated veneer over some solid gameplay.

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Part Spider, Part Velociraptor, it's Velocispider... Take control of a heavily armed araknasaur in this free version of the popular retro arcade shoot-em-up. Your delicious endangered eggs have attracted the taste buds of the evil CEO of the Robot Seafood Corporation. He will stop at nothing to feast on your eggs, defend them from his relentless army of aquatic robot beasts. Many different types of enemies will attack from many different patterns, keeping you on your toes the whole time. It is simple to pick it up and play for a few minutes, but so engaging that you'll want to play the whole thing straight through.

Voxel Invaders (Free)

Android Police coverage: Voxel Invaders Is A Galaga-Like Space Shooter That Thinks Two Dimensions Just Isn't Enough

Speaking of classic shooters, if you're looking for something with even more visual splendor, check out Voxel Invaders. Instead of adding more complex pixels, Voxel Invaders converts the classic bad guys into three-dimensional analogues, and adds a bunch of flashy weapons and power-ups. The free version includes the first four levels, but you'll have to pony up to get more.

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Those aliens don't like you. Get rid of them and become a voxel fighter. Defend our solar system against waves of angry aliens in a world of 3D voxels graphics. With Voxel Invaders you will enjoy the simplicity and vintage feeling of the classical game "Space Invaders" boosted by incredible voxel graphics and 3D effects. With just one finger you can fire your voxel canons at the enemies while moving your spaceship in 4 directions to dodge their attacks. Collect bonus to obtain new weapons and lives, make your way through asteroid fields and be surprised by dramatic 3D immersions or radical change of gameplay.

Drift Mania Championship 2

Android Police coverage: Drift Mania Championship 2 Hits The Play Store, Makes Your Fast And Furious Dreams A Reality

Drifting is just a small part of most racing games, but at least one franchise has made it the soul and center. The second Drift Mania adds better graphics, more customization, and a better online mode. For two bucks, you're unlikely to find another racing game so dedicated to a single facet of the sport.

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With over 10 million players worldwide, the #1 Drift game on the App Store is finally back. Drift Mania Championship 2 delivers the ultimate drift experience with its highly addictive gameplay and next generation graphics. Start a drift career, compete in a drift battle tournament or play against a friend using the new online multiplayer mode. Upgrade and fully customize your ride with performance upgrades and visual mods. Complete over 60 achievements in career mode. Challenge drivers from all over the world using the global leaderboards.

Fort Courage

Android Police review: [Game Review] Fort Courage Is Another Solid Game Held Back By In-App Purchases

Tower defense needs a reboot, and veteran developer Human Head is up to the task. Defend your imaginary fort against hoards of zombies, spiders, robots, and dinosaurs, using your left thumb to shoot and your right for special attacks. It's just too bad that the difficulty is artificially inflated, in order to send as many people as possible towards the in-app purchases by level 10. The game is Tegra-only for now.

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Defend against waves of wacky enemies with awesome weapons and cool power-ups. Fort Courage. An exciting free-to-play 3D adventure of the imagination. Bored at school and falling asleep in class you dream up hiding out in a fort deep within a dinosaur jungle, sneaking into a forbidden monster lab, and hacking into a robot factory on the surface of mars. Armed only with your wits and imagination you must defend against waves of relentless enemies. Protect yourself with an arsenal of awesome toy weapons and cool power-ups.

PAC-MAN Kart Rally by Namco

Feeling nostalgic for Mario Kart, but your life-long vendetta against Shigero Miyamoto keeps you from buying a DS? Then why not try Namco's take on "kart" racing. I'd love to tell you how this one plays, but there seems to be a real problem with the compatibility of Pac-Man Kart Rally - of the dozens and dozens of review units that Android Police has registered with Google, only a few are compatible, and none are currently in our possession. If you can install this one, you're in small company.

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The race is on. Head for the finish line with PAC-MAN Kart Rally by Namco. The arcade icon takes to the open road against his famous Namco friends, including Dig Dug, the Prince from Katamari Damacy and even the Galaga ship. Master the power-sliding technique to fly around corners and cut off the competition. Watch out for power-ups, bonus items and speed boosts to gain the upper hand. Compete in a garage full of modes that will test your karting skills. Race in multiplayer for free against your friends over your local wi-fi connection. See you in the winner's circle.

Iron Jack 2

Here's an interesting one: a combination of physics game and platformer. With a robot. With a jetpack. Where do I sign up? Iron Jack 2 puts you in the metal boots of a robot who has to gather fuel, while avoiding bigger, badder robots and environmental hazards. 60 levels should keep you occupied for quite a while.

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Accidents happen to the very best, and today is your "lucky" day. You are Iron Jack, a space-faring, cargo-carrying robot, and you have just lost your entire shipment of fuel due to a simple glitch in the system. Now, your mission is far more complicated. Recover it all from the strange robots that guard these dangerous, maze-like sectors, and make it out of there alive. Good luck, Iron Jack. You'll need it out there. END TRANSMISSION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTtUwtcQS70

Total Recall - The Game - Ep2

The original was featured a few weeks ago, and now episode 2 of the 3D game inspired by the original Total Recall (you know, the good one, with Arnold) is available. Strangely, the second episode is twice the cost of the original action-platformer... but since that's just a couple of bucks, it won't put a hole in your pocket.

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With the episode 2, the adventure really starts after Doug’s dream (episode 1). Our hero, Doug (aka Schwarzenegger) get out of Rekall on earth, but this time with crazier weapons .Destroy your enemies with a new grenade launcher and many weapons more and more powerful . Go through new huge levels, looking for all the secrets till the final fight with all news bosses . Enjoy the new gameplay much more efficient. Will you accept this new challenge? Both Total Recall episode are independent, so you can start with episode 2, but don’t forget to play the adventure in episode 1 for more fun .

Nightmarium

This one's a head trip. The gameplay of Nightmarium is simple: tap the monsters that are attacking the little girl in order to stop them, periodically using weapons to blast them away. But the art in this game is astonishing: think Nightmare Before Christmas meets Invader Zim. It's worth a free download just to see the eye-popping drawings, and according to the description, something new will be coming the day before Halloween.

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The most terrifying game ever. Try to sleep after playing. In a darkened room, a rustling can be heard from under the bed, a creaking of floorboards from all around, and shadows wisp about behind the windows. Terrible things, born of dreadful nightmares, are coming closer and closer. If she closes her eyes, if she falls asleep, they will find her. Only you can help the defenseless sleeping girl escape from this nightmare. You will come face-to-face with bloodcurdling creatures and fight through frightening places created by a mysterious and devious imagination. Get the little one safely through the darkness and dread, destroying the monsters who seek to consume her while she sleeps.

Pocket Planes

Pocket Planes looks like a fun, if simple, airline simulator. Expand your company by connecting to new cities and enlarging the size of your fleet. Even the planes themselves are customizable.

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From the creators of Tiny Tower comes Pocket Planes, a casual airline sim that fits right in your pocket.

  • Manage and grow your fleet of planes as they fly interesting people and cargo to over 250 cities around the map.
  • Unlock everything from tiny prop planes to jumbo jets and small town airports to mega cities.
  • Customize your planes with your own paint jobs and pilot uniforms.
  • Trade plane parts among your friends, and compete in worldwide group events.
  • See how you stack up against your friends with tons of stats and leader boards.

GT Racing: Hyundai Edition by Gameloft

When little boys dream of racing on the professional circuit, with the most advanced cars on the planet, there's only one brand they think of: Hyundai. (Wait, what?) This remade version of Gameloft's quasi-sim racer features only Hyundai cars, so it's basically an advertisement that you can play. At least it's free.

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The best racing simulation returns in an exclusive Hyundai Edition. The best racing simulation returns in a special free Hyundai Edition. Try two of the newest and most revolutionary cars from this iconic Korean automaker. Discover the true meaning of adrenaline with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the perfect combination of speed and power. And for the first time in mobile game history, take control of a high-performance hybrid-electric concept car -- the Hyundai i-oniq -- and experience the wheels of tomorrow.

Rail Rush by Miniclip

OK, there's only so many way that I can say "this is like Temple Run, but different." Mining-flavored running game Rail Rush lets you recreate that one scene from Temple of Doom, for free.

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How long can you travel inside the mine? Find out, by downloading Rail Rush NOW. Get ready for this epic adventure. Step into your cart and begin this mine exploring frenzy. Accelerate through these insanely fast rails while tilting and swiping to avoid the obstacles. Your job is to collect precious stones, so get those gold nuggets and gems. There will be surprises along the way, and special gifts to earn if you're lucky. Break the rock eggs to reveal what’s inside of them and pick up all the gems for your personal explorer’s collection.

 

Zombie Runaway UP by Com2uS

Remember what I said about Temple Run-style games up there with Rail Rush? That, with zombies. The undead aren't known for being particularly speedy, but at least one is, and he's running around graveyards in Zombie Runaway UP.

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Race of the last zombie on earth. Throw away your stereotype on slow and scary zombies. Please rescue the world’s fastest and cutest zombie. In Zombie Runaway UP, the world’s last zombie is trying to run away from angry people. Use just right, left and jump button to run like mad. Feel the excitement with simple controls and various booster items. You are invincible with booster item. Have fun destroying the obstacles blocking you way.

Zombie Raiders by Deonn Games

Oh, yes. zombie games too. I think Android developers are trying to kill me through monotony. To be fair, Zombie Raiders has a more unique take, giving you a top-down shooter that's got more than a little in common with the early survival horror games. You'll have to find resources and avoid the hoard to survive.

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Want to feel inside a real undead apocalypse? Try Zombie Raiders. Tired of killing cute zombies and want to feel inside a real undead apocalypse? Want to scavenge for resources, craft your weapons, build your shelter, plan strategies against walking dead and marauder menaces? You just found it. We present the first release of our new game: Zombie Raiders Beta. Of course, since it’s beta, we are planning on adding several new features, items, weapons, NPCs, maps and on.

4 IN A 3D ROW LITE

If you really, really love Connect Four and you've been waiting for a glitzy, graphically-rich update, your day has finally arrived. Both of you. 3D gameplay, power-ups and interesting modifiers make 4 IN A 3D ROW novel at the very least. If you're really interested, you can buy the full version for more stages and options.

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Play against thousands of other players and train your 3-dimensional sense in a completely new kind of puzzle game. 4 IN A 3D ROW is not a classic Connect 4 game, it offers a brand new gameplay twist. Turn the 3D cube, place your gems and go for 4 gems in a row. But be careful your opponent has the same goal. A fantastic gameplay simply working with a one tap / swipe control. 4 IN A 3D ROW is innovative, addictive, challenging and offers a fun-to-play game for everyone.

A Space Shooter Blitz

Bite-sized shmup gameplay - what's not to like? A Space Shooter Blitz takes bullet hell shooters into the modern era of minute-long stages, to make for a solid bit of fun while you're waiting in line. Stages and enemies are randomly generated, so every play-through should be at least a little different.

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Challenge your friends to a hectic, retro-style shoot ‘em up bulletfest with Commander P. Jefferson at the helm of the ever so powerful USS Eradicator. Make a quick stop at Jenna’s shop to gear up: pick from a series of cool power-ups and get ready to blast some aliens. In a crazy fast-paced one-minute blitz, shoot as many enemies as possible without getting hit to get your score rolling. And watch that multiplier index: the higher it goes, the more enemies there are and the harder the game gets, but the faster you rake in points. At the end of this survival challenge, face off against a special boss in an epic battle to send your score through the roof.

FireLords HD

Need some Bomberman-inspired action with a more serious feel? Then FireLords might be for you. The tilt controls might take a little getting used to (the genre requires tight, twitchy controls) but at least it gives you an option for an on-screen d-pad. Two bucks gets you in - thankfully, there are no in-app purchases.

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FireLords is fast arcade game with literally explosive gameplay. If you like Bomberman, Dynablaster or similar games you should definitely try FireLords. Tilt your device to move the hero, touch anywhere on screen to place a bomb. Alternatively turn TILT control off on main menu screen and use on-screen joystick. Touch on right half of the screen to move the hero and on the left half of the screen to place the bomb.

OFFWORLD by 6waves

Turn-based combat in the spirit of Advance Wars, plus gigantic robots and a sci-fi story hook make OFFWORLD a compelling one for strategy fans. The sprite-based graphics, online multiplayer, and customizable mechs are interesting as well. But according to the Play Store reviews, this free game falls into the all-too-common pitfall of the "free to play, pay to win" in-app purchase model.

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Battle through the galaxy using giant mechs in an epic story-driven quest. You are the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter. You’ve just received a new contract to hunt down Ace Stokes. Using your army of Strikers – giant war mechs – you’ll visit multiple planets and meet many characters in a lengthy quest. Plus online competition. Test your skills against other Striker pilots in online tournaments.

 

Healthy Weapon

2D fighters don't lend themselves well towards touchscreens, thanks to lightning-fast gameplay. But it looks like Healthy Weapon is trying to find a way around that, with controls specifically designed for dual-thumb action. Controls are repeated on both sides of the screen, so combos should be a lot easier. Two people can also play on the same device, though I can't help but think that would get awkward. Consider the cute vegetable-based murder an added bonus.

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The first proper fighting game on Android that is truly made for touchscreens. Challenge anyone sitting next to you to a brutal fruit smackdown. Or just play single player in one of four modes: Arcade, Practice, Survival and the frustrating Unfair.

  • Controls with touch devices in mind
  • 2 player versus on the same device
  • 6 charming main characters, 3 more unlockable
  • Even more characters in a special mode...
  • Wield variety of dangerous fruits and vegetables

Draw Mania

If you're a little burnt out on Draw Something, than maybe Draw Mania is worth a try. It offers more options right from the get-go, including extra colors and brushes, and has a mode that allows for hot-potato local play. (Assuming you don't have a Pictionary set handy.) This one's pretty popular on iOS, so don't expect an intuitive Holo UI.

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Draw and Guess with friends. Draw Mania is a fast & furious draw-and-guess multiplayer game that guarantees you’ll be drawn in. Your goal is to draw a given word, and other players have to guess that word. Draw Mania is the evolution of our game Charadium. New name, new icon, new features. Sounds simple, but it's unbelievable how amazingly fun and addictive this process is.

Labyrinth 2 Lite

Marble games are a dime a dozen - I remember playing a pack-in on my old HTC Touch Pro. The free title Labyrinth 2 Lite offers new mazes and modifiers to hopefully revive the aging formula. Players seem to love it - for those who do, the full version is $4.99.

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The groundbreaking Labyrinth game taken to the next level is now available on Google Play. Labyrinth 2 Lite has been downloaded millions of times across stores and we are very proud to bring the experience to you.

This is the lite version with 22 fully playable levels and you can download the full version easily.

  • Game elements: Cannons, Bumpers, Multiple balls, Doors, Magnets, Fans, Resizers, Merry-Go-Rounds, Duplicators, Lasers and more...
  • Create your own levels and share them instantly with your friends and the world
  • Download and rate levels created by the community
  • Awards for your achievements

Cybergeddon

Truly original ideas are thin on the ground, but Cybergeddon seems to have one. In a playful interpretation of a "hacking" simulator,  you'll use blocks and special abilities to keep threats out of your computer core, on a field of play inspired by a circuit board. Even more impressive is that it's actually a licensed title, created for an upcoming movie.

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Use the unique abilities of your defenses to protect the Core from the invading enemy threats. From Anthony E. Zuiker, the visionary creator of the CSI franchise and his production company Dare to Pass and Yahoo. Inc., Cybergeddon is a groundbreaking motion picture event, which will bring to life the growing threat of cybercrime. In the Cybergeddon game, cyberterrorist Gustov Dobreff has planned a series of coordinated cyber attacks throughout the world. It is all up to you to maintain world order by preventing Gustov from successfully attacking his targets. Cybergeddon features exhilarating trace-based gameplay that is easy to learn and takes skill to master.

 

B.A.S.E. Jumper

For most people, jumping off of a building is considered somewhat crazy. Adding a parachute is only slightly less crazy, as players of B.A.S.E. Jumper may find out on some of their less successful levels. The idea is to use your pixelated protagonist's skydiving skills to avoid damage as he hurtles towards the ground. If that's not enough, you've also got to collect the standard McGuffin and avoid Johnny Law at the same time.

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Some say, when he walks by it sounds like two steal balls knocking together, and that in a recent DNA test, he was found to be genetically closer to a Lemming than a Chimpanzee. All we know is he’s called The BASE Jumper. Avoid Cranes, Boulders, Trees, Bungee-jumpers and Zip-liners in this adrenaline fuelled B.A.S.E. Jumping action game. Not only that, but our BASE Jumping friend has gotten himself on the wrong side of the law, with the local sheriff hell bent on catching him in the act. But fear not, there’s help on the ground (provided you can make it) waiting to whisk you off to freedom.

10 Pin Shuffle™ Bowling

Bowling and poker might have a lot of mutual fans, but I'll bet they don't play them both at the same time. 10 Pin Shuffle combines poker, bowling and shuffleboard - knock over enough pins, and you can swap out your cards to try and get a better hand. Throw in some impressive 3D graphics and you've got a compelling combination.

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10 Pin Shuffle contains three great games in one, played in a realistic 3D environment. SHUFFLEBOARD the game you’ve enjoyed in your local bar. Play against a friend or a computer opponent trying to out-shuffle each others weights or blast them off the table. BOWLING with real 3D pin physics. Similar to 10 Pin Bowling except played on a shuffleboard table using weights/pucks instead of a bowling ball. If you liked Wii Sports Bowling then you're going to love your 10 Pin Shuffle™ bowling experience. 10 PIN POKER is a combination of Shuffleboard, Bowling and Five Card Draw Poker. Earn playing cards for Strikes and Spares. Draw new cards when you have five. The player with the best five card poker hand after 10 frames wins. The powerful "Newton" 3D physics engine provides the most realistic pin collisions of any ten pin bowling game available on a mobile device to date. Play on your own, against a friend or against one of several computer opponents of varying skill levels.

Spirits Demo

We've covered Spirits before - check out our review. (Spoiler: Eric loved it.) Now you can try out the Lemmings-style gameplay without spending a penny, thanks to the shiny new demo.

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Guide the Spirits to their goal in an ethereally beautiful natural world. Autumn is coming. Leaves fall, and spirits rise from the fallen leaves to begin their journey home. You must guide them, without direct control, by changing how the wind blows or by rebuilding the ground. Each spirit can be sacrificed to perform one of four actions - build a bridge of leaves, create a blowing cloud, dig tunnels, or block wind currents in an area. Use your actions wisely or you will run out of spirits. In each level it's up to you to find your own creative solution on how to get the spirits to the goal.

Jetpack Joyride

Android Police coverage: Jetpack Joyride Drops Amazon Appstore Exclusivity, Now Available For All In the Play Store

We've also covered Jetpack Joyride before, and in our review I was suitably impressed with its fun, simple gameplay. Now it's available on the Google Play Store, with the same price tag (free) and in-app purchases, though the latter isn't necessary if you play long enough. Everyone should try this one out - it's that fun.

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Fly the coolest jetpacks ever with Barry Steakfries in a fun-filled adventure. You're going for a ride - from the creators of FRUIT NINJA. One of the hottest mobile games in the world is now available free on Google Play. Suit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies as Barry Steakfries, the lovable hero on a one-way trip to adventure. From the creators of the worldwide phenomenon Fruit Ninja comes the action-packed Jetpack Joyride, Halfbrick's most anticipated Android game ever.

For The Lulz

Bull Dozer

Have you ever watched the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona... and found yourself rooting for the bulls? Then you're a mild psychopath (like me!) and probably the prime target for Bull Dozer. Play as the bull and run down as many pesky Spaniards as you can.

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Play in first person, third or arena mode, help Bulldozer get his revenge.. Feel the wrath of Dozer in this 'hit and run' game from the streets of Spain in the event of 'San Fermin' and charge into as many street runners as possible..

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  • the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Mister Fuzzy

    Streaker! should be on this list. I play the hell out of that game.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fluik.Streaker

  • Himmat Singh

    A pretty decent 2 weeks. Rayman Jungle Run is highly recommended. Bard's Tale and Bad Piggies are worthy of a shot as well.

  • Stephan Botha

    I prefer Ski Safari to Jetpack Joyride. Give it a try

    • NemaCystX

      Although that game isn't free like Jetpack Joyride. Thanks for the recommendation though, I think I'll give it a try

  • Taylor LaBrier

    Why are you posting this so late/early?! I need to get to sleep! lol

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

      It was posted mid-day US time :)

  • OldSchool

    Bomberman !!! yesss

    • jkz

      the android version sux

      • Yesman

        Yes, most android versions suck and so far Firelords is the best attempt in my opinion, worth a try at least. Or does anyone know better clone?

  • RandomTask

    Found a little fun word game Missing Vowels, it's addictive

  • Kevin

    I agree with Mister Fuzzy 1,000,000 times. Streaker! needs to be on this list.

  • jkz

    i have been mostly playing Frisbee Forever& jetpack joyride , coolness ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/nascentt nascent

    The video for Bull Dozer is wrong. It's for a jetpack game?
    Edit: Actually a few of the bottom videos seem to be swapped?

  • NemaCystX

    Great Post! I found 3 games I didn't know existed thanks to this. Looking forward to the App Roundup!

  • Anton Bain

    I found this gem on the play store, Bend the Laser. It's like Flow Free except it has unlimited levels. Plays flawlessly in HD on my Nexus 7 and also plays well on my SG3. Addicted... Think it came out a few months ago but definitely check it out, you won't be disappointed.

  • heunno

    The best card game is Legend of The cryptids. Easy to navigate, trade items with other players, excellent art work and much more. There's a whole wiki on it and a huge player base. Use my Referral Id: heunno and we both get a free rare card and some bonus gold. Friending people is also part of the game. You get bonus stats per friend, the cap increase as you level up. Add me ingame if you have a question

  • John

    In "Kid's education" recommend "Learn Coloring" free.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobimind.aprendecoloreando

    It is an application that allows you to draw and color, and the content apart from being very entertaining for children's is educational and takes them to learn new languages​​, learn the names of animals, food, a few letters and numbers, also learn to count, compete in various challenges.

  • freddie

    Awesome games android police :-) guys also check out here http://www.amazingthings.in/2012/11/latest-top-10-android-action-games.html

  • Cipheos

    I got some very nice games from this, thank you!
    Someone should review Laxopower =O

  • Ismail

    Drift Mania Championship 2 is a nice android game. Pure Drift is also a nice game.

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