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DEATH DOME

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Death Dome Pits You Against Hordes Of Mutated Beasties In A Quest To Save The World... Or Something Like That

Ah, a gladiatorial death combat with hordes of monstrous enemies. IT never gets old does it? Glu certainly hopes it doesn't. Death Dome uses the now standard format that's a combination of turn-based fighting and quick-time events, and it uses Glu's nearly universal free-to-play system.

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Battle behemoths in a virus ravaged city. Can you survive the Death Dome? No one really remembers where it all started...but before long...it was everywhere. The “M” virus Most people who showed symptoms were dead within days but others weren’t so lucky. Mutations were showing up all over the city. The infected were quarantined in a bio-dome force field that encased the city of Palamira. Some called it a “safe zone”, but most know it as the Death Dome. The M virus grew stronger inside the Death Dome and eventually became strong enough to live on its own without a host. Strong enough to become The Behemoths.

 

 

 

 

CHAOS RINGS by Square Enix

Android Police coverage: Square Enix Releases Chaos Rings In The US, An RPG Designed For Mobile That's Not Final Fantasy, Still Pricey At $13

Square Enix has one of the most rich pedigrees of any RPG publisher, and until now they've been content to port their older titles to mobile. Their first original game for Android is Chaos Rings, putting a new story and battle system into their standard JRPG trimming with 3D graphics and voice acting. Too bad it's still way,way more expensive than other Android games.

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CHAOS RINGS takes full advantage of the Android’s capabilities. Using a classic game system that any RPG fan will enjoy, it presents an epic tale consisting of four different scenarios, all brought to you with gorgeous sound and unbelievably smooth 3D graphics. The story revolves around a tournament where combatants fight for their lives: the Ark Arena. Upon choosing a pair of characters, one male and one female, you will then have to fight against the other pairs. Each pair has their own story, and the truth behind the Ark Arena will not be revealed until each story is completed.

Zaxxon Escape by SEGA

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Zaxxon Escape: Sega Reboots a 30-Year-Old Classic With Tilt Controls And In-App Purchases

Zaxxon is a treasured classic of the golden age of space shooters, thanks to its innovative isometric perspective, quasi-3D gameplay, and huge levels. Zaxxon Escape is... a running-style game with a TRON skin, with questionable controls, a $1 price tag and in-app purchases. Pass on this one, folks.

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In 1982, kids everywhere saved their money to invade the evil robot ZAXXON’s space fortress in SEGA's first video game with a 3-D isometric perspective. 30 years later, ZAXXON is back and rebuilt for a whole new generation in this fast action arcade game. Get ready to maneuver your spaceship and escape the fortress at warp speeds. Your new mission is to escape ZAXXON’s asteroid city. ZAXXON’s minions have transformed the fortress into a maze of tight corridors and you must fly your ship out safely.

Guide your sleek craft and shoot, steer and tilt your way through an ever-changing maze of narrow tunnels and force fields. Earn Z-coins throughout each mission to help you level up and power up. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY OUT WARP SPEED AHEAD.

Knights of Pen & Paper

Dungeons and Dragons fans and pixel art aficionados, your perfect title has arrived. With a classic story and gameplay inspired by tabletop role-playing games, Knights of Pen & Paper looks like a fun time for anyone who's ever rolled for initiative.

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Turn-based RPG with Manager of a pen and paper RPG table. Knights of Pen&Paper is an indie turn-based retro style pixel-art RPG. Inspired by the great titles of the 90's, play this game feels like you are playing a traditional pen and paper RPG. The player gets to control the playing characters AND the dungeon master, and you choose what battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make it a challenging fight and your rewards will be equally great.

Drag Tag Smash

Rhythm gaming and old-school shooters? Why not. Drag Tag Smasher will let you play like it's 1978, but to get the highest score you'll need to time your destruction to the beat of the electronic music pumping in the background. Interestingly, the game claims that difficulty will shift dynamically as you play.

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Drag, Tag and Smash to the music. Drag Tag Smash successfully fuses action, music and puzzle elements together to create a simple, fun and pick-up and play game. The game’s goal is to drag the sphere to tag the invaders to smash them to smithereens. Players must figure out how to use the sphere to break gaps in the enemy lines, using the game’s simple physics, to then ultimately score trillions as the game prides itself on its unique 3-tiered scoring system. This measures combinations of enemies tagged, totals of enemies destroyed and player ingenuity in dodging bullets. Drag Tag Smash also features a dynamic electro soundtrack, which builds up with intensity, emotion and variety the more the player tags enemies to destroy them.

Super Action Hero by Com2uS

Fitting broadly into the platformer category, there's a lot more to Super Action Hero than meets the eye. In addition to creating your own combos out of unlocked pieces, you can bring in allies onto the battlefield, tag tournament-style, to get through the various enemies and obstacles. Wrap it up in an eclectic hand-drawn 2D package, and you've got an interesting total.

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The greatest action mobile game is finally coming to your smartphone. Super powerful action with cartoonish character. Super Action Hero is a collection of action mini games. Become a hero, battle against mysterious forces of evil in order to protect the universe, work with allies and use gears to overthrow malicious creatures.

Star Warfare:Alien Invasion

An over-the-shoulder shooter with customizable weapons and armor, set on a sci-fi backdrop? Count me in. You can think of Star Warfare as a mini version of Halo, complete with dual-stick controls and multiplayer missions (plus PVP battles) round out the package. Not bad for a buck.

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Aliens return, beat them. Soldiers.

  • Solid single player mode
  • Various enemies with rich AI
  • Console-like smooth control
  • 7 maps and 42 levels, loot can be used in solo and multiplayer modes

 

TheEndApp

Yup, another running game, this one modeled after a post-apocalyptic world where duct tape is more valuable than gold. In The End, you've got to collect supplies for your fellow survivors while avoiding obstacles like lava, cars and the occasional building. The End is free to play - if you're looking for it on your smartphone or tablet, search for "theendapp."

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Download TheEndApp and get lost in the madness. Run, like hell. The End Begins. The world comes to an end; run like hell, collect duct tape, and buy goodies for your survival camp. Once the streets are deserted, everything is covered in lava, and you are alone. Yet, you hear the call and even in the middle of the Collapse, you know it is time to run, to survive. Run. The End App challenges your reflexes and offers infinite game play with progressive level design and multiple environments. Jump over the burned down police car and reach the hidden duct tape while running through the deserted city. You will be guided through 28 days with 5 challenges for each day. Practice with free-runs for a challenge or buy boosters to take the edge off, but never, ever take your eyes off the duct tape. Collect them.

Devil's Attorney

You've heard the phrase "The Devil's Advocate," but I don't think it's ever been taking quite so literally. In this adventure-RPG, you're tasked with doing the slimiest, dirtiest tricks you can, all for the highest possible goal: a swanky new office. In other games you send people to the hospital, but this one has you chasing ambulances instead.

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Devil's Attorney is a turn-based strategy game set in the 80's where you play as Max McMann, a defense attorney that's high on charm but low on moral fiber. Your objective is to free all of your clients and use the money you earn to buy accessories and new furniture for your apartment; boosting your ego and unlocking new courtroom skills in the process.

Call of Mini: Sniper

The Call of Mini franchise has gained quite the following, thanks to its bite-sized bits of adorable carnage. The latest takes a Silent Scope approach to things, focusing on tiny snipers in a wave-based shooter. I'd appreciate something besides zombies to kill (since they're actually much less than a dime a dozen these days).

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The hit iOS sniping game is now on Android. How long can you survive? it's SHOOT to KILL in this ALL-OUT WAR with the UNDEAD... use GUNS, ROCKETS, and even PROPANE TRUCKS to HOLD THE LINE. the ZOMBIES WON'T STOP but NEITHER WILL YOU. A mysterious corporation has been testing weapons in the mountains, and those new bioweapons had an unexpected side effect: zombies. You are Rod, the sheriff of Muerte Vista and the only thing standing between the last survivors and complete zombie apocalypse. Time to take aim and save the world one headshot at a time.

The Tribez

Combine The Sims and 10 Million BC, and you'd get something like Tribez. Guide your group of Neanderthals as you build up their own Bedrock, fighting off monsters and allying the other locals. Who knows, you might even be able to stumble across that elusive "fire" stuff everyone's talking about.

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Will your primitive tribe stand a chance to life? That directly depends on you. Tribez is not just a game. Tribez is an adventure, where you travel to a distant past full of secrets, mysteries and many hours of addictive discovery in an unknown but beautiful world. You have been invited to visit a mysterious, primitive world inhabited by a peace-loving people who have been concealed behind a miles-deep portal since time immemorial. Build your own stone-age village and explore territories hidden behind mountains and seas. Your tribe believes you were sent by the gods. Lead them to great prosperity.

Polara

Hey, you got your TRON in my side-scrolling runner game! Polara's hook is a series of color-coded powerups, allowing players to battle the varied enemies in different ways. You'll need to be quick on your digital toes even to make it through the first level.

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Evolution of the free runner... Launch Special, On Sale for 99 cents for a limited time. Polara is a new take on the free-runner platformer that incorporates traditional challenging gameplay with color-switching strategy. Utilize color coded speed ramps, launching pads, gravity waves, hex bombs, and energy platforms to survive as you escape the clutches of an evil security system hell bent on destroying all those that oppose. Immerse yourself in the world of Agent Lara, a defense system special agent, that finds herself between a massive world power and the sympathies of a rebel cause. Help her down the path of death defying obstacles to find the truth behind her past, present and future.

Super-Fluid

Super-Fluid changes between solid, liquid and gas to defeat puzzles and enemies.

Solid, liquid, gas. The first lessons of elementary science have been twisted to form a rudimentary platformer. You take control of the titular Super-Fluid, which can switch between various states of matter.

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The product of a scientific experiment gone wrong, Superfluid has broken out of its containment shell and remains blissfully unaware of the dangers which wait beyond the creation chamber. Seizing the opportunity, Super-Fluid sets out to escape the clutches of its demented creators Dynamisplice and gain the freedom it so desperately craves. In pursuit of Super-Fluid are all the failed experiments Dynamisplice likes to hide in the basement, such as the Diabolical Jelly and the Stalagbites. However, Super-Fluids true nemesis is the Clean Up Guy, who Dynamisplice has hired to track down and eliminate this stain on their reputation. Combined with a whole host of puzzles, traps and contraptions, Super-Fluids escape will not be an easy one.

Fruit Rocks Free

A combination of a standard side-scroller and an Angry Birds-style physics, Fruit Rocks lets you lob fireworks at aliens. Really, what more could you want?

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It was an happy day on earth, when a flawed firework went too far disturbing some dumb aliens that were enjoying a trip between Venus and Mercury. Believing that humans were just little maggots, they made the tragic decision to punish them... Fruit Rocks is a funny side-scrolling action game. Its challenging physics-based non-stop action will have you throw items at the clumsy aliens that are trying to get the better of you. Get immersed in Fruits Rocks' colorful cartoony world and fight the invasion interacting directly with the game environment, that includes rocks, fruits, bombs, bonuses and various structures...

 

Anargor

Elder Scrolls style in a mobile package, Anargor lets you get your generic fantasy on. Swappable weapons and armor wrapped in a medieval story packed with too many vowels, this one should be a nice distraction for those on the hunt for a little sword and sorcery.

 

Free 3D RPG game set in medieval times with magnificent graphics and sounds. The hero wakes up and discovers that the evil is on the rise. From the underworld known as Anargor, it is coming to destroy the world. He has chosen by Gods to stop the madness. The hero who lives peacefully is now pulled into this epic story.

 

 

Krizl

Half crossword and half sliding puzzle, Krizl has a rare original idea behind its completely incomprehensible title. Spin different nine-box panels to get the completed crossword puzzle in the right order.

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Crosswords with a twist. Make your way through over 50 cunningly difficult word puzzles in 3 different modes. Beat your friends to finding the solution with the fewest moves. Krizl is a crossword revolution. It's crosswords with a twist.  Spin the blocks to take a puzzle from complete gibberish to a fantastic finished crossword. Drool over the glorious hand drawn theme icons and kalimba tones.

Chain3D

Rubik's Cubes are a great way to kill time, but their maximum volumetric design doesn't exactly make them a portable toy. If you want something a little more pocketable (albeit much easier) try Chain 3D. Match up as many same-sided tiles as you can on a 3D cube. Unfortunately, the annoying Gree platform is included.

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Chain3D is a match 3 game with a twist. Chain3D is a must-have game for match-three fans. Chain3D gives "a twist" to the tired genre of match 3 games. It's totally new kind of match 3 game in 3D space. Don't miss out on playing the most spectacular match-three game.

Don't Look Back

Ready for some twitchy Atari-inspired platforming? Don't Look Back takes its artistic interpretations from the 2-bit games of old, but the story and gameplay are pure art house. If you desperately miss monochromatic environments and running and jumping Pitfall-style, give it a try.

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A game about fantasy. Don't Look Back is a short game I made in 2009. This is a completely free game, not "free to play"; there are no in-app purchases or any of that nonsense.

Blood of the Zombies

Oh look, another zombie... game? Blood of the Zombies is an interactive novel in the vein of Choose Your Own Adventure, with a little Dungeons and Dragons thrown in for good measure.

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a Fighting Fantasy gamebook, an interactive adventure in which YOU are the hero. Fighting Fantasy, the world famous interactive gamebook series returns for its 30th Anniversary. Ian Livingstone and Tin Man Games present Blood of the Zombies on Android.. "Insane megalomaniac Gingrich Yurr is preparing to unleash an army of monstrous zombies upon the world. He must be stopped and his undead horde defeated. In this life-or-death adventure the decisions YOU make will decide the fate of the world. Can YOU survive or will YOU become a zombie too?" Blood of the Zombies is a digital Fighting Fantasy gamebook, an interactive adventure in which YOU are the hero. You can only win through by choosing the correct path, finding equipment, avoiding traps and surviving combat.

 

My Singing Monsters

Pokemon by way of Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends. But instead of pitting imaginary monsters against each other in digital cockfights, your critters sing and dance. If the design of the creatures isn't enough to win you over, there's the psychedelic colors as well.

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World-building game where the player collects and breeds adorable monsters. My Singing Monsters is a world-building game where the player collects and breeds adorable monsters. There's a big difference to this game, however, that sets it far apart from others of the genre; these monsters sing, play, and dance. Each island has its own song and is packed full of incredibly cute monsters. Keep on the lookout for My Singing Monsters and be one of the first to fall in love with this unique game.

Fantashooting

Ever wanted to give an anthropomorphic piranha a double-barreled fireball to the face? Then Fantashooting is the game for you. Dual-stick shooting in a fantasy environment should satisfy fans of the genre. Too bad tablet owners are out of the game for the moment.

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As a prerequisite for graduation, apprentices at Fantasy Hero Institute must survive the final test of Mori. Around the Mori Institute are scary monsters, magic bombs, goblins, insects, piranhas................. I’ll scare myself if I go any further. If you dare, follow the apprentices into the mysterious and unpredictable forrest and help them survive the trials of the forest allowing them to graduate.

Pettson's Inventions

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of the shoe, the horse was lost. For want of the horse, the rider was lost... et cetera. Tiny pieces can make big changes, which is the point Pettson's Inventions. Find the piece that's missing and the exact place it should go to get the titular inventor's gadgets working.

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Help Pettson and Findus build their inventions. In this tricky game you should help building these clever inventions. You need to figure out which ones of the objects should be included and where to put them in the machinery. Drag and drop the objects to their right spot and watch the invention start. For every invention finished there will be a reward of a cogwheel. When you have finished all the inventions a special invention will be unlocked where you will help Findus fly out to space. Pettson's Inventions is a pedagogic app that practices logic and stimulates creativity for preschoolers.

Funky Smugglers

Airport X-Ray scanners weren't around in the disco era. But thanks to the magic of video games, you can enjoy this improbable combination. Scan the objects coming through the machine to keep potential threats out of the terminal, while listening to Caucasian males play music of alleged funkiness.

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Endless arcade fun in the grooviest mobile game ever. Some of the things smugglers try to get through the airport are incredible. There's a spider in grandma's suitcase?. A racketeer is hiding a plunger?. Holy smoke. Luckily, you have an X-Ray scanner to check their clothes and luggage for wacky contraband. Enjoy a funky 70s-style soundtrack while keeping the airport safe from hammers, scissors, and other illegal goods in a game full of groovy arcade craziness.

Skyriders

Half Temple Run and half Wipeout, Skyriders expands on tunnel racing with tight controls and fanciful vehicles. 3D graphics and fast gameplay will appeal to adrenaline junkies, and there's a full version available for those who want an ad-free experience.

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Navigate crazy tracks in this high-speed game mixing platforming and racing. Inspired by classic games of the past, Skyriders is a fast-paced mix of platformer and racing game. Pilot a small spacecraft along crazy tracks in space, dodging and jumping obstacles, whilst trying to maintain a high speed by collecting the glowing stars and hitting the boost pads. Keep the boost streak going for massive scores and flawless runs - but you'll need some well-timed switching between red and yellow to grab the matching stars.

Quantum Roll

Like your marble games with a little more retro-inspired flair? Then Quantum Roll might be your cup of tea. There are no cats in boxes in this game: just guide your marble through the maze, finding power-ups and secrets as you go. The developer promises a new level every day.

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Quantum Roll is a tilt-based arcade game featuring realistic physics, 3D graphics and more. Your goal is to collect Gems and exit the level, before the "Guardians" awake.

FEATURES:

  • 60 unique levels
  • New daily roll level each day
  • Simple controls (tilt to control ball)
  • Hint : Use EMP to reveal secret rooms. An exclamation mark appears when your close to secret room.

Throne of Swords

Touchscreens were made for strategy and world-building games, and Throne of Swords (no relation to that novel and HBO series) seems to fulfill it. Keep your medieval kingdom ticking while defending it from both computer and human opponents.

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Ever felt you were special and meant for something more? In Throne of Swords your destiny is on a path towards greatness. All you need to do is step forward and lead. Be part of this movement and experience: Immersive 3D worlds, stunning graphics and animations. Both single and multiplayer Kingdom building strategy game. Explore maps seeking treasure, resources and foes to vanquish. Recruit Knights and lead armies to destroy, pillage and conquer. Embark on massive PvP conquests against other Kingdoms to see who is the strongest. Forge Alliances with your Friends to defeat rival Alliances.

Tank Riders Free

Tank Riders has gotten a pretty good following since its Android release, and now there's a free version four would-be armored combatants. It's made by Polarbit, creators of Raging Thunder and Reckless Racing.

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A 3D tank battle game sure to charm both hard core gamers and wet-eared newbies. This FREE version provides the FULL version of Tank Riders, single- and multiplayer game modes, including the new INVASION mode. Ads and cooldown time between rounds removable through in-app purchase. WANTED: Able-bodied recruits to fill a number of sudden... vacancies in the 153rd tiny tank battalion. Only the finest, bravest and buffest need apply. In return, we offer all the honour and glory you can eat, and a tiny, little tank of your very own.

Great Big War Game Lite

We reviewed Great Big War Game, the sequel to Great Little War Game, a few months back. Now there's a free version if you'd like to try it out. Turn-based strategy gamers, don't think twice: download it.

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Taking military "advice" from the ridiculous generalissimo, can you battle your way through this truly massive, content-packed military campaign? Plan your mission, deploy your "forces", try not to fall off the sofa laughing. You've plenty of units to play with, covering land, sea and airborne combat. Be warned though, these funny cartoon troops are not exactly "the right stuff". 40+ hours of campaign mode not enough? There is also unlimited skirmish play vs the AI for quick fixes, on a wide variety of custom maps. And there's still more - Multiplayer. You can Pass & Play on a single device, or join our thriving online community, playing head to head at a pace that suits you.

Dragon's Lair FREE - HD

Dragon's Lair, the classic Don Bluth laserdisc game, has been available in an Android version for a while now. If you've held off a purchase because of the somewhat high price tag, now there's a free demo, available in both standard and high definition.

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Experience the best in retro gaming with Dragon’s Lair on your Android device. Download this FREE demo and see what Dragon's Lair has to offer. This HD version is perfect for tablets and higher resolution phones. See our FREE SD version for phones or devices with low internal memory or resolution. Now you can experience the best in retro gaming on-the-go with Dragon’s Lair on your Android device. Both the phone and tablet editions included for one low price.

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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.
  • Pick’a’name

    Love you for that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivecuervo7 Isaac Dedini

    Sumioni Demon Arts - I swear that's a screenie from Streaker Run.

  • Knlegend1

    Playing shadow gun multiplayer seems irritating as hell.

  • CJ Walker

    Yay for Wishlist! Just added 3 new items to it.

  • Josh C

    streaker run is hilarious and fun. 5/5

  • Al McDowall

    Sorry guys, but.....

    Razor Salvation
    "Ryan Whitwam took Razor Salvation out for a spin, and found that thanks
    to the dull gameplay and in-app purchases, it isn't worth even the small
    initial price."

    Um....why did you include it in a best games round-up?

    • defred34

      No, the bigger question is why did you include at around the top of the roundup. This should've been sent to the second page at the very least!

  • defred34

    4 recommended games: Polara, Devil's Attorney, SKyriders and Runky SMugglers. Had a blast with all of them. You REALLY have to try Polara though....best game so far this year for me.

    • defred34

      By the way, paid version of SKyriders doesn't remove ads. There are no ads to begin with - paid has got all levels while free only 8.

  • Sootie

    Many lolz at 5th element reference, I just found and re-watched it on you tube (free video yay) the other night.

    Awesome list as always.

  • barret907k

    Polara is a great game. Skyriders is ok can't really get into it as much. Knights of Pen and Paper looks pretty good. Will try that out.

    • Himmat Singh

      Yea, Polara is totally otherworldly

  • Bek

    If you try out Marvel: War of Heroes, and you want a free rare card, use my referral code after finishing the tutorial: seg634156

  • cael

    Is it possible to suggest apps for the next roundup?

  • I.W.D

    This is fun new free game that was just released:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=davis.ninjatactics

  • jum

    is shadowgun compatible to galaxy ace 1?

  • http://www.techgyd.com/ Saurabh Saha

    Awesome List.. I've installed ShadowGun This Week. It is my favorite Game and Nice To Read that it is at rank #1 in this list.

  • http://www.facebook.com/junior.yong.14 Junior Yong

    If you are looking for streaming application, I can advice:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arkudadigital.arkmc.gm

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