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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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Featured App

The Tiny Bang Story

Android Police coverage: HeroCraft's 'The Tiny Bang Story' Sheds Xperia Exclusivity, Now Available For Other Devices

Today's roundup is sponsored by The Tiny Bang Story by Herocraft. Your hero is assigned with rebuilding his miniature planet, but this is no Sim-style game - it's an old-school point-and-click adventure through and through. Beautiful 2D environments and brainteasers are included for just $2.99, but if you want to try it out first, there's now a free demo on the Google Play Store. The full version is on sale for 99 cents until Friday (November 9th).

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

 

 

 

Games

CHRONO TRIGGER

Android Police review: A Blast From The Past: A Review of Chrono Trigger for Android

If you've never heard of Chrono Trigger, then you are not a true RPG gamer. Go read a history book (circa 1995), then come back and read our review of Squaresoft's legendary classic, now available on the Google Play Store for $10. If that sounds high, think of it as 1/7th the cost of the original Super NES cartridge.

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CHRONO TRIGGER is the timeless role-playing classic developed by the "Dream Team" of DRAGON QUEST creator Yuji Horii, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, and the creators of FINAL FANTASY. Featuring revolutionary gameplay and an epic tale of time travel and high adventure, CHRONO TRIGGER captured the hearts of a gaming generation, selling over three-and-a-half million copies around the world. With CHRONO TRIGGER for Android, you can experience the timeless story and dynamic battles of this beloved classic any time, anywhere—with intuitive touch screen controls making the experience smoother than ever. Venture also to the Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum, two additional areas from the Nintendo DS remake of the game.

Zombie Driver THD

Android Police review: Zombie Driver THD Review: You Got Your Shooter In My Racing Game

Zombie Driver has been an indie hit on Steam, and with the help of Nvidia it's now available on Android. Seven bucks gets you a hybrid racer/shooter in the vein of Carmageddon, but trust me, it's well worth the price for Tegra owners. Varied gameplay, lots of replay value, great graphics, and not a single in-app purchase in sight... what's not to love?

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Insane mix of cars, speed, explosions, blood and zombies. Fight through an epic narrative campaign or test yourself in the Slaughter and Blood Race modes. Engage huge bosses, save survivors, drive crazy vehicles such as a bulldozer, fire truck or even a tank and smash everything in your way. Take part in the Blood Race tournament - chase other cars and take them down without mercy on brutal racing tracks. Jump into the Slaughter mode and survive as long as possible on specially crafted arenas.

Need for Speed™ Most Wanted

Android Police review: Need For Speed Most Wanted Review: A Cool New Car With No Stick Shift

For anyone who's ever dreamed of gunning their Civic past the local police station, the Need For Speed series has delivered great thrills title after title. The latest, Most Wanted, keeps the cops and robbers gameplay of Hot Pursuit (unfortunately without a cop mode) with some shiny new graphics and cutting-edge cars. Seven dollars gets you the complete game, though you can pay for faster unlocks and XP. (The screens below seem to be from the console version - I tried the game on my Nexus 7, and it isn't quite that pretty.) By the way, Asus Transformer hardware isn't supported at the time of writing. For our non-US readers, here's the international version.

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Do you dare to be the Most Wanted? Buckle up, hit the gas and hold on tight; you’re in for the ride of your life. Outrun cops, outsmart rivals – and outdrive your friends – in the most dangerous Need for Speed yet. Do you dare to be the Most Wanted?Evade a relentless police force while you clash with street racers. Race and chase hot cars like the SRT Viper GTS, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Hummer H1 Alpha, and many more. Feel the intensity of no-brakes-allowed street racing with realistic full-car damage for the first time on mobile.

Penny Arcade's Rain-Slick 3

Android Police coverage: Penny Arcade's Rain Slick 3 Arrives On Android, Very Serious Fantasy Adventure Ensues

If you're a fan of mega-popular web comic Penny Arcade, you'll no doubt be aware that the creators have written several games placing their characters Gabe and Tycho in a maudlin RPG adventure. The third chapter of On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is created by Zeboyd Games, makers of indie hits Cthulhu Saves The World and Breath of Death VII, and incorporates DLC created since the game's PC release.

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Now with more things. A cunning evil Doctor, a series of Unexplainable Thefts, a Mysterious Book of Power and Enigmatic Supernatural Forces conspire to push our heroes onto a Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. Take part in the epic saga of Tycho Ephemerous Brahe, scholar of Apocalyptic Studies turned detective, and his entirely human partner Jonathan Gabriel as they confront unspeakable evils that threaten New Arcadia, the world as we know it, and possibly the very idea of reality itself.

Royal Revolt!

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Royal Revolt Is The Prettiest Medieval Warfare Simulator You'll Ever Play

Knights charging into militia, limbs flying everywhere, rains of arrows blotting out the sun - ain't it cute? The developers of Royal Revolt seem to think so. They've created a tower defense game that combines medieval warfare with an aesthetic you're more likely to see on a kindergarten wall. Even so, it looks like it's a lot of fun - simple controls cover a surprisingly deep game. It uses the annoyingly common free to play model, with in-app purchases for those who want a little more bang for their digital buck.

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You are a young Prince, sent by your father to learn magic at Bogsmarts, a boarding school for the spoilt and untalented aristocrat youth. When you return after two years with a B.A. in Petty Magic, all has changed in your father’s land: Your father has died and your ugly aunts and uncles have carved up the Kingdom among them. You throw a tantrum, but to no avail: your relatives suggest you go back to school and leave politics to the grown-ups. But you are a man now. You sell your jeweled teddy bear, collect a few trusty soldiers and set out to KICK THE GREEDY BUSTARDS out of their castles. Which are rightfully YOUR castles, damn it.

League of Heroes™

Android Police coverage: [New Game] League Of Heroes Is Kid-Friendly Adventure Game With Quests, Baddies, And Weather Effects

Kids need entertaining too - especially in restaurants and on long car rides. If you're brave enough to hand your Android hardware over to your rugrat, you could do worse for kid-friendly gaming than League of Heroes. Play style is a typical action RPG, but with friendly controls and bright, colorful graphics (not to mention a lack of all things bloody) you can feel safe letting your kids have a go. Who knows, you might even try a few rounds yourself.

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Help the villagers of Frognest. Join your friends on Facebook to the League of Heroes and become a true hero. From the creators of critically-acclaimed Monster Shooter. Hack your way through unlimited areas in the forest of Frognest. Choose the best strategy to fight enemies and customize your character with countless armor options and weapons. Gather experience and silver, find treasures, and unlock tons of unique items, including magic. Complete over 60 quests, earn silver coins, and receive a higher ranking.

Family Feud® & Friends

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Ludia Releases Official Family Feud And Friends With Social Play That Doesn't Limit The Feud To Family

I know there's one guy out there who has been craving, longing for a faithfully-reproduced Family Feud title for Android. (Survey says: Artem, Cameron, Liam, Eric!) Well here it is, relational pugilists. Go nuts. Thousands of questions should keep you occupied for a while, and you can bring in your real family via Facebook.

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You can now experience exciting Family Feud competition together with Facebook friends and other Family Feud & Friends players as you try to name the most popular answers to survey questions posed to 100 people. Challenge your friends, family, and the larger Family Feud & Friends community, with built-in social features that enhance the game experience for all players.

Family Feud & Friends features:
• Social game play with Facebook friends, and the ability to follow personal and friends’ progress via daily high score rankings.
• Favorite elements from the TV show, including thousands of survey questions, ‘Fast Money’ play, authentic theme music and the familiar scoreboard in dazzling HD.
• Predictive text input and auto spell checker to make typing answers lightning fast.
• Challenge your friends. Whoever gets the highest score after 24hrs gets bonus cash
• High definition graphics

Zombiewood by Gameloft

Android Police review: Zombiewood Review: Please Insert $1.99 To Complete This Title

Gameloft has a bad reputation of copying other developers' titles, and in this case, their Xerox machines are aimed squarely at Halfbrick's Age of Zombies. But at least they do it in style: Zombiewood takes the undead antagonists and dual-stick shooter gameplay of the latter and gives it a glitzy, 3D makeover, complete with a story peeled off a Hollywood backlot (oh wait, that's from Left 4 Dead). But if you intend to get anywhere in Zombiewood, be prepared to empty your pockets first. It's showbiz, after all.

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Light up the silver screen with non-stop action as Zombies invade Hollywood. Zombies have invaded Los Angeles; the once glitzy and lavish streets - lush with movie stars and celebrities - are now overrun with hordes of the undead. For some it spells terror, fear, panic infection - for others it’s an opportunity to light up the silver screen, roll camera and shine. It’s time to bust some guts and wreak explosive havoc.

Army of Darkness Defense

There's only one action hero who wrote the book on zombie killing. Barry Steakfries has his poster on his bedroom wall. The Resident Evil gang feels inadequate whenever he comes through the door. It's none other than Bruce Almighty himself, the wise-cracking Ash, of the Evil Dead franchise. Army of Darkness Defense is exactly what it sounds like: a tower defense game staring Bruce Campbell as the legendary Ash. In case you're wondering, it plays a lot like Plants vs Zombies, with the added benefit of mobile "towers" (Ash and some Evil Dead co-stars).

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Get out your boomstick and rev up your chainsaw. From the makers of PAPER TOSS, STRIKE KNIGHT and NINJUMP comes the definitive Army of Darkness game. In this tug-of-war, casual defense game based on the MGM classic movie, you play Ash, the time-traveling, evil-fighting, S-Mart sales clerk as you defend Lord Arthur's castle and the Necronomicon from the oncoming hordes of evil undead. Of course, you can't do it alone. Call upon multitudes of allies including Lord Arthur, Duke Henry the Red, the Wiseman, and many more to help you in your quest to defend the unholy book and use it to return to your own time. ARMY OF DARKNESS: DEFENSE takes the witty charm of the cult classic movie and combines it with gorgeous graphics and innovative casual gameplay that is certain to entertain any mobile gamer. So, remember the magic words and make sure your shoelace is tied, because this is going to be an epic battle.

TinyLegends - Crazy Knight by Triniti

Android Police coverage: TinyLegends - Crazy Knight Makes Its Way To Android, Begs You To Put The Smack Down On Deformed Squarish Creatures

Hack-and-slash gameplay with cutesy, Minecraft-inspired characters, with a hint of Conan the Barbarian. Does this sound like your mug of grog? Then give TinyLegends a try. Taking inspiration from console action games, you can upgrade your weapons and abilities to take on tougher enemies. According to the Play Store reviews, some players are experiencing a good deal of crashing and bugs on the initial release.

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Hack and slash up to 40 monsters at a time as you battle across Kromdor. it’s a full-on MONSTER INVASION. CRUSH the invaders with WICKED WEAPONS and CRAZY COMBOS. On the distant continent of Kromdor, the skies have grown dark, announcing the coming of the Evernight. Monsters that once slumbered beneath the earth now bring chaos and ruin to the land. Do you have what it takes to destroy the fiends and save Kromdor?

Arcane Legends by Spacetime Studios

Android Police coverage: Spacetime Studios Releases Limited Beta Of Arcane Legends, Open In Canada And Australia For Now

Diablo-style, open-world RPG gameplay on mobile is hard to come by. Co-op - even harder. Arcane Legends has been previewed for a long time, but now you can finally try it out... if you're in Canada or Australia (for now). Bloody chunda.

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Adventure Unleashed. Play the Biggest Co-Op RPG with Pets for FREE. Experience Adventure Unleashed and Get the Biggest Co-Op RPG (with pets.) for FREE. Team up with friends from all over the world in this new online co-operative RPG from Spacetime Studios, creators of the smash-hit Pocket Legends. Your adventures will take you and a stable of mystical pets through darkly-lit taverns, majestic forests, and dank mines as you root out the evil taking hold of Arlor.

Legends of Loot

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Legends Of Loot Gives Players A "Not-So-Typical" Adventure Experience

There's one thing that keeps the obsessive-compulsive types coming back to RPG games. It isn't the story, or the characters, or the battle mechanics. It's the never-ending quest to find better stuff. Legend of Loot gets that and encourages players to succumb to their OCD, with touch-based RPG mechanics covering mountains of treasure and in-game items. You can even wager your booty to get more stuff.

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FORTUNE and GLORY await you in Majesco’s newest mobile game, LEGENDS of LOOT. Don’t let the DARK TUNNELS, BUZZING SAWS and MONSTERS frighten you. This not-so-typical ADVENTURE is yours for the taking.

Tower Raiders 3

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Tower Raiders 3 Beta Hits The Play Store, Looks Amazing

Oh look, another tower defense game. Let's just casually walk past without.. holy crap, this game looks amazing. The prettiest TD game around is now in an open beta, so give Tower Raiders 3 a look, and see if your shiny new smartphone (or old Gingerbread clunker) is up to the task.

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THIS APPLICATION IS BETA. Our mission is to ship the best game on Android - and we need your help. Tower Raiders 3 doesn’t redefine the tower defense genre; it sets a new gold standard for mobile strategic thrills. The game includes challenging levels that cater specifically to fans of great gameplay. Every level provides unique logistic challenges and features many different winding paths that throngs raiders use in order to get to the people you're charged with protecting. And, if you choose to log into Facebook the people you're saving will be none other than your Facebook friends. As players progress through the game levels grow increasingly more difficult, and feature more waves of attacking raiders.

Nun Attack by Frima Studio

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Nun Attack Brings The Good Fight To Your Mobile... Or Something Like That

It's like Battleheart, but with nuns. And guns. And blasphemy. Free to play, with in-app purchases.

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In a world where prayers are no longer answered, Evil is about to get cannonized. Days have gone by uncounted since the power-thirsty Fallen Nun has taken over the mortal world, spawning evil all over. In a world where Evil is taking over and prayers are no longer answered, there is only one type of divine intervention left, and it’s armed to death. Join the battle of light against darkness. Lead your squad to defeat the Fallen Nun and restore balance to the World in this epic tactical action game.

Super Falling Fred

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Super Falling Fred Brings More Speed, Traps, And Blood Than The Original Game

Take the popular running game genre... and make it vertical. Now add blood, powers, extra objectives, and no small amount of eye candy, and you've got Super Falling Fred. The sequel to the popular original, Super Falling Fred is a free download.

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The ultimate gross-out arcade high-scorer is here. The Master of Concussions is back for more. Come along Fred's latest and most vertical adventure yet – from sky-high to the fiery depths of the earth. Upgrade your character's skills, discover amazing power-ups and smash a new host of annoying characters.

Theme Park by EA

Android Police coverage: [New Game] EA's Theme Park Lets You Create The Happiest Virtual Place On Earth

You know what's more fun than going to an amusement park? Spending years of your life and millions of dollars of other people's money to build one! The latest game to work on this strange premise is Theme Park, by the evil jerks well-known publisher EA. Theme Park is free to play,  but you can use the in-app purchases to speed through the game. During the initial promo period you can get some "super tickets" for free as well. The US version is in the widget below - here's the international release.

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Build an amazing amusement park – for free. Create a rich fantasy world filled with playful attractions, toy-like interactions and goodie-filled shops. The best-selling Theme Park series is back. ** DOWNLOAD NOW TO GET 70 FREE SUPER TICKETS – LIMITED TIME ONLY. ** To redeem, tap the “Get More” button, then “Tap Here for Free Super Tickets” to visit the Offer Wall. Claim the offer at the top of the page and visit our Facebook page. Return to them game and 70 Super Tickets will be added to your balance. Enjoy.

Meganoid 2 FREE

Android Police coverage: [New Game] OrangePixel Releases Meganoid 2 For Android

Ah, the glory days of platform gaming, when things like saves, continues and thumbsticks were unheard of. Meganoid 2 brings back the nostalgia for games like Metroid and Castlevania... along with the soul-crushing difficulty therein. Levels are tiny, creating a fast-paced game that's perfect for playing on the go. The free version has ads (hooray! No in-app purchases!) while the paid version is distraction-free.

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Survive tombs, temples, traps, bats, snakes and much much more. The sequel to the much acclaimed Meganoid . * FREE version - comes with advertising, get premium version to get rid of the ads and support our work * Meganoid 2 continues the brutal platform gaming that all you guys loved in the first part. Again: this game is not easy. You will need to bring your best game skills to complete the short but hard levels. Meganoid gets most of it’s inspiration from 80s and 90s games, the pixel-art graphic style is on purpose.

Crazy Machines GoldenGears THD

Android Police coverage: Viva Media's Freemium Crazy Machines Golden Gears Hits The Play Store And Tegra Zone With Rube Goldberg Action

Can't get enough of that crazy physics/construction action, but you've already played through Rovio's Bad Piggies? Then give Crazy Machines Golden Gear a try... but only if you're running Nvidia under the hood. This construction game takes a new spin on Mouse Trap, tasking the player to build Goldberg machines to get the mouse through each stage instead.

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Experiment and build your wacky contraptions like never before. The award winning Crazy Machines is now available at the tap of your finger. Crazy Machines Golden Gears THD is available in English and German for all Android devices with enhanced graphics for NVIDIA Tegra 3 devices. In this "Rube Goldberg" style puzzle game, experiment and build your wacky contraptions with physics action like never before on the mobile platform. Dazzling visuals of explosives, fire, and true to life physics behavior when you put the experiment into motion.

Air Patriots

Android Police coverage: Amazon Publishes Its First Game For Android - Air Patriots, An Air Control-Tower Defense Mashup

It's surprising that Amazon has gotten into the game publishing... game, but what's even more surprising is that their first entry is available on the Google Play Store as a free download. Air Patriots is a cunning combination of tower defense and flight control, suitable for just about every casual gamer. Some initial compatibility issues seem to have been ironed out.

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Amazon Game Studios presents: Air Patriots. Air Patriots is a new kind of tower defense game with unique and novel game play, and "towers" that take flight. Free version includes 3 maps that are free in-game (12 levels). All additional maps (present and future.) can be purchased in the Map Pack for $1.99. In Air Patriots, you control a squadron of planes by drawing the paths they will follow to engage the enemy. Unlike normal tower defense games, in Air Patriots your weaponry is all mobile, allowing you to change up tactics on the fly and move your "towers" to where they're needed most.

M.U.S.E.

Third-person shooter? Check. Sci-fi storyline with a gruff protagonist? Check. Four-letter acronym for a title? Check. M.U.S.E. hits all the points of a modern high-production action shooter, for better or worse. It's also one of the first new games to take advantage of the MOGA controller.

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Arcade action and RPG-like leveling combine in the explosive shooter M.U.S.E. Play the shooter that rises above the competition with RPG-style character customization, high-octane cover shooting, destructible environments, and a fast-paced combo scoring system that rewards quick kills and chained destruction. You are Sid Tripp, badass agent for the government organization M.U.S.E. and the only thing standing between the cyborg army of the maniacal villain, Psychosis, and world domination.

 

CONTRACT KILLER 2 by Glu

Times are tough. It's hard to make ends meet. Some people cut down on meals out, some look for cheaper lodgings, and some gun people down in the street. It's a living. The sequel to the popular original, Contract Killer 2 has better graphics, more stages, and 150% more economically-motivated murder. Like all Glu games, it's free to play, but you'll have to pay to get the cool stuff.

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You are Jack Griffin, the ultimate Contract Killer. Experience an intense, international storyline combining long-range kill shots and close-range melee attacks. To survive in this line of work, you have to sneak your way in, shoot your way out. Use scopes and silencers to conduct long-range assassinations. Use cover and stealth to sneak up on your enemies and perform devastating melee attacks or just blast away. It’s your choice. Complete dozens of unique Challenges to earn titles, badges, and big rewards.

Speedway GP 2012

Regular race car drivers are wimps. Real men race with nothing but twin cylinders six inches beneath their privates. Such is the ethos of Moto GP and games like Speedway GP 2012. Race with real competitors, perform tricks, and adjust with casual or pro mode to fit your mood.

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FIM Speedway GP 2012: No brakes, no gear, no fear. Think you’ve got what it takes to become the 2012 FIM Speedway Grand Prix champion? The official FIM Speedway GP 2012 game builds upon the success of its predecessor, bringing fans and newcomers alike even more adrenalin-fuelled thrills and incredible realism, putting you right in the heart of the action. See the mud spray across your visor, hear the roar of the crowd and feel as if you’re really there with the most exhilarating motorcycle game you can get.

Downhill Xtreme

Longboards: they're not just for annoying guys in dreadlocks anymore. This SSX-inspired racer pits you against other alternative types, in exotic locales, on four squeaky wheels.

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Tear past the competition on a fierce ride to the finish line in the World’s first longboard racing game, Downhill Xtreme. From the creatives behind the Hockey Nations series and Football Kicks, Downhill Xtreme launches you through a whirlwind of exotic locations and sets you against all challengers and the clock in an adrenaline fueled race to the bottom. Speeding through tracks of volatile twists and turns, progress from amateur racer to professional longboarder by conquering new destinations and tougher races, collecting money and prizes along the way.

Ball-Hop Anniversary Edition

You know what, it's really hard to come up with clever things to say about all these games. I'm taking this one off. Ball-Hop is skee ball, just like grandpa used to play at the penny arcade. Roll the balls, get the points. There are some themed machines as well (with obligatory zombies). Get after it.

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#1 skee ball style game, Ball-Hop Anniversary Edition. FREE. The top Skee Ball style game on Android, FREE. Ball-Hop Anniversary Edition features:

• Enhanced High Definition 3D Graphics
• All new skeeball Style Tables, Balls, Themes, and Prizes to redeem
• Premium Themes (Zombie, Ninja) for the serious collector
• If you wish to remove ads, simply enter the SHOP and UPGRADE

Sector Strike by Clapfoot

Android Police review: Sector Strike Review: Beautiful, Predictable, Fun, And Tedious

There are quite a few side-scrolling shoot-em-ups available on Android, but most of them don't do justice to the classics of the genre like Sector Strike does. It's a tough, unforgiving bullet hell game with graphics that are more modern than retro. The game can get a little tedious (see our review above) but it's free to play, so there's no reason not to try it out.

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A futuristic shoot 'em up designed to challenge your reflexes and wits. Sector Strike combines the mechanics of old school shooters and the aesthetics of modern 3D games. Battle through relentless waves of AI drones in a campaign that will take you through 4 unique environments. Earn credits and upgrade your ship with new weapons, equipment, and abilities.

 

Off the Leash by Miniclip

Off the Leash has a surprisingly simple premise: you and your pack of dogs must escape the evil chief of police, who's put a ban on canines. (He must be related to the equally unreasonable bad guy from Footloose.) He's used everything from dogcatchers to robots to sharks to block your path. Get around them to be Scott free - slip up, and it's the big sleep.

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There’s a new Chief of Police in town, and he’s put a ban on dogs, ordering them all to be captured. It’s your task to outrun those pesky cops and evade capture, whilst trying to rescue as many of your doggy pals as you can. Along the way you’ll need to eat food, collect coins, complete missions, and do all you can to avoid capture. You’ll begin playing as a Golden Retriever, collecting coins as you go which can later be spent on various items in the store. Unlock new dogs, collect custom clothing, unleash super power-ups, and call on the mysterious Big Dog for help.

Pizza Boy

This game is not, repeat, not Super Mario World. Just ignore those bright sprite graphics and the (ahem) inspired on-screen controls. Pizza Boy is a totally unique, original platformer that just happens to topically resemble one of the most recognized franchises of all time. Nothing to see here.

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A retro-style platformer with lots of pizza, strawberries, chiptunes and cats. A thief has stolen the pizza present. Oh no. You are forced to chase it through levels filled with threats and dangers but to your advantage you can throw bottles of soda. Watch out for evil birds and furious dogs while you collect pizza slices and strawberries in a yummy mix. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for lost kittens on your way ahead. In miraculous surroundings Pizza Boy is a true retro game sensation.

Blosics HD

There's too much anger in this world of ours, and lately, it's all come from tiny birds. If you'd like some flingy physics action without the attitude, try Blosics. The object is to knock down the various edifices in each level with a wide variety of mighty morphin' power balls.

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Shoot at massive structures built from colored blocks and make them drop off the screen. It sounds simple at first but beware - the blocks are alive. They can talk and they have some serious tricks up their sleeves. Use all your power to get rid of them. Welcome to the vivid world of Blosics, filled with tons of exciting challenges.

Tinboy Joyride

Joyride, you say? Tinboy shouldn't be confused with Barry Steakfries of Jetpack Joyride - this game is more like Rayman Jungle Run. It is a pretty standard "running" title, but includes multiple side-scrolling platforming elements, not to mention an appealing watercolor pallet.

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TINBOY is the first robot designed to perform domestic duties by the Defcon Studio Corporation, he has escaped to the outer world. He usually does housework at the Studio with great precision and care. He also likes to clean dishes, cook, gardening and several other family projects... The only problem with him is his desire to run free into nature. He is even such a naturalist, that he only uses vegetable oil... His main power source are red ball-shaped containers which provide him the energy to travel around the world.

Fish Heroes

Man, the craft of making cube-like characters seems to be growing a lot these days. I wonder where they're mining the idea from. In any case, Fish Heroes brings a nautical twist to the popular block building genre, with some surprisingly good graphics for the simple premise.

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Below the ocean’s surface, a gang of vicious sharks is ready to attack you, but the Fish Heroes are prepared to save the day. Each Hero has its own unique ability. There's the tough-guy Piranha from South America's waters with accelerating powers, the inflating Puffer with sumo-style techniques, the inky and intoxicating Octopus and many more. These heroic fish accompany you through an undersea adventure to bring an end to the Shark Mafia. Easy and fun for the whole family to play, a simple swipe of the fingers sends the Fish Heroes soaring through the sea. Players can manipulate the gameplay to see around obstacles and develop the best strategy possible for advancing to the next level.

Hanger

If you've ever played a Spider-Man game, you'll be on familiar ground with Hanger. The popular web game has been translated to mobile, for gruesome physics fun on the go. Get your hero from perch to perch with a minimum of bodily harm.

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Swing your way through the levels. Don't lose too many body parts. Hanger - the flash game hit series with over 60 million plays is now available for Android. Use your rope to swing your way through each level. Try not to lose any limbs along the way.

Boomlings

Imagine Bejeweled... with explosions. That's the premise behind Boomlings, a puzzle game with a bit of black powder thrown in for fun. Games are generated randomly, so there's always something fresh to enjoy (and then blow up).

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Blast your way through endless levels of puzzle action. Can you handle the Boom? Can you handle The Boom? Boomlings is an addictive puzzle game with crazy characters, hand-drawn 2D animation, challenging gameplay, Online leaderboards, achievements, rewards, and much much more. Prepare for a unique puzzle matching experience like you've never seen before.

Kung Fu FIGHT!

More retro! I NEED MORE RETRO! If you crave 8-bit beat-em-ups like a fat guy craves Burger King, you can't go wrong with King Fu FIGHT. Atari graphics and even simpler controls means anybody can play. Old-school difficulty means not everyone can win.

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Fight the bad guys, save the girl - you know the drill. Relentless old-school action as your run, jump and fight your way through your quest of rescue and revenge.

• Non-stop action.
• Retro-styled, old school gameplay.
• Battle through varied environments against unique enemies.
• Multiple difficulty modes add challenge and replayability.

Hatchi Free

We've covered Hatchi before: it's a remake of the old Tamagotchi keychain games, complete with retro LCD graphics. Now there's a free demo that lets you grow your little monster to teenager size and no further. So it's basically every parent's nightmare.

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Hatchi is a retro-looking Android app sure to get the nostalgia burning for all those who cared for a virtual pet back in the 1990s when they were at the height of their popularity. Just as with the keychain-sized pets of the 90s, you can now feed, clean, play with and generally look after your pets to ensure they grow up to be healthy, happy little Hatchis. Your Hatchi monster will go through several stages of growth, and will evolve differently depending on the quality of care the player provides.

 

MegaRamp The Game

It's not Tony Hawk, but it might just be the next best thing. MegaRamp takes the big air sections of X Games events and shrinks them down, putting authentic alternative sports locations in for good measure. I don't know what's so different about a bunch of plywood playgrounds, but apparently it's a big deal. You'll need some powerful hardware to run it.... but only if it's from Sony (at least for now).

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MegaRamp: The Game brings you the insane adrenaline of Skateboarding and BMX riding on the world’s largest action sports superstructures. Travel the world, master new tricks, get new gear, and learn from the pros. Real MegaRamps, real locations, real pros, real tricks, all brought to life with intuitive touch screen controls that reward accuracy, quick thinking and creative combinations. Hundreds of challenges, achievements and trophies wait for you in MegaRamp: The Game.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

    family feud and friends SUCKS read all the reviews to find out why

  • http://profiles.google.com/endykun.siffredy Stephane Rivoire

    theme park not compatible with french phones...

    oh and some of the latest games reviews are messed up, video for another ect..
    good selection thou

  • bloodvayne

    It's pretty much

  • Andrew

    Am I the only person who instantly skips F2P games? When I see free games these days, unless it's ad-supported, I just skip it. I'm not interested in playing a gutted game which I'll (probably) have to pay an unknowable amount of money to finish.
    Even with the ones where paying isn't strictly necessary, I just hate the idea of F2P so much that I can't bring myself to play them. I'm perfectly happy to spend money on a game (bought Zombie Driver just yesterday, for example).

    • http://www.facebook.com/Sbaker1689 Seth Baker

      Same here, there are very few games that do f2p right and almost none of them are on android. The only remotely playable f2p game that i have played was lotro on pc, the rest of the f2p games i have played have all been trash that require you to pay out the ass to do anything.

      • jwtsonga

        major mayhem does it well though - other f2p games are crap

      • defred34

        Like the other guy says, Major Mayhem is a really good F2P (I like to call it freemium) game. Other good ones you should try are Megatroid, Heroes Call, Wind Up Knight. Thing is, I am always susceptible of an RPG or strategy game that is free, because IAPs are always always a necessity. For platformers though, things are better because I've come across some really good F2P platformers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sbaker1689 Seth Baker

    Couple great free games here that i didn't know about. But didn't army of darkness come out over a year ago? Or was that just the ios version?

  • jlschulz098

    35 good reasons I dont have games on my android devices

  • visitor

    Is it possible to embed the flash/youtube player in a spoiler/hidden tag? so that it only loads when the user wants to check out the demo...

    • visitor

      too many videos make my computer/browser crawl...

    • visitor

      Get flashblock for chrome/firefox

  • defred34

    Bad 2 weeks, really. NFS MW and Zombie Driver seem to have buckets of potential, but the former has serious performance issues and the latter some serious control issues. Actually, Royal Revolt is not too bad either. Beyond that, loads of crappy stuff. Only new game I plan to try out from here is Hangar.

  • GraveUypo

    AUTOMATICALLY START AT BOOT
    Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the tablet and allow the app to slow down the overall tablet by always running. Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    people develop a game which asks that permission should be put down violently. that's all i have to say. i would much rather pay 5 dollars than have a game bloat my phone all the time.

    • Glinkster

      You can turn off the feature, and I liked having it there while I used the app. Just because it can be abused, doesn't mean you should judge it so harshly.

      • GraveUypo

        that's not a feature, that's a way to push ads to your notification bar, gather data on you and bloat your phone constantly.
        and you can't just "turn it off". you need root and an app (or cyanogen) to revoke that permission. that's what i do, but heck i wish i didn't have to.

  • Matthew Fry

    Never have I seen such a hive of scum an villainy...

  • LeoM

    "Third person shooter? Check!"
    That's the hint I need to skip to the next game... same goes for FPSs on touch devices.

    • Aman Yajurvedi

      Seriously loathe FPS on touch. What the hell is that! Blyuck

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