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Last Updated: May 13th, 2013

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

Strategy & Tactics: WW II

Today's roundup is presented by Strategy & Tactics: WW II from HeroCraft. You could be forgiven for thinking that this turn-based strategy game looks a lot like Risk, but instead of Napoleonic struggles, the digital adaptation takes the battlefield to WWII-era Europe. Players will advance across Italy, France and Germany, using a variety of ground and air units to push back the enemy. You can duke it out in skirmishes, win the war in three campaigns, or get your multiplayer on in WiFi battles or local "hot potato" play on a single device.

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Relive the greatest battles of WWII in this grand strategy masterpiece. Take command of the Axis to conquer Europe - then command the armies of the USSR and Allies to retake it. In Strategy & Tactics: World War II, you battle impressive AI enemies in three campaigns with a classic turn-based battle system and serried ranks of historically-accurate troops. Fight your way through eighteen missions with an exiting storyline and charismatic characters across Europe, Asia and Africa, research new technologies to improve your troops and build industry, and lead your armies to victory.

★ 3 full campaigns with 18 historical missions
★ Play multiplayer across different smartphones and tablets
★ Realistic global strategy with historically-accurate maps
★ A wide array of game modes
★ Juggle military, economic and scientific development
★ Several hardcore scenarios and a endlessly replayable skirmish mode

Games

Into the Dead

Android Police coverage: [New Game] PIKPOK's 'Into The Dead' Throws You Into The Middle Of The Zombie Apocalypse, And It's Absolutely Terrifying

If you're looking for an original take on the endless runner, look no further. Into The Dead puts you in control of a survivor running through a zombie-filled landscape... in first person. You can't stop without becoming zombie chow, but you can use all kinds of weapons, including axes, shotguns and chainsaws. The incredibly creepy atmosphere (which reminds me of Silent Hill) is icing on the cake.

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In a world overrun with the Dead, you have survived but for how long? Into the Dead throws you into the gruesome world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Do what you have to in order to stay alive, keep moving as fast as you can, and protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, run.

Ninja Village

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Kairosoft's Ninja Village Available In English, Combines Fan-Favorite Formula With Feudal Japanese Aesthetics

Kairosoft + Ninjas. Need we say more? Fine, if you insist - Ninja Village combines the elements found in most of Kairosoft's previous games, namely city-building and RPG battles, plus Pokemon-style critter wrangling and a hint of real time strategy. The developer's brief foray into free-to-play seems to be over - this game has the same $5 price that you know and possibly love.

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Rewrite the history of feudal Japan with an army of the ultimate guerrilla warriors: ninjas. The shogun has fallen from power, plunging the land into chaos as feuding feudal lords scramble to take his place. But the shogun has an ace up his sleeve: you. As the head of a leading ninja clan, it's up to you to rally your followers and help unify Japan. As their fearless leader, you'll need to train your fellow ninjas in the ways of modern 16th-century warfare--including the use of those newfangled matchlock guns. Assign them to infantry, cavalry, and other units to form an army fit for a shogun.

 

Ravensword: Shadowlands

Android Police coverage: Ravensword Is An Open World Action RPG That Definitely Isn't Skyrim, Still Looks Pretty Awesome

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then The Elder Scrolls series is positively blushing. Ravensword is an open world fantasy RPG, and while it certainly isn't Skyrim, it's doing its best impression. The latest version adds better graphics, more weapons and enemies, and flying mounts for zipping around the landscape like Perseus. Also, dinosaurs. Because dinosaurs make everything better.

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Update 1.21 fixes issue on Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7, please download. From the award winning studio that brought you Ravensword: The Fallen King and Aralon: Sword and Shadow, comes RAVENSWORD: SHADOWLANDS. Ravensword brings unprecedented visuals to the role playing and adventure genre. Explore a vast and richly detailed world, gather powerful weapons, collect hundreds of items, increase your skills, and follow a deep storyline to solve the mysteries of the Kingdom of Tyreas.

Trial of the Clone

Android Police coverage: Zach Weiner's Trial Of The Clone Comes To The Play Store, Listen To Wil Wheaton Say Words Like 'Plasmaster'

Tin Man has made a reputation building games that combine the "Choose Your Own Adventure" narrative with tabletop RPG elements. Trial of the Clone might just be their biggest project yet, with a story written by Zach Weiner (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and narrated by Wil Wheaton (the kid from Star Trek: TNG that you've wanted to punch since 1987). The story is a satirical take on Star Wars - check the video in the link above for more information.

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You are a clone raised by the mysterious Silene Monks. Once the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, they have long since been superseded by modern technology. Now they spend most of their time hanging out and playing video games. But you are not like the rest of your clone brothers. You have been chosen for a special destiny. Make the right decisions and you'll complete your training, explore a universe full of adventure, and prove yourself a hero. Make the wrong decisions and you'll be dead. Really dead. Its hard to emphasise just how dead you will be. So here's a pre tip for you: try to make the right decisions.

Duck Retro Hunt

Android Police coverage: Here's Why You Need To Download Duck Retro Hunt Right Now: Do It

This faithful 3D/pixelated take on Duck Hunt includes three different play styles: simple (wussy) touch control, gyroscopic, and augmented reality. The gyroscope control seems to accurately emulate the authentic Duck Hunt experience, since it's just about as frustrating as the original NES lightgun. The standard game is a dollar, with a free demo version to boot.

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Augmented Reality meets 8-bits. Retro Spirit with Cutting Edge Technology. Be prepared to hunt ducks everywhere: in your home, on the bus, at work or even lying on your sofa. Thanks to the latest technology we bring you this unique gameplay.

- Augmented Reality: play using the real world as your scenery with the virtual content seamlessly blended with it.
- 3 controls for suiting your game playing style: touch, gyroscopes or augmented reality.
- Global Leaderboards: share and compare your best score with other players across several platforms.

Catapult King

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Chillingo And Wicked Witch Launch Catapult King Into Google Play

You know what a game like Angry Birds needs? Crosshairs. This 3D take on the catapult physics genre takes the idea of the valiant knight rescuing a captured princess, loads it into a giant slingshot, and fires it at castles until they explode. The standard difficulty curve and power-ups are here, as well as some lovely (and hilarious) visuals.

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Take down forts, castles and even a fire-breathing dragon in Catapult King—the King of castle crushers. Rescue the Princess and defeat the enemy in this beautiful, 3D fantasy adventure. Princesses are constantly getting themselves kidnapped by dragons and this one is no different. Now it's up to you to get her back using your arsenal of cannonballs and power-ups. The Nasty Knights are helping the Dragon keep the Princess captive. Teach them a lesson in 96 fun and challenging Levels.

PAC-MAN +Tournaments

Android Police coverage: [New Game] NAMCO Brings PAC-MAN + Tournaments To Android For Free

It's Pac-Man. It's got multiplayer. There are tournaments. And it's free. What more could you possibly want... besides a joystick?

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PAC-MAN is now FREE to play. In addition to a faithful reproduction of the arcade classic, this app includes a brand new Tournament mode featuring constantly updated mazes, performance based score multipliers, 10x as many Bonus Items as Classic PAC-MAN, and more.

FRONTLINE COMMANDO: D-DAY

Android Police coverage: Glu Mobile's Frontline Commando: D-Day Arrives On Android's Shores For Free (With The Usual Catch)

Ah, World War II. When Uncle Sam choked Hitler to death with one hand and punched Satan in the balls with the other. (Also, the USSR, Britain, Canada, Australia, Greece, Norway, and a few others were there in the background.) Glu Mobile has taken the Medal of Honor approach, crafting an over-the-shoulder shooter that manages to make one of the most bleak, bloody battles in history into a cartoonish blast-fest. With copious in-app purchases.

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Lead the charge on D-Day as the tip of the spear in the largest Allied invasion of WW2. Defeat the occupation forces and take back France; storm the beaches, clear the trenches and liberate towns as you battle through the countryside of Normandy. Experience the ultimate 3rd person shooter with stunning console quality visuals, precise controls, advanced physics, destructible environments and full voiceovers. Jump into the heat of battle and push your device to the limit.

Ragnarok Valkyrie Uprising

Android Police coverage: Ragnarok Valkyrie Uprising Brings Addictive Anime-Style MMO Fun To Android

Ragnarok Online is one of the biggest MMO games out there - though you might not know it, since most of its subscribers hail from South Korea. Valkyrie Uprising is a mobile MMO set loosely in the same universe, which is Norse mythology (with Korean manga sensibilities). Ragnarok wasn't a graphically intensive game to begin with, so the mobile game looks even better than the original, though it may be a bit toned-down in complexity.

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1000 years ago... After an exhausting 100 year war with the Demons, the humans of Mid-gart forged a fragile truce with the scourge of the Underworld 40 years ago... Valkyrie Randgris threatened the human world using a powerful item stolen from the Underworld, the Cursed stone. Monica from the Celestial Land of Valhalla, defeated Randgris and was able to seal her away, never to be seen again. Today... A mysterious women has broken the seal, but in the process disappeared.

Reign of Amira™: TLK

Android Police coverage: Qualcomm Releases 'Reign Of Amira: The Lost Kingdom' To Show Off The Power Of Snapdragon 600 Processors

Have you got a fancy new phone or tablet with a Snapdragon 600 processor? Probably not, but when and if you get one, you'll have the privilege of playing Reign of Amira. This otherwise bland top-down action RPG boasts some impressive graphics, episodic gameplay, and the requisite looting of the genre. Simple three-button controls should help you get into the action.

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The Reign of Amira has begun as she fights the ultimate battle to save her lost kingdom from being overtaken by hordes of vicious enemies. Use ancient artifacts known as the magical crests to destroy everyone that gets in your way.

  • Stunning graphics and effects
  • Fast-action and Episodic gameplay
  • Richly detailed environments
  • Unlock weapons, armor, and devastating special attacks by playing the chapter over

Magicka

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Desktop Favorite Magicka Comes To Android, Plays Nice With iOS (But Not With Smartphones)

Translating a much-loved desktop game to mobile is impressive. You know what's even more impressive? Getting multiplayer to work across Android and iOS. Paradox has managed both with Magicka, adopting a control scheme from Battleheart but keeping a distinct element combination for spell casting. Loot and weapons drop with consistency, and the mobile version keeps the humor of the original. Unfortunately, the game only works on tablets, but not on the Nexus 7. Boo.

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Magicka - Wizards of the Square Tablet: Now you can accidentally set your friends on fire from anywhere. From the publisher that brought you Magicka, it’s more Magicka. Featuring the innovative and dynamic spellcasting system from the critically acclaimed PC hit, Wizards of the Square Tablet brings to your Android those lovable robed rascals from the popular RPG spoof. Now you can bring them with you wherever you go, in a brand new campaign set before the original tale of Magicka.

Crumble Zone

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Crumble Zone - A Beautiful, Colorful, Space Shooting, Alien Loving, Game - Arrives On Android

Crumble Zone plays a lot like Missile Command with a 360-degree twist. On top of that, the graphics are downright gorgeous, while still being sprite-based, so most active Android hardware should be able to run it. The story revolves around a tiny alien defending his planet from a ton of meteors intent on cratering the surface. Multiplayer, which is laid out in a sort of Pong/Breakout fashion, is interesting as well.

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Crumble Zone is an action-packed arcade game about a little, green alien who works hard just to fight for his tiny planet. The thing is to shoot down asteroids while rotating around a planet to get the highest score possible. Crash comets. Blow up meteoroids. Shatter and smash menacing asteroids with powerful weapons. Use a tremendous wave of explosions. Hurl missiles until nothing remains. Save the planet for as long as you can. Earn diamonds and precious gems to unlock special weapons.

PUK

Android Police coverage: PUK Is A Fast-Paced Action Puzzle Game That-Wait, Holy Crap, What's Happening?!

This game is simple. Shoot a disc towards the other discs to clear them off the screen. Then shake it to move again. Or send another puck to finish the puzzle. Then scream, cry, rage, and let loose the dogs of war. Seriously, PUK combines simplicity, addiction, and difficulty in a way that will make the most docile gamer shout with fury.

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PUK is a fast paced pure action puzzler requiring skill dexterity, nerve and endurance. Pull back and ping to obliterate portals in 1000 unique, quick-fire levels that are endlessly generated and different every time. Aim straight, aim fast, clear the screen and prepare for the next. Complete as many screens as you can in a single run; challenge your friends and use integrated game center scores to keep an eye on who's currently on top. Forget everything you've played this year, you won't be able to put PUK down. Clear a space on your home screen.

EPOCH

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Uppercut Games' New Shooter, EPOCH, Shows Why Killer Robots Never Go Out Of Style

Imagine the reactive battling of Infinity Blade combined with cover-based shooter elements and a robot-filled apocalypse. That's pretty much what you'll find in EPOCH, an ambitious Unreal-powered game starring a lovable killing machine. Graphics look fantastic (if your hardware is good enough to show them), and the gameplay is frantic. Your robot avatar zips around the landscape like a diesel-powered ninja, going through ten stages and a bit of story for the fun of it.

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Follow the echoes of a lost civilization in a visually-stunning post-apocalyptic world where only robots survive to fight a never-ending war. Fight towards your goal and piece together the fragments to reveal exactly what happened when the old world ended. Is this the dawn of a new Epoch? And how can you find the one person you were originally assigned to protect? Control your character with intuitive finger swipes. Make split-second tactical decisions, take cover, select targets, dodge incoming fire, utilize special abilities, and launch countermeasures.

Abalone Free

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Award-Winning Board Game Abalone Now Has An Official Android Version

A mix of Go and Chinese Checkers, Abalone has been steadily gaining traction in the board game world for the past two decades. The officially-licensed version for mobile is more than just a faithful adaptation - it's a looker, too. There's an incredibly variable level of difficulty, and multiplayer will let you play locally with an opponent. Got a set of house rules? There's an editor to accommodate you personal tastes.

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With 6 million units sold over the world, Abalone lands on Android in an official version. This board game takes only a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Think, weigh your options and play. Are you up for the challenge? Be the first to push six of your opponent's marbles off the edge of the board to win. Move one, two or three of your marbles with an in-line or broadside move: if your line has more marbles than your opponent, you can push his or her marbles off the edge of the board.

Badayer Racing

Dune buggy racing has never really caught on in the States - we prefer our racing fast, loud, and in a single, incredibly monotonous circle. But if you don't mid getting a little dirty, Badayer Racing provides solid 3D graphics, online multiplayer, and some outlandish car designs. Surprisingly, it's also got a pretty good user interface to tide you over until the action starts.

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Just when you thought there can't be any awesome off-road racing game, we bring you BADAYER RACING... Drive your own custom made cars. Play the toughest off-road racing game on your device, where boost is your only friend. Bring your mad skills to the game and get beaten before you learn how to beat the game. The name of the game is Boost Boost Boost... The only game that won't give up but gets tougher as you get better. Easy wont be easy anymore... Race against other AI drivers and speed away in different tracks.

ONLINE RPG AVABEL

This game isn't World of Warcraft, and it isn't Final Fantasy, but it's doing its best to be both at the same time. Avabel uses the real time action-RPG combat system of most online role-playing games and the eastern styling of the console greats - for better or worse. For a mobile MMO, it's incredibly ambitious... perhaps a little too ambitious, since the Play Store reviews cite server instability as a big problem. But according to the description, the developers are continually working out the kinks.

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Play AVABEL ONLINE, an exhilarating MMORPG adventure with the best in smartphone graphics. You can enjoy the games exhilarating features, such as smooth combo strikes, sequential attacks with jump action, etc. With the BETA Test version, a max of 100 players can fight each other in real time (PvP: Player vs Player), or enjoy action battles that occur in the vast fields of the towers 12 Floors. Going beyond the boundaries of OS, with users from multiple platforms playing together in the same world.

JellyCar 3

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Disney Releases Jelly Car 3 For Android, More Squishy Goodness Than Ever

The Jelly Car series is a bit off the wall, but it's earned its share of fans. The third entry limits itself somewhat, since it's only available in the United States, and even then, only on Nvidia Tegra hardware. For those with the privilege of buying the $1 game, there are more physics-based stages that mix puzzles with racing, and a new ghost mode that lets you go head to virtual head with the global leaderboards.

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JellyCar3 is a driving/platforming game that’s all about driving a squishy car through squishy worlds, trying to reach the exit. JellyCar3 features soft body physics for all of the objects in the world. Also your car can transform for a limited time to aid progression through the level. JellyCar 3 includes 50 themed levels designed to maximize your squishy gameplay. With platforms and objects that move, rotate, and trigger special effects, each level is a new adventure. Race to the stop sign, and keep an eye out for secret exits.

NightSky HD

The indie-rific "dark silhouette" style is getting a bit overdone, but NightSky deserves a look thanks to an impressive mix of physics and platforming. Each level comes with its own vehicle, which you'll have to navigate through the shifting, monochromatic landscape. If the "chill" style of music is your thing, you'll find a lot to like in the game's audio as well. NightSky was previously available in the Humble Bundle for Android 4.

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NightSky is the critically acclaimed and award-winning physics-based puzzle game--now on Google Play! With varied and beautiful worlds, each is broken into different areas. Use intuitive touch controls to maneuver a mysterious crystal sphere and unlock the mystery. There are no enemies, no bosses and no violence in NightSky. Combining black silhouettes with vibrant colors and beautiful artwork, NightSky will capture your imagination instantly. Roll through picturesque worlds, each with its own atmosphere, environment and personality. Discover its secrets.

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Order & Chaos Duels

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Order & Chaos Duels From Gameloft Is Another Trading Card Game, But Very Pretty

Order and Chaos is Gameloft's home-grown fantasy franchise, and while it's about as generic as the rest of their titles, it's serviceable enough. The new Duels entry in the series is in no way whatsoever inspired by famous card game Magic: The Gathering. (You know, the one with a PC version of the game. That's also called Duels. Ahem.)

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Rediscover the Order & Chaos universe in this FREE collectible trading cards game (TCG) that lets you battle with evil forces in many adventures or fight against real players for leaderboard supremacy. The ancient demonic spirit Velik and his Corruption have returned to use the world as their twisted, wicked playground once again. Create your great hero, the Cards Dueler, and embody the world’s only hope.

Frederic Resurrection of Music

If Robert Preston's Music Man lived in a postmodern dystopia and starred in a Guitar Hero-style music game, it might look something like Frederic Resurrection of Music. This decidedly quirky take on the "notes fly at you" genre follows an anime story that may or may not appeal to you. Check the video below to make your decision - but for a single buck, it's not as if you're risking too much.

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Accompany Chopin in his amazing journey full of humorous events. Battle your opponents in musical duels. Laugh till your stomach hurts with an hour of animated comic. Play through nine catchy arrangements of Chopin's greatest classics. Practice your skills until perfection.

Wilton's Mystery

Most of the adventure (read: point-and-click narrative) games on Android are two-dimensional, which you can take as a cheery homage to the genre's humble beginnings or a begrudging compromise to low budgets and underpowered hardware. This one not only takes place in the real-life locale of Wilton's Music Hall in London, but three dimensions as well. The Nancy Drew-style mystery is a hook to get you to visit the real theater theatre.

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A fantastical app to help you discover Wilton's Music Hall in the East End of London - the last surviving Grand Music Hall in the world. Crack codes, find clues and make magic to piece together John Wilton's diary and find the truth behind the mystery.
Lost and forgotten for over 50 years unlock the secrets to this hidden gem, maybe one day you will be able to visit and see for yourself.

Sci-Fi Heroes

If Battleheart and its innumerable clones are a bit too Dungeons and Dragons for you, then take a gander at Sci-Fi Heroes. This one takes its inspiration from the likes of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica, and wears it on the sleeve of its ion-powered space armor. The humor is the kind of thing you might be used to seeing in the io9 comment section. Beware the dreaded IAP - in the silence of space, no one can hear you pay.

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Far in the FUTURE or the PAST it doesn’t really matter. The point is play as SPACE MARINES, TECHNOMANCERS, SENTIENT ROBOT BEINGS and MORE in SCI-FI HEROES. Face INSURMOUNTABLE odds and take control of these brave SCI-FI UNDERDOGS to help restore peace and KICK some serious evil Space Horde BUTT.

Recess Riot

If you loved the retro style of Super Mega Worm, you'll probably get a kick out of this playground-themed game from Deceased Pixel. Recess Riot includes three simple mini-games: jump rope, dodgeball, and soccer juggling, with incredibly tight controls based on everyone's favorite rectangular control pad. Your characters get a ton of skins inspired by 1980s gaming classics.

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From the creators of the cult hit game Super Mega Worm, comes a new and fresh arcade game. Recess Riot is an unique and challenging Action/Arcade game comprised of multiple game modes. Jump: This mode is a timing based jump rope game with a twist. Ropers will change rope speed and patterns. Ropers will also shift left and right to keep the players on their toes. Advance stages will require players to jump rope and dodge incoming objects simultaneously. Dodge: This mode is a refreshing action game where you dodge dangerous objects while smashing away incoming dodge balls, basketballs, footballs, and more. Juggle: In this mode you juggle a soccer ball for as long as you can while dodging and smashing incoming objects.

EMERGENCY

Android Police coverage: [New Game] EMERGENCY Released For Android: Now You Can Fight Terrorists And Meteors From The Comfort Of Your Own Smartphone

Imagine if you played Sim City, not as the God-Mayor looking down on your subjects from the clouds, but as a demigod/middle manager who only controlled the emergency services. Aside from being neurotically overworked, you'd have to fend off the fires, meteors, alien invasions, et cetera that periodically plague the fair city of INSERT_NAME_HERE. Emergency is single-player only, but online leaderboards are included.

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The #1 Hit EMERGENCY now available for Android. Command fire brigades, rescue services and police forces in a rescue strategy game with realistic HD graphics. Fight against fires, save lives and eliminate terrorists - in 13 elaborate missions. Have you got the makings of a head of operations?

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- 13 disaster scenarios (plane crash, train accident, meteor impact and many more)
- 18 units (water tender, turntable ladder vehicle, rescue helicopter and many more)
- Realistic and detailed HD graphics
- Gameplay optimized for the touchscreen

Roaming Fortress

Your civilization has been wiped out by goblins. But a new discovery has enabled a little conquering of your own: a giant lizard that likes nothing better than walking around with a castle on its back. The customization of Roaming Fortress is impressive: weapons and armor are visible on the city on the back of a giant critter, giving each level a unique twist. The game is free, but expansions can be had via in-app purchases.

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Many years have passed since their mighty fortresses fell and the Manatalopian Knights were forced from their lands. Brutalized by the merciless Goblin Horde, the Knights searched for hope in the borderlands of their fallen kingdom. Domesticating a herd of wild Burdenbeasts, the Knights realized they may have found the secret to reclaiming the lost Kingdom of Manatalopia. The time has come for you to command your own Roaming Fortress and bring the fight to the enemy.

Undroid

Humanity is screwed, but thanks to the superior hacking skills of Jeff Goldblum, we've taken control of a single alien android. On a ship filled with thousands of them. You know how this goes, right? Undroid eschews the more conventional dual-stick controls of other top-down shooters in favor of the gyroscope, but you can disable them if you'd rather rely on your thumbs. The game require the free Ministro library (found here) to run.

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The first droid attack came without warning. Tens of thousands lost their lives defending earth against the invading force. Now, a droid transporter is on its way to deliver the second attack wave but this time we are prepared. Our long range communications group has hacked into their ship computer and taken control of one droid. You have been chosen to control that droid. You must weaken the enemy before they arrive on earth by using the droid to inflict maximum damage on the attacking droid army. You have seven days before they reach Earth.

Super Daddio 2

No points for guessing the inspiration for this one. But unlike a lot of the other tongue-in-cheek Mario clones out there, Super Daddio includes controls for the Xperia Play (remember that one?) and a jetpack. Because... well, jetpacks. Why not?

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Fun run and jump 2D platformer. Help Daddio save his girlfriend. Defeat enemies by stomping on them or throwing weapons at them. Battle big bosses in this exciting side scrolling action packed game. Power-up with a jetpack and fly high into the sky and come down and stomp more bad guys.

Get the Egg: Foosball (free)

Foosball with chickens and penguins. Huh. The single-player game is free, but to face off against human opponents, you'll need to shell out for an IAP.

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As it seems not all penguins are nice and come from Madagascar. Some of them live at a certain farm and their favorite thing to do is playing tricks on their distant cousins the chickens. However, just as them, their opponents aren't typical domestic birds and won’t bury their heads in the sand. After another prank, in which the penguins stole the golden egg of the chickens, a confrontation cannot be avoided. Both teams meet on the packed earth (but not only) of the football ground to decide once and for all who the Top birds are, and who has to start looking for a new hen-house

SPiN WARS Lite

This one's decidedly simple, but it needs to be, since it's designed four up to four people to play on one tablet. Move your finger around in your quadrant of the screen, and your little avatar will shoot adorable fireballs at your friends. Different one-finger gestures and combinations will get you different special moves.

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We developed SPiN WARS originally as a fun-project-prototype. Since then the game was brought out at all Brightside Games parties or game nights. We had so much fun with our SPiN WARS tournaments that we decided it's about time to release this little gem to the public. We don't think it's easy to market a local multiplayer only game, but we just want everyone out there to be able to enjoy it as much as we do. So gather your friends around your device and have fun.

Chopper Mike

Piloting a helicopter in real life is hard. Piloting one in video games is... well, it's also hard, but usually there's a way to make it fun. Chopper Mike takes the simplified approach, reducing the environment down to as simple as possible. With just under 50 levels and a handful of helicopters to choose from, you'll be a whirligig expert in no time.

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Chopper Mike is a charming, fast-paced, arcade helicopter time trial game featuring super smooth graphics and amazing controls. Fly through 3 difficulty modes and 48 levels, picking up gems, avoiding collisions, and landing as quickly as you can. Skillful play will be rewarded with mysterious bonus aircraft. Complete the levels, beat the target times, then replay to beat your best times.

WTF Game(s) Of The Week

Apocalypse Pluto

"Prepare Uranus - Pluto is Coming!" declares one screenshot. That's just about all you need to know about this one. Pluto is tired of scientists flip-flopping on its planetary status, and wants some well-earned revenge.

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Guide Pluto through the solar system as he takes revenge on the planets. Avoid incoming enemies like Iron Rocks and Ice Meteors, while collecting Space Diamond to increase your score. Bash your way through to the sun and earn a place in galactic history. One day, all the planets got together and decreed that Pluto was too immature and silly to be considered a planet. He was thrown out of the Planet Club Society and sent to the Kuiper Belt with all the other silly asteroids. Enraged, Pluto decided that if they're going to treat him like an asteroid, then maybe he should act like one.

If Pluto can't be a planet, then no one can.

Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: [email protected].

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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.
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