- Featured App
- Ice Rage by Herocraft
- Scribblenauts Remix
- Cut The Rope: Time Travel
- Nimble Quest
- After Burner Climax
- Dungeon Hunter 4
- Worms 2: Armageddon
- CSR Racing
- Mega Run - Redford's Adventure
- They Need To Be Fed 2
- Hills of Glory 3D by AMA
- Tiny Legends: Heroes by Triniti Interactive
- Luke at the Stars
- Anger of Stick 3 by Miniclip
- Corn Quest by NAMCO
- Hazard Rush
- AlterEgo: DreamWalker
- Reiner Knizia Tigris&Euphrates
- Relativity Wars
- Battle Orb Beta
- Anthill Lite
- Banonkey Town: Episode 1
- Batman: Arkham City Lockdown
- AR-K Chapter 1
- WTF Game(s) Of The Week
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This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon.
Ice Rage by Herocraft
Today's roundup is presented by Ice Rage from HeroCraft. Somewhere between air hockey and foosball lies Ice Rage, a hockey-themed casual game with the publisher's typically high production standards. Face off against the computer in single-player mode to beat bosses (including the Enviro-Bear) and recruit players to your team, or go one-on-one with a buddy in single-device multiplayer. And best of all, these pint-sized players will never be on the wrong side of a lockout.
Ice Rage brings ice hockey into the 21st century, whilst paying tribute to 1984’s Hat Trick. Players face off across a ice rink, in a hockey duel – one player and one keeper one each side. Play is rapid and rough, with players spending as much time eating the ice as on their feet. There are three different single player modes (Tournament, Quick Match and Deathmatch) and a single-device multiplayer. There are also tons of unique characters to choose from such as lightning fast Antero or heavy-hitting Enviro-Bear. Team them up with crazy goalies like Santa and you’re sure to get the upper hand. Superb animation and charismatic characters make this a game you won’t forget in a hurry. We dare you to take on the championship or challenge your friend in the most intense single-device multiplayer you've ever experienced.
- Music and sound FX from the audio designer of Alan Wake & Max Payne.
- Single-device multiplayer for 2 people
- Awesome 3D graphics
- Tournament mode: Can you defeat the legendary Skar?
- Over 2 million players can’t be wrong.
- The best single-player Hockey game around.
Scribblenauts is a franchise that almost seems made for smartphones and tablets, and too long has it disgraced the Play Store with its absence. Of course, it's still not actually there - Scribblenauts will be an Amazon Appstore exclusive for another month or two. But the game is so stunningly original it might be worth the hassle: use the incredible object creation engine to solve the puzzle stages. Seriously, you can create almost anything - and most of the fun comes from pushing the boundaries of the possible within the game. Remix includes all the stages from both Nintendo DS games, plus some extras just for mobile.
THINK IT! CREATE IT! SOLVE IT! The award-winning, best-selling video game is now available for Android devices. Help Maxwell acquire the Starite by creating any object, bringing it to life and using it to solve each challenge. Let your imagination run wild in this groundbreaking puzzle game. Summon to life a ‘colossal, winged car’ or a ‘shy, frost-breathing, robotic hippopotamus’! If you can think it, you can create it. It’s the perfect game for the casual player looking for fun and extensive replay with unlimited solutions and different outcomes. Or, the Scribblenauts fan wanting the complete Maxwell experience.
Cut The Rope: Time Travel
Android Police coverage: Cut The Rope: Time Travel Now On The Play Store, Available In Free And HD Flavors
The latest in the amazingly popular Cut The Rope series goes Back To The Future on us, with the adorable... thing jumping through a time portal at the start of the game. Time warps, slo mo, teleports, and other sci-fi physics-based shenanigans have been added to your toolbox to help get that stubborn piece of candy in both tiny monsters' gaping maws. The standard game is free, with an HD version costing just one dollar.
Join Om Nom as he travels back in time to feed his ancestors with candy. Cut the Rope: Time Travel is a completely new adventure filled with time-traveling, candy-crunching, physics-based action! With two cute monsters to feed in each level, Cut the Rope: Time Travel is twice the fun but familiar to play. If you like Cut the Rope, you’ll love Cut the Rope: Time Travel! There’s no time to waste! Visit six exciting locations including the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, a Pirate Ship, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Stone Age. Om Nom’s ancestors are waiting – and they’re getting really hungry for candy!
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Revive Your Latent Snake Obsession With Nimble Quest
What do you get if you mix Snake (the ancient game popularized by hundreds of millions of 90s-era Nokia phones) and rouguelike RPGs? Something similar to Nimble Quest. Your snake is made up of various heroes, and you level them up as you run through castles and dungeons. Swipe-based controls keep the learning curve down, and multiplayer options let you form teams of heroes.
From the creators of Tiny Tower, Sky Burger and Pocket Planes comes Nimble Quest. Lead a conga line of heroes to glory against hordes of enemies across an endless number of stages. How many enemies can you defeat? Swipe to steer your unstoppable (seriously, you can’t stop) party as they cut a path of destruction through levels filled with different enemies and power-ups. Unlock and level up heroes to increase the size of your party and make them more powerful. Can your party make it from the tranquility of the Forest to the fire and brimstone of the Depths?
After Burner Climax
Arcade aficionados may have fond memories of After Burner, Sega's not-really-a-flight-sim jet action game. The last entry in the series was After Burner Climax, released to the arcade in 2006, and it has just about the right level of intensity for high-end Android hardware. The game plays a lot like the old Space Harrier (another Sega arcade classic), with multiple jets, weapons and upgrades. You'll need a powerful device to keep up with the supersonic graphics.
Take to the skies and experience blazing speeds in the World’s fastest fighter jets. After Burner Climax is fast and frantic arcade-style action, putting you in the cockpit of the world’s fastest fighter plane. Dodge planes, rockets and bullets while trying to target multiple on-screen enemy aircraft. Built for all skill levels, everyone will be able to take to the air and blaze through a branching storyline of over 20 stages. Unlock achievements along the way to activate exclusive power ups using your experience and expertise.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] The Makers Of Reckless Racing Do Their Best Wipeout Impression With Repulze
Hovercraft racers, in the vein of F-Zero and Wipeout, seem to be the flavor of the month for high-end Android games. PixelBite has a good track record of mobile racers, with both Reckless Racing and Reckless Getaway under their belt, but Repulze is their most ambitious project thus far. Gameplay is like Mario Kart at the speed of sound, with multiple vehicles, weapons, powerups, a nice variety of tracks, and Xperia Play controls. Unfortunately, there's no multiplayer option.
Get ready for the futuristic adrenaline rush from the developers of Reckless Racing. This action racer puts you in the seat of experimental Repulze hovercraft working as a test pilot for the Man. Well, the Synthetic Man is more accurate. The Synthetics run the corporations. The corporations run the world. You are way down the food chain getting pushed around to complete their “scientific” challenges. But you’ll show ‘em.
Dungeon Hunter 4
Android Police coverage: Gameloft Releases Dungeon Hunter 4 On The Play Store (Yep, It's Still A Free-To-Play)
Look at that dude! His swords have swords! Though Dungeon Hunter 4 takes its aesthetic from more modern fantasy games, the mechanics are pure dungeon crawler, with the requisite monsters, loot, and top-down perspective. It's a lot like Diablo, complete with online co-op, but there's also a player-versus-player arena. On the other sword, the free-to-play nature means that versus matches could quickly devolve into pay-to-win.
Venture forth into the most immersive, accomplished, and addictive chapter of the acclaimed action RPG saga. The Demons, a race thought to have been extinguished eons ago, have returned. You awaken from what seemed like a nightmare to find your kingdom, Valenthia, decimated. Unharmed from the battle, you are mysteriously gifted with tremendous new power and skills. You could be your people’s only remaining hope.
Worms 2: Armageddon
Android Police coverage: Worms 2: Armageddon Expands Launch On Play Store To Most Countries
The last time Worms showed up on Android, they made a pretty poor show of it - another mediocre experience laid at the crowded feet of EA. The original developers are now at the helm to bring this XBLA title to Android, complete with the familiar kooky, ballistic gameplay of the long-running series. Extra game types and a customized battle option help flesh out things, but online multiplayer is the real jewel in this crown.
Grab your grenades and prepare for battle, as the worms are back, bigger and better than ever in Worms™ 2: Armageddon. The best-selling turn-based-strategy blast-a-thon is now available on Android, with new weapons, brand new customisation options and of course, more explosions.
• Authentic Worms™ gameplay with cartoon-style visuals, comical audio and a refined control system using the innovative touch screen user interface
• New to Worms? Make sure to check out the Practice mode, where you can try out weapons against A.I. dummy worms
• 30 Single Player missions across 5 new themes including Manhattan, Medieval, Sports, Construction and Cheese
• Body Count Mode, take on endless waves of increasingly tough enemy worms
• Take on players from around the world with online Wi-Fi multiplayer action for 2 players
• Pass-and-Play with hotseat local multiplayer action for 2-4 players
Racing games have always had a flair for the dramatic when it comes to graphics, and from what we can see, CSR holds the current title for Android. Gorgeous recreations of real supercars from Mini to McLaren are present, along with customized gear and a city-based tournament mode. Unfortunately, the devs are following EA's lead and making the game freemium.
Race your dream car in the ultimate test: a drag race along deserted city streets. CSR Racing combines stunning, high-fidelity graphics with addictive gameplay to create a new type of racing experience. Upgrade your Audi R8, BMW M3 or Chevy Corvette with turbos, nitrous injection and aerodynamic tweaks to beat tougher and tougher opponents. And when you’re ready, it’s time to challenge the crews that rule the city. Featuring a breakthrough in graphics fidelity, CSR Racing smashes the barriers between consoles and your Android device. Stunning detail and next-gen lighting combine to beat any 1080p console racing game on the market.
Mega Run - Redford's Adventure
Android Police coverage: [New Game] You Have Mega Jumped, Now Is The Time To Mega Run
Platform games of the 16-bit era have given way to running games as the de facto standard for mobile. Mega Run (from the makers of the popular Mega Jump) takes the best of the old, that being bright, colorful graphics and tight controls, and adds elements from the endless runner. The result is a bite-sized gaming experience that's addictive in the best ways. 80 stages and hundreds of collectibles (think Mario stars) means you'll get plenty of replay out of it as well.
Redford’s brother and sister have been kidnapped by a mysterious monster and taken far away. Join Redford on an amazing adventure across multiple worlds and dozens of challenging stages. Find Redford’s lost family and discover new worlds to explore by following the trail of stolen coins and Forest Gems. Mega Run - Redford’s Adventure is an epic platform game complete with an incredible cast of characters, fantastical landscapes to explore, and stacks of explosive powerups.
They Need To Be Fed 2
The original They Need To Be Fed was a unique 2D platformer, with the hook of gravity-based planetoids making up most of the play surface. Think Super Mario Galaxy in 2D. Part 2 adds more varied stages, but the same basic gameplay: 50 levels, 100 collectable diamonds and an "epic mode" add a considerable amount of content. Don't miss the new physics-based plant modifiers. (Oh, and you still get eaten by a venus fly trap at the end of each level. Naturally.)
The sequel to the popular They Need To Be Fed is finally here. Run and jump in this 360 degree gravity platformer. Gravity in all directions means you can never fall off, but that's not to say the game is easy. This is the sequel to the original They Need To Be Fed, which received much acclaim. They Need To Be Fed 2 is bigger, better, full of new surprises but also "more of the same". Epic Mode will be unlocked once you complete Classic, and lets you play the game all over again but in a completely different way. Levels are upside down, full of explosions, without checkpoints(.), and new things to collect. It is accompanied by a new track from Jake Almond that is utterly epic.
Hills of Glory 3D by AMA
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Hills Of Glory 3D Lands On The Shores Of Android, Takes The Fight To Your Device
It's been said that only the dead have seen the end of war. That may be true, but since the entire population of the planet is digitally killed every week in Modern Warfare, we humans seem to be stuck on it. Hills of Glory 3D lets you relive the last good war in reverse tower defense style (that is, you control the ground units and shoot at the towers). The game has been given a visual makeover, with locales all over 1940s Europe to satiate your historical thirst.
Lose yourself in Hills of Glory 3D, a WW2 reverse tower defense game with stunning 3D graphics. In this war game, defend your bunker against hordes of enemies with the military arsenal at your disposal. Rifle, mortar, flamethrower, air strikes don’t hold back. Bring out the Rambo inside you to survive through 21 missions or the Endless mode. Step into the shoes of a military strategist: analyze the battlefield and destroy tactical points to block your enemies’ path.
Tiny Legends: Heroes by Triniti Interactive
Android Police coverage: [New Game] The Makers Of Call Of Mini Try Their Hands At Dungeon Crawling With Tiny Legends: Heroes
Triniti has a hit with their Call of Mini collection, a series of games that feature tiny, cutesy characters doing grown-up things (like shooting zombies in the face). Tiny Legends is their fantasy take on the same idea, and Heroes uses a Battleheart-inspired swiping control setup with 3D graphics and (sigh) some IAP magic. You're limited to three heroes instead of four, but their weapons and equipment are about three times as variable, so it all evens out.
the DARK LORD has RISEN, and only YOU can PUT HIM DOWN in the sequel to the worldwide smash-hit CRAZY KNIGHT. A sinister shadow stretches over the land of Kromdor. The dark lord Necralis has imprisoned the continent’s greatest champions and unleashed hordes of murderous monsters on a reign of terror. But into the darkness step brave new adventurers. Do you have the courage to lead them into a new age of heroes?
Luke at the Stars
Poor little Luke. His girl ran out on him, and since he lives in the big city, he can't even indulge in his other passion: astronomy sans telescope. In this charming little matching game, it's your job to move segments of buildings together, matching the like-paneled blocks to blow them up. You could interpret that as a subtle hint that Luke's gone crazy with grief, or just enjoy the unique black-and-white visuals. This one's only for tablets - smartphones need not apply.
Luke at the Stars is a tiny puzzle game that tells the story of Luke, a little boy who decided to visit the love of his life, but found the door shut close. Sad, he decided to wander around the city looking for a spot to gaze at the stars and think about life, but the skyline was full of tall buildings. He then wishes for the buildings to be gone. You must help him out in this action-puzzle game by combining floors alike and making them disappear, revealing more of his story. Will he find the love of his life?
Anger of Stick 3 by Miniclip
Looking for an old-school beat-em-up with a sense of humor? The Anger of Stick series has delivered before, and it's back for a tertiary installment. Different characters with varying movesets, super moves, bosses, combos - stop calling Gamestop, kids. If you've been hankering for some Battletoads action, this game will give it to you.
Anger of Stick 3 features even more spectacular fighting action and the craziest combos you've ever seen. You play our stick hero once again on a mission to eradicate all villains from other planets. Meet different enemies on each planet and defeat even stronger bosses as you progress through this dangerous and tricky galaxy. Make use of the many fighting combos mastered by our hero, and buy weapons in the shop to increase your destruction radius and chances of survival.
Corn Quest by NAMCO
Android Police coverage: NAMCO's Corn Quest Is A Tower Defense Game That's A-maiz-i—No, I Can't Do It
Very few traditional developers have made a successful transition to mobile, but Namco seems to be the exception. Their latest touchscreen game to jump from iOS to Android is Corn Quest, a tower defense game that might as well be called "Kernels Versus Aliens". It's a fun, simple take on the genre, with some impressive visuals, but Namco seems to have gotten the hang of in-app purchases as well.
Corn Quest brings you a farm fresh approach to tower defense. The cornfields are being attacked by a vast army of mutant bugs. You have been chosen to protect the cornfield, track down the source of the invasion, and lead your army to victory.
• Instantly rewarding, real-time take on the tower defense genre
• Three modes of play – Campaign, Survival, and Sudden Death
• 5 unique corn units – From steadfast grunt to sharpshooting sniper
• 5 incredible power-ups – From the deceptive scarecrow to the unstoppable Shuck Norris
• 5 beautiful environments – From the golden fields of corn to the cold, crystalline lair of the bug Queen
After some less than entertaining hijinks with Big Daddy Google, Hazard Rush is back in the Play Store as a free download. The gameplay is a mix of Asteroids and Geometry Wars, with the latter's neon-hued visuals and the former's white-knuckle sensibilities. There's no shooting in this game - just avoid the various obstacles and collect bits. The standard game is free, with Endless, Pacifism and Theater modes opened up by a single $1 in-app purchase.
Sit on the edge of your bus, train, subway, office or toilet seat as you evade enemies, trigger bombs, and collect multipliers in pursuit of your high scores. Hazard Rush combines classic and challenging arcade gameplay with retro graphics.
★ Three fun game modes
★ Thumping soundtrack
★ Online leaderboards
★ Detailed stat collection to track progress
There's always been something a bit psychedelic about Shigeru Miyamoto's Mario games - the guy grows a raccoon tail and spins into the sky after riding a saddled dinosaur, after all - but AlterEgo takes the cake in this department. Its trippy environments and color schemes may or may not be inspired by illegal herbage, but the classic controls and mechanics are right out of the SNES era. Your shadow will mirror your moves, giving you all kinds of opportunity for mayhem and puzzle-solving.
AlterEgo is a multi-level, platform game where you navigate around platforms, obstacles and monsters to collect jumping pixels. You have an alter ego or phantom twin that mirrors your moves from across the screen.
Reiner Knizia Tigris&Euphrates
Gamers tend to forget that the term can be applied to those who enjoy tabletop RPGs and good old fashioned board games, both of which are prime fodder for tablets. Tigris & Euphrates is an adaptation of the popular indie board game, a mix between Risk and Civilization. While the visuals leave a bit to be desired, you can play against the computer, a friend, or a group, with local "hot potato" multiplayer.
In fertile Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, lies the cradle of civilization. Your goal is to develop all 4 of the key spheres of civilization: Settlements, Temples, Farms, and Markets. To do this, you will position your leaders, create and extend kingdoms, build monuments, and resolve conflicts. Tension arises when kingdoms connect and leaders clash on the board, with only one leader of each type surviving. You will thus aquire victory points in each of the four spheres. The winner is the player who develops their civilization in the most balanced way, without revealing a sphere of weakness.
Commanding space and time is a popular hobby amongst game devs these days, but this game cuts out the middleman and makes the player a god in charge of relativity. You command a civilization spreading to the stars, guiding their actions as they're met with resistance from various aliens. The action is in real time, with a dynamic interface that lets you control the carnage with relative (ba-dum tish) ease. You'll need to manage units, resources, and structures effectively to win.
Relativity Wars is an awesome god-type strategy game, set in a universe which obeys Einstein’s theories of relativity. You will be exploring the universe, commanding fleets and deploying weapons that bend the very fabric of space and time. In Relativity Wars you play a God commanding a civilisation as they begin to explore the universe. Guide your charges in epic real time space battles against the Squishian menace.
Battle Orb Beta
Android Police coverage: Battle Orb Is A Great-Looking Game With A Neat Concept And An Infuriating Control Scheme
Star Wars Episode 1 had many a regrettable element, but one of its cooler pieces of visual flair was the droid army, specifically the upgraded "roller" battle droids. This title takes the concept of a highly mobile, deployable, rolling tank, and builds a game around it. Perspective shifts from a first-person shooter to a third-person action game in roller mode. It's too bad that the controls in this mode are regrettable themselves: they're based on your device's gyroscope.
Roll. Transform. Blast everything in sight. Battle Orb Beta is an action-packed FREE cosmic shooter that will take you across the Solar System on a quest to reach Earth. Transform back and forth between a highly mobile spherical form and ponderous death-dealing engine of destruction. The twilight of humankind? A long-lost TransMecha Assault & Infiltration Drone (TM-AID) unit has just returned to the Solar System after centuries of absence. Upon reaching trans-Neptunian space, TM-AID activates its communications protocols but is unable to locate a response; neither sentient intelligence nor automated systems greet the lost machine.
Anthill adapts the reverse tower defense genre on a biological basis, asking the player to draw pheromone trails to guide the ants to key positions to defend the hill. The sprite-based graphics remind me of SimAnt, but there's a lot more strategy here than in that old PC classic. There's also a military story that may or may not remind you of a certain Woody Allen movie. The full game is just shy of $2.00.
A gorgeous strategy game with an award-winning interface, Anthill is based on the real-world behaviour of ants. By drawing pheromone trails, you direct your ground forces to different destinations, working with streams of units rather than individuals. Your mission is to protect the hill as wave upon wave of enemy bugs are thrown at you with tower defence gameplay. Slay a bug carry out air raids upgrade your troops with four types of ants to deploy: workers, soldiers, spitters and drones.
iBomber has gotten more than a few downloads in iOS, which is a little surprising. There's not much to it: you look down on a WW2 landscape, tilt your device to steer the plane, and tap the "bombs away" button (naturally) to drop bombs. Ships are your targets for the most part, but buildings and turrets can also be destroyed. Avoid the guns, or they'll fill your bomber full of holes. iBomber is a free download, with a currency-based IAP system.
The No.1 US and European Smash Hit game, played and enjoyed by million's of people worldwide is now available on Android in a brand new updated version with awesome social network features. iBomber is an amazing, arcade styled bombing game based in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. You play a young bomber pilot protecting your fleet whilst searching out key enemy targets on land and sea to destroy. iBomber will immediately transport you into the thick of the action with multiple missions offering a great variety of gameplay, excitement and entertainment.
Banonkey Town: Episode 1
Banonkey Town raises more questions than answers. Why did the proprietors of the zoo hire a new zookeeper while monkeys were still on the loose? How would something called a banana cannon help in capturing said monkeys, aside from giving them a concussion? Why is this game subtitled "Episode 1"? The answers to these, and perhaps more, may be found within this Playstation-style 3D action game.
You are the new zookeeper at the Banonkey™ Town Zoo. With the help of your trusty Banana Cannon™, you must capture the primates that have somehow escaped from the zoo, aid the townspeople, save Frank from the plundering proboscis monkey, climb to the top of Laida’s Tree Fort, and unravel the mysteries of the Monkey Temple. The secrets surrounding Banonkey™ Town veil the truth and motives of its townspeople. It’s up to you to get the answers you need to return the monkeys to safety.
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown
Arkham City Lockdown would have been a hell of a lot more prescient 18 months ago, when it was released on iOS and fed off of the success of the stellar PC and console Batman game. As it stands, you get a run of the mill Infinity Blade clone with a Batman theme. I hope you like beating down the Dark Knight's rogues gallery, because that's pretty much all this Amazon Appstore exclusive has going for it... if you ignore the high price and in-app purchases. You'll need a Kindle Fire to play.
The inmates have escaped and Batman has his hands full defeating an army of henchmen and some of his most iconic villains. Scour the rooftops and the seedy underbelly of Gotham City through a series of one-on-one battles with The Joker, Two-Face and more, as well as the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown exclusive - Deathstroke. Choose from several Batman skins and power-ups as you punch, kick and combo your way to cleaning up Gotham City.
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown (Amazon Appstore)
AR-K Chapter 1
AR-K is an old-fashioned point and click adventure with a fresh coat of paint. The story is vaguely sci-fi, though it more accurately fits in the genre of mystery - think Beyond Good & Evil. The gameplay is fully dubbed, but unfortunately, you won't be playing it any time soon without a Kindle Fire of some kind. For those who've already invested in Amazon's hardware, it's a free download.
In the first episode, Alicia wakes up in her room. She doesn't remember well what happened last night. A horrible headache, many doubts and the remember of a mysterious golden sphere, that has been torturing her for years, since she was expelled from Police Academy. Help Alicia in her quest to solve the mystery, with the help of her trusty dog Amber and her friend, the owner of the Fast&Foodious, Franky. The story is a classic point-and-click adventure which blends rich 3D animation, humour, unexpected plot twists and talented voice actors into an unforgettable saga.
AR-K Chapter 1 (Amazon Appstore)