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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

Zombie Derby

Today's roundup is presented by Zombie Derby from HeroCraft. In Zombie Derby, you drive a truck through the highways and byways of America, taking in the sights, breathing fresh air, and smashing the ever-lovin heads off of every zombie you come across. Kill more zombies to unlock new weapons and upgrades for your vehicle, making it an ever-more efficient killing machine (and an inefficient gas-guzzler).

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HeroCraft are delighted to announce that 3D action/ arcade game Zombie Derby is out now. The  zombies  are  here!  And  in  post-apocalyptic America they solve problems  in two ways; with cars and guns.  With four upgradeable cars and handsome 3D graphics,  Zombie Derby is a killer game. How far can you get before they get YOU?

Game features:

  • Three vast levels to explore
  • Massively customizable vehicles
  • Gory 3D graphics
  • Compatible with HD devices

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Games

Fire & Forget Final Assault

Android Police review: Fire And Forget Review: Rough Around The Edges, But Not Forgettable

Fire And Forget is fondly remembered by connoisseurs of early driving games, and now it's got an impressive update including (wait for it) a flying car! That's right, in addition to both missiles and lasers, your apocalyptic death-mobile can now fly for short periods of time, like a DeLorean with a Mr. Fusion that's low on fuel. The game is decidedly arcade in nature, with short, enemy-filled stages featuring huge bosses at the end. Controls are a little floaty, and graphics are at about an N64/Dreamcast level, but it's undeniably fun.

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DRIVE, FLY, SHOOT with the most advanced flying tank. In a world ravaged by thermonuclear war, where law and order are but a distant memory, a terrorist group is trying to deliver the final blow which could lead to the total loss of what is left of humanity. Equipped with the ultimate in sophisticated top secret weaponry, the "Thunder Master III", you are the last resort, only you can save the day now.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Android Police coverage: [New Old Game] The Original Sonic The Hedgehog Rolls Into The Play Store For $2.99

The king is back. The developer who did a great job on Sonic CD (which may still be the best 16-bit platformer on Android) has remade the original Sonic The Hedgehog. This time 'round it's even better, with remastered graphics and sound, tight controls (for touchscreen, anyway) and both Knuckles and Tails back-ported into the game. The addition of the newer characters makes more of each stage available to the player, and the levels themselves have been updated accordingly. Controller support is included, but for some awful reason, the description still calls Robotnik "Dr. Eggman."

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The Sonic game which started it all is now optimized for mobile devices. Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman. This re-mastered mobile version of the SEGA Genesis classic features the full “Sonic The Hedgehog” game.

Arma Tactics THD

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Arma Tactics THD Brings Top-Down, Turn-Based Military Strategy To Tegra Devices

Finally, a tactical game without googly-eyed anime characters. Tactics games are a sub-genre of strategy games that usually involve turn-based combat on a 2d game grid. Think chess with guns. While the ARMA series has made its mark as a hyper-realistic first-person shooter, this style of game is much better suited to mobile. The polished war title is sure to delight strategy fans, but only the ones with NVIDIA Tegra-based hardware.

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Arma Tactics THD takes the best from the popular strategy genre... and goes mobile. The finest assets used in the critically acclaimed Arma™ series on PC now come to life on the mobile platforms, in one of the best looking mobile games to date. Arma Tactics is a turn-based close-combat strategy game, where the player takes control of a four-member Special Forces team. There are no given strategies, rails to move on, or paths to follow; it‘s up to the player to decide how he will play through both the story-driven missions and generated missions with randomized objectives.

TETRIS® Blitz

Android Police coverage: [New Game] EA's Tetris Blitz Scores Worldwide Release, Uses The Long Piece In Celebration

This ain't your daddy's Tetris. In the modified Tetris Blitz, rounds are limited to two minutes, and blocks only fall when you place them. It seems like a small change, but it makes the game much, much faster, and the tweaked physics makes for some interesting combinations. This one spent a while in a staged rollout (as EA is wont to do) but now it should be available to everyone. Here's the "Rest of World" version.

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Race against the clock in a two-minute blitz to clear lines and rack up as many points as possible before time runs out. With all-new features, stunning visuals, and innovative controls, this twist on the world-famous puzzle game is a must-have on your Android phone or tablet. Supercharge your game and trigger point-boosting reactions with Power-ups, like Magnet, Laser, and Time Shift. With a new Power-up released every week, the strategic combinations are endless.

Kingdom Rush

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Kingdom Rush Brings Its War To Defend The Kingdom To Android

It takes a lot for a tower defense game to stand out these days, but Kingdom Rush has certainly got it. This long-overdue iOS port throws a lot of character and creativity into the genre, with set paths for bad guys and monsters, a variety of upgradeable towers, and great cartoon-style graphics and animation. The game is two bucks, plus in-app purchases, but many Play Store reviews mention that they're entirely unnecessary.

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The acclaimed action fantasy defense game is now available on Android for Phones and Tablets. Get ready for an epic journey to defend your kingdom against hordes of orcs, trolls, evil wizards and other nasty fiends using a vast arsenal of towers and spells at your command. Fight on forests, mountains and wastelands, customizing your defensive strategy with different tower upgrades and specializations. Rain fire upon your enemies, summon reinforcements, command your troops, recruit elven warriors and face legendary monsters on a quest to save the Kingdom from the forces of darkness.

Combo Crew

Android Police review: [New Game] Combo Crew Review: An Old-Fashioned Brawler With New-Fangled Controls

Here's an interesting take on the fighter genre, built for touch controls from the ground up. Instead of trying to mash out special moves on virtual buttons, fighters in Combo Crew zip from opponent to opponent via swiping gestures. The action gets pretty frantic with multiple player characters and a bunch of enemies onscreen at once. If you ever loved Battletoads or Double Dragon, you've got to give this one a shot.

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In a world where a fist to the face is a perfectly viable solution, Mr. Boss has it all. Now he wants to break the greatest fighters ever. Trapped in his giant tower, you must fight your way to the top to take him down. Inspired by classics like Streets of Rage, Final Fight, and Street Fighter, Combo Crew is pure rumble with no virtual buttons to mess up your moves.

Men's Room Mayhem

Android Police coverage: Men's Room Mayhem Awards Players For Leaving One Urinal Empty Between Patrons, As It Should

So. Um. This is a more down-to earth take on the many flight control games that have become popular in the last few years. With peeing. Lots of peeing. Your job is to direct patrons to the facilities without, as it were, crossing the streams. You get bonus points for bathroom etiquette (like keeping at least one urinal open between men relieving themselves). Do well and you win... do poorly and your lovely lavatory will turn into a bathroom brawl.

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Fingers at the ready. Keep your nerve steady – its sanitary insanity. Take toilet gaming to a whole new level with this frantic line drawing game. Warning: contains punch in the face gameplay and some serious swiping action. In Men’s Room Mayhem you’re hired as the janitor of your very own chaotic men’s room. You’re responsible for directing patrons, keeping everywhere sparkling clean and steering patrons away from trouble.

Diner Dash

Android Police coverage: Hugely Popular Game Diner Dash Enters The Play Store With Both Free And Paid Versions On The Menu

If you've perused the game aisle at your local department store, you've probably seen at least one version of Dinner Dash on display. Don't let its bargain bin surroundings fool you: it's a fast-paced game with much to recommend it, and it's lost nothing in this touchscreen translation. The Android version comes in both paid and free versions - in-app purchases in the latter will let you upgrade without downloading the main game.

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Enjoy 7 levels in this FREE version of Diner Dash, the #1 Time Management Game from PlayFirst. Help spunky Flo grow her signature diner from a greasy spoon to a five-star restaurant. Delight eager customers by seating, serving, and clearing tables quickly to earn big tips. Soothe impatient guests before they get angry and skip out on the bill. Get started on seating and serving your way to the top of the restaurant ladder in this free version of the worldwide hit game.

Can Knockdown 3

Good grief, for a series called "Can Knockdown," these games have amassed an incredible amount of downloads. The third entry has some jaw-dropping graphics (again, all in the name of a carnival game) and a few new physics-based tricks, with dynamic levels and some interesting environmental variables. Unfortunately, the social features are bound to Scoreloop, one of the more obscure services, but Google Play Games should be coming eventually.

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Be accurate. Be smart. Be quick. Challenge your aim, hone your precision, and push your puzzle-solving skills to the next level in this insanely addictive game. This installment takes the critically acclaimed Can Knockdown series to all new heights- the physics-based carnival gameplay you know and love- and adds unique puzzles, adrenaline-charged challenges, and even more explosive action.

Total Recoil

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Total Recoil Rewards Players For Shooting Both Everything That Moves And Whatever's Left

A sign in a local thrift store reads, "Shoplifters will be shot. Survivors will be prosecuted." Total Recoil seems to be built around this no-nonsense approach, with a cutesy aesthetic overlaying a surprisingly frantic top-down shooter. You'll gun down opposing soldiers, turrets, tanks, planes, and large swaths of local landscape in your quest to collect coins and get even bigger, better guns. (Read: free game, currency-based IAP.)

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Look lively soldier. Grab your gear and fall in line for the biggest, baddest, craziest and most explosive war game to hit your screens and assault your senses. Total Recoil takes arcade shooters to the max; it’s a warmongers delight, packing a deadly arsenal of kick-ass weapons, devastating explosions, mega bosses, and much, much more into one dynamite package.

Finding Teddy

Pixel art: making indie developers feel superior since 2006. All jokes aside, the visual design on Finding Teddy is breathtaking, and if you're a fan of the genre (or chiptune music) you really need to try it out. The gameplay is a mix of extremely basic platforming elements and adventure game discovery mechanics, with a story that plays out like Alice In Wonderland without text.

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A little girl was sleeping peacefully with her Teddy bear, when suddenly, a monster popped out from her cupboard then stole her favorite plush.When closing the door, the little girl awoke then got inside the cupboard. She's projected in a magical world, full of monsters and oddities where she has to discover the place and help their beings and find back her Teddy. Still one question remain : will she be able to go back to the real world ?

LEGO® STAR WARS™

Android Police coverage: [New Game] LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Touches Down On The Play Store, Compatible With Almost Nothing

The LEGO Star Wars series is surprisingly dependable - unlike most licensed games, its inoffensive and kid-friendly interpretations of the classic movies have turned out to be pretty decent Zelda-style affairs The Android version looks pretty similar (though you'll have to live with a blocky version of the Star Wars prequels) albeit a little light on the technical side of things. It's exclusive to Sony hardware for now, but will open up to the wider Android world on June 15th.

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For hundreds of years Yoda™ has trained the Jedi Knights™ of the future, but never for something like this. The Dark Side is preparing a weapon more powerful than any Jedi™ has ever faced before. Play now to take control of the galaxy. Build, create and control your favorite characters and vehicles to smash your enemy, solve puzzles and complete challenges within the LEGO® Star Wars™ universe.

Indiana Stone

There's no clever way to put this: in Indiana Stone, you play as the boulder that chases Indy through the temple in Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's an interesting switch on the old Temple Run formula that doesn't hide from its inspiration, or its ridiculous premise. Graphics are 3D, but styled after two-dimensional pixel games, which keeps the framerate nice and high.

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Tired of infinitely running? Well, your wishes are about to be GRANITE! As a rolling boulder, crush the treasure hunter as he tries to escape with a priceless idol! It's a ROLL REVERSAL where YOU are the boulder Rad 9-bit art and music that takes 8-bits to the next dimension. Visit exotic locale like Egypt, China, and Indiana. A metric ton of unlockables and super secrets Four smashing game modes: Story, Challenge, QuickRoll and Endless. Before long you'll agree: This game belongs in a museum!

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Karateka Classic

Android Police coverage: [New Old Game] Karateka Classic Brushes Itself Off, Fights Its Way Into The Play Store

Karateka might just be the original beat-em-up, appearing on the Apple II and some later 80s home video game consoles. Graphics are simple (even in this slightly updated port) and controls are simpler, and the story may or may not be the basis for the original Super Mario Land, but it's an entertaining nostalgia trip if you really are an original gamer.

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A side-scrolling karate classic from 1984. The first game by the creator of Prince of Persia, Karateka arrives on Android with all the challenge and charm of the original Apple II experience. Fight as the lone hero to save the princess from the evil warlord Akuma. His relentless guards and pesky hawk will challenge your skill whether you remember the original, have played the remake, or are experiencing Karateka for the first time.

Avernum: Escape From the Pit

Avernum is a series of seriously old-school RPGs for the PC, now given new life on mobile platforms. You won't find any fancy pre-rendered cinematics or real-time battle systems here - just good old-fashioned D&D-inspired goodness. The story is the first in the series chronologically, so if you've got a hankering for inventory management and killing monsters (and you've got a tablet) give it a try.

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You have been banished to the underworld, never to see the light of day again. The surface is ruled by the cruel Emperor Hawthorne, master of the Empire. All of the known lands are subject to his brutal command. Everyone who speaks out, who misbehaves, who doesn’t fit in is cast into the dark, volcanic pits of Avernum, far below the surface. There, you are expected to die, a victim of starvation, horrible monsters, or simple despair. But not all of the Avernites have surrendered. With magic and steel, they are forging a new nation deep underground. You can join them and fight for safety. Or freedom. Or even, if you dare, revenge on the surface-worlders who tried to destroy you.

Race Illegal: High Speed 3D

HeroCraft's latest racer seems to take its inspiration from that arcade staple, Cruis'n USA. It's got the same exaggerated car designs, the same cartoony physics, and the same focus on speed above all else. But it's also deeper than you standard arcade racer, with tuning and customization, an online leaderboard, and even a storyline. I'm sure players would trade that last one in for online multiplayer.

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The smell of freshly burnt rubber on tarmac, the feel of the soft leather in your hands, the sound of engines roaring and crowds cheering, open your eyes and experience racing in its purest form, get ready to take to the streets in Race Illegal. Finally the true street racing experience has arrived on your phone. Starting your career as a rookie; you need to earn respect out there before you can challenge the best, work your way through an intense and engaging storyline to prove yourself top dog.

Sci-Fighters

Sci-Fighters got its start as a simple Flash game, now translated surprisingly well for touchscreens. You and three computer-controlled opponents run around an arena, trying to avoid the attention of the standard monster/vampire/what have you. The fun comes from the weapon drops, which include zany tools to dispatch your opponents, belay the monster, or  become one yourself and eat the other guys. A local two player mode is well-suited for tablets.

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Designed by FlukeDuke - the creator of "The Impossible Game" - comes a fast-paced action game playable with two players on one device. The games idea is as simple a addicting: You and 3 opponents are set in an arena which is haunted by a monster. Each player tries to be the last man standing using classical 2d-gameplay mechanics. By using different weapons like flash grenades, a monster potion (turning you into a monster), an ice-rifle or even an automatic laser you are fighting for your life over and over again.

Judge Dredd: Countdown Sec 106

Not to be confused with the lackluster top-down shooter, this version of Judge Dredd takes its inspiration directly from the comic books of the same name. It's another entry in Tin Man Games' unique mixture of Choose Your Own Adventure books and tabletop roleplaying games. The title is expensive (like all of Tin Man's games) but for those who appreciate both the style and the source material, it shouldn't be too much to ask.

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Drokk. It's an adventure game. It's an interactive book. It's an RPG. You are Judge Dredd, the toughest judge to patrol Mega-City One, a vast futuristic city, set in the 22nd Century. You, the reader, control the direction of the story by making decisions for Dredd on each page, and choosing your path. Using a realistic dice-based battle system, you get to fight your enemies in exciting shootouts and roll your fate, as you use your array of skills against a variety of perps in an epic storyline.

One Epic Knight

Endless runners get a dose of Ghouls'n'Ghosts in this expressive take on the mobile gaming staple. You play the titular Epic Knight, as he runs through a castle collecting treasure, eating meat (MEAT!), and killing bad guys without stopping. We might have passed over this one, but One Epic Knight has such an entertaining character for a protagonist that it's worth a look - he's kind of like Timmy from South Park and Hulk Hogan combined.

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Are you looking for a game that leaves you feeling EPIC? Look no further than this all-new take on the endless run genre. Dive into an endless dungeon of crazy traps, chasms and creatures in pursuit of almighty loot! There's plenty to find, but one misstep and it's all over. Did you love Tiny Heroes, our acclaimed Dungeon Defense game, but hate the Epic Knight who kept smashing your beautifully constructed defenses? Well now YOU are the Epic Knight and the dungeon is yours for the taking!

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NarcoGuerra

Roughly translated, "narco guerra" means "drug war." Knowing that, the Risk influence on this turn-based strategy game is easy to see. It's honestly hard to tell if this is a game or a political statement (see the video below for some public policy grandstanding) but the mechanics are tried and true. If you've ever thought that Risk would be greatly improved by being played out in Mexican states, here's your chance to find out.

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Can you End the Never-Ending War? Challenging, tactical, engaging and above all, drawn from reality, this is strategy gaming at is most intelligent. NarcoGuerra puts you in the frontline of one of the most dangerous conflicts ever. From the acclaimed creators of Endgame:Syria, described as "...oozes quite some quality and is actually fun to play... with this unique gamification approach, it will make more people aware of what is happening today..." (GamesWarp.com), this game challenges you to fight in the War on Drugs.

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Dig!

Crescent Moon makes some fantastic bite-sized games, and Dig is no exception. It's a modern mix of Snake and Dig Dug, telling the story of a down-and-out amateur archeologist trying to find treasure in his backyard. Keep an eye on one random, roving mummy as you traverse some unique environments, and see if you can get some loot before suppertime.

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Join Douglas Chase as he digs up his backyard in search of treasures and fame. Douglas Chase is a not so great archeologist working for a failing museum. He must dig up objects to save his job and the museum as well. Nigel the mummy will be out to get Douglas, but don’t worry, Nigel’s sense of direction is not so great (too many years buried in a tomb will do that), however if Nigel does touch your digging line, all heck will break loose.

 

Attack of the Wall St. Titan

In this not-so-subtle stab at both Wall Street and the Occupy movement, you take control of a giant robot and get your peaceful protest on. Smash cars, buildings, and cops, but be sure not to hit any liberal arts students protestors. (By the way, game developers, the lac of topicality here is why you should make iOS and Android versions concurrently.) The game is free with ads, but score high enough and you can banish them.

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Selected by Indie Game Magazine as one of the best mobile arcade games of 2012. Hit the score targets and remove all ads for FREE. A giant robot, built to destroy and subjugate the masses. Reprogrammed by an anonymous hacktivist to turn on your evil corporate creators, you are the Wall Street Titan. Clash with the military, crush cars & tanks. Occupy Wall Street with a giant robot fist.

★ Physics based destruction
★ Tons of fun mini-objectives
★ Insane powerups
★ Hit all the score targets and remove all ads for free.

HEAVY sword

A kid, a sword, some bad guys, and a bunch of unaccountably floating platforms - the stuff of gaming gold. While HEAVY sword borrows rather liberally from Mario, it's easy to forgive a game with such solid concepts and art, and there's also some weapon upgrades to be had. Most Play Store reviews are quite positive, though some devices seem to have laggy controls.

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Inspired by classic platformers of old. Take control of a young hero by the name of Pike. Run, jump, dash, chop, bomb, smash your way through Goblin, orcs, ogres, Robot knights, Wizards, lava, falling rocks, man eating plants, and loads of other dangers on your quest to rescue the Princess Lucinda.

Pixoban

Sokoban games are sliding block puzzles. You can only push, never pull, and the object is to get each block or crate into its assigned position in the least amount of moves possible. Pixoban takes this simple principle, then adds a little pixel art and a ton of levels to make a compelling little game that should offer puzzle fans some diverting challenge.

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Pixo has been abducted by dirty aliens. Can you help him tidy up their ship? In this retro-styled sokoban game your task is to help Pixo tidy up the alien ship by placing all the crates of rubbish on the airlocks so the aliens can blow them out into space. But the crates are too heavy to pull and can only be pushed through the ships corridors, so take care not to box yourself in.

Guncrafter

Guncrafter wears its inspiration on its sleeve, letting players create guns bit by bit in the style of Minecraft. Once you've finished your piece, take it online and try it in live multiplayer sessions. It's not exactly Quake, but if you like to take your crafting to extreme levels, this might be the shooter for you.

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Craft your own gun and compete against your friends, your enemies, or anyone in the world in a virtual reality shooting competition! With our exclusive Quick Match system, get placed in a lag-free multiplayer match in 5 SECONDS. No waiting. No lag. Just play.

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK

It's been a long time since the You Don't Know Jack franchise had pride of place on CompUSA shelves, so now it's landed on Android for another go-round. The mobile version includes bite-sized analogues of what made the original popular, namely a huge variety of pop culture questions and a set of zingy categories longer than your arm. The standard "social game" trappings apply, whether you're playing against friends or slumming it against a random opponent.

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Download the SPIKE TV Video Game Awards' “Social Game of the Year” to your Android phone or tablet. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK is the #1 game in the world that contains both fart noises and trivia about Shakespeare. This free-to-play mobile version includes hundreds of full episodes of everybody’s favorite quiz show trivia game, with new, topical episodes added every week.

What’s the Phrase Free

So, this is basically Zynga's totally-not-evil ripoff of Wheel Of Fortune, with the social gameplay (and incessant IAP upsell) of Words With Friends and the like. There's even an actual wheel to spin, because no one ever accused Zynga of being subtle. Have at it.

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Pick from over 40 fresh and unique categories, test your luck on the wheel and see if you can guess the Phrase faster than your friends in What’s the Phrase with Friends™.

  • Challenge your friends with your own hilarious custom Phrase and hint.
  • Use Power-ups for additional hints or be the bad guy and use them to set traps.
  • Send gifts to your friends so they can unlock categories faster.
  • Multi-lingual? Change puzzle language in separate games to Spanish, French, Italian, German or Portuguese.
  • Login with your Facebook account to play against your friends, or challenge a random opponent across the world.

Spin Master Bowling

What can you say about bowling? It's better with friends and booze, neither of which are included in Spin Master Bowling, but it's a pretty decent mobile version anyway. (There is some Facebook integration, but only on a leaderboard.) The 3D graphics are surprisingly good, and there's an interesting Arcade mode that strings multipliers for extra points. And as in any bowling game, you have a wide variety of novelty balls to choose from. It's all about the balls. The app is free, with a $1 IAP for more balls and no ads.

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Spin Master Bowling is a fantastic new 10 pin bowling game with a unique swipe based control that allows for fast non-stop bowling action. No messing around with spin and direction controls, it's all done with a single swipe. You can choose from Classic mode, with all the standard scoring that goes with it, or select "Arcade Mode" and try to create the perfect bowl and get the 10X multiplier, the key to awesome scores. In Arcade Mode extra points are awarded for bowling with speed and more importantly, spin.

Blip Blup

Imagine a mix of Go and Minesweeper, set to interesting (if simple) visuals and a chill pace. That's Blip Blup in a nutshell. Developer Ustwo's bread and butter is in these simple, addicting games, and Blip Blup works equally well as a dedicated puzzler or a short time killer. The game is a free download with more than 120 levels, and for a reasonable $2 in-app purchase you can get rid of the advertisements.

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BLIP BLUP is an addictive conundrum of coloration that will consume your thoughts and occupy your dreams. You must carefully consider each move in order to fill every tile with color - 120+ perplexing puzzles await your brainpower. Adapt your thinking to overcome 9 different packs of challenges. Compete with your friends to see who can three-star every level and climb the leaderboards to become the BLIP master.

  • Tap a tile to start a pulse of color which spreads outwards.
  • Color all tiles in as few pulses as possible.
  • Carefully place each pulse relative to walls and other obstacles.
  • Game-changing "trick" tiles alter your pulse’s path, so think ahead to succeed.

Mensa Academy

Think you've got the mental chops to join the Mensa Society? Then put your money where your mouth is with Square-Enix's latest game. It's your basic quiz-fest, but the twist is that the questions have been approved by Mensa themselves. You can even take a facsimile of the real-life Mensa test if you think you're ready for it.

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Enjoyed by millions with hours of game play – The official Mensa Academy brain training game finally arrives on Android. Train your brain with 1000's of fun and challenging puzzles and Mensa approved questions, then take the test and challenge your friends and family Fun, unique, and challenging puzzles designed to stretch and train your brain in key areas including logic, language, visual and more.

COLORUS

Colorus couldn't be simpler. As your stick figure runs on a monochromatic plane, tap the colors in sequence to "blank out" the obstacle and pass it safely. (Watch the video below, it's a lot better at explaining the idea.) At 12MB, you might actually be able to download and try this one before the Play Store's 15-minute return time limit kicks in.

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Awesome game COLORUS now at Google Play. *.* Warning *.* Do not recommended for epileptic or colorblind people. This is innovative runner with unique control - you must pick color compared with obstacle to destroy it. Various game modes, funny enemies and many color pallets. Original game was developed for Ludum Dare 26 competition where developer must make game only in 48 hours at specified theme (it was "minimalism"). And this is upgrade of flash game which can be played at web.

Fast & Furious 6: The Game

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Official Fast & Furious 6 Game Hits The Play Store - A Driving Title That Forgets To Include The Driving

This is not a racing game. It's a drag racing game, and a drifting game, and some other stuff thrown in. There's no steering the cars you drive, you just choose when to shift, boost, et cetera. There is at least some choice involved in the parts and paint jobs you select (augmented with in-app purchases, of course) and fans of the never-ending film series will notice some of the more iconic models in the car lineup.

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Step into the world of Fast & Furious 6. Earn cash and the respect of the “Fastest” drivers as you drift and drag through the London street scene. Join the Fast & Furious crew as they prepare to take on a series of jobs in an all new heist mode. Fast & Furious 6: The Game takes the mobile racing genre to greater heights with stunning graphics, new game modes, addictive challenges and intense full-throttle missions that dare you to exceed all limits.

Turbo Racing League

Who's excited for Dreamworks' latest celebrity-laden kid trap of an animated movie? Anyone? Well, like it or not, the marketing onslaught for Turbo has only just begun, and a racing game featuring rocket-propelled snails is the obvious interactive tie-in. For some reason the mobile game has real prizes: a half a million bucks for the winner of a nationwide tournament, to be held in Los Angeles. It's not gambling, because the game is free!

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We’re Shelling Out $1,000,000 in Total Cash Prizes. Are You Fast Enough to Win? Our underground racing phenomenon is no longer a secret. Join the TURBO RACING LEAGUE and drive like you’re shell on wheels. Head down to the Garage where Tito will show you the ropes and help you trick-out your own sweet ride. Qualify for each weekly contest to race, drift, slide and jump your way to the winners circle in the $1,000,000 Shell-Out Brought To You By Verizon. For 8 weeks, the 10 fastest racers will earn cash prizes from a pool of $500,000. 1st Place winners from each weekly race will win a trip to Los Angeles to compete for $500,000 in total cash prizes in the Live Grand Finale Race Event.

Epic ™

Gameloft is creatively bankrupt, but most of their games are good in spite of it. Their latest licensed game is Epic, from the movie of the same name. The mobile game compares with some of the Kairosoft titles like Epic (natch) Astro Story. You'll build a town, keep a tiny standing army, and engage in a little turn-based fighting with your Lilliputian foes. The game is a free download, and naturally suitable for grade school kids.

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Epic ™ is free to download and play. You can open up bonus content for even more fun by purchasing premium currency. Premium currency costs real money. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy the life force of the forest.

Mini Dash Free

Mini Dash is an addictive little endless platformer - an endless runner that lets you bounce off the walls and other environmental obstacles. The $1 paid version has been available for some time, but if you just want to try it out for free, here's you chance.

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Mini Dash is a frenetic, fun, fast platformer that oozes quality. Full of ideas and unexpected turns, it will have you hooked the moment you tap its beautifully formed icon. Take control of our hero and dash into the trap-filled worlds of Mini Dash. It’s the classic left, right, jump controls but it a world turned, literally, on its head. Loads of inventive levels are served up each challenging you to find the exit – sounds simple until you factor in the deadly dashing hazards that litter the landscape.

RE-VOLT Classic

We covered RE-VOLT before, but now there's a wallet-friendly free version. Enjoy all the pint-sized racing you like, without the cover charge.

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The legend of RC Racing game, “RE-VOLT Classic”, back to Android. Race radio-controlled cars through the neighborhood and beyond in the classic arcade racer RE-VOLT. Fast paced, exciting driving, with explosive weapons and unique track designs deliver a larger than life racing experience like no other. RE-VOLT Classic brings the original PC and Dreamcast kart racer back to life with retina visuals, control methods tailored for touch devices and all the great gameplay that made the title such a fan favorite when it was originally released.

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.
  • Adam92Wilkins

    Kind want to try out Indiana Stone. Anyone try it out yet?

    • TwinkieFGR

      Full disclosure, I am a friend of the developer.
      That being said, I think it's pretty great. If you like the trailer, you'll probably like the game. I know $3 can be considered relatively steep, but the dev really hates in-app purchases, and he worked really hard on the game. Lots of unlockable characters and game modes. It's a well earned $3.

      Plus, it's not a huge download. If you buy it and hate it, you'll know within the 15 minute refund window.

      *Note* A small percentage of players might see some lag on the title screen. It's been documented, and it ONLY affects the title screen.

      • Adam92Wilkins

        I'm going to buy it on the principle the dev goes against iap. Looks good too!

  • Bob

    I love you

  • Himmat Singh

    Of the games on the list, I've been enjoying Arma Tactics the most. Yeah, it's got some devious bugs, is rough around the edges, and it's also short on content, but the core gameplay here is enjoyable.

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

      It does look fantastic indeed. Jeremiah is in the process of reviewing it now, as a matter of fact.

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      • CJ Holder

        I'm afraid to say your mother is an internet webcam slut. How else could she make that sort of money on the internet.

      • Maxwell Kozlov

        Few hours... as in 183 hours?

        • turd furgeson

          that's still a pretty good deal.

    • luigi

      I'm waiting non-Tegra version of Arma Tactics..

      • Todd Batina

        I'm wishing for a non Tegra version as well.

  • Tim Durden

    Do you think you could put next to the games or start a separate post of games that take advantage of google play games services? So far I haven't seen too many games take advantage of it yet but i'm guessing it might take some time. Does anyone know if any ios games have started using googles servers yet?

  • Roberto Stefanini

    Someone should port dungeon keeper. I would buy that in a second

  • wolfkabal

    Heavy Sword on OUYA would be nice. Still can't do any type of platformer with touch controls.

  • krispy

    can some explain to me why
    What’s the Phrase Free
    and draw something 2 seem to be region locked
    web store says This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
    in the US.

  • tumatos

    One Epic Knight youtube video is narcoguerra's video and narcoguerra's video is next game video. just so you know :)

  • Elpatii

    Excellent compilation of game. Good work :)

  • Steve Freeman

    I love how the developer description for Epic starts out with three sentences about how you can purchase in-game currency for "stuff". The actual game description (such as it is) doesn't even start until the 4th sentence.

  • monstercameron

    good list!

  • Justin

    These are really good suggestions thanks... I'm going to be spending all day looking at these :P

    What do you think of this game?

    http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.AderoGames.FruitSaladSlice

    Just found it and it's addicting as hell!

  • Kirsty Suzanne Singleton

    Shame there's no mention of Tales of Illyria. It's early access price (£2.37) at the moment, but it's a fantastic game - kind of Oregon Trial combined with Lone Wolf. Very addicitive, and with good replay value, I recommend people check it out.

  • Android Games

    Stargate SG-1: Unleashed Ep 1

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

  • http://www.findmesimilar.com/ vgopal

    good list! Thanks

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