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Nov
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Sure, you could have stickmen run around stabbing each other on your homescreen or even watch as pixelated space ships blast one another out of the sky, but do you know what's more awesome than both options? Dragons. Nothing instills fear into the hearts of child and man alike like those abominable winged reptiles, and now Dragon Strike Live Wallpaper is available in the Play Store so that you can regularly see these majestic beasts in all their fire-breathing glory.

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Dragon Strike Live Wallpaper is epic. So much so, that when you first set the wallpaper, you can hear the drums of war beating from your speakers. Dragons swoop across the sky, roaring and spewing fire. Double-tapping on the animation bumps you out to the settings menu, where you can change or disable the background music and the sound effects. From there, you can even enable a dragon so powerful that its presence may just intimidate weaker devices.

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The animation is smooth, but there is no option to make the wallpaper scroll between homescreens. A paid version is available for 99 cents that enables more customizations, but the free version lacks ads and is pretty impressive enough all its own.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Marcel Jóźwiak

    This is all I ever wanted! To have my battery drained over an hour! :P

    Ok, I actually did not install this one but thats what I would kind of expect from it... When folks from battery/phones development will find out how to make my phone live a week on one charge then I might consider installing extra battery drainers.

    • Shitiz Garg

      You should live your life more and not fear the dread of battery running out. You should learn to appreciate the cool, the hot and the animated instead of dying in a black wallpaper. That's just sad.

      • Mr E

        *rocking in corner* can't leave house...must charge battery.... can't leave house.... must charge battery....

      • Francisco Enrique Perez Abreu

        Yeah!! And run out of phone out there! But it doesn't matter, because you enjoyed animated Dragons in your screen!

        • Mr E

          exactly!

        • Shitiz Garg

          Yes! This! What's the point of living if you can't enjoy animated Dragons?

          • Motion Logic Studios

            :)

  • EH101

    Yo, Bertel, I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but PixelFleet and microbes are the best LWPs of all time. The best LWPs of all time!

    :D
    Seriously though, I like this wallpaper but I do believe its potential is wasted on a phone. I think it'd be great for tablets.

    • Primalxconvoy

      Maxus made "space colony" which is better than this wallpaper.

  • OmniWrench

    This needs daydream support, like yesterday! Now my tablet just shows boring stuff like pictures of my family when it's charging...

  • smeddy

    Not to pee on another man's parade, but I'm loving the combo of Weather Screen and WallpapersHD at the moment. Just beautiful.

  • Android Developer

    i've tried this live wallpaper now, and found out that not only it takes a lot of RAM and time to load, but it also makes sounds that can't be disabled (and I have tried to disable them on the settings screen).

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

      I was able to disable sounds just fine.

      • Android Developer

        I was too, but it still made sounds when dragons came

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

          Not for me - there are two sound settings - music and sound, and after turning off the sound one, the dragon sounds went away for me on the N7 2013. Maybe it's a bug on other devices?

          • Android Developer

            maybe.
            I have SGS3.

          • Motion Logic Studios

            There was an issue with sound on release, essentially one of the Dragons would make sound... so to some it appeared to be working and others he would show up and Roar.

            This issue was fixed in a previous release.

            Thank you.

    • Primalxconvoy

      Yes. I disabled them in the settings on the free version but although the music stopped, the sounds did not, making this so useless for me. The devs seem to not understand the common sense of creating silent wallpapers.

      • Motion Logic Studios

        Hello PrimalXconvoy,

        We tried to give users more of an experience in this wallpaper than what we had seen in previous dragon apps (or any wallpaper). Once we had finished the app, it simply seemed unfinished to release without sound/music. One thing we are learning is that its very hard to please everyone.. but we tried to give more options than less. There were sound issues in the beginning, but they should be fixed now.

        Android Developer, yes it does take more ram than some other Wallpapers.. but as a developer I am sure you are aware that making 3D animated dragons is going to take a bit more power than if we had created an app with dragon images. The scene is essentially a game cinematic that plays out on your phone/tablet. So yes it is a bit intense :)

        The sound issue should be fixed. And we thank both of you for your patience and for trying out the App. This is our first app and we apologize for the delayed response but we are working as fast as we can to provide a neat experience for everyone.

        Thanks again!