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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.

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Featured App

Today's roundup is presented by Stock Tracker - Stock Prices from Handy Apps. This app helps you to keep an eye on the stocks that you're interested in, especially if you're looking to buy or sell at specific market conditions. You can set up lists of stocks to watch, and be alerted when certain stocks reach high or low prices with notifications. Widgets are available for your home screen, and the app even integrates RSS news feeds from major companies. If you've already purchased stock, you can set up your portfolio and record your buying and selling manually. Stock Tracker - Stock Prices is a free download for Android 2.2 or later.

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Enhance your stock tracking experience with Stock Tracker - a free, simple yet comprehensive stock price tracking and portfolio management application designed for Android. Easily search for stocks via stock ticker symbols or company names, add them to your trading portfolios and start monitoring your stock quotes and portfolio performance! Create watchlists to monitor stocks in the stock market that you do not own but are interested to either buy or short sell. Stock price alerts can also be created so that whenever your stock hit specific price targets, you will receive a timely notification.

 

 

 

 

 

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Games

Cut the Rope 2

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Cut The Rope 2 Drops Into The Play Store With New Gameplay-Altering Characters And Cavity-Causing Visuals

Cut The Rope has had a handful of re-releases and expansions since it first dropped into the Play Store, but the true sequel is here at last. With a ton of new levels, new stage elements, and new insanely cute critters to help that little green dude get his sugar fix, it should hit the spot for any fan of the original. The flying and licking creatures have the potential to change the flow of the stages in radical new ways. The game is free with in-app purchases.

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Cut the Rope 2 brings fresh challenges and unanticipated obstacles to the candy crunching, physics-based phenomenon that has delighted millions of players around the world. If you like Cut the Rope, you’ll love Cut the Rope 2. With new characters, fresh gameplay elements, and, of course, Om Nom, candy collecting has never been so fun. Complete tricky missions to earn medals, advance in the game and access special levels.

EPOCH.2

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Return To The Post-Apocalyptic, Robot-Infested Future In EPOCH 2

The original EPOCH was a surprisingly simple but gorgeous cover-based shooter, focusing on the strengths of mobile gaming instead of trying to adapt console standards. It worked very well, and was easily one of the best high-profile Android games of last year. The sequel ups the story, graphical punch, and gameplay, with cool new moves and weapons that can change the flow of battle. Check it out if you want to see how a touchscreen game can use a simple structure and a huge amount of polish to rise above the rest.

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The epic saga of post-apocalyptic robot combat continues. EPOCH has trekked across a war-ravaged country to find the one person he was programmed to protect: the Princess Amelia. Now he must follow a final, desperate lead to reach her, with the two warring robot armies of Omegatroniks and Alphetekk standing in his way. But what surprises await EPOCH when the Princess is finally located? And what will she make of the world she wakes up to?

Castle Doombad

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Adult Swim's Castle Doombad Invites You To Defend Your Evil Lair And Harvest The Screams Of Your Victims

Are you the kid who played Doctor Doom instead of Spider-Man for Halloween? Then Adult Swim has the perfect game for you. You've kidnapped an adorable princess, but unlike some swanky gigantic turtles, you've only got the budget for one castle. To compensate, you set it with diabolical traps to knock off as many of those pesky sword-swinging heroes as possible. It's basically Dragon's Lair in reverse.

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Dr. Lord Evilstein has kidnapped a princess, and now his evil lair is crawling with do-gooders. In this reverse spin on tower defense it’s your job to defend your home turf from heroes trying to save the day. View your domain from a side-view perspective, placing traps and unleash minions on your unwitting foes to protect the fortress. Touch and drag up and down on the tower to navigate floors. Across three chapters and 45 levels you’ll outwit intruders that attempt to invade your castle from all sides.

God of Light

Android Police coverage: [New Game] God Of Light Brightens Up The Play Store With Reflective Puzzles

Remember that one scene in The Mummy where Brendon Frasier shoots the mirror, reflecting enough light to fill up a tomb? That's the basic idea of God of Light, with a few interesting gameplay elements sprinkled on. You're a sentient star trying to light up the universe, reflecting, refracting, and bending your own light around the various stages. Gameplay is interesting and unhurried, and the IAP is a hint system that doesn't detract from the overall experience. An "HD" version is a reasonable two bucks.

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Sit back and become immersed into the world of God of Light, the game that rethinks the physics puzzle genre with its unique environment exploration gameplay, amazing graphics and exclusive soundtrack created by electronic music icon UNKLE. Join cute game mascot, Shiny, on his way to saving the universe from the impending darkness. Play through a variety of exciting game worlds and dozens of levels with mind-blowing puzzles.

Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Wonder Momo: Typhoon Booster Gets Funky On The Nvidia Shield For A Whopping $14.99

Wonder Momo was a side-scrolling arcade beat-em-up originally released almost thirty years ago. The SHIELD-exclusive Android translation keeps the same basic gameplay, but it's got a visual update to bring the graphics in line with its "magical girl" anime inspiration. The humor is decidedly Japanese, which means it's slightly risqué and entirely subjective. Wonder Momo is a whopping $15 (or 60 plays on the original arcade cabinet) but at least there are no in-app purchases.

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As featured in TegraZone, it's Wonder Momo, an 80s-style brawler packed with high definition sprites and schoolgirl fighting action. Follow the adventures Momoko, schoolgirl bikini idol turned powersuit hero, as she fights to save the world from the evil forces of the Waru. Your journey starts in Akihabara – the otaku capital of the world – as the Waru invade and Momoko must defend those she loves.

Neon Commander

Android Police coverage: [New Game] HeroCraft's Neon Commander Calls On Breakout Players To Save The World From Space Invaders

You got your Breakout in my Space Invaders! No, you got your Space Invaders in my Breakout. Neon Commander has two great classic games that taste great together. Or at least they would, if you could eat them. An impressive mix of defensive structures and offensive weapons let you dish out the pain on invading aliens directly or reflect their own attacks back at them. Advertising can be removed with a $1 in-app purchase.

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Earth is under attack. Alien spaceships are inbound and it’s up you, the Neon Commander, to use the latest PlasmaShield technology to bounce their shots back. Swipe the screen and draw lines to create barriers that reflect the UFO attacks and protect the city. Different power-ups bounce the enemy’s laserballs in different ways. And make sure you destroy the invaders before they reach the city.

 

Little Big Adventure

Android Police coverage: [New Game] DotEmu Ports The 90s Action-Adventure Classic 'Little Big Adventure' To Android

Look, if you enjoyed the golden age of adventure games on PC, you have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to gaming on Android. Little Big Adventure is one more to add to the pile, a classic isometric RPG with a stylish design. It's been ported over by DotEmu, who tend to do a bang-up job on older re-releases. Four bucks with no in-app purchases is pretty reasonable, and it looks like the adaptation is quite faithful to the original.

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Originally released on PC in 1994, Little Big Adventure (also known as 'Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure') is an action-adventure RPG designed by Frédérick Raynal. 20 years later, a new version of this entertaining video game hit is being released, specially adapted for mobile phones. You play as Twinsen, a young hero living on Citadel Island on a world under the heel of the dictator Dr. FunFrock. You’ve been having strange dreams in which your planet is about to be destroyed.

Captain America: TWS

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Gameloft And Marvel Release The Cel-Shaded Movie Tie-In Game Captain America: The Winter Soldier

By all accounts, the Captain America sequel is a lot better than the first movie - Marvel is getting a ton of practice, so I suppose it makes sense that they're getting better. Are Gameloft's inevitable licensed games getting better? Well this one isn't an endless runner (like Iron Man 3) or an obvious re-skin of an existing game (like Thor 2), so I suppose it's at least worth checking out. You can do so for free until the third level, after which it costs three bucks.

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Play as Captain America and lead your S.H.I.E.L.D. Strike Team as they struggle to contain a massive attack on the World by several nefarious crime organizations. Stop the attacks and then take the battle to your enemies. Captain America must use all his tactical skill as he commands his Strike Team to combat threats on every front. Grow your agents into a potent fighting force and when the odds are against you call in Black Widow and Falcon to help turn the tide.

NBA 2K14

Android Police coverage: 2K Games Finally Drops Kindle Fire Exclusivity, Brings NBA 2K14 To The Play Store

Hey, 2K? You know that the 2014 NBA season ends in a couple of weeks, right? And it doesn't bother you that your basketball franchise has been chilling out on the Amazon Appstore for the last six months? No? Okay then. B-Ball fans would really appreciate it if you didn't pull that crap again later this year. We would also ask that you not include IAP in a $7 game, but we live in the real world. 

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NBA 2K14 is the latest installment of the world's biggest and best NBA video game franchise. With more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and "Best Of" mentions last year on console, 2K14 is set to rule the virtual hardwood. This year, we've joined forces with the league's most dominant force: LeBron James. NBA 2K14 will raise the bar, yet again.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GZ

Android Police coverage: [SNAAAAAKE] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Companion App Is A Real Version Of The Game's PDA

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, also known as "that $60 demo for the real MGS5," is getting rave reviews despite its short playtime. Those of you who would like to enhance the Tactical Espionage Action experience can connect an Android phone or tablet to your console and use it as an in-game mini map. There's also a log of audio files and a Mother Base strategy mini-game, the latter of which is playable as an independent mobile game, whether you have the full title or not.

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Extend the world of "METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES" (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360*, Xbox One) into the palm of your hands. Use this app as a support terminal to display maps, call support helicopters while playing the console version of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. While away from the main game, brush up on intel by reviewing classified recordings or listen to music tracks featured within the game.

AirFighters Pro

The attempts at virtual realism in AirFighters Pro are staggering. With multi-screen contextual controls, exterior and cockpit views, and realistic plane models and specifications, this is probably the closest thing we've seen to an old-school, no mercy flight simulator in the Play Store. Throw in the ability to fly around the entire planet in real space with in-flight refueling, take off and land at over 500 real airports, and a customizable mission mode, and this game is a must-try for any flight sim fan.

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Realistic world maps and navigation, over 500 actual airports, 1,107 runways, aircraft carriers and real time weather conditions. Plan and share your tactical scenarios, test yourself in the world campaign, fight against other planes in the dog-fight. An adventure without limits. 569 of the world's major airports are available with locations and runway lengths accurately reproduced. The planes you can use are true to life in performance, characteristics and fuel capacity.

Rail Racing

Lots of mobile racers use a rails system to make steering easier. But Rail Racing comes by it honestly, since it actually takes place on a slot car racetrack. Strategic positioning on the tiny banks and curves is crucial, but you can also give your fellow racers a well-deserved shove. (I can barely remember playing with slot cars, but I don't remember boost pads and power-ups on my dad's dusty old set.) The game includes Google Play challenges and IAP for currency and upgrades.

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Grab your throttle and get ready for some mobile miniature mayhem. Rail Racing is a fantastically fun-filled slot car racing game from the publishers of Reckless Racing, Raging Thunder 2, Tank Riders and many other mobile best-sellers.Race across fifty twisting tracks spanning a toy-riddled kid's room, a messy garage, a sun-drenched backyard, a darkened kitchen and a dusty attic. Whip your car between slots and watch out for pick-ups, boosters and obstacles.

Red Bull Racers

Oh hey, another slot car racer. Is this a new trend? Between this one and Polarbit's Rail Racer, I'd recommend the latter, since it allows for a more natural behind-the-car view instead of a top-down camera. That said, they're both free with IAP, so there's no reason you can't try each one yourself.

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Get ready for wild races, reckless overtakings and tons of action in the next generation of Slot Racing. Burn rubber and explore unique tracks in various game modes and compete against the best drivers in the world. Play with your friends, climb up the leaderboard, and show everyone who's No. 1. Jumps, drifts, loopings and reckless overtaking with cars of real world champions.

GLTools (graphics optimizer)

Okay, so this isn't really a game in the traditional sense, but if you're a regular Android gamer you should probably check it out. It's a driver package for OpenGL (the thing that makes mobile games work, kind of like DirectX for Windows) that lets you tweak performance and visual settings. As the description says, it's a lot like Chainfire3D (which hasn't been updated in over two years). If you want to make your games look better and/or run faster, and you know your way around a graphics settings menu, give it a shot. You'll need root.

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GLTools is a custom OpenGL driver (proxy), that is compatible with any known OpenGLES 2.0-compatible GPU + ARM processor, x86 processors are not supported (Galaxy Tab 3 for example). If you still don't understand, what this app is, the closest known analog is Chainfire3D.

  • Change resolution and rendering bitness in any app, even if it doesn't support that by default.
  • Change GPU name and enjoy enhanced graphics even on a noname low-end GPU.
  • Take full control over textures: now you can decompress/recompress them (even if your GPU doesn't support that texture format) and resize. Note that decompression feature is available only if you'll install a plugin (internet is required to do that)
  • Optimize shaders on-the-fly for optimal performance (the same optimizer is used in Unity3D engine by default)
  • Enable MSAA or CSAA in any app to improve graphics quality (make sure that your GPU supports that)
  • Measure gained performance with a nice onscreen FPS counter (or you can output FPS information to Logcat if you are a pro)

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Globlins

Cartoon Network has been making some pretty solid games as of late. The newest one is Globlins, and while the story is a bit convoluted, the puzzle action should be satisfying to fans of the genre. You're trying to rid your laboratory of microscopic critters using an eye dropper. Saturate them enough, and they explode, filling up the critters on top, bottom, left, and right. It's possible on some levels to use this chain reaction to clear the entire board with a single drop. IAP is included, but any decent puzzle gamer should be able to do without the extra currency.

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Alien globs are brainwashing your friends. It’s time to burst their bubbles. Save the world from the inside out in GLOBLINS, a goo-busting PUZZLE GAME like no other. You’ve never seen puzzles like this. Help Booster and his friends clear board after board of Globlin-infested brains. Add drops to grow creatures until they explode. Pop the Globlins to create killer combos and clear each level. Can you solve each puzzle without running out of drops?

TriBlaster

Bulky Pix's latest game brings back memories of Tempest and other early space shooters. You control a triangle on a rail, blasting geometric shapes in a high-resolution nod to vector graphics. The strangely angular shapes of the levels help determine the difficulty, which ramps up steeply. Naturally extra weapons and power-ups unlock as your score increases, but getting past all 100 levels will not be easy.

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Shoot enemies, survive, gain lives, achieve high scores all in an old school vector style game. Control the TriBlaster in an unknown dimension and bring down your foes. The goal is to survive and achieve high scores. Retro-games were never easy, and this ain't changing. Go go go there are 100 levels out there. Completing levels isn't enough when you're a hardcore player, you need more challenge right? Some of them achievements are hard to find.

DJMAX TECHNIKA Q

DJMAX is apparently a huge game that I've never heard about. That's OK, because it's essentially a new take on Dance Dance Revolution. This is the first mobile entry in the franchise, including 50 tracks/levels. You know how this goes: hit the cues in time with the music, power up during the tricky bits, and get the highest score. The free game comes with in-app purchases, but it looks like they're mostly cosmetic and optional.

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Get your groove on in the latest addition to the DJMAX series. The HIT arcade and console rhythm action game, TECHNIKA, has now arrived on mobile devices. In this edition, you can enjoy not only the songs from the DJMAX series but also play exclusive songs featured only in TECHNIKA.

  • The unprecedented arsenal of 50+ songs with full music videos in the background.
  • Fast and challenging play style unlike any other rhythm game. Split screen system puts a new spin on the popular genre.
  • High definition background displays set the tone for the song and is unique to each and every song.
  • Compete with your friends using the ranking system and see whose musical prowess dominates the scene.

Darkstone

Darkstone may look like a pretty typical action RPG, with the usual classes, real-time combat, inventory juggling, and Tolkien-inspired monsters. And it is. But younger gamers might not remember the original release on the PlayStation and Windows, in the ancient time of A.D. 1999. It's basically Diablo without the charm, so if you're feeling a craving for an old-school dungeon crawler, check it out... but fans of the original might not like the new free-to-play structure.

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Archmages and Warriors from around the world, the Inhabitants of the Lands of Uma need you. Lord Draak's henchmen are spreading chaos in Uma. Are you going to let them get away with it? The Evil Draak has joined forces with Death and is destroying everything in his path. Explore huge dungeons to find the 7 Legendary Crystals to put an end to his vile acts. It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to survive in the hostile regions of this desolate land.

Mana Crusher

Here's an interesting twist on the grid puzzle standard. Instead of swapping around tiles, you're tasked with drawing the longest line possible connecting similar pieces, getting bonus points for longer lines. That mechanic should be enough for 100 puzzle levels, though there's also a very basic story to each one and a leveling system... which is probably only included for a bit of nudging towards the in-app purchases. Some gamers might recognize this one from Facebook.

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Puzzle game & wizard cards collection. Gather your team of wizards to complete over 100 puzzles in the magic world of Mana Crusher. Explore the world of Mana Crusher, recruit new wizards, learn new spells, and compete with rival wizards in an innovative puzzle game: draw long path to collect mana and cast powerful spells. Get new wizards in the lottery and collect them all. You will never run out of surprises in Mana Crusher.

Noah Should

Noah Should is... strange. You play the Biblical figure as he prepares his ark, but the gameplay is an odd mix of endless runner, Tetris, and physics. You run across the plain to nab animals, then toss and stack 'em on your boat, then try to keep it steady through the great flood. It's a little hard to describe (and more than a little pretentious), but luckily, the game is completely free with no ads or IAP. Give is a try if you want something weird.

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A philosophical game about the meaning of life. Catch some animals, fill you boat and try to survive to the downpour.

  • Dare to accept the ultimate challenge of the last downpour... Only one chance to win.
  • Millions years of gameplay (more or less).
  • Unlock 22 different powers.
  • Unlock 10 boats.
  • Save a lot of animals.
  • 4 different environments.

Shu's Garden

If Katamari Damacy played out in 2D, and was cute rather than creepy, it would look a lot like Shu's Garden. You control a... well, I don't know what that thing is to be honest, but it's basically an animate clump of dirt that gathers up plants to make itself bigger. You control Shu with a few basic physics-based jumps and device tilts, trying to grab flowers and plants as you go and drop them off in other places to nurture the garden. The game is soothing rather than frantic, and includes no ads or in-app purchases.

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Grow your own garden playground with Shu, a bouncy alien who nourishes the soil wherever she rolls. Shu can shrink really small then release her energy and jump high into the air. Plant blossoms stick to her and she can shake them off in new locations to plant the seeds. Plants grow as the days pass, but remember that plants need nutrition to stay healthy and grow tall. Little ones will enjoy exploring and playing on this mysterious planet while learning to care for their own garden.

Epic Ball Game: Space Soccer

Epic Ball Game: Soccer is an odd little title where you and an ET stand-in play a game of shootout. The graphics are actually pretty good (check the trailer - the screenshots don't do them justice), and you can use an interesting collection of tricks to get by the goalkeeper. Do it quickly, though - if you run out of defensive columns, you're toast. The game includes local multiplayer on a single device, air hockey-style, plus online matches.

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Meet the air hockey revolution - Epic Ball Game: Space Soccer. No more paddles, no more pucks, no more plastic tables - move the energy ball by the energy fields on the alien playground. Use tricks, weapons and Jedi Knight's reaction to win in this uncompromising soccer duel. Score to the top of the world ranking or be a leader among your friends. Offline and online play modes and unique space atmosphere.

Freeway Mutant

You're a mutant. Not the sexy, empowered kind from X-Men. No, just a creepy monster, running down the road with a gun. For some reason it's been sprinkled with land mines and other mutants, not to mention various tasty treats (mm, kidneys) for your mutated protagonist to munch on. It's pretty simple, with some basic gun upgrades for a dollar, which also removes the game's advertising.

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Run wild on the freeway in a lush American suburb. Collect uranium, bolts, gold, and your enemies' kidneys to craft a fierce array of guns to display JUST HOW ALPHA YOUR MUTANTNESS IS. We made this thing in 10 hours. We don't even know what it is.

  • One touch gameplay
  • OVER FOUR (.) guns
  • Almost SIX enemy types.
  • Explosive curling disks (?)
  • A great pair of rotund mutant buttocks
  • Flappy giblets

The Wall - Medieval Heroes

The Wall bills itself as a tower defense game, but that's a bit narrow - it also combines the resource management and troop movement elements of a more traditional real-time strategy game. You'll have to juggle different unit types and keep your town upgraded and repaired to advance through the levels. The sprite graphics are pretty good, though they look better-suited to tablets than smartphones. This looks like a game that would excel with multiplayer, but alas, it's nowhere to be found.

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In The Wall: Medieval Heroes, defend your village, which is besieged by aggressive, jealous barbarians. Discover a new game genre that combines tower defense and resource management with The Wall: Medieval Heroes. Keep an eye on your villagers, who will gather the resources you need to create your army behind the wall, and deploy your units strategically in front of it. All hell is going to break loose in this rural idyll, with 8 villages and 7 game modes that you can play and replay as you wish.

Slido

Imagine Missile Command as an artsy, minimalist twitch game. That's basically Slido, where the object is to slide the floor around to make sure the correct dots hit the correct tiles. Mess up and your tile will be knocked down a peg. This is one of those simple little games that gets amazingly hard as you progress. A single $1 in-app purchase removes the advertising.

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Slido is a fun and intuitive game with an addicting gameplay. Slide the color buckets and catch the falling blocks. Your goal is to get as many points as you can while the game is gradually getting harder. In Slido, each of your color buckets has three levels of health. You can recover your health level by catching a special energy up block. You can also catch a shield block that will protect your color bucket when you catch the wrong block.

Maya the bee: The Ant's Quest

Gamers in the US probably aren't aware of Maya the Bee, a kid's book and TV series that's popular in Germany and has been translated for distribution around the world. This kid's game features the eponymous heroine helping out the local ant colony with game mechanics that closely resemble Nintendo's puzzle/strategy favorite Pikmin. The Ant's Quest has non-violent objectives and no in-app purchases, so parents should be OK with their kids giving it a go.

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Panic broke out in the anthill. The ant queen has been infected by a strange virus. Time is running out, we have to act as quickly as possible or the anthill will languish. The queen needs your services: bring back all the necessary fruits to prepare her healing potion. In Maya The Bee: Ants Quest you control different kinds of ants: the soldiers, the workers and the conveyors, each one of them having their own functions. Recruit new ants, beware the wasps and solve the many challenges standing in your way.

Allies in War

Allies In War looks like another take on the mobile real time strategy genre with basic base-building and unit management. And it is - there's nothing new or interesting about the presentation, with one exception. Instead of focusing on the player-versus-player aspects of strategy games, Allies In War lets you take on computer-controlled bosses in co-op missions. It's still a free-to-play "MMO" game, so prepare for lots of IAP and grinding.

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Take command of a powerful modern army and conquer your enemies in Allies in War, a military real-time strategy combat game. Build up your base, upgrade buildings and defenses, and crush the enemy bases to teach them to fear your alliance. Donate to unlock new buildings, and help your friends defeat Bosses in epic fights. To win the war collect bonus items from challenging single player missions and epic co-operative battles. Form Alliances with friends and other players, and fight in weekly tournaments for big rewards.

Infinite Warrior

Endless runners are all fine and good for mobile, but they're noticeably lacking in one of the ancient pillars of video games: intense violence. Infinite Warrior mixes real-time combat and an RPG leveling system, plus some decent graphics that are part Skyrim and part 300. Run forward, kill dudes, run some more, kill more dudes. You'll need excellent timing and good equipment to get through the later levels. And of course, you can pay for those with real money.

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Play the next generation of Endless Runner with a twist of RPG with INFINITE WARRIOR. In the fantasy world of Infinite Warrior you fight an epic battle against an endless onslaught of bloodthirsty enemies. Unleash Hell by performing swift, well-timed finger swipes at opponents and be rewarded with gold, loot and gritty over-the-top 3D animations recorded by Hollywood fight coordinators. Wage War on 9 unique and visually breathtaking battlefields, in full 3d.

Baby Bird Bros.

Amazingly, this is not a rip-off of another title hoping for SEO hits - neither "Angry" nor "Flappy" is mentioned anywhere in the description of Baby Bird Bros. What you will find is a basic puzzle-avoider game, in which you match two or more eggs by drawing lines and avoiding those of a different color. The game uses Facebook but not Google+, which is a bit of a blow for those who love petty social network competition.

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Welcome to the exciting new world of Baby Bird Bros. This bright and colorful epic game takes action-puzzles to the next level. Draw lines to connect magical eggs of the same color and match 2 or more of them. Sounds simple? You will be surprised how desperately challenging, yet incredibly fun, this might be. Interactive tutorial will help you understand the game basics in 3 easy steps. 150+ really challenging levels will keep you engaged.

Knight Runner World Chronicles

Minecraft graphics + standard endless runner gameplay + fantasy setting = Knight Runner World Chronicles. Note to developers: polygonal games should not be described as "8-bit." That said, this looks like a competent little runner game for Minecraft fans.

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Hear ye, hear ye. Can you save the princess? Can you duck, dive and jump around, over and under fire breathing dragons and other obstacles? You think you can? Then take hold of Sir William Ballace and go save the princess.

  • Simple swipe controls that are easy to use
  • Unlock powerups and level up your character
  • 3D running, turning, jumping and sliding.
  • Play two different levels

 

X-Men: Battle of the Atom

Hey look, another licensed card battle game. Releasing an X-Men flavored card game is particularly cruel, since this franchise has been used for some decent beat-em-ups and fighters in the past (which you should check out instead). Some of the art looks pretty good, and I suppose Marvel fanatics can probably find a few incredibly obscure mutants to geek out about. There will probably be a content expansion when the new movie comes out this summer.

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Prepare yourself for the most uncanny, astonishing card-battle game of them all. Fight your way through single-player missions as Wolverine, Storm, Iceman, and other all-time X-Men favorites. Recruit hundreds of characters spanning 50 Years of X-Men history, assemble the ultimate team, and experience the greatest storylines from the comics – past and present – in epic multiplayer 20-vs.-20 real-time battles.

Star Wars: Assault Team

Android Police coverage: Star Wars: Assault Team Is Now Live In The US, Just In Case You Want A Completely Uninteresting Star Wars Card Game

I can't count how many completely unnecessary card battle games are on the Play Store. But I can count how many completely unnecessary Star Wars card battle games are on the Play Store: two. If you want to hear the same tired theme and read the same lines you've been quoting since 1977, then be pushed towards in-app purchases for useless upgrades, this is the game for you.

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Assemble a powerful team of your favorite Star Wars™ heroes, and battle enemies and other players across the galaxy in STAR WARS™: ASSAULT TEAM. Strategize to give your team the winning edge in this unique, turn-based combat game from Disney Mobile in partnership with LucasArts. Infiltrate enemy fleets and outsmart your opponents in exciting, face-to-face combat. Embark on epic missions to escape from enemy ships, find the Wookiee resistance, survive ambushes on the streets of Mos Espa, and much more.

 

Blizzard AR Viewer

If you're the biggest Blizzard fan in the universe, you've probably proven it by purchasing the Collector's Edition of the latest Diablo expansion, which includes a fancy art book. You can use this app to see 3D models of the creatures found within. You know, the same creatures you can see in 3D models in the actual game.

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The Blizzard® Augmented Reality Viewer app brings select images in the Diablo IIl®: Reaper of Souls™ Collector’s Edition art book to life through the power of animation. Airtime or Wi-Fi connection is required for use.

WTF Game(s) Of The Week

Widget RPG

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Widget RPG Is A Tiny One-Button Role Playing Game That Hangs Out On Your Homescreen

TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP. TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP. TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP, TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP. TAP TAP TAP.

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Explore the world where absurdity is everyday reality. Tap the widget to progress through game, gather experience, level up, find items and equip your hero with them. Experience what you have never experienced before in the game like no other.

• simplified role-playing game
• easy to play, easy to master
• transform mindless taps on widget to actions in a fantasy world
• game where your imagination matters
• 65 items never seen together in a single game (24 unique)
• 55 NPCs to kill or befriend (35 unique)
• 9 locations to explore

 

 

Mr President FREE

This is game where you shit on various foreign leaders. That's about it, really - you don't need any more description to know what Mr President is about. Brevity may be the soul of wit, but probably not in this case.

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On the edge of a new Cold War, or worst, 3rd world war, let's take control of the world's destiny. On Mr President, Show Vladimir Putin, North Korea or Iran who's the real boss. Mr President is a never seen shooting game, allowing you to take control of international negotiation in a very unique way. Pick you character and go kick some presidential posterior by trying to stick your finger in their rump. But be careful, the opponent won't get teased so easily, and you will have to avoid their falling pooh to make it to the top of the world.

Flop Fu - Physics Fighter

Have you ever seen a couple of puppies try to fight each other? Their clumsy flailing is about 10 times more effective than the insane flopping gyrations of the fighters in Flop Fu. It looks pretty much like any Street Fighter clone, right up to the point where the fighters start moving. Then it looks like a Street Fighter clone where all the characters are having grand mal seizures.

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Fun, hilarious and totally out of the ordinary, Flop Fu is a ragdoll fighter with both single player and realtime multiplayer modes. Flop and flail your way to the top of the global leaderboards and dominate the ranks of the Flop Fu universe with over 15 different hilarious characters to choose from. Let the body parts fly with endless ragdoll fighter fun.

         

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Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • NickAVV

    Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes isn't a $60 demo to the real MGS5. It's only $30

    • maximilien321

      My Uncle Aiden got an almost new cream
      Lincoln MKS Sedan by working part time off of a laptop. have a peek here C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

  • Arth

    Graphics on new Darkstone looks nice, but I'll steer away from free-to-play games.
    Darkstone PSX version still playable just fine on my phone using epsxe, plus with savestate.

  • Richard Markert

    Widget RPG sounds a lot like Progress Quest on the PC. A game where you literally do nothing to play it except run it.

  • Matthew Fry

    TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP. TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP. TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP, TAP TAP TAP TAP TAP. TAP TAP TAP.

  • Erika Uehara

    I found this one. Much more different that all the usual puzzle games.
    Got addicted to it
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coolness.fsdnp

    It is called Thunder Puzzle, from Japan

    • Erika Uehara

      Hmm... I had trouble looking for the English name..
      In japanese it is called 雷パズル
      You can find it if you search for coolness thunder in Google Play ;)

  • bert

    What about Multiplayer Snake, The new supercool snake game with powerups to play with your friends. And with classic snake mode!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pleitergames.multisnake