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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

Medieval Wars:Strategy&Tactics

Today's roundup is presented by Medieval Wars: Strategy & Tactics from Herocraft. The latest entry in this tactical series takes the turn-based strategy sessions to medieval Europe, where you'll conquer with fire and sword. The primary game features three campaigns, 17 units, and the traditional "hot potato" multiplayer sessions from previous titles. The game is a free download with three sample levels, with IAP upgrades for individual campaigns or the full game.

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The history of medieval Europe is rich in bloody wars and conflicts. The Norman invasion, the Crusades, the Hundred Years' War, the Reconquista, the Wars of the Roses, the Albigensian Crusade and endless peasant riots A new game in the Strategy & Tactics series gives you an opportunity to try your strength in confrontations between the most ruthless conquerors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games

Half-Life 2

Android Police coverage: [New Games] NVIDIA Releases The SHIELD Versions Of Portal And Half-Life 2 At The Same Time

Valve's Half-Life series is nothing short of legendary in terms of first-person shooters, and now gamers with NVIDIA's SHIELD have a chance to re-live the second chapter. The game has been out for the better part of decade, so it's not like the graphics will blow you away, but just fitting the large story and complex production onto a mobile platform (even a gaming-specific one) is impressive. You'll need $10 and more than 2GB of space to play.

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As featured in TegraZone and with over 50 Game of the Year Awards and a the highest MetaCritic score of any PC game, Half-Life 2 is one of the most celebrated and best selling games of all time. Winner of multiple Game of the Decade Awards, Half-Life 2 offers a startling level of realism and responsiveness, opening the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him, from the physical environments to the behaviors – even the emotions – of both friends and enemies.

Portal

Android Police coverage: Portal For Nvidia Shield Review: This Was A Triumph

If Half-Life 2 is the shooter to end all shooters, then Portal is the one that made non-shooter fans sit up and pay attention. This modern classic relies more on thought and 4-dimensional prowess than bullet blasting, and the humor derived from the game's AI villainess is just as biting and laugh-out-loud funny as it ever was. Check our review above if you don't believe me. Like Half-Life 2, Portal is ten bucks and only works on the SHIELD.

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As featured in TegraZone and winner of over 70 industry awards and 95% MetaCritic score, Portal is available on NVIDIA SHIELD. Portal is a hybrid of FPS and puzzle style gaming that creates a new genre of spatial brain teasers, offering hours of totally unique gameplay. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories and noted for its humorous writing, the game requires player to solve puzzles and challenges by opening portals, maneuvering objects, and moving themselves through space in ways that used to be impossible.

CastleStorm - Free to Siege

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Zen Studios Launches CastleStorm: Free To Siege Into The Play Store, Doesn't Cause Structural Damage

Zen Studios first major foray off of the pinball table is a strange mishmash standard side-scrolling beat-em-ups, tower defense, and - strangely enough - Angry Birds. This fantast battleground sees you defending your castle with commanded troops and venturing into battle mano a mano with your personal hero. The game plays out in 2D with appealing 3D graphics, and whatever your tastes, there should be at least some portion of the game that will scratch your gaming itch.

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Welcome to the world of CastleStorm - Free to Siege, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler. CastleStorm - Free to Siege includes all of the features in the critically acclaimed console version of the game.

  • 2D physics destruction
  • Action-strategy-beat’em up genre mashup
  • Console quality graphics
  • Full voicovers and story line
  • Original soundtrack by Waterflame
  • Controls tailored to the touch screen
  • Upgradeable weapons, spells and characters
  • 8 playable hero characters

 

Hazumino

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Hazumino Mashes Up Tetris With An Endless Runner For A Delightfully Maddening Tetromino Experience

Tetris AND an endless runner, all mixed up in one? What madness is this? Quite a bit of it actually - the puzzle-progression gameplay is simple enough to grasp, but building your road ahead of you as you go is much harder than it sounds. You use the usual blocks and a few jumps to get your character to the end. The constant threat of death by falling keeps things interesting, if the wacky characters and annoying music aren't enough.

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Run, jump and build your way to new worlds and high scores in Hazumino, the game that combines relentless endless-runner with tricky block puzzle gameplay. Play with a range of characters in cool worlds, compete against your friends and become a Hazumino master.

  • The FULL Hazumino experience.
  • Intense endless-runner fused with block puzzle gameplay
  • 12 awesome characters
  • 5 unique and challenging levels
  • Cross-platform OpenKit leaderboards
  • Pumping chiptune soundtrack by Anastasios Manolopoulos
  • Share your high scores on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Powered by Unity

Magazine Mogul

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Kairosoft Continues To Churn Out Retro Gaming Sims With Magazine Mogul

As a quasi-journalist myself, I can't help but feel somewhat emasculated by the tiny, pixelated inhabitants of Kairosoft's Magazine Mogul - after all, at least they've got an office. Still, no one at Android Police ever has to write celebrity news, so we'll count our blessings. In this game you ostensibly dig up dirt on Hollywood and other soft topics, but the core gameplay is pretty similar to all of Kairosoft's strangely addictive management simulations.

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Take charge of your own magazine. It's up to you to turn heads and help your community grow through the power of the press. It all starts with compelling coverage. Brainstorm story ideas and angles with your editorial team, then deploy staff to put those ideas into print. Hit the streets for info and you just might snag the hottest scoop of the year. Wider circulation means better publicity and tourism for your town, so win new readers over with fresh and interesting features.

Aliens Drive Me Crazy

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Aliens Drive Me Crazy Provides Just As Good A Reason As Any To Stand Up To An Alien Invasion

Aliens are here. You have guns. This seems like a pretty straightforward situation. In fact, in this quirky and colorful platformer your car is your first weapon of choice, smashing over black-clad aliens and through 2D buildings to get away from what looks like a giant robot chicken. On occasion you'll hop out and fix your problems with good old-fashioned lead, getting upgrades and power-ups along the way.

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The few Alien Spaceships have crept into earth's orbit with no warning. The loss of global satellite communications puts the world in danger. Survivors must fight using guerrilla tactics... Take control of your car and blast your way through the city to reach an alien's base. Defeat invaders and terryfying Bosses to get access to powerful weapons, cars and power-ups.

Bridge Constructor Medieval

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Physics Game Bridge Constructor Goes Medieval In A Middle Ages-Based Sequel

Bridge construction has been a strangely flourishing niche with science students and those who take the term "physics game" a bit too seriously, but what happens when you take away the iron and steel? Then you'll have to build with wood and stone, creating a whole new set of challenges for Bridge Constructor Medieval. Swap metal for mortar and you can enjoy 40 levels and Google Play Games integration with the same core mechanics.

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Dive into the Middle Ages and play the successor to the worldwide #1 hit, Bridge Constructor. Bridge Constructor Medieval turns back the clock a few centuries to the time of knights and castles. Build sturdy bridges to supply your city with provisions - or cunningly constructed bridges that collapse under the weight of attacking troops, sending the horde of enemies into the abyss below. You won’t even be safe from cannon fire in the 40 brand new levels. Protect your foot soldiers and your horse-drawn carriages with covered bridges and stable pillar structures.

 

Word Monsters

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Rovio Stars' Word Monsters Is A Social Word Game In Need Of Friends

Hey look, a game from Rovio that doesn't feature birds, angry or otherwise! Well, sort of - this one's published by Rovio, anyway. In Word Monsters, you play on a board that's halfway between Boggle and Tetris, selecting the right words to chomp down in order to clear all of them away. A timer puts a literal ticking clock on things, and each board has a word theme. It's harmless enough fun, and the booster and customization IAP is entirely optional.

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Word up, Word Monsters. Play this FREE social word game with your friends and compete with players around the world to see who’s the top monster of them all. And for the first two weeks, get a yummy -40% off all cookies and coins. PLAY WITH FRIENDS. Challenge your friends and see who can swipe the words away in the fastest possible time. TONS OF THEMES. Enjoy over 25 themes packed with related words, or unlock many more – yours to earn or purchase.

METAL SLUG DEFENSE

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Metal Slug Defense Moves The Classic SNK Franchise Into Familiar Free-to-Play Territory

Metal Slug is a game for manly men, filled with the non-stop action of blazing bullets and thumping tanks. Why the creators would choose to make a real-time defense game in the same vein as Plants vs Zombies is a real mystery. Maybe it's got something to do with the constant pushes for in-app purchases. In any case, you can see the series' fine 2D art and charming humor on display, if not its signature fast-paced gameplay.

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Downloaded by more than 1.5 million players in only 8 days. On to 2 million downloads.! “METAL SLUG”, the pinnacle of 2D action-shooting on NEOGEO returns in a Tower Defense / Strategy game on Android. Command your troops in order to seize the throne of the world’s best “METAL SLUG” player. Send your units to the battlefield and take over enemy bases with a simple tap of your finger.

Games

Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage Breaks The Ice On Android

Icebreaker is a physics puzzler that's become a minor favorite on iOS, and considering the crowded field, that's no small task. Your job is to free your fellow grizzly Vikings from their constraints with gameplay that's constantly shifting across levels, but incorporates elements of Cut The Rope, Fruit Ninja, World of Goo, and other such modern staples. A dollar gets you over 140 levels - not bad - with IAP that's completely optional.

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An icy wind has swept the Vikings away, leaving them stranded throughout the land and surrounded by trolls, deadly traps, dangerous enemies, and worst of all… troll snot. Now it’s up to you to save them. Use your icebreaking skills to solve puzzles and cut your way through ice, rope, cannons, explosives, slime and… err… chickens to get your clan back safely to the Viking longboat.

Heroes : A Grail Quest

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Heroes: A Grail Quest Is Heroes Of Might And Magic-Inspired Mobile Strategy That's Free Of IAPs

Remember the old Heroes of Might & Magic games? The developers of this little gem do, because they've fashioned this cutesy little game after the original series. Sail to foreign shores, meet interesting people, then kill them in hexagonal turn-based combat. The art, animation, and music are simple, but the game will please any fan of standard strategy RPGs. The fact that it's just a dollar with no in-app purchases doesn't hurt.

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Heroes : A Grail Quest is a turn-based strategy game in a fantasy world. The player leads the hero and his army across the world to find the lost artifact and to save the king and his kingdom. You will go on an exciting journey with lots of battles, powerful atrifacts, magic and dungeons.

• Old-school turn-based strategy game.
• A lot of creatures for recruiting.
• Artifacts and magic scrolls.
• A vast world for exploring.
• Simple and intuitive control.
• Simple 3D graphics.

 

Dragon Coins

Android Police coverage: [New Game] SEGA's Dragon Coins Combines Pokemon With A Weird Coin-Shooting Arcade Game, For Some Reason

You know those quarter-shooter games at the arcade? You know, the ones where you shoot a quarter strategically at a moving shelf, and hope that the motion makes more of them fall out? Imagine that, with Pokemon. That's Dragon Coins. Apparently this sort of casual coin game is popular over in Japan, and SEGA is hoping that mixing it with the tried and tested catch-battle-evolve standard will make it rain quarters.

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COIN DROPPING ACTION, MONSTER-COLLECTING FUN. Dragon Coins is a FREE monster-collection game with a fun arcade twist. Epic adventure awaits as you battle enemies, collect unique monsters and become a coin dropping master. MASTER THE DROP. Charge your monsters up for attack by dropping coins on the moving platform. Push coins off the edge and watch them attack. Lead your team to victory as you master the art of coin dropping.

Snailboy

A talking snail seems like an unlikely hero for a platforming game, but perhaps no more so than a fat plumber, an inexplicably blue hedgehog, or whatever the hell Rayman is. Standard platforming mechanics and a few physics puzzles utilizing Snailboy's elastic nature make the game interesting enough, but the graphics are downright gorgeous for an otherwise simple mobile game. It's free with no in-app purchases, at least for the moment.

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Snailboy is a fun physics based, puzzle platform game, with rich graphics, killer sounds and over 45 levels of intoxicating game play. Meet Snailboy, a cheeky garden mollusc, super obsessed with his quest for the perfect shell. Somewhere in your enchanted garden, this lively little guy has been ambushed by the Sneaky Shadow Gang. They’ve stolen his shell-pack, along with his prized collection of precious shells. Help Snailboy rescue them back and head out on a courageous journey of epic proportions.

1849

Would you like your city-building sim with a more down-home feel? Then give 1849 a try. In this game you're building a frontier town, hoping to attract the business of homesteaders and 49s on the verge of the famous California gold rush. There may or may not be gold in them thar hills, but there's certainly money in the traveller's pockets, not to mention in the surrounding soil. The sprite-based graphics are impressive, the plinky country music is appealing, and the IAPs don't unbalance the game... which is good, since it's on the expensive side.

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The year is 1849, and gold has just been discovered in California. You decide to head out west, to seek fame and wealth in the approaching Gold Rush. Will you strike it rich and become an overnight mining magnate? Or build your fortune bit by bit by supplying 49ers with pickaxes and blue jeans? 1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and keep your citizens housed, fed, and entertained.

 

King's League: Odyssey

King's League was apparently a popular web game before it entered the murky waters of mobile, but you'd never guess from looking. It's one of the typical 2D round-based battle games that's sprung up lately: recruit and equip your heroes, then set them loose against vaguely-defined enemies. The sheer number of friendlies and foes on screen, as well as the variety of player classes to choose from, is probably the biggest draw here. Two bucks with in-app purchases for more powerful units. [Editors note: the game descriptions says there are no IAPs for currency, which is technically true, but somewhat disingenuous - a game that's free on the web and $2 on your phone should be complete.]

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The acclaimed Flash strategy hit game with over 8 Million plays finally arrives on Google Play, enhanced with extra premium content, HD graphics and an exclusive character for Android. King's League: Odyssey is a 100% premium game with *no in-game currency as IAPs* and perfectly balanced for a true gamer's experience. Recruit & manage an army of over 40 unique classes including Lancers, Berserkers, and Dragoons to compete against other teams in the League.

Battle Gems (AdventureQuest)

Battle Gems is a lot like a standard matching puzzle game, except that your prowess on the puzzle field corresponds to a proxy RPG fight happening on the top of the screen... which makes it a lot like Puzzle Quest and its various sequels. But with an irreverent disregard for the standard fantasy RPG setting and a fair bit of polish to the mechanics, Battle Gems might be worth your time for some mindless fun. The free-to-play game has IAP, but without any head-to-head multiplayer, it doesn't feel manipulative.

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A battle/puzzle game with monsters so epic that you'll forget you're still in the bathroom. You’re a busy hero. You have dragons to rescue and princesses to defeat. Or is it the other way around? Join the other players in a race to the fire-erupting, skull-faced volcano lair at the top of the world map. It’s called Mount Death Dread Doom Skull. Within it, you will find the ultimate prize. The path there is an unforgettable adventure, fraught with peril (…and puns).

 

Dig to China

Combine Dig Dug with an endless runner and you'd get something similar to Dig to China. There are no enemies to fight - the only objective is to dig deeper with each round. Use the resources you collect to get better equipment or more time, and strategically plan your subterranean route to pick up the randomly-placed clocks and extend your run.

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A chunky tile busting digging game. Dig through a billion blocks en route straight to China. Collect resources, buy upgrades, get as deep as you can before the time runs out - repeat.

Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi Free

Chillingo is back with another edition of its long-running tower defense series, this time getting rid of the somewhat anachronistic WWII setting for something more playful.The sci-fi version of the game keeps the basic tower defense structure and the whimsical plaything units, adding in 8 enemy types for 72 missions. If you just want to try out the game, there's a free version available as well.Though the full game is paid, it still uses dual currencies and in-app purchases - boo.

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Tremble. Robots are going to seize power over the universe. Feel the spirit of the ultimate space adventures and experience the most decisive battles in your life in the new thrilling tower defense game Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi. Discover unknown cosmic worlds in the latest entry in the Toy Defense game series, gained more than 15 million tower defense fans all over the world — Toy Defense 4: Sci-Fi.

Mega Dead Pixel

Mega Dead Pixel is a retro-flavored entry in the "endless falling" genre. You guide your nameless white pixel through an 8-bit minefield of contrasting colors and shapes, collecting coins and power-ups to extend your fall or do better next time. Get far enough and you transform into the Mega Pixel (still a formless white square, just bigger) for more destruction. Chillingo's usual IAP system is in place - annoying, but not necessary for the single-player experience. International readers, here's your download.

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Do all dead pixels go to heaven? The world’s first Addictive Arcade Retro Pixel Endless Faller. When pixels collide, it’s game over. Tap to steer your plucky pixel left and right as it descends through a minefield of dangerous retro shapes to build up your meter and transform into the almighty Mega Pixel. Master each descent to climb up the leaderboards and claim your place as the number one pixel. Grab coins to spend on game-changing headgear, bonuses, bombs and guns that’ll blast the pixels in your way, and much more.

Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy HD

This is the second of the Dracula point-and-click adventure games to feature protagonist Ellen Cross - you'd think that running into the prince of darkness in the first one would put her off of rare antiquities for good. Fans of the long-running series will enjoy its melodramatic story told over Myst-style exploration and puzzle-solving, with nary a twitch element to be found, but only adventure fans should spring for this relatively pricey title.

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Back at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellen Cross finally unveils the Dracula Portrait that she’s brought back from Istanbul. This highly prized work is unfortunately stolen during its first night in New York. While tracking the thief, Ellen discovers new information about the Shadow of the Dragon—the mysterious brotherhood that the infamous Vlad Tepes might have been affiliated with.

Shipstorm

Clear skies and a fair wind are all any honest sailor could ask for. But that's not what's in store for this good ship: between killer seagulls, a tempest that would put Prospero to shame, and all manner of pirates, your little vessel is in for a world of hurt. You're sailors in the hands of an angry god - Poseidon, to be precise - and your only hope for making it through the 2D maelstrom is perfect balance, by way of tilt controls.

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Poseidon is furious. Navigate your ship through the meanest storm the sea has ever seen and defend yourself against vicious seagulls, naval mines and all other dangers the ocean holds. Do you dare to embark on this cursed journey? Shipstorm is a new take on the endless runner. Hold your balance to keep your ship from tipping over and your passengers from being swallowed by the abyss.

3D MMO Celtic Heroes

Celtic Heroes is a full-fledged massively multiplayer online role-playing game, also known as a MMORPG. And what it lacks in originality (choosing to speckle the standard Everquest/WoW formula with a bit of Celtic lore) it makes up for in ambition: like all good MMOs, the shared multiplayer world is consistent, meaning you can team up with other real players a hundred at a time if you so fancy. It's also free-to-play, and for RPGs, that generally means a heavy grind or lots of IAP, or both.

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FREE Online 3D MMORPG Celtic Heroes. Join thousands of players online in a massive 3D open-world game of Celtic Mythology. Embark on an epic 3D MMORPG journey across the vast Highlands with thousands of other players online from across the world, to become real Celtic Heroes. Customise your character with unique features and skills, build new friendships, join Clans together and compete against rivals in game, in real-time to defeat thousands of enemies including brutal trolls and ferocious fire breathing dragons.

Swoc: of Swords and Blocks

Hey, look, another Puzzle Quest imitator with the played-out pixelated art style. Look, I'm just as surprised as the next guy that Bejeweled-style puzzles are the chocolate to the RPG leveling mechanic peanut butter, but we need to come up with a new twist here. In Swoc, your character selection and his or her skills are the means by which you bend the rules and move across the board, and it does have a 4-player hot potato mode.

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Become a Warrior, Mage, Druid, Paladin or one of the secret characters to experience a new take on Match-3 and Puzzle-RPG mash up. You are not only playing with the board of tiles, you are exploring the board itself. Every time you match 3 identical items, all the characters on the board might move and face each other. Every fighter will get power boosts or downgrades according to the items you match: the game is under your control.

Ocean Run 3D

It's an endless runner. It's underwater. That's about all you can say about Ocean Run 3D, really. Fine, I suppose I could wonder why our intrepid hero is collecting starfish (they don't go for much in the market), or how one manages to stay on a jet-powered surfboard underwater. I might also casually mention that the game has support for both Xbox and PlayStation controllers, which is a neat trick, since the former doesn't use Bluetooth.

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Surf underwater and complete levels by grabbing bonuses and floating puzzle pieces. Test your limits by surfing as far as possible and collecting as many seahorses as you can. Simply swipe your finger to jump and slide along the bottom of the ocean. Take advantage of the relief: bounce on gelatinous jellyfish and catapult yourself off scallop shells. But, beware. Your underwater surfer’s talent will be put to the test. Dodge explosive sea urchins, coral reefs and the huge Monster Fish which lurks below.

Mosaic: A Lights-Out Game

This game follows some of the same patterns as the old Lights Out handheld game from Tiger. You have to strategically white out the board as the game progresses, predicting the motion of the colored squares as they alternately turn on or off. Standard three-star levels and an endless "zen" mode round out the features.

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Mosaic is a puzzle game about simplicity, but that doesn't mean that it's easy. If you know the game Lights Out, you will already understand the premise of Mosaic. To win, you need to turn on all the color squares on the screen. Three tough modes. Play through the Regular, Zen, and Challenge. Zen mode is an unlimited, un-timed, relaxing mode to play through the game peacefully. Challenge mode is exactly that: the hardest, most challenging version of Mosaic.

 

Go Kane!

Go Kane is a super-simplified take on the old "pirate math" games - buy low, sell high, that's about it. There's a story to all of it, but it's decidedly sparse and flippant - you must raise A Lot Of Money in a Certain Amount Of Time or Bad Things Will Happen. If you're the kind of person who enjoys what my math teacher used to call "word problems," not to mention some self-effacing attempts at humor, give it a shot.

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Officially BANNED from the App Store. Unofficially LOVED on the Play Store. Go Kane is a dealing game full of suspense, drama and emotion. What exactly are you dealing? We won't say. Kane is in trouble. His girlfriend has been abducted and the kidnappers want an outrageous amount (What kind of a numbskull kidnapper calls the boyfriend and not the parents, anyway?) Time is short, and Kane must do what he does best: Sell goods that are not exactly legal. But hey, a man's got to sell what a man's got to sell.

The Lost Ship

There is no shortage of point-and-click adventure games on the Play Store. If you need another one in the fashion of Myst, with a bigger focus on atmosphere and puzzles than actual story, here ya go. One dollar, with no in-app purchases.

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Embark on your own treasure hunt in this beautifully designed classic point and click adventure game. Explore old trails, puzzles, and structures left behind by a castaway crew as you hunt for their lost pirate ship that was blown on to an island centuries ago. One dollar, with no in-app purchases. Uncle Henry has been hunting lost treasures for as long as you can remember. His stories of adventure excited your imagination as you were a child growing up.

Godzilla: Strike Zone

It's summer, the time of lackluster blockbusters, and the inevitable mobile tie-in games that follow. Actually I've got pretty high hopes for the American Godzilla remake, but I wouldn't put much faith into this game. You play a soldier tasked with rescuing San Francisco citizens from the King of Monsters, and you'll never actually engage the big guy himself. A little first-person running around, a little shooting, that's about it. But hey, it's free with no IAP, so let's not complain.

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Join a squadron of military heroes on a dangerous mission to face the ultimate force of nature: GODZILLA. Experience the breathtaking high-altitude sky jump from the movie as you air-drop into a devastated San Francisco and embark on a series of first-person rescue missions to evacuate survivors before it's too late. Your courage has never been more needed than it is today. See GODZILLA in theaters May 16.

Edge of Tomorrow Game

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Warner Bros. Releases Edge Of Tomorrow Game That Shows How To Take A Tagline Too Seriously

What is it with Tom Cruise and science fiction lately? He's been making nondescript scifi action movies that creep up on the summer and leave just as quietly. In Edge Of Tomorrow, you're trying to get from one side of an alien beach to another without getting eaten by giant starfish. When you die, you go back and start over. That's probably an interesting and unique mechanic in the movies (where characters are supposed to stay dead), but in games, it's kind of par for the course. As least it's free and the graphics are pretty.

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The epic sci-fi thriller game of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

WTF Game(s) Of The Week

Meme Duel = Pong + Breakout

There isn't much to say about Meme Duel. It's a Breakout clone that looks like it was made by a 4chan addict who kicked the habit and took up coding instead. See all your favorite Internet memes, including Doge, Forever Alone, THIS IS SPARTA, and all the other ones we use in the Android Police office chat (because we're mature adults, we are). Whether or not the game has any merit on its own is arguable, but it includes a multiplayer mode and in-app purchases for power-ups.

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Play solo or player vs player, MemeDuel is more than just Pong where you have to send a ball back and forth. Here, when the ball goes out of bounds, your defenses are there to save the day. But watch out. You 're not the only one to enjoy it: your opponent can also set up defenses. And not only defenses besides. Many bricks are available, sometimes even attack ones: a fastened canon bombards your opponent. In end-game levels, strengthens your defenses, by adding new bricks during the game.

Ouch! Couch

If Flappy Bird was a couch, or alternately a spaceship or a pig for some reason, it might look like this. No, I don't get it either.

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Ouch. Couch brings a gaming experience to the mobile devices not seen since the days of the arcades. Cruising the streets in custom designed sofas and davenports you’ll pick-up avid fans who simply can’t get enough of your downhill couching. Life's not all cupcakes and screaming girls - you must launch your couch into the air to avoid an assortment of different obstacles including: Fire Breathing Crocodiles, Flying Pigs, Dancing Robots and Penguin Waiters. The concrete waters are treacherous.

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  • 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

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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.

  • Matthew Fry

    I can honestly say that I never expected Half Life 2 and Portal to show up on the game roundup.

    • Senteliks

      Why being so suprised ?Deus Ex:The Fall did,Shadowrun did,Mount and Blade did ......... So why not porting Half Life 2 and Portal ?I am just sad that you can't play those game unless you have good phone (and besides I doubt that controls are very friendly)

      • Blue Sun

        Portal & Half Life 2 are nVidia Shield exclusives.

  • PhilNelwyn

    There's a problem with the featured app's widget.
    ( [/appbrain_app] )

    feel free to delete this once read

  • DKT70

    How come, when recommending a app, the app needs to be both original & groundbreaking, yet none of the above are either original or groundbreaking. All I see are runners, defense, jumpers/fallers, click n point adventures.

    • Yuku Sugianto

      Try Paperama. It is original, and best of all, it's ANDROID EXCLUSIVE =)

  • 8789a

    Missing are Dark Lands and Swipecart.

  • Alex Fielder

    Do you think that Portal 2 or Half Life 2 would work on the Ouya? (Since it's running a Tegra chip one could be forgiven for thinking yes...?)

    • ainen

      The OUYA has a Tegra 3. I believe they require a Tegra 4.

      • Alex Fielder

        Thanks.

  • Chris

    Holy crap Dragon Coins is so fun...I downloaded it and was like wow this looks really stupid. Then I started playing and I can't stop. Ahhh!!!

  • Nathan Friesen

    "What is it with Tom Cruise and science fiction lately?"
    Well, he is an investor in the cult of Scientology, so there's that.

    • Ryan Smith

      You are ignorant

  • Nick

    With as many games that get released every month (probably hundreds if not thousands) its be awesome if AndroidPolice could perhaps create a nice Top X games of quarter 1 2014. Its so easy for some great games to be drowned out by all the crap on the play store.

  • SlutMagnet

    I love this website, unique picks, no slideshows, no bullshit, no sensationalist bullshit. It's perfect for an average internet user like me.

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