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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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Games

Crossy Road

Android Police coverage: Popular Frogger Clone 'Crossy Road' Hops From iOS And The Amazon Appstore Onto Google Play

Crossy Road is Frogger. Sure, it's got charming "voxel" graphics and a bunch of different (and soon to be endangered) player-characters, but it's Frogger. Only and ever Frogger. The sole point of the game is to gain coins, which you can use to randomly earn more characters, some of which will change the environment to a local theme. If the slow coin collection gets you down you can watch ads to earn more, or just buy those characters for a buck each. (For your skinned game of Frogger.)

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Why did the Chicken cross the road? Why did the Pigeon leave THAT there? Why did Specimen 115 abduct that cow? Why did Unihorse eat all that candy?

  • Collect over 50 retro-styled, pop art inspired characters
  • Cross roads, train tracks, and rivers – endlessly hop forever
  • Dodge traffic in a candy wonderland with the Android Robot
  • Simple, pure, innovative gameplay
  • Free to play

 

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders

Android Police coverage: Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Takes To The Air On Android

Most of the flight simulator games on mobile platforms have extremely simple controls, more or less out of necessity. Sky Gamblers is a WWII dogfighting game that tries to buck that trend with multiple options for semi-realistic controls, even going so far as to include a cockpit view. Real planes and historic battles are present for history buffs, and players can hop online for co-op or competitive missions. The game is $1, plus in-app purchases for specific planes and cosmetic options - no currency or "cheats" allowed.

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THIS IS THE ULTIMATE WWII AIR COMBAT GAME. You’ll participate in visceral dogfights, protect cities and fleets, bomb enemy structures and even fly through tunnels. Everything is set up in accurately recreated real life locations like Pearl Harbor, Coast of Dover, Midway, Germany and France. Unparalleled visuals, special effects and audio including: specular masks, bump mapping, atmospheric scattering, volumetric clouds with realistic lighting.

Adventure Time Game Wizard

Android Police coverage: Cartoon Network's 'Adventure Time Game Wizard' Is A $4.99 Level Creator For Fans Of Finn And Jake

This is a pretty sweet idea: a game that's nothing but a level creator. OK, that's not all that novel, but the ability to use a rudimentary Adventure Time-themed programming language is quite cool (and a possible vector to get kids excited about computer science). If that doesn't work, you can draw out levels on a piece of paper and import them via the camera. Groovy. Adventure Time Game Wizard is $5 with no in-app purchases - all the tools and capabilities are included.

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Game Wizard gives you the power to make and play Adventure Time games. Finn and Jake face an all-new villain: Doodle Wizard. Battle his sketchy army across a huge open world including the Grasslands, Candy Kingdom, Ice Kingdom, Dungeons, and more. Play for hours in Adventure Mode, or make your own adventures. Use the Doodle Wizard’s secret glyph language to design custom video games. Fill your games with traps, loot, portals, enemies, and so much more.

Flockers

Android Police coverage: Flockers Is A Lemmings-Style Puzzle Game From The Creators Of Worms, Now Available On Google Play

Flockers looks a lot like Lemmings, and it uses the same basic formula: you guide a bunch of helpless sheep through a series of obstacles to get them safely through the levels. But this game comes from Team 17, the Worms guys, and it has their typically twisted sense of humor. One of the Worms actually guest stars as a mad genius type who'll stop at nothing to drop, crush, slice, stab, and generally dispatch all those sheep in hilariously violent ways. IAP lets you skip levels, but isn't used for anything else.

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New from the creators of Worms, comes Flockers, a game splattered full of dark humour. Sick of being used as Weapons in the Worms' endless battles, the Sheep decide to make a break for it. Save the Sheep by guiding them through crushers, giant buzz-saws, deep pits full of spikes and giant swinging meat cleavers. Help them escape their diabolical masters, or leave them to the Worms' diabolical traps and watch their insides explode all over the place. Like, everywhere.

Gunslugs 2

Android Police coverage: OrangePixel's Gunslugs 2 Supplies More 8-Bit Inspired, Gun-Totin', Nostalgia-Infused Platforming For $3.15

OrangePixel really knows how to do two things: platforming and gratuitous shooting. OK, three things: throw in pixelated graphics and characters with huge heads as well. Gunslugs 2 features all of the running and gunning action of the original with a significant graphical update, including enormous vehicles and stages set on high-speed backgrounds. The game is certifiably insane, so it's a good thing that the developer's tight control setup remains intact.

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A world under attack by tanks, spiders, bombs, rockets, aliens and more, needs a hero, you are that hero. are you ready to join the Gunslugs ? If you like over the top action, chaos, explosions, weirdness and don’t take it all too serious, then you know exactly what Gunslugs is all about. A combination of fast run and gun gameplay mixed with elements of all our favorite movies and other pop-art from the 90s and 80s.

Gunbrick

Android Police coverage: Gunbrick Offers A Unique Combination Of Platforming And Puzzles (Also Guns And Bricks)

A Gunbrick is a brick with a gun in it. In case that wasn't obvious. It's piloted by a duck wearing glasses, who (I assume) moves it around by wiggling like a kid in a cardboard box. This is a mix between platforming and puzzling, with the odd "one side at a time" movement expanded by alternately blasting things with the gun or using it to move around. The simple levels are interspersed with enormous boss battles.

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In a future where cars are obsolete, the Gunbrick has become a worldwide sensation. The Gunbrick - A gun one side... a shield on the other. Encounter wasteland mutants, crazed nerds, law enforcement and all manner of cube based adversaries. Roll your way through this action packed puzzle platformer.

• A Jam packed world set over three unique locations full of platform puzzling action.
• Epic Boss fights, including a thrilling chainsaw death match.
• Music by Eirik Suhrke (Creator of Ridiculous Fishing & Super Crate box)
• Casual swipe and tap controls, designed specifically for mobile devices (There are no ugly virtual buttons here)
• Unlockable Achievements
• Don’t worry parents there are zero In App purchases in this game.

WWE Immortals

Android Police coverage: Pro Wrestlers Pretend To Be Superheroes In The Free-To-Play Fighter WWE Immortals

What would it look like if WWE wrestlers pretended to be superheroes? Probably a lot like Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Shazam movie, but I digress. WWE Immortals is basically a remake of the popular Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game, but this time featuring a bunch of wrestlers with themed costumes and super attacks. The tap and swipe gameplay is intact, as is the online play and, regrettably, the freemium collect and upgrade model.

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Take your favorite WWE Superstars out of the ring and into the supernatural world of WWE IMMORTALS. Wield DEVASTATING POWERS to demolish opponents with innovative touch-based combat from the makers of Injustice and Mortal Kombat. SUPERCHARGE YOUR ROSTER with spectacular signature moves, gear and support cards. Bring the pain during live BONE-CRUNCHING BATTLES tied to WWE events.

LEGO® BIONICLE®

Android Police coverage: LEGO Brings Its BIONICLE Line To The Play Store As A Free Game With No In-App Purchases

I have fond memories of the original LEGO Bionicle toys, a sort of cross between conventional building bricks and stylized action figures. The company has been producing them for the better part of 15 years, and they're due for a re-launch right about now. This simple action-adventure game serves as a freebie ad for the new toy line, but it also fleshes out the elemental story and mythology behind the masked heroes. Like most LEGO games, Bionicle has no ads (well, aside from the game itself) or in-app purchases.

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The epic legend of LEGO® BIONICLE® is back. In the hunt for the ancient and powerful Mask of Creation, our six heroes Tahu, Kopaka, Onua, Gali, Pohatu and Lewa must fight to recover the lost masks of power to stop the rising evil on the mythical island of Okoto.

• Build and battle as the six heroes: Tahu - Master of Fire, Kopaka - Master of Ice, Onua - Master of Earth, Gali - Master of Water, Pohatu - Master of Stone or Lewa - Master of Jungle
• Dominate the battlefield with the heroes’ special moves
• Quest for the long lost Masks of Power in six elemental regions
• Collect more than 100 customizable pieces on your journey to the Masks of Power
• 74 arenas in all the regions of Okoto

LEGO® ULTRA AGENTS Antimatter

Android Police coverage: LEGO's Ultra Agents Adventure Game Gets A Sequel Called 'Antimatter' - Still Free With No IAP

We're overflowing with LEGO games this week. Ultra Agents is one of the company's less-known original properties, presenting a kid-friendly version of James Bond. This second entry in the game series is essentially a point-and-click adventure with a few mini-games and LEGO's typical building segments thrown in. As with most LEGO games, it has no in-app purchases - great for kids, so long as you don't want to be pestered with requests for building sets.

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This time, the Ultra Agents are under attack. ULTRA AGENT – we thought we had defeated the Super Villains menacing Astor City, but they were just a distraction from the real threat behind them: ANTIMATTER. He will stop at nothing until he has turned every good citizen bad. ANTIMATTER’s powerful weapons and henchmen are like nothing we tackled before. The stakes are the highest they have ever been, AGENT: we are giving you access to every new technology we have.

Spoiler Alert

Android Police coverage: New Platformer Spoiler Alert Makes You Play The Game Entirely In Reverse

What happens when you play a Mario-style platforming game... in reverse? Not much, actually. Spoiler Alert's premise is interesting: you run backwards through the entire game, un-killing bad guys and putting coins back in their places. While this is certainly novel, the game never really takes advantage of the idea. It's essentially all about perfect timing and placement, since there's a time paradox if you accidentally kill something you didn't on the "first" time through.

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When you pick up this game, it has already been beaten. The big bad boss is defeated, the coins are collected and the princess has been rescued. Why, oh why? Unraveling this mystery takes you through the entire game, from the last level to the first. You must uncollect the coins, revive the enemies and avoid nasty time paradoxes. In other words, you must uncomplete the game by playing it backwards.

N.O.V.A. 3: Freedom Edition

Android Police coverage: Gameloft Releases N.O.V.A. 3 Freedom Edition, A Free Version Of N.O.V.A. 3 With Ads And No In-App Purchases

Freedom is the American way! Not freedom in the sense of free beer, though - that's actually quite anti-American. But shooting enormous guns and blowing stuff up with questionable justification is very American, so all of my fellow Americans (and maybe some other people too) can rejoice in this new Freedom Edition of N.O.V.A. 3, Gameloft's Halo clone. It's free as in beer, with an extra helping of advertising, which is possibly the most American thing in the world. Thankfully there are no in-app purchases, American as they may or may not be.

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The most immersive and impressive sci-fi FPS franchise on smartphones is now completely free. Fight for humankind's survival. Four months after Kal Wardin defeated the Volterites, President Folsom is assassinated and the beleaguered colonies surrender to the Volterite Protectorate. Since then, Kal has been lying low, but a desperate plea from Yelena calls him back to save Earth and humankind…

Biz Builder Delux

So the latest EA iteration of SimCity isn't to your taste. Why not grab the new Kairosoft game? This Japanese developer has been making consistently excellent titles that incorporate the soul of the "manager" genre from the 90s, and Biz Builder might be its most ambitious one yet. This one puts you in the shoes of a small business manager, but unlike previous Kairosoft games, you can run multiple businesses once you build up enough capital. Biz Builder Deluxe has no ads or in-app purchases.

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Ah, there's nothing like the rhythmic bustle of a burgeoning business burg... especially when you're the one building it. That's right, from a video game store to the corner fast food joint, run what YOU want as the town's entrepreneur extraordinaire. Once your coffers are comfortably padded, you'll be ready to set sights on other ripe markets. Don't be shy and branch out, erecting a diverse variety of establishments to inspire both pep in the town plaza and plenitude in your pockets.

2-bit Cowboy

This game is neither "two bit" in the sense of extremely simple computer graphics, nor "two-bit" in the sense of being cheap or unworthy. It is the latest title from Crescent Moon, graduating from its debut in the Humble Bundle. 2-Bit Cowboy is a typically simple platformer focused on traversing levels and fighting bad guys, with a little customization thrown in for good measure. The 2D black-and-white graphics are meant to emulate classic Game Boy titles, though the animation and definition are much better than that in reality.

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There's a new sheriff in this 2-bit town: you. And you've got a lot of work to do. Tackle challenges, earn rewards, track down bad guys, and find hidden loot. Play as a cowboy or cowgirl, then customize your look with hats, bandanas, masks, and more. Explore huge levels. Gamble at casinos and drink at saloons. Ride a horse, tame a wild bull, and traverse underground mines in a minecart. Become a legend of the old West.

Strategy&Tactics:Medieval Wars

Herocraft's Strategy & Tactics series has won quite few fans thanks to its board game layout and solid turn-based strategy elements. The latest edition in the ever-expanding lineup brings the setting to medieval times, particularly in the more famous wars in Western Europe and the Crusades. All the features from the previous titles are there without too many new options, including quick matches, full campaigns, and "hot potato" single-device multiplayer.

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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. In Strategy & Tactics: Medieval Wars you are to lead the armies of England and France as well as the armies of crusaders in three campaigns and try to win the biggest wars and battles of European medieval history.

Spectrum

Spectrum is a platformer, at least in the broad sense of the genre - it might be more accurate to call it an "avoider" game. You control a little antimatter critter doing his (her? its?) best to avoid the various walls and obstacles in the levels. Since said walls move around, sometimes actively trying to crush you, that's more easily said than done. The game uses 3D graphics and 2D gameplay with options for touch or tilt controls, and there are no ads or in-app purchases.

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FLOAT AND DODGE. Spectrum is a platform game set in an abstract world of stylized shapes and bright colors. Control a dark three-eyed entity attempting to reach portals while avoiding unforgiving obstacles and elements. Escape from 60 levels spread in 6 mysterious environments each with their own unique identities. Master gravity by acing exclusive endless jump and dive mechanics to make it to the end. Two control modes are available to suit every styles: tilt-based or touch-only controls.

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