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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

King of Dragon Pass

Android Police coverage: [New Game] Highly-Regarded Interactive Storytelling Game 'King Of Dragon Pass' Hits Android Priced At $9.99

Today's app roundup is sponsored by the King of Dragon Pass from Herocraft. With interactive screens and hand-painted artwork, the game is better regarded as a beautiful novel that you write and re-write. You are placed in charge of a barbaric clan and should make sure the stats and interpersonal relationships of each character are under control, while still treading the waters of clan politics. King of Dragon Pass isn't cheap, but it contains no IAP and is quite replayable because of the different impacts from each decision you take.

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Create your own epic saga of conflict, mythology and community. Rule your own clan, take important strategic decisions, win battles and expand the territory of your people. A unique mix of RPG and strategy: everything in King of Dragon Pass is about choice and control. Choose your counsel carefully, sign diplomatic agreements or declare war on nearby clans. This acclaimed game of magical storytelling blends interactive stories and resource management. Immensely replayable, thanks to nearly 600 interactive scenes.

  • One of the Top 100 best mobile games of all time (Metacritic)
  • Epic saga of conflict, mythology and community
  • Immensely replayable
  • Hand-painted artwork
  • Interactive story with an ultimate level of complexity

Games

Sword Of Xolan

Android Police coverage: Sword Of Xolan, A Ghosts 'N Goblins-Style Platformer, Mixes Awesome Animation With Great Features

Sword of Xohan may look old-school, and in fact it is. It plays old-school as well, with jump, melee, and ranged attacks representing your entire repertoire. It's the details in this game that make it worth a download: fantastic animation, short-but-sweet level design, solid controls. Add to that external controller support, Android TV compatibility, permanent skill upgrades, and a $1 in-app purchase to remove the advertising, and this game is easily among the best new titles in the Play Store.

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Sword of Xolan is an action platformer game that includes the juice of pixel art style. Xolan is a young and brave man who fight for justice no matter what the cost. Help him on his adventure to stand against darkness and bring back the peace and serenity that once was.

  • 30 handcrafted adventure levels
  • 9 time-based challenge levels
  • 3 "End Of Act" bosses
  • Over 30 different enemies like: zombies, giants and flying creatures
  • 10 unique game-cards to improve Xolan's skill
  • Customizable touch controls
  • Controller support
  • 19 Game Center achievements
  • Original soundtrack by Burak Karakaş

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Android Police coverage: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Available Now On The Play Store For 4.99 With No IAPs

Geometry Wars has become the go-to specimen for twin-stick shooters, and with good reason - the original is a minor classic that helped legitimize small downloadable games on consoles. The latest version is now on Android as a premium $5 title with no in-app purchases, and if you're a fan of the format, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Mind-bending new stages, crazy lighting effects, and ten different game modes make this the top-down shooter to beat.

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Enjoy the next chapter in the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and enjoy stunning, console-quality graphics as you battle through waves of enemies in this frenetic arcade shooter.

• 50 Adventure levels with a wide variety of 3D grid shapes, game modes, and boss battles
• 5 Classic Arcade levels inspired by franchise heritage
• Over 10 battle modes including Pacifism, King and Claustrophobia
• 5 unique companion drones such as Attack, Collector, Ram and Snipe
• 5 devastating super abilities including Homing, Black Hole and Turret
• Compete with friends and other players on global leaderboards for every level in the game
• Dual and single-stick touch control configurations
• Bluetooth controller support

Xenowerk

Android Police coverage: Xenowerk Is A Top-Down Shooter That's Crawling With Slimy Mutants

Xenowerk is basically Doom, but top-down and made for mobile. You run through a scenario that's ripped out of a Cameron movie shooting everything that moves, gradually upgrading your weapons and equipment. The developers could have easily gone for simpler graphics considering the format, but they're beautifully realized with full 3D stages and gorgeous lighting. In-app purchases are present, but small and optional.

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Be the last hope against the mutant infestation. Enter the aftermath of a scientific experiment gone horribly wrong. Xenowerk™ comes from Pixelbite, the creators of Space Marshals. It is a top-down action shooter challenging your combat skills in an underground science lab. Descend deeper into the abyss and explore the tarnished levels. Armed with a flashlight as your main guidance, you’ll never know what’s lurking in the dark.

Vainglory

Android Police coverage: Super Evil Megacorp's Well-Received Mobile MOBA Vainglory Lands On Android

MOBA games are tricky on mobile, but this iOS hit works hard to make the format fit on a touchscreen. If it weren't for the slightly slower pace and 3-on-3 battles, you might think you're playing League of Legends. The graphics and varied characters are fantastic, and leveling up through the 20-minute matches will feel familiar to genre veterans. Vainglory is free to play with up to $100 in in-app purchases... but considering the PC inspiration, that's not really surprising.

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Outplay real opponents in this deep, uncompromising real-time MOBA. Fight with lightning-fast controls using powerful heroes. Destroy the enemy Vain crystal and claim glory. Watch the preview video now to see real gameplay of 3-vs-3 multiplayer battles. (Yeah, it really looks like the screenshots.)

  • Dive into a complete MOBA by veteran developers from top AAA studios.
  • Immerse yourself in a stunning world with ultra-high fidelity graphics.
  • Play with precision controls that amplify your skill.
  • Blaze through fast-paced, 20-minute matches.
  • Explore immense variety and flexibility in item builds for each hero.
  • True laning, ganking/objective-taking and teamfighting phases.
  • Party up with friends or follow matches in spectator mode.
  • Collect cards and trade them in for three tiers of hero skins.
  • New heroes and features coming regularly.

DRAGON QUEST VI

Android Police coverage: Dragon Quest VI Is The Latest Square Enix Port To Hit The Play Store: $15 To Get Your JRPG On

Square Enix continues to push out its classic collection of RPGs onto Android at relatively insane prices. This one is Dragon Quest 6, originally released on the Super NES in Japan, but never in the US. Western markets got an updated translation on the Nintendo DS, which is the version that this Android re-release is based on. It'll cost you a whopping $15 to play it on your phone, assuming the ART compatibility issues don't bother you.

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Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation , the final installment in the Zenithian trilogy, is now available on mobile devices. Experience an epic adventure spanning two parallel worlds. Recover the heroes’ long-lost memories, and bring the two worlds together. A young lad from the secluded village of Weaver’s Peak lives a peaceful life with his little sister. But all that is to change when the mountain spirit appears before him, prophesying that only he can save the world from being swallowed by darkness.

R.B.I. Baseball 15

Android Police coverage: R.B.I. Baseball Returns For 2015 With A True Premium Game And Plenty Of Improvements

RBI Baseball is a rare thing: an officially licensed mobile sports game that's both good and premium (no in-app purchases). This continuation of a relatively ancient console series features licensed team and player likenesses, plus new 3D stadiums based on their real-world counterparts. The game features all the standards of the genre like season mode and lineup management, but unfortunately the initial Android release is suffering from major compatibility issues.

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The legendary Major League Baseball franchise returns to the diamond. Make History. What's New in 2015:

  • Authentic ballparks with unique characteristics from every Major League Baseball club
  • Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I. Baseball mode with 16 player rosters
  • Stat tracking by team, player and season league leaders across multiple seasons
  • Features over 1,000 MLB Players with detailed attributes based on hundreds of millions of data points from the MLB.com database
  • Own the pitch: Control the movement of your pitch from start to finish
  • Season, Postseason & Exhibition Mode
  • Adjustable difficulty settings; Easy, Medium, Hard
  • Intuitive touch controls
  • Automatically Save and Resume your in-progress ballgame

SBK15 Official Mobile Game

Android Police coverage: SBK15 Is A Motorcycle Racing Sim That Should Please Superbike Fans, But Skimps On Features

This year's version of the official Superbike game is technically impressive: the graphics and physics are good, and fans will certainly appreciate the authentic motorcycles and licensed riders. If only the developers had given so much effort to the Android extras - despite the simulation aspirations, SBK15 features no controller or Android TV compatibility, and there's no multiplayer to be found. At least they resisted the temptation to load it up with IAP (the only one is a reasonable $3 and change).

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Join the fray in the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship: pick the bike of your dreams from the biggest brands in the world (Aprilia, Kawasaki, Honda, Ducati, Suzuki, MV Agusta, BMW) and hit the track. Ride shoulder to shoulder with the big guys, such as former champions Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli. Push yourself to the limit in the new Time Attack Mode and don’t be afraid to unleash your inner speed demon.

SONIC RUNNERS

Android Police coverage: [Gotta Go Fast] SEGA's Free-To-Play Sonic Runners Is Now Available Worldwide

How did it take SEGA so long to make a sidescrolling endless runner featuring the blue blur? Especially since Sonic games are the only ones that the company seems interested in making anymore. Sonic Runners isn't as bad as you might think it is - the art style and control setup will be familiar to Sonic fans, and the one-button game features the speed that seems to be lacking from some of the recent platformers. It's jam-packed with in-app purchases, of course, but you can mostly ignore them.

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Test your gaming skills in the most challenging endless runner on mobile. Featuring true Sonic the Hedgehog, retro-style, side-scrolling action. By SONIC TEAM, SEGA's top Sonic game design masters. With all-new mobile friendly controls, just tap the screen to run, jump, and spin your way across a lightning-fast platform gaming world.

the SilverBullet

Silver Bullet looks like an unofficial game for the Underworld series of movies... or if you like, a top-down version of the "so cheesy it's good" Bloodrayne games from back in the Xbox days. The 3D environments mix elements of old-school shooters like Contra and bullet hell space shooters, adding in some interesting touch controls to let you target multiple enemies at once. The story and localization are a bit goofy, but Silver Bullet is good fun for $3 with no in-app purchases.

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Infiltrate the military research lab conspiring with the devil and hunt down the demons. Perfect console-style stealth action game. Kali, the legendary "Goddess of Death" in the South America Revolution. She joined Neverlight, the counter-demon organization, after some kind of incident. She wield two pistols that carve silver on bullets became a secret agent who hunts down demons. Kali was investigating a strange case occurred in the Axis-21 Marine Research Plant when she discovers the large and shadowy conspiracy of failed Project Prometheus.

12 Grapes

In 12 Grapes, you play as an alien who wants to eat a buncha muncha cruncha humans. Twelve, to be precise - but any old human just won't do. You'll have to abduct them, read their minds, and then only eat the ones with positive thoughts. You throw the downers back to Earth like moldy pizza, all the while avoiding the army and checking out the appealing pixel art. This game is free with no in-app purchases.

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12 Grapes is an indie game which now arrives to Android with new controls and a very hard gameplay challenging even the most hardcore gamers. Pilot the Alien UFO in Christmax (Xmas) and eat all the humans with positive thoughts. Listen to a new and special song created for the occasion.The year is coming to an end, you're an alien captain with a crucial mission, eat 12 humans to complete an ancient ritual. But be careful.

Escape

Escape has elements of both endless runners and Flappy Bird clones, though it's a little more subtle and interesting than most examples of both. You control a simple rocket that goes up or down with a single tap, navigating through a silhouette world of disaster. Collect more people with your Star Trek-style transporter, and see how far you can make it. Like most games published by Ketchapp, Escape has a $2 in-app purchase for removing ads.

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Escape before it's too late. Travel with your rocket through a world in destruction and save the humans abandoned to their fate. Building are collapsing, mountain are sinking into the ground, constructions are under attack... Humans are panicking and can only hope for one thing, being rescued by your rocket, which really seems like their last hope.

◉ 1 button Gameplay
◉ Two game modes : Adventure and Daily Challenge
◉ Tens hours of game play in adventure mode.
◉ A new challenge each day

 

Kill the Plumber

Kill the Plumber was recently booted off of the App Store for copyright infringement. It's not hard to see why - the visual design of the game is a shameless spoof of Mario - but the play itself is quite different. You play as the bad guys in the Mario game, odd riffs on Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and Boos, trying to kill the titular puzzler in each bite-sized stage. Timing and strategy are crucial, because the "player" will actively avoid your movements and attacks.

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From the creator of Pretentious Game comes a new platformer with a twist. It's payback time as you play as the enemies instead of the hero in this unique platformer puzzle game. Ever wonder what's it like to be at the other side of the table? Now you can play as different types of enemies like a jumpless minion, a stomper and a ghost who can't move if the plumber is facing him. It gets more challenging when the plumber can now throw fireballs, becomes invincible, even fly and swim.

Missing Translation

This game is an odd mix of non-verbal storytelling and mobile puzzles. You play as a human trapped on a bizarre planet who must communicate in brain-teasers in order to escape. The black and white design is more than just a gimmick: it also lends an interesting twist to the (admittedly over-used) pixel art style. The game includes more than 100 puzzles scattered across its adventure-style overworld, and you'll have to decipher an "alien" language to beat it.

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Missing Translation is pixel art game with a very characteristic style, both for its bizarre characters (aliens) and its careful design in black and white. Set in a western post-modern world, we can choose between 2 characters (male and female) to solve over 100 puzzles that catch us in the game for hours. The various puzzles that are featured in Missing Translation will make us use our wits if we are to discover the end of this curious adventure.

Dawn Of The Sniper

Normally I've got very few good things to say about zombie games, but Dawn of the Sniper is interesting on a lot of levels. First, the setup is remarkably similar to Konami's old Silent Scope series... only with zombies. Zoom in and headshot the undead to protect the living on each stylishly silhouetted 2D stage - see how the environment informs the gameplay (and the title)? Unfortunately the game includes both ads and admittedly small in-app purchases, and the controls can be a little floaty.

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An action game set in a post-apocalypse setting, where you must protect the surviving humans from incoming zombies. Your sniping skills will be put to test in several challenging levels. You must search the area for incoming zombies and try to protect all survivors. Shoot for head shots and don't let any humans die. Try to get a perfect run and upgrade your sniper rifles or buy new ones that will help you achieve your goals. The game also has plenty of side missions and achievements to unlock and master.

Socioball

Socioball sounds like some kind of fancy reception for sociopaths. In fact it's a directional puzzle game that will test your ability to manage space and logic. It's sort of a mellow version of games like Chu Chu Rocket. The graphics are simple but charming, and the 60 puzzles in the free game (with no in-app purchases!) make this one a no-brainer for puzzle fans. New puzzles are introduced on a regular basis thanks to the built-in stage editor and upload feature.

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PLAY over 60+ mind bending puzzles where you must get the ball from start to finish by placing missing tiles in correct places. CREATE your own puzzles with our built-in level editor and test them out. TWEET your puzzles to the world, from inside the game. Everyone who owns the game can now see and play them. You can also tag your friends. Get an ever-increasing supply of puzzles from twitter. Oh, and don't worry we won't tweet high-scores or invites to your friends.

Ding Dong

Ding Dong is a neon-soaked twitch game that has nothing to do with Brother John. The only goal is to tap and switch the ball between the poles, avoiding the minimalist obstacles and grabbing time extensions. Go as far as you can without hitting a crossing block or running out of time. It includes Google Play Games support for achievements and leaderboards, and there's also a $1 premium version available.

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DING DONG is a minimalist, challenging, and fast paced one touch arcade game. Touch the screen to move, avoid all the obstacles, and keep moving or explode. An incredibly addictive and fast score chaser.
● Simple One Touch Controls
● Awesome Power ups
● Endless (infinite) game play
● Google Play Games Achievements.
● Google Play Games Leader board.
● Optimized for a wide variety of phones and tablets.
● A single In-App purchase allows you to remove the ads.

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