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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

The Executive

Android Police coverage: The Executive Is A New Game About Managing A Business And Doing Tedious Paperwork—Just Kidding, It's About An Executive Who Fights Werewolves

This game has you playing as the titular "Executive," but you don't spend much time in gilt board rooms or leather-lined sports cars. Nope, your job is to beat up werewolves and demons. The Executive is a simplistic tap-and-swipe fighter, sort of a 2D version of games like Infinity Blade, but with much more style and humor. It doesn't hurt that the game's sprite graphics and animation are gorgeous, and it's a real premium title - $3 gets you everything.

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From the creators of the award-winning “Pizza Vs. Skeletons” comes The Executive: a fast-paced, cinematic, martial arts action game designed from the ground up for iPhone and iPad. You are the CEO of a company that has been infiltrated by werewolves, and it’s your job to save your employees, and eventually the entire city, from their dastardly schemes. OUR PROMISE TO YOU: No ads. No getting suckered into buying more stuff later. The whole game, for one price, for all updates, forever.

Aralon: Forge and Flame 3d RPG

Android Police coverage: Nearly Three Years Later, Crescent Moon Games Releases Sequel To Epic Aralon RPG - $5, No In-App Purchases

Aralon: Forge and Flame is a full console-style RPG in the style of the Elder Scrolls series. It's a full sequel to the original Aralon, and it's similarly ambitious, with some fantastic graphics and a huge open world to explore. Mounted beasts, varied enemies to fight in real time, a handful of races and classes, and full support for first and third person modes are included. It's a premium game, and a steal at $5, but the initial release is a bit buggy and lacks controller support.

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"That which once was, may yet be again. From ash and sorrow, a hero shall arise, wreathed in shadow, forged in flame. . ." -The Chronicles of the 3rd Age. The iOS classic role-playing series returns with an all-new adventure. Journey across three continents and diverse landscapes seeking a people once thought forever lost. The Throne of Aralon sits empty, and the noble families of Callaheim struggle to control the future of the kingdom.

Please, Don't Touch Anything

Android Police coverage: 'Please, Don't Touch Anything' Is A Weird Puzzle Game About A Doomsday Machine And A Bathroom Break

In Please Don't Touch Anything, you're in charge of a single George Jetson-style button. You shouldn't push it. Once you do, you're presented with a series of puzzles in ever-increasing difficulty, and the consequences for failure are dire (and usually hilarious). This simple but intriguing game features multiple endings, and it's $5 without in-app purchases.

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Please, Don’t Touch Anything is a cryptic, brain-racking puzzle game about bathroom breaks, screwdrivers and nuclear explosions. Covering for a colleague taking a bathroom break, you find yourself in front of a mysterious panel which only component is a red button. And since you’ve clearly been instructed not to touch anything, the only thing you want to do now is pushing the damn button. Push it and expect to be held liable for any unintended aftermath. And there will be many.

Mad Aces

Android Police coverage: Mad Aces From Bulkypix Is A Surprisingly Fun Hybrid Of Crossy Road And Flappy Bird

You wouldn't call the charming Crossy Road or the frustrating Flappy Bird particularly innovative, but combine them both and you get something more interesting than the sum of its parts. In Mad Aces you can either smash through obstacles on the 2D playing field (with 3D graphics) or avoid them in endless runner style. It's all about timing and spatial awareness. The game uses the Crossy Road model: you can wait to "win" characters randomly or buy them for $1 each.

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Join Mad Aces on their most epic flight yet. Mad Aces is one of the fastest, toughest and most exhilarating runner to hit the Google Play. Fly across the dangerous space, ramming and dodging spiked bricks, discovering new ridiculous characters. Extremely addictive “just one more time” gameplay. You control one of the mad aces as he flies, dodges, rams, blasts, and more.

 

RISK Big Screen Edition

Android Police coverage: Hasbro Releases Chromecast Versions Of Risk, Game Of Life, And Scrabble Blitz 2, Offers One-Time Unlock For Unlimited Play

Board games make for fantastic adaptations to big-screen play on the Chromecast, and Hasbro is happy to oblige. Here's a digital version of Risk designed specifically for multiple phone players who watch the game play out on the television, or you can play over the Internet. $6 gets you unlimited play.

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Everybody wants to rule the world. Now you can, with a new way to play the classic strategy game of RISK. Play on your TV with Chromecast for the ultimate living room experience. Defend your territories, draft troops and launch attacks for the ultimate conquest against friends, family and foes.

• Play Friends online, Single Player and Pass & Play modes
• Up to 6 players can battle for world domination
• 4 difficulty settings for rookies and veterans
• Authentic rules – it’s the classic strategy game of RISK you know and love
• Easily add friends and send challenges
• Guided tutorial mode and in-game help
• Critical game stats and achievements
• Multiple maps and beautiful graphics
• Fun animated avatars

SCRABBLE Blitz 2 Big Screen

Android Police coverage: Hasbro Releases Chromecast Versions Of Risk, Game Of Life, And Scrabble Blitz 2, Offers One-Time Unlock For Unlimited Play

This modified version of Scrabble has the same Chromecast-enabled party mode as Risk, above, but you can unlock the full game for just $4. That's surprisingly reasonable from a company like Hasbro.

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PLEASE NOTE: The game was designed with features for use with CHROMECAST. A Chromecast device is required to play SCRABBLE Blitz 2. Can you spell FUN?! Hasbro’s classic game, Scrabble, is hurrying, rushing scrambling on to your TV screen. It’s the SCRABBLE Blitz 2: Big Screen Edition app. Race your friends and spell your way through three intense waves of action. Try it for free today. Pay once to unlock unlimited play.

THE GAME OF LIFE Big Screen

Android Police coverage: Hasbro Releases Chromecast Versions Of Risk, Game Of Life, And Scrabble Blitz 2, Offers One-Time Unlock For Unlimited Play

One more for the road: a version of The Game of Life (with some whiz-bang 3D graphics) with a built-in Chromecast multiplayer mode. This one costs $6, but unfortunately it's having some serious crash issues.

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PLEASE NOTE: The game was designed with features that are best used with CHROMECAST. Ever wonder where your choices will take you? Or think about where you’d be if you made different choices? Do you wish there was a “practice round”? Then it’s time for some fun. Spin-to-Win in this new 3D adaptation of the popular board game, THE GAME OF LIFE, where fortunes can be won or lost in just a couple of turns. Attend college, apply for a loan and accept a job all in this interactive app.

LEGO® Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin

Android Police coverage: LEGO Brings Another 3DS Game To The Play Store With Ninjago: Shadow Of Ronin

LEGO's latest game follows the same basic beat-em-up/puzzles/building formula as all of its larger titles, but this one doesn't rely on an external license. In Shadow of Ronin you follow the Ninjago characters from the popular TV show and playsets. The Android version is ported from the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, so while the core is similar to the LEGO console games, there are also quite a few mini-games.

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There is a new threat in Ninjago, and he goes by the name of Ronin. With help from his army of dark samurai, Ronin steals the Ninjas’ memories using an ancient weapon called the Obsidian Glaive. In LEGO® Ninjago™: Shadow of Ronin™, it is up to players to help the Ninjas regain their memories and reclaim their powers before Ronin completes his plan and releases an even greater evil on Ninjago.

Snowboard Party 2

Android Police coverage: Snowboard Party 2 Now Dropping Sick Tricks In The Play Store

Snowboard Party was a popular, well, snowboard game that debuted on Android last year. The original was fairly unremarkable, but the sequel adds some fantastic graphics, full multiplayer support, external and customizable controls, and generally polishes the experience all over. It's as close as you're going to get to SSX on Android... just try to ignore the pricey in-app purchases after you pay $2 for your lift ticket.

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Crowned the best snowboarding game available on the market, Snowboard Party is back to fulfill all your adrenaline needs in this long-awaited sequel. Experience the new time-attack race mode and practice your best tricks in 21 unique locations. Hop on your board and improve your skills to land sick combos and rack high scores. Play with your friends using the online multiplayer mode or challenge riders from all over the world using the online leaderboards.

Rayman Adventures

Android Police coverage: Ubisoft's Limbless Wonder Returns In Rayman Adventures, With More Conventional Platformer Gameplay And A Ton Of IAP

Ubisoft is back with another Rayman runner, but this one mixes things up in some very substantial ways. In Rayman Adventures you can swipe left or right to change the direction of your run, then swipe or tap again to attack or jump. The creativity and artistry from Rayman Jungle Run and Fiesta Run are once again on display, but the developer has gone full "freemium" with this release, surrendering to the temptation of $100 in-app purchases. Pity.

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Embark on amazing adventures through legendary worlds on a quest to rescue the Incrediballs. The enchanted forest is in trouble; the ancient eggs that sustain the sacred tree have been stolen and scattered across the world. From haunted medieval castles to the mythical worlds of Olympus, Rayman, our fearless adventurer, and Barbara, his Viking companion, set out in search of the Incrediballs’ eggs to breathe new life into the sacred tree.

Football Manager Touch 2016

Android Police coverage: After Football Manager Mobile, SEGA Releases Football Manager Touch 2016 For Tablets, With 50% More Dimensions For 100% More Dollars

SEGA would really like you to play Football Manager. They want it so bad that they've released a super-basic version of the sports coach simulator for Android, followed by this more flashy version with full 3D soccer games. Players can sync games between both mobile versions and the full-sized PC release... and pay a bunch of money on top of the sky-high $20 entry fee.

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Football Manager Touch 2016 is the most comprehensive football management game available on a mobile device. Manage real teams and real players, in 139 authentic leagues across the world and watch your games play out on the acclaimed Football Manager 3D match engine. Football Manager Touch provides an immersive experience for managers who prefer a more streamlined, fast-paced career.

Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes

Android Police coverage: RPG Battle Game 'Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes' Is Out With Over 60 Collectible Characters

Have you ever wanted to play a Star Wars-themed RPG? Good! Knights of the Old Republic is right over there. But if you want something that appeals to nostalgia for the more established corners of the Star Wars canon, try Galaxy of Heroes. It's supposed to be a "real" version of the holo chess game from A New Hope, but it's really an excuse for EA to get as much IAP moolah as it can from Star Wars fans desperate to grab their favorite character.

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Collect your favorite Star Wars characters, like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and more, from every era – then conquer your opponents in epic, RPG-style combat. Build mighty teams and craft the best strategy to win battles across iconic locations to become the most legendary hologamer in the galaxy. Build powerful light and dark side teams with both Jedi and Sith heroes and other characters from the Star Wars universe.

Planet Diver

In Planet Diver, you sky dive. In caves. On other planets. Don't think about the setup too much, just check out some of the cool costume and enemy designs. It's essentially an endless runner or "faller," but Planet Diver clearly takes some inspiration from the golden age of side-scrolling space shooters. Twitchy difficulty, power-ups, and screen-filling bosses make for quite the experience. The game is $2 with some minimal in-app purchases.

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Planet Diver is about an adventurous daredevil tackling her newest obsession: Wing suit diving. With her close robotic companion Buddy she'll travel across space to seek out the most dangerous planets and their respective chasms to dive in. You'll dive through a variety of deadly and exotic planets, fighting off the flora and fauna of each locale, while collecting valuable star stuff to further fund your adventures.

Facility 47

Facility 47 is the latest in the ever-increasing range of point-and-click adventure games on Android (though I suppose they're really point-and-tap). It uses the good old amnesia + mysterious location setup to deliver some spooky backstory and a few puzzles. The 2D art is gorgeous, displaying a frozen Ice Station Zebra theme, and it looks like it should last you quite a while. The full game is $4, but there's also a free demo available.

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You wake up alone and freezing in an icy cell. You try the cell door but it’s locked, it seems that you are stuck with no apparent escape. All that surrounds you is a letter and a bottle of pills, and no sign of how long you have been here or why. Escape from this room and you will begin a journey through an isolated research facility in the freezing depths of the Antarctic, solving exciting puzzles as you go and unlocking new locations around the Facility.

 

Super Dangerous Dungeons

Super Dangerous Dungeons is a platformer in which you traverse dungeons that are dangerous to a super degree. It's a pretty by-the-numbers platformer game in the old style, but that's not a bad thing: impressive graphics and sound are the icing on the cake of challenging and relatively large stages. It's more Mario than Castlevania, but there are still plenty of things to find as you explore. Best of all, it's free (ad-supported) with no IAP.

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Hop into a challenging platforming adventure with the little treasure hunter Timmy. Run and jump your way through trap and puzzle filled corridors, but watch out: the rooms are full of spikes, pits, and other deadly dangers. Do you have what it takes to conquer the dangerous dungeons and reach the legendary treasure?

  • 48 challenging levels, including bosses and secret stages.
  • Stylish and retro pixel art graphics.
  • SNES inspired retro soundtrack by KungFuFurby.

Gopogo

Gopogo comes from Nitrome, the makers of quirky indie titles like Green Ninja. It's a simple platformer, except that every movement and action is carried out on a pogo stick. The only control element is the angle at which your pogo-er points, and the objective is to clear the level, beat the bad guys, and grab coins to unlock more characters. Ads can be removed with an in-app purchase for currency.

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Join the Pogo gang. In a grim sci-fi future where pogoing is outlawed, this gang of misfits breaks all the rules. Pogo over the police and their dogs, avoid hazards, and make it to the top. And once you complete the final level, try to reach a highscore in the Endless mode.

- Casual one-handed gameplay, no virtual buttons here.
- Adjust your angle to pogo around
- 2 gameplay modes: 40 hand-made Levels and Endless Mode to keep you pogoing
- Several dozens of characters to unlock
- Sharp pixel art graphics
- Groovy music by Eirik Suhrke, composer of Super Crate Box and Ridiculous Fishing

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