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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

Operation Dracula

Android Police coverage: Operation Dracula Is A New 'Bullet Hell' Shooter From Crescent Moon Games

Crescent Moon's latest game on the Play Store is a loving throwback to some of the more ridiculous top-down space shooters of yore. Operation Dracula is absolutely packed with bullets, enemies, screen-filling bosses, and a surprising amount of colorful animation (the genre seems to have become somewhat muted as of late). 80s-style action tropes and synth-rock are used heavily. $3 gets you the game with no in-app purchases.

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Operation Dracula is a rip roaring bullet hell shooter that will scramble your brain and your fingers. Its an over the top arcade shoot-em-up inspired by the classic shmups. This all wouldn't be complete without the awesome 80's style 16 bit pixel art and fantastic Japanese style soundtrack.

  • 3 Playable characters (Plus one bonus character to unlock.)
  • 5 Huge bosses and 4 mini bosses.
  • Bullets everywhere.
  • Wailing Japanese guitar solos
  • Built in Music Player with more than 30 awesome gaming music in the original version
  • Extreme Challenge - not for the feint at heart.

Operation Dracula
Operation Dracula
Price: $2.99

LEGO® Jurassic World™

Android Police coverage: LEGO Jurassic World Lets Players Explore All Four Movies As The Real Stars: The Dinosaurs

At the rate they're going LEGO is going to have tie-in games for every single new movie, including the latest Amity Horror reboot and pretentious Oscar-bait. But that doesn't make the core platforming/puzzle/combat/building game elements any less fun, even if you don't like the License of the Week. In addition to plasticky non-offensive romps through no less than four Jurassic Park movies, LEGO Jurassic World also lets you stomp around an environment as plastic dinosaurs.

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Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the global smash hit Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World™ is the first videogame where you can relive and experience all four colossal films. Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games’ signature classic LEGO humor, this thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans worldwide to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

Disney Crossy Road

Android Police coverage: Disney Crossy Road Hops Into The Play Store

Disney Crossy Road is, appropriately, Crossy Road with a Disney theme. Aside from the licensed characters and themed levels, it's the familiar Frogger-style gameplay with voxel graphics that you're used to. It's fun if not groundbreaking, and you can unlock individual characters with $1 in-app purchases.

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Why should the chicken get all the fun? From Hipster Whale, the makers of the original Crossy Road™ with over 120,000,000 downloads, and Disney comes Disney Crossy Road—an all-new take on the 8-bit endless adventure to cross the road without splatting. Tap and swipe your way to a record-setting number of steps with 100+ Disney and Pixar figurines while dodging crazy and unexpected obstacles in the 8-bit worlds of Toy Story, Zootopia, The Lion King, The Haunted Mansion, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and more.

Disney Crossy Road
Disney Crossy Road
Developer: Disney
Price: Free+

KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ

Android Police coverage: Kingdom Hearts X, A Browser Game Based On The Popular Square-Enix-Disney Universe, Gets An 'Unchained' Android Port

Amazingly, this is the first entry in the sprawling Kingdom Hearts series to make its way to mobile platforms. In Kingdom Hearts you use action-RPG sensibilities to defeat bad guys in a seizure-inducing fusion of Final Fantasy and Disney animated settings. X Unchained is a mobile port of a web game, so while it features a lot of familiar elements from the series, it's also a bit shallow and prone to asking you for money.

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Adventure across Disney’s magical and wondrous worlds in the first mobile app for the beloved KINGDOM HEARTS series. KINGDOM HEARTS is a tale about Light and Friendship overcoming the power of Darkness. Over the last 15 years, millions of fans have experienced the epic tale of King Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and more than 100 Disney characters joining forces with Sora, Keyblade warriors, and heroes from Square Enix’s popular FINAL FANTASY video game series as they battle to protect their friends and save all worlds from the Heartless.

 

KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross]
KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross]

Talisman: The Horus Heresy

Android Police coverage: Talisman: The Horus Heresy Puts The Popular Board Game In A Warhammer 40,000 Setting

Talisman is a decades-old fantasy-themed board game. Warhammer 40K is a decades-old sci-fi-themed tabletop RPG... based on a fantasy-themed tabletop RPG. So yeah, saying this game is "niche" doesn't even begin to cover it. But if you like the machinations of Talisman and you're already elbow-deep in the dense lore of the Warhammer franchise, it offers some interesting interpretations of both of them.

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Talisman: The Horus Heresy is a digital board game based on the Talisman rule system and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, during the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy. Up to four players will be able to take control of one or more of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, these Warlords will form vast companies of Space Marines, battalions of tanks and battlefleets of Spacecraft. They are the most powerful beings in the Galaxy and their followers are legion.

Talisman: The Horus Heresy
Talisman: The Horus Heresy
Developer: Nomad Games
Price: $1.99+

Flight of the Amazon Queen

Android Police coverage: MojoTouch Releases Classic Adventure Game 'Flight Of The Amazon Queen' On The Play Store

Flight of the Amazon Queen is an adventure story set in the tough-as-nails 1940s, when men were men and women were women and babies were women and dogs were women and dinosaur monstrosities created by a mad scientist were also women. OK, so the narrative isn't exactly bristling with new ideas, but that's why it's a parody. Fans of the original game can play in "retro mode" for the classic experience or go a bit easier with modern controls and upgraded graphics and sound.

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The year is 1949 and you assume the role of Joe King, a pilot for hire who is given the job of flying Faye Russell (a famous movie star) into the Amazon jungle for a photo shoot. Of course, things never go according to plans. After an unfortunate turn of events they find themselves stranded in the heart of the Amazon jungle, where Joe will embark on a quest to rescue a kidnapped princess and in the process, encounter a dangerous temple, fearsome Amazonian warriors, and a powerful mad scientist intent on taking over the world.

Flight of the Amazon Queen
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Developer: MojoTouch
Price: $3.99

R.B.I. Baseball 16

Android Police coverage: R.B.I. Baseball Is Back For 2016 Just In Time For Opening Day, But Changes From Last Year Are Minor

RBI Baseball has been around for a long time - I remember playing it on my Genesis way back in the early 90s. And just like the old cartridge games, the new ones don't look very different from year to year. That said, five bucks isn't a bad price for a roster update (it beats EA, anyway), and the 2016 version improves fielding actions and pitching mechanics, and it adds in an enhanced version of the opposing team AI.

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Make the play with your favorite Major League Baseball team and win the World Series.

  • Feel The Action: Fun, fast-paced, classic gameplay returns with more fielding moves like dives, wall catches and more.
  • Your Team, Your Season: Modify your team’s lineup with complete MLB rosters including over 1,100 MLBPA players. Play the entire season or sim to the crucial games.
  • Authentic Ballparks: All 30 MLB ballparks feature unique characteristics, enhanced graphics, daytime and nighttime games.
  • New and Improved: More balanced gameplay with our revamped defensive AI, improved batting engine and reworked pitching strategy.

R.B.I. Baseball 16
R.B.I. Baseball 16

Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2

Android Police coverage: Marvel Avengers Alliance 2 Is Out Of Geo-Limited Beta

Avengers Alliance, a Facebook turn-based "kill everything in the top-down world and get stuff off their corpses" RPG, seems to have received a sequel surprisingly quickly. But then perhaps Marvel is simply aping the practices of its own movie studio. The second game tosses the cardboard cutouts in favor of full 3D heroes and bad guys, but you'll still be controlling your party in turns and using the heavy-handed currency system to upgrade them and their equipment.

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Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 is the massive sequel to the smash hit Marvel: Avengers Alliance, with a robust mobile gaming experience, greater customization, and amazing high quality visuals. Assemble a team with the Avengers, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and other Super Heroes to battle Ultron, Baron Strucker, and more epic Super Villains. A mysterious series of galactic collisions, known as Incursions, threaten the fate of Earth.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Android Police coverage: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, First Announced For The SHIELD Android TV At Launch, Is Finally Available On The Play Store

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the third entry in the extremely popular Borderlands first-person shooter series. It's also one of the PC games that highlighted NVIDIA's announcement of the SHIELD Android TV over a year ago. The game is finally available, as a SHIELD TV exclusive of course, and it hasn't lost any of the features of the generally well-received PC version. Multiple playable classes, a sprawling sci-fi storyline, online 4-player co-op, and more guns than you can shake a bunch of guns at are all present.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a new role-playing shooter in the critically acclaimed Borderlands series. Play as four all-new character classes while carving a path of destructive mayhem across Pandora’s never-before-seen low-gravity moonscapes with all new moves, weapons, and vehicles. Get high with low gravity and jump right in to fight alongside future megalomaniacal tyrant Handsome Jack, while preventing the destruction of Pandora and its moon.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Developer: 2K, Inc.
Price: $14.99

Hammer Bomb

Hammer Bomb is an interesting anomaly: a pixelated (well, voxels, but you know what I mean) first-person runner that mixes conventional endless runner gameplay with dungeon crawling sensibilities. Players run along labyrinth stages collecting gear, avoiding traps, killing monsters, and eating lots and lots of junk food while admiring the Minecraft-inspired visuals and using simple tap-and-swipe controls. The game is free, and in-app purchases for currency are limited to two bucks.

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Are you ready to enter dark mazes and dungeons - full of monster hordes and traps? Then brave the dungeon, Sir Hammer Bomb. Rescue your soldiers and find the treasure. Hammer Bomb is a new twist on dungeon style arcade games. Easy controls for anyone to play, but only a few will master. Drop bombs to open secret areas to find the best treasures. Go on quests looking for various types of treats. Cake, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Soda, and more.

Flail Rider

In Flail Rider, you drive a car with a giant ball and chain rolling behind it. Aside from the fact that it's an awesome concept from the Mad Max school of vehicular destruction, it's a fun way to combine physics and driving. The only real objective in the game is to smash everything on a given level within the time limit, earning upgraded cars and power-ups as you go along. New vehicles can be unlocked Flappy Birds-style for a dollar each, and there's a coin doubler for $4.

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Blow EVERYTHING up with a giant flail attached to your vehicle. Flail Rider is a colorful, fast-paced, top down arcade racing game. Drive, drift, destroy and warp from one area to another. The more environment destroyed with your spiked ball, the higher the score. Collect coins to unlock new vehicles: Tank, Monster Truck, Tuk-Tuk, Hotrod or the Catmobile to name a few of the 50 cars available. Vehicles are spread in 3 classes: Small, Medium and Large.

Flail Rider
Flail Rider
Developer: Catpancake
Price: Free+

The Slimeking's Tower (No ads)

The Slimeking's Tower is set up like a dungeon crawler, but the control scheme makes it more of a fast-paced, top-down shooter. It's kind of like the old Zelda and Rambo games had a bastard child. There are plenty of levels to explore and a variety of bad stuff to kill while you explore them, all without an in-app purchase to be seen. This paid version also has no ads, but if you'd prefer a free option, an ad-supported game is also available.

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Are you looking for the ultimate adventure game that offers you incredible gameplay and a stellar soundtrack? Welcome to The Slimeking's Tower, an amazing, action packed game that allows you to explore a massive set of dungeons with one single goal, and that is to get rid of all slime that comes in your way. The Slimeking's Tower allows you to acquire items as you eliminate slime, and these can be used in order to further improve your abilities.

The Slimeking's Tower (No ads)
The Slimeking's Tower (No ads)
Developer: RevampedPRO
Price: $4.99+

Prison Run and Gun

Prison Run and Gun is a classic Contra-style platforming game with, appropriately, lots and lots of gunplay. Though the setup is simple (you're a prisoner blasting his way out of the pen), the gameplay is fast and brutal with plenty of puzzle elements to lean on. The game is two dollars with no ads or in-app purchases, and it includes 30 stages.

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Prison Run and Gun is a retro puzzle platformer with the modern gameplay and mechanics. The recent events in a state prison, involving Jake and the others, was a perfect moment for some prisoners to escape - you are one of them. Use your skills and the guns to break through 30 sections standing between you and the freedom .

Prison Run and Gun
Prison Run and Gun
Developer: Quantized Bit
Price: $1.99

Slide the Shakes

You know that movie scene where the bartender effortlessly slides a patron a drink across ten yards of perfectly-waxed bar top? This is that, made into a casual game. Your goal is to swipe with varying degrees of power to land the shake on the target, without letting it slip off the edge or any of the gaps or drops on the way. It's free with a single $1 in-app purchase for skipping levels.

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You have so many delicious milkshakes. Slide them along the bar, but don't let them fall.

  • Over 125 sweet levels
  • Stunning shakes to unlock
  • Delicious recipes
  • Interesting milkshake facts
  • Shakes are awesome.

Slide the Shakes
Slide the Shakes
Developer: Prettygreat
Price: Free+

The Greedy Cave

The Greedy Cave is a grid-based dungeon crawler. The art style is reminiscent of the hand-drawn characters in Don't Starve, but the root gameplay is much older, with the only real objective being to venture further into the cave and upgrade your weapons and spells. The levels are generated randomly, as is the loot, so fans of roguelike games should get a kick out of it. In-app purchases go up to a rather pricey $50.

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In a land far, far away there once was a vast continent called Milton. It was a land where the power of rule came by the sword and the arcane, where Men who devoted themselves to the blade or to magecraft, could become the finest warriors, wisest wizards or the greatest adventurers. In this land, there are several kingdoms divided by borders but united through history. Countless stories of alliances, upheaval, and moments of peace bedeck this tapestry, but that is a tale for another day.

The Greedy Cave
The Greedy Cave
Developer: Avalon-Games
Price: Free+

Goo Saga

Goo Saga is a fairly standard platformer, but the protagonist is an animate ball of goo. That’s more useful (and relevant) than it sounds like, since the various shifting states it takes can help you get past obstacles and solve puzzles, sort of like Samus’ morph ball from Metroid. The graphics are bright and charming, and there aren’t any ads or in-app purchases to be seen.

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Goo Saga is a platform adventure game where the player guides an elastic creature named Goo in a perilous journey to find his creator – and with him, the mysterious purpose of his own creation. Will Goo succeed? Puzzles, deadly traps and an army of foes in a labyrinthine underwater lab block his way. Goo’s destiny is in the player’s hands.

Goo Saga
Goo Saga
Developer: Toka Loka Games
Price: $1.99+

MechCom 2 - 3D RTS

Real-time strategy doesn't have a huge following on Android, unless you count legions of base-builders and Clash of Clans knock-offs (and I don't). MechCom 2 is rare in that it's both an RTS and a sequel, and holy of holies, it's just a buck with no in-app purchases! The layout is pretty basic, focusing on gathering resources, expanding your tech tree, and managing units, but that's all you need to get a strategy gamer's pulse up.

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MechCom 2 is a real-time strategy game inspired by Warzone 2100. Set up new bases, collect resources and design your own mechs to crush the enemy. The game keeps everything you like in the original while adding new mechanics and improvements. In XXII century multinational corporations have grown in size and become more influential than the world's governments. The most powerful of them explore space for valuable resources.

 

MechCom 2 - 3D RTS
MechCom 2 - 3D RTS
Developer: Game Dev Team
Price: $1.00

Chameleon Run

At first glance Chameleon Run looks like a bog-standard endless runner with some nice graphical effects. And while the latter is true, it also has some rather novel additions to the well-trodden genre, like the ability to slow time and a color-switching mechanic that keeps players on their toes (no pun intended). If you find yourself wishing for a new runner game with a fresh coat of paint, give it a try.

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Chameleon Run is a unique, fast and challenging autorunner with a colorful twist. Jump, switch and run through expertly crafted levels that will have you running back for more. Your goal is to switch your color to match the ground as you run and jump from platform to platform. Sounds easy right? Well think again.

  • Fast paced running, jumping and switching colors
  • Fun jumping mechanics like "double jump" and "head jump"
  • Pixel perfect physics
  • Stylish, super smooth and colorful graphics
  • Non-linear levels with 3 special objectives in each one
  • Compete for the fastest time on each level
  • Simple two button controls

Chameleon Run
Chameleon Run
Price: $0.99

Out of the Void

Broadly a platforming game, Out of the Void is more interested in puzzles that stem from its non-gravitational setup. Your character can do freaky stuff to the minimalistic environments in order to progress past each stage, and once you get through them all, you’re encouraged to make your own stages and share them online.

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Out of the Void is a puzzle-platformer based on space modification. A robot is lost in the void and you have to help him out. The aim of the game is simple and clear, in every level you have to reach the exit, but it will not be easy to succeed. Each level is made up of geometric shapes, lines, prisms, and the character can move inside or out of them, turn them inside out and jump around.

Out of the Void
Out of the Void
Developer: End Development
Price: Free+

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