21
Feb
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It's time to take your foot off the gas. No, seriously, take your fo - see? You've spun out. That's what happens when you approach Colin McRae Rally as though it were any other racer on the market. This is a thinking man's racing game, one that requires you to go into each turn with calculation and precision. The franchise has made a name for itself over the decade and a half it's been around, and now a mobile game based on the original two PlayStation and PC games is available for Android.

21
Feb
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If a piece of technology is capable of pushing pixels, sooner or later it will have its own Ridge Racer game. Today's that day for Android. This mobile entry, which hit iOS this past fall, celebrates the series' 20-year anniversary. It doesn't reinvent the wheel by any means, but fans of the franchise should find enough here to appeal to their nostalgia.

21
Feb
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Phone feeling drab and uninteresting? Some new apps and games might help, and we've got some deals to make it pretty affordable. It's time to give your phone a fresh coat of paint, but not literally. Android Police cannot be held liable if you paint your phone.

friday

20
Feb
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DotEmu has made a habit out of bringing beloved retro games to the Play Store in adaptations that are both faithful and technically excellent. The latest game to get their treatment is Gobliiins, a series of point-and-click adventure games that graced various platforms in the early 1990s. As they did before with the Double Dragon series, DotEmu has packaged three games together for $2.99.

Gobliiins is half story, half puzzle, tasking the player with controlling multiple goblin characters who have different skills and abilities.

19
Feb
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Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a 3D shooter with dinosaurs, an interesting 2D strategy title, an indie card battle game, a match-3 RPG, and a stylish endless racer.

19
Feb
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Pathogen is a turn-based strategy game, but it doesn't involve armor-clad warriors waging war against hordes of miscellaneous fiends. Instead, it tasks shapes of one color with overcoming similar shapes of another hue. It's the kind of simplistic, easy-to-grasp, abstract experience that tends to be very successful on mobile platforms. Now, after having made itself cozy in a competing app store a couple months ago, Pathogen has found its way onto Google Play.

19
Feb
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Everyone likes free stuff, and Amazon is sort of giving you more free stuff for your Android device today. The retailer is expanding Amazon Coins to all Android devices in the US, UK, and Germany through the Amazon Appstore.

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Coins can be used to buy apps or in-app content, but they used to only work on Amazon's Fire tablets. Now you can earn coins when purchasing certain apps and games and use them on any Android device.

18
Feb
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Another day, another bundle of apps at lower than expected prices. In some cases, much lower. You'd be crazy not to take advantage of a developer's good will.

tuesday

18
Feb
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King has been making headlines lately thanks to trademark claims that are, frankly, insane. But it looks like the creators of Candy Crush Saga are doing something right: the Wall Street Journal reports that the company is filing for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, preparing to sell as much as $500 million in initial stock.

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King's collection of simple Facebook, iOS, and Android games are almost entirely driven by the free-to-play model, with headliner Candy Crush Saga being downloaded more than 100 million times on Android alone.

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