- 1 Games
- 1.1 Battleheart
- 1.2 Free Heroes 2 (of Might and Magic, yes)
- 1.3 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
- 1.4 Apparatus LITE
- 1.5 Lets Bowl
- 1.6 Bang Bang Racing THD
- 1.7 Nano Panda Free
- 1.8 Paper War for 2 players
- 1.9 Contract Killer by Glu Mobile
- 1.10 Hyperlight
- 1.11 Gurk II, the 8-bit RPG by Larva Labs
- 1.12 Fly Boy
- 1.13 Fists For Fighting (Fx3 Free)
- 1.14 HOOPS AR
- 1.15 Dragon Chaser
- 1.16 Angry Viking
- 1.17 Lord Of Magic Free
- 1.18 Word Game – Anagram Online
- 1.19 GRave Defense HD
- 1.20 Pumpkins VS Monster
- 1.21 Cleopatra’s Pyramid
- 1.22 Chess Chess
- 1.23 Alien Overkill Lite
- 2 Live Wallpapers
- 3 Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.
Last week, due to Google I/O, I did not have proper time to put into making the roundup, so this week contains apps from the last 2 weeks. This is the first part of the roundup with games and live wallpapers. The second part with apps will go live later on (probably tomorrow).
Looking for the previous week's roundups? Find them here:
Android Police review: [New Game Review] Battleheart Brings Functional, Frantic Fantasy Combat to Android
The hit iOS game, now available on Android! Battleheart distills some of the greatest elements of roleplaying games and real-time strategy into pocket-sized form!
Create a unique party of heroes, and lead them in frantic real-time battles against monsters of ever increasing power. Lay waste to your foes with dozens of unique special powers as you gain experience, upgrade your party's equipment, and craft them into the ultimate battle force!
Free Heroes 2 (of Might and Magic, yes)
Free implementation of Heroes of the Might and Magic II engine.
Requires original game data files to run.
You can download DEMO version of Heroes 2 game from startup menu.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
See the full description for device compatibility.
Get your adrenaline pumping for the newest edition of the Asphalt series. Discover 42 cars & bikes from world-class manufacturers. Tune your vehicle before tearing up the streets of L.A., Tokyo & other locations rendered in HD. Drive in 11 different leagues with 55 events plus Online/Local Multiplayer for up to 6 players.
Apparatus is a game about setting up simple mechanical structures to
move one or several marbles to the goal.
This is the lite version, featuring a few levels from the full version. Some features from the full version are disabled in this Lite version.
Connect cables from batteries to motors, build bridges, set up teeter totters, swing with ropes, build vehicles, or just let the marble have a happy roller coaster ride to the goal! Use the hammer or the wrench to connect planks, wheels and other objects together.
Everyone loves to bowl! Now you can be the king of the 10-pin wherever you are! Realistic 3D graphics immerse you into the feel of a classic bowling alley.
Bang Bang Racing THD
Note: the game is gorgeous, but there were a lot of complaints about the controls. Playbox updated the game listing with the following text now: "**Update: The team at Playbox would like to thank everyone for the fantastic feedback we have received. More control options were planned for future updates but due to the demand we have brought these forward and they will be available in the next few days**"
Bang Bang Racing THD is a fun, action-packed racing game that has cool visuals and pumped-up sports cars. But underneath its playful exterior, it has the pumping heart of a true racing game. Real-time dynamic physics allow for finesse and control - drifting through corners and clipping every apex delivers huge player satisfaction.
Nano Panda Free
This game is better than you might think if you only judge by the name. Really, check out the video.
Pandas are shrunk down to nano size in order to destroy EVIL ATOMS that have infiltrated a science lab.
Nano Panda is a fluffy puzzle game with plenty of creative PHYSICS CHALLENGES exploring electromagnetism and gravitation with a sweet cartoony visual style, cute characters (even the badguys) and a catchy soundtrack. The magnetic pull really is unique and brings new energy to the genre.
Use the MAGNETIC POWERS of two or more pandas in order to grab all the stars and destroy all unruly atomic particles.
Paper War for 2 players
A fun and simple game for 2 people. If you like 2 Player Reactor, you must like our game too! The game is best for killing boring time between 2 people. So you will feel easy in the moment.
"Snazzy, hand-drawn graphics and three different modes of gameplay makes Paper War for Android a fun, simple yet challenging single-screen multiplayer pastime." by Addictive Tips
There are 3 game modes. Shoot mode, cannon mode and tap mode.
You'll challenge your friend with your cannon on the same device. Shoot the same color of items to get more points. Points will be deducted when shot the wrong color's item. Winner will be the one who first get 100 points.
Tap the same color of ships to gain points. First meet 100 points wins.
Two cannons will attack each other with parabolic bullets. First meet 100 points wins.
Contract Killer by Glu Mobile
Android Police review: [New Game Review] Glu Mobile Releases Contract Killer – But Is It a Kill Shot?
They might call you an enforcer, or an assassin. Call it what you like - you're a CONTRACT KILLER.
Pulled into a world of bounty hunters, mobsters and criminals, you must check in with your contacts and accept SECRET MISSIONS that only you can handle. Select your WEAPON OF CHOICE from an inventory of sniper rifles, assault rifles and machine guns. Locate your target, zoom in, take aim and GO FOR THE HEADSHOT to earn cold hard cash. You might eliminate a crime boss and escape without being spotted, or you might walk straight into an AMBUSH...
Get ready for an innovative gaming experience, super-fast, psychedelic, get ready for Hyperlight! In this game, tons of evil cosmic beings will chase you, but in an instant you will be able to torn them to pieces at the speed of light!
Gurk II, the 8-bit RPG by Larva Labs
The super-charged sequel to the famous 8-bit RPG, Gurk II is a huge new adventure with all of the most requested features added: quests, music, sound, potions, and an improved look! Fans of the original will be shedding tears of joy as they roll for their character's stats, board ships, summon monsters and cast powerful area of effect spells. Players not previously familiar with the realm of Gurk will simply stare in slack-jawed wonder at the beautifully pixelated graphics, all the while being serenaded by the lush and authentic MIDI soundtrack. Only the viscerally-compressed sound FX and challenging new combat tactics will snap them back to their senses. This game radiates a pure and unabashed joy of old-school RPGing; your $1 couldn't possibly go any further now, or back in 1986 when these kinds of games were actually commercially viable.
Endless enemies show up from the sky to the Earth. As the best fly boy, rule the sky to defend your land.
Fists For Fighting (Fx3 Free)
Put gloves on and use his fists to achieve your goal. In Fx3 take the role of different fighters, each fighting for different reasons and giving everything of whether to beat all their opponents.
--In the free version can only play in mode "versus"--
Watch the video at www.bigplayar.com to see this game in action.
Augmented Reality is the concept of superimposing virtual content (such as rich 3D graphics) on top of a view of the real world as seen through your phone's camera.
With Hoops AR, you simply view your ticket using an Android-based device (smartphone, tablet, etc), and then your basketball ticket turns into an interactive basketball game- awakening the ticket to life. Control the speed of the shot by using your index finger to shoot the basket.
Download and print the sample ticket:
This exciting and fun Hoops AR augmented reality app is based on Qualcomm's Augmented Reality Platform, which is currently available for Android devices.
For more information about augmented reality, visit www.bigplayar.com
Arcade dragon/viking action game.
Features of the game:
- There are three game modes built in the game: action game mode, defense mode and flight shoot mode.
- The character can upgrade their properties and skills.
- Upgraded weapons and equipment.
- Multiple dropped items.
- Much super scenes.
- Cool skill effects.
- Special BOSS combat mode.
- More than 50 kinds of enemies.
Holy shit, this is bloody.
★ Angry Viking ★ is an intense close combat experience. Slaughter your way through hordes of enemies and reach Valhalla like a true warrior! In a unique graphical style - blood has never been so beautiful on your phone before!
Use your skills to hack 'n' slash your way through hordes of enemies with your gruesome axe. Initiate special moves and get mad combo kills. Make new high scores and compete with your friends!
Force your enemies to their knees and watch them crawl away in a last desperate effort to survive. Slaughter them all before they escape. Let the world become covered in blood!
Lord Of Magic Free
Unique HD game in android market! Mix of rpg and casual gaming. You are a young mage that have to protect world from monsters invasion.
23 spells and abilities in 3 magic and 1 ability schools.
19 levels in 3 different locations
12 hard monsters with 3 power levels and special abilities.
Awesome innovation in mana presentation and spells casting. All spells are controlled only by gestures, starting from simple swipe and ending with complex figures.
Word Game – Anagram Online
The #1 multiplayer word game, word puzzle lovers must not miss it!
The only Anagram that can play with other real persons!
If you like Scrabble, you will probably like our word game. You'll make words from 9 letters and score points to compete with other playes in the world. Make the best scoring word, solve the word puzzle before the time runs out. Challenge others now!
GRave Defense HD
Android Police review: [New Game Review] GRave Defense HD Brings Sexy TD Action, Spelling Errors and All
Grave Defense HD is the next step in the evolution of tower defense games for the mobile platform! It takes the best qualities from other tower defense games and adds many new features as well! It is an old-school hardcore game for Android only!
New Features of GRave Defense HD:
- Amazing high-res graphics! All levels, towers, mutants, special effects and achievements now in HD!!
- NEW achievements, enemies and towers!
- NEW Military Ranks! Climb the militant ladder, all the way to the "Top"!
- NEW Survival mode:
- More tower upgrades!
- Earn more points and get the High Score!
- Online ranking system!
- Four difficulty modes, from Casual to INSANE!!
- New and Improved gameplay features:
- Visible monster paths! Now see where creeps are going to travel!
- Visible tower states and cooldowns! Improved tower states prompt an ever-changing battle plan!
- Displays money earned for each creep killed!
- New and Improved UI changes:
- Improved in-battle HUD
- Animated briefings
- Convenient level selection
- Better help system
- Towers change their appearance with updates
- Various gameplay balance improvements.
Pumpkins VS Monster
The broken English in the description is hilarious. Leaving it as-is.
Simple control,flick the pumpkin, attack monster!
Full moon night, the dark world is no longer calm,Monsters are revived, began to invade human homes.
But the human is still sleeping,Pumpkin hero appeared,They used the body together,Started against the monster,Protection of human homes.
The hit game from iPhone has arrived for Android!
Pharaohs going wild: Cleopatra‘s Pyramid has hit the desert!
If you like classic Solitaire and Pyramid card games, you'll love this one!
KEY FEATURES OF CLEOPATRA'S PYRAMID
★ Hours of card game fun with this exciting Solitaire variation
★ 212 different levels combined in 124 stages (unlockable via In App Purchase)
★ Beautiful Egyptian artwork with full HD display support
★ Build your very own pyramids and unlock more than 40 special decoration items
★ Facebook leaderboards
★ Interactive menus
If you are a fan of games like Maya Pyramid, Pyramid Solitaire, Klondike Solitaire, Cards, Patience, Tripeaks, Cleopatra Pyramid or Wild Tripeak, you will love Cleopatra's Pyramid.
Chess Chess is the best designed chess game for all Android users, and it's totally FREE!
This game supports both 1 player and 2 player gameplay, so you can play against friends or test your skills against a challenging computer opponent.
For 1 player mode, various levels combine with an impressive chess engine to offer you a great chess playing experience and an ever increasing challenge.
- Perfect for 1- or 2-player games
- Gorgeous graphics and fantastic sound effects
- Configurable player names
- Outstanding AI engine with 5 different difficulty levels
- Undo/Redo function
Alien Overkill Lite
ALIEN OVERKILL puts you in the shoes of an action hero. Aliens are overrunning everything, from colonies to space ships in orbit, but not you. You are here to kick some serious alien butt, to drive 'em back to whatever hole they crawled out of and make 'em think twice about ever attacking mankind again!
► Use 5 different weapons with unique death animations to vanquish the alien horde.
► Battle it out in uniquely themed arenas - from space ships and ice worlds to the depths of the alien hive.
► Test yourself against more than 50 different alien waves.
► Utilize an array of powerups, from forcefields to nuclear devices, to give you the advantage.
► Unlock 48 Achievements and compete in online highscore lists powered by Scoreloop.
► Enjoy a complete soundtrack of industrial rock and high quality positional sound effects.
► Experience dynamic lighting, shadowing and weather effects.
► Flip your phone to flip the display - have your controls where you want them regardless of whether you are left or right handed.
► Runs smoothly even on budget phones.
Android Theme Launcher Live Wallpaper
This is the craziest live wallpaper you'll see this week, or maybe ever. Whether it's so good that it's bad will be up to you to decide.
This is an adorable Android Theme launcher. Each android have a unique movement on the rack and it is programmable to launch an application. There is an unique sound as well when you click on the mini Android.
After installing the Livewallpaper, you could set the application you want associated with it during the first launch. You may change the association from the configuration page by selecting the wallpaper editor. There are many more setting like transition, resize, color, visibility, rotation etc to customize the livewallpaper. To do so enter the livewallpaper setting/configuration page to find out more.
Glow Kaleidscope Live Wallpaper
From the GO Wallpaper Dev Team.
Glow Kaleidscope live Wallpaper can generate thousands of symmetrical patterns with colorful glow lights. Patterns never repeat I promise.
♥ Thousands of symmetrical patterns. Never repeat.
♥ Colorful glow lights.
♥ Hight render and battery performance.
♥ Totally free
GO Weather Animate WallpaperHD
From the GO Dev Team.
A new wallpaper theme designed for GO Weather, Animated Wallpaper (HD).
This is not a standalone app, you need to download latest amazing GO Weather v1.6.2 (or above) in order to apply this theme;You can check GO Weather out by searching "GO Weather" in google market.
Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.
Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.
- the app's launch date has to be between Monday and Sunday this week
- it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop
Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: [email protected].
1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.