- 1 Featured App
- 2 Games
- 2.1 Age of Defenders
- 2.2 SHADOWGUN
- 2.3 Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit by EA
- 2.4 Hockey Nations 2011 THD
- 2.5 Greed Corp HD
- 2.6 Princess Punt
- 2.7 Cartoon Wars: Gunner+ by GAMEVIL
- 2.8 The Adventures of Tintin HD by Gameloft
- 2.9 Baams Away
- 2.10 Flick Soccer!
- 2.11 Sweeper 3D
- 2.12 MEGASTUNT™ Mayhem
- 2.13 Wind-up Knight
- 2.14 Driver San Francisco by Gameloft
- 2.15 Tank Fury 3D
- 2.16 Snark Busters Lite
- 2.17 Open Sea! Free
- 2.18 RoboFonics
- 2.19 Chicken Coup Remix HD
- 2.20 Carnival of Horrors
- 2.21 Templar Assault
- 2.22 Duke Nukem 3D
- 2.23 Alien Rescue Episode 1
- 2.24 Elemental
- 2.25 Shopper’s Paradise HD
- 2.26 Top Eleven
- 2.27 Roboto Lite
- 2.28 Neon Zone
- 2.29 Paper Glider Crazy Copter 3D
- 2.30 Speed Forge 3D Free
- 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 2 weeks or so.
This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon, and you can find the tablet app roundup here.
Today's roundup is sponsored by HeroCraft's latest game - Musaic Box. Our own Liam Spradlin reviewed this game a few weeks back and found it to be excellent for both lovers of puzzle/hidden object games and music. In HeroCraft's own words:
Musaic Box is an unusual combination of musical puzzle and a detective quest. Its scenario offers you a riddle: to find the old organ master who has vanished.
Solving various quests and gathering the clues just like in other classic hidden object games you'll find outlines of musical scores for your music box and reveal exclusive puzzles where you have to recreate masterpieces of classical and modern music out of smaller pieces.
Unlike other puzzles, Musaic requires not just logic but a sense of musicality. Correctly composed melodies will lead you to the mystery's revelation and unlock new game mode.
A free Lite and a $1.49 paid versions are available in the Market.
Age of Defenders
New trend in the Tower Defense genre is here. Age of Defenders is totally addictive multiplayer TD game where you defend your base and at the same time attack your enemies.
Note: Only tablets with HD resolution 1280x800 are supported!
Prepare for the epic battles. This game is so much different to “regular” Tower Defense games. It is no longer a dummy computer you need to defeat. It is other humans with different tactics, but the same goal – to survive and to conquer. Age of Defenders is must-have for all the Tower Defense fans.
• Multiplayer mode – challenge players worldwide
• Five single player campaign with Easy and Hard difficulty
• 6 tower types for your protection
• 6 unit types for conquering anybody who dares to stand against you
• Charming graphics
• Atmospheric music
• Amazing gameplay providing lot of entertainment!
Android Police coverage: MadFinger Games Puts Out Mind-Blowing Trailer For The Soon-To-Be-Released Shadowgun, [Updated: Now With Video] SHADOWGUN Is The First Android Game Optimized For Quad-Core Devices, Looks Ridiculously Awesome
Android Police preview: [Video] Pre-Release Preview: ShadowGun Isn't Just A 3rd Person Shooter, It's A Technical Marvel
Android Police review: Game Review: Shadowgun Is The Most Advanced Shooter On Android To Date, And It's Out Now
This is possibly the best-looking Android game ever created. And they're already working on multiplayer.
The year is 2350, and corrupt intergalactic corporations are the rule of law, hiring bounty hunters and mercs to do their bidding. The best of the best are known as SHADOWGUNS. SHADOWGUN puts you into the role of John Slade, the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter. Your mission: hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon, maniacal genius and leader of his own mutant army. Infiltrate Dr. Simon’s mountain fortress and fight his personal guard of cyborgs, battle droids, and genetically-enhanced humanoids. Using state-of-the-art weaponry, ships, and the assistance of S.A.R.A.—Slade’s personal android assistant—SHADOWGUN combines intense tactical combat with 3rd person action.
Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit by EA
Android Police coverage: Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Now Available In The Android Market
Feel the rush of the escape and the thrill of the takedown. Outrun the law as a Racer in supercars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque – or stop racers cold as a Cop in high-speed police interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventon. Experience pulse-pounding action as you make the escape – or make the bust – with Need for Speed Hot Pursuit™ on Android.
Drive up to 20 precision-performance cars in adrenaline-fueled showdowns across 24 day-and-night tracks. Take it to the limit in 48 total Cop and Racer Career Events, collect bounty, and rise to the top of the ranks.
DUEL IT OUT ON THE ROAD
As a Cop, lay down the law with roadblocks and spike strips – or fry the Racer’s electrical system with an EMP lock. As a Racer, make the getaway with overdrive, jamming, and oil slicks. Duel it out on the road!
From the #1 interactive racing franchise, bring the heat with Need for Speed Hot Pursuit!
Hockey Nations 2011 THD
Hockey Nations 2011 comes to Tegra 2 powered Android devices. By incorporating improved skin meshing, specular maps, and increased polygon count on player models, Hockey Nations 2011 THD is the most visually enhanced version of the game on any mobile platform. Distinctive Games took advantage of the NVIDIA® Tegra™ processor even further by adding player reflections on the ice and animated crowd behavior.
Pick your team from 18 international teams or play as your favorite team from anywhere around the World by customizing any of the 40 available city teams. Jam-packed with hockey action across 6 game modes from practice to World League, Hockey Nations 2011 THD will turn any puckhead into an international ice warrior.
- NVIDIA® Tegra™ Enhancements
- Specular maps on players, reflections on ice, increased polygon count, improved skin meshing and animated crowd behavior.
- 18 International Teams
USA, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Latvia, Czech Republic, Belarus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Great Britain, Japan and Russia.
- 40 Customizable City Teams
Now you can customize a city to match your favorite team from anywhere in the World and bag the trophy in Playoff Cup.
- 6 Game Modes
Dive into the action with 6 game modes including World League, Go for Gold, Shootout, Exhibition, Playoff and Practice.
- Fight it Out
You asked for it and now it’s here! The gloves are off so fight your way into the penalty box for a cool down.
Greed Corp HD
Android Police coverage: Invictus Games Brings Turn-Based Strategy Game 'Greed Corp HD' To Android Tablets
Greed Corp is a fresh and fun strategy game situated in a rich Steam-Punk world, offering a long-lasting single player campaign and a variety of multiplayer options for up to four players. Find the delicate balance between harvesting the land for resources to fund your war machines and preserving it to stay alive. Choose one of four different factions: the industrious Cartel, the militaristic Empire, the Freemen preservationists, and the Pirate traders. Destroy your enemies, or destroy the very land they stand on, before they do it to you.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Princess Punt Brings Angry Birds-Like Gameplay With A Fun, Quirky Twist
It's Angry Birds, except instead of birds, you have a princess that kicks a knight at various enemies. In other words, this is totally awesome. And really well made. Oh, and there's also a THD version for Tegra devices.
I've cut the description due to Engrish - go read it in the Market if you wish.
Cartoon Wars: Gunner+ by GAMEVIL
Cartoon Wars: Gunner+ is a side scrolling, action-packed game incorporating elements from RPG and adventure genre.
- MULTIPLE CHARACTERS FOR UNLIMITED ACTION
Fight against 30 different type of enemies- each with unique skill sets and attacking range
- WEAPON MASTERY
Choose from 11 unique array of weapons and master them as you fight against evil troops
- VENGEANCE PREVAIL
Gain valuable skills by upgrading weapons and go head-to-head with the evil army to bring back the glory
- UPGRADABLE SKILLS
Become the ultimate hero by upgrading and activating the weapons to either active or passive skills
- BOOST EARNINGS
Vastly increase Gold and MP earnings by wisely choosing from different type of weapons
The Adventures of Tintin HD by Gameloft
Explore the exciting world of The Adventures of Tintin in the official Android game of the movie. Treasure and adventure await those who seek to unravel the Secret of the Unicorn.
- NEW THRILLS AT EVERY TURN
Use stealth to sneak your way past guards, engage in a swordfight, pilot a plane, solve puzzles, race a camel and discover many more exciting experiences.
- MEET TINTIN’S FRIENDS
Tintin can’t do this alone! He’ll need the help of his friends throughout the story. You’ll take control of his dog Snowy, Captain Haddock and even the legendary Sir Francis Haddock during the great Age of Pirates.
- FUN FOR EVERYONE
Casual players and pros of all ages will enjoy the game. Accessible controls allow you to easily interact with the environment. With just a swipe of your finger (or a tilt of your device), you can explore the world, collect clues and items, and battle villains.
- A BEAUTIFUL, 3D WORLD
Every building and character was carefully recreated in stunning 3D graphics and animation that perfectly matches the style of the film. See for yourself what it’s like to walk through Marlinspike Mansion, the desert, and the Karaboudjan ship, all in HD.
For fans of adventure, mystery, action, puzzle solving and platform games.
Baams Away is an action arcade game which satisfies human-kind's most simple and primal pleasure – blowing up sheep with bombs. Utilize the power of the Baam to wreak havoc on 15 unique sheep while traversing 3 thrilling worlds, unlocking the overwhelming power of even more devastating secondary weapons along the way.
Get the most fun and exciting free-kick game of the season on Android. Use Flick Soccer's unique 'after-touch' ball control to try and hit the target like a real Pro. Only Flick Soccer gives you this level of complete control and pinpoint accuracy. Featuring 5 modes of play, gorgeous graphics and an intelligent goalkeeper, Flick Soccer really is one of a kind.
* Full Fat Flick Controls mean everyone can play!
* Shoot for insane scores in Quickshot mode, it's you vs the keeper.
* Take it to the limit in Endurance mode, set piece action with bonus items!
* Try out Challenge mode for the ultimate skill contest.
* Have you got the accuracy to hit the bar? Find out in Crossbar mode.
* Smash It! breaking glass panels against the clock.
* Unbelievably accurate flick controls for stunning top-corner shots.
* The most realistic goalkeeper on the Android Market.
* Interactive defenders will jump and react to shots.
* Gorgeous visuals and immersive sound
Clear bombs like you've never done before. Based on the core mechanic of the popular minesweeper, adapted to a workable 3D gameplay, and brought to you by the maker of the popular DigiClock widget, Sweeper 3D is bound to become and instant classic!
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Want Big Monster Truck Action On Your Little-Bitty Screen? Check Out Megastunt Mayhem
MEGASTUNT Mayhem is the perfect action sports game that mixes racing, showmanship and total destruction into one thrilling experience.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Wind-Up Knight Brings Intense Gameplay And Quirky Graphics To Your Android Device
Wind-up Knight is a high-end, action-packed, 3D side-scrolling adventure game, and it's here to show you how games are supposed to be played. Guide your Wind-up Knight through devilish levels--over 50 in all--to rescue the Princess from the clutches of the evil Black Knight. Run, jump, roll, and slash your way to victory. Wind-up Knight is the type of challenging game you have been waiting for.
- Over 50 soul-crushing levels.
- Pick-up-and-play game play.
- Super high-end 3D graphics technology. A showcase for your phone.
- Crazy platforming action: double jumping, wall sliding, dive and roll, just to name a few cool moves.
- A secret card is hidden in EVERY level.
- Four unique worlds.
- Deviously cute art style.
- Power up with game-changing equipment and weapons.
- Original soundtrack by Josh Whelchel.
Driver San Francisco by Gameloft
With crime lord Jericho now on the loose, San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. You are Tanner, a hardened detective who, from behind the wheel of his Dodge Challenger, is involved in a relentless manhunt throughout the City by the Bay. Driver San Francisco is the return of the popular action driving video game series. With its timeless atmosphere, unique car handling and revitalized gameplay, this game offers a free-roaming, classic car chase experience.
- Rediscover the cinematic driving sensations of Driver with its high speed pursuits in dense traffic
- Uncover a thrilling storyline in which revenge fuels Tanner’s relentless manhunt for Jericho
- Drive across 5 different neighborhoods and along iconic locations throughout San Francisco
- Challenge yourself with 10 types of missions ranging from a race against the clock to Survivor mode
- In Free Ride mode, use your GPS to locate new challenges and take on 30 unique “dare” missions
Tank Fury 3D
Tank Fury 3D is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. In Tank Fury 3D you can get into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes 8 armored vehicles from Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy. More vehicles will be added soon with updates.
★ Online battle with other players all over the world!
★ Superb photo-realistic 3D graphics!
★ 3D sound effects
★ Offline practice mode
★ Global rankings
Snark Busters Lite
Do you have what it takes to find the Snark? Are you ready to enter a hidden object world unlike any you have seen? A world in which giant steamships rule the skies and Victorian architecture exists alongside awe-inspiring technology? If you are, then step through the looking glass and into the unusual world of the Snark. Your mission will be to capture the elusive creature.
You'll know the Snark is nearby when you find the clues it left behind. Catching it won't be easy, as it moves quickly and uses mirrors to jump between the real world and the world where time and space are turned inside out. If you believe you can decipher these hints and piece together the objects you need to track down your target, then join Kira Robertson as she sets out to earn a place in the elite Snark Busters Club. Along the way, you'll tackle over a dozen mini-games, enjoy colorful visuals, and explore 30 amazing locations.
Open Sea! Free
Journey through the whole country to the promised land, on more than fifty missions and five unlockable Challenge games... Lead whacky people: panicked girls, sleepy sloths, slow elders, zigzaging drunkards, dumbs who turn back... Repel evil ships and shock mummies and wicked wizards. Your adventure will let you cross heroes' path, who will join the people and help them with miracles, like Jess who allows people to walk on water... And Abe, the Lovers, or El, whose miracle will allow you to turn villains back to ashes! And last but not least, take control of the legendary Nono's Ark.
In the full game you will get:
★ Innovative and intuitive game mechanics designed for hand-held touch screens
★ 51 original missions (and even more to come)
★ Several different environments
★ 6 hilarious kinds of people
★ 5 Heroes with exciting powers to help the people
★ 3 kinds of foes, each requiring specific strategy to deal with
★ Campaign mode evolving through the map of your People's journey, with Stars collecting and optional paths
★ 5 Challenge game modes: "Crossing of the Dead", "Save 'Em All", "Sacred Land", "Time Trial" and "Time Trial Extreme"
★ Online leaderboards with Scoreloop (requires two authorizations)
ROBOTS, MUSIC, RHYTHM! Cute, fun-loving robots are working hard at the Fonic Factory. Join the assembly line, listen to the beat, and tap the robots to the right rhythm! Work the robots hard but don’t overload them. Let the flow of music brighten your day. Avoid killjoy boss MasterBotrix and help start a robo-revolution.
- Combines a visually enchanting rhythm game with puzzle solving
- Use rhythm and melody to solve puzzles
- A non-violent experience that’s easy to pick up
- A catchy, casual atmosphere
- 80 levels, a fun storyline, and two game modes, ‘tap’ and ‘puzzle’
- A carefully designed soundscape for constant fun
- Challenges you to listen and react to the rhythm with care and expert timing
- Numerous cute, unique robots
- Tunes that stick in your head
- The first game that actually makes you listen to the rhythm!
- Did we mention ROBOTS?
- Based on the award-winning PC Mod (first seen in MSUC at SIGGRAPH 2009)
Chicken Coup Remix HD
Sound the alarm! The chickens have escaped. A sly fox unlocked the coop while you were asleep and now they’re ready to dine. Get your chickens back into their coops before its too late.
o CHICKENS aren’t the only things you can grab! Make foxes drop your chickens by dragging them into the barn!
o Create CHICKEN CHAINS by sliding your finger across like colored chickens. Drag them back home for massive score multipliers!
o Build up your CHICKEN POWER by dragging individual chickens or Chicken Chains to their coops. This score multiplier will make the next chicken you save worth that many more points!
o If things get too hectic unleash a powerful BOMB to clear the screen!
Carnival of Horrors
A haunted seaside carnival... just the place for a thrill seeking Ghost Catcher. You've been hired by the owner of a once prestigious seaside carnival. Ghosts have overrun the park, and its your job to clear them out and return the park to its original splendor. But the ghosts have different ideas.
Templar Assault: Armor Space Combat Simulator. Battle the vile Alien with your squad of Templar Warriors in this epic space RPG. Command your squad and journey across the galaxy in an epic war against the Alien.
Duke Nukem 3D
Android Police coverage: Duke Nukem 3D Lands In The Android Market, Brings Back 1996 With Style
THE ORIGINAL KING OF ACTION RETURNS!
Los Angeles. Under attack by aliens intent on stealing our chicks for breeding. Duke Nukem springs into action dealing damage like only he can, making his "insightful" comments along the way. If you've never played a Duke game, this is your chance to see why he's been a fan favorite since 1991, with over 18 original Duke Nukem games since that time. Duke Nukem is not the typical faceless hero -- he's an in-your-face hero who has a personality that doesn't quit. Yes, it's a B-movie plot, but that's what makes it fun.
* Optimized for all newer multi-touch devices
* Native support for large tablet sized devices such as the Xoom
* Dual stick or new "drag to look" controls
* Installs to SD by default
Alien Rescue Episode 1
Alien Rescue is a shoot-em up with engaging gameplay and beautiful graphics. Planet Earth, 1947. While out for a nice relaxing walk through the Universe, some of the aliens crash on the planet. You are Krut - an experienced alien pilot, who quickly embarks in the rescue mission. Will you succeed in rescuing all your friends and take them home, while escaping the violent and hostile planet?
If you are a fan of games like Sudoku but you are sick of numbers, Elemental is your game! Use your brain to create elements by mixing earth, air, fire and water to solve puzzles. Complete puzzles as fast as you can and win the high score. You can use tips that teach you how to mix the elements. Each tip contains a famous quote that you can tweet and share with your friends. If you’re still stuck, you can also place a spell that magically puts a piece on the board right where it belongs.
Shopper’s Paradise HD
Build your shopper's paradise, become a retail tycoon and outsmart your competition before the last customer leaves town.
* build or buy stores, movie theaters, hotels and warehouses
* hire employees, manage inventory, pick best locations
* maintain your properties and catch thieves
* hire police officers to keep your town safe
Top Eleven – Be a Football Manager. Over 3,200,000 active players every month. The most popular sports game on Facebook is now available on Android! Be a part of a growing community of more than 3,200,000 monthly active players worldwide. Create your own virtual Football (Soccer) Club and play against friends and other players in Leagues, Cups, Champions Leagues or Friendly matches. Manage the same team, and play the same game, whether you and your friends play it on Android, iPhone, Facebook or TopEleven.com.
Key features include:
- Manage your team’s squad and finances. Buy and sell players in an exciting live bidding system.
- Prepare your squad for matches. Set up formations, coach and mentally prepare players, and build up specific football skills to improve player’s performances.
- Watch your matches live, make substitutions, and give special orders during the match.
- Track how your friends’ teams are doing, even arrange friendly matches with them.
Free version of Roboto that came out back in July.
- FULL CHARACTER CONTROL
This is not an endless runner game. In Roboto you take FULL control of the character to navigate crazy platform jumps and shoot off of skatepark ramps. Silky smooth thumbstick and button controls. 2 ways to play - choose either Joystick or L/R buttons. Features full Xperia Play support.
- CLASSIC SIDESCROLLING ACTION
Take a walk down memory lane to your favorite platformers of the 80's and 90's (if you're old enough) ^=^
Stomp on enemies, collect coins, find hidden power ups, shoot everything – even battle giant endbosses!
- HD GRAPHICS
Top notch, high res textures throughout the game. No pixelated blurryness here!
- AWESOME CHARACTER UPGRADES
Earn new weapons and armor upgrades to aid in your epic quest to ask out the robo girl of your dreams.
Neon Zone is a physics-based brain teaser in which walls become floors as you turn your phone. The objective is simple: Slide the block to absorb all energy spheres in order to advance to the next level. Move the block by rotating the phone and tap to jump to the floors above while you avoid falling off the level. Neon Zone can be as casual or as challenging as you want. Challenge yourself or your peers to reach a perfect score or just play at your own leisure. Neon Zone is designed to be a pick-up-and-play experience and can be enjoyed whether you have thirty seconds or an hour to spare.
- Pick up and play
- Physics-based puzzles
- Minimalistic gameplay
- Extra rewards for replay value
Paper Glider Crazy Copter 3D
Race through the city and escape burning barns in the explosive 3D adventure. Experience the ultimate copter racing adventure in Paper Glider Crazy Copter 3D. Prepare to race through the city and escape burning barns as you dodge dangerous enemies in your path. Max your speed, but control your steering! Dodge missiles and falling rocks as you navigate through the twisting caverns and raging infernos.
Speed Forge 3D Free
The game itself isn't new, but this free version is.
Important game features:
* Full 3D graphics
* Realistic physic simulation
* 6 very different tracks
* 3 vehicles (each with different physical properties)
* Weaponry: mines and homing rockets
* 3 Difficulty levels
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 no longer than 2 weeks ago
- 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].
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