- 1 Featured App
- 2 Games
- 2.1 Shogun: Rise of the Renegade
- 2.2 Legendary Heroes
- 2.3 Rocket Weasel Free
- 2.4 Neoteria by OrangePixel
- 2.5 HEIST The Score
- 2.6 Meltdown on Mars THD
- 2.7 Dungeon Village by Kairosoft
- 2.8 Attack Wave
- 2.9 AREL WARS by GAMEVIL
- 2.10 Zombie Lane
- 2.11 Little Stars 2 Demo
- 2.12 Refraction 2 Lite (BETA)
- 2.13 BZRK
- 2.14 Epic Defense – the Elements
- 2.15 DragonCraft
- 2.16 Running Fred
- 2.17 Sea Stars
- 2.18 SQUIDS
- 2.19 Dangerous Luxury Liner
- 2.20 ErnCon
- 2.21 Elastic World Lite
- 2.22 King of Frogs
- 2.23 ColoQ
- 2.24 Tilt Racing
- 2.25 Wings of Fury LITE
- 2.26 STARDOM: THE A-LIST by Glu
- 2.27 SMALL STREET by Glu
- 2.28 Skater Boy
- 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.
Today's roundup is sponsored by Handy Apps' EasyMoney. EasyMoney is a popular personal finance manager for Android, which has already been downloaded over 500,000 times. In short, it combines an expense tracker, a bill reminder, a checkbook register, and a budget planner.
The app can track your business, personal, or travel expenses, split transactions, provide interactive reports and graphs, alert you of upcoming and overdue bills, monitor monthly budget caps, categorize, record photos of bills and receipts, export data into Quicken (QIF) or CSV, and much more. For security conscious, EasyMoney offers a pin lock option, and for those looking for convenience - a home screen widget.
EasyMoney was included in LifeHacker Magazine's list of the top 5 best mobile personal finance tools in January 2011. The recent publication - Amazing Android Apps for Dummies - also included EasyMoney as a featured personal finance application.
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Shogun: Rise of the Renegade
Welcome to bullet hell, population you. Most likely, population 0 within a few minutes of the start, because this game is tough. Really tough. At least it was for me, and I played it for the majority of my flight from the U.S. to Barcelona for MWC. The fact that you don't have checkpoints in the middle of each level makes it much-much harder to complete, but your victories are that much sweeter. If you get any.
The demo of this highly addictive and extremely well done game, which Romain Guy called his favorite Android game of all time, contains one level, and the full version contains 4 levels. Believe me when I say it though, those 4 levels will take you a while.
Shogun is a shoot’em up inspired by Japanese arcade games of the 90’s. "We created this game as a tribute to the old-school manic shooters (aka bullet hell or danmaku) but enhanced with a modern, touch based game-interface and easy to read HD graphics. As gamers ourselves, our first goal was to create a game that we wanted to play."
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Maya Brings Gorgeous DotA / Warcraft 3 Style Game Play To Android With Legendary Heroes
DotA fans will definitely want to check out Legendary Heroes. By the way, multiplayer support is coming in the future, so the game is single-player only for now.
Every War has its Heroes… Some Heroes become Legends. The greatest battle of all time has begun. Heroes from all universes are invited to show their power and prove which is the best team
- ACTION REAL-TIME STRATEGY
For the first time on Android, experience an Action Real-Time Strategy(Action RTS) game.
- INTENSE ACTION AND TOUCH CONTROLS
Quick and intense matches with touch controls tailored for Android.
- HEROES WITH UNIQUE SPECIAL POWERS
4 unique special abilities per character.
- TEAM BASED
Control 3 heroes in the same match.
- KEEP PROGRESS ACROSS MATCHES
Keep the leveling progress of each Hero across matches and develop as many of them as you want.
- HOURS OF GAME PLAY IN CAMPAIGN MODE
Thirty maps providing unique challenges for all players - beginners or veterans.
- BOOST YOUR TEAM WITH POWER UPS
Use power ups to improve your characters, make them faster, stronger or tougher.
Multiplayer support is coming.
Rocket Weasel Free
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Rescue Forest Animals, Capture Hapless Chickens, Fly Through The Air With Rocket Weasel
Help Weasel save his students in 64 levels of rocket-flying, crate-crashing fun. The forest animals send their kids to “Weasel’s School for Hunting Chickens” to learn from Mr. Weasel, an expert chicken hunter. On a midnight field trip, Mr. Weasel and his students sneak into the hen house, but everything goes horribly wrong. The farmer is waiting for them with crafty cages and treacherous traps. Help Mr. Weasel save his students and chomp the chickens.
Neoteria by OrangePixel
Android Police coverage: [New Game] OrangePixel Puts Nostalgic Horizontal Shooting Action In Your Hands With Neoteria
Fly, shoot, fight and have fun. Neoteria is a classic horizontal shoot em up game (shmup). Multiple worlds, levels and aliens are waiting to be blasted. Our focus is on using your thumb like the 80's and 90's shooter games: The faster your thumb, the faster you shoot. Give the controls a few minutes to get used to, they really work. Hidden worlds, different difficulty modes (unlockable pilots). AWESOME sound track and great retro graphics and sound effects.
Xperia PLAY optimized.
HEIST The Score
Fast-paced action packed rail shooter bank robbery. A simple bank job, yeah right. “Get in, get the combination, get to the vault and get out” so they said. When put like that it sounds easy. What actually happened is a whole different story... Heist tells the thrilling story of a daring bank robbery set in the prohibition era of 1920’s America. A carefully comprised plan with as little mess as possible turns horribly wrong, leaving you to fight your way out of an impossible situation. What are you willing to do to come out on top?
You begin the story as a low level enforcer for the mafia working under the enigmatic Salvatore Da Luca, a veteran from the recently ended Great War. Once he inspired acts of valor in the trenches, now he uses those same qualities for greed and corruption by liberating banks of their excess holdings. Sal doesn’t work alone, his trusted associate Giuseppe Gallo always teams up for the score. He’s known as the loose cannon who can wind up being more trouble than he’s worth. Shoot first; ask question later is how he operates. He has a grudge with the world, and he’s not too fond of you either. You better make sure not to put a foot wrong. The bank just opened and the scores all set, are you in?
• Fast-paced rail shooter action
• Action packed gun fights
• Many weapons to gut the bank
• Destructible environments
• Compelling motion capture cut scenes tell the tale of HEIST in full force.
• Professional voice actors
• Experience high resolution graphics with dynamic music and sounds effects
Xperia PLAY optimized.
Meltdown on Mars THD
Meltdown on Mars is a stunning action base-defense title. The player is the last survivor of the human colonists on Mars. They must strategically eliminate the relentless horde of aliens with guile and no mercy, earning cash to buy and install automated gun turrets, fortifying barricades, devastating mines and a variety of increasingly brutal weapons. Remembering to use the base and terrain to their advantage, they can guide the aliens down a narrow passage or into corners making them easy to ambush and destroy. Or just go on a rampage. But extinction is not an option!
Meltdown on Mars is currently supported on Tegra tablets - Tegra phones will be supported in the future.
Dungeon Village by Kairosoft
Android Police coverage: Kairosoft Releases "Dungeon Village" In Typical 16-Bit Fashion, But With New Quasi-RPG Goodness
Build a heroic hamlet that warriors and merchants can call home. Welcome to an epic RPG world in which the town you build can grow from humble hamlet into a mecca for the land's most ambitious adventurers. The enterprising warriors that stop by your blossoming burg will defeat monsters and earn you money. Conquering dungeons and clearing out hordes of monsters will bag you loot to stock your shops. And if your hamlet flourishes, adventurers will want to set up house and settle down. Build training facilities like Combat Schools and Magic Labs to hone your heroic denizens' skills and boost your village's Popularity. The more faces that flock to your cause, the bigger the baddies you can beat.
Take your stand against the alien invasion in this intense space shoot em up. AttackWave is a free slick retro shooter game in the vein of geometry wars. Control your spaceship through hordes of colourful enemies, leaving collectible multipliers as they explode in vivid colors.
AREL WARS by GAMEVIL
RPG action and defense strategy combine in AREL WARS. Deploy your troops, master their tactics and overrun the enemy’s towers in three grand campaigns. Form the strongest army in the land and fight for your place as champion of Drusilla.
- DEFEND AND CAPTURE THE TOWERS OF DRUSILLA
Lead the swift Hume, fierce Buster or resourceful Elven species in campaigns spanning 120 stages and 8 battle maps.
- UNIT-BASED STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Command over 50 Normal, Unique and Hero units -- special skill advantages will tip the battle in your favor.
- CUSTOMIZE, LEVEL UP AND CONQUER
Triumph to earn new booster items, upgradeable skills and units, then customize and combine them for maximum impact.
- BATTLE THE WORLD FOR ONLINE SUPREMACY
Connect to network play and challenge players around the world in asynchronous PVP.
- HD GRAPHICS AND ULTIMATE CONTROL
Enjoy crisp, vibrant graphics and intuitive touchscreen controls.
Zombies are invading your Zombie Lane. Now it is up to you to fight back. The Award winning popular Facebook version zombie game from Digital Chocolate is finally here. Ever wanted you could alter your choices and actions on Facebook? In Zombie Lane for Android, we're giving you a fresh start to fight those nasty fun-loving yet persistent zombies and create your town the way you always wanted. Take back control of your neighborhood from the Zombies. Smack them with a shovel or take them down quickly with a shotgun or snipe them using your rifle. Collect necessary equipment to restore your home to get your spouse and your dog safely back home. Build fences around the house to protect against zombie attacks. New characters, zombies and areas will appear when the player you advances in the game missions.
Little Stars 2 Demo
Little Stars 2 is a game that is very reminiscent of Galcon, but with a few differences, the most important ones being predefined travel paths and an upgrade system.
Form your strategy, conquer enemy systems, and claim victory for your forces. Little Stars is a basic strategy game, set in real-time, where the player has a simple objective: move through the neutral star systems in order to capture all enemy systems. Once you start playing, you will lose yourself in fun levels, ranging from amusing to mind-challenging.
* Multitouch: pinch to zoom, tap to control.
* 54 levels. And more new levels in the future!
* Auto-paths: auto-paths system for quick and easy control over the battlefield.
* Upgrades: specialize your star systems to fortify their defensive capabilities, or, advance their ship production.
* Color Customization: don't like the default colors? Tune to your liking!
Refraction 2 Lite (BETA)
Refraction 2 is the sequel to one of the Highest rated puzzle games on the Android Market. The game play still is just as straightforward as before, but now with much better visuals, controls and even harder levels. For those who never played the original, the premise is simple; Get a laser of matching color to the designated checkpoints. Sounds simple? Well it is -- to start. After doors, switches, teleporting wormholes and more goodies are thrown in, things get really complicated, really quick.
Make sure to check out the video - you won't regret it.
In the near future a war rages on between two factions, one set on controlling the world and one set on keeping man free. This war takes place in the macro but also in the micro...down in the meat...in the brain where nanobots and biots fight to rewire each man, woman and child. You control your biot and your job is to get into this persons brain, find your way to their synapses and destroy the handiwork of the nanobots sent before you. Oh, and make it back out alive. Two factions. One would use nanotechnology to unite all of humanity in a single hive mind and bring universal peace and brotherhood. The other faction, BZRK, fights for individual liberty. The battle rages in the macro and in the micro -- down in the meat -- where the mites crawl and the germs ooze and the spark of consciousness leaps between synapses. You are BZRK. Control your biot to enter the brain and destroy the nanobots before they create another happy slave.
Epic Defense – the Elements
Terrans and Orcs, really though?
This is a Tower Defense game you’ve never played before. The story dates from remote ages which is a chaotic, the Terran has established regulations for this ancient world while the orcs has been casting their covetous eyes on the Terran’s civilized cities and trying to break the peace of the world. Finally, they launched an attack to the Terran, the Terrans retreated one step after another...and fall back on their wall of the old city. There, the Terrans’ magicians found their ancient statute book and found the secret of the Power of Elements. Use the elements power to reinforce the Guard Tower will make the Tower develop a supernormal power which can use to call for a volcano, lightning, iceberg... The counterattack is about to start.
- Rich story background with 21 elaborately designed levels, two different modes , three difficulty levels.
- Comfortable operation: drag to build, sliding to pick up, Fancy design especially for android device.
- Fluent frames: Adopting our latest game engine optimization HD map as well as the game fluency.
- Creative play method, abundant stone combining system will bring you a totally different Tower Defense game experience!
- A RPG-like upgrade system make the game more challenging.
Capture dragons and conquer a techno-magical world.
- Hunt and capture all new Dragons every week.
- Wage war with 21 different troop types from 3 distinct classes: Magic, Brute Force, and Tech.
- Build a mighty Barony and research powerful inventions to aid your struggle.
- Discover a world teeming with treacherous alliances and deadlier monsters.
- Lead your Dragon Army to victory and seize control of the world of Terra Vale.
- Play with friends and new allies, and participate in ongoing Live events and challenges.
The anticipated sequel to Falling Fred is here. Fred is back with a new host of painful antics, awesome acrobatic/desperate moves, special items and uber-cool locations. Take control of our hapless hero as he pursues his quest to remain among the living! Running Fred combines ludicrously natural controls and furiously paced action with the shameless buckets of gore praised on its prequel, making up a fantastic third person platformer unparalleled on mobile devices.
- Lots of acrobatic maneuvers
- Dozens of perilous traps
- Multiple game modes: Adventure, Challenge and our favourite Endless Survival!
- Tons of special skills and perks
- Lot of characters to choose from!
- Pimp up your character with special outfits
- Keep your progress across all your devices
Collect all the characters. One touch controls are all you need to guide the incredible Sea Stars through a sea full of coins and underwater dangers. Dive deep to pick up speed and leap from the water to somersault and avoid the angry jellies and rocket crabs along your path.
SQUIDS is a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps. Steev, Vahine and the rest of the Squids are in danger. An infectious black ooze is corrupting their world. Only a few heroes can fight back and save their lush underwater kingdoms. Recruit a small army of stretchy Squids and lead them into turn-based battles against the dark hordes.
Dangerous Luxury Liner
I had followed a gang of smugglers all the way to a luxury liner. It was a casino ship, operated by the underworld. I had finally found the source of all evil! However, it was reckless of me to board the heavily guarded ship alone. I was captured as an intruder and locked into a single room on board of the ship. Your mission is only to escape from the room by opening the door. However, to do this, you'll need to gather some items and use those items in solving puzzles. The rules are very simple. You can tap various locations, and you can also flick when you need to move about the room.
ErnCon multiplayer public beta is available now. Join your allies in the epic battle to retake the galaxy and show that you are the best pilot for the job. Fight with 8 others over the Internet on your WiFi or 3G connection. Gain the upper hand against your opponents with a variety of fighters and robots with unique abilities. Lock on and destroy your enemies with Homing Missiles, Seeking Mines, Rail Guns, Attack Drones and more.
Elastic World Lite
Get ready for a unique physics-based puzzler. Bounce the ball to the star to progress to the next level. Just press the screen at the right time to bounce off the jelly shapes. Really fun and addicting! Beat the clock and increase your score in many surprisingly challenging puzzles. Go for gold, silver and bronze. Unlike several other games, the collision detection and physics engine were made entirely from scratch.
King of Frogs
Here’s something great for all puzzle lovers, King of Frogs is FREE and now available on Android after have been downloaded 700 000 times on iOS. Help the King of Frogs find his way home in this fresh new puzzle. Using fun and simple game rules similar to checkers, you'll have lots of fun solving frog-hopping puzzles level after level. Maneuver the King and his loyal frogs on the lilypad play field by hopping them over each other in the right sequences. By finding the correct combinations and order, you’ll be able to guide the King of Frogs to the final goal of each level.
Interesting concept: Rubik's Cube + 3D puzzle = ColoQ.
ColoQ is "New type 3D puzzle game". The player controls cute characters on the cubic maps of divided by 3 lines horizontally and vertically
and the player stomp the monsters flat by rotating lines of the cubic maps and beat them. If you could beat all monsters, you will clear the mission. The game rule is "Turn-based". If the the player is attacked by the monsters which are come closer and life points of the player becomes zero, the game will be over. The knack for the game is how the player moves, reads the movement of the monsters and uses the attributions of the map within one turn.
Get ready for the most exhilarating handheld racing experience! Feel the thrill of racing like never before in the newest racing game - Tilt Racing. Enjoy well over 12 hours of game play in the massive career mode with time trials, head-to-head races, eliminations and championships. Compete in the career mode to unlock more tracks and cars and have a quick race in the free mode with tons of challenges. Tilt Racing offers two control options: Accelerometer and Touch Pad. But we strongly suggest you to leverage your phone's tilt controls to racing against the opponents.
- Astonishing physics brings chaos to another level
- 6 uniquely designed challenge race modes
- Race up to 10 different tracks and 6 different cars
- Visually stunning and built for speed like no other racing game
Wings of Fury LITE
Become the next Maverick and navigate your own Thunderbolt towards the enemy front. Your Mission: Eliminate all enemies on the islands and return unharmed to your base. Discover your abilities and destroy anti-aircraft bases with singular skill.
STARDOM: THE A-LIST by Glu
Oh Glu, I guess you are targeting a certain demographic nowadays, but maybe it's time for a decent game that isn't only appealing to 12-year-old girls?
Can you reach the A-List? Schmooze, flirt, lie, fight – and maybe even work – your way to STARDOM. From getting off the bus as a nobody to accepting an award as an international superstar, get rich and famous by starring in movies and TV shows and winning over fans.
- Customize your star look with the latest styles and hottest accessories!
- Hollywood in your hands – complete with exclusive clubs, upscale restaurants, movie studios and more
- Work on-set to earn a 5-star performance, rave reviews, and more fans
- Date and dump celebrities, party at the best venues, and live it up in a luxury home with your exotic pets
- Invite friends to exclusive parties, have them co-star in your projects, or check the Top 100 to see who’s more famous
SMALL STREET by Glu
Build your own town of shops, restaurants and apartments then grow the population of happy citizens to work and play. It’s up to you decide the future of the Small Street citizens. Keep them happy by finding them a dream house and matching them to their perfect job. Build over 40 different shops and buildings in 5 unique business types to populate your small street and employ your citizens. Stock and sell goods every day to earn money and expand your street. Build Townhomes to move in citizens and keep your businesses staffed. Upgrade your shops and increase stock to cater to your growing street. Earn bonus rewards for completing for completing tasks and favors. Customize the look and clothes of your citizens. Earn achievements and compete with others on the leaderboards.
Speeding up, jumping, performing various tricks in the air and landing safety. The game "Skater boy" is so easy but super fun. You only need to accelerate or jump over the obstacles on the road and get the scores as possible as you can. The way to play is very easy. Tap the two bottoms on the screen (The right one is accelerating and the other one is jumping). Show some cool tricks in the air can get extra points.
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- 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
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