- 1 Featured App
- 2 Games
- 2.1 SHADOWGUN: DeadZone
- 2.2 Rigonauts
- 2.3 Plague Inc. by Ndemic Creations/Miniclip
- 2.4 Wild Blood by Gameloft
- 2.5 MARVEL War of Heroes
- 2.6 League of Evil by Noodlecake
- 2.7 Global Outbreak
- 2.8 SUMIONI Demon Arts THD
- 2.9 Razor Salvation THD
- 2.10 2XL Supercross HD
- 2.11 W.E.L.D.E.R.
- 2.12 Jaws™ Revenge
- 2.13 Streaker Run
- 2.14 Defense zone 2 HD Lite
- 2.15 Heritage
- 2.16 Future Mayhem
- 2.17 Air Navy Fighters Lite
- 2.18 Helidroid 3D : Full Edition
- 2.19 Space Ball
- 2.20 Project Downforce
- 2.21 Big Win Football by Hothead Games
- 2.22 Real Soccer 2013
- 2.23 NFL Pro 2013 by Gameloft
- 2.24 NBA 2K13
- 2.25 Fluid Football
- 2.26 Online Football Manager (OFM)
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 3 weeks or so.
This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon.
Alchemy Classic HD
It was once believed that four basic elements (fire, air, water, earth,
and Milla Jovovich), combined to create every living and non-living thing on the planet. While our understanding has broadened somewhat, the principle remains: break anything down into component atoms, and those building blocks can be demonstrably classified by their atomic properties. Alchemy Classic HD takes this old-world idea and expands upon it, challenging the player to create a startling amount of end results from combinations of smaller and less complex pieces. Calling it alchemy is a bit of a stretch - you can create a lot more than gold with a lot less than lead.
Throughout history, humans have always been eager to explore the world they inhabit. Human efforts resulted in significant progress, from the simplest of tools to high-tech industrial plants and flying machines. If you think about it, however, some time ago there was nothing but the basic elements of nature: fire, water, earth, and air. These very things form the basis of all diversity. It sounds incredible, doesn't it? Can you throw a bunch of dirt into air and get a hot air balloon? Of course not. And yet, these elements of nature are at the heart of nearly all objects, from an hourglass to a complex engineering facility. As a player, we offer you a different kind of game, a puzzle in that allows you to explore and build your own surroundings. You will uncover many secrets that concern the true nature of all things. Alchemy Classic gives players a unique chance to become a real explorer and creator.
Android Police coverage: Shadowgun: DeadZone Beta Hits The Play Store, Tegra Exclusive For Now
Shadowgun is the breakout shooter hit on Android, and until now it's only been missing one thing: multiplayer. If you've got a Tegra 3 machine, you can change that, thanks to the free Deadzone beta. We at Android Police have given it a shot (no pun intended), and while the matchmaking is a little spotty, it's just as fun as you'd think it is.
Help us to make Shadowgun: DeadZone better. At the moment, the Beta Version is available only for those with Tegra 3 devices. Please understand that as this is a Beta Version, there are a lot of missing features and content. The purpose of the Beta Version is to polish network code and the basic gameplay experience, as well as to resolve bugs. Also, please note that we are operating on a limited number of servers at the moment, so please don’t get upset if you experience a short wait.
Android Police coverage: Rigonauts Finally Arrives On Android With 2 Week Verizon Exclusivity And Snapdragon Optimization
It's about time. The much-anticipated construction game that inspired the likes of Amazing Alex and Bad Piggies is finally available on Android, and as of now it's out of its exclusivity period for Verizon. Unfortunately it's only for Snapdragon devices at the moment; TI and Tegra users need not apply.
Snap together the ultimate vessel and send your crew of Hobs into battle. Currently ONLY compatible with Snapdragon powered devices. Rigonauts is the fantastical building battle game from Engient. Snap together the ultimate vessel and send your crew of Hobs into battle. With a well designed ship and a clever plan, your crew will smash and blast past an assortment of strange and dangerous foes.
Plague Inc. by Ndemic Creations/Miniclip
It's not every game that tasks you with infecting every human being on the planet with a catastrophic pathogen, but Plague Inc. does just that. As a sentient virus, you must avoid those pesky humans' attempts to wipe you out with vaccines and inoculations. This one's been hotly anticipated since it gained a massive following on iOS. Evolve and conquer.
Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation from developer Ndemic Creations and brought to you on Android by Miniclip. Can you infect the world? Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero'. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself. Brilliantly executed with innovative gameplay and built from the ground up for mobile, Plague Inc. evolves the strategy genre and pushes mobile gaming (and you) to new levels. It’s You vs. the world - only the strongest can survive.
Wild Blood by Gameloft
Android Police review: Wild Blood Review: A Good Action Game With Giant Swords And A Little Lag
Despite literally hundreds of thousands of titles on Android, triple-A titles are still few and far between. This month's flashiest and most ambitious addition to Android's action stable is Gameloft's much-anticipated Wild Blood. It's a relatively standard action game in the vein of Devil May Cry, but it runs on the legendary Unreal engine - a first for the platform.
Live the unforgettable journey of Sir Lancelot powered by Unreal Technology The game requires ~2Gb of free space in order to install. Gameloft has harnessed the power of the revolutionary Unreal Engine to bring unimaginable battles in real-time, full 3D graphics.
Live the unforgettable journey of Sir Lancelot as you never have before. King Arthur has gone mad, fueled by his jealousy toward Lancelot for romancing his wife, Queen Guinevere. In his desperation, Arthur has been tricked by his sister, the all-powerful sorceress Morgana Le Fey, to open the Hellgate and allow all forms of demons to enter the world. Meanwhile, Morgana has captured Guinevere and holds her hostage on the magical island of Avalon.
MARVEL War of Heroes
Android Police coverage: Marvel War Of Heroes Arrives On Android, Superpowered Card-Based Strategy In Tow
Unless you can tell me who Jessica Drew and Henry Pym are without checking Wikipedia, you're probably not in the target audience for Marvel War of Heroes. It's fashioned after card games like Magic the Gathering, but digital, without the hassle of paying $4.99 for a new 12-pack. True believers can pick it up for free.
Marvel War of Heroes is the ONLY official mobile card battle game from the Marvel Universe, featuring Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and many more. Create the ultimate team of Marvel characters and battle other players around the world. Evolve and enhance your Super Heroes, featuring original artwork by Marvel artists. Hydra and the worldâ€™s most dangerous Super Villains are using the mysterious iso-8 to tip the balance of power in their favor. As an Agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. it is up to you to assemble a team of Super Heroes, unravel the mystery of iso-8 and battle the most powerful group of Super Villains ever assembled.
League of Evil by Noodlecake
Android Police coverage: Popular Pixel-Art Platformer 'League Of Evil' Makes Its Way To Android Courtesy Of Noodlecake Games
Tanooki suits. Spin-dashes. Continues. True platforming fans crave not these things. If you want some authentically old-school action in the vein of Mega Man and Contra, you couldn't do better than League of Evil. Run, jump and shoot your way through varied levels with NES-style on-screen controls, available in both free and blessedly cheap ($1) premium versions.
Flip, dash, and wall-jump your way to destroying the League of Evil. The world needs your help. Evil scientists worldwide have joined forces forming a "League of Evil"; the only super agent who can stop them is YOU. As a specially trained agent you can double jump, flipping your way over obstacles. You are also trained in wall jumping gaps to reach new heights. So get ready to show your sick acrobatic moves across 160 challenging levels. Fight your way through your mission and find the mad scientist to deliver a well earned pixel punch in the face. The world is counting on you. Now go save everyone.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Global Outbreak Uses Geolocation To Bring The Zombie Apocalypse To Your Front Door
Don't look now, but your town is infested with zombies. No, not some nameless digital town, your town, since Global Outbreak uses GPS locations to create dynamic maps based on your location. The top-down shooter should be familiar to Age of Zombies players.
Play Global Outbreak and help save humanity from the zombies. Defend mankind from a killer virus spreading across the globe in this strategic and explosive top down 3D shooter. Use the fully 3D tactical view of the globe to plan your strategy then control your soldiers in epic missions throughout the world. Welcome to Global Outbreak. You are the head of Blackhorne Industries, the world’s best and most trusted mercenary outfit.
SUMIONI Demon Arts THD
Android Police coverage: [New Games] Tegra Owners Get A Double Dose: Sumioni And Razor Salvation Hit The Play Store
Here's something we haven't seen before: a game where you're tasked with guiding a painting demon through Edo-period Japan. Sumioni (get it?) debuted on the PS Vita, where it used standard controls for fighting and the touchscreen for special attacks, an experience emulated with full touch on Android. Too bad it's so pricy (~$13), like so many other console adaptations.
You will be demon ink. By making full use of ink touch action, getting rid of unreasonable world, the evil enemy. By combining the "summons" "surgical" "brush" road, strategies will vary depending on the player. Please enjoy the beautiful unfolding in the world of ink painting, the action.
Razor Salvation THD
Android Police review: Razor Salvation Review: The Only Salvation Comes When You Stop Playing
Shoot aliens from turrets. Get money. Buy more guns, then more ammo. That's about it. Ryan Whitwam took Razor Salvation out for a spin, and found that thanks to the dull gameplay and in-app purchases, it isn't worth even the small initial price.
As commander of the dropship "Salvation", you are tasked with rescuing Earth's inhabitants and helping with the EDSF defence effort. Razor Salvation is the first instalment in a series of games that will take the player along the story of the Xenos and why they have invaded our planet Earth. STEREOSCOPIC 3D - Play in full 3D when hooked up to a 3D capable HDTV. WIRELESS CONTROLLER - Full console experience when used with a supported wireless controller and HDTV output.
2XL Supercross HD
Motocross is a popular genre for racing junkies on consoles, and 2XL Supercross seems to be the first full-fledged, graphically intense entry for Android. Tricks in the air grant you extra boost power, especially if you can sync them to the rhythm of the in-game soundtrack.
2XL Supercross brings high-speed arcade racing to your Android device. Bury the competition as you ride like a pro. Discover secret jump combinations within each track as you master the physics of motocross in this high-speed racing adventure. 2XL Supercross HD is an all-new offroad racing experience from the creative team that brought you such popular hits as: Motocross Madness, ATV Offroad Fury and MX Unleashed. This rhythm-based racing game is easy to pick up and play, but its ever-increasing challenges will keep you in the zone for hours. Blitz your way through carefully crafted doubles, triples and treacherous whoops on custom tracks designed by Motocross champion Stephane Roncada.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] W.E.L.D.E.R. Arrives On Android To Save Words From Extinction, Great Intro Video Included
It's crosswords with attitude. But in order to see it in action, you've got to watch the video below, which may just be the finest piece of app advertising ever made. Try to ignore the iOS-flavored design.
Grab W.E.L.D.E.R. - the #1 word puzzle game, now for Android. Weld words in the word machine. Create clever combos and multiply your score using gem and gold tiles. Increase your vocabulary using the built-in dictionary, discover definitions of words you never even knew existed. Earn powerful special abilities like Group, Reverse, and Jump Swaps, and complete particularly tricky terms with blank wooden pieces. Potentially unlimited gameplay.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Jaws Revenge Lets Your Inner Predator Out To Snack On Swimmers
Try to play this game without humming the theme song. I dare you. The fourth Jaws movie that shares a title with this game was universally reviled, but the game is surprisingly fun, playing like a sort of reverse Jetpack Joyride. With lots and lots of blood. Munch down on swimmers, divers, seagulls, and a yacht or two for desert. The download is free, but getting to the higher levels can be accelerated with in-app purchases.
BE THE SHARK. Become the most feared great white shark of all time. In Jaws Revenge you play the part of the hungry man-eater shark that terrorized Amity Island in the blockbuster movie. Only this time, you are out for revenge. Dish out payback to swimmers, sunbathers, seagulls, windsurfers, boats and more.
- ➤ Four worlds, 40 levels.
- ➤ One-touch action. Play anywhere, anytime.
- ➤ Greafeeding.
- ➤ Collect coins and license plates.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Streaker! Is Like Temple Run, But With Naked People
Are Temple Run or Agent Dash just a little too tame for your post-millennial tastes? Do you refuse to play a mobile game unless it would shock and offend nine out of ten nursery home residents? Then Streaker Run is for you. Eight characters should satisfy the depraved tastes of just about everyone, as you run to avoid the law and irate citizens. Collect power-ups as you go, none of which will remove the evening news pixilation around your avatar's passionate parts.
See how far you can Streak. The creators of the hilarious casual mobile hit Office Jerk are excited to bring you Streaker Run - an exhilarating endless-runner game that’ll test your nerves and your reflexes. Streak down alleys, race through yards and bolt across rooftops. Swipe, jump, turn and slide your way around obstacles. Collect Gems, win Bucks, grab Power Ups and buy Toy Rides to avoid getting beat by the big bruiser who’s hot on your trail. Move quick or get pummeled. Swipe fast or you’ll crash.
Defense zone 2 HD Lite
Tower defense is almost as played out as runner games, but that doesn't mean we ignore all the new additions. Defense Zone 2 HD, available in both lite and a $2.99 paid version, spices things up with some impressive 2D sprites and linear, curving paths for enemy tanks. The rest is pretty standard: upgrade your towers, choose different weapons for different foes, et cetera. The lite version has just three levels.
The new, engaging levels are even more stunning and impressive. New weapons have been added, along with new opponents, and even more action and tactics. The game supports four languages: English, Russian, French and German. The game settings are balanced to meet the goals of different players. If you want to test your skills and strategy, you can play the difficult level. If you are just playing for fun, then choose easy or medium level. Greater variety of weaponry and landscape types gives you huge freedom in choosing your battle tactics. Choose the right weapon type and position to make sure your defense is effective. Airstrikes and the possibility of temporarily increasing weapon power can give you the advantage, and guarantee you will never get bored in the battle process.
Gamers want Infinity Blade and Blood and Glory, but these games tend to be a little on the short side. If you've played through the latest sequels, why not give the innocuously-named Heritage a try? You get the same 3D graphics, reaction-based gameplay, generic medieval setting... and costs about two fiddy.
The Guild live by the sword and give law to the land. It's time for revolution. Bring death upon your enemies in this Samurai-style sword fighting game inspired by Infinity Blade and Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. Take the Sacred Temple back from the Guild for your people, then fight another round with new game plus, stepping up the challenge each time. See how far you can go in Heritage, where the only mode is hard.
Life would be a lot better if it were more like Battletoads. This philosophy has served me well, especially in the areas of urban warfare, and developer Dancing Cat would seem to agree. Their title Future Mayhem brings classic side-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay to any Android device with 800x480 resolution or greater, with Xperia Play support built in. It's played out on a sci-fi backdrop, but there's no mention of multiplayer - bummer.
The year is 2842. Organized crime is now in the hands of four gangs who control the large cities from their underground bases. You are the main Enforcer of one of these powerful gangs. Your gang’s territory operations are being badly disrupted by the other gangs. We cannot allow this situation to continue and you must take action NOW.
Flight simulators are some of the most complex games ever made, designed to accurately duplicate the experience of flying machines that it takes decades to master. Some of the more obsessed PC gamers create home-made cockpits with hundreds of variables to simulate the flight experience. That being said, trying to fit the experience into a touch game could be called "somewhat ambitious." Air Navy Fighters crams in the F18, F14 and C-2A planes with carrier and airstrip landings. The free version has no missions, just an open world to fly around and crash into.
Advanced Mobile Aircraft Fighter Flight Simulator. Air Navy Fighters Lite, powered by RORTOS flight engine - F18 Carrier Landing, let you dive into a new flight dimension. With your super detailed F/A-18 Super Hornet you will involved in ground attack missions and dangerous navy landing operations.
Disengage your jet from enemy SAM missiles, avoid radars, select your favorite weapons and destroy warships, shoot choppers and try always-new free scenarios from online community with free flight mode.
Helidroid 3D : Full Edition
You know what's more fun than playing with one of those little cheap RC helicopters? Playing one without crashing your $30 trinket after ten minutes or when the dog decides that it needs to die. Helidroid 3D would seem to take care of this, allowing you to crash your digital RC copter as many times as you'd like for the low, low price of nothin' at all. The original game has been re-released with all levels, since the developer is about to publish a sequel.
Take the Control of a little RC helicopter in your house . ALL LEVEL UNLOCKED . Helidroid 3D is a realistic 3D game, which let you control a little RC helicopter in a house.
- You can control the copter with a joystick or with the gyro.
- Real physics like a flight simulator or a air plane.
- In some stages, you have rocket and gun to launch missiles and destroy cancoke or cannons.
- Add shadows and dynamic camera
- Compatible with Bluetooth-connected Zeemote joystick
- Use Accelerometer sensor if the device has not a Gyro Sensor
Feeling nostalgic for one of the worst live-action/animated movies of all time... which was admittedly pretty awesome when I was in elementary school? Space Ball isn't a full-fledged basketball game, instead featuring a B-ball theme on a pretty standard 2D Breakout game. The hyperbolic description is a little.... intense, but it looks fun enough. Nexus 7 owners seem to be having some trouble. Sadly, an R. Kelly soundtrack is not included.
Space Ball is a fun and a “very electric” basketball game with many challenging modes, obstacles, and too many surprises. This game offers you four modes in each of them you will face increasing levels of difficulty and different backboard styles. The classic mode it’s a great start in which you can have lots of fun, you can discover how fun it is to be part of the Space Ball. The principle is simple and fun: use your finger, drag the aim to hit the ball in as many baskets as you can. You need to be fast to break any records. If you like action and basketball, this is the game for you. Jump in Space Ball android app, and have lots of fun hitting your ball and collecting lots of points.
Ah, the glory of Mode 7 racing games. Simple to play, punishing to master, and absolutely the fastest thing on 16 bits. Project Downforce brings back memories of F-Zero and Top Gear, with basic F1-style cars controlled with on-screen buttons. Developer Polygame proudly declares: "NO ADS. NO IN-APP PURCHASING. NO HIDDEN COSTS, EVER." Considering that the game is currently half off at $1, that's something I can get behind.
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE. LIMITED TIME... 50% OFF.. 3D Retro Racing Glory. Get behind the wheel of a powerful Grand Prix racing car and burn some rubber on exotic circuits from around the globe. Take on seven opponents for the championship title, blast through a single race, or simply hit the track to rack up some best times in the Time Trial mode. Project Downforce is a simple, pick-up-and-play retro arcade racer with ultra smooth mode 7-styled visuals and massive scaling sprites, throwing back to the arcade machines of the late 80s. If Super Mario Kart and Super Monaco GP had a lovechild, Project Downforce would be its name.
Big Win Football by Hothead Games
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Hothead Games Releases Big Win Football – Customize, Compete, 'Go For The Big Win'
Glitzy, officially-licensed football games are overrated - especially since you can only get them from one mildly evil publisher these days. Go back to the days of sprites, tiny, deformed characters and a lot more fun with Big Win Football, the latest in Hothead Games' sports series. You won't be seeing any NFL teams, but you can create your own and duke it out with online multiplayer. In-app purchases are available to boost the game currency.
Go for the Big Win. Get ready to go for the end zone with Big Win Football. From the opening kickoff to the game winning touchdown, Big Win Football is the gridiron game for everyone. CREATE your own unique dream team, COMPETE against opponents from around the world, WATCH your team battle it out on the field, BOOST your player’s throwing, tackling, running and other skills and get ready to hoist the Daily Bowl for the ultimate BIG WIN.
Real Soccer 2013
Android Police coverage: Gameloft Releases Real Football 2013 For Android, Available For Free With In-App Purchases
As our overseas readers so often tell us, "real football" isn't played four downs at a time. Gameloft seems to agree, since their soccer franchise is so pointedly titled. The new version is free, but like NFL Pro, you'll need to pony up for all the bells and whistles.
Take part in the most immersive soccer simulation. YOU ARE REAL SOCCER. The newest edition of the hit soccer simulation is back to score another win for the franchise with a whole new set of moves. Take part in the most immersive soccer simulation and show that you are the best on the pitch. Reinforce your team by developing your club’s facilities, hiring new staff members, dealing with sponsors and more. Join soccer legends like our cover athlete, Falcao, on the pitch. YOU ARE SOCCER, YOU ARE REAL SOCCER.
NFL Pro 2013 by Gameloft
Android Police coverage: Gameloft's NFL Pro 2013 Released On The Play Store, Free To Play
Need a pigsikn fix, but Sunday is an agonizing five days away? You could do worse than Gameloft's NFL Pro series. The 2013 entry is free, though naturally you'll need to pony up for extra points to upgrade your team. Hey, in that sense, it's a lot like professional sports!
Football is back on your smartphone. The only free-to-play football simulation is now even richer, more immersive and more realistic. The official NFL license allows you to choose your favorite team among any of the 32 franchises.
Enjoy revamped graphics as well as smoother animations for an even more realistic football experience. Enjoy an exclusive first-person camera to get completely immersed in the action. Think you have what it takes to make the right choice at the right time?
Android Police coverage: [New Game] 2K Games Releases NBA 2K13, Invites Players To 'Enter The New Dynasty'
2K's got quite the sports legacy on consoles, going back to the glory days of the Dreamcast when it was Sega's sports arm. It's good to see them expanding to mobile, and a dramatic entry for their 2013 basketball game is easily one of the more visually appealing sports games on Android. A toned-down version of the NBA 2K graphics engine combines with one-finger controls for an easy-on-the-eyes experience.
Enter the New Dynasty with NBA 2K13, the latest installment of the top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise 12 years running. Built on the critically acclaimed NBA 2K engine, NBA 2K13 for Android features improved graphics and intuitive One-Finger controls to give you the ultimate NBA experience while on the go. NBA 2K13 also lets you relive some of the most memorable performances in NBA history, including Kobe Bryant’s 81-point performance in 2006. Executive produced by multi-platinum recording artist JAY Z, who personally curated this year’s soundtrack.
As you can see, there's a lot of soccer games out there, so seeing something new definitely counts as a novelty. Fluid Football foregoes the fancy graphics and licensed teams for play-by-play strategy, making you the coach instead of the player. You'll need great timing and good situational awareness to get through.
The next evolution in tactical soccer games. From the team behind console smash hits LMA Manager and Club Football comes FLUID FOOTBALL, an addictive strategy game that puts real-time tactical decision making at your fingertips. Fluid Football places you at the heart of the action, letting you call the shots and test your strategic know-how in a series of high pressure on-field situations where only you can decide the best way to beat the defence and carry your team to victory.
Online Football Manager (OFM)
Android Police coverage: Online Football Manager Helps You Fulfill Your Secret Fantasy To Run A Football (Soccer) Franchise
We're well aware of our international readers, if only because they keep yelling at us that this phone or the other isn't available in New Zealand. For fans of the more international flavor of football, Online Football Manager allows you to manage and direct a tiny, super-deformed soccer team that may or may not be made out of sentient potatoes.
The world’s most fun football management game. The official Android app of the most popular football game: Online Football Manager (also known as OFM). If you do like free football games, you're going to love playing Online Football Manager. Pick your favourite football team, choose your line-up, decide your tactics and compete against your football manager friends.