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Butterscotch Shenanigans DIY platformer Levelhead lands on Android for $7

The developer behind the much-acclaimed mobile survival game Crashlands has been working on a 2D platforming sandbox called Levelhead, and it's been available on Steam in early access since 2019. Well, the title just popped up on the Google Play Store this morning, and it's currently available for pre-registration. We've also learned that the game will be officially released on Android on April 30th for $6.99, and it will include Google Play Pass support.

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31 temporarily free and 61 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Today I'm excited to announce that Square Enix is offering a boatload of sales for its Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest titles, and yes, Chrono Trigger is also on sale, along with Valkyrie Profile. Besides the plethora of titles from Square, we also have a collection of titles from Rusty Lake, as well as a few games from Taito. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 31 temporarily free and 61 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.

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Ultimate Custom Night is a Five Nights at Freddy's spinoff that's finally made its way to Android

The Five Nights at Freddy's survival horror franchise is a popular one, which means there are more than a few titles out there already. Ultimate Custom Night is a game that takes all of the best bits from the other titles in the series, which is why the developer labels Ultimate Custom Night as an FNaF mashup. This means you can expect 50 selectable animatronic characters where you can mix and match them to your heart's content, all while selecting your playthrough difficulty to ensure a worthwhile session no matter your skill level.

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15 free-to-play Android games that don't suck

While we generally tend to advocate for games you actually buy once and just can play unimpeded, no one's gaming budget is unlimited. Believe it or not, there are some good free-to-play Android games out there, and I figured it would be a good idea to round up some of the better such titles on the Play Store as a worthy follow-up. So if you're looking for a few mobile games that can offer hours of fun without the need to spend any money, then this is the roundup for you.

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PUBG is free to play on Stadia starting today, Jedi: Fallen Order coming this fall

Google's latest Stadia Connect was today, and there was plenty for game-hungry fans to get excited about. The biggest news was that battle royale PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is out right now, and it's free with Stadia Pro (which everybody currently has access to). Other juicy nuggets include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order coming this fall and throwback JRPG Octopath Traveler launching today.

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Legends of Runeterra is a new League of Legends card game, out now

Yesterday was Riot Games' tenth anniversary and with that came several huge announcements. Among these, we were introduced to Legends of Runeterra, a strategy card game where "skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success." The game will feature Champions from League of Legends, while also introducing new characters to the mix.

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Indie adventure game Kingdom Two Crowns lands on Android for $10

Raw Fury has announced today that it will release the indie adventure game Kingdom Two Crowns on the Play Store on April 28th. This title will serve as the sequel to Kingdom: New Lands, and since Kingdom Two Crowns has been available on Steam since 2018, we already know this sequel is a quality followup. Players can expect the same foundation of strategy mixed with exploration as the original, and this time around local co-op play is a major focus, even for the upcoming mobile version.

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50 temporarily free and 52 on-sale apps and games for Monday

Welcome to Monday, everyone. I love it when I can start the week off with a bang, and thankfully today is one of those days. This means I have more than a handful of app and game sales to share today. So if you're looking to pick up a quality calendar app, aCalendar+ is currently available for half off. I'm also happy to report that the horror adventure game Alien: Blackout is totally free today, and if you're the sort that loves strategic adventure games, then Kingdom: New Lands is a quality pickup currently available at a steep discount. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold to make discovery easier.

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The best Android games, 2020 edition: RPGs, shooters, platformers, racing, PC ports, and more

We've updated our best-of-the-year game roundup to add in some of our favorite titles from 2020, with 15 new games rounding out our list. If you're running out of movies and TV to stream, books to read, and hobbies to distract yourself, there's probably a mobile game or two you'll be interested in here. This is a hand-selected list, and whether you prefer premium releases or free-to-play titles, you should be able to find more than a few games to suit your needs. I've also included an honorable mentions list at the bottom of the page for the titles that didn't quite make the cut, and I even have a best-of WTF listing to really round things out.

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The best game controllers for Android smartphones

As we do more and more gaming on our more and more powerful smartphones, mobile games themselves are getting more complex. To play something like Fortnite or Dead Cells on your phone, it's almost suicide to go in against your foes with touch controls, and a proper, hardware gamepad can be practically mandatory for a play experience that won't leave you endlessly frustrated. Thankfully, Android is compatible with a wide range of Bluetooth gamepads, including those from game consoles like the PlayStation 4. Here's a list of some of the best controllers you use for any kind of gaming on Android, from shooters to old PC ports.

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