15 new and notable Android games from the last week (1/3/18 – 1/9/18)

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Uciana

Uciana is a 4X strategy mobile game with a clear sci-fi theme. It is your job to spread your empire across the galaxy by any means necessary. You get to choose how to manage your resources and whether or not you should focus on building up your current systems with more buildings, starports, or defenses.

Monetization: $ 0.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Build your own space faring empire in this true 4X mobile game. Discover new technologies, other alien races, derelict ships and much more as you spread your Empire to the Stars. The galaxy maps and star systems are procedurally generated, so with every game there will be something new to discover.

Uciana
Uciana
Price: $ 0.99

Let Them Come

Let Them Come is a unique 2D tower defense shooter with some phenomenal looking 2D pixel-based graphics. The tower defense gameplay is pretty solid. Basically, you stand in one spot as you shoot the enemy aliens that are advancing towards you. As you progress, you can level up your equipment, which means you will be able to take on even more bad guys.

Monetization: $ 1.99 / contains ads / IAPs ? (no prices listed)

Mow down waves of alien scum in this pixel style survival mode shooter. You are mercenary gun for hire, Rock Guner, sent on a mission by Infini Corp to take down the alien hordes on a spaceship. As wave after wave of progressively harder enemies ascend on you, will you be able to react fast enough, have the right fire power and the sheer grit and determination it will take to survive?

Let Them Come
Let Them Come
Price: $ 1.99+

Samurai Chef

Samurai Chef plays a lot like a more stylized and thought out Fruit Ninja that is mixed with casual cooking simulator gameplay. There are 11 weapons for you to collect, and 10 chef opponents to leverage your slicing skills against. There are also 4 game modes to explore. This way players won’t get burnt out from a lack of content.

Monetization: $ 2.49 / no ads / no IAPs

Welcome to the world dominated by the art of sword. Even if you are a restaurant chef… Especially if you are a restaurant chef. It’s time to grab a katana and slice as fast as you can to make excellent dishes. You won’t be alone in the kitchen, but be ready to kick, punch and slap your lazy helpers.

Samurai Chef
Samurai Chef
Price: $ 2.49

Peace, Death!

Peace, Death! is like a goofier and more light-hearted version of Papers Please. You play as a reaper working for Death. Essentially you are the gatekeeper of who gets to go to heaven or hell, and it is your job to decide who goes where by weighing in on a handful of unique circumstances. This job will take some investigative work, but it also must be performed with speed, which is where the overall challenge comes in.

Monetization: $ 2.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Peace, Death. is an arcade simulator with difficulties. In this game, you play as the Reaper working for your boss, Death, in Apocalypse, Inc. You face a challenge: go through a trial period of seven weeks to get a permanent job and advance the interests of your employer.

Peace, Death!
Peace, Death!
Price: $ 2.99

Incredibox

Incredibox is a unique music-making game that employs a heavy mix of beatboxing and combo discovery. You can drag and drop different sounds on an assortment of characters who will start singing the sound you dropped on them. This is how you can create different mixes of music. But if that is of no interest, you can also let the game play different combinations on its own.

Monetization: $ 3.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Incredibox is a musical game that helps you create a mix very easily by managing a band of beatboxers. Just drag and drop icons on the different characters and start creating music. Find the right combos during the game and unlock animated bonuses that will help you improve your mix.

Incredibox
Incredibox
Price: $ 3.99

7 Wonders

7 Wonders is a digital recreation of the classic card drafting game. It is played using three decks of cards that feature depictions of ancient civilizations, military conflicts, and commercial activity. Unlike modern card games, there are no collection aspects. But what is really nice is the fact that you can play single-player matches against the computer, as well as multiplayer matches locally or online.

Monetization: $ 4.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Strategy card game. Compete against players from all around the world in the digital adaptation of this multi-award winning tabletop game. Playable offline against the Artificial Intelligence. Internet connection required for online functionalities. Fast-paced, well-balanced and accessible strategy card game.

7 Wonders
7 Wonders
Price: $ 4.99+

Flutter VR

Flutter VR is a casual and relaxing Daydream VR game. It takes place in a digital rainforest filled with 15 different creatures to discover. You get to experience a day and night cycle while exploring your surroundings, and you can even catalog the different animals you come across. Your ultimate goal is to escape this rainforest, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the scenery before you leave.

Monetization: $ 4.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Explore the beauty of the rainforest as you discover real life butterfly species and meet animal friends in this relaxing game. Over five days, see the environment change from day to night and rain to sunshine as you meet and discover new creatures.

Flutter VR
Flutter VR
Price: $ 4.99

Skylight

Skylight is another Daydream virtual reality game recently released on the Play Store. Instead of exploring a forest like in the above Flutter VR you are tasked with controlling massive space battles from the comfort of the bridge of your VR spaceship. That’s right, you get to command a fleet of ships throughout the game’s 36 campaign missions. Plus there is a multiplayer mode that can be played online, which is absolutely fantastic to see in a VR release.

Monetization: $ 9.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Skylight is a VR turn-based tactics game of colossal space battles. On the bridge of your flagship, a holographic projector shows your fleet floating in space, facing the enemy and awaiting your orders. Command nimble squadrons of fighters, specialized frigates, and giant capital ships as you orchestrate your forces toward victory.

Skylight
Skylight
Price: $ 9.99

Play and Learn Science

Play and Learn Science is a new child-focused game from PBS Kids. It aims to teach core science skills to children while also entertaining them with a few different mini-games. There are 12 total games to explore and a parent section with tips for parent-child engagement and activities that will extend the game’s scientific learning into the real world.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Play with shadows, control the weather, roll and slide objects down a ramp, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts. The games in the app encourage kids to see the science in their world.

Play and Learn Science
Play and Learn Science
Price: Free

Balls Race

Balls Race is a simple auto-running racing game. You race against other CPU controlled opponents in order to try for first place. There are speed pads on each course that are strategically placed and allow for faster movement, but you also have to avoid any obstacles that happen to be in your way.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Roll as fast as you can. Avoid different obstacles and win the race. Best and most addictive balls race.

Balls Race
Balls Race
Price: Free

Chilly Snow

Chilly Snow is an endless runner that tasks the player with controlling a ball as it rolls down a snow-covered mountain. You must avoid the edges of the screen as well as any trees blocking your path. The controls work well and are a little different than you would normally expect of an endless runner thanks to how the ball curves as you try to maneuver it.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs ? (they are currently not working in the game)

Chill and slide as far as possible on this endless powder snow.

Chilly Snow
Chilly Snow
Price: Free+

Spiky Trees

Spiky Trees is another simple endless runner. It is your job to guide a cube as it makes it way down a spike-filled column. If you hit a spike you die, so they must be avoided at all costs. Of course, this gets trickier and trickier to pull off as you advance in the game thanks to the many spikes that rotate as you get near them.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $ 0.99 a piece

Test your reaction skills as you make your way down the spiky tree. Tap to maneuver around the spikes and collect the shiny gems.

Spiky Trees
Spiky Trees
Price: Free+

Crush Escape

Crush Escape plays like a geometric obstacle course. So this is sort of a survival game, as you must make it through the title’s many gauntlets in order to succeed. There are 30 levels to explore, and the fact that you can hot swap to different shapes while playing definitely adds to challenge of figuring out how to make it to the next stage.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $ 0.99 a piece

Move geometry blocks in different shapes with all your agility to push through an array of obstacles and reach to the destination. Heed on those tiny little pikes that appear out of nowhere. Any retarded reaction would relentlessly destroy the characters.

Crush Escape
Crush Escape
Price: Free+

Double Dragon 4

Double Dragon 4 released about 4 weeks ago, but since it wasn’t covered in a previous roundup, I wanted to make sure everyone knew it was out. What is interesting is that this is an entirely new entry to the series. The story supposedly picks up after the events of Double Dragon II, and there are plenty of new enemies to beat up, and a few extra modes to explore. Just keep in mind that only the first level is free, as you will need to purchase a full game unlock through an in-app purchase.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $ 2.99 a piece (full game unlock)

The story picks up after the elimination of the Black Warriors in Double Dragon II. Experience all-new exhilarating action with the original old-school graphics. Use the art of Sou-Setsu-Ken to rescue the kidnapped Marian. Plus, new enemy characters including ninjas, karate masters, and sumo wrestlers, none of which have been seen in Double Dragon before.

Double Dragon 4
Double Dragon 4
Price: Free+

Dead Paradise

Dead Paradise is a post-apocalyptic vehicular shooting game that resembles the Mad Max movie franchise. You get to run and gun in a beat up old junker that you slowly upgrade as you capture new territories in the game. There are 4 types of vehicles to race around in, and 70 different levels to explore.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

Destroy everything in your way without sparing a single rocket or round in the dangerous world of a post-apocalyptic New America ruled by warring rival factions on wheels. Use a large arsenal of weapons, from machine guns to grenade launchers, to destroy marauding gangs and get your family back.

Dead Paradise
Dead Paradise
Price: Free+

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22 new and notable Android games from the last week (5/31/17 – 6/6/17)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Epic Little War Game

Android Police coverage: Epic Little War Game is the first new title in the series in three years, and it’s out today

Epic Little War Game is the latest installment in Rubicon Development’s turn-based strategy War Game series. It is an expansion on top of the mechanics already explored in previous titles. You can expect multiplayer gameplay for both PvP and co-op. There is even a random map generator that gives you an endless amount of stages to play in. If you are a turn-based strategy fan, Epic Little War Game is definitely one of the more polished titles on Android that squarely fits in this genre. You can pick up Epic Little War Game today for $ 5.99 upfront, and there are absolutely no advertisements or in-app purchases included with the acquisition.

It’s time to mobilize because the Little War Game is back and this time it is EPIC. The latest in the 3.5 million selling series of strategic war games offers an immense array of challenges that will push your battle tactics to the limit, and beyond. With a huge single player mode, online one-on-one or six player skirmishes, and gazillions of maps to dominate (not to mention a random map generator), Epic Little War Game raises the bar for strategy.

Epic Little War Game
Epic Little War Game
Price: $ 5.99+

Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire

Android Police coverage: SEGA releases Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire, an idle-tapper meant to coast off of the nostalgia for an 18 year old game

While Sega has seen fit to use the Crazy Taxi name for this release, the fact that this is nothing like a Crazy Taxi game must have escaped them. Essentially this is an idle tapper with a Crazy Taxi theme. Even then, this is a poor excuse for an idle game. Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire takes everything there is to love about the series and throws it out the window. Honestly, I would appreciate if Sega left their existing intellectual properties alone when this is how they are going to use them. As you would expect, Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire contains advertisements and in-app purchases that run as high as $ 19.99 per item.

Let’s make some craaazy money. Be the boss of your very own Crazy Taxi empire. Prestige Mega Corp, a soulless ride share company, is ripping off your drivers to make corporate pigs rich. Fight the corporate machine and TAKE BACK the city. With just a cab, a cabbie and a dream build a fleet of cabs, amass untold wealth, and become the ultimate taxi tycoon. In SEGA’s all-new Crazy Taxi idle clicker just tap to unleash the mayhem. The more your driver’s deliver, the more cash you make. The crazier they drive the faster you earn. And the more you earn the happier you will be. So let the good times roll.

Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire
Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire
Price: Free+

Alone Planet

Alone Planet is a beautiful looking monochromatic action puzzler that has you maneuvering your way through dangerous levels in order to solve challenging puzzles. I find what makes the game so striking is its use of the color red in each environment. While the majority of the game is colored in black and white, it is the red highlights that make your surroundings pop. You can grab Alone Planet today for $ 0.99 upfront, and there are no advertisements or in-app purchases included with the download.

Forsaken and alone, a boy must find his way home. After being trapped in a mysterious dark planet, the little boy must explore this eerie, somber world filled with deadly traps and terrifying monsters. Embark on a journey to unearth the hidden secrets of this ancient place, discover its truth and escape.

Alone Planet
Alone Planet
Price: $ 0.99

TTTT

If you think that TTTT looks pretty simplistic, I would say that you are correct in that line of thinking. But that does not mean the gameplay isn’t any fun. Honestly, I have not seen gameplay like this before, which is pretty appealing. Your task in the game is to maneuver through short and long traps. You do this by tapping on the screen. The trick is that you have to tap in coordination with the traps closing in on you. Keep in mind that these traps are actually triggered into closing on you by your taps. So you see, you tap to move, but the very same taps can destroy you. It is your timing that will allow you to make it to the end. TTTT is a premium game that is priced at $ 0.99, and there are zero advertisements or in-app purchases.

Tap, the player goes up and the trap closes. No tap, the player comes down and the trap opens. Unlock the Panel mode, the game becomes more fun and difficult “but it’s not for everyone”. Have fun.

  • Random Generation.
  • Panel mode (70% of the game).
  • 8 difficulties.
  • 3 medals.
  • 3 themes.

TTTT
TTTT
Price: $ 0.99

illi

Controlling a platformer on a touch screen device can often lead to awkward controls. Some games can pull it off well, while others fail miserably. This is why many choose to go the route of a one button control scheme. illi is one such game. You see, you control a furry snail-like creature through a single jump button. You will guide this snail from one block to the next while avoiding any obstacles. While this sounds pretty simple, you can rest assured that the game is quite challenging. illi is available for $ 1.99, and there are no advertisements or in-app purchases included with this acquirement.

illi is a polished one button platform puzzler. As the creature illi, you jump your way through a strange world where gravity follows you. Things you take for granted in your world is different here. illi travels through portals and enters barren worlds where she gathers light crystals that remain. The creature illi can bend the fabrics of the world and make gravity-defying jumps. Each new unique world introduces new mechanics, traps and obstacles, which will make each world a bigger and more difficult task than the last.

illi
illi
Price: $ 1.99

Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast

Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast is the sequel no one asked for, but everyone wanted. It takes the gameplay from Gambitious Digital Entertainment’s Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator and expands on the premise with a Hollywood theme. If you are new to the series, it is what the name implies, an insult simulator. You will duke it out against a plethora of opponents by lobbing you best insults in their direction. If this gameplay sounds appealing, you can pick up Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast for $ 2.99 without worry of any advertisements or in-app purchases.

The boys are back , and they look better than ever. Oh…Sir. The Hollywood roast is a brand new spin-off to the surprise indie hit of 2016, Oh…Sir. The Insult Simulator. This time around we’re taking tinsel town down a few notches, whilst classing up the joint. Play as one of many famous, but for legal purposes, slightly different pop culture icons and verbally spar with other Hollywood elitists using a deep battle system. Verbally joust by yourself or take your verbal skills on a global PR tour and battle friends and family from anywhere in the world.

Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast
Price: $ 2.99

Castleparts

Castleparts is a love letter to the classic arcade game Rampart. As you build your castle, you must blast cannonballs at your opponents who are doing the same. This is a mix of strategy, action, and tower defense games all rolled into one. Whether you were a fan Rampart or are just looking for a good castle defense title, Castleparts is a solid effort in an often forgotten about genre. You can grab Castleparts today for $ 2.99, and there are no advertisements or in-app purchases included with your download.

Classic castle building and cannon shooting strategy is back, but better. Strategically place your walls and shoot the weak points of your opponent. Cast spells to defend your walls or crush those of your enemies. Convert crystals to gold to supercharge your energy and win. Look down from the highest rampart at the enemy minions in the fields below and fire your cannons to destroy them. Wield the power of the elements as you drop thunderbolts and columns of fire on the walls of your opponents.

Castleparts
Castleparts
Price: $ 2.99+

Skool Daze Reskooled!

Those of us old enough to remember the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 may recall a little game titled Skool Daze. It was a pioneer at the time and is considered one of, if not the first sandbox game. Well, it would appear that a remake has been released this week on Android and it goes by the name Skool Daze Reskooled!. At its heart, it contains the exact same gameplay found in the original, but with an all new veneer. For the price of $ 2.99, you can grab the new Skool Daze Reskooled! without any worry of advertisements or in-app purchases included in the release.

Be Eric the hero. Crack codes, fire catapults, hypnotise teachers, trap rats and frogs. Complete the tasks and don’t go over 10000 lines and get expelled. The 80’s smash hit game Skool Daze has returned with all the characters and trickiness of the original. Skool Sucks. In the role of our hero, Eric, you know that inside the staffroom safe are kept the school reports. And, being Eric, you realise that you must at all costs remove your report before it comes to the attention of the Headmaster.

Skool Daze Reskooled!
Skool Daze Reskooled!
Price: $ 2.99

HoloGrid: Monster Battle Tango

Once upon a time augmented reality apps were all the rage. Not only did Android have quite a few, but even the Nintendo 3DS also had a couple. Heck, I even remember Palm Pilot games that used AR. Well, it would seem that time has passed, and most interests in AR are fleeting at best. Well, it would appear that HappyGiant has decided to ignore the lack of interest in AR and developed HoloGrid: Monster Battle Tango. It is billed as a hybrid board game, collectible card game, and digital game in one. To be totally honest, it looks a lot like Holochess, which is a pretty cool idea. HoloGrid: Monster Battle Tango is available for $ 4.99 upfront and excludes all advertisements and in-app purchases.

HoloGrid: Monster Battle Tango is an original Next-Gen Augmented Reality gaming concept by HappyGiant featuring the Monsters of VFX Legend Phil Tippett. A “Hybrid” Board Game, Collectible Card Game (CCG), and Digital Game in one, it delivers to players a new type of AR gaming experience. This is the Tango Edition of the game.

HoloGrid: Monster Battle Tango
HoloGrid: Monster Battle Tango
Price: $ 4.99

Farming Simulator 18

Another year, another round of simulator games. This week we see the release of Farming Simulator 18. As you can guess, this is a farming simulation game. You can harvest crops as well as raise livestock. The big draw, of course, is the number of machines you can operate. This is where the real simulation gameplay lives. Driving around in your tractor or harvester is an experience many won’t ever have in real life. If that sounds like an appealing proposition, you can download Farming Simulator 18 for $ 4.99. Just keep in mind that there are in-app purchases that range up to $ 2.99 per item.

Become a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 18. Immerse yourself in a huge open world and harvest many types of crops, take care of your livestock – cows, sheep, and pigs – take part in forestry, and sell your products on a dynamic market to expand your farm. You have access to a huge selection of over 50 farming vehicles and machines, faithfully recreated from over 30 of the biggest names in the industry, including AGCO’s most respected brands: Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. Drive and use brand new equipment and harvest sugar beet, potatoes, wheat, canola, corn, and for the first time sunflowers.

Farming Simulator 18
Farming Simulator 18
Price: $ 4.99+

Imprisoned Light

Imprisoned Light is a pretty dope looking arcade platformer. It reminds me a lot of the game Joust, but with a Shovel Knight skin. The gameplay consists of you platforming in a static stage while destroying as many enemies as you can. When you kill an enemy, you get to collect their soul. You use these souls to fill up a crystal. Once the crystal is filled, you move on to the next stage. So sure, this is a simple concept, but it is a fun one too. Imprisoned Light is a free app that does contain advertisements. There are no in-app purchases included, but that does mean you will not be unable to remove those ads.

A pixel art graphics style 2D action-rpg platformer. Holy war against demons. A very powerful ancient demon attacks the kingdom and corrupts its holy light crystals. The demon imprisoned the holy guardian of the kingdom into one of the corrupted light crystals. In absence of the holy guardian, the kingdom will be opened to all attacks from its enemies. Now… The Salvation of the kingdom lies in our heroes hands.

Imprisoned Light
Imprisoned Light
Price: Free

Just Ski

Okay, at first glance I must concede that Just Ski looks a lot like a cheap version of Alto’s Adventure, and in some ways that is true. The graphics are nothing to drool over. But it is the gameplay that really makes this game shine. You see, you are required to control each and every jump you make with extreme precision. This requires a lot of skill and practice, though once it clicks, it clicks. If you would like to give Just Ski a try, it is available for free, though there are advertisements included in the title. You will also find that in-app purchases are not present, but that does mean you won’t be able to remove the ads.

A challenging minimalist skiing game powered by physics.

Just Ski
Just Ski
Price: Free

Sheepwith

Sheepwith is a strange little game where you tow a sheep around with your biplane. An odd premise for sure, but a fun one too. The game plays out like a sidescrolling platformer, but instead of jumping, you are flying around avoiding obstacles. Your goal, of course, is to save the sheep. You can install Sheepwith for free, though there are advertisements present. Sadly these ads are not able to be removed as there are no in-app purchases in the game.

What a day. I flew a biplane through a tight canyon barely escaping deadly spikes while saving a lost lamb from a pack of hungry pink wolves. I was just catching my breath when I saw a piranha approaching a sheep in scuba gear in the water. And it was only 5:00 AM.

Sheepwith
Sheepwith
Price: Free

Bouncy Hoops

Boiling a game down to the basics can often lead to a lot of fun. Bouncy Hoops offers such an experience by taking basketball and tweaking it to its core of only getting the ball in the net. You do this by tapping on the ball in order to make it bounce in the direction of the basket. Once you make a shot, you are required to turn around and make another. This continues until you miss your next shot. Think of it like an endless game of street ball. Bouncy Hoops is a free-to-play release that contains in-app purchases that range up to $ 0.99 per item.

Bounce, shoot, swish and slam the rock to become the king of the court in this high score arcade challenge. Bouncy Hoops is a basketball game for all the street ballers and shot callers. The school yard ankle breakers and the downtown dagger shooters. No bricks allowed. Can you get on fire and beat your chump friends before the buzzer sounds? Step up and see.

Bouncy Hoops
Bouncy Hoops
Price: Free+

Kidu: A Relentless Quest

Kidu: A Relentless Quest is a unique looking puzzle platformer that is designed around low poly art. The game uses your accelerometer in order to explore each level more than you could by normal platforming standards. By shifting your device, you will be able to see more of your surroundings, which may just reveal a hidden element that will allow you to progress further. Kidu: A Relentless Quest is free to download, though it does contain advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 1.99 per item.

KIDU: A Relentless Quest is a totally free game. Discover fourteen unique levels where you will live incredible adventures. Make use of the accelerometer and be advised with the perspective to solve the puzzles suggested by INvoluntary Games Studio. The first low poly game that uses the accelerometer of the device in order to have amazing perspective views. The game is available in several languages: english, spanish, french, german, italian, portuguese, traditional chinese, symplified chinese, korean, hindi and russian.

Kidu: A Relentless Quest
Kidu: A Relentless Quest
Price: Free+

DEAD PLAGUE: Zombie Outbreak

Top down twin-stick shooters are pretty popular on Android. You could even say zombie-themed shooters have exploded on the platform. But can you say that zombie-themed twin-stick shooters are a dime a dozen? Yeah probably, but who cares when you are shooting zombies? If you couldn’t quite tell, DEAD PLAGUE: Zombie Outbreak is exactly that, a twin-stick zombie shooter.  If using touch screen controls for a twin-stick shooter sounds appealing to you, you can grab DEAD PLAGUE: Zombie Outbreak for free. Just don’t forget that there are advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 9.99 per item present in this release.

A few months ago, the secret Research Center leaked a lethal virus “DEAD PLAGUE”. The warm tropical environment spread the virus rapidly, turning people into enraged zombie mutants. An organization named “BIOCORP” stood out to prevent the virus from spreading. You have been assigned into their strike team to work in the dangerous infected areas to collect DNA samples and reveal the mystery behind the outbreak. There is hope that a cure can be made. Act quickly and decisively to defend mankind from a killer virus spreading across in this survival and action packed top down 3D shooter.

DEAD PLAGUE: Zombie Outbreak (Unreleased)
DEAD PLAGUE: Zombie Outbreak (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Armored Kitten

Hey, what do you know, here is another zombie-themed twin-stick shooter. This time around the game is focused around the silly premise of an armored cat annihilating said zombies. You can also expect mutants and other creatures showing up as cannon fodder, if you are tired of only shooting zombies. Armored Kitten is a free-to-play release that does contain advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to  $ 9.99 per item.

Armored Kitten’s unique art style and humour makes the best and totally insane twin stick shooter seen so far on mobile. Get your Combat Armor and Double Barrel Shotgun ready for an epic battle with the living dead, enraged zombies, mutants and other hellish creatures coming from the breached Abyss of hell. Single Player Massacre lies thru unique destructible environments such as the Mars Surface, the Bio Labs, and the Hydroponic Garden. Tons of unlockable content, including dozens of Weapons, Armor Sets, Combat skills, and Upgrades.

Armored Kitten (Unreleased)
Armored Kitten (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Glass 2 Glass

Glass 2 Glass has a simple premise. Pour liquid into one large glass in order to have enough liquid to fill another. This second glass will have a constantly shifting amount that needs to be filled. So it can become quite challenging trying to guess how much liquid you need in the first glass to fulfill your task. Just keep in mind that Glass 2 Glass is a free release that contains advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 9.99 per item.

We have added an all new PvP game mode. Compete with friends and rivals all over the world. Fill too little and fail, Fill too much and fail, Perfectly pour liquid from glass to glass, Requires brains over brawn/ Requires feel over skill, Put your sense of perception to use and perfectly pour your drink from one glass to another. Fill it to the brim to get a perfect score. Not too much, Not too little, Just give it the right touch.

Glass 2 Glass
Glass 2 Glass
Price: Free+

BalanCity

I am sure most of you are familiar with city building games, either on PC or mobile. They are a lot of fun in their own right. But what if you took the gameplay from a city builder and mixed it with a platform balancing game? Well, it would appear that BalanCity is taking that idea and are running with it. The premise is just as silly as you would expect. You need to balance an assortment of different buildings on a platform that could easily topple over at any given moment. It takes a lot of skill and patience to get your balancing skills just right. If that sounds like an enjoyable game, you can pick up BalanCity for free, though it does contain advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 19.99 per item.

Will your city survive the test of balance? See it for yourself.BalanCity is a city building / balance physics game. It’s a mixture between old school SimCity and Jenga. You must build the tallest towering city over a balancing platform while keeping your citizens happy. You can build residences, offices, power plants, train stations, airports, landmarks and more. You can play in different game modes:

  • Free Build: A sandbox where your only limit is gravity.
  • Scenarios: Based on real life cities, you must build all the landmarks before the city collapses.

 

BalanCity (Unreleased)
BalanCity (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Fling Fighters

Fling Fighters is like a 2D game of horseshoes, but you are throwing those horseshoes at an opponent. The premise is simple, pick your favorite fighter and then lob items at your adversary. It plays out much like any fighting game, where you try to progress through an assortment of enemies to eventually fight with an evil boss. Once you defeat a boss, you unlock their hidden treasure chest full of loot. This loot will consist of new items for you to play with. Fling Fighters is available as a free-to-play release. So that does mean you can expect advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 19.99 per item.

Fling hard or go home. There’s no other way to conquer the five islands of ultimate challenge. Once conquered, you must defend them against Fling Fighters from all over the world. Fling Fighters is a fling combat game where you time each attack for maximum effect. You jump and you evade enemy throws. You wait for the right moment to throw your weapons. While you’re at it, you must keep attention of your surrounding to avoid getting trapped in steel cages, electrocuted with hi-voltage traps or falling off of a train. At the same time, you should force your opponent to these exact traps to get an advantage over them.

Fling Fighters
Fling Fighters
Price: Free+

The Cheetah

Role playing as a cheetah may not be at the forethought of ideas for RPG games. Never the less, Swift Apps LTD has created a game that allows you to do just that. You can explore, hunt, and team up with other players. It is up to you how you want to play. There is even a PvP mode, for those that want to measure their cheetah abilities against others. The only downside I could find is that The Cheetah is a free-to-play release. That means all the drawbacks to such a title are present with the inclusion of advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 99.99 per item.

Become one of the fastest animals on Earth today. Explore wide and hot savannas as a cheetah and develop your skills to become the best of best. Encounter different kinds of wild enemies and prey, ally with other cats or try to compete with them – the choice is yours in this RPG. You can try yourself in one of two modes: CO-OP or PVP – everything in Online Real-Time Multiplayer. Play with people from all over the World.

The Cheetah
The Cheetah
Price: Free+

SUP Multiplayer Racing

SUP Multiplayer Racing is exactly what you would expect out of a free-to-play racing game on Android. First and foremost there are advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 99.99 per item. Since this is a multiplayer focused game, those IAPs are pretty concerning. Whoever purchases the most upgrades for their vehicle will obviously have the best advantage. So if you are not looking to spend a fortune in order to be able to compete with those that do, you might just want to skip this one.

GEAR UP and make your engines roar for the craziest FREE MULTIPLAYER RACING EXPERIENCE. Leave your rivals in the dust: drift, jump, blast off with boosters, and reach the finish line in one piece.

  • Compete with up to 3 opponents from around the world on stunning tracks
  • Smash others off the track and push your car to the limit. Boost, jump, and drift your way to victory.
  • Have fun with emojis: give your rivals a wink as you fly by
  • Bet on your victory to earn gems.

SUP Multiplayer Racing
SUP Multiplayer Racing
Price: Free+

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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Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets

18 new and notable Android apps from the last two weeks (12/19/17 – 1/1/18)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous two weeks or so.

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Featured App

Paralign – Aligning Thoughts

Today’s roundup is presented by Paralign – Aligning Thoughts from Paralign.me. Finding like-minded individuals can often be a difficult task. This is especially true when you want to reach out, but are wary of the judgment of your peers. Luckily, there is Paralign, a new community-driven, intelligent mood and thought tracker that connects you with compatible anonymous users. It also creates a universe of empowering content tailored to your thoughts. Through the Paralign app, you can open an avenue of therapeutic discussion where both parties can explore their similar mindsets in an intuitive and helpful manner. You can also explore various guided meditations and helpful quotes in order to change your mood into one that is more focused and empowered. Whether you are looking for help or are offering it, Paralign gives you a medium in which to explore your thoughts and feelings in a productive way.

Paralign is an AI-driven thought and mood tracker. With every thought, it connects you to people who have been there in the past, letting you know you are not alone. It also creates a universe of mindfulness content, inspiring quotes, and guided meditation; all tailored to the thought. Join our supportive community and empower yourself to be genuine and authentic about what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling.

Paralign - Aligning Thoughts
Paralign - Aligning Thoughts
Price: Free+

Apps

Haven: Keep Watch (BETA)

Android Police coverage: Edward Snowden wants you to protect what’s precious with Haven

Haven: Keep Watch is an open-source security-focused application currently being pitched as a product from the mind of Edward Snowden. It utilizes all of the sensors in your device in order to monitor its surroundings. Essentially it works as a motion, sound, vibration, and light detector, for the purpose of watching out for unexpected guests and unwanted intruders.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy. It is an Android application that leverages on-device sensors to provide monitoring and protection of physical spaces.

Haven: Keep Watch (BETA)
Haven: Keep Watch (BETA)
Price: Free

HQ Trivia

Android Police coverage: HQ Trivia is now out on Android

HQ Trivia is a smartphone game-show app that can be played every day at 9 pm EST as well as on weekdays at 3 pm EST. There are actual cash prizes to be won, with the last prize coming in at around $ 18,000, which is most definitely nothing to sneeze at. Just keep in mind that the trivia app is still in beta, so there may be a few bugs or missing features.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

HQ is the live trivia game show with cash prizes. Every day at 9pm EST. Weekdays at 3pm EST.

HQ Trivia (Unreleased)
HQ Trivia (Unreleased)
Price: Free

SiriusXM for Android TV

Android Police coverage: SiriusXM quietly arrives on Android TV

SiriusXM for Android TV offers precisely what its name implies. This is a SiriusXM app for Android TV. By installing this release on any Android TV device, you will be able to enjoy your SiriusXM music and talk radio from the comfort of your TV. Just keep in mind that SiriusFM requires a monthly subscription to the service, though there is a free trial for those interested in checking it out before spending their hard earned cash.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

With SiriusXM, you can stream commercial-free music of virtually every genre and beat, handpicked by the best music experts around. Not to mention exclusive live performances and artist-dedicated channels you can listen to only here, including our newest, The Beatles Channel, plus E Street Radio, The Garth Channel and more.

SiriusXM for Android TV
SiriusXM for Android TV
Price: Free

Sky Sports International

Android Police coverage: Sky Sports releases “International” app, though it seems to only be available in the US

Sky Sports International is intended as a multi-regional version of the Sky Sports application. This means users in the US, as well as other parts of the globe, can enjoy Sky Sports news and videos without having to live within certain designated areas of Europe.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Don’t miss a worldy, wicket, fastest lap or crunching tackle thanks to the knockout Sky Sports app. It’s got all the breaking stories from Sky Sports News, the best video, live scores, fixtures and results. You can also pick your favourite teams, stars, experts and sports to follow so you only get the news that matters to you most.

Sky Sports International
Sky Sports International
Price: Free

Favorites Lock Screen

Android Police coverage: Favorites Lock Screen from Microsoft Garage puts your news and interests front and center

Favorites Lock Screen is a new lockscreen replacement app from Microsoft that emphasizes all of your favorite things, directly on the lockscreen. So say you want to call a friend, there is a lockscreen shortcut for that, same with quick access to your notifications and device settings. Right now the app appears to be region locked to India. Hopefully, it releases to a wider audience sooner rather than later.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Add some daily zing to your smartphone lock screen with wallpapers and news about the stars and interests you care about. A unique lock screen app, Favorites Lock Screen, a Microsoft Garage project, offers you a host of wallpapers.

Favorites Lock Screen
Favorites Lock Screen
Price: Free

SpotOn – Sleep & Wake Timer for Spotify

SpotOn – Sleep & Wake Timer for Spotify is a simple music timer for your Spotify music listening needs. Whether you want to slowly fall asleep to your favorite tunes, or just want to wake up to some quality music, SpotOn – Sleep & Wake Timer for Spotify has you covered.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

SpotOn Sleep/Wake Timer for Spotify lets you set a timer to fall asleep and wake up to your favorite tracks, albums and playlists. Fall asleep and wake up to your favorite music.

SpotOn - Sleep & Wake Timer for Spotify (Unreleased)
SpotOn - Sleep & Wake Timer for Spotify (Unreleased)
Price: Free

UC Browser Mini for Android Go

UC Browser Mini for Android Go is just that, a lightweight browser intended for use on low-spec Android devices such as any phone that uses Android Go. Luckily that doesn’t mean you have to be using a low-end device in order to take advantage of UC Browser and its speedy browsing capabilities, as anyone can take advantage of this app no matter their current device’s capabilities.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

UC Browser Mini for Android Go gives you a great browsing experience in a tiny package. It’s a lightweight browser especially useful to users of Android phones with lower specs and less storage space, but still packed with great features.

UC Browser Mini for Android Go
UC Browser Mini for Android Go
Price: Free

Upthere Home – Cloud Storage

Upthere Home – Cloud Storage is a cloud storage application from Western Digital. It has all of the features you would expect, such as file sharing and social media integration, but there is also a great search function that makes it extremely easy to find the files you are hunting for. You can even auto-upload all of your important pictures and videos, so you never have to worry about losing your precious content if your device is lost or stolen. Just keep in mind that there is a $ 1.99 a month subscription fee for the service.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Upthere Home is the smartest way to store and share all of your photos, videos, and other files.

  • Privately share and swap photos and files with friends and family, no matter what device they use
  • Share to your favorite social networks like Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp
  • Super fast search so you can find anything instantly by time, location, or file type
  • Auto-import photos and videos directly from your phone
  • Everything is always stored in its original quality directly in the Upthere cloud so you can free up space on your phone
  • Content shared with you does not count towards your storage quota.
  • Have feedback about the app or questions? We’re all ears. Email [email protected] anytime.

Upthere Home - Cloud Storage
Upthere Home - Cloud Storage
Price: Free

Record Bird – Never Miss a Music Release

I never knew it, but apparently, I have been searching for an app just like Record Bird – Never Miss a Music Release all of my life. Normally I tend to cruise Amazon and iTunes to see what new musical releases have turned up for purchase, but after using Record Bird for a short time, I now see how much simpler the process of finding new releases that interest me can be. So if you too are looking for an easy way to be notified when your favorite bands have a new album available, I wholeheartedly recommend checking out Record Bird – Never Miss a Music Release.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

NEVER MISS A BEAT: Always be the first to know when your favourite artists announce or drop new music. Record Bird informs you about new and upcoming music releases of your favorite artists and genres. Be the first to know of a new album or single by your favorite bands and musicians. With Record Bird, you will never miss a new release again.

Record Bird - Never Miss a Music Release
Record Bird - Never Miss a Music Release
Price: Free

BeeChat

If people can squeeze in the word “blockchain” in their press releases, you bet they will, and the BeeChat messenger and cryptocurrency community app is no stranger to this bandwagon jumping. So while the idea of this new release may seem interesting, the missing English translations in specific sections of the app as well as a few bugs that can cause crashing, it may be best to wait and see how this release shapes up before jumping in too soon.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

BeeChat is a blockchain based messenger and cryptocurrency community. Using BeeChat, you can join active private chats, private and public groups, and discussions that serve not only the cryptocurrency community but also the wider community at large.

BeeChat
BeeChat
Price: Free

Remindee – Create reminders from any app!

Remindee – Create reminders from any app is a useful and minimal reminder app that will work with just about any Android application you have. So say, if you would like to remind yourself to read or reply to a tweet from within your favorite Twitter app, you can do that.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Remindee is the minimal, content-focused reminder app you can use to create reminders from anywhere. Hit the share button in any app for the content you want to create a reminder about, tap “Remind Me”, set the date & time you want to be reminded at – done. You don’t even have to leave the app you’re in.

Remindee - Create reminders from any app!
Remindee - Create reminders from any app!
Price: Free

PodAlarm

PodAlarm is another music alarm app released this week that focuses on playing your favorite podcasts, music, or audiobook as your daily alarm. Once you set your content and waking time, you can expect the app to gradually increase the alarm volume in order to gently wake you from your slumber.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

PodAlarm lets you use your favourite podcast, audiobook or music app as your daily alarm. Choose the app you want to start playing, set the the alarm time, go to sleep.. It’s that simple 🙂 At the alarm time your chosen app will start playing, gradually increasing the volume from 0 to your regular alarm volume to gently wake you from sleep..

PodAlarm
PodAlarm
Price: Free

Shut up

Shut up is a simple device silencer application that can be turned off and on through its launcher or quick setting tile in your notification drawer. As you would expect it silences your device when turned on, which can be handy for those of you that need a quick way to turn off all of your device sounds.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Silence your phone at any time with just a tap by using a shortcut on your homepage or through a beautiful quick setting in your status bar.

Shut up
Shut up
Price: Free

Timely Cleaner: WhatsApp Scheduled Cleaning

Timely Cleaner: WhatsApp Scheduled Cleaning automatically deletes all WhatsApp media items from any particular category (images, videos, etc.) depending on which categories you select to wipe. This is great for WhatsApp users on devices with a small amount of memory. So while WhatsApp does have its own built-in storage manager, it only works as an all or nothing affair, since you can’t select any individual items to keep. This is why Timely Cleaner: WhatsApp Scheduled Cleaning is a better way to go about deleting your WhatsApp media items.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Deleting lots of unwanted WhatsApp files, like images and videos, should be quick and convenient. That’s especially true for files you send, by default they’re hidden, you won’t see them in your Gallery app, so while out of sight, they take up more and more space over time. Timely Cleaner wants to give you that quickness and convenience.

Timely Cleaner: WhatsApp Scheduled Cleaning
Timely Cleaner: WhatsApp Scheduled Cleaning
Price: Free

Storage Redirect (requires ROOT)

First off, Storage Redirect is a root-only application, so if your device isn’t rooted and you don’t plan on rooting it, you can skip this listing. But for those of you who do happen to root your devices, Storage Redirect may just be of use. You see, many apps on your device don’t use the appropriate storage paths for their folder structure. Storage Redirect will redirect those incorrectly placed folders to the proper paths, which should make navigating your storage folder structure plenty more intuitive.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $ 4.99 a piece

This is a powerful tool which requires root access, please read the description before download. Nowadays, almost every app will request storage permissions, and tons of poorly-designed apps will leave many folders in public storage (for example a poorly-designed app called ABC may leave a folder called /ABC in public storage).

Storage Redirect (requires ROOT) (Unreleased)
Storage Redirect (requires ROOT) (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Fluctuate – Universal Price Tracker

Fluctuate – Universal Price Tracker is a new price tracking application that will work with just about any online storefront. Its usefulness becomes clear once you realize that many of your favorite retail items will drop in price quite often, which is why tracking their price fluctuations can be so useful. This way you can pick up your most needed purchases at the lowest prices possible.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 5.99

Have you ever found yourself repeatedly checking Amazon to see if the price of that laptop that you wanted to buy has finally fallen low enough for you to buy it? Introducing Fluctuate. Fluctuate is a price tracker that allows you to track the price of products from online shopping websites, and unlike all the other Price Trackers on the Play Store, Fluctuate works with any online shopping site, like Amazon and eBay.

Fluctuate - Universal Price Tracker
Fluctuate - Universal Price Tracker
Price: Free+

Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps

OnePlus Switch

Android Police coverage: OnePlus releases ‘Switch’ app for migrating to a new device

OnePlus Switch is a tie-in application for OnePlus devices. It is used for migrating the data from your old phone to a new OnePlus handset. This data ranges from your contacts and messages, to your photos, which should help to ease the transition to a new phone. So while many methods for data transfer already exist, having a fully supported transfer tool from your new phone manufacturer is always a plus.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

OnePlus Switch can quickly migrate all of your data including contacts, messages and photos stored on your previous device to the new OnePlus device.

  • Connection with Onestep
  • Support a wide range of Data
  • Complete in Minutes
  • Showing Progress with Fun Animations

OnePlus Switch
OnePlus Switch
Price: Free

Moto Z Market

Moto Z Market is a tie-in application made for use on the Moto Z line of devices. Basically, it’s a storefront that contains Moto Z mods that can be easily purchased from your phone. By having this app available on the Play Store, it can receive updates with ease, which means you won’t have to rely on your carrier for new updates to the app. This way it will always contain the latest mods available.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Explore the Moto Mods collection right from your Moto Z. Moto Mods transform your Moto Z into a entirely new device. Turn your Moto Z into a 360 camera, boombox, wireless projector and more. Only Moto Z can do this. Because different is better. The Moto Z Market curates an entire collection of Moto Mods.

Moto Z Market
Moto Z Market
Price: Free

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].

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) – please contact us for details.

Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets

12 new and notable Android apps and live wallpapers from the last week (12/12/17 – 12/18/17)

Article Contents

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Featured App

Lockfeed Lock Screen for Instagram Pinterest &more

Today’s roundup is presented by Lockfeed Lock Screen for Instagram Pinterest &more, from Krots. First and foremost Lockfeed is a replacement for your stock Android lock screen. But what is so ingenious about this lock screen replacement is that it offers plenty of publisher channels ranging from news to sports, to social media, which can be set up as a live feed of customized information viewable right from Lockfeed. Functionally users can expect parity when compared to their stock lock screen as they can swipe up, as usual, to unlock their device to the home screen, but they also have the added benefit of swiping left to right to unlock and follow the action related to the content displayed such as opening up an Instagram post or a Pinterest pin in the relevant app.

This lock screen replacement serves live content from select publishers. New content is displayed on the lock screen every time the device is unlocked and put to sleep. Swipe right to unlock as usual, or swipe left to engage with the content on display. Currently, the following publishers are supported:

  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • theScore
  • BuzzFeed
  • Huffington Post
  • Spotify
  • 500px
  • Whisper

Lockfeed Lock Screen for Instagram Pinterest &more
Lockfeed Lock Screen for Instagram Pinterest &more
Price: Free+

Apps

Storyboard

Android Police coverage: Google launches two new gimmicky photography apps on Android

Storyboard is an interesting video-focused application from Google that can quickly turn your videos into a comic book-like layout. By utilizing individual still shots from within any video, the app will create a stylized design that resembles a comic book’s panels. While I can’t say this is a “must need” app, it can be useful and is definitely something fun to mess around with.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Storyboard transforms your videos into comics. It selects, lays out, and stylizes video frames using experimental research technology from Google that runs entirely on your device.

  • Load a video.
  • Pull down to refresh till you get a layout you like.
  • Tap to share or save. That’s it.

Storyboard
Storyboard
Price: Free

Selfissimo!

Android Police coverage: Google launches two new gimmicky photography apps on Android

If Storyboard wasn’t enough of a unique application, Google has also decided to release Selfissimo! in the last week. Instead of focusing on videos, this particular app focuses on capturing selfies, but in a unique way. Simply open the app and point your front-facing camera at yourself. As you move your body around making poses your camera will snap a new pick each time your body’s position changes.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Strike a pose and the camera will definitely love you. Selfissimo. uses experimental research technology from Google to capture photos automatically each time you pose, encouraging you to capture your best self. Start a photoshoot and Selfissimo. snaps a photo each time you stop moving. Change poses or move the phone a little to retrigger.

Selfissimo!
Selfissimo!
Price: Free

Grammarly Keyboard — Type with confidence

Android Police coverage: Grammarly releases Android keyboard to make your grammar more better

Grammarly Keyboard — Type with confidence is a brand new keyboard app that has Grammarly’s grammar, and spelling checker built right in. This is great for anybody that spends a lot of time writing on their mobile device, as there are very few spell-checking apps out there that can compete with Grammarly’s functionality.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

The Grammarly Keyboard helps you write mistake-free and with ease in any app you use on your mobile device. It provides hundreds of checks and features, along with seamless integration. Whether you’re sending an urgent email, important LinkedIn message, or essential Facebook post, you can write from your phone with confidence.

Grammarly Keyboard — Type with confidence
Grammarly Keyboard — Type with confidence
Price: Free

LEGO® TV

LEGO TV offers exactly what you would expect of an app with that name. It streams LEGO-branded video content as episodic TV episodes. There is a wide range of different genres and LEGO collections to choose from, so just about anyone’s particular interests should be covered. Best of all, this content is entirely free to stream, which is simply great to see.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

LEGO TV allows you to watch LEGO videos whenever you like. Whether you want to catch the crooks with the LEGO City Police, or hang out with LEGO Friends, you can stream your favorite LEGO episodes to your TV. Easily browse by favorite theme, stories and age range so you’ll always be able to find something fun to watch. Watch whenever you want with LEGO TV.

LEGO® TV
LEGO® TV
Price: Free

WSJ Business Travel Service

The WSJ Business Travel Service application offers 24-hour customer service for its flight and hotel booking functionality. Essentially this is a business-focused discount travel booking application that somehow ties into the Wall Street Journal. There is also a gift card reward system that works with your purchases, so the more trips you purchase through this app, the more rewards you can earn.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Wall Street Journal readers get a dedicated team for live, “always on” customer service — 24/7. Our friendly experts are instantly available from your mobile phone with just one touch, and we’re never in a rush. Whether you contact us by voice, chat or email, we stay with you until you’re satisfied. You’ll receive a gift card reward when you book your flights and hotel together for a single price.

WSJ Business Travel Service
WSJ Business Travel Service
Price: Free

7NOW

7NOW is a new app from 7-Eleven that provides an easy way to order items from its chain of convenience stores. You can choose to pick up those items at your closest supporting store, or simply have them delivered. This is perfect for those times you need some junk food, and can’t be bothered to leave the house.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Delivery or pickup on a wide selection of items near you. Browse anything from Slurpee® and Big Gulp® drinks, pizza and wings, even beer and wine (21 years or older of course). Just another way we are making convenience conveniently more convenient. This is 7-Eleven NOW. Want It. Get It.

7NOW
7NOW
Price: Free

PK Fitness

PK Fitness is an intuitive workout journal that tracks your activities based on effort. It supports bluetooth enabled heart rate monitors for accurate effort tracking in your workouts, and there is even a community aspect that affords its users an easy way to find like-minded individuals for the purpose of motivation in order to inspire real change.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

PK Fitness is an effort based activity tracker. A simple, easy to use workout journal and social network that helps you stay on track with your fitness goals. Use PK Fitness to track your own fitness journey, join challenges as well as to connect with others with similar interests. PK Fitness is a social platform that encourages interaction with friends, family, and others with shared interests.

PK Fitness
PK Fitness
Price: Free

Underburn Trial – Content Aware Brightness

Underburn Trial – Content Aware Brightness is an app specifically for users of dark themes. The thing is, not every app will follow a dark theme’s guidelines, which is where Underburn Trial – Content Aware Brightness comes into play. It dynamically reduces your screen brightness based on what’s currently showing on your screen. Just keep in mind that this is a free trial version, and if you want the full version of the app you will have to purchase it for $ 1.49.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

This app is for users of dark themes. If you do not use dark themes, this is probably not for you. Ever had someone send you a white image at night, or had to open a browser, while using a dark theme? No need to fumble for that brightness control any more, Underburn will reduce the brightness for you.

Underburn Trial - Content Aware Brightness
Underburn Trial - Content Aware Brightness
Price: Free

Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps

Google Maps Go – Directions, Traffic & Transit

Android Police coverage: Google Maps Go shows up on the Play Store for Go phones, but you can give it a try anyway

Google Maps Go – Directions, Traffic & Transit is intended for use on Google’s Android Go branded devices. The idea is to release lightweight editions of the more popular Google-centric apps for use on phones that often will not have a ton of resources or data to spare. So far Google has released Files Go, and Google Go as part of this new initiative, with Google Maps Go – Directions, Traffic & Transit joining them as the third app created specifically for Android Go devices.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Google Maps Go, the lighter version of the original Google Maps app. Designed to run smoothly on devices with limited memory and on unreliable networks without compromising speed to provide your location, real-time traffic updates, directions, and train, bus, and city transit information. You can even search and find information about millions of places, such as phone numbers and addresses.

Google Maps Go - Directions, Traffic & Transit
Google Maps Go - Directions, Traffic & Transit
Price: Free

AR Stickers

Android Police coverage: Google’s AR Stickers are rolling out to Pixel devices [APK Download]

AR Stickers can only be used on the latest Pixel devices. But if you do happen to own a new Pixel, it would appear that you are in luck. You will need to have the latest version of ARCore installed on your Pixel. Once both apps are up and running, you can access the AR Stickers menu within your camera. While there aren’t that many stickers as of yet, there are a few licensed packs from the Star Wars universe and Stranger Things that you can at least play around with.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Use the Pixel camera to bring your stories to life with animated and interactive AR Stickers – Infuse your photos and videos with your favorite characters, express yourself with playful emoji and set the scene for your very own adventures.

AR Stickers
AR Stickers
Price: Free

AMD Link

Android Police coverage: AMD Link is a (buggy) way to monitor your Radeon-powered PC from your phone

AMD Link directly ties into AMD’s newest version of its Radeon Software. You can pair it to your PC by scanning a QR code, or manually entering your PC’s IP address. Once the setup is finished, you will be able to check the live performance stats of your PC’s AMD-licensed graphics card. So sure, you could already check those stats on your PC, but now you can also look into them from the convenience of your phone or tablet.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

AMD Link is a powerful mobile app built to complement Radeon™ Software Adrenalin Edition. It allows you to conveniently access gameplay performance metrics and PC system info on your smartphone and/or tablet. You can easily connect to your PC either by a QR code in Radeon Settings or manually entering the required info. It is designed with today’s socially-connected, mobile-first world in mind – and with the gamer at its center.

AMD Link
AMD Link
Price: Free

Live Wallpapers

Paper Winter Live Wallpaper

We are getting close to Christmas, so it only stands to reason that a new Christmas-themed live wallpaper has shown up on the Play Store. Paper Winter Live Wallpaper is the name of this particular release, and it utilizes a burning fire pit and falling snow as it’s primary animations. There are a couple of graphical quality settings included with the release, which should help with the live wallpaper’s hardware compatibility. Oh, and best of all, it’s completely free.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Paper Winter is a real 3D live wallpaper with a beautiful campfire in a winter’s night. The perfect background for christmas eve or any othe day of winter. Get in the mood. This live wallpaper come to you for free from the Paper World Creation team. Be sure to check out our other amazing live wallpapers.

Paper Winter Live Wallpaper
Paper Winter Live Wallpaper
Price: Free

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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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10 new and notable Android apps from the last week (12/5/17 – 12/11/17)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Apps

Outings: Discover Beautiful Places

Android Police coverage: Outings by Microsoft Garage is a beautiful personalized travel discovery application

Outings: Discover Beautiful Places is an all-new Microsoft Garage project that offers a beautiful and fun way to discover new travel destinations. Not only can you discover new distant places, but you can also use the app to find hidden treasure in your hometown. So if you are looking for an exciting way to explore your surrounding or plan for your next vacation, Outings: Discover Beautiful Places appears to be a winner.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Outings allows you to search for high quality travel stories about beautiful places from travel blogs and other places. Whatever you’re interested in searching for – outdoor adventures, historical sites, city life, kid-friendly activities, beautiful vistas, or the hidden gems – Outings will find the perfect spot for you.

Outings: Discover Beautiful Places
Outings: Discover Beautiful Places
Price: Free

Direct from Instagram

Android Police coverage: Instagram is testing a standalone messaging app called Direct

So far only Instagram users in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay can download Direct from Instagram from the Play Store. So if you do not happen to live in any of those regions, you will have to wait for the worldwide launch or simply sideload the APK. But for those of you who can or are willing to install this app, yeah, it basically offers an easy way to message your Instagram contacts without requiring the full Instagram app.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Shoot and share fun messages faster than ever before. Your Instagram friends are instantly added. Exclusive face filters, Boomerang and Instagram creative tools. Remix your friends’ pics.

Direct from Instagram
Direct from Instagram
Price: Free

VectoRise Wallpapers

I am always on the lookout for quality wallpaper applications, and VectoRise Wallpapers appears to be just that. All of the wallpapers contained in this release are vector-based and for the most part minimal in nature. This type of design choice goes great with Android’s material design theme, which is probably why I found so many useful wallpapers that look great on my new OP5T.

Monetization: $ 0.99 / no ads / no IAPs

VectoRise contains custom wallpapers, which are high resolution, well beyond QHD resolutions at 3200×3200 and usually vector based and minimal. Wallpapers will be added at a slow rate, but the quality will never be compromised. This app does not show ads. VertIcons Icon Pack contains the same collection of wallpapers as of now. Suggestions for new wallpapers via email are welcome.

VectoRise Wallpapers
VectoRise Wallpapers
Price: $ 0.99+

Linkfy – Never miss a link

Linkfy – Never miss a link is a tool for keeping track of your favorite links. You can save, copy, and share all the links stored within the app, and there is also an export option, so you don’t have to double or triple your work on separate devices. For anyone that often deals with a lot of website links, Linkfy – Never miss a link appears to be a great solution.

Monetization: $ 0.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Linkfy is the best tool for your links. Save, copy, share. Everything on your phone. You only need install the app and then it will be another tool on your phone. If you have a shortened link make sure you know where you are going before, it is one of the functions of Linkfy. If you want to save it for later, just do it. ¿Share? with Linkfy it’s not a problem.

Linkfy - Never miss a link
Linkfy - Never miss a link
Price: $ 0.99

Nobel: Peace Is Loud

Nobel: Peace Is Loud is an app for viewing the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Concert by offering video content live-streamed in 360° virtual reality. You can also view highlights from the 2016 concert, all in 360° virtual reality as well. Keep in mind that the 2017 concert is going to be live streamed today, so make sure you don’t miss out by waiting too long to install this app, or you may have to watch the concert on demand instead of live.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Live in Oslo on December 11, the concert will be headlined by singer, songwriter and activist John Legend. Legend joins artists Lukas Graham, Zara Larsson and Sigrid, among others. The Nobel Peace Prize Concert honors the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Download the App to view post-event footage and videos highlights in 360° with on-demand viewing

Nobel: Peace Is Loud
Nobel: Peace Is Loud
Price: Free

Wakeup Light

Wakeup Light is an alarm application intended for use in the mornings to wake yourself up. It does this by slowly increasing the light coming from your phone’s screen, which will continue until you wake up and shut the alarm off. You can customize the colors used when the light is on, and even set what days you would like it wake you up.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $ 0.99 a piece

Winter mornings can be a difficult time to get going. It’s often cold and dark. Wakeup Light gives you a gentle wakeup by slowly increasing the brightness of your phone. Mornings may be cold but with Wakeup Light they won’t be dark.

Wakeup Light
Wakeup Light
Price: Free+

The Walk: Fitness Tracker Game (Free)

The Walk: Fitness Tracker Game is both a fitness tracker and a game, so it is pulling double duty. For those of you who remember Six to Start’s previous offering Zombies, Run!, this releases takes advantage of the same idea, but instead of running you will be walking. By gamifying your walking workout, you will be encouraged to keep at it by having set tasks to complete every day. As you progress in the real world, so too will you progress in the game.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $ 4.99 a piece

Created with the NHS and the UK’s Department of Health, The Walk helps you walk more, every single day. When you’re playing The Walk, every step counts. A bomb explodes in Inverness station, and you’re given a package that could save the world. To stay alive, you’ll need to walk the length of the UK.

The Walk: Fitness Tracker Game (Free)
The Walk: Fitness Tracker Game (Free)
Price: Free+

Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps

Samsung HeartWise

Android Police coverage: Samsung HeartWise now on the Play Store, helps patients keep up with doctor-recommended heart wellness programs

Samsung HeartWise may be a Samsung application that is intended to work with only the Samsung Gear S3 watch to promote a healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to own a Samsung phone or tablet to get it working. As a matter of fact, all of you health-conscious individuals out there can take advantage of tracking your heart wellness data as long as you happen to own a Samsung Gear 3 and have this app installed on any number of devices.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Application for patients participating in a home-based heart wellness program recommended by your doctor. Samsung HeartWise is designed to be used in conjunction with the Samsung Gear S3 watch to promote a healthy lifestyle. Samsung HeartWise tracks your heart wellness data right on your smartphone and automatically sends it to your clinical team.

Samsung HeartWise
Samsung HeartWise
Price: Free

HTC Smart display

Android Police coverage: HTC Smart display for the upcoming U11+ shows up on the Play Store

HTC Smart display is only intended for the upcoming HTC U11+. This means you will not be able to install the app on any other device. But if you plan on purchasing the HTC U11+ when it does release, you can rest a little easier knowing that there is a smart display available for the phone and that it will be updated on the Play Store instead of through OTA updates.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Discover more possibilities with your HTC smartphone. HTC Smart display serves you up helpful information without pressing any buttons. Not only a smartphone, your HTC device can become a smart desk clock. What we provides in HTC Smart display:

  • Time/Date
  • Notification icons
  • Battery power
  • Show travel clock when traveling to a different country
  • 2 modes: motion launch and always on
  • Different clock styles
  • Pocket mode: when your device is in a pocket or a bag, HTC Smart display will be turned off automatically to save power.

HTC Smart display
HTC Smart display
Price: Free

Now Playing History

Now Playing History is an ingenious app specifically for the 2nd generation of Google’s Pixel XL. It ties directly into the new Now Playing feature and will store your musical search history so you can quickly go back and see what you have previously looked up. LastFM is used for all of the songs details, and a scrobbling feature is present. All songs will be organized by date, hour, and location of where it was played.

Monetization: $ 1.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Love the new Google Pixel 2 feature Now Playing? Then this is the app for you. Now Playing History allows you to have a thorough list of titles that you and your phone have listened to. Whether the song was played at the coffee shop or a BBQ, this app will constantly be by your side as you discover new songs that you may have otherwise missed.

Now Playing History
Now Playing History
Price: $ 1.99 $ 0.99

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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20 new and notable Android games from the last week (10/18/17 – 10/24/17)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Games

Love You to Bits

Android Police coverage: The critically acclaimed point and click adventure ‘Love You to Bits’ just landed on Android

Love You to Bits is an awesome point and click adventure game that just made its way to Android after an 8-month wait. And lo and behold, the wait was well worth it. Not only are the graphics exceptional, but the heartwarming story of collecting your loved one’s missing body parts is most definitely one of a kind.

Monetization: $ 3.99 / no ads / no IAPs

“Love You to Bits” is a crazy cute, purely visual, puzzle-filled, point-and-click, sci-fi adventure spanning all around the universe. You will follow the journey of Kosmo, a clumsy, rookie space explorer in search of Nova, his robot girlfriend. After a fatal accident, all of Nova’s pieces get scattered in outer space. So now Kosmo wants to retrieve all Nova’s bits, rebuild her, and get back together.

Love You to Bits
Love You to Bits
Price: $ 3.99

PUSH

Android Police coverage: [Hands-on] PUSH, a minimal puzzle game that offers a beautiful and relaxing experience

PUSH is an fun minimal puzzle game where your single objective is to push different buttons in the correct order. What is great about this setup is the fact that there are no timers, no tutorials, heck, there aren’t even any boss stages. What you see is what you get, and that is a competent puzzle game that offers a stress free experience.

Monetization: $ 0.99 / no ads / no IAPs

PUSH is filled with a lot of different puzzles to solve. Like our previous games, its intended to be a relaxing experience, thus there are no points, stars, tutorials, move counters. Your goal is to push all the buttons. How do you do it? Well, thats the puzzle…

PUSH
PUSH
Price: $ 0.99

Game of Thrones: Conquest™

Android Police coverage: Warner Bros. has released ‘Game of Thrones: Conquest’ worldwide and fans aren’t happy

Game of Thrones: Conquest is a clone of the popular Game of War strategy game, and it’s not even a good one. Talk about a wasted opportunity on Warner Bros. part. They could have made something exciting and new with the GoTs property. Instead, they created this. What can I say, even if you are a die-hard fan of the books and TV show, this release isn’t really worth your time.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

Westeros is at war. Great houses clash, dragons rule the sky, and the army of the dead threatens the realm.  Live out your fantasy and join the war.  Build your house and raise your army as you navigate a dangerous political landscape.  Based on the award winning HBO series, Game of Thrones: Conquest allows players to become a Lord in Westeros and define a strategy for conquering the Seven Kingdoms. Winter is here and your enemy’s army will not wait to clash swords.

Game of Thrones: Conquest™
Game of Thrones: Conquest™
Price: Free+

Save the Dodos

Save the Dodos is a simple arcade game that plays a lot like Lemmings or the popular Mario vs Donkey Kong clones. Basically, it is your job to ensure that all of the Dodos get to each stage’s goal. By moving around the platforms and obstacles found in each level you can guide the Dodos to safety and avoid their mass extinction.

Monetization: $ 2.49 / no ads / no IAPs

We’re all familiar with the sad tale of the charming, yet unintelligent Dodo. But now you can prevent their heart-breaking tale of extinction. Guide the dodos through 100 challenging levels and save this avian dullard from extinction. Since Dodos are not all too clever, you won’t be able to directly command them. Our feathery friends would just get confused and they have enough on their plate as is.

Save the Dodos
Save the Dodos
Price: $ 2.49

ICEY

ICEY is something of an odd game. At first glance, it may look like a classic 2D sidescroller, but once you dig in you will realize that it closely resembles The Stanley Parable. You see, an omnipresent narrator is guiding your every move. The thing is, this narrator may not be being truthful with you. So it is up to you to figure out what’s really going on.

Monetization: $ 2.49 / no ads / no IAPs

ICEY is a 2D side-scrolling action game. As you follow the narrator’s omnipresent voice, you will see through ICEY’s eyes and learn the truth about her world. “Alright, you caught me. This ISN’T really just a simple 2D action game, and you WON’T be seeing through ICEY’s eyes… NOR will you learn the truth about her world.” says the narrator. “ICEY is a Meta game in disguise.

ICEY
ICEY
Price: $ 2.49

Wizrogue – Labyrinth of Wizardry

Wizrogue – Labyrinth of Wizardry is a reimagining of the classic RPG series Wizardry as a roguelike. For the most part, it is a tile-based affair that is filled with terrifying monsters and an endless amount of traps. It is your job to make it as far as you can without dying, which truth be told can be pretty tricky. Luckily you can train your characters to ensure that you will make it just a bit further in each playthrough.

Monetization: $ 5.99 / no ads / no IAPs

The legendary RPG Wizardry is reborn as a Rogue-like game. Terrifying monsters and countless traps stand in your way. Infinite eerie Labyrinths filled with terrifying monsters and countless traps to snare Adventurers. Your destiny is in your hands. Never far behind are the deadly battles and the creeping fear of being trapped alive. Take on Labyrinths with your own mighty party.

Wizrogue - Labyrinth of Wizardry
Wizrogue - Labyrinth of Wizardry
Price: $ 5.99

Beartopia

Beartopia is strictly a Daydream VR game, but it is an interesting one for sure. Basically, it is a casual village builder that closely resembles Nintendo’s Animal Crossing series. You befriend the animals living in a small village in order to help them and the town prosper. All in all, a quality offering for the Daydream platform for an often underrepresented genre.

Monetization: $ 14.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Beartopia is a multiplayer game where you can chat with friends, shear sheep, harvest fruit, and ultimately build a beautiful, bustling community. Meet the quirky villagers. They seriously need your help. Train your family of bears to earn money while you are away. Cooperate with other players to rebuild the old lighthouse and other village landmarks.

Beartopia
Beartopia
Price: $ 14.99

Trivia Crack Games

Unlike Etermax’s previous titles, Trivia Crack Games is a completely free release. Essentially it is a mini-game collection title that consists of numerous arcade classics, each with a Trivia Crack theme. The mini-games are pretty simplistic compared to modern titles, though this is a great release for a quick and casual play session. So if you are a high score junkie, you may want to check out Trivia Crack Games. After all, it is free.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Visit Willy’s Fun Club and enjoy his amazing collection of mini games. Experience all the classic arcade games with your favourite Trivia Crack characters. It’s totally FREE. Just download the app, select a game you like and start playing. With Trivia Crack Games the FUN never ends. Play its endless levels as many times as you want and beat all the highscores.

Trivia Crack Games (Unreleased)
Trivia Crack Games (Unreleased)
Price: Free

A Near Dawn: Prologue

A Near Dawn: Prologue is an episodic psychological point and click adventure game. It is your job as an attorney to protect the failing company you work for from a large multinational corporation. Will you decide to be the hero in this scenario, or will you take on a much darker role? The choice is yours, which is the beauty of the game.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

When Seattle-based attorney Sam Nichols, a victim to some disturbing psychological difficulties, takes an important new case, he finds himself exposed to progressively dire circumstances that threaten to unravel his reality and destroy those closest to him. With his mentor’s firm on the brink of collapse, Sam will have to take on a ruthless multinational corporation defended by some of the vilest people you could imagine.

A Near Dawn: Prologue
A Near Dawn: Prologue
Price: Free

Pocket Pool

Pocket Pool is just that, a simple game of pool that exists in your pocket. What sets it apart from the majority of pool games on the Play Store is its minimal graphics and level-based gameplay. Instead of playing a whole round of pool, you will make particular shots in pre-defined stages. The more you advance, the harder these shots become.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $ 1.99 a piece

The ultimate arcade pool game. Sink the ball. Next table. How many can you do in a row?

  • Beautiful minimalist graphics
  • Compete for the best score in the world

Pocket Pool
Pocket Pool
Price: Free+

Brave Hand

Brave Hand offers an original single-player card game that anyone can pick up and play. Think of it as a combination of the classic card games War and Solitaire, but with a collectible card aspect that forms a strategical base. What’s nice is that you can customize the game to your liking with optional gameboard themes. So not only do you have something to strive for and unlock, you can customize the game’s looks for a more fine-tuned experience.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $ 2.99 a piece

Brave Hand is a beautifully simple, original single-player card game of luck and skill by designer Scott Brodie. As you play, you unlock the story of the Wanderer and the Guardian, depicted across 16 gorgeous hand-painted themes. An elegant design that combines the simplicity of classic card games like War and Solitaire, and the strategy of collectible card games.

Brave Hand (Unreleased)
Brave Hand (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Short Fused

Short Fused is a simple level-based puzzle game where you must guide your character through each level to collect quite a few different puzzle pieces before your time runs out. The tricky bit is avoiding the numerous enemies scattered throughout each level. This will require quick reflexes and attention to detail. The goal, of course, is to unlock new playable characters, which should provide plenty of replay value.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 3.99

These puzzling adventurers aren’t angry, they’re just Short Fused. Avoid enemies, collect puzzle pieces, and race against time in this explosive action puzzle game. Each of the Short Fused runners have their own unusual and quirky look. Collect the cast of characters with their unique themes as you conquer your way through the infinite and hectic mazes of Short Fused.

Short Fused
Short Fused
Price: Free+

Swish Ball

Swish Ball is a slick looking pixel-based arcade game that combines basketball with pinball. The way it works is that there are two flippers at the bottom of the screen, and it is your job to hit the falling basketball into the net as many times as possible. There is a 24-second shot clock that counts down during each session, so you better make each shot count.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 3.99

Get ready for the new basketball season in style. Swish Ball is a new and exciting take on the game that we all know and love. Tap, hit, shoot, and swish before the 24s shot clock runs out. Challenge your friends for the big baller crown.

Swish Ball
Swish Ball
Price: Free+

Darts of Fury

Darts of Fury is a highly polished free-to-play multiplayer darts game. You can compete against live opponents while earning XP that helps you to climb the leaderboards for the possibility to unlock new equipment. This is where the free-to-play aspects come in, as you can easily purchase this equipment outright. Sadly this makes the multiplayer gameplay imbalanced thanks to being able to buy your way into the top ranks through a roundabout method that always involves your money.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 29.99

Let’s play darts. Compete against real opponents in the stunning new multiplayer darts game from the creators of ‘Table Tennis Touch’. ‘Darts of Fury’ is an action-packed, modern darts game designed for darts newcomers and fans alike.

  • Facebook and Google sign in so you can save progress across devices and play with your real name and photo
  • Loads of achievements to collect
  • Player stats
  • Flag selection
  • Language support

Darts of Fury
Darts of Fury
Price: Free+

Team Z – League of Heroes

Team Z – League of Heroes is your basic hero collection game where you battle against other heroes in a clash to control the world. Just like most hero collection games, you will be able to evolve and fuse your heroes into even more powerful players. If this is your thing, then I say give Team Z – League of Heroes a look, but if you are opposed to free-to-play games that contain a plethora of in-app purchases, I would say this release is just more of the same we have all seen before.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 94.99

Strategy is the key to success in battle, so summon smartly the Superheroes for your team, choose your tactic and lead your heroes to victory killing legendary bosses and their gangs. Fight and earn experience on the battlefield to level up your heroes and raise their power. Choose your heroes, evolve them, enhance their skills, equip them with Nanochips. Make your Team Z invincible. Are you ready for epic battles for the supremacy of a cubic world in this turn-based tactical game full of gags?

Team Z - League of Heroes
Team Z - League of Heroes
Price: Free+

Lunar Battle

Lunar Battle is the latest release from Atari Inc. Sadly it is yet another free-to-play grind fest that interestingly fuses city building with space battles. An odd mix for sure, but the outcome is the same. If you don’t enjoy a grind or feel like dumping endless amounts of money into your games, there is nothing new to see here.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

Conquer the skies and explore uncharted terrain with Lunar Battle™, a new action-packed mobile title from the developers of the hit game RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile™. Lunar Battle™ is a free-to-play game with an addictive mix of city building and space fighting simulation.

Lunar Battle
Lunar Battle
Price: Free+

Draconius GO: Catch a Dragon!

Draconius GO: Catch a Dragon! is a clear Pokémon GO clone, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad game. For those that live in rural areas, it may actually be a better one, as the monsters are a lot easier to find in unpopulated locales. Really what shapes my opinion on this release is the fact that it has quite a few in-app purchases that range all the way up to $ 119.99 per item. So it is clear what the developers have focused on. A kids game designed to take advantage of their poorly developed impulse control.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 119.99

Build your very own collection of winged horses, vampires, unicorns and other magical creatures. If your adventures and battles prove successful, you will ultimately be able to tame even the superior beasts – the Dragons of Elements. Have you ever dreamed of commanding mighty dragons? Can you picture yourself taming a dragon?

Draconius GO: Catch a Dragon!
Draconius GO: Catch a Dragon!
Price: Free+

FunFair Coin Pusher

FunFair Coin Pusher is an interesting take on the many arcade games that push coins into a collection tray. The mechanics are quite simple, but the way the game has been monetized is pretty disappointing. As you would expect, this is a free-to-play release rife with in-app purchases. This severely deteriorates the fun you can have with the game, though if you can ignore them, there may be some casual fun to still be had.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 129.99

You’re one well-placed coin away from the mega jackpot, finger twitching nervously as you refine your aim. And BOOM., she’s away. Down through the maze of pegs, down past the drop-zone feature and onto the coin bed, nudging the prize toy ever closer. The pusher moves. Nearly. Nearly… There. Over she comes with a whole slew of other coins, prizes and tokens.

FunFair Coin Pusher
FunFair Coin Pusher
Price: Free+

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power isn’t quite a game, as it is more a tie-in application for Sony’s newly published quiz game that goes by the same name. The way it works is you will use your phone or tablet to connect to the PS4 game in order to answer questions in a rapid-fire manner. So unless you own or plan on purchasing the PS4 title, this app will be of no use.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Knowledge is Power is the companion app you need to play the quiz game full of trivia, tricks and tactics for the PlayStation®4 system. Challenge your friends and family to a battle of brainpower in this competitive quiz for two to six players. Use your phone or tablet to answer rapid fire general knowledge questions, compete in touch screen challenges and target your rivals with an arsenal of Power Plays.

Knowledge is Power
Knowledge is Power
Price: Free

Hidden Agenda

Hidden Agenda is another PS4 tie-in title for their Hidden Agenda console title. This time around you will be connecting your phone or tablet to your PS4 to uncover clues and make decisions that affect the game’s overall story. All in all, this type of interactivity should give the player a more detailed oriented experience thanks to the fact that they will be playing on two different screens.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Hidden Agenda is the companion app you need to catch a killer and play the crime thriller game, Hidden Agenda, on the PlayStation®4 system. Either alone or as a group of 2-6 players, choose how the hunt for the infamous trapper killer unfolds – in this gripping crime thriller from the makers BAFTA award-winner Until Dawn™. Use your smart device to uncover clues, receive hidden objectives and make major decisions with life-or-death consequences.

Hidden Agenda
Hidden Agenda
Price: Free

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

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21 new and notable Android games from the last week (9/20/17 – 9/26/17)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Games

Spirit of Justice

Android Police coverage: Capcom has ported ‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice’ to Android, and you can grab it today for $ 19.99

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice was recently released on Android by Capcom. It is the latest entry in the Ace Attorney courtroom visual novel series of games, and a port of the original 3DS version. Luckily the controls work well, thanks to most of them being designed for play on a touchscreen. You can expect at least 35 hours of gameplay and reviews have been overly positive.

Monetization: $ 19.99 / no ads / no IAPs

There are no “Objections.” to the latest entry in the Ace Attorney series. Join Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice as they tackle cases at home and abroad. With a colorful cast of characters, including the return of fan-favorite Maya Fey, this full-length game is packed to the brim with all-new mysteries and unforgettable courtroom drama.

Spirit of Justice
Spirit of Justice
Price: $ 19.99

Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story

Android Police coverage: Accidental Queens’ ‘A Normal Lost Phone’ was an awesome game, and now there’s a sequel

Another Lost Phone is the sequel to Accidental Queens’ first Lost Phone title. It is a more polished release than the original, but it still contains all of the phone searching mechanics that made the first so memorable. Mainly you dig through a virtual representation of someone’s lost phone, and it is your job to try and identify them in order to return the device. While many developers have followed this unique design, Accidental Queens has been one of the few to make the experience memorable.

Monetization: $ 3.49 / no ads / no IAPs

Another Lost Phone is a game about exploring the social life of a young woman whose phone you have just found. This game is shaped as a narrative investigation: you have to link elements from the different applications, messages and pictures to progress. Scrolling through the phone’s content, you will find out about Laura’s life: her friendships, her professional life and the events that led to her mysterious disappearance and the loss of this phone.

Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story
Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story
Price: $ 3.49

Pokémon Playhouse

Android Police coverage: Pokémon Playhouse is an all-new Pokémon game for young children, and it’s completely free to play

Pokémon Playhouse is the latest game from The Pokémon Company. While it is not a mainline Pokémon release, it is an exploration game designed for children between the ages of 3-5. Considering that a friendly human character narrates the entirety of this title, there is absolutely no requirement for your child have any reading or math skills. This makes it a great starting point in the franchise for the impatient fans who are just not quite ready to take on the enormous amount of text found in the main Pokémon games.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

In Pokémon Playhouse, your child can interact with all kinds of cute Pokémon as they explore various locations, including a tower, lounge, and outdoor playground. Every location within Pokémon Playhouse features activities created just for younger Pokémon fans, such as taking care of Pokémon in the Pokémon Grooming activity, or identifying Pokémon in the night sky in the Search the Stars activity.

Pokémon Playhouse
Pokémon Playhouse
Price: Free

Terra Battle 2

Android Police coverage: Final Fantasy creator Sakaguchi has released his newest game ‘Terra Battle2,’ but you can’t play it until 11:00 PM PST

Terra Battle 2 is the long-awaited sequel to Hironobu Sakaguchi’s popular tile-based RPG Terra Battle. Sadly it does not appear that the wait was worth it. Not only are the controls absolutely atrocious in the outer world map, but the long loading times in between rounds make the game almost unbearable to play. If those problems were not enough of a sign that this release was a rushed effort, the convoluted menu system that is never once explained to the player makes for a game that is an incredible chore to figure out the basic mechanics.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 79.99

Terra Battle 2 brings a completely different game-play experience, while preserving the highly-praised core battle mechanics in a fantastic epic RPG. The new world map lets players travel alongside their companions and allows for more strategic gameplay as you set up your formation before entering a battle. The countless encounters and farewells throughout the course of your heroes’ journey promise to be even more emotional and intense than ever before.

Terra Battle 2
Terra Battle 2
Price: Free+

Teon – No pay-to-win ARPG

Teon – No pay-to-win ARPG bills itself as just that, an action RPG that does not contain any pay-to-win mechanics. Considering that the only in-app purchase is a $ 9.99 recurring monthly fee, it aligns itself with the monetization used by many traditional MMOs. While you can play for free, the areas you can play in will be limited, but at least this gives you a way to try the game out in order to see if you enjoy it.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs $ 9.99 a piece

Teon, God of Creation, created Edin and all beings. The powerful Giants enslaved the other races, but Humans fought back. King Arthur, leader of knights, finally became the master of Edin. With Edin united, the Tower of Babel was built in attempt to reach Heaven. Enraged, Teon imprisoned King Arthur. Chaos ensued, and Humans dropped like flies.

Teon - No pay-to-win ARPG
Teon - No pay-to-win ARPG
Price: $ 0.99+

Toca Life: Office

Toca Boca has consistently released quality games for children, and their latest release of Toca Life: Office is no different. Not only is it a premium release, but the imaginative gameplay where your child can play out their fantasies of working like an adult is spot-on. You can expect 6 different locations to explore as well as 35 unique characters to interact with. This means you can expect plenty of content for the low asking price.

Monetization: $ 2.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Ever wonder what grown-ups really do at work all day? In Toca Life: Office, you get to tell stories about office life the way you imagine it. Toca Life: Office looks a lot like a regular office — you can have everyday fun with laptops, printers and copy machines; have lunch in the cafe; and get cash from the bank. But in Toca Life, even simple office life can lead to an exciting adventure.

Toca Life: Office
Toca Life: Office
Price: $ 2.99

Splash and Bubbles Ocean Adventure

Toca Boca isn’t the only quality kid’s game developer as PBS KIDS has also published a ton of entertaining children’s game in their own right. That is why I was happy to see Splash and Bubbles Ocean Adventure, a game designed around the license of Jim Henson’s animated TV series Splash and Bubbles. The gameplay is a mix of collection aspects and base decorating, all with a plethora of marine life facts sprinkled throughout.

Monetization: $ 2.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Dive in and explore the ocean with the Splash and Bubbles Ocean Adventure app. Join Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple on a journey to the world’s undersea habitats, where you’ll discover the creatures that live there and learn about the many different ways plants and animals thrive in the ocean. Then use the animals, plants, and objects you find to build and decorate your very own ocean.

Splash and Bubbles Ocean Adventure
Splash and Bubbles Ocean Adventure
Price: $ 2.99

SkillTwins Football Game 2 is an all-new soccer game for Android that features a heavy emphasis on stylized footwork. This is what gives the game charm not often found in popular soccer simulation games. So think of it more like arcade gameplay than anything resembling a sports sim. You can expect a random assortment of customizable items, as well as 10,000 levels of gameplay.

Monetization: $ 3.99 / no ads / no IAPs

THE SKILLTWINS FOOTBALL GAME 2 IS FINALLY HERE. NOW WITH OVER 10.000 LEVELS. After nearly 10 million downloads of the original game, with thousands of 5 star reviews, the international success finally gets a sequel. Play as the world famous freestyle duo “SkillTwins” Josef & Jakob, become the best skiller in the entire world as you aim to reach 10 million fans and earn epic trophies.

SkillTwins Football Game 2
SkillTwins Football Game 2
Price: $ 3.99

Radiation City

Radiation City is the brand new sequel to Atypical Games’ Radiation Island. Just like the original, Radiation City is an open-world survival game with gorgeous graphics. It is your task to venture out into a radioactive city in order to find your missing loved one. While the story seems pretty cut and paste, the gameplay is where titles like this shine.

Monetization: $ 4.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Welcome to the world of Radiation City where a great survival adventure awaits you. Forty years after the unfortunate accident of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, destiny brings you to the area of carefully recreated city of Pripyat. Uncover the amazing story, untangle the mystery and try to save your loved one.

Radiation City (Unreleased)
Radiation City (Unreleased)
Price: $ 4.99 $ 0.99

Blaze and the Monster Machines Obstacle Course

Blaze and the Monster Machines Obstacle Course is a simple running game where you pilot vehicles through a series of obstacle-filled courses. There are a ton of vehicles to unlock and 20 course levels that slowly progress in difficulty. Considering that this is a premium release with a child-friendly theme, it should make a great option for kids.

Monetization: $ 4.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Help Blaze and the Monster Machines overcome the ultimate obstacle course as Blaze speeds over land, races across water, and zooms through the air. He’ll need your help to watch out for Crusher. The only way Crusher can beat Blaze’s time is by cheating, so he’s unleashing his trickiest contraptions.

Blaze and the Monster Machines Obstacle Course
Blaze and the Monster Machines Obstacle Course
Price: $ 4.99

Tribal Raft: A Far Ride

Tribal Raft: A Far Ride is a completely free to play endless runner with some great graphics. The controls are easy to grasp, and the gameplay is fun and light. While your only objective is to gain the highest score, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun to be had with this generous release.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

In Tribal Raft: A Far Ride, you control… Krøhm. This rustic caveman did not forget his style and tends a little too much to abuse of the Spirits of the river. He loves to pick them up on the longest Tribal River in his region.

Tribal Raft: A Far Ride
Tribal Raft: A Far Ride
Price: Free

Dragon Ball Super Card Game Tutorial

Bandai has released a free tutorial for their physical Dragon Ball Super Card Game. While this title is not an entire game, it does give you an easy way to see what the physical game has to offer. This way you do not need to go out of pocket just to find out if the investment into a new physical collectible card game is worth it.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Play the digital version and learn the rules. The Dragon Ball Super Card Game is a physical card game with characters from not just Dragon Ball Super, but countless other Dragon Ball series. Play the digital version of the Dragon Ball Super Card Game and learn the rules as you go.

Dragon Ball Super Card Game Tutorial
Dragon Ball Super Card Game Tutorial
Price: Free

DropMix

DropMix isn’t quite a game on its own as it is more a companion app for the Hasbro created physical DROPMIX Music Mixing Game. This means you will need the physical game in order to take advantage of this app. More or less the DROPMIX Music Mixing Game is a card-based board game where you place cards on a board to create fun and exciting mixes of music.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Ready to start the party? The DROPMIX app controls the DROPMIX Music Gaming System from your compatible phone or tablet (see below for list of compatible devices and operating systems). You’ll need the DROPMIX Music Gaming System to play (sold separately), which comes complete with the electronic DROPMIX board and 60 DROPMIX cards to get your mix going.

DropMix
DropMix
Price: Free

Wrecker’s Revenge – Gumball

Wrecker’s Revenge – Gumball is an enjoyable platformer that reminds me a lot of the PS Vita game Gravity Rush. You fly from platform to platform trying to traverse the anti-gravity landscape in order to complete certain objectives. While the gameplay is nowhere as deep as its inspiration, it does prove to be a fun experience all the same.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Dr. Wrecker zapped all of Elmore into the Void. Only Gumball is crazy enough to try and save them. Send Gumball Leaping from one floating island to the next as you rescue the citizens of Elmore and get them to safety. But be careful. Miss one jump and you’ll be lost in the Void forever.

Wrecker's Revenge - Gumball
Wrecker's Revenge - Gumball
Price: Free

Gladiator Rising: Roguelike RPG

Gladiator Rising: Roguelike RPG is a pretty nifty looking pixel-based roguelike that just released on Android. There are three separate chapters to play through where the fights contained within are randomly generated. This creates a lot of replayability as no single fight is ever exactly the same.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $ 0.99 a piece

Fight through three Chapters of constantly changing, randomly generated gladiators. Buy, equip and use items as you compete to become the ultimate warrior. Strategy is key to success in this mix of rogue-like and turn-based RPG mix.

Gladiator Rising: Roguelike RPG (Unreleased)
Gladiator Rising: Roguelike RPG (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Raceway Heat :Android 8/Oreo users read desciption

If you enjoy arcade racing games created in the style of Out Run or Daytona USA, then you should be pleased with the recent release of Raceway Heat. The simplicity of the game is a callback to simpler times, and it is better for it. Sure, the menus could use a UI overhaul, but the racing gameplay is really great.

Monetization: free / contains ads / single IAP of $ 1.99 unlocks the full title

Pedal to the metal as Raceway Heat roars on to Google Play, accelerate and drift your way to the finish, never brake and stay low in the turns! Start your engines and get ready for arcade thrills! Forget realism and crash, boost and power slide your way to the end of the race!

Raceway Heat :Android 8/Oreo users read desciption
Raceway Heat :Android 8/Oreo users read desciption
Price: Free+

Karl2

Another week another 111% game on the Play Store. This time around we have Karl2, and it is labeled as a 222% game, which means it is a sequel. Much like the first title, you will be slicing your way through an assortment of samurai enemies in a very simple looking environment.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 1.99 – $ 4.99

Beyond 111% to 222%, we doubled up. 222% Second Game “Karl2”.! Become a samurai and defeat the ninja. Just Drag and kill your enemies. Several types of ninjas and bosses are trying to kill the samurai. How strong is your sword?

Karl2
Karl2
Price: Free+

Flat Pack

Flat Pack is a charming platformer that has you traversing 2D environments stretched out over 3D blocks. Not only does this add a very original look and mechanic to the game, but it works a lot better than you would expect. While the controls can be a bit unwieldy at times, for the most part, they work about as well as you can expect of a touchscreen platformer.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $ 5.49 a piece

Flat Pack. A 2D and 3D platform mix-up.

  • Cool traps and enemies that escape the confines of the level.
  • Take to the skies and explore 30+ levels each with there own unique twist.
  • Wrap your brain around this 2D and 3D hybrid.
  • One handed platforming at its best.
  • Epic Boss Fights.!.
  • Explore and find all of the secret stars to unlock a secret ending.

Flat Pack
Flat Pack
Price: Free+

Mayhem – PvP Multiplayer Arena Shooter

Mayhem – PvP Multiplayer Arena Shooter is a 2D team-based multiplayer shooter that delivers some fun gameplay. Sadly the ever-present in-app purchases and the perks they gain you are an easy way for many players to get a leg up. If you plan on playing for free, then you may want to settle in for a long grind until you can compete adequately.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

Mayhem is a furiously fun, crushingly competitive team multiplayer action game that combines the visceral thrill of twitch-based action with cutting edge real-time PvP multiplayer. Assemble your squad of deadly mercs, master an arsenal of lethal weapons, and climb the ranks through action packed battles against players from around the world. NOTE – A network connection is required to play the game.

Mayhem - PvP Multiplayer Arena Shooter (Unreleased)
Mayhem - PvP Multiplayer Arena Shooter (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

ExoGears2

Fans of Sega’s Virtual On series will want to take a close look at ExoGears2: Robots Combat Arena. Everything about the game exudes a style that is clear in its inspiration. Sure, the game has a ton of in-app purchases, and it is clearly a free-to-play title, but the nostalgia is hard to ignore. Sadly the matchmaking is pretty dumb, which makes a lot of multiplayer battles early on pretty difficult.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 4.99 – $ 99.99

Battle against other players online – in space. Build and customize your mech warrior and team up to fight 1vs1 and 2vs2 battles in real-time to become the most powerful soldier in the galaxy. Explore a war-torn galaxy ripe for the conquering. ExoGears 2 puts you in charge of a notorious mercenary ship and its crew as you traverse deep space and build the ultimate mech warrior.

ExoGears2: Robots Combat Arena
ExoGears2: Robots Combat Arena
Price: Free+

World of Prandis

World of Prandis is your typical Asian MMORPG. That means there are plenty of in-app purchases and a plethora of mistranslations. The art style is somewhat pleasing, though a little bland. Sadly the story is uninspired, and the controls are a bit cumbersome when things get a bit hectic.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 5.00 – $ 200.00

The latest information can be found here. World of Prandis(WOP). Real MMORPG (Full3D Seamless OpenWorld MMORPG). Seamless open world (Not loading world to moving) and Fly anywhere. Two regions Vir and Femina (It is hostile to each other). 3 tribes (Haru, Human, Truk by 2 Gender).

World of Prandis
World of Prandis
Price: Free+

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Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets

20 new and notable (and 1 WTF) Android games from the last week (9/7/17 – 9/12/17)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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PlayMobo: Earn Free Gift Cards, Discover Cool Game

Today’s roundup is presented by PlayMobo: Earn Free Gift Cards, Discover Cool Game from Magic Entertainment Software Inc. PlayMobo has recently updated to version 2.1, and with that update comes a pretty cool feature where you can earn money by recommending games to the PlayMobo team. There are also many other ways for users to earn money including trying out free games, completing tasks, signing in every day, and inviting friends. You can also expect to see exclusive game reviews that contain recommended games from Playmobo’s professional team, which are all posted on a weekly basis. Users can also recommend games selected from PlayMobo’s “Recommend Games” event. All in all, PlayMobo: Earn Free Gift Cards, Discover Cool Game offers a great service for discovering new games from the Google Play Store, and the best part is you can get paid while doing so.

Earn Free Gift Cards while Discovering Cool Games. Install PlayMobo Now to Get $ 1 Reward and free Castle Clash Gift Pack. PlayMobo has teamed up with Castle Clash to give away free Castle Clash Gift Packs. Only 1000 Limited. First comes, first served. Get Free Gift Cards as rewards for completing simple tasks, trying free new games, or sharing games you like. Get daily game recommendation from real gamers and professional editors, discover cool games to play. PlayMobo is a brand new way to earn Free Gift Cards as rewards and to connect with the other gamers in the world.

PlayMobo is an easy way to earn free gift Card. Ways to earn PlayMobo feature points:

  • Recommend games you like to earn PlayMobo feature points;
  • Try free games to earn PlayMobo feature points as rewards;
  • Complete easy tasks to earn PlayMobo feature points;
  • Sign in every day to get daily point rewards;
  • Invite friends to get even more points as rewards.

You can redeem your reward points for Free Gift Cards in PlayMobo. PlayMobo is also a great way to discover cool new games on Google Play.

  • Get game recommendation from real gamers like yourself;
  • Daily high quality games from an expert team of professional editors;
  • Discover new games to play on PlayMobo easily without endless searching through Play Store;
  • Every game recommended is played, tested and evaluated before listing.

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PlayMobo: Earn Free Gift Cards, Discover Cool Game
PlayMobo: Earn Free Gift Cards, Discover Cool Game
Price: Free

Games

Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked

Android Police coverage: Public beta of ‘Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked’ is live on the Play Store

Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked has finally landed on Android, but with one caveat. It is a paid public beta release. This sounds worse than it is, as this situation simply gives users an early way to get their hands on the title. While there may still be a few bugs, the game is feature complete, and you will retain your purchase once it is officially released.

Monetization: $ 3.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Klei Entertainment has partnered with our friends at CAPY, creators of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery, Super Time Force and Below; to bring fans of Don’t Starve the latest single-player expansion: Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked.

Don't Starve: Shipwrecked (Unreleased)
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked (Unreleased)
Price: $ 3.99

MyNBA2K18

Android Police coverage: 2K’s NBA 2K18 console companion app and basketball card battle game MyNBA2K18 is ready for a new season

If you enjoy professional basketball and collectible card games, then you will want to check out MyNBA2K18. Not only does it contain a CCG where you can build your dream team, but it is also a companion app for 2K’s NBA 2K18 console AAA game. Oh, and there is a facial scanner built right in, for those of you who would like to use your likeness in NBA 2K18

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 1.99 – $ 99.99

The companion app for the award-winning NBA 2K franchise is back, with MyNBA2K18. Packed with features, including the ability to scan your face into NBA 2K18 from your mobile device and daily opportunities to earn Virtual Currency, MyNBA2K18 makes it easier for you to stay in touch with NBA 2K18 on PS4 and Xbox One.

MyNBA2K18
MyNBA2K18
Price: Free+

Justice League VR: Join the League

Android Police coverage: Justice League VR: Join the League is a completely free Cardboard VR minigame collection from Warner Bros.

Oddly enough Warner Bros. recently released a new Google Cardboard VR game on the Play Store. It is titled Justice League VR: Join the League, and it’s essentially a mini game collection that is DC superhero themed. There are 5 mini games to be exact, with each one containing a different hero from the DC universe.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

In Justice League VR: Join the League – Gillette Edition, you are BATMAN. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Batman needs to work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against a newly awakened threat.

Justice League VR: Join the League
Justice League VR: Join the League
Price: Free

Run-A-Whale

Sure, the endless runner genre has, for the most part, been run into the ground on mobile. But every once in a while you will see a new title released that sets itself above the crowd. Run-A-Whale is one of those games. Not only is the art fantastic, but the simple controls and honest monetization make for a gaming experience that is worth having.

Monetization: $ 0.99/ no ads / no IAPs

Are you ready to dive into the world of Run-A-Whale? So ride your whale in an endless adventure. Tap to dive and release to jump, avoid obstacles, collect coins and try to go as far as you can. Control your whale in 3 different styles: swim, slide and fly. Progress through 90 goals and face different bosses in epic battles.

 

Run-A-Whale
Run-A-Whale
Price: $ 0.99

Deliria

Deliria is a beautiful and atmospheric adventure game where you manage resources to build up your base. You do this in order to protect from the mysterious creatures that will inevitably attack said base. Your primary goal is to explore this alien environment to collect your lost crew members. Basically, Deliria is a mix of base defense and adventure exploration, which actually compliment each other quite well.

Monetization: $ 1.99/ no ads / IAPs ? (none currently listed)

2107. Earth has been ravaged by an asteroid approximately 50 years ago. Dimensional rifts spawned creatures that tore civilizations apart. Scientists harnessed the rifts’ powers to force open dimensional gateways. Dimension LG7 allows the harvest of Delirium – an almost unlimited power source with paranormal properties. Its full potential is unknown.

Deliria
Deliria
Price: $ 1.99+

Henry and the Crystal Caves

Platforming games on Android are a difficult genre to navigate. Often it is unknown how well the touch screen controls will work, which often leads to many people just skipping the genre altogether. That is why Henry and the Crystal Caves has implemented a simple control style that works well with this casual platformer.

Monetization: $ 1.99/ no ads / no IAPs

Meet Henry: Intrepid explorer and high-octane adventurer, with a hat wider than he is tall. Henry lives for excitement. And collecting shiny objects. He’s especially big on the whole shiny objects thing (maybe he’s a magpie in disguise).

Henry and the Crystal Caves
Henry and the Crystal Caves
Price: $ 1.99

Dumb Ways JR Zany’s Hospital

Dumb Ways JR Zany’s Hospital is a premium kids game that focuses on playing the role of a doctor. This entails exploring the waiting room, diagnosing patients, and learning the differences between a patients heartbeat, blood pressure, etc. Any fan of the Metro Trains Dumb Ways series of games should have plenty of fun and colorful content to explore.

Monetization: $ 2.49/ no ads / no IAPs

Visit the cute and colourful Dumb Ways Hospital with Doctor Zany, and explore three main areas of play: a waiting room full of surprises to discover, a check-up room where children can play the role of doctor, and an ambulance that visits the hospital featuring fun guest appearances from the original Dumb Ways cast.

Dumb Ways JR Zany's Hospital
Dumb Ways JR Zany's Hospital
Price: $ 2.49

Sago Mini Pet Cafe

Sago Mini is one of those publishers that has consistently released quality kids game to the Play Store. Their newest title is Sago Mini Pet Cafe, an educational game where your kid can learn about shapes, numbers, and colors through a friendly and cute animal setting. Just keep in mind that this release is targeted at 2-4 year olds and you should have no issues.

Monetization: $ 2.99/ no ads / no IAPs

Hungry for fun? Help feed your friends as you learn about shapes, numbers and colors. This playful new app is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Pet Cafe includes three educational activities. Your little one will be begging for seconds and thirds… and fourths.

Sago Mini Pet Cafe
Sago Mini Pet Cafe
Price: $ 2.99

Codex of Victory

A deep strategy game experience can be difficult to find on Android. That is why I was happy to come across Codex of Victory. Not only is it a great sci-fi themed strategy experience, but it offers challenging gameplay that any gamer can appreciate. The single player campaign has at least 20 hours of gameplay, and the fact that the campaigns are randomly generated gives the player tons of replayability.

Monetization: $ 4.49/ no ads / no IAPs

Human society has been divided. On one side, the natural course of human evolution has been disrupted. What started as an attempt to adapt to the harsh conditions of outer space and hostile planets, led to the creation of a weird race of transhuman cyborgs – the Augments.

Codex of Victory
Codex of Victory
Price: $ 4.49

Eight-Minute Empire

Eight-Minute Empire is the official digital version of the popular physical board game. Essentially it is a card-based civilization and exploration game. It supports 2-5 players, and each round should be over in around 8 minutes. You even have 3 levels of difficulty for the AI, which should allow the game to be approachable no matter one’s skill level.

Monetization: $ 4.87/ no ads / IAPs $ 1.99 a piece

This card gives the player a resource, and also has an action which the player takes immediately. Actions help players take over the map, but the resources are worth points at the end of the game, so players have to balance the two aspects. Players spread across the map in order to collect points at the end of the game by having majority control in regions and continents.

Eight-Minute Empire
Eight-Minute Empire
Price: $ 4.87+

At The Voices’ End

If you have yet to experience an audio only game on Android, then I would say it’s time to check one out. Luckily At The Voices’ End just recently released on the Pay Store. It is a tale of a detective that has lost his eyesight. Through bin-aural 3D audio soundscapes, you will help him discover his forgotten history while also being completely immersed in his world.

Monetization: $ 6.99/ no ads / no IAPs

This AUDIO-ONLY fiction game is like an atmospheric interactive audio play. It is a story about private detective Clive Burton, who has been in a serious car accident. He wakes up in the hospital, but can’t remember anything about it. With the help of his psychiatrist Mrs Galway he tries to figure out what really happened.

 

At The Voices' End
At The Voices' End
Price: $ 6.99

Vault Raider – roguelike dungeon crawler

Vault Raider – roguelike dungeon crawler is just that, a classic tile-based dungeon crawler. You will play as a dwarf where it is your job to defeat an endless assortment of creatures and loot tons of treasures. As you would expect, each level is randomly generated, so the amount of replayability for this free title is through the roof.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / no IAPs

Vault Raider is a classic casual tile-based, one-finger, time-killing dungeon-crawler. As a Dwarf, there comes a time when you have to embark on an adventure and leave your town in search of gold, glory … and food. It is an old tradition established centuries ago: he who brings the most gold shall be known as the Ultimate Vault Raider.

Vault Raider - roguelike dungeon crawler
Vault Raider - roguelike dungeon crawler
Price: Free

Colotwino

Colotwino is a simple tile-based puzzle game where you must match 5 or more colors in order to clear them from the board. This is often more challenging than it sounds. Thankfully the design of the game is so easy to understand that the difficulty level is what keeps you coming back for more.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / no IAPs

Colotwino is very addicting game, which is easy to start but hard to master. Your goal is simple – place piece on board. Every piece contains two colored blocks. Piece can be rotated. You must make group of five or more blocks with same color.

Colotwino
Colotwino
Price: Free

Night Run – The Dark Tower

Night Run – The Dark Tower is a vertical runner, but instead of falling downwards as you would in many of these vertical runners, you are running up. The graphics use a pleasant white and black aesthetic, and the controls are easy enough to grasp that any of your impending deaths cannot be blamed on poor controls.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / IAPs $ 0.99 a piece

Play as a soul-hunter climbing the mystical place known as “The Dark Tower”. Use runes that change the way the game is played. Charge up your ability by collecting souls. Stay alive by collecting “Health Souls”. Beware the obstacles “The Dark Tower” holds. Each game is randomly generated. Over 30 different obstacles.

Night Run - The Dark Tower
Night Run - The Dark Tower
Price: Free+

Clash.io

IO games are quickly becoming a dime a dozen on the Play Store. That is why it is no surprise to see yet another IO title released this week. It is called Clash.io, but it plays a bit different than you would expect. Much like the old-school game Qix it is your job to draw numerous lines on a set board in order to capture as many sections of this board as possible.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / IAPs $ 1.99 a piece

Clash.io is an addictive and fun IO game where you have to conquer territory, hit enemies and try to find the way to win the match. But be careful, other players will not let you do that. Play now and try to create the biggest territory. Good luck.

Clash.io
Clash.io
Price: Free+

Battle Golf Online

Battle Golf Online is an online multiplayer golf game where you compete against another player while both of you are trying to land your ball in a shared hole. You can even hit your opponent with your ball for a quick leg up. The more you win your matches, the more chances you have of unlocking new hats and the abilities they give you.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / IAPs $ 2.99 a piece

It’s time to get the golf clubs out and whack some balls. Aim for the golf holes or the heads of your opponents in real-time multiplayer madness. Earn coins by winning matches and use them to unlock loads of cool hats.

 

Battle Golf Online
Battle Golf Online
Price: Free+

The Great Mind of Tesla

The Great Mind of Tesla is another endless runner, but it has a twist to the controls. You see, you have to follow a line of electrical current that bends and twists as you move. This makes the controls a challenge in and of themselves as you have to pay attention to where you will be going constantly. As long as you stay a few steps ahead, you should do alright.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 9.99

Follow the story of Nikola Tesla, a true dreamer, a Serbian-American scientist, one of the most controversial characters of all time. Under-acknowledged in his own time, he was the author of over 300 inventions. He was also working on his very own flying machine, and even constructed the first remote controller.

The Great Mind of Tesla
The Great Mind of Tesla
Price: Free+

Stick Squad: Sniper Battlegrounds

Sniper games are plentiful, but there is no arguing that FDG Entertainment’s Stick Squad: Sniper Battlegrounds is a leader in an otherwise stale genre. I mean seriously, it is so enjoyable to snipe simplistic looking stick figures and watch their gruesome deaths. Sure, it may be a perverse pleasure, but I am not going to fault anyone who finds it entertaining.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 9.99

Take the Shot. Every bullet counts in the next epic entry of the Stick Squad saga. This time around, world-class sniper Damien Walker and assault specialist Ron Hawkings are on a suicide mission to save the world. Embark on a breakneck journey across battlegrounds around the globe and uncover an over the top story that does not take itself too serious.

Stick Squad: Sniper Battlegrounds
Stick Squad: Sniper Battlegrounds
Price: Free+

The Guides Axiom

Kevin Bradford’s The Guides Axiom is a superb abstract puzzler where progressing may be difficult, but rest assured you are always given the appropriate tools to solve said puzzles. The gameplay works by looking for clues and patterns in order to build on what you have gleaned from the process. Sure this style of play may not appeal to everyone, but any puzzle fan will find that The Guides Axiom is a gem in a field awash with mediocrity.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 29.99

Sequel to one of Google Play’s #1 puzzle games, The Guides Axiom introduces a myriad of entirely new codes, puzzles and interactive ciphers to challenge your wit, stretch your imagination and test your ingenuity in unique and innovative ways.

The Guides Axiom
The Guides Axiom
Price: Free+

My Secret Bistro

My Secret Bistro is an anime-themed business builder simulation game where you cook and serve an assortment of dishes from around the globe. There are a total of 5 floors to strive towards building and there is no arguing that the art style is charming and infectious.

Monetization: free/ no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

Cook various dishes from around the world. Operate your very own cute bistro. Do you have what it takes to be a master chef? Fairy tale characters come to life as customers.

My Secret Bistro
My Secret Bistro
Price: Free+

WTF Game Of The Week

WondafulHouseDogfulHouse

When I stumbled across WondafulHouse I just knew it would make a perfect WTF game. This a dating simulation game, but your primary target of infatuation is a dog-eared girl. Frankly, I find it surprising that such a game was translated to English in the first place, but hey, now that it’s here let’s all bask in its glory.

Monetization: free/ contains ads / no IAPs

A dating simulation game, “Wondaful House (Dogful House) ” is here. Enjoying life with a dog ears girl “Mao”. In the mini game [RPG], the previous work characters “Mei” and “Kanna” appear. To rescue “Mao”, you must go on an adventure.

WondafulHouse[DogfulHouse]
WondafulHouse[DogfulHouse]
Price: Free

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Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets

31 new and notable Android games from the last week (8/23/17 – 8/29/17)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Games

Gemini

Android Police coverage: Take an exploratory journey through the heavens with Gemini – A Journey of Two Stars

While you may not at first understand what exactly is going on in Gemini – A Journey of Two Stars, it is an enjoyable experience all the same. Your main task is to explore the mythical spaces contained within this game in order to discover the meaning of your journey. The gameplay is simple to understand, and the art direction is quite beautiful. As a complete package Gemini – A Journey of Two Stars is art in game form.

Monetization: $ 1.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Gemini – A Journey of Two Stars is an interactive poem and video game about two stars flying into the heavens together. You’re a star. Encountering another of your kind, you move in tandem to explore mythical spaces. Together you will twirl and surf in fluid motions, share moments of joy, overcome obstacles, and discover the meaning of your journey.

Gemini
Gemini
Price: $ 1.99

Life on Mars Remake

Life on Mars Remake is clearly a remake of the 8-bit MSX2 game of the same name. This time around the graphics are represented in 16-bits, which significantly improves the look of the game when compared to the original. The gameplay is similar in style to a Metroidvania title with a few RPG elements thrown in to keep things fresh. You will be tasked with exploring, investigating, and finding improvements for your suit and weapons while fighting off hordes of mutants. An exhilarating proposition if there ever was one.

Monetization: $ 1.99 / no ads / no IAPs

This is a port of a PC game. It has no micro-payments. This game requires a quad-core device. It is highly recommended to have a dedicated graphics chip in order to avoid frame skipping. Remake of the 8 bits MSX2 game of the same name, with a 16 bits look. Explore, investigate, find improvements for your suit, find weapons, upgrade your weapons in workshops, fight incredible mutants…
Discover what happened in the first martian colony.

Life on Mars Remake
Life on Mars Remake
Price: $ 1.99 $ 0.99

Puzzle Pests

If you enjoy blowing bugs into smithereens and puzzle games, you may want to check out Puzzle Pests. It is your job to clear the game board of bugs, and you will do this through destruction, underhandedness, and color matching. There are 100 levels included in the game along with two more modes of play where you can play against the clock or in a round robin mode where time is on your side.

Monetization: $ 1.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Puzzle Pests is a fiendishly addictive bug-based puzzle game. The aim of Puzzle Pests is simple – clear all the fleas off the game board by blowing them up, sending them through trap doors or matching four fleas of the same color in a straight line or a square formation. Puzzle Pests is packed with puzzles and challenges to keep you coming back for more. Have you got what it takes to beat the pesky fleas?

Puzzle Pests
Puzzle Pests
Price: $ 1.99

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures: The Great Fossil Hunt

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures: The Great Fossil Hunt is a premium children’s game from BBC Worldwide. You can expect 5 different palaeontological activities such as fossil tracking, digging, and cleaning. Plus there is a ton of video content pulled directly from the TV show. Whether your child enjoys dinosaurs or just likes to watch the show, there should be something here for them to dig in to.

Monetization: $ 1.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Join every pre-schooler’s favourite time-travelling explorer down at the National Museum. The Great Fossil Hunt is the first official app from Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures. This app features five fun palaeontological activities plus some spectacular video footage from the show. Safe, ad-free fun for your little ones.

Andy's Dinosaur Adventures: The Great Fossil Hunt
Andy's Dinosaur Adventures: The Great Fossil Hunt
Price: $ 1.99

Far Frontier – match 3 and Strategy

Far Frontier – match 3 and Strategy combines match-3 mechanics with strategy gameplay. While many may consider the gameplay complex, the fact that you can really dive into this title should appeal to those looking for challenge and depth. So don’t let the match-3 gameplay fool you as there is actually quite a lot of strategy to be found within this title.

Monetization: $ 2.99 / no ads / no IAPs

The far frontier is the combination of two popular game genres three in a row(match 3) and strategy. Here you have to fight with AI using one field three in a row for two. Adhere to tactical and strategic decisions to achieve victory.

Far Frontier - match 3 and Strategy
Far Frontier - match 3 and Strategy
Price: $ 2.99 $ 1.49

Shimmer and Shine: Magical Genie Games for Kids

Nickelodeon is often hit or miss with their games. While many are quality titles, it’s hard to shrug off the amount of shovelware they publish to the Play Store. Luckily Shimmer and Shine: Magical Genie Games for Kids is a premium release that actually has quality gameplay. You can expect shape identification, color recognition, care taking, and counting concepts mixed into the fun character decoration gameplay.

Monetization: $ 2.99 / no ads / no IAPs

Get ready to explore the magical world of Zahramay Falls with Nick Jr.’s Shimmer and Shine in this magical genie game collection for kids! Play games and earn rewards to decorate your very own genie palace!

Shimmer and Shine: Magical Genie Games for Kids
Shimmer and Shine: Magical Genie Games for Kids
Price: $ 2.99

Actual Sunlight

WZO Games Inc. is a publisher that just popped up on my radar last week with their release of Little Red Lie. This week they have released Actual Sunlight, a game that offers a mixture of sharp observation and pitch black humor. The majority of the content is text-based, but that does not make the title any less enjoyable. So if you are expecting a bunch of action, you may want to skip this, but if you enjoy a great story that pulls on your emotional strings, I would suggest you check out Actual Sunlight today.

Monetization: $ 4.49 / no ads / no IAPs

Notorious: Widely considered to be one of the bleakest and best-written experiences in indie gaming, Actual Sunlight challenges you to confront the life of Evan Winter: An overweight, lonely and severely depressed young professional. Prepare yourself: Actual Sunlight is a uniquely unforgettable adventure that will etch itself into you as one of the most difficult, haunting and beautiful experiences you have ever had as a gamer.

Actual Sunlight
Actual Sunlight
Price: $ 4.49

Jenga AR

Jenga AR is a new release that delivers exactly what you would expect. It’s simply a game of Jenga that you play in augmented reality. The cool thing about it though, is the way you play. You actually use your phone to pick up new blocks off the ground. This makes for a very immersive experience as you feel like you are playing a physical game of Jenga.

Monetization: $ 4.99 / no ads / no IAPs

PLAY JENGA, NOW IN AUGMENTED REALITY. Create a Jenga Tower in the room with the magic of Augmented Reality. Choose between small blocks on your table, or big blocks on the floor.

Jenga AR
Jenga AR
Price: $ 4.99

Cytoid

Cytoid is a community driven rhythm game modeled after Rayark International Limited’s Cytus. All of its levels are user created, and the whole game is open-source. So if you enjoyed Cytus and are looking for a new challenge, Cytoid should be a good choice. Plus the whole thing is free, which is only more incentive to give this fan made recreation a shot.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Cytoid is a rhythm game where you can create, share and play your own levels.

Cytoid
Cytoid
Price: Free

Sonny

Krin Juangbhanich and Armor Games have released Sonny, a combat-focused RPG. The main gameplay takes place on the battle field where fights are hashed out through classic turn-based action. As you defeat enemies, you level up, which allows you to unlock new skills. These skills will, of course, be used to battle more enemies. While the mechanics are exactly what you would expect, the gameplay offers a good bit of fun.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

Rising from the dead with his mind intact but memories missing, Sonny embarks on a massive adventure to uncover the truth and save the world in this challenging turn-based post-apocalyptic RPG. Sonny is a combat-focused RPG crafted for planning and strategy.

Sonny
Sonny
Price: Free

Hot Guns – International Missions

Hot Guns – International Missions is a fun little side scrolling shooter. Much like Contra or Metal Slug, Hot Guns – International Missions has you platforming your way through numerous stages while shooting every enemy that crosses your path. If you enjoy classic platforming shooters then Hot Guns – International Missions is definitely a game worth taking a look at.

Monetization: free / contains ads / no IAPs

When serious problems arise a quick and simple solution’s their only choice – so they call for you. Your conventional methods of operation are “shoot first then shoot again.”, its never failed yet . You’ll get coordinates, a pager, powerful guns and access to unlimited ca$ h. You work on the basis of what you find is yours so fill your boots. The game supports Bluetooth controllers.

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Hot Guns - International Missions
Hot Guns - International Missions
Price: Free

Online – Minesweeper(Puzzle Multiplayer Game)

While I am sure everyone is familiar with the classic puzzle game Minesweeper, Online – Minesweeper is totally a different beast that plays like a combination of Minesweeper and Sudoku. But what really sets it apart is the fact that it’s a multiplayer focused title. Now you can show off your minesweeping skills by trouncing people from all around the world.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs ? (none currently listed)

A minesweeper and sudoku hybrid with multiplayer gameplay. Join players all over the world to sweep mines. Covered with more than 10 million mines, our extra-large minefield provides you with huge fun. Find the bombs as fast as you can. Make the board be your territory and become the minesweeper king. Meanwhile, you can choose different types of board skins as you like.

Online - Minesweeper(Puzzle Multiplayer Game) (Unreleased)
Online - Minesweeper(Puzzle Multiplayer Game) (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Pocket Snap

Pocket Snap is a new casual arcade game from Ketchapp. The gameplay is simple to understand as all you need to do is hold a finger on the screen until you feel your ball will fly the proper length and land in a target receptacle. As you advance each stage becomes more involved. Simply put, you will shoot numerous balls into a varying degree of differently sized containers.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs $ 1.99 a piece

Pocket Snap is a fun and addicting arcade game. Tap, hold and snap the ball into the box. Collect stars and unlock cool new characters.

Pocket Snap
Pocket Snap
Price: Free+

ERMO

ERMO is billed as a relaxing puzzle game, and I have to say I agree. It is comprised of logic puzzles where you must match colored cubes into particular columns. There are over 60 levels available with over 100 puzzles in total as well as 4 different modes of play. So whether you are a fan of logic puzzlers or you just want a game to relax with at the end of a hard day, ERMO is a fantastically fun choice.

Monetization: free / contains ads / single $ 1.99 IAP unlocks the entire game

ERMO is a relaxing puzzle game featured with a charming and peaceful graphics. Immerse yourself in the landscapes and colors of ERMO and let you be carried away. You will learn the rules in a few seconds, but ERMO will catch you for hours.

ERMO
ERMO
Price: Free+

Pixel Punchers

I first saw Pixel Punchers a month or so back but it must have been pulled from the Play Store due to an issue where it wouldn’t load. Well, it would appear that Pixel Punchers is finally back on the Play Store and available for all. As you can see from the screenshots, it is very similar to Nintendo’s PunchOut!! series. Sadly the difficulty balance is way off, and there are still a few bugs where even if you choose not to watch an advertisement, you will be forced to watch one anyway.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 2.99

Step in the ring and take your best shot. Earn Money and become Notorious as you travel the world and rise in the ranks. Do you have what it takes to become The Best Ever?

  • Career mode with over 20 challengers
  • Quick Fight with Easy, Medium, Hard, and G.O.A.T levels
  • 20+ fighters to unlock

Pixel Punchers
Pixel Punchers
Price: Free+

Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze

Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze is a visual novel adventure game where you become the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, the glamorous and stylish super-sleuth. Much like the Ace Attorney or Professor Layton games, you will be sleuthing your way through fantastical situations by way of puzzle solving. Just keep in mind that this is an episodic game where only the first level is free and you should be fine.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 2.99

From Tin Man Games, the award winning studio that has released over 30 digital gamebooks and interactive fiction apps on the App Store. These include the critically acclaimed Choices: And The Sun Went Out and Ryan North’s To Be or Not To Be, one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Games of 2015.

Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze
Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze
Price: Free+

Fantasy Math Quiz RPG – Math Fantasia

Sure, combining RPG mechanics with math-based gameplay may sound like an odd mix, but it actually works quite well. That is why Fantasy Math Quiz RPG – Math Fantasia is such an interesting release. While it is perfect for children in the lower elementary school grades, it even offers gameplay that adults can appreciate.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 1.00 – $ 3.00

Fun math training with an authentic quiz RPG. This app covers all four basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). Whether you struggle with math, or excel at it, we recommend this fun app for anyone who loves that feeling of training their brain.

Fantasy Math Quiz RPG - Math Fantasia
Fantasy Math Quiz RPG - Math Fantasia
Price: Free+

Charles2

Charles2 is a sequel to 111%’s original shooter game Charles. This new sequel is a lot more polished than the original with all new graphics and powerups. But the big selling point for me is the fact that all of the boss fights have you shooting emoji faces, right in the kisser.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 4.99

Beyond 111% to 222%, we doubled up. 222% first project charles2.! Avoid quickly the enemies coming by moving the plane. If you simply avoid it, you idiot. Destroy, destroy, and destroy dots. You can meet many cute emoji bosses and items while playing. You will be a fantastic player if you break final boss at 255stage.

Charles2
Charles2
Price: Free+

Little Alchemy 2

Little Alchemy 2 is another sequel, but this time from the publisher Recloak. It is a crafting game where you combine thousands of items in order to see what new and exciting creations you can make. There is even an encyclopedia you can pour through that will keep track of everything you have created.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 5.49

Little Alchemy, the crafting game enjoyed by millions of players, is back with more items, fresh, new art style and charming music. Mix items and create the world from scratch. Discover exciting items accompanied by funny descriptions and lose yourself exploring the huge, new library. What are you waiting for? A whole world is waiting to be discovered.

Little Alchemy 2
Little Alchemy 2
Price: Free+

WhiteHole

WhiteHole is another 111% game, but this one is not a sequel. It is an all new property that focuses on two modes of play, a defensive mode and an offensive mode. It is your job to defend against attacks in the defensive mode, to then go on the attack yourself in the offensive mode. And while the graphics may look simple, the gameplay is pretty great.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 5.49

111% New Control Game “White Hole”.! Defense game in mysterious and fantastic world. Avoid in defense mode, attack in attack mode. Items you get in defense mode will help you. Survive as long as you can in the circle world. Simple, but Addictive. “White Hole” by 111%.

WhiteHole
WhiteHole
Price: Free+

PepeLine Adventures

If you have ever played one of those tile sliding games where you move the pieces around until it forms a complete picture, then you should have a good idea of what type of gameplay to expect out of PepeLine Adventures. And while the gameplay offers little that is new, it’s the graphical polish of the presentation that really makes this release shine.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 9.99

Let’s begin a very exciting journey to help Pepe and Line meet again. Because of the wicked witch, they have been lost in a fairy world. PepeLine Adventures is the sequel to our hit game PepeLine and belongs to the genre of Pipeline Puzzle games. Yes, we know that there are tons of these games in the store, but PepeLine Adventures has 100% unique gameplay never seen before, plus beautiful 3D environment with 2 lovely characters (Pepe and Line).

PepeLine Adventures (Unreleased)
PepeLine Adventures (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Lotto Eurovolley Poland 2017 – The Best Volleyball

I have to admit that I know very little about volleyball. Apparently, it is a big sport in Europe. So much so that there is a new volleyball game on the Play Store. It is titled Lotto Eurovolley Poland 2017 – The Best Volleyball and it contains every single one of the 16 teams that take part in LEVP 2017 finals. While this means very little to me as I have no personal reference, supposedly it is a pretty large tournament.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 9.99

Lotto Eurovolley Poland 2017 is the official licensed game of the 2017 Men’s European Volleyball Championship. Select your team from one of the 16 that are taking part in final round of the 2017 Volleyball Championship. Play matches on official stadiums, gain experience, train your players and claim the Volleyball Champion title of LEVP 2017.

Lotto Eurovolley Poland 2017 - The Best Volleyball
Lotto Eurovolley Poland 2017 - The Best Volleyball
Price: Free+

Flip Master

As if a volleyball game wasn’t an odd enough release, this trampoline game shows up on the Play Store. It is called Flip Master, and it’s a game entirely focused on performing tricks on a trampoline. Like most free-to-play titles it is your job to collect items such as new trampolines and characters. You can also upgrade and customize these characters. Nothing too noteworthy, but at the very least original in its theme.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 9.99

The ULTIMATE TRAMPOLINE GAME on Mobile. Master the trampoline with Frontflips, Backflips, Gainers, Layouts, Jumps and Bounces on your backyard, gym or circus trampolines and train to be the Master of Trampoline. With a custom physics engine and animated Ragdoll Physics, Flip Master is the most dynamic and entertaining Trampoline experience ever created. Defy the laws of physics and prove yourself worthy.

Flip Master
Flip Master
Price: Free+

Pocket Frogs

Pocket Frogs is not a new game by any stretch, but it is a new listing on the Play Store all the same. It would seem that NimbleBit had used Mobage as their publisher back when it originally released, but Mobage took the game down in 2015. This left NimbleBit with the option to publish the game themselves, which is exactly what they have done.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 29.99

Discover, collect, trade, and breed over 35,000 unique frogs, anytime, anywhere.

  • Trade frogs and habitat items with friends
  • Breed a diverse and unique collection of frogs
  • Play anytime, online or off
  • Beautiful graphics
  • Customize and decorate each of your frog habitats
  • View your friends’ habitats and frogs
  • Different in-game items available every day
  • Explore the pond to find rewards and discover rare frogs

Pocket Frogs (Unreleased)
Pocket Frogs (Unreleased)
Price: Free+

Battlejack

Battlejack is Nexon’s newest release on the Play Store and it is a collectible card game. Like most CCGs, you can expect a convoluted upgrade path for each and every one of your card-based heroes. Unlike other CCGs, the gameplay is actually pretty easy to grasp. It plays a lot like a game of blackjack but adds a few RPG mechanics. I suppose the main concern is whether or not Battlejack has enough staying power when compared to the deeper CCGs out there.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

Collect hundreds of legendary heroes. Slay epic Titans with your guild. Engage in high risk, high reward battles with a unique blackjack-inspired card battle system.

Battlejack
Battlejack
Price: Free+

Disney Magical Dice : The Enchanted Board Game

Netmarble has apparently been able to secure themselves some sweet Disney properties as they have already published a few free-to-play titles for Marvel and Star Wars. This week they have dropped another Disney property onto the Play Store with the release of Disney Magical Dice : The Enchanted Board Game. It is (obviously) a board game for your mobile device where you travel around the board, purchase landmarks, and relive the excitement from Disney’s classics.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

The Magic of Disney at your Fingertips. Choose Disney friends to play alongside you as you level up your game pieces and buy properties on the game board, including Elsa’s Bedroom, Cinderella’s Carriage, Pooh’s Honey Pot, and Belle’s Cottage! Explore the world of Disney Magical Dice: The Enchanted Board Game in friendly matches with other Disney fans anytime, anywhere.

Disney Magical Dice : The Enchanted Board Game
Disney Magical Dice : The Enchanted Board Game
Price: Free+

Castaway Cove

Castaway Cove is a free-to-play collection game. You collect survivors, you collect supplies and resources, heck you even collect the islands your villagers live on. And as you would expect from any collection game, it is your job to hunt for new items, combine them, and then upgrade over and over again. A tried and true mechanic if there ever was one, but boring all the same.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 2.99 – $ 99.99

Welcome to the island of Castaway Cove. Collect survivors to build an island paradise, as they collect supplies and resources by exploring the mysteries of the island. Castaway Cove is optimized for Phones and Tablets. A network connection is required to play.

Castaway Cove
Castaway Cove
Price: Free+

Top Drives

A card-based racing game where you perform none of the driving sounds like a boring game, but that didn’t stop Hutch Games from re-releasing Top Drives on the Play Store. The way the game works is you are given a pack of cards that range in car selections. These cards are then used in a variety of races and challenges. As you would expect from any card collection game, you will be spending the majority of your time upgrading your deck in order to stay competitive.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 0.99 – $ 99.99

Think you know your cars? It’s time to put your knowledge to the test in Top Drives – the only automotive card collection game on the Google Play Store. BUILD THE PERFECT RACING DECK from over 700 officially licensed cars. UNLEASH YOUR CARS on 100s of racing challenges with our all-new Card Racing System. COMPETE FOR EXCLUSIVE CARS in live multiplayer events.

Top Drives
Top Drives
Price: Free+

ENDLESS DUNGEON : DRAGON SAGA

Idle games may be a dime a dozen on the Play Store but how many of them take advantage of simple RPG mechanics? Oh, you mean there are hundreds of RPG focused idle games on the Play Store too? Hmm, well it would seem I am stumped as to what ENDLESS DUNGEON : DRAGON SAGA is bringing to the table other than more of the same.

Monetization: free / contains ads / IAPs from $ 7.99 – $ 149.99

Enjoy endless full 3D idle RPG. Gather more gold throughout the quest and challenge higher stage with various 70 heroes. You can strengthen your heroes throughout the collection of “Time Stone” by unlimited Time Loop. Challenge to the 3,000 stages to defeat the red dragon.

ENDLESS DUNGEON : DRAGON SAGA
ENDLESS DUNGEON : DRAGON SAGA
Price: Free+

Mini Guns

Mini Guns could very well be a fantastic competitive multiplayer game, but seeing that it contains in-app purchases that range all the way up to $ 199 clearly means this developer is more worried about money than providing a worthwhile experience for all of its players. Add on top of that issue with the fact that there are units and items only available on the paid store and it is apparent that Mini Guns is yet another predatory cash grab disguised as a game.

Monetization: free / no ads / IAPs from $ 1.49 – $ 199.99

Build your army and get them on the battlefield Commander. The Dominion has captured the supply drops and are boosted for a major assault on our base. The bunkers are our first line of defense but they need support. Get your troops to drive the front-line to capture the flags. Once boosted…Attack. Release the blaster; Release the tanks; Release the attack helicopters; Call in the bomber; Defend the base and claim the supply drops.

Mini Guns
Mini Guns
Price: Free+

Madden NFL 18 Companion

Madden NFL 18 Companion is not an actual game but a companion app for the console game. It gives you access to your franchise mode. Sadly it would appear most functions are pretty limited, just as they were with last years app. While I can appreciate there may be a few people out there that will find this release useful, it would appear that the prevailing opinion is that it is complete garbage. Not surprising coming from the likes of Electronic Arts.

Monetization: free / no ads / no IAPs

Take your team all the way, wherever you are, with the EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 18 Companion app. Access your Madden NFL 18 franchise quickly, and stay connected to the action. Get the latest news and updates from the Madden team – even find tips and tricks straight from the pros and developers themselves.

Madden NFL 18 Companion
Madden NFL 18 Companion
Price: Free

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31 new and notable Android games from the last week (5/17/17 – 5/23/17)

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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

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Games

Shadow Warrior Classic Redux

Android Police coverage: DevolverDigital brings FPS classic Shadow Warrior to the Play Store

Shadow Warrior Classic Redux is a port of the PC version that goes by the same name. Essentially it is a remastered version of Shadow Warrior, a first-person shooter from 1997. If you are unfamiliar with 90’s era FPS games, well you are in for a treat. Not only is this filled with tongue-in-cheek humor, but the blood and gore are what really set it apart from the more toned down games you see today. Sure the graphics may all be pixel based, but that does not subtract from the violence whatsoever. You can pick up Shadow Warrior Classic Redux on sale today for $ 0.99. After 6 days at the sale price, it will go back up to its original listing of $ 2.99.

The definitive version of the cult classic shooter, Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, with two massive expansion packs. Corporations rule every facet of life in a near-future Japan and employ Shadow Warriors, one-man armies of unparalleled skill, to protect their power and forcefully remove all opposition. The Zilla Corporation is the most powerful of these conglomerates and will stop at nothing to achieve domination unseen by any other corporation in the world. Lo Wang, Zilla Corporation’s legendary Shadow Warrior, discovers this corruption and the dark powers being summoned to aid his employers in this quest for absolute power.

Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
Shadow Warrior Classic Redux
Price: $ 2.99 $ 0.99

Ghouls’n Ghosts MOBILE

Android Police coverage: Capcom brings Ghouls’n Ghosts MOBILE to the Play Store

Sequel to Ghosts ‘N Goblins, Ghouls’n Ghosts MOBILE is Capcom’s latest port brought to the Play Store. It is a ridiculously challenging 2D sidescrolling platformer from the CPS-1 arcade era. You play Sir Arthur in his quest to restore all of the people killed by his enemy Lucifer. Ghouls’n Ghosts MOBILE is a premium release with no advertisements or in-app purchases. You can pick up the title today for $ 1.99. Keep in mind that controllers are not supported. You will have to play this game with the touchscreen. Luckily Capcom has added an easy gameplay version to the title, which helps with the lack of precision latent to touch control games.

Enjoy Sir Arthur’s epic adventure anytime, anywhere. Better, bigger and more beloved, this legendary side scrolling platformer pick up where Ghost ‘n Goblins leaves off.

  • New Tricks – Sir Arthur can now fire directly up or down when jumping.
  • New Gear – Equip the golden armor and charge up your weapons to release powerful magical attacks.
  • Even More Boss Fights – Battle against seven bosses including Cerberus, Beelzebub and Loki.
  • Touch Screen Controls – Multiple control options, optimized for mobile.
  • Two Modes – “Casual mode” has been adjusted for ease of play and “classic mode” follows the original specifications.

Ghouls'n Ghosts MOBILE
Ghouls'n Ghosts MOBILE
Price: $ 1.99

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders

Android Police coverage: Square Enix releases classic games mash-up Arkanoid vs Space Invaders

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is a mashup game of two popular classics. You will utilize the Breakout platform and ball in order to destroy the ever encroaching Space Invaders. There are plenty of powerups to gain along your journey that will help in your endeavor of destroying as many Space Invaders as possible. Honestly, this is a solid effort filled with plenty of arcade goodness scattered around 150 different levels. Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is available for $ 3.99 upfront, and there is no worry of advertisements or in-app purchases in this release.

LAUNCH SALE: GET THE GAME AT 20% OFF. Two of the most iconic classic games ever made meet in Arkanoid vs Space Invaders. Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is completely free of in-app purchases.

  • Combines the exciting shoot ‘em up and block breaking gameplays in one game.
  • Reflect the invaders bullets right back at them.
  • Gather energy and trigger Attack Mode to destroy your enemies.

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
Price: $ 3.99

Old Man’s Journey

Android Police coverage: Old Man’s Journey rambles onto the Play Store for $ 5

Who doesn’t love a beautiful puzzle adventure game with a great story? Old Man’s Journey is undoubtedly one of the most polished titles in this genre. Not only is the artwork amazing, but the music adds such an fantastic tone to the gameplay that you are instantly immersed in the old man’s adventure. The only shortcoming I can find is the fact that this is a linear story that will not hold a lot of value for extra playthroughs. If that is not something that will bother you, I wholeheartedly recommend picking up Old Man’s Journey today for $ 4.99. The purchase is absent of any advertisements or in-app purchases. So once you have paid, the game is entirely yours.

Old Man’s Journey is a soul-searching puzzle adventure game about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving. Immerse yourself in a visual narrative as you uncover, stories of the old man’s life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interact with the serene, whimsical environment as you solve playful puzzles and shape the landscape around you, growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward.

Old Man's Journey
Old Man's Journey
Price: $ 4.99

Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore

Android Police coverage: Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore blazes onto the Play Store

Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore is the latest installment in the Galaxy on Fire series from Deep Silver. It is a space exploration shooter where you control different ships with the goal of discovering your role in the universe. There are 20 upgradeable ships that you can unlock, with a broad range of equipable items that can be upgraded in their own right. Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore is offered as a free-to-play release. That means there are advertisements and in-app purchases that range up to $ 99.99 per item. For what used to be a franchise with solid gameplay and a worthwhile payment model, it is a shame to see Galaxy on Fire turn towards easy money through its ever present IAPs.

Accept a contract, pick a ship and dash into space. Show your piloting skills in a broad variety of contract, freelance or boss missions. Fight unrelenting enemies in breath-taking outer space environments. Dodge in-coming missiles with perfectly timed barrel rolls and dash through the ramifications of giant space stations. And once your shields are up again, strike back and give ‘em hell. Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore puts an entire universe in your pocket. Hire your fellow players’ ships as wingmen and go after the galaxy’s most wanted criminals together. Remain unflinching as you advance further into the dark, pulsating heart of the Neox Sector.

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore
Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore
Price: Free+

Terminator Genisys: Future War

Android Police coverage: On your feet soldier, Terminator Genisys: Future War is on the Play Store

Terminator Genisys: Future War is an odd game. Not that the gameplay isn’t a familiar mix of strategy and base building, but more to the tune that this is a tie-in title connected to a box office failure, from two years ago no less. A game that is late to the party is only the beginning of its problem. As stated above, this is just a clone of the gameplay found in the all too popular Clash of Clans. Sure, there may be some interest in being able to play as the good or bad guys, but the constant wait timers and push for in-app purchases kills any of the fun that could be found. Terminator Genisys: Future War is obviously a free-to-play release rife with in-app purchases that range as high as $ 99.99 per item.

Terminator Genisys: Future War is a free-to-play mobile strategy game where the human Resistance is locked in a never-ending war with the machine army. Genisys is destroyed and Skynet is offline, but the future war is far from over. Engage in large-scale strategic warfare and rejoin the struggle between machine and man. Build your base, attack your enemies and pave the way to victory for your clan in tactical multiplayer. Plarium, developer of the hit titles Vikings: War of Clans and Throne: Kingdom at War, has created a deep strategy MMO in the Terminator universe. Set directly after the events of the film, Terminator Genisys: Future War offers players a chance to reset the future with addictive gameplay, constant action, and massive clan warfare.

Terminator Genisys: Future War
Terminator Genisys: Future War
Price: Free+

Lode Runner 1

I know what you are thinking, “ugh, another Nexon app.” But stop right there, Lode Runner 1 is not only free to download, but it excludes any advertisements and in-app purchases. This is an entirely free release… from Nexon. Crazy right? Apparently, Nexon teamed up with the current Load Runner license holder in order to release a direct sequel to the original game. Not only does this contain new art and new levels, but all of the original game’s levels are intact and can be unlocked through gameplay. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and install Lode Runner 1 right now!

Get Ready to Run. Lode Runner Reborn. Countless Stages. Challenging Puzzles. Please go to “Settings”->”Customer Center” if you need support.

  • Simple, mobile-optimized controls.
  • A fun and fast-paced experience for players of all skill levels.
  • Join a worldwide community of gamers who share a love for the arcade classic.
  • Run, climb, and blast your way through over 300 new stages.
  • Build and share your own stages with the Stage Editor.
  • Challenge players from around the world in Championship mode.
  • Play stages from the original Lode Runner in Classic mode.
  • With Screen Touch mode, anyone can experience the excitement of puzzle-solving.
  • Use strategy to navigate increasingly complicated stages full of traps and surprises.

 

Lode Runner 1
Lode Runner 1
Price: Free

Anybody Out There: Dead City

Anybody Out There: Dead City is a text based game where you interact with an unknown stranger through a simulated SMS exchange. Essentially this is an updated form of a choose your own adventure book. It is your job to help a stranger find their way out of an evacuated area. Your choices will affect the outcome of their predicament. Anybody Out There: Dead City is available for $ 0.99, and there are no advertisements or in-app purchases. This is a premium title, so once you pay, you own the entirety of the game.

Is anybody out there? A message from an unknown number. Will you answer? Anybody Out There: Dead City is a game in which you emerge completely in an incredibly captivating real-time adventure. Your choice of response will determine the fate of a complete stranger and decide over life and death. He – or she – is reaching out for your help as the last straw. The only thing at your disposal: Your phone and the messenger application. And your wits and empathy. Become part of the story and help this stranger called Sam to survive the post-apocalyptic nightmare.

Anybody Out There: Dead City
Anybody Out There: Dead City
Price: $ 0.99

Paranormal Territory 2

Paranormal Territory 2 is a puzzle adventure game with serious horror overtones. It is your job to collect hidden idols as you try to progress through a haunted house. The gameplay works quite solidly, with a stable framerate, and beautiful graphics. While things may not be as they appear, one thing for sure is that this offers a frightening experience. Even the ambient sound of your footsteps adds an unsettling feel to your exploration. Paranormal Territory 2 is a premium game priced at $ 0.99 with no worry of advertisements or in-app purchases rearing their ugly heads.

Caution: this game is a test of your courage, at the end of you’ll see your result. Does your mind starved for puzzles, and your nerves from thrill? Well, then horror “Paranormal Territory 2” from “AGaming+” will shake you to the core. Turn off the light and take your headset. But be careful, only your vigilance can help you to escape from the paws of the horror that is happening here. Our story starts at small outback. Once on a wonderful day, you got message from unknown frightened people, who tells you about strange and unexplainable and even mystical events that occurs in theyr home.

Paranormal Territory 2
Paranormal Territory 2
Price: $ 0.99

Aero Effect

Aero Effect is a game of avoidance. Your only goal is to bypass objects as you fall through the stage, in order to get further than you have in any previous run. An endless runner of sorts, where you must navigate very precisely to stay alive as long as you can. Aero Effect is available for $ 0.99 on the Play Store and is a premium release. That luckily means there are no advertisements or in-app purchases present in this title.

You’re a weird little wing thingy and you are always falling downwards. Sometimes you’ll need to turn so you don’t hit things.

Aero Effect (Unreleased)
Aero Effect (Unreleased)
Price: $ 0.99

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Point and click adventure games have seen a resurgence in the last few years. Many classics in the genre have been updated, while new games keep popping up. Milkmaid of the Milky Way is the latest to arrive on the Play Store. It is a pixel-based affair that communicates only in rhyme. It is your job to solve puzzles and explore your surroundings, all while trying to figure out the mystery of a floating ship that interrupts your mundane farming life. Milkmaid of the Milky Way is currently on sale for $ 1.99. This sale ends today, where any future purchase will cost $ 4.49. No matter the price you pick this title up at, rest assured there are no advertisements or in-app purchases included.

It’s 1920’s Norway, and you play as Ruth, a young woman who lives alone on a remote farm at the end of a faraway fjord. You take care of your cows and make delicious dairy products that your friend sells in the closest town. But life is hard and work is tough, and Ruth ponders: Is this really the life I want? It’s not easier when mysterious things start happening to you and your cows. And then a huge, mysterious ship descends from the skies, turning Ruth’s life upside-down. Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a delightful, classic point-and-tap adventure game that combines an exciting story with puzzles and exploration.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way
Milkmaid of the Milky Way
Price: $ 4.49 $ 1.99

No Stick Shooter

No Stick Shooter is a new take on the classic Missile Command formula. You have a shield in front of your cannon, that is used to protect you from incoming enemies and projectiles. It is your job to shoot down these enemies before they deplete your shield and destroy your cannon. The twist on this tried and true gameplay is how you control your weaponry. You see, instead o using a virtual joystick, you simply tap on the enemies you want to shoot. The trick is to manage these shots so expertly that you do not run out of energy. No Stick Shooter is a premium release that costs $ 1.99 and does not contain any advertisements or in-app purchases.

Happy Robot presents a fresh take on the classic retro-arcade shooters we all know and love. Featuring 30 levels of non-stop mayhem, a huge variety of enemies, strategic weaponry, and a unique control scheme, No Stick Shooter is packed full of explosive fun. From simple asteroids to wiggly snakes and giant guns, No Stick Shooter delivers a wide range of enemies each with their own individual behaviors. Discover the strengths and weaknesses of several unique weapons, each carefully designed to be as explosively satisfying as possible.

No Stick Shooter
No Stick Shooter
Price: $ 1.99

Yesterday!

It is pretty difficult to dismiss how closely Yesterday! resembles Monument Valley in design and aesthetics. It works on a smaller scale, but your interaction with the game will be the same. It is your job to solve a plethora of puzzles by interacting with the game’s environment. You twist, pull, and turn the games blocky world in order to have your character meet up with her beloved. Yesterday! is an upfront paid title that costs $ 2.99. While the Play Store does list in-app purchases as present, there are in fact no IAPs or advertisements found in the game.

How many steps do I need to meet you and not to miss you? Yesterday. is a 3D Puzzle Game about the philosophy of love and encounter. Space is independent, time is irreversible. The encounter in life, however, is so amazing that it makes everything colorful. Yesterday. is not about a story of one couple, it tells story of every couple.

  • Seven chapters in total. Each of them is designed under a specific topic about love and follows a different play-style and art design based on that topic.
  • Yesterday. integrates the difficulties of real-life relationship, such as the different modes of thinking and the struggle of long-distance lovers, into game. Different players may find different stories in game based on their own understanding.
  • Easy to play. Click to move the lovers. Rotate to change the shape of magic cube or view. Everyone can enjoy it.
  • Multiple fun. Players can both experience the moving story and enjoy puzzle solving.
  • Great art design. Graphics based on plane 3D low poly design. Beautiful scenes.
  • Pay once for all. Play as much as you want forever.

 

Yesterday!
Yesterday!
Price: $ 2.99+

Beholder

Beholder is a port of the popular PC game. If you are unfamiliar with the title, you are a landlord in a totalitarian State who spies on his tenants in order to report on anyone plotting against said State. While that is your goal, you do have a bit of choice on how you want a scenario to play out. There is always the option of blackmail, or just straight up kindness. But in a totalitarian state, these choices may very well backfire. Beholder is a premium game with an upfront price of $ 4.99, a whole $ 5 cheaper than its PC counterpart. There are also no advertisements or in-app purchases to worry about with this release.

Welcome to a grim dystopian future. A totalitarian State controls every aspect of private and public life. Laws are oppressive. Surveillance is total. Privacy is dead. You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building. Your daily routine involves making the building a sweet spot for tenants, who will come and go. However, that is simply a facade that hides your real mission… The State has appointed you to SPY ON YOUR TENANTS.. You must BUG their apartments while they’re away, SEARCH their belongings for whatever can threaten the authority of the State, and PROFILE them for your superiors.

Beholder
Beholder
Price: $ 4.99

Chroma Squad

What would happen if the stunt actors from Power Ranges quit their job in order to start their own TV show? Chroma Squad looks to explore this idea through its turn-based RPG gameplay. It is up to you to build the ultimate action TV series through the game’s available customizations and skill trees. Chroma Squad is available for purchase at the price of $ 4.99. There are no advertisements or in-app purchases present in this title.

Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show. Cast actors, purchase equipment and upgrades for your studio, craft weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard and duct tape. Once the cameras are rolling, you will control your cast of five colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in dramatic, turn-based battles.

Chroma Squad
Chroma Squad
Price: $ 4.99

Empire TV Tycoon

As the title suggests, Empire TV Tycoon is a simulation game about building your very own TV empire. It is up to you to decide what kind of audience you want to target and with what genre of programming. Basically, you will manage your own TV channel in order to grow its audience to the highest viewership possible. This is done through completing goals and earning “Fame.” Once you have enough Fame, you will win the game. Empire TV Tycoon is a premium release that costs $ 4.99 upfront. There are no advertisements or in-app purchases present in this title.

In Empire TV Tycoon you manage a television channel and take on the fight for audiences while leading your business to fame and fortune. You will choose the content of your channel, select advertisers, hire staff and actors, manage your own show productions, and much more. The game was inspired by games like Mad TV, Mud TV and other movie management games, with a modern approach on how to produce custom content like movies or TV shows. Yet you better not be tempted to use illegal content. Just like in real life, pirated movies may be cheaper, but the risk of using them is high and police forces are always on the alert.

 

Empire TV Tycoon
Empire TV Tycoon
Price: $ 4.99

The Frankenstein Wars

The Frankenstein Wars is a storybook adventure game that takes place during the Napoleonic Wars. Obviously, this is a tale of fiction, as the science behind the Frankenstein monster is used to create an army of the reanimated dead. The Frankenstein Wars offers a non-linear story, so that does mean multiple playthroughs will be different depending on the choices you make. This allows the $ 5.49 price to be a little easier to swallow. As an upfront paid release, there are no advertisements or in-app purchases present.

You direct two brothers who long guarded the secret to Victor Frankenstein’s resurrection technology… until the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It is a raw, epic, bloody, story-driven blockbuster. You direct both Tom and Anton Clerval, through a branching, non-linear storyline set on the revolutionary France with a backdrop of hellish war with the soul of humanity at stake -and you decide if the brothers become allies, or enemies.

The Frankenstein Wars
The Frankenstein Wars
Price: $ 5.49

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