Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.
This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon, and you can find the tablet app roundup here.
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Tasks N Todos – ToDo List Manager
Tasks N Todos is a TODO manager from Handy Apps, the developer of such well received apps as Easy Money and Tip N Split Tip Calculator. Tasks N Todos combines a pleasant interface with powerful functions, and supports both tablets and phones (see screenshots of both UIs below), including Ice Cream Sandwich.
The app synchronizes with Google Tasks using the official Tasks API, so you won’t have to worry about losing your data – it lives in the cloud. Yup, that also means tasks are synchronized between all your Android devices.
You can create one-time and recurring tasks, drag and drop them, set reminders, swipe between lists, and slice and dice your data using filters and sorts. Widgets and backup/restore functionality goes without saying – what respectable tasks app would omit those, right?
Grab the free full-featured version of Tasks N Todos or go for the Pro version that adds a few premium features (multiple photo attachments, custom ringtones) here.
Reckless Racing 2
Android Police review: [Review] Reckless Racing 2 Power Slides Past Original, Brings Dynamic, Versatile Racing Action To Your Mobile Device
Prepare for the ride of your life… Reckless Racing is back with more. Strap down and prepare for the ride of your life… Reckless Racing is back with more. Including a selection of 18 highly detailed cars, ranging from small dirt buggies to fast supercars, and 24 routes in a variety of flavors make this a racer for all tastes – both dirt and tarmac. Compete in the Career mode to earn money for new cars and car upgrades. Have a quick race in the Arcade mode with 40 pre-defined challenges. Compete against your friends on the leaderboards in Single Event mode – including Race, Hot Lap and Elimination events. Tune your car in the garage to match your driving style with a vast selection of parts and upgrades. Whether you are a reckless power slider or a slick race driver, make your car the way YOU want it.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Cheese Tower For Android Is A Grate Physics Puzzle Game That’s A Brieze To Play
Cheese Tower is a very challenging physics-based puzzle game with gorgeous graphics, simple controls, and sensational sound effects. Jimmy, a clever cat with cunning abilities, just retired from military service and his new job is to guard tasty cheese from those naughty mice. And your mission is to help Jimmy clear all the grey ‘mouse’ blocks, and to save as much ‘yellow’ cheese blocks as possible.
Cartoon Wars by GAMEVIL
Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Cartoon Wars By Gamevil Is A Great Time-Killer, Nothing More
Cartoon Wars is an arcade war game which combines the formulas of defense and real-time strategy games. Two tribes existed in the Cartoon World; the vicious Color Tribe and their slaves, the Black and White Cartoon Tribe. For generations the Black and White Cartoon Tribe were treated as property, and forced into slavery. Fortunately… some with bigger ideas existed amongst them. They gathered and began a revolt to free themselves, taking the battle to the Color Tribe. The inevitable war has begun… become the hero of the Black and White Cartoons and set your people free.
Death Rally FREE
Note: Death Rally is available in Canada for now and the rest of the world soon.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Death Rally Is Bringing Its Trademark Face-Melting, Metal-Crunching, Track-Exploding Action To Android, Available In Canada Now, Globally In March
Death Rally is an action packed COMBAT RACER with CARS, GUNS and EXPLOSIVE FUN. Played more than 60 million times by more than 5 million gamers worldwide. FREE to play for as long as you like! A thrilling career mode where you can upgrade and level up your cars and weapons with in-app purchases, or for FREE through TapJoy sponsored actions. Lock and load and enter the Death Rally, humiliate and destroy your opponents. You choose how you win, NO TRICK IS TOO DIRTY. Brought to you by REMEDY, renowned developer of MAX PAYNE and ALAN WAKE! LOAD YOUR GUNS, START YOUR ENGINES… IT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY,
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Pinball Arcade For Android Brings The Glory Days Of Pinball Back, Doesn’t Require Quarters
Real pinball for your Android phone and tablet! FarSight Studios, makers of the best pinball games on the PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, 3DS, and Wii, introduces the Pinball Arcade. You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball®, and Gottlieb® together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
ZENONIA® 4: Return of the Legend, Extreme Action RPG. The definitive action RPG has returned, now in glorious HD. When an ancient evil threatens to erupt onto the world, heroes of the ages must assemble once again to change the course of destiny. Join Regret, Chael, Ecne, Lu and more to embark on the greatest ZENONIA adventure yet.
THE BEST-LOOKING ZENONIA® EVER
Explore the overworld in vivid HD, now with spectacular visuals and top-notch animations optimized for high quality displays.
DYNAMIC AND VISCERAL COMBAT
Become a force to be reckoned with — unleash powerful combo hits and devastating skills with explosive graphical and aural flair.
GEAR UP AND CUSTOMIZE FOR EPIC ADVENTURE
Choose the best strategy and equip your Slayer, Blader, Ranger or Druid class hero with countless armor options, weapons and items.
DEFINITIVE ACTION RPG EXPERIENCE
Level up through Normal, Hard and Hell mode. Master the Fairy sync system and annihilate hundreds of normal and legendary monsters.
CHALLENGE THE WORLD IN EXPANDED PVP
Tackle asynchronous online PvP with the new 2-on-2 arena battles or compete in the Abyss zone for loot drops, and hire other player data as mercenaries. The Execution Room and classic 1-on-1 rumbles also return.
NEW TITLES, NEW REVELATIONS
Spotted this game on Reddit – soon after, it had 900 upvotes. No bad, eh?
Mr. Legs is the best CHERRY picker in all the Deserts Of Londonium . It’s all thanks to his extraordinary pair of LEGS. But, he needs your help to collect as many cherries as possible to climb the ranks of society. Help him on his magical journey – make him tall and he runs so fast, make him small and laugh at how slow he goes. Be careful. It’s DANGEROUS out there. What with BOMBS littering the pavement, and BIRDS wanting to smash in his face, you can’t be too greedy if you want to succeed. Mr. Legs takes a journey through the dangerous desert, the forest, inside a handbag, through an ice cave, under the clouds of precipitation, a spooky haunted house and even a strange world through the scores of Mozart, and many more.
Magic Portals Free
Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] Magic Portals Teleports An Addictive Portal-Like Sidescroller Onto Your Android Device
Magic Portals is an addicting game that combines classical platform adventure gameplay with challenging puzzle elements, featuring portal spells which are used to teleport almost anything in scene! Opening the path to the level checkpoint. The game includes several features and art style based on classical 16-bit games, mixing pixel art elements with cutting edge real-time lighting effects.
Magic Portals highlights:
• Puzzles and obstacles based on physics dynamics (Box2D);
• Cleverness to finish each level using the least possible number of portals;
• Possibility to move crates, throw giant stones, dodge fire balls and explode stuff using magical powers;
• Beautiful scenes and groundbreaking real-time lighting effects;
• Cool fantasy-style environments and scenarios;
• Over 60 levels already available, and more levels to come with future updates!
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Tongue Tied! Puts Slapstick Humor, Physics Twist On Platforming Genre
Mojo Bones are pleased to introduce Mick & Ralph in their debut adventure: Tongue Tied. Join the loveable canine duo as they hang, swing and ping their way across 60 levels of slapstick madness in search of the elusive WonderBone. Tongue Tied! comes complete with a unique physics-based mechanic and a whacky assortment of obstacles to use and abuse. Earn high scores to unlock medals, and then when you’re done, pay a visit to Mick & Ralph’s DogHouse where 33 challenges – and their unique unlockables – await.
Real Soccer 2012
Android Police coverage: Gameloft Kicks Real Soccer 2012 Onto The Market: Now You Can Play Like Pele For Free
Real Soccer is back for the new season, bringing soccer on mobile to a new era! Join the community of fans as you create and share content with the Custom Kit Editor. Experience the ultimate soccer game on smartphones thanks to many major improvements and the addition of the most complete and enjoyable community-oriented features.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Saving Yello Is What Happens When You Cross Finding Nemo With Angry Birds… And Fire
Save Yello from his out-of-bowl terror and fling him back to safety. Yello, a helpless goldfish at the mercy of his 7-year-old owner, Mathilda who loves playing with him outside his beloved bowl. You must fling Yello back to safety. Get even and destroy Mathilda’s toys along the way.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] iDatank Is A Perspective-Bending Space Exploration RPG With Giant Spiders And Lasers – What Else Do You Need?
One man, no man? What about the robot armed with onboard replicator? This is a three-dimensional story of the scout drone adventures. Yeah, the adventures are painted in sci-fi colors and filled by energy beams, plasma bolts and overheated weapons. Our cybernetic hero will have to face a horde of extremely evil aliens. Of course, if all creatures in the Universe were kind and friendly – anything similar wouldn’t happen.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Baseball Superstars 2012 Brings “The Ultimate Smart Baseball Experience” To Android
Step up to the plate for the best baseball experience on Android Market, now looking better than ever before in crisp HD! The sky’s the limit with level restrictions unlocked, upgraded batting and pitching moves, endless customization, new super players and more play modes. Whether managing a team to the championship or training a rookie to the Hall of Fame, you’re in control of it all.
Zombie Wonderland 2
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time – Blast Through Zombie Hordes Now, Clean Up Later
Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! is a wild romp into the crazy, zombie-filled universe of Chuck, Niceville’s own Zombie Cleaner, on an quest to rid the town from the undead pests once and for all. With frantic gameplay, Zombie Wonderland2: Outta Time! is the unique combination of Survival Cleaning, Time Mismanagement and Shoot’em Zombies gameplay genres.
The world is fallen, under control of robots Box. The terminaltor is coming with the mission of saving the world. You need to survive and kill all the Boxes using different weapons.
Tic Tank Toe
Tic Tac Toe, but with tanks and more complicated game play.
This game supports one player and two player gameplay, so you can play against another human or against your Android device. You can also play the amazing military campaign divided into 20 levels! Every 5 levels you can unlock deadly new tank! Become the Master of the TicTankToe Universe and send your score online.
In a strange turn of events, I spotted this game a few weeks back under the name Ice Breaker from a different developer. Then it suddenly disappeared. Several weeks later, Ceramic Destroyer, an improved version, entered the Market. I’m not sure what happened, but I’m glad it did, because this game is awesome.
Ceramic Destroyer is a blasting game which is easy but verrrrrrry addictive. Your target is to use the bombs to explode various ceramics. But the key point is you need to destroy the whole ceramic as possible as you can, never left even one tiny piece.
-Beautiful ceramic style pictures.
-Be full of the pleasure of explosion.
-You can destroy more than 100 different ceramics like Guitar, Butterflies, Robots, Candy and so on.
-Green Bomb: Pull the catapult to shoot the bomb
-Blue Bomb: Tap The screen to split the bomb into 3 mini-bombs
-Yellow Bomb: Tap the screen 3 times to lay out the mini-bombs
-Purple Bomb: Rub the screen to control the direction of the bomb
-More challenges coming soon
The Lost City
Android Police coverage: Fire Maple Games (Of “Grisly Manor” Fame) Releases Second Puzzle/Adventure Game “The Lost City”
A gorgeous new puzzle/adventure game from Fire Maple Games. Grandma was right. Nobody really believed her. Not even you, her favorite grandchild. But she was right. And more so than you could ever imagine. The city before you, deep in the mist shrouded forest, can’t be found on any map. It shouldn’t even exist. Though it’s been asleep for a long time, you feel a mysterious power begin to awaken from the ruins around you. Legend has it the civilization that built this place could somehow control the seasons.
But nobody listens to legends. Nobody except Grandma. And she was right. You look again at the artifact she gave you. Close to this lost city, it almost seems alive in your hand. The city does exist. It’s real. Could the secret magic, powerful enough to change the seasons, be real too?
• Inspired by classic point and click adventure games!
• Beautiful graphics that draw you into this mesmerizing adventure!
• Lots of items to collect and puzzles to solve!
• Original soundtrack and sound effects!
• A journal that keeps track of all the symbols and clues that you encounter.
• A dynamic map that shows all of the areas you have explored, as well as your current location.
• A complete hint guide and walkthrough built right into the game.
• The Lost City has been translated into several languages – with more coming soon!
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… it did! We took the dual-stick shooter formula and optimized it to deliver the best game we could: Monster Shooter, the new dual-stick mayhem sensation. Hand-drawn 2D ultra violence has never looked this cute. With a vast array of enemies, guns and effects, Monster Shooter is one of the best-looking games of its genre which also runs smoothly on older devices.
Never underestimate a guy whose cat has been stolen by aliens. As DumDum, you can blast your enemies with shotguns, plasma rifles and rocket launchers and spice things up with a handful of grenades… If they’re still moving after that lot, use the nuke! The blood looks and sounds disturbingly fun.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] MiniClip’s Fragger For Android Enlists You To Throw Grenades At Helpless Terrorists, May Remind You Of Your BASIC Days
The world of Fragger is at risk, and he needs your help to explode all enemies! Unleash your shooting abilities to kill all the enemies and unlock 3 different perks. Featuring 370 challenging levels, and 12 different worlds, Fragger guarantees you many long hours of exploding fun.
The Sims™ FreePlay
Android Police coverage: [New Game] The Sims Free Play For Android Lets You Live Vicariously Through Your Creations On The Go
From the creators of The Sims™ 3 series of best-selling mobile games, comes a COMPLETE Sims experience that you can play for FREE on Android. LET THE FREEPLAY BEGIN! CREATE UP TO 16 CUSTOMIZED SIMS FROM HEAD TO TOE, AND…
• Design dream homes or get fully-furnished houses for your Sims
• Care for pets, grow gardens, even bake a cake
• Give your Sims careers and earn Simoleons to improve their situations
• Complete goals for Lifestyle Points, then spend them on hip items
• Live with your Sims in real-time (when it’s day or night for you, it’s the same for your Sims)
Note: If you live outside the U.S., you will want to check out this version.
Train Crisis HD Lite
A puzzle and addictive strategy game where you have to prove your reflexes. Train: “a series of railway carriages or wagons moved as a unit by a locomotive or by integral motors”. Crisis: “a time of intense difficulty or danger”. With these two definitions we launch Train Crisis, a puzzle and addictive strategy game with HD graphics where you have to prove your quick mind and reflexes in full 3D environment. Would you like to travel through the history of the railroad? This amazing game lets you play in two different railroad eras, where your goal is to overcome all the obstacles that appear on each level and guide each colored train toward its corresponding destination
One Epic Game
Android Police coverage: [New Game] One Epic Game For Android Has Zombies, Guns, And Jetpacks, Lives Up To Its Name
Choose your weapon. Race through all the levels. Kill everything and anything. Become one tough action hero, choose your favorite weapon and get ready for a thrill ride bursting with action. The world needs saving… again. But this time, it needs protection from an alien invasion right in the middle of a zombie outbreak, in a fantasy land somewhere in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, with World War II also involved somehow.
Can you build the highest Pixel Tower? Pixel Towers is an addictive little arcade game in which you stack building storeys (incl. people in them) as high as possible. Pixel Towers merges classic one-button gameplay with lovely pixelart accompanied by retro chiptune music. The game is powered by Scoreloop to keep track of your highest towers.
Welcome to Clint City! Chaos has been rampant for way too long as each clan wants to seize control of the city. It’s time to put an end to all this craziness. Do you have what it takes to become the new Master of the city? Discover hundreds of awesomely designed characters who gain experience after each fight, improve their stats, unlock powerful abilities and change their physical appearance as they level up. Join tournaments, win prizes, trade characters and complete missions.
The binary puzzle is a new and challenging logic puzzle that you can solve by reasoning. Only zeros and ones occur in the puzzle, but this turns out to be more complicated than it seems to be. This app offers binary puzzles of various sizes and levels. A last warning: The binary puzzle is quite addictive.
Rules: Each cell should contain a zero or a one. No more than two similar numbers below or next to each other are allowed. Each row and each column is unique and contains as many zeros as ones.
INFECTED by Glu
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Glu Mobile’s INFECTED Hits The Android Market – Team Up With NYC Cops, Snipers, And Muggers To Defend Against The Zombie Onslaught
A strange virus has appeared in New York City, turning seemingly normal people into insane, violent Zombies! Cleanse the streets of mad, flesh-hungry INFECTED. Lay out defensive units and prepare for the Zombie onslaught in this twisted strategy-defense game with campaign or multiplayer modes. Set defensive lines from a selection of fighting and vehicle units including NYC Cops, Muggers, Oil Tankers and more. Be quick… these Zombies wait for nobody…
World Cup Table Tennis™
Free game with Tournament, Career, H2H, and Arcade modes. Choice of 10 paddles and 20 countries. Play this game and feel like a pro, concentrating to catch the corners with each shot. Be precise. Smash the ball. Or spin it.
World Cup Table Tennis™
As a chess lover, I welcome our new ChesterMind overlords.
Be a genius and rack your brains and tune your chess skills. ChesterMind for Android is a chess puzzle and is a cross between the classic boardgame ‘MasterMind’ and chess. Five chess pieces are randomly placed and hidden on a chessboard. Click on a square to find out how many pieces attack the square. ChesterMind can act as a tutorial lesson and will help you understand the ‘harmony’ of chess pieces whilst you enjoy
The professor has proposed his genial theory on the World Scientific Conference. But he was ridiculed and humbled by other scientists. Nevertheless the professor decided to prove his incredible theory to all the world and went to his secret laboratory. How far will he go in his madness? What creatures will he invent? Start playing and find this out. The game is the mixture of Tetris, Bubble Blast, Jewels and Bejeweled. This brain puzzle will make your mind work, but at the same time will give you great pleasure and fun.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Dojo Madness Pits You Against Dozens Of Animal Martial Arts Masters, Totally Isn’t Kung Fu Panda
Dojo Madness plunges you fist first into a flurry of kung fu action! You must defend your Dojo by using lightening speed reflexes against the mighty Samurai Wolves of the west, the traitorous Turtles from the deep oceans in the south and the crushing Gorilla Gangs from the dark woodlands of the east. As these vicious foes surround you, you must use all your kung fu skills to defeat them. Your killer combos enhance you by harnessing supreme ninja warrior attacks that upgrade the longer your combos continue on. Your magic spiritual essences allows you to defeat your enemies with long range attacks. When trouble strikes, crouch into your Raccoon defence mode to rethink your strategy.
• Survive the onslaught of skilful ninja foe by testing your lighting kung fu reflexes
• Combos advance your kung fu by enabling supreme ninja warrior attacks
• Use melee, projectile and defensive strategies to save your furry butt!
• Stylised cartoon graphics in full 3D
• Online leader boards and achievements
• Embrace the Raccoon Ninja within you!
Conflict Orion Lite
Conflict Orion is an action-packed space shooter where you take to the stars and defend against invading enemy forces. Suit up and dive into Arcade mode, or test your skills in the intense Survival mode.
– 3D Space Combat
– Fast and Intuitive Game Play
– Truly Amazing Visuals
– Arcade Mode
– Survival Mode
– Fully Customizable StarFighters
– WiFi Multiplayer Coming Soon!
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Fireballs HD For Android Is Part Tron, Part Snakes, All Flaming Fun For The Family Of Four
Simple & fun multiplayer game for your tablet. Players control the fireball with the buttons onscreen. The goal is to not hit the borders or other players and be the last one to survive.
Kiko: The Last Totem
Can you help Kiko in his quest to get the precious totem back? Simply swipe each character with one finger to make them move to their respective targets. Use obstacles at your advantage. Solve 80 levels through 3 beautiful worlds, create your own levels using the level editor and share them with your friends.
• Solve over 80 exciting and fun levels, divided in three levels of difficulty
• Create your own levels with the easy-to-use Level Editor and send them to your friends
• Unlock special upgrades and new levels
• Hours of swiping puzzle fun
• Georgous & Crisp graphics
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Meowch! – Help Stray Cats Evade Animal Control, Crazy Cat Ladies
Take control of three runaway cats and guide them to freedom. Can you maneuver down the roof of a brownstone while evading the clutches of the cat lady? Or from the the heights of a skyscraper without a gust of wind blowing you off course? And don’t forget, Animal Control will be waiting on the ground to snatch you up unless you find a place to hide… Meowch.
Draw Something Free
The beauty of this game is it’s play-and-forget – the same principle Words With Friends uses. Thus, you can quickly play your turn and go about your day without dedicating tons of time or annoying your friends when you get distracted.
Android Police coverage: [New Game] Draw Something Is Like Words With Friends For People Who Have Better Drawing Skills Than Vocabulary
Play the Free version of Draw Something, the most popular social drawing and guessing game on Android! Experience for yourself the laugh-out-loud game your friends are raving about
Play with Friends on Android and iPhone/iPad!
Challenge friends on Facebook or Twitter, or be automatically partnered with new gaming buddies.
Perfect for gamers-on-the-go! Take turns drawing and guessing at your own pace.
Rally back and forth with friends for the most “Turns.”
Turn simple doodles into rich masterpieces with color packs.
Stumped by a difficult word? Exchange it for a new one by exploding it with a bomb.
Remove the curse in this adventure by finding hidden objects in Cursed Valley. The fabled “Magician’s Handbook” has fallen into your hands. You are beckoned to a dark and desolate place whose true name has long been forgotten. Search beautiful, hand-painted backgrounds for cleverly- hidden enchanted objects. Use special incantations to slowly reveal the pages of the sacred book. Lift the curse from the haunted valley to discover its true name in this brain-bending, hidden object adventure with unlimited replay ability.
A unique strategy action game for your tablet. Ice kingdom is at war. Choose your army and carefully battle over nine different maps. A good plan
Romance of Rome by HeroCraft
Romance Of Rome gives you a chance to visit the legendary Roman Empire. Love and treachery, adventure and jeopardy await you in this amazing game. Travel to every corner of the ancient city of Rome, the Colosseum, Bath house, Forum and many more. Your task is to explore each location, find hidden items, solve quests, seek out the imperial relics and honour the Romans’ requests. Helping Romans with their tasks helps you improve your status in Rome and boost your popularity. If you want to reach a higher social status, you need to look the part. How? Buy new clothes and accessories at the market with the coins you find. Every scene hides five coins, so pay attention to earn more. Collect hidden items, earn money, get original trophies and complete challenging quests to earn love and worship of Roman citizens.
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