Top 10 Android Apps of the Week – July 1, 2011
I got to play this one a while back on a Tegra, and it was a whole lot of fun. Now everyone can play Samurai II: Vengeance on almost any Android Device. It’s a great looking sword slasher, that will have your Samurai taking out his vengeance on scores of the enemy. You can slice em’, dice em’ , and even cut them in half! Great looking game, and it’s simple to play as well. It should run on most devices now, although there are still a few that are excluded. You can pick up Samurai II: Vengeance in the Android market for $2.87.
The DroidFuel Android App is a great way to save some juice and increase your phones processing power. Personally, I have some fierce batter issues with my captivate, and some games will drain it dry in a little over an hour due to my setup. I haven’t been able to pinpoint how much juice this app saved me, but it does work as I can tell a difference in my battery life so far. You can check out DroidFuel for free in the Android market.
Battle for Rebirth is a new 3D fighting game from developer Jiin Feng 3D. You play a kung-fu fighter named Gin who wants to leave the gang life behind, but the gang just won’t let him go quietly. You’ll have to take our your opponents through carefully thought out strikes and blocks, and there are lot’s of combos you can string together. If you’d like to try a new fighting game, you can check out Battle for Rebirth Lite for free.
4. Take me Home
Take me Home is a cute little coin collecting adventure from bgame. It’s really a puzzling physics based game where you’ll need to help “Bubu” return home while trekking through the forest. Haven’t gotten around to playing it yet, but it’s seems like a solid game. Take me Home is free to play, and you can get it in the market.
By now most of you know how popular Plants vs Zombies is, and now you can enjoy them as a live wallpaper on your Android device! It has some images that are different from the ones shown in the game, and there are a few different options you can tweak as well like the frame, and transition effects.
6. Elf City
Elf City is a new “Town Building” game from devs Happy Games. Similar to other building games, in Elf City you’ll want to build, build, and then build some more. There are over 80 different types of buildings to choose from along with the usual upgrades. You can also “Praise” other people’s cities for bonuses and get coins for selling goods. Elf City is free to download in the Android market.
7. Google +
Although it’s still in development, Google + is already getting a lot of attention. It’s their version of social media/sharing, and is available through invitation only. Still haven’t gotten mine, but it looks like there are a lot starting to go out now. Seems to have some neat features included like circles and huddles to share things amongst your immediate friends in your group. Definitely something to keep an eye on in the near future…
Yoo Ninja Plus is a fast-paced jumping game, that’s an upgraded version of Yoo Ninja. It has a story mode with over 30 different levels and an Endless mode for those of us who like to push ourselves to the limit. It’s simple to play, and free to download in the market.
Like to download YouTube videos? Me too, and TubeMate just made that task a little bit easier. It has several cool features like multi-download, convert to MP3, playlists, social sharing and much more. The thing I like about it the most is the fact that it actually works. A lot of the YouTube downloaders are glitchy or only work half the time, this one has worked flawlessly so far. You can get TubeMate for free in the Android market.
10. Bathroom Diving
If you’ve ever wanted to plunge headfirst into a bathtub (and be safe about it) they now have an Android app for that. Bathroom Diving sends you plunging through a bathroom window and straight into the tub. you can twist your body into doing somersaults, and the better your entry the more points you will receive. They have 6 fun achievments to unlock, and an online global leaderboard that let’s you compare your score to others. It’s some quirky fun for sure, and it’s also free to download.
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