Top 10 Android Apps of the Week – Oct 8th, 2011
Bugged is a cool little bug squishing game from Pixel Ninja Games. What makes this game a bit different from the rest is the fact you can squish bugs with your fingers, flick them towards other bugs or blow them up. There are 36 levels with 4 different modes of play as well as plenty of achievements to unlock. Graphics look great on this one, and they have a lite and paid version available to download. Bugged is a great new game, and one that I recommend you check out.
2. Musaic Box
Musaic Box is a new game from Herocraft that’s a cross between a musical puzzle and detective game. You’ll solve various quests to gather clues just like in every other hidden object games. What makes this game different is the fact you’ll have to take snippets of musical scores and recreate modern or classical music out of the smaller pieces. Correctly composed melodies will lead you to clues that solve the mystery and unlock a new game mode. The gameplay is definitely unique in this one, and there are trial and paid versions available to check out in the market.
Microsoft put out its official Hotmail app this week that lets you access their popular email client. You’ll get all the normal stuff like push email and calander/contact synching as well as the ability to view your folders and send pics. Not much else to say, if you use Hotmail this is an app you’ll want to get, and you can pick it up in the Android market for free.
Like games with Magic, Orcs and plenty of action? If so, you’ll probably enjoy Magic Defenders from developers Clueless Ideas. Magic Defenders gives you 3 different scenarios to play through, and lets you pick different heroes for different scenarios. Hero’s can be leveled up and switched out for different scenarios, and as it is a tower defense style game the enemies are going to get a lot tougher as you progress. Free version and Paid versions are available to check out in the market.
Mobo Task Killer is a new Task Killer with a nice variety of features. It has an ignore list, shows security levels, and has a cool little memory meter as well. It can also be set to auto start which will allow you kill those memory sucking apps from the jump, and have your phone running smooth right off the bat. It’s easy to use, but if you need a little help they also have some good tutorials. Great app and best of all its free!
6. Mini Land
Mini Land is a cool new physics games from Perun Labs. It’s still in beta, but from what I’ve played I can tell you it’s a lot of fun. You goal is to get the little smiling ball to his “home” at the end of the level, and you’ll move the little guy buy tilting your device. You can also jump and there are plenty of switches to flip and objects to interact with along the way. Looking forward to seeing where this one goes when it gets out of Beta. That being said, I had no issues playing it on the good ol’ Captivate and it’s a game well worth checking out now.
7. Space Leap
Space Leap is a great new puzzler from we.R.play that has you orbit jumping all around the universe. You’ll need to string together orbit jumps and try to reach the sun on each level. It’s not going to be easy though as you’ll have to be on point and watch out for black holes, asteroid belts, and even a few exploding suns. Space Leap is simple to play and has 3 zones with 63 levels in all. It’s a fun game and you can pick it up for free in the Android market.
Water Reflection Effect is a new photo app from developers Swiss Codemonkeys. This Android app lets you add water effects to your photos so they’ll look like they were taken in front of a water surface complete with reflections and water ripples. The photos can be loaded from Facebook or your camera, and you can upload your new masterpieces through the usual methods like email, twitter, etc. Cool little app and you can check it out for free in the market.
Doodle Physics is a great new physics based game from developer Antonio Carlón. You’ll have a ball and a star on every level and your goal is to hit the star with the ball. You can draw any shape you can imagine on the screen to try and help you get to the star. Each level provides its own challenges, and there are around 150 levels in the paid version so you’ll be playing this one for awhile. Lite & Paid versions of Doodle Physics are available to download in the market.
10. Puffle Launch
Disney dropped a game onto the market this week, and while I expected something super kiddy, it turned out to be a blast… literally. Puffle Launch lets you launch your pet puffle across 24 levels and has 3 different modes of play. You’ll collect Puffle O’s while dodging obstacles and enemies on your way to collecting a fiery prize at the end of each level. Fun game for kids or adults, and you can get it for .99 cents in the market.
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