APPTEASERS: 15 Android apps and games you should know about (April 25)
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APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them.
We understand that we won’t get every single app that crosses our path but we hope to filter things a bit and pass them along to you, dear reader. What you’ll find below is a quick plug for apps and games, occasionally using the developer’s own words to describe the title.
Note that this column is not intended to be a list of “must have” apps but more of a random assortment of titles you might not already know about. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Google+ as we showcase different apps over there as well!
Shiny the Firefly
Play as the cute firefly, Shiny, as you run, fly, hide, and defend yourself over 33 levels spread across three worlds. Gorgeous graphics, intuitive gameplay, and fun animations make it really fun to take on wasps, centipedes, and other dangerous garden bad buys. [FREE] [$1.99]
Turn-based multiplayer word game that sees players battling out for control of the board. Play across phones, tablets, and Chrome and take on your friends in a game of wits. Grab some powerups and gain the upper hand and start earning coins to unlock new boards. How deep is your lexicon? [FREE]
Get your sheep to the other side of the lawn but, be careful, there are random dangers and opposing sheep trying to stop you. Play in single player, multiplayer, or online and pick up up some special awards. Looks simple, doesn’t it? [FREE]
Clowns in the Face
Join Pete Pagassi as he tried to get rid of the clowns who are high on Explodz energy drink over 50 levels of arcade-style gaming. Gameplay is easy and intuitive – tap, aim, and serve! Balls bounce off the walls and other objects and lead to a series of chain reactions. Play for free and get rid of ads for a one time $.99 in-app purchase [FREE]
Swoon helps users find folks nearby who may be interested in getting to know others. Features in-app messaging, profile pages, and a photo stack to check people out. You can browse anonymously and like profiles that are of interest, skipping everyone else. [FREE]
A random number generator, this one is deep with options. Playing a game of D&D? Holding a giveaway? Need to decorate with a pattern? Whatever, there’s dozens of randomly generated goodies, including lists, dice, passwords, palettes, and more. [FREE]
First Wood War
A 3D, real-time strategy game with more than two dozen missions, this one is a castle defense at its core. Evil forest king Metabol has called up a civil war in Woodland and your goal is to defeat his army, take his castles, and restore peace in the kingdom.Upon completing level, you are rewarded with in-game currency (nuts), which can help acquire resources and build up new warriors. [FREE]
Zontie, Where Are You?
Zontie, the cute alien pet is lost and scared and now she’s running around all over the place, getting hurt. You’ll need to do your part to keep her safe as she traverses 27 levels across 3 worlds: Volcanic Shore, Desert Sea, and Lost City. Game mechanics are simple – one button to roll, another to jump. Easier said than done. [FREE]
Tripomatic City Guides & Maps
Create personalised travel guides for 40,000+ attractions in 300+ destinations around the world and enhance your travel experience. Add your own spots, discover new places and activities, browse photos, admission fees, and hours of operation. Find something to do in your area and let Tripomatic guide you. Sync with Tripomatic website. [FREE]
Arcade style game where you’ll play as one of four Evofish species and try to climb the evolutionary ladder. Beware of enemies and predators, eat the smaller species, and become the biggest and baddest around. Two game modes (Classic and Time Attack), daily challenges, and bonus items make for high replay value. [FREE]