April 24, 2014

Editor's Picks: 15 Android apps and games you should know (January 17)

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Sonic Racing Transformed

sonic_transformed Pick from one of ten familiar racers, each with their own strengths and weakness as you take to the sea, air, and land. Discover power-ups and shortcuts throughout the courses but make sure to avoid the obstacles and hazards. Play by yourself or challenge up to three other players (coming soon) in a game that features daily and weekly challenges.

The Sheepening

A mysterious UFO has crashed and scattered the sheep all over the place. Now you’ve got to help the shepherd get them back together and in order before the time runs out. Don’t care for the pressure of a clock? Switch over to adventure mode and take your time, searching for power-ups. Swiping and tilting mechanic make this one an easy game to master.

Myth Defense 2: Dark Forces

Myth Defense 2

Sequel to popular tower defense game features 22 types of towers, 3 traps, and 3 technological branches. You’re going to need all the help you can get in this game of more than 50 missions spread over 4 maps. You’ll find plenty of achievements and improvements to uncover along the way; two game modes and 40 levels of difficulty ensure high replay value.

2 on 1 Tile

What looks like a simple premise quickly turns into a half hour of time spent trying to reach new scores. Play in two modes (Survival, Attack) and try to make rows of the same color before time expires. Be careful, those guys are subject to change any moment! Bonus points for Google+ log-in, achievements, and leaderboard.

Strata

Brian Eno-like soothing music and ambient noises accompany an easy-to-learn-hard-to-put-down game that’s as gorgeous as it is simple. Your goal is to layer color ribbons on top of each other so that they match the colored squares. Grids get bigger and color patterns get harder over the span of 350+ levels. Google+ log-in opens up all sorts of wonderful achievements that send you back aiming for the perfect placements.

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