Ballistic SE – Dual-stick shooting comes to Android with a light show

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Ballistic SE brings a smooth, welcome addition to the much-hyped, but ultimately lacking, catalog of twin-stick shooters on Android.  With the proper setup, Ballistic SE will have you frantically whizzing around your phone’s screen dodging a fireworks display’s worth of missiles and ...

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The Last Contact – Manning the gun with a hint of exercise

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The Last Contact is a gunning/turret-style game with gorgeous graphics that will have you spinning, literally.  A combination of great mechanics along with the peculiarity of physical movement makes this game stand out in the Android crowd, especially for those who remember Fury3. The Last ...

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Taskbar W8 – A Start button for Android

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Taskbar Windows 8 style (W8) adds a very familiar, but almost incompatible, feeling to Android.  Even though Microsoft did not think it was worth keeping, the Start button has been added to Android along with some new, Android-specific features.  Did Microsoft count the Start button out too ...

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Duolingo – Comprehensive language-learning in your pocket

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Duolingo finally brought their web-favorite language-learning software to Android, and it is easily the best way to start learning a new language on the go.  Duolingo brings all its web features to our smartphones including broken hearts, trophies, and a sleek interface. It is no secret that ...

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Auralux – The trench warfare of RTS games

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Auralux offers a slight deviation from the standard RTS fare.  The background music is out of this world, and it differs depending on the way you play the game.  Aside from the dazzling light show, Auralux can set up monumental battles that can last for hours. You can compare Auralux most ...

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Reddit Illustrated – A quicker way to enjoy /r/aww and /r/WTF

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Reddit Illustrated brings a different look to Reddit.  Instead of a simple article list of stories and images, Reddit Illustrated brings a card-style UI to show a quick heading or an picture straight to the front of your screen.  Though it lacks a few key features (Post-edit:  A few of these ...

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Pixel Kingdom – 8 bits of tower defense/RTS fun

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Pixel Kingdom has the ability to ensnare you in three ways: if you love pixels, if you love knights or wizards, or if you love great gameplay in a mobile format. I love all three of these things so Pixel Kingdom made it high on my list of need-to-play mobile games. Pixel Kingdom is very... Read More

A2Z – Multiple modes of A-to-Z finger frolicking

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A2Z is an awesome and quick game that makes you tap from A to Z as fast as you can.  There are plenty of similar games that can make your fingers fly, but A2Z delivers multiple modes and difficulties to have you playing for dozens of minutes at a time.  It also has Google Play... Read More

Ice Rage – A bear walks into a hockey rink…

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Ice Rage brings hockey to your Android device in the form of bears, brawls, and general mayhem.  It does not necessarily deliver these all the time, but the makers of WWII: Strategy and Tactics have created a fun, fast-paced, arcade-style hockey game so that you can deliver all the bumps and ...

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Find My Friends! – A family and friends locator that will inform (and scare) you

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Find My Friends! (FMF) is a location-sharing app similar to Glympse, but it also adds police reports, check ins, and mugshots to give you an eerie look into what you may or may not know is going on around you. FMF prides itself on adding friends and family members to keep an eye on each... Read More

Glympse – Remarkably useful without spying or being creepy

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Glympse is a location sharing app, similar to Latitude, that allows you to share your location and estimated time to arrival with anyone.  Everyone likes to be updated on when their guests will arrive or if someone is going to be late.  With Glympse, you can easily get all this information ...

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PUK – Pool with pucks and no side pockets

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I do not have a great description for this game, and the title was alliteration for alliteration’s sake, but I can tell you that PUK is an addicting pick-up-and-play game.  And those are the best kinds of mobile games. PUK bills itself as an action puzzler, but I do not think that is ...

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Ring Defense – A vectorized tower defense game with a George Bush cameo

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Ring Defense follows the basic formula of tower-defense games.  You build towers, traps, and guns to defeat wave after wave of enemies trying to capture your castle or base or, in this case, your energy.  What Ring Defense does not adhere to is the general gaming rule that you can throw in a ...

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Strategy and Tactics: World War 2 – A WW2 Risk-like Strategy Game

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Herocraft created a nice foundation for further installments in the Risk-like strategy genre...

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