APPTEASERS: 15 Android apps and games worth checking out (Feb 28)

We get a lot of requests from developer seeking a review or some form of publicity for their game or app. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate even a fraction of the emails, tweets, or messages that come across our desk. The result is that readers and followers miss out on discovering new and wonderful titles.  To help alleviate the problem we have created an ongoing series of posts called APPTEASERS.

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. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Google+ as we showcase a different app each day.


Real Racing

Hyper-realistic. Pure fun. And FREE. Real Racing 3 sets a new standard for mobile racing games – it really must be experienced to be believed. Trailblazing new features include officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM) technology. FREE (Amazon)


Style Jukebox

Style Jukebox is an easy to use, free app that lets you take your entire music collection and listen it from the Cloud on your Android phone or any other supported devices. To create an account on Jukebox Cloud, install Style Jukebox on your computer and import your music collection for free. Never worry about managing your music content between your computer and Android device again.  You can stream or download your music playlists from the Cloud or play the songs you already have on your device. FREE


Towelfight 2

Settle a dispute between gods by shooting animals out of your face! An action-adventure game of epic proportions, Towelfight 2 will beard-slap you with copious bloodplosions, procedurally-generated levels, insane boss fights, 14 powerups, and 40 unique weapons enhanced by 80 augmentations. Dispatch myriad foes with a cornucopia of laser-blasting bees, speed-boosting unicorns, spiraling praying mantises, whales in heat, and ultra-defensive turtles, among others. ($.99)


WeVideo (Beta)

WeVideo offers the only mobile app in today’s market that syncs with a unique online video “creation environment,” enabling customers to capture video on any video camera or smartphone, edit their footage on any online computer, and collaborate with anyone, anywhere in the world. Videos created with the WeVideo Android app can be edited, trimmed, stylized and published from the phone, or saved to be edited at a later time, with the sophisticated, yet simple, online WeVideo editor. FREE


Big Hangman of Fortune

The most beautiful, addictive, wildly entertaining word game you’ll play today, tomorrow and beyond is here! A mysterious former game show host has come out of retirement to figure out the one question he’s never been able to answer…who is the best hangman player in the world?!? To settle this conundrum he has created the off-the-wall game show Big Hangman of Fortune, inviting anyone willing to accept the challenge. FREE


Gainos Fresh Wallpapers

Never get bored by staring at the same wallpaper over and over again! Get fresh, new photos from the best of Flickr as your wallpaper. You never know what the next image is going to be, but it will be amazing. Set your own time interval to decide how frequently the wallpaper updates. Images are selected at random from the ‘Explore’ stream at Flickr. Remembers last 10 wallpapers so you can go back and choose one you previously liked. Choose to change the wallpaper as frequently as 10 minute to as slow as once every week. Enable Daydream mode on JellyBean+ devices to start screensaver when device is docked. FREE


ManaPlus (Beta)

Free OpenSource 2D MMORPG client for Evol Online and The Mana World. 100% Free, with permissions only for internet and sd card. Evol Online is a 2D fantasy-style game which aims to create a friendly environment for interacting with others where people can escape reality and enjoy themselves. The Mana World (TMW) is a serious effort to create an innovative free and open source MMORPG. FREE


Ivory Tower Defenders

TAs, Professors, and Deans, oh my! All the epic drama of college in one strategy game! The Ivory Tower is being overrun by hordes of students. It’s up to you to defend the University by placing Ivory Tower Defenders in key locations on campus – the Lecture Hall, the Library, the Seminar Room, and at the Graduation Ceremony. Each beautifully rendered location requires a different strategy as your Defenders launch blue books, dissertations, and academic suspensions at wave after wave of incorrigible students. FREE


Purity Lite

Purity is a tile-based puzzle game where you must find a path through each level which allows you to absorb all of the energy tiles and reach the exit.  Teleports, shields, connectors, and static tiles help you on your journey through levels of increasing difficulty.   The atmospheric music and sound effects and retro-meets-psychedelic visuals combine to create a clean aesthetic, further enhancing the deceptively simple but challenging gameplay. FREE (Amazon)


Flexpansion Keyboard FREE

Flexpansion’s advanced word prediction dramatically increases your typing speed in ALL apps. Type using abbreviations, like a txt msg, and Flexpansion automatically expands them into full, correctly-spelled text. Flexpansion provides everything you’d expect from a predictive text system, including fully-adaptive word completion, next word prediction, editable user dictionary and autocorrect. But in addition, our unique “Abbreviation expansion” mode also understands all common abbreviation styles. FREE


Airline Flight Status Pro

FlightHero is a flight-tracking app that provides a real time flight status information and helps you to know flight status, lets you to track a flight. Aware of the fact that is also shows a real time flight-board with arrivals and departures, airport traffic delays and a current airport weather in addition to a 10 day detailed weather forecast and synchronizes with your TripIt account(via In-App TripIt Sync AddOn). ($1.99)


Protoxide: Death Race

Abandoned cities under the rowdy gang’s control, the absence of legal law, violence as a basic survival principle and races without rules as the main method to solve the problems. «Protoxide: Death Race» will tell you everything about ultra-speed driving, battle super-cars that look like machines from Hollywood fantastic blockbusters and wild industrial tracks. Various modes of «Protoxide: Death Race» give you a chance to try yourself in a high-speed competition, or begin a battle on tracks and concentrate on destroying your enemies or investigate the dying world in details, completing a single campaign mode. And a multiplayer mode will connect all the fans of auto-wars all over the world in one violent massacre. ($.99)



We grabbed a bunch of expendable action hero’s from the 80s and we made them team up as the Gunslugs to fight the war against the always evil Black Duck Army. Can you save the planet? Maybe even the universe? Details include random level generation, unlockable characters, thumping sound track , secret levels, objectives/achievements, and more! ($1.49)


The Electric Company Party Game: Lost on Prankster Planet (Kindle Tablet Edition)

HEY YOU GUYYYYYS! Marcus and Jessica are stuck on Prankster Planet and they need your help! Complete physical challenges, silly brainstorms, and math questions in this exciting multiplayer game. From wacky challenges to counting races, this game will have your team laughing and learning as you add, draw, discuss, think, act, problem solve, and dance your way back to Earth. The app is based on the PBS KIDS series The Electric Company. FREE (Amazon)


Arcane Legends

Experience Adventure Unleashed and team up with friends from all over the world in this new online co-operative RPG from Spacetime Studios, creators of the smash-hit Pocket Legends. Your adventures will take you and a stable of mystical pets through darkly-lit taverns, majestic forests, and dank mines as you root out the evil taking hold of Arlor. FREE