Welcome back to our regular column Android Gaming Weekly, where we recap all the new releases and highlights every Wednesday. We post small bits throughout the week related to Android games, but readers have requested a condensed summary that makes it easier to keep up with all the latest news. Read on for this week’s best in Android gaming.
New Games This Week
Cordy Sky jumps to Android
If you have never played a game from SilverTree Media, then you are missing out. This week they released Cordy Sky, the sequel to the 1-million-installs-plus Cordy. On this new journey to Planet 2, Cordy crash lands on a mysterious sky planet, where he meets a stranded robot named Volt. Together they take to the sky to refuel their rocket ship and head toward undiscovered planets.
Reload your rifles for Deer Hunter Reloaded
I love Glu Mobile’s Deer Hunter series, and this week they released the latest episode in the saga. Deer Hunter Reloaded is a freemium game, but I haven’t spent enough time playing it to see if that kills the experience for me. New features include an X-ray mode to target specific organs, the ability to move between strategic vantage points, and customizable player avatars with a variety of jackets, vests, boots, and hunting glasses.
Start a devastating chain reaction with Demolition Inc.
Demolition Inc. is a new game for TegraZone that is designed to show off the physics capabilities of Tegra devices. Nothing is predetermined, and nothing is pre-animated. Your actions alone decide what happens and what you see. I purchased the game, but it kept force closing on me and I didn’t play it much. A recent update fixed those problems, so I need to return and check it out. The early average review score is only 3.7, so you might want to hold on to your $3.99 until more reviews come in.
Become a valiant knight in Shake Spears
Shake Spears is a popular iOS title that was just ported to Android. You play the role of a knight in a jousting competition. Features include upgradable skills, armor, and weapons, battles in 20 cities, and challenging bosses.
Conquer 3 Kingdoms
I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but Conquer 3 Kingdoms looks like an awesome action RPG. The title uses the advanced game engine of Golden Feather Awards King Pirate and promises a touching story on an enormous scale. The game is free and features an average review score of 4.4, so check it out if you need a new action RPG to waste your time on.
Are you ready to return to Mysteryville?
This week Nevosoft released the sequel to their hit game Mysteryville. The game follows journalist Laura Winner as she joins the hunt for her missing friend Bill. You will have to search for and find all the clues to help you solve the case. The game is free to play, but you will be prompted to upgrade to the paid version in order to finish the mystery.
Death Rally races onto Android
Remedy, renowned developer of Max Payne and Alan Wake, makes their Android debut this week with Death Rally. The game is an action packed combat racer with cars, guns, and explosive fun. The promo video reminded me of the old-school Rock-n-roll Racing, so I went ahead and downloaded it. The developer says it will remain free to play for as long as you like.
Become a high velocity donut in a beautiful world of hills
Hit tip to Tim from Droid-Life for suggesting this game. Hot Donut is a simple platformer game that reminds me of Dragon Fly. The free version includes 10 levels to try out and the paid version will unlock 75 levels for $0.99. Try the demo and buy the full version to support the developer if you enjoy it.
Snapdragon GameCommand comes to new devices
Snapdragon GameCommand is Qualcomm’s response to NVIDIA’s TegraZone. The app showcases all the games that are optimized for Snapdragon processors and includes a feed of gaming news. Previously, it was limited to only Snapdragon devices, but a new update lets you install it on non-Snapdragon devices to preview what you are missing. Some new devices that are supported include the Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X, Nexus S, and more. Head over to the Google Play Store to see if your device can get it.
Games Coming Soon
If you enjoy the 8-bit style game of Kairosoft, then you might want to keep an eye on Space Command from War Balloon. They just released a trailer for the space action sim, and it looks awesome. No release date has been announced, but we will be on the look out for one.
Plight of the Zombies
DroidGamers reports that SparkPlug Games is bringing their new title Plight of the Zombies to Android by mid-2012. In this game you take the role of the zombies as you try to help them stay alive by killing the humans. The game will feature 30 brainy puzzles and be free to play when it arrives.
Monster of Puppets
Developer NuOxygen should be releasing their next game Monster of Puppets by the end of this month. This 3D action-arcade game will feature well known game mechanics that are easy to pick up and play, a wide expandable set of weapons and abilities, and frequent updates will add new contents and challenges.
North & South Bluecoats
PocketGamer reports that developer Anuman will be remaking the classic game North & South. The game takes place during the American Civil War and features a mix of turn-based strategy, real-time battles, and silly action mini-games. The game will debut for iOS on May 10th, and the Android version will follow later in the year.
Games I’m currently playing
Radiant Defense: We have already covered this game extensively, but I’m still wrapped up in Hexage’s Radiant Defense. I like that the game is so hard, which keeps me coming back. I don’t know if it will hold my attention, but I keep coming back to it.
What Android games are you playing?
Find any great new Android games this week? Share your favorites in the comments below so we can check them out.