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.
Dance Legend lets you dance with your fingers
Do your fingers want to learn to Dougie, do the wave, bounce their booty, and more? This week TuneWiki released Dance Legend for free to the Google Play Store. They claim it’s “The only true Dance game” and offers songs from some of the worlds best artists including Lady Gaga, LMFAO and Nelly. While the app is free and includes several songs, additional song packages are $0.99.
The King of Fighters available in Japan
Last week we mentioned that The King of Fighters briefly appeared in the Google Play Store and then disappeared. Now we learn that it has returned, but it’s only available for devices in Japan at the moment. This game has become one of the most wanted releases, so hopefully the developer adds additional device support soon.
Old-school platform action goes west with Gunman Clive
I haven’t played Gunman Clive yet, but it made the cut this week thanks to its quirky trailer that makes fun of itself. This developer also released a game that lets you pull down people’s pants with your finger, so we know he has an odd sense of humor. Gunman Clive sells for $1.99, so you might want to wait for a couple more reviews to appear before purchasing the game.
Update: I purchased Gunman Clive and played it on my Transformer Prime. This game is well worth the $1.99 if you enjoy classic platform action.
See through animals in Deer Hunter Reloaded
Glu Mobile’s Deer Hunter series of games are some of my favorite on Android, so I was glad to read this week that the next release is already in the works. Deer Hunter Reloaded will feature an X-Ray mode where players can target specific organs such as the brain, heart, or lungs inside the animals to get the ultimate bragging shot. The game will be free to play and should be available in the Google Play Store soon. Check out this report from PocketGamer for more details.
Relive arcade games of the 90’s with Shogun: Bullet Hell Shootout
Are you a fan of old-school manic shooters? This week Shogun: Bullet Hell saw an update that fixed some bugs and added new devices. This game comes recommended from kwills88, who says he loves the retro shooter feel. He warns the game is extremely difficult, so try out the demo version below before purchasing the full paid version.
Dark Meadow: The Pact coming this month for free
The Dark Meadow is game we have been looking forward to since last year that is finally almost here. Last week the developer announced the Android version would be available in April, and it’s going to be free. It was also revealed there will an enhanced version for Tegra 3 devices that features even more enhanced visuals and physics. For more details, check out this hands-on video we posted last month.
Become a detective in Mysteryville
We don’t see many mystery games on Android, so we wanted to share this free title that just debuted this week. Sinister things are happening in Mysteryville. All cats have disappeared from this little town and it’s your job to solve the case. Be warned that the free version requires Facebook or Twitter to advance in the game, but there is also a paid version if you enjoy the game.
Obtain enlightenment with MicroHeroes 8 Ball
Microheroes 8 Ball is a take on the classic magic 8 ball toy that features advice from Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Confucius, Shakespeare or Gandhi. The app is free and we like big headed cartoons, so check it out.
Phantasy Star Online 2 coming to Android this winter
If you are a fan of Japanese RPGs, keep an eye on SEGA’s Phantasy Star Online 2. The sequel to the hit game is coming to PC this summer, but it will also be available on Android and iOS later this winter. That’s still a long way away, so download Zenonia 4 for free to kill some time.
Games I’m currently playing
GangStar Rio: City of Saints: It’s clearly a rip off of Grand Theft Auto and the vehicle controls are pretty bad, but I’ve been playing a lot of Gameloft’s GangStar Rio this week. I’m not sure if the game is worth the $6.99 asking price yet, so you might want to wait for Gameloft’s next big $0.99 sale.
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.