Dec 07 AT 10:50 AM Taylor Wimberly 76 Comments

Top 10 Android game releases this week: Top Gear SSR, Yesterday, Dragon Slayer


Welcome back to Android Gaming Weekly, our weekly recap to focus on new releases. We still plan to cover upcoming releases and games we’re playing, but this new column is dedicated to new games you can install and start playing right now. Check out our top picks and let us know if you have any suggestions for next week in the comments below.

Note: We missed a couple weekly updates, so this post includes the top releases from the last month.

1. Heroes of Order & Chaos

Description: Team up and fight with your friends in the first Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) for mobile devices! Gather your teammates, strengthen your Heroes and wipe out the enemy base in thrilling, addictive and fast-paced games.


2. Ingress

Description: Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition. Our future is at stake. And you must choose a side. A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.

Notes: Ingress is a closed-beta right now. Request an invite at


3. Zenonia 5

Description: The Definitive Action RPG Returns! Long ago, a great war was fought to restore peace and harmony to mankind. But as the years passed, greed and selfishness corrupted the hearts of man. The elite rich began to exploit the poor and great darkness came over the kingdom. Immerse yourself once again in the best action RPG for mobile. Defeat impossible bosses and unravel the mysteries in stunning HD!


4. Dragon Slayer

Description: Dragon Slayer is a visually spectacular, magic-based combat game. The Dragon Slayers are hunting once again and you have answered the call. Dragon Slayer is a visually spectacular, magic-based combat game that is brought to you by the studio that brought you Blood & Glory and Blood & Glory: Legend.


5. Top Gear SSR

Description: Join the Millions who are playing Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution and download now! With incredible visuals, loads of outrageous cars, iconic world locations, endless and mostly ridiculous customizations and truly unbelievable stunts, it’s everything you’d expect from the Top Gear team.


6. Yesterday

Description: The first thriller by the indie studio that created the million-selling Runaway saga! A psycho is killing beggars alive in New York. A Y-shaped scar forms in the hands of seemingly unrelated people. The press and the media just don’t care, so Henry White, a young NGO volunteer, will be the first to investigate the crimes with his friend Cooper. They are two of the three playable characters in Yesterday, the third being none other than the enigmatic John Yesterday, who is dragged into this twisted plot after his memory is completely wiped.


7. Jet Set Radio

Description: Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio! Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!


8. Sailboat Championship

Description: We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in a sea racing experience like never before! It does not matter if you are a novice or adept sailor – Sailboat Championship is the best sailing game you can find! Participate in thrilling regattas and fast paced races against computer-controlled opponents, upgrade and unlock new boats, complete amazing and action-filled courses and collect all in-game trophies and gold awards! Become the ultimate master of Sailboat Championship – the only true and addicting sailing simulation with unique gameplay for your device.


9. Speellwood

Description: Become a word wizard! Spellwood is a word game adventure that makes you better at word games. Wield words in battle, mix it up with magic, and feel your powers grow. Play friends and family with Facebook Connect and Game Center. Play up to 50 games simultaneously.


10. Raiden Legacy

Description: RAIDEN LEGACY, a four-title compilation of the mega-popular RAIDEN arcade series, includes RAIDEN, RAIDEN FIGHTERS, RAIDEN FIGHTERS 2 & RAIDEN FIGHTERS JET. Originally developed by Seibu Kaihatsu, each of these classic scrolling shooters has not only been authentically recreated for mobile, but also enhanced with brand-new features!


11. Survival Run with Bear Grylls

Description: Sometimes you have to RUN to Survive! Survival Run with Bear Grylls is the latest game from F84 Games. As famous adventurer Bear Grylls you will run for your life from the worlds most relentless grizzly bear. Traverse various environments to earn coins and golden grubs as you test your nerve. In Survival Run, there is a hazard lurking around every corner!


12. LightSpeeder

Description: LightSpeeder delivers an intense adrenaline rush and lets you race and battle high velocity vehicles through magnificent 8-bit environments as you pick up and use numerous power-ups to destroy opposition vehicles in spectacular ways.


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  • Steve Heinrich

    Can’t wait to get a Nexus 7 to really enjoy these games. For now it’s “Survival Run with Bear Grylls” on the old Galaxy Nexus.

    • zolikaaa666

      Everything is better with a Nexus 7 :DD

      • jonneves

        True Story! XD

  • mario_1603

    Raiden Legacy I like that game, reminds me when I was a child

  • concreteangel16

    Ingress looks promising.

    • stenzor

      It’s been really fun so far.. too bad I live in a small city with only two portals

      • Yash Jethmalani

        I live in Mumbai, India.. We have none so far.. but i’m gonna create a few after my exams..
        I’m enlightened.. what are you?!

        • Rahul Verma

          Still waiting for something in Bangalore.

    • iamXiV92a

      Ingress is simple at first, but then gets very addictive (if you’re like me) – Lots of fun, but requires some ‘travel’ (walking, jogging, biking, or driving) :)

    • holodog

      Ingress its k but bleh better check streetquest – run is a game, much better.
      it is in beta and looks really awesome.

  • jaxidian

    I hope Ingress opens up to the public very soon! Been trying to get in forever without any luck. :-(

    • bryanizmir

      Same here. Don’t know if I’ll play ingress all that much, but not being able to at least check it out makes me want an invite more. I’m a sucker for their marketing ploy I guess…

      • ArticulateFool

        Beta tests can be a very potent marketing tool!

      • Zagrash

        I’ve been in since almost the beginning, and I’ve had a lot of fun with it. (i’ll only briefly pimp my A&M thread here – =)

        it’s been nice getting up and moving around, and there’s of course the sense of accomplishment with taking portals, attacking the enemy, etc. But it’s almost been more interesting to meet the other members of your faction, coordinate attacks on G+. The community has been quite involved, and it’s been a lot of fun to experience.

    • stenzor

      Same here.. I need some competition! Only 4 people in my city who are playing

  • bdub

    Definitely a solid week of game releases for Android!

  • RockinEvo


    • Oreo

      I remember playing that game on my 360. It was so much fun Im happy to see they brought it to Android. Android gaming 4 life.

  • luckykrrish

    My android phone is broken :( Waiting to win one of those Tegra contests :)

    All the best for all contestants.

    • hurracayne

      me and you both…I had to go back to using a my touch4g

    • raovallab

      Good luck !

  • ConfuciusTse

    Nice roundup

  • ccn_cristi

    I definitely need a new phone… I can’t even install half of them, not to mention they don’t run smoothly.

  • sylvan

    Yeah, these bigger and bigger games need to be played on a tablet for best effect, I think.

  • Thomas Biard

    I’m glad the gaming genre is expanding past the tower defense and puzzle games. I started doing some 3D gaming before they all got way too potent for my phone. I look forward to upgrading to continue the hunt for a perfectly addicting game. I can only manage to play Drop 7 and still have it run smoothly ;)

  • damambt


  • Donald Williams

    Holy crap Yesterday looks AWESOME. I just hope i have a system that can support it. I know one of the prizes will. Maybe Ill win one this year!

    Checking to see if it works with the Note 2.

    Thanks “T” Nice list as always

  • doublin

    Bear Grylls is the man!

  • crossbred900

    I was obsessed with Jet Set Radio Future on Xbox! I still listen to the soundtrack 8 years later.

  • c1liu

    lightspeeder.. tron?

  • kelltrash14

    That I would ever like a sailboat game is the biggest surprise…give it a shot.

  • mkjsr757

    Can I get my prize I am due so please sent it.

  • Co1e

    “A psycho is killing beggars alive in New York.” Ummm……..

    But these games all look good. Hopefully I can win one of those shiny new tegra tabs to play on.

  • overclockthesun

    oh this is nice…so many titles to choose from

  • datiecher

    Ingress looks really interesting and Raiden Legacy was really funny back in the day!

  • eggwolio

    Does Jet Set Radio have support for bluetooth gamepads or is it touch screen only?

    Also, that guy in the first picture of this thread looks like a real d***head.

  • tallpaul02

    Dragon Slayer looks pretty sweet and JSR is a classic.

    • Rahul Verma

      Dragon slayer is awesome, been playing it since release. Just one complain regarding the pay to win format of Glu mobile.

  • tylerfoy

    Wow, few of those i’m getting! nice

  • Wayne Winkler

    If anyone can get me an invite to Ingress I’d be grateful, it looks fun to play.

  • ldouglas64

    I will be trying these out on my Acer tablet. Thanks for the info.

  • acidone

    Still waiting on my Ingress invite… looks interesting and could spark some other really great games!

  • jefflarkin

    I can’t wait to win a tegra3 tablet to play these on! (hint, hint) =D

  • Jorge Vieira

    The sailing game is awesome it is a breath of fresh air in a sea of average shooters and run of the mill games the graphics are Alston one of the best or there now.

  • Nathan D.

    Cool games, some are even funny

  • kookeetree

    whoo, Raiden Legacy, me love them vertical scrolling shooters.

  • Vitti

    Got an invite to Ingress. Going to check it out soon. I completely forgot about it until just now.

  • KingCrow02

    I loved play Jet Set Radio

  • nikhilverma

    Ingress looks Great.And great to see a multiplayer game to play with friends i.e Heroes of Order and Chaos. Friendly banter and all you know.

  • Danny Calderon

    cant wait till christmas when i open up the nexus 7 i bought for myself so i can finally get some of these games

  • Rahul Verma

    Installing Heroes of Order & Chaos. Graphics and the game description looks promising. I hope it isnt pay to win.

  • digvijaya07

    Great ….!! :))

  • Seeandfeel

    A lol Clone @ Handy? Testing.. ;-)

  • acuda27

    Can’t wait to try these games on one of the Tegra giveaways :) hope I win one soon!

  • rr2009

    Waiting an invite from Ingress.

  • Fede Montemurri

    A lot of game, i can’t play all of them… xD

  • Nwemo

    Speellwood and Yesterday seem like my kind of games! Cheers.

  • staryoshi

    I’m curious to try Ingress… Hopefully they’ll accept me :) Moderately intrigued by Spellwood, too :D

  • Rix

    My upgrade cant come soon enough, January seems so far away!

    My HTC Desire even lags with jet pack joyride :(

  • Ilyse Rose

    I got an Ingress invite a bit ago and still haven’t been able to play around with it yet. I’m going to make a point to try it out this week.

  • digvijaya07

    ‘ Yesterday ‘ is Best Suggestion ..! :D

  • Puck69

    Really like Heroes of Order & Chaos, remind me old time when i played DotA

  • JonJJon

    I have Ingress installed and I’ve activated my account on it with my invite, just need to do the tutorial and get going with it when I have some time, being ultra busy with coursework has prevented me giving it a go with my mate who also got an invite code. Looking forward to having a bit of fun round London with it though. All for a bit of fun, and why not, helping Google collect data too ;-P

  • humidity

    Great games!

  • Flapjack7

    Top Gear game is hilarious. Tons of fun

  • bgssilva

    Heroes of Order & Chaos its great game!

  • radaan

    top gear… Hum..

  • dutrak

    Zenonia ftw

  • sachin_goral

    Today I’ll download yesterday game

  • sachin_goral

    Top gear is also worth a try

  • Zagrash

    No, sadly I don’t. They haven’t opened it up for that yet. From what I can tell, the easiest way to get an invite is to impress one of the Niantic devs on G+. I just got lucky and must have submitted my invite request early or something.

  • Zagrash

    That’s a good idea, it’s nice that even without an invite, people can still get involved, and ultimately make the game better for themselves once they get in.

  • iamXiV92a

    It’s fairly simple to get in – I had been waiting for 3 weeks. Did one thing that took me 30 mins of work (late night drinking project) and I got an invite within 10 minutes.