May 02 AT 10:48 AM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

Top 10 Android game releases this week: Shiny the Firefly, Vector, Tennis in the Face


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 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.

Shiny The Firefly

Description: This adorable game, set in the middle of a picturesque garden, has you helping Shiny, the cute little firefly, to find his babies. You’ll have to fly, run, hide and defend yourself against a legion of enemies. Stubborn mosquitoes, hungry toads, mischievous plants, sneaky wasps, endlessly long centipedes and lots of other little, dangerous garden dwellers are going to get in your way and make your life difficult.


Angry Birds Friends

Description: Play Angry Birds with your friends… wherever you go! In this free new game, you can use your phone to challenge your Facebook friends for the title of ultimate pig popper and bird flinger! Play in weekly tournaments with your friends and see if you can snag the coveted bronze, silver and gold trophies. Plus, gather daily rewards, send and receive gifts, and brag about your accomplishments!



Description: Vector is an exciting, arcade-style game featuring you as the exceptional free runner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens with a view into a totalitarian world where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream. But the heart of a freerunner is strong, and you soon break free. Run, vault, slide and climb using extraordinary techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour all while being chased by “Big Brother” who’s sole purpose is to capture you and bring you back.


Tennis in the Face

Description: This is no Wimbledon, this is Tennis in the Face! Get ready for some hilarious ragdoll-smashing ball-bouncing action! Help Pete Pagassi to save the city from an evil energy drink corporation Explodz. Knock out creepy clowns, evil riot police and other Explodz-addicted maniacs with a tennis ball in the face. Bounce the ball off walls to reach targets lurking in cover and watch them tumble hilariously. Trigger masterful chain reactions and watch the chaos unfold.


Roll: Boulder Smash

Description: Boulders yearn to smash! And this one’s been locked away for too long. Dish out destruction on the Aliens, Vikings, Cowboys and Zombie King. Show those sassy yetis who’s boss! Send those fancy-pants penguins packing! Teach those hayseed cowboys some manners!


House of the Dead: LR

Description: You thought it was over… but we’ve found the Lost Reels. Join the original cast and blast your way through remixed worlds from The House of the Dead Overkill. Play in Survival or Story Mode and mow down waves of infected, blood-thirsty mutants in this b-style arcade shooter. Experience 3 goregasmic worlds full of carnage in Story Mode. In Papa’s Palace of Pain, Ballistic Trauma, and Naked Terror, you’ll be screaming ‘til your last breath.


Monopoly Hotels

Description: Are you a hotel mogul? Take control of Monopoly’s luxurious 5-star hotels and create your own hotel empire. Upgrade hotel rooms and attract V.I.P. guests like MR. Potato Head. Customize your hotel with fun attractions like cupcake shops, movie theaters, and bowling alleys. Expand your property empire with a Museum, Zoo, Aquarium, and more!


Jones on Fire

Description: Jones on Fire – a high-speed action game of kitty saving and flame evading, running and jumping, where you are the hero! Become Emma Jones, firefighter extraordinaire, tough cookie and kitten lover. Beat 10 levels of dangerous mountain terrain, improving Jones’ skills with every fluffy life saved. Dominate your friends on the kitty-saving leaderboards, and gain the adoration of millions of cats!


Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno

Description: You are Ash, a devil rabbit and the prince of Hell .Tool up with the meanest weapons, the scariest masks and craziest wheels to defeat the ugliest monsters. Hell Yeah! is a crazy action-adventure side-scroller set in Hell. This is the perfect on-the-go companion for dressing up a psychotic rabbit (Ash) in ridiculous masks and shooting gruesome monsters. In Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno, you ride an awesome jetpack driller, avoid deadly obstacles, fire kick-ass weapons, exterminate ugly monsters, collect gold, level up, unlock collectibles and complete missions across the crazy worlds of Hell Yeah!


Stick Stunt Biker 2

Description: Stick Stunt Biker 2, the sequel to the smash hit Stick Stunt Biker (featured in the game of the year 2011 and 2012 categories) with more than 10 million players is now available! Bike fun and challenging tracks in different beautiful atmospheric locations and unlock various bikes like the chopper, the speed bike or even the hovering future bike. Avoid amazing obstacles while you master the tricky tracks, perform insane stunts and wheelies or relax while riding the chopper through spectacular landscapes.


Perfect Kick

Description: Perfect Kick is the world’s first real-time multiplayer penalty kick soccer (football) game! The smoothest controls ever and one finger playable! Blasting, curving or even chipping the football in just one swipe! Join leagues, enter tournaments and win championships with other gamers from around the world in real time. An immersive simulation of a real life penalty shootout, the control mode of Perfect Kick is intuitive and simple. Swipe your finger across the screen to kick or block the ball with perfect control of angel, speed and power.



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  • PhaseBurn

    I read about this post on Twitter, where it mentions Shiny the Firefly, and I got all excited. I’m a huge Firefly fan (the canceled TV-Series, that later spawned the movie Serenity), and the word “Shiny” was a word that was used quite frequently in the ‘verse – as such, I mistook this title for a game set in Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe. You can imagine my disappointment when I saw the truth – makes me want a fly swatter :-(

  • Co1e

    Jones on Fire looks cool.
    In other news: DIE HARLEM SHAKE!

    • uknowme

      It’s the Amazon app of the day today.

  • Co1e
  • ihatefanboys

    So sick of the Harlem Shake.

  • kiku.utena

    Vector’s been out for about half a year on the Australian Google play store.

    • Broseph Stalin

      Same here in the Netherlands. I believe I’ve even seen it in one of Android and Me’s game posts before.

  • bambang

    Already Finnish play Azkend first game, now continue on Azkend 2, also kind of want to try play Tennis in The Face

  • donger

    Vector looks awesome.

  • Ben Foster

    I need people to play JinxOnu game with me, your score keeps on increasing and another feature is that you can showcase your Jinxer ability online, with this functional feature built into the app. Log on through your Facebook account for easy and optimum use, the game is free and everyday you will be provided with 1000 coins, as their promotional campaign. The Google play link for JinxOnu is as follows:

    I have to beat Sam’s score, so, I need maximum players playing. Kindly download people.

  • Andrew

    I don’t know if you’ve shown Cytus (Which I doubt because I think it is new), but it is a very fun music game. Way better than Tap Tap or Music Hero. There is a large selection of awesome free songs to choose from that they keep adding and the artwork for each one is very cool. As you listen to the music, you become focused on where to put your fingers as the circles line up with the moving line. It becomes addicting after the first song or two. Your score at the end of each song with give you up to an S Rank on it. When choosing a song you can switch from easy or hard without penalty. I highly recommend anyone to try this game.

  • Lewis
  • Nancy Stellar

    Do you guys like fruits + Match-3 game?
    I recommend you guys Fruit Dash !

    Google Play: