Top 5 Android Apps/News/Games of the Week April 22nd – April 29th: Angry Birds Seasons New Episode Coming, Epoch Review, Android 4.3 Details

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  • 28 Apr 2013
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  • April was a interesting month in the field of Android games, with two big launches being Iron Man 3 and Dungeon Hunter 4 from Gameloft. Rovio is also preparing goodies and we’re preparing for the debut of a new Android release, that we’ve included in the top 5 below. Now let’s see which 5 gaming titles, apps and news rocked the Android world over the past week.

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    5) Fieldrunners 2

    Subatomic Studios came up with the game Fieldrunners 2 and teased it for a while, but now it has finally been released to the general public. The title is finally here, with improvements from the previous game. It includes 20 unique weapons, many hours of gameplay and each and every environment was built with great attention to detail. The game has various modes like time trial or survival available for you to try. The title takes up 296 MB and costs about $3. It has a 20+ hour campaign and it’s one of the most complex and original tower defense titles I’ve seen.

    You can download Fieldrunners 2 from here.

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    4) Epoch review

    Epoch is a cover shooter that we tested on the LG Optimus G and the device handled it pretty well. The game is based on Unreal Engine technology and it’s basically a static third person shooter, where the robot you control jumps from cover to cover, as you swipe in a certain direction and then shoots rockets or other weapons to an army of rival robots. The thing is that this game is much cheaper, at 99 cents right now, so it’s a bargain. It takes up 500 MB of storage and it takes place in a post apocalyptic world, where the humans have been defeated by robots.

    You have a campaign mode with a storyline revealed through emails and such and an Arena mode with endless waves of enemies. You can download the game from here.

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    3) Angry Birds Seasons

    There’s a new Angry Birds Seasons release coming, one that’s supposed to come very soon and it doesn’t seem to celebrate any type of holiday. This is a party release, with pigs dressed up as clowns, with red noses, wigs and all that. There are a bunch of presents around and loads of colourful items and surroundings. Rovio will probably give us 15 or 30 new levels to play with and it may just be a special Easter release, although that has nothing to do with clowns.

    The game will probably come in early May, if you allow me to speculate. A big Rovio update is long overdue…

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    2) Android 4.3

    It appears that the numerous rumors regarding Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie were wrong, as we’ll only get Android 4.3, yet another flavour of Jelly Bean, come Google I/O 2013. This would mark one year of Jelly Bean releases and would allow all Google hardware partners to catch up with the software versions of the more popular handsets. References from sources inside Google have shown code that includes the Android 4.3 release, so that’s a solid confirmation.

    Of course, Google can do a double release, like it did with Gingerbread and Honeycomb.

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    1) RE-Volt Classic

    The game of the week has got to be RE-Volt Classic, a blast from the past, a racing game with tiny R/C cars that tear up your living room and other mundane areas. The game is priced at $5 and takes up 114 MB of space on your slate or phone. It’s being brought back from the old days of the PC and the Dreamcast. It’s compatible with Retina Displays and supports touch input, plus it offers 14 tracks to race on and 42 remotely controlled vehicles to play with. Advanced physics are included and 12 competitor races to take part in.

    You can download it from here.

    We’re very close to the month of May, when we’re going to get a new Android release, possibly Android 4.3, but maybe Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, if we’re lucky. Summer usually brings blockbuster games, blockbuster movies and basically all the hits one wants on consoles, PC, tablets and phones. I’m sure that some cool THD titles will come once Tegra 4 is here and I’m also pretty sure that a new Asphalt title is incoming. Glu Mobile is also due to launch a hit, since it’s been a while since their last release. As far as apps go, I’m curios regarding the new versions of Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube, that are sure to come at I/O, together with newcomers like Babel.

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