Hello and welcome back to Google Play Weekly! March started out with quite a bit of good news. Square Enix has announced a new mobile RPG called Rise of Mana. Ouya is looking to expand their platform. XBMC Gotham is in beta and is boasting some great fixes for Android. There’s a new Humble Bundle with some awesome Android games inside. Finally, happy birthday to the Google Play Store! Now onto five more Android apps you can’t miss this week.
First up in our trending apps this week is the1Lucent icon pack. This is a brand new icon pack out of the popular icon themer the1dynasty. It’s a neon-themed icon set with over 450 HD icons available. It also comes with 2 wallpapers and support for pretty much every launcher that can support custom icons. We decided to put this up this week in celebration because the Aviate Launcher now supports icon packs and we thought what a better way to celebrate than to get an awesome new icon pack like this one?
[Price: Free / $4.99]
AllCast seemingly makes our show every other week and that’s because every couple of weeks Koush does something to AllCast that’s worth talking about. In an update that hit this last week, the app has fixed or improved many features like transcoding on certain devices, general performance improvements, and the ability to change the streaming bitrate to help stop laggy playback. It also now includes Muzei support, a new user interface, and a new icon. In short, it’s a pretty darn huge update.
This may be a bit pre-emptive because the next Shazam update hasn’t been rolled out yet, but we have it on good authority that some big changes are coming to Shazam so the app is worth keeping an eye on. According to reports and teasers, the upcoming update will feature a brand new user experience which will undoubtedly include a new user interface, new features, and some more new stuff. Millions have tried it and the Play Store rating is really good so it’s worth checking out.
[Price: $3.99 on sale, $7.99 regular]
Kemco Games is probably the most known name in the mobile RPG space aside from Square Enix and they have just released a brand new game called Rusted Emeth. In this JRPG you play as a young man who rides golems. During the course of the game you hunt down bounties while you try to figure out what destroyed your homeland and why. It’s $7.99 usually but for a limited time it’s $3.99 so if this looks interesting, get on it quick while you can get it on sale.
Last up this week is a goofy little puzzle game called Another Case Solved. In this game, you play as a customizable detective who solves crimes. The premise is you’re in a world where candy is illegal –you can also think of it as a world where King.com gets to make the rules—and you must hunt down criminals who are stealing candy and doing other nefarious things. It’s free to play, it’s goofy and fun, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s definitely worth checking out.