Best new Android apps of the month – July issue

July 31, 2012
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    Music Hero

    Now that you’re inspired to do some rapping, perhaps you’d like to broaden your musical skill by learning how to play an instrument. Unfortunately, learning how to play a guitar can take a while, especially when your fingers just aren’t flexible. You can nimble those fingers up by playing Music Hero.

    Just like Guitar Hero and a other similar games on consoles, Music Hero puts your speed to the test by throwing three colored discs at you to the tune of music. Tap the respective disc color at just the right moment to score maximum points. Be careful not to get distracted halfway through the song or else you’ll lose your momentum. Timing is crucial to get the best score possible.

    Music Hero comes with three pre-loaded songs, but if you like something more challenging, you can load up any of the songs from your local storage. Some songs will sync with the notes better than others, but from the 5 songs I tested on it, it seemed to be rather accurate.  Get the feel of playing the game by playing Simple Mode, and if you think you’re ready, switch to Standard Mode and let your fingers fly.


    Rope’n'Fly – From Dusk (Free)

    Who says only Spiderman can swing from building to building? Rope’n'Fly – From Dusk (Free) gives you control over a stick figure, and the aim of the game is to never touch the ground. It doesn’t just mean game over but it also means death. Swing from building to building and go as far as you can in 30 seconds, 60 seconds, with 5 ropes, 10 ropes and a whole lot more.

    Start by tapping the screen to drop your character from the sky. Tap on the building you want your character to throw his rope to and tap again to release it. Be careful not to throw your long rope to a shorter building because that’ll result in dragging your character across the pavement and dismembering him. Build momentum in your character’s swing by tilting your phone. Don’t get too caught up marveling at the shape of the city in the distance because gravity is going to kick into effect any time soon.

    You can choose to play this game in Easy, Normal and Hard Mode, and if you’re squeamish, you can opt to disable the Blood feature. Make sure to exercise timing because one false move could mean the death of your character.


    King Fighter III

    Remember the good old days when you played fighting games with 8-bit music? If you’re starting to miss playing classic games, then despair no more. King Fighter III can bring you back to gold old fighting games, armed with colorful backgrounds, a D-pad, and killer combos. You take control of Long, a cop who just had his vacation cut short when Norma calls in to report illegal activity in his area. Long must get off that pool chair and face gang members with his martial arts skills.

    Unlike fighting games of old, however, you won’t just be fighting against one enemy. You’ll be fighting as many as 5 at a time. Don’t worry, chaining attacks together will unleash some of Long’s deadly combos. Whittle your enemies’ health down to nothing and proceed across each screen to follow the story. You can enjoy up to 10 chapters, starting with Black Hand and ending with Open Fire.

    Be careful not to get too caught up in Long’s moves! Keep an eye on the upper left corner of the screen to see how much health Long still has. Pick up any items that enemies drop to replenish your life and to keep you going. The best part is that you can save your game and pick it up whenever you feel like you want to kick some enemy behind.


    Super Zombie Hunter

    Yet another zombie game, you cry? Don’t get discouraged just yet. Super Zombie Hunter is a shooter game a little different from the usual. In fact, you take control of a scientist, Allen C. Tyler from Lab of the Dead, who has abandoned his lab to head to Senoia, the closest town.

    To be able to survive in a zombie-infested world, he’s picked up a rifle. He’ll need to learn how to use it, but instead of simply aiming and shooting, you’ll need to take things into consideration. How far is the zombie? What about wind speed and resistance? Make use of the sight and try to match your aim with the best level. When you fire, you can influence the direction of the bullet. Aim for the head! Your goal is to kill 100 zombies, but you can also earn achievements such as shooting off a zombie’s arm, shooting off a zombie’s jaw, and missing a shot. With each zombie, achieving a headshot becomes increasingly difficult.

    Don’t miss too many shots because Allen is going to start complaining if the sight’s off on the rifle or if it’s broken. Super Zombie Hunter is definitely going to test your precision and your patience, perfect for simulating the accuracy needed to aim the perfect headshot.


    Traktor Digger

    As kids, we used to play with toy trucks and all sorts of construction vehicles. We’d load up our Lego blocks into them, drive them across the carpet or the tile floor, and dump them in a heap, sometimes to the displeasure of our parents. Traktor Digger lets us relive that childhood game, but not just by letting us play with toys. This game is also going to get your brain working.

    In this game, you’ll need to maneuver a gold nugget into the waiting truck. It sounds easy and at first it is, but you’ll soon find that loading the gold nugget into the tractor’s bucket becomes trickier. The left D-pad will let you move your tractor back and forth while the right D-pad lets you rotate the tractor’s bucket. Make sure that only the gold nugget gets into the truck; anything else, such as pesky rock obstacles, will spell game over for you.

    The levels get increasingly harder, which means you’ll need to rely on puzzle-solving skills to complete the level. With two worlds and more than a dozen levels each, Traktor Digger will not only let you relive your childhood playing with trucks but will also stimulate your brain.


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    • MasterMuffin

      Gameloft has released awesome games this month (batman, spiderman, asphalt) and dead trigger is awesome and FREE and mario is just great :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.fronda Fronda Lishous

      Looks like Mario was removed from the Play Store ;=(

    • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

      The permissions requested by Fingerprint lockscreen are insane. Apparently a couple of comments say the app spams ads in your notification bar too.

      You have been warned!

    • Jesse Walker

      Yeah, Fingerprint Lockscreen is SPAMWARE do not install. Author should be checking apps to verify they are safe for install. If not, then they should not be posting “best apps” articles for all to download.

    • Damon Aldora

      Thanks for the list of apps, though I will say that the FingerPrint
      Lockscreen is no good. A good app that I would recommend is the Dish Remote
      Access app. I’ve used it on my Galaxy SII for a while to stream live and
      recorded shows through my Sling Adapter that I have connected to my Hopper at home.
      I use it constantly while I’m on my way to work at Dish. Along with this app, I
      also really love Asphalt; it’s one of the best games I’ve played on my phone!

    • TNoD

      Is it me or a lot of the apps listed here were removed from google play?

    • ghostny

      In the autorap clip, what is that dude crawling around on the floor doing?? Check the clip around the 1:18 mark. Get app by the way.

    • Ed Kish

      Lots of thanks for sharing screenshots and vids! Also, I LOVE PICSTITCH!

      Ed

    • Harry

      If you want to download i can help you Gingerbread 2.3.2 for Samsung Galaxy S2 any type very nice and easy to download, i can send to you the downloaded file because it is very hard to download from the internet so you can contact me so that i can send the file to you which i do not mind doing that so you have to contact me through me Email on harrymicheal10@yahoo.com or harrymicheal92@gmail.com

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