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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week and all the latest app news - Android Apps Weekly

The 529th Android Apps Weekly is out. This week we talk about Android 15, the Disney Plus password crackdown, and more.

Published onApril 6, 2024

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Welcome to the 529th edition of Android Apps Weekly, where we discuss the latest in mobile news and take a closer look at some of the most interesting new apps and games. Let’s jump right in and take a look at some of the biggest highlights from the last week:

Android Apps Weekly: New apps and games

Looking for some new Android apps and Android games to keep you occupied? This week didn’t see any major new apps but there were quite a few games worth highlighting. 

Lost Potato

  • Price: Free with in-app purchases

Lost Potato has been around on Steam and other platforms for a few years now, but it’s finally making its way to Android as well. The game’s concept is simple: you’re a potato and you have to defeat enemies while trying to find your way home. This roguelite is charming and yet simple, making it a perfect fit for times when you just want a simple escape.

Astra: Knights of Veda

  • Price: Free with in-app purchases

Astra is a Gacha RPG that has a pretty interesting premise: you died, and yet you’re still around anyway. The game initially opens up to a major battle, jumping into the hack-in-slash action. Soon the soldiers around you start to come back to life as zombies of sorts. You eventually die as well, but are brought back by a powerful goddess and sent on a mission to save the world.  If you like these kinds of games but were hoping for something a bit darker, this could be a perfect fit. 

Horse Racing Hero: Riding Game

  • Price: Free with in-app purchases
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If you’re hoping for something like Rival Stars Horse Riding, this game has a similar premise but while the previous title feels a bit more like a traditional video game, this take has a much more “mobile” feel. It’s basically horse training but with an arcade, almost slot-machine-like approach. You don’t directly control horses, other than tapping the boost button though you do have choices in picking which horses to use and more. While this isn’t the best horse racing game I’ve played on mobile, it’s still a fun romp that kept my son entertained for about an hour. 

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

  • Price: $29.99

Ghost Trick is a puzzle-solving mystery game from the same creators as the excellent Ace Attorney series, and now it’s back in a new HD remaster. This game has been around on Steam for a while now, but it’s Android port faithfully lives up to the experience. At $30, it’s also very expensive for a mobile game but that’s the point. Despite playing on your phone, this feels like a full game and will absolutely keep you busy for many hours to come. 

Mystery of Eigengrau

  • Price: Free with in-app purchases

Another puzzle solver, this atmospheric horror game is all about escaping a room of nightmares as you attempt to solve a great mystery, and hopefully, you survive the process! With solid graphics and decent gameplay, this is a great darker, mature game for those who want something a bit less casual to play on their phones. 

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