Speed Blazers: One Seriously Awesome Looking Android Game

A fresh new gaming company, Fraktalvoid, has a hot new trailer for one seriously cool looking game. Speed Blazers HD is a 3D racer where you’re equipped with sonic particle blades (SPB) giving you the ability to glide, dash, and jump incredible heights and perform heart pounding tricks. By the looks of the trailer, this looks to be a really fast paced game with some great looking graphics. According to the developers website, the game is hitting beta status soon and I can’t wait to see more! Keep checking back as we will be staying on top of this one and give you news as soon as we get it. Check out the trailer and in-game screenshots after the break. By the looks alone, this should be a huge hit! Can’t wait to play it.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Greedy Spiders

Watch out with Amazon’s free app today because this game is HIGHLY addictive and challenging. Greedy Spiders is a great looking little puzzle game where you’ll have to save bugs trapped on a web from hungry spiders. When you first start the game, the only action you will have is to cut the web and try and interrupt the spiders path or directly free the bugs from the web. While easy at first, as the game starts to add multiple spiders and more intricate webs, you my find yourself with some great challenges on hand. There are also some new tools added later where you can burn the web, trick a spider with a dummy bug, and use some magical powers to free a bug. A cool feature, if you choose to use it from frustration, is a hints section to help you out in some of the harder levels. The game runs great and looks great too. If you notice any performance issues, you can also lower the graphics level if need be within the game. With 128 challenging levels and great graphics, this is sure to keep you addicted for a while.

This game will normally cost you a buck, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon App Store. If not using the App Store, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device. Hit up the break to see the trailer for the game that includes some gameplay and let us know what you think.

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Lode Runner X Exclusively Launching For The Xperia PLAY

Ahh, love it when a classic comes back to life.  The good folks over at Tozai Games, current holders of the popular game’s license, are bringing the addicting Lode Runner version directly to an Xperia Play near you.  We’ve got to thank Sony Ericsson for teaming up with Tozai Games to bring us yet again another time killer.  Lode Runner X, as it will be called, should be arriving on devices some time later this year.  Here’s to hoping it doesn’t dissapoint and stays true to the classic.  Hit the break for another screen shot and to check out an interview with Scott Tsumura of Tozai Games.  As always, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  
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Make it rain, money

A recent study by Research2Guidance looked at 26 app categories in the Android Market to see which was most profitable. Despite the fact that one quarter of all Android apps downloaded are games, weather apps showed themselves to be by far the biggest earners for their developers. On average, the weather app has made its developer $21,000! Business and productivity apps were the closest contenders while multimedia and comic book apps made almost no return. Well developers, it looks like Android users are more interested in using their phone as a tool than an entertainment device.

[via Eurodroid]

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is now FREE for Samsung Galaxy S II owners

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S II, you’re in luck because Gameloft’s Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is available for free in the Samsung Apps Store. We have no idea if this is for a limited time so don’t fall asleep on this one.

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is the latest version of the Asphalt series, and this is the WCG (World Cyber Games) version. You will even have the WCG car to drive. The game is compatible with the international (I9100) as well as Korean versions of Galaxy S II.

Update: Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY owners can also download it for free.

[via sammyhub]

Free Version of Tetris Released by EA, Available on the Android Market

Today marks the launch of EA’s free version of Tetris on the Android Market. While a paid version has been readily available for some time now, the free version is no different from that, save for the fact that it is ad-supported. It features all of the great visuals, famous music, and a difficult marathon mode that fans will appreciate. Gameplay is exactly as you know and love, though modified (well, I might add) for the touch interface. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

[via reuters]

Gameloft Club subscription service comes to the UK

The Gameloft Club has been enjoyed by U.S. users for several months, but it it time for the UK to get a little love as it just became available. The membership allows you to download a game for £0.99 per week, which is a savings of 66% off the standalone prices. Also, when you register for the first time, you will be able to get a bonus game.

To celebrate the launch, they are giving away a brand new LG Optimus 3D. All you have to do is register by midnight tonight, and you will automatically be entered into the drawing.

Full press release after the break:

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Frogger

Upon seeing today’s Amazon Free App of the day, I was instantly taken back to time where taxes, mortgages and working a hard 40 hours per week meant playing til the sun went down.  Frogger, an instant classic since the day it was written has made its way to the Android platform in style.  The Atari classic can be snatched up as today’s featured free Amazon app.  This is not a mock up of the original application, it’s the real deal manufactured by Konami.  The game and play is virtually identical to the original.  And just as the original, you’ll have to dodge speeding cars and trucks, hop on logs and turtle backs, all to reach the riverbank without becoming road splat.  There are slide controls available for fluid movement in addition to being able to just tap, no need for joysticks in this day and age.  Carry the female frogs to safety and earn bonus points as you eat flies on your way there.  And unlike the original, the developers added a “Phantom Phroggie” mode.

An interesting twist in this version is Phantom Mode, which guides you during the game by showing the route you took in your best game. In regular mode, you can post your high scores online and see who the top guns are with OpenFeint. Happy hopping!

So, what are you waiting for?  Did we mention it’s free?  If you’re not currently rocking Amazon’s App Store, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device.  Hit the break for a few screen shots for reminiscing.  
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Tegra Zone Launches New Website

If you have a NVIDIA Tegra-powered mobile device and want to find the best games to reach the full potential of the that Tegra mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra Zone app is a must-have. To the delight of many, NVIDIA has now announced the launch of their new Tegra Zone website to give you access to the latest game news, reviews and release information right from your laptop or desktop too. You’ll also find high-resolution game screenshots, HD gameplay videos, game developer interviews, a community forum and the ability to share your favorite apps through your social networks.

In a comment aimed at game developers, they added that “with over 250,000 Android games in the Android Market, it can be a challenge to get your game noticed” and go on the direct these developers to their ‘Zone In’ section for an opportunity to have their games listed on the Tegra Zone site.

Tell us what you think of their new site. To the developers out there, how do you feel about the exposure the site may offer?

[via nvidiablog]

Game ‘Four in a row’ brings multiplayer action fun [courtesy of XDA]

You put together your game with two legs, a yellow plastic vertically placed board with slots and holes in it. Then pick up either a red or black disc depending on who called which first. Get four in a row and score! That is a general description of a game called Connect Four.

Now here’s a game developed by XDA member Goddchen with the same concept. Only difference is it’s played on your Android phone. This will be a fun game for those of you who had a thing for Connect Four. I know I enjoyed it as a kid, and enjoy it now when I get the chance to set it up and play with my kids.

This game ‘Four in a row’ offers multiplayer online gaming. You can create a game and challenge friends, join a game from a list in the ‘Lobby’ or check out the ‘Profile’ link which will give you a grid of options such as, a community, your profile, an inbox, online games, achievements, coins and more. Check out the screen shots below for some eye candy, then head on over to the XDA thread for a bit more information. Leave some feedback for the developer and if you like the game hit the thanks button to show it.

[via xda]