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Apps for April 10, 2012
Hurdle Hell is a platform scroller with a twist. In Hurdle Hell you control runners that must jump over hurdles – and other obstacles – as they run, with the goal being to run as far as you can. As you run further the stage automatically changes to a different setting. The twist is you must control two runners at the same time, not one; if any of the two runners falls (i.e. you don’t properly jump over the hurdle/object) then it is game over.
Be warned Hurdle Hell’s graphics aren’t very impressive; they are Gameboy-level graphics so if you only like good graphics games, then this isn’t for you.
Version discovered: v1.0.2
Requires: Android 2.1 and up
Download size: 2.8 MB
Don’t like Instagram’s official Android app? HoneyGram is an unofficial browser for Instagram. With HoneyGram users can view public images on Instagram by popularity, location, username, and tags. If you opt to log into your Instagram account (you are not required to login if you don’t want to), you can view your own images, view your friends/contacts images, leave comments, like images, follow other people, download images, share images across social networks, etc. While HoneyGram doesn’t have the photo filters Instagram’s official app has, HoneyGram does allow users to create collages with a built-in collage maker feature.
The catch with HoneyGram is it only supports Android 3.0 and higher and GoogleTV.
Version discovered: v3.3
Requires: Android 3.0 and up
Download size: 306 KB
In Battleship HMS Destroyer you are in control of a British Royal Navy battleship in 1939, at the beginning of World War 2. Specifically, you are controlling the anti-aircraft guns the the battleship, with the goal being to shoot down all the enemy aircraft. There are three game modes (survivor, campaign, and single mission) and six missions you can play. As you progress through the game, you earn more buy which can be put towards buying weapons and upgrades for your battleship.
Battleship HMS Destroyer Lite (the free version) has one survivor game mode while Battleship HMS Destroyer (the paid version) allows you to play all the game modes and all the missions.
Price: Free, $1.03
Version discovered: v2.0
Requires: Android 2.1 and up
Download size: 17 MB
dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, Android Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.
[HoneyGram via Addictivetips]