Each week we scour current Google Play promotions and cherry-pick the best of the best. This week we’ve found a classic (but super-hard) game, a great app for musicians, and an intense first-person shooter.
Because app sales are temporary affairs, by the time you read this, these may no longer be on sale. Worry not: Simply check back earlier next Thursday for some more Android deals!
Tunable ($2, now $1)
If you play an instrument, you’re going to want Tunable. Part metronome, part tuner, Tunable helps you play steadily, in tune, and on beat. Its sustained pitch history, which you can see in the video above, lets you gain an intuitive understanding of how steadily you play (or sing, for that matter). Other features include recording support, and a built-in tone and chord generator.
eWeather HD ($4, now $2)
This is one serious weather app. While there are lots of free alternatives out there, few include a built-in earthquake map, or interface with NOAA’s Doppler Radar (a feature that’s useful only for US readers, but is quite impressive nonetheless). International users can benefit from eWeather’s support for 130,000 worldwide locations, and if you like to surf, you may appreciate its sea surface temperature reporting. And finally, don’t forget your homescreen: eWeather HD comes with no less than 20 (!) original homescreen widgets.
Super Hexagon ($3, now $1)
Super-hard. That’s the only way to describe Terry Cavanagh’s Hexagon, a game that has gained numerous accolades since being released. The video above shows what you need to know: There’s a quickly rotating hexagon, the walls are closing in, and you need to (very) quickly navigate to avoid bumping into anything, all while crazy neon colors flash and the electronic soundtrack blares at you. Sounds like your kind of fun, you say? Well, grab it today!
Neon Shadow ($3, now $2)
This tactical first-person-shooter requires a high-end device, but rewards you with impressive graphics and non-stop action. Fire plasma at robotic enemies, make barrels explode, and strafe, dodge, and jump your way to victory. The game can also supports multiplayer LAN play, which can make for a fun get-together (as long as you all have decent devices!). It supports nVidia Shield (which we quite liked), as well as other controllers – though you can just start playing it on your phone if you don’t have a controller handy.
Abyss: Wraiths of Eden ($5, now $1)
With its beautifully crafted graphics and atmospheric underwater setting, Abyss: Wraiths of Eden features 16 hidden-object scenes, 22 mini-games, and three difficulty modes. If you get stuck, you can check out the built-in strategy guide for some tips and hints. Note that this is a high-end game, so you’re going to need a recent-model device to play. It does work on phones, but is best enjoyed on tablets like the Nexus 7 and 10.
Check back next Thursday for more Android app sales!