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Android's Applications

Simon Sage - Pocket Trains

Okay, I'm trolling you guys a little with this pick - it's currently soft-launched in Canada, but a broad launch has got to be right around the corner. Pocket Trains is NimbleBit's latest game, which, as you might expect, puts you in control of a sprawling rail empire. Players build out new routes, deliver commodities, assemble new trains, and upgrade stations. It's an awful lot like Pocket Planes, especially when you factor in the freemium model for speeding up arrivals and other timers, but there are some new mechanics which add a significant amount of depth from the original Tiny Tower set-up. Trains have fuel which is used up at a rate dependent of how much you're loading up, and though you refuel slowly at stations, you can spend Bux to get filled up immediately. Luckily, you can earn Bux through high-priority deliveries.

Pocket Trains is a fun little business sim game with lots of charm, if a little heavy on the freemium angle.


Sean Brunett

I had no idea Wendy's has an official app. Those of you who don't like Wendy's or don't eat fast food in general obviously won't be interested in this app, but for the rest of you, it's pretty good. I don't go to Wendy's often enough to notice, but they recently have been implementing mobile payments at select locations. No stores nearby me have participated yet, but hopefully soon because I would love to try that. I think where the app excels is giving you an easy-to-navigate menu to view the food and the nutritional value of each item. You can easily find the nearest location to you and find out if that store accepts mobile payments. If you find yourself eating at Wendy's often enough, this is the app for you. I definitely love a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger every once in a while.


Casey Rendon

I always enjoy putting my current-gen Android hardware to use running previous-gen gaming emulators. However, the newer the system being emulated, usually the more problems there are with the games being played. I happily found this not to be the case with this Nintendo DS emulator, Drastic DS. After playing a few rounds of Mario Kart, and a little bit of Kingdom Hearts 365 (killing time waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3!!!), I noticed that this emulator kept up very well with graphics and sound. There were a couple minor hiccups here and there, but overall the games were extremely playable. The free version has options limitations, including not being able to save, and limiting game time to 20 minute intervals. The free version is a great way to test the app out, however, before deciding to spend the $7.99 for the full version. If there are any DS fans out there that want to play their DS games on an Android device, definitely check this app out.


Andrew Martonik - Chinese Open Face Poker

If you're an avid card player, or poker player more likely, than you probably have heard of a game called "Chinese Poker". It's a card game built on the principles of poker hand strength, but each player receives 13 cards to make 3 different hands out of and score points against one another. My friends and I like to play Chinese Poker with a deck of cards whenever possible, but when we're not together we've been playing head-to-head online with this app, Chinese Open Face Poker. Despite its naming, you can play either open face or closed face Chinese Poker, and can even set the particulars of your game fantasy land, royalties, number of rounds, etc. before you start. Best of all the game is free to start and is cross-platform with players on iOS. You can grab a free version of the game and deal with a few ads, or you can pay $5.99 for an ad-free version. In-app purchases for a few different game functions are available for $0.99 each also. It's a good casual game you can play with friends and work on your Chinese Poker skills, what's not to like?