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New Android apps worth downloading: PayPal update, Granny Smith, Horn™

Aug 30, 2012

Here are three great Android apps to enjoy going into the weekend. The Android PayPal app got a significant update the other day that was more than just skin deep. We’ve also got a couple of fun games in contrasting styles: Granny Smith is a casual, endless platformer which is addictive and cute, while Horn™ is a sprawling, epic action/adventure game with console-quality production values.

What’s it about? Horn™ is a visually stunning third-person action-adventure. Its appearance on Android follows hot on the heels of the iOS release which topped our iPhone Games of the Week.

What’s cool? The game tells an engaging fantasy story and features some impressive 3-D graphics. Horn™ is controlled completely by touch gestures, yet it wouldn’t feel out of place on a powerful console system. There’s also plenty to explore and lots of action as you use your sword, crossbow, trusty musical horn, and wits to explore the lands, defeat enemies, and solve puzzles.

Who’s it for? For now, Horn™ is only compatible with Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 devices, so that excludes a lot of gamers, unfortunately. With elements of role-playing, action and adventure, Horn™ should please those who want console-quality games on their handheld. By the way, the game is a massive 1.8GB download, so watch that storage space!

What’s it like? It’s rare to find games like Horn™ with such impressive production values on Android. But imagine traditional Nintendo games like Legends of Zelda meeting iOS favorite Infinity Blade, and you get the idea.

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Marty Gabel

Marty is the former Associate Editor for Appolicious and He lives with his wife and infant daughter in Chicago, via London, England, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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