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Fresh Android Games for Feb. 2: Virtual Horse Racing 3D, Pool Rebel Lite, Mouse Trap

by Ian Black

Horse racing over your phone? You’ll be surprised at the excitement you feel watching virtual horses jockeying for position in Virtual Horse Racing 3D, the front runner of today’s fresh games. Meanwhile, Pool Rebel Lite aims to the best pool simulator on Android, and Mouse Trap turns a puzzle into a game. They’re all fresh, February fun.

Virtual Horse Racing 3D (Free)

Compulsive gamblers unite! Catch some racing fever right over your phone. This app delivers a complete racetrack experience. Read the stats on the racing form before placing your virtual dollar bets on the horses. Like the real thing you lay down your cash for win, place or show or a combo of the three.

The fun starts when the race begins. Just like on TV, the view follows the virtual horses and their jockeys as they run around the track. Thrills and chills abound as the horses vie for first place. The “camera” goes to slow motion just as the pack crosses the finish line.

Pool Rebel Lite (Free)

Pool Rebel claims to be the most realistic pool simulator available on Android. Set up your geometry, spin, and energy and then make your shot. Play 8 ball, 8 ball UK, 9 ball and more. Gameplay allows for saving a game at any stage, undo/redo of shots, and online leader boards through OpenFeint.

The latest version includes backlight settings, focus highlights before the shot, and an enhanced tutorial.

Mouse Trap (Free)

Mouse Trap has a pretty simple concept – get the mouse out of the box. But, that may be harder than you think. You must slide wooden blocks to clear the path out and since their paths cross, the game becomes a puzzle. Some blocks are locked into place; others are cracked and can’t move. Snatch coins and build cash to unlock harder levels. But think twice before you slide a block ‘cause the game counts every move.

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