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Fresh Android Games for May 12: Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, Space Jump, Grow

by Ian Black

War is hell but you always have to finish the mission. Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus arrives on the Android Market ready for military mayhem in today’s fresh list.

If you like your action a little less violent, check out the leaping fun of Space Jump or swim with the fishes in Grow.

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus ($6.99)

Every good battle deserves a sequel. The first entry of Modern Combat took the Android version of the first person shooter to the next level. Now you get to complete the mission.

Expect frenetic multiplayer military engagement in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South America using 15 different weapons. Excellent graphics and realistic sound effects put you right in the center of the fight.

This title was previously only available through the Gameloft website but it’s just come out on the Android Market.

Space Jump (Free)

Sure, there are lots of jumping games, but the initial reviews say this one is a winner.

You’re a spaceman heading upward. Aliens, fireballs, and monsters try to stop your ascent but you’ve got subtle tilt controls and guns on your side. Swing your phone left and right to move, and tap the screen to shoot. Occasionally, you’ll need to jump on the monsters' heads to kill them.

What sets this game apart? Beautiful graphics of an alien world to watch and great controls to keep you playing.

Grow ($1.99)

Surviving is fine but sometimes you just want to grow.

Grow puts you in the fins of a tiny fish that wants to get to the top of the food chain. You start out in a small jar, but by eating every fish you find you’ll grow and eventually, with a lot of devouring, make it to the open ocean.

Change habitats by collecting coins and upgrading your tank. Encounter 64 levels and seven different environments. Power-ups let you unlock 17 upgrades. On screen controls support multi-touch and allow you to move and chew at the same time.

Expect new fish each time you play this exclusive Android-only game.