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Fresh Android Apps for Nov. 30: Zillow update, Where’s My Water? Bag It!

by Ian Black

Do regular jobs make for fun games? You decide. In today’s fresh Android list, become a plumber in Where’s My Water? or a grocery store bag clerk in Bag It!

When you want to ride the rollercoaster of the current housing market, download Zillow Real Estate & Rentals.

Zillow Real Estate & Rentals update (Free)

Carry your own real estate agent around with you. This Zillow update comes optimized for all Android tablets (rather than just compliant) and promises to tell you everything you need to know about home prices and apartment rates in your own neighborhood or anywhere else you plan to live.

On tablets, get a well-designed “big screen” look at all a home’s details on one page or use the comparison tool to shop two homes side-by-side. Find a place you like? Add a home screen widget that will alert you to real-time changes to the listing or others nearby.

Where’s My Water? ($0.99)

Even alligators like a nice shower. This new mobile game from Disney aims for good clean fun for all ages. Swampy, a sewer-dwelling gator, is trying to bathe but the water pipes are broken. You must direct water through a series of physics puzzles using your finger as your plumber’s helper.

Dig trenches, direct pipes, and make connections to get water flowing but watch out for algae, toxic waste, mines, traps, and other unexpected hazards that keep Swampy unwashed. The game prides itself on its water physics and might teach kids a thing or two about fluid dynamics while they splish-splash toward the high score.

Bag It! ($1.99)

And you thought grocery store bag clerks had it easy? Here, the grocery items all come with personalities (Sir Eggward is a carton of eggs, Crusteau is a baguette, and so on), love interests, and like to cause damage.

The game offers several modes including one that feels like Tetris played with perishable goods and another that requires you to fit everything in the bag like a jigsaw puzzle. Expect 50 levels across six game formats. Never look at your groceries the same way again.