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Fresh Android Apps for Dec. 23: Papa John’s Pizza, Siegecraft, Real Racing 2

by Phil Hornshaw

Don’t let the holiday stress get to you. Just use the ol’ Android to grab some pizza (Papa John’s Pizza), fend off Viking zombies (Siegecraft), or put the pedal to the metal (Real Racing 2).

Merry Christmas! I’ll meet you back here on Tuesday next week.

Papa John’s Pizza (Free)

Sure, you probably have big holiday dinner plans, but what about all the other meals before the New Year? How does pizza sound?

Order off the entire menu from Papa John’s through this fresh app with or without an account. Quick Picks let you submit common choices with just one or two taps or store your regular order as a Favorite so you can recall it and use it later. Need to find a “PJ” restaurant, this app provides search, location, and directions to one near you.

The app displays all PJ special offers and lets you use Promo Codes while ordering if you have them. Choose to pick up your food or mark it for delivery, if you can’t get off the couch.

Siegecraft ($1.99)

Catapults are fun! Lob crazy stuff at the strange enemy hordes trying to invade your castle in this new 3D, NVIDIA Tegra-friendly twist on tower defense. You’ll find the standard siege munitions – huge spears and canon balls but you can also throw cows, pumpkins, troll heads, and other “off menu” items to really shake up the bad guys.

By the way, they had zombies back in medieval times as well, and you’ll face some Viking undead as you level up. On Android tablets, check out the special multiplayer levels and fire away!

Real Racing 2 (Free)

Wanna go for a ride? As the title suggests, this EA driving game goes for racing realism by putting the style, ride and physics of real production cars into the app. Cars include the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R, 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, and others. Use Quick Race mode for a fast course against 15 competitors or join the circuit in Career Mode.

This introductory app is free but to unlock the full game that includes 30 cars, 15 tracks, and a Career Mode with 10 hours of racing, you’ll need to use the in-app purchase.