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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 1: At Bat 12, Sea Stars, Dangerous Luxury Liner

by Ian Black

Can you smell it? Spring starts later this month and brings the scent of flowers and peanuts – at least in a ballpark. Try At Bat 12 for up-to-the-minute baseball fun, Sea Stars for a kid’s underwater race, and Dangerous Luxury Liner for a modern sea-faring adventure. At Bat 12 ($14.99)

No, it’s not free. In fact, it’s fifteen times more than your typical 99-cent app, but it’s still a lot cheaper than a trip to the ballpark. If you’re an MLB.TV Premium subscriber though, download the Lite version and log-in to get full access to all the features of this app.

The tag line reads, “Every game. Everywhere”, and that tells the story. You can follow real-time batter-by-batter action for every Major League Baseball game including the Spring training that’s about to begin. If you want more you can listen to Spring training radio or search for videos based on keywords. You can favorite a team for easy access to the latest games or use the home screen widget for in-progress scores around the league.

Sea Stars (Free)

It’s all “under the sea” and animated but it’s not Disney. Take control of beautiful tropical fish out in the wild, guide them to riches, and help them stay out of danger. The one-touch steering lets you dive the fish deep then fly them high out of the water and perhaps somersault in the air like a dolphin before splashing back down.

Pick up coins to raise your score and use the money to buy power-ups from the store. Ride bubbles, explore shipwrecks and sunken cities, and ride the waves of fun and fantasy.

Dangerous Luxury Liner (Free)

You play an undercover agent on the trail of smugglers. In this game’s back-story, you’ve followed the bad guys to a casino cruise ship. Unfortunately, you’ve been found out and get thrown into a room on-board the serves as a jail.

Now, you must puzzle your way free and off the ship by exploring the tools and tricks you can find. So far, the early users have found useful items like pliers, blasting caps, a Philips-head screwdriver and a gun. Now, they just need to figure out how to use them in combination to bust out. Bon Voyage!