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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 19: PocketESN Pro, Cut the Rope: Experiments, Another World

by Ian Black

Start your week off with some fresh Android app experiments. With PocketESN Pro – ESN Checker, perform an important test before you buy a new (used) phone. In Cut the Rope: Experiments, find out what makes Om Nom tick. And, in Another World, learn the downside of experiments gone wrong.

PocketESN Pro – ESN Checker ($5.99)

Like to buy cell phones over the web? Here’s something you should be aware of: some bad actors will sell phones whose Electronic Serial Number (ESN) has been blacklisted by one or more CDMA carriers (Sprint, Verizon, BoostMobile) for unpaid bills and other reasons.

This app claims to check the ESN of any phone. So, you could use it to verify a phone’s whitelist status before buying it. This paid version will check any phone across carriers but the free version will check the ESN only of the phone upon which it is installed. Safe shopping!

Cut the Rope: Experiments ($0.99)

Om Nom, the little alien character from the original Cut the Rope has been accidently delivered to a mad scientist’s house, who decides to perform some experiments on the chubby green character. Fortunately, this professor seems more nutty than maniacal, so it’s still fun for all ages.

Strategically cutting the ropes to get the candy to Om’s mouth remains the goal, but you’ll find new elements – like water, rockets and rope guns – and new characters to enjoy. The professor narrates over the 125 levels and you can unlock pages from the professor’s photo album to share over Facebook.

Another World ($4.99)

A blast from the past. Physics researcher Lester Knight Chaykin is in the middle of experiments when his lab gets struck by lightning that throws him into... another world! The new world contains dangerous humanoids with murder on their mind. Lester must make his escape, his only help being a trusty laser gun and the ability to think on his feet.

Play this 20th anniversary – and new to Android in HD – edition of this classic PC-based adventure game. Shoot your way toward freedom, stopping occasionally to solve puzzles, as you slide, swing, climb and run back home.