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Fresh Android Apps for Apr. 6: AmazingBaby, Smuggle Truck, Tower Defense: Lost Earth

by Ian Black

Grow your baby’s brain with AmazingBaby, then spend the weekend playing Smuggle Truck and Tower Defense: Lost Earth.

AmazingBaby (Free)

Need a little coaching while you parent your newborn? This app comes filled with helpful developmental activities, including what you’ll need in terms of props and why it’s good for your baby’s social, motor and cognitive skills.

It’s delivered by the maker of Enfamil baby formula and features an easy-to-use design, 17 activities and instructions, and the ability to save and share photo memories of your kids performing these actions.

Go baby!

Smuggle Truck ($3.99)

Sometimes games make light of serious subjects. This game fits that mold. You control an old-time pickup smuggling truck whose cargo bed comes filled with the humans that you plan to carry over the nearest border.

It’s really a physics puzzle which tries hard to defy the laws of gravity. You’ll encounter TNT, roadkill, loop-de-loops, and other obstacles trying to slow you down. The game also includes a level editor that allows you to create your own fun.

Tower Defense: Lost Earth (Free)

Who needs another tower defense-genre game? You! What this game perhaps lacks in originality, it makes up for in killer graphics and frantic action. The back story? Your spaceship followed probe data to find an Earth-like inhabitable planet. Unfortunately, others (namely hostile aliens), found it as well.

Now, you’ll have to place and upgrade defensive weapons to fight back the onslaught of invaders. You know the drill if you’ve ever played this type of game. What’s new are the brilliant colors of the weapons, enemies and landscape, and the blistering fast-pace of the alien waves and death-ray combat.