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New Android apps worth downloading: eGifter, Where’s My Mickey?, Into the Dead update

by Phil Hornshaw

Need to give a gift to a friend or family member at the last minute? You might check out eGifter, an app that connects you with gift cards that you can often get at a discount and give to people through Facebook. We've also got some great games for today's apps worth downloading column: Where's My Mickey?, the latest title in Disney's Where's My Water? puzzle game franchise, and the updated Into the Dead, a first-person endless running game about sprinting around zombies.

eGifter (Free)

What’s it about? Give gift cards to friends and family quickly and easily with eGifter.

What’s cool? Buying gifts is almost always a big to-do, even when it's for someone for whom shopping is easy or a gift for which you're excited. Between visiting stores, shopping around, and trying to find “the perfect thing,” gift-giving can be stressful. Gift app eGifter looks to make gift-giving a bit simpler, allowing you to link into Facebook to find your friends and family and gift-giving events that are coming up, and then find and send gift cards straight from your device. The best part is, often gift cards are free or discounted, allowing you to save a little money, too.

Who’s it for? If you're in need of a quick and easy gift to give and want to save money, try eGifter.

What’s it like? Try Treater and Gift & Take for more mobile gift-giving opportunities.

Where's My Mickey? ($0.99)

What’s it about? Help Mickey get water in the latest entry into Disney's Where's My Water? series of puzzle games.

What’s cool? Like the other Where's My Water? games, Where's My Mickey? is about solving puzzles to get water through a series of levels and into pipes. In past games, the goal has been to dig paths for the water to travel through the ground. In Where's My Mickey?, things are much more based on weather. Players have to manipulate things like clouds in order to get water into the right set of pipes to clear each level. Where's My Mickey? includes 20 levels that are specifically optimized for tablets, and also has more characters and levels coming in the future.

Who’s it for? Puzzle game and Disney fans are the target audience for this one.

What’s it like? Try Where's My Water? and Where's My Perry?, two more games in the franchise that are a lot of fun.

Into the Dead update (Free)

What’s it about? Escape the zombie hordes in Into the Dead, a runner title in which players control a fleeing human from a first-person perspective.

What’s cool? Into the Dead begins with a helicopter crash that throws you, a lone survivor, into a huge field filled with the shambling undead. An endless runner from a first-person perspective, the game sends you running through the zombies and tasks you with dodging around them to the left or right. You can also nab a gun and other power-ups along the way to help keep you alive. Into the Dead's new update adds the “canine perk,” which gives you the benefit of a dog to help keep you alive, new online leaderboards that show you the scores of your Facebook friends, and more.

Who’s it for? If you like runners or zombie games, Into the Dead takes a great, dark approach to both.

What’s it like? For more great running titles, check out Temple Run 2 and Rayman: Jungle Run.

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