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New Android apps worth downloading: Pimp Your Screen with Widgets, Spaceteam, M&M Clash of Heroes

by Phil Hornshaw

Get your Android Home screen to feel more “you” with today's first App Worth Downloading. It's called Pimp Your Screen with Widgets, and that's exactly what it is – an app that lets you customize your Home screen, control widgets, add wallpapers and more. We've also got two great games for your attention: Spaceteam, a party game in which players take on the roles of technicians on a spaceship and have to work together to keep from exploding, and M&M Clash of Heroes, a role-playing game with strategic puzzle gameplay.

Pimp Your Screen with Widgets ($0.99)

Pimp Your Screen with WidgetsWhat’s it about? Adjust how your Android's Home screen looks and how it functions with Pimp Your Screen With Widgets, a control panel that gives you full control over customization options such as widgets and wallpapers.

What’s cool? Pimp Your Screen is all about customizing your Android device to suit your needs. The app includes a bunch of wallpapers you can use to deck out your device to your liking, for a start, and you can set the app to automatically change your wallpapers to keep things fresh. Pimp Your Screen also lets you make adjustments to the widgets that appear on your device, allowing you to create simple ones for things like the time or weather reports, and giving you full control over what data they show, or don't.

Who’s it for? Anyone looking for some greater Android customization options should check out what Pimp Your Screen has on offer.

What’s it like? Snag Beautiful Widgets or HD Widgets for more widget and customization options.

Spaceteam (Free)

SpaceteamWhat’s it about? Spaceteam puts you on the bridge of a starship, demanding that you man a control panel, along with several friends, and yell at each other in hopes of delaying the destruction of your ship for as long as possible.

What’s cool? A party game at heart, Spaceteam takes a hilarious page from science fiction everywhere, turning your Android device into a control panel on a spaceship. What those controls actually do is incidental – the point of the game isn't that you know what you're doing, but that you communicate with your friends. Each of you gets prompts on your screen that correspond to controls on someone else's, so you'll need to shout out things like “Adjust Astral Synth!” and someone else will need to carry out the order. The longer you can stay coordinated and reacting quickly, the longer your ship will survive, but things get crazier the longer you last.

Who’s it for? Sci-fi fans and casual game players who want a bit of a party experience (with a goofy Star Trek-like twist), grab Spaceteam.

What’s it like? For another fun party game, check out Phrase Party.

M&M Clash of Heroes ($4.99)

M&M Clash of HeroesWhat’s it about? A role-playing game with puzzle-based gameplay, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes takes players into a deep game world, in which they do battle with match-3 gameplay that has a strategic bent.

What’s cool? Clash of Heroes is a title that was formerly only available on iOS and the Nintendo 3DS. It tasks players with working through the story of a fantasy world in which demons are looking to shatter an alliance of humans and elves, and are doing so by making things look as though each group is responsible for attacking the other. As you work through the game, you'll engage in battles in which your forces are activated through match-3 gameplay – that is, you'll have a grid of characters, and matching three together activates their ability to attack your opponent. Strategic use of blocking against oncoming attacks and positioning your troops for maximum effectiveness is key to success, as well.

Who’s it for? If you enjoy both RPGs and puzzlers, Clash of Heroes offers tons of both, with a deep story and hand-drawn art style to boot.

What’s it like? Kingdom Rush and Great Big War Game are two titles that also require strategic thinking from players.

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