Fresh Android Apps for Aug. 23: Houston Texans Mobile, Reckless Getaway, Shoot The Birds

by Ian Black

Keep tabs on an NFL team from the Lone Star State while on the go with Houston Texans Mobile.

For fun, let your hair down with Reckless Getaway or look skyward in anger with Shoot the Birds.

Houston Texans Mobile (Free)

Are you ready for some football? Verizon Wireless has delivered a nice update to this mobile connection to the Houston Texans in time for the regular NFL season, which starts September 8, but the app works on Android phones from all carriers.

Look for original team videos, stats, schedule info, photos, news feeds, and live scores from games. So far the reviews look good – perhaps most telling is a rave review from a Houston fan that has moved away but left his heart on the gridiron.

The most requested missing feature – live audio coverage of the games.

Reckless Getaway ($2.99)

Obey the speed limit. Click-it or ticket. Two plus passengers required for traveling in the commuter lane. Sometimes it seems driving has more regulations than the tax code, so it’s nice to cut loose every so often and get a little reckless, if only virtually.

Race through 16 different levels dodging oncoming traffic and trying to outwit the cops. You just robbed a bank, see, so you’ve got to escape with the loot. Smash and bash your way to victory and enjoy the chaos.

A high-end Android device is recommended (like the Xperia PLAY) and the developers are promising more unlockable chapters and game modes in future updates.

Shoot The Birds ($1.14)

Think of this game as the backlash after the fictional bird attacks of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

A mysterious pumpkin-headed bird hater has taken matters – and a crossbow – into his own hands. Pull back and shoot, a la Angry Birds, and fire the arrows of death at harmless fowl passing overhead. Score more points for “objectives” like skewering more than one bird with one arrow or killing several birds in a row without missing.

After a successful streak, reach fury mode, where the pumpkin head bursts into flames!

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