Android Qi Weekly Round-Up
This week's top stories...
12th May 2012
Top-notch browser-based Android management system AirDroid is now more secure and feature packed than ever, thanks to a brand-new update. To make the login process a little easier, Sand Studio has added a QR login feature, allowing you to bypass the inputting of passwords through one simple scan. Security surrounding the 'https' connection has also been beefed up, meaning you can connect over wi-fi without fear of external interference.
The latest update to tower defence title Guns'n'Glory WW2 will help give battle-weary generals the extra resources they need to wipe their enemies off the map. Players can now requisition supplies mid-battle by calling in a silver coin airdrop. Once received, these coins can be used to purchase more troops, thereby bolstering your forces and (hopefully) securing victory for your chosen army.
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Warping into the upper atmosphere of the Android Qi chart this week is the alien-infested cartoon caper Farm Invasion USA.
This comically over-the-top endless-runner from HandyGames puts you behind the spinning thresher of a combine harvester, and tasks you with defending the Redneck family farmstead against an invading force of popcorn-loving aliens.
In addition to the UFO-shredding farm equipment at your disposal, a number of extra weapons and upgrades can be acquired along the way, giving you plenty of methods of dispatching E.T.'s multi-coloured buddies.
Life of Android's reviewer found Farm Invasion USA's fast-paced freaky-farming gameplay a hoot and a holler, describing it as "More fun than grappling with a greased pig."
Lurking in the shadowy recesses of the Android Qi Top 10, meanwhile, is the vampire-themed MMORPG Dark Legends.
Focusing on the bloodier side of vampire mythology, Spacetime's 'Twilight for adults' title contains an expansive narrative and regular doses of real time hack 'n' slash combat.
If you're a social flower, the multiplayer support will allow you to tackle creatures of the night with allies at your side. Alternatively, you can take on your undead brothers and sisters fang-to-fang in the game's PvP modes.
The folks over at Gamezebo took a shine to the impressive scope of Dark Legends, saying: "it's a massive game to sink your teeth into".
So long as you have massive teeth...?