Alright, guys. All Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner and whether you’re going to be busy hitting up your local haunted mazes, getting drunk with scantily clad vixens, or just spending a relaxing evening at home with a handful of horror movies, we wanted to make sure your Android device was fully stocked this weekend with the latest and greatest Halloween themed apps from the Play Store. Some of these are gonna be familiar to you, while others may be a bit more obscure. No matter what, there’s a little something here for everyone. Here are 9 Halloween themed apps, updates, and discounts for your Halloween weekend.
Dead Trigger is definitely a fan favorite ’round these parts and while it seemed like a no brainer that the zombie filled game would find its way onto our list, that’s not the only reason. As it turns out, developer Madfinger is introducing a Halloween update for Dead Trigger players, bringing about an all new level dubbed the Haunted Graveyard. Inside you’ll find the zombies wearing jack-o-lanterns on their heads — which, as it turns out, doesn’t offer much protection — and an all new crossbow weapon ala Daryl from the Walking Dead. Oh, and for those that wanna get real buck nasty, the minigun is now being offered at a reduced price. Check out Madfinger’s awesome Halloween Update video below.
Zombiewood is new to the Google Play Store and brings mindless, dual-stick shooting action to your Android device. The story is based around a zombie outbreak in Hollywood where celebrities and movie stars have been transformed into the undead. You’ll blast your way through 11 Hollywood themed movie sets, using a total of 20 different weapons at your disposal. This is a free title courtesy of the boys at Gameloft, and will be kept fresh with regular content updates (new movie sets, weapons, and outfits). Don’t think. Just download.
Zombie Toss is a strange new title that slipped into the Play Store last week. This is what happens when you mix zombies with Fruit Ninja (and toss them in a red wine sauce). If you can get past the annoying GMO social gaming network setup thingy (it can be skipped), you’ll find a game with loads of creativity, depth and good, gruesome fun.
Spoiler: The critically acclaimed Ski Safari will 100% make its way onto my list of top Android games of 2012 — it’s that good. Not one to rest on their laurels, developer Defiant Development has added a Halloween Update which introduces a brand new “Monster Mountain” level. But that’s not the half of it. Inside, you’ll find Yetti’s replaced with Frankenstein, coffin snowmobiles, Thing-esque sleds, wolves, bats — even Sven has been given a makeover, transformed into Count Dracula. Truly, truly awesome. You can download Ski Safari for only $.99 cents in the Google Play Store.
Tongue Tied is a wonderful, lighthearted Android game that follows the adventures of Mick & Ralph, two dogs joined at the… tongue who must work together to find the elusive “Wonderbone.” Okay, forget the story. The game is mix between a runner (the level is constantly advancing), and wacky physics puzzler, offering enough challenge for veterans, while keeping it light and fresh for the kiddies. For their Halloween update, developer Mojo Bones LTD has added a spooky new cemetery stage and newly reduced price of 99 cents. Better hurry, ‘cuz this wont last forever.
Blood of the Zombies
Okay, this next title wont exactly be everyone’s cup of tea — the $6 price tag is enough to scare frugal buyers away — but for the more mature Androids out there, Blood of the Zombies will be a great title to add to their download list. I say that because BotZ is a “digital fighting fantasy gamebook.” This makes it part “choose-your-own-adventure” and part RPG. You’ll roll dice, make tough choices and more importantly, become enthralled in a story where you decide the fate of the world. Yeah, pretty intense stuff. Make sure to check out the trailer video below for a taste of Blood of the Zombies. For those that do give it a spin, make sure you leave a comment and let me know how you like it. Definitely curious to try this one out.
Alright, we couldn’t feature nothing but games in our Halloween mashup, so I had to throw in a wild card. ZombieBooth is a self-zombie creating simulator where you choose various zombie effects to apply to yourself, a friend, or even — you guessed it — your dog. Cuz who wouldn’t want to see little Sparky all Frankenweenie’d out for Halloween. Precious. The game gives you a few zombie faces free of charge, after which you’ll have to pony up real money in exchange for coins. If you’re the real cheap type, I guess you could always uninstall/reinstall for more zombie creations but what you lose in dignity can never be replaced. Have fun!
If you’ve been on the earth as long as I have, you’ll remember at some point in your elementary schooling firing up Oregon Trail. Part educational game and part awesome — Oregon Trail had you and your family travel cross country in hopes of making it safely to California. Not everyone survived — heck, I never once made it to Cali — but that was part of the fun. Organ Trail (see what they did there?) takes that same old-school gaming premise, but throws a modern day zombie apocalypse into the mix. I’m sure that was enough to get your attention. For the Halloween weekend, Organ Trail can be downloaded for an insanely low 99 cents. This one is pretty much a no-brainer.
Beach Buggy Blitz
Beach Buggy Blitz was released a few weeks back and developer Vector Unit is bringing a Halloween update that includes an all new “Grim Rod” car to tear up the race tracks with, and 2 new characters: MC Skelly, and Mister Happy. The Tegra optimized title pits you against other wacky and zany characters, in a race track filled with jumps, obstacles and animals. Definitely a fan favorite, this is as close to kart racing as you’re gonna get without downloading an emulator. Best of all, it’s free to download and play.
So, that wraps up out Halloween themed apps from the Google Play Store. We know there are loads more and if you guys find any good ones, make sure to give us a shout out below and we’ll add ’em to the list. Hope you guys have a safe and fun Halloween weekend. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some slutty Pikachu’s to chase after in my Gangnam Style suit. Cheers.