The apps you need on your Android device this week

Saving cats from aliens, stopping the destruction of earth and surviving undead - it can only be the best Android apps of the week

Bit of a theme this week for our best Android apps: Saving the day.

Whether that's rescuing cats from an alien invasion, avoiding the destruction of earth or surviving a zombie apocalypse, the latest Android finery will leave you feeling good about yourself. Unless you're an alien. Or a zombie, for that matter.

Prince of Persia: Shadow & Flame (US$3.57)

Prince of Persia: Shadow & Flame

Another week, another big name console port hits the app stores. Set after the events of Prince of Persia Classic, Shadow & Flame sees our wandering Prince setting out to uncover his past. It follows the original storyline across 14 levels and 5 environments, but expect brand new visuals and redesigned controls for a touchscreen audience.

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The Walking Dead: Assault (US$2.99)

The Walking Dead: Assault

This zombie strategy game based around Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic series (and AMC's TV show) shuffles onto the Google Play store some six months after its debut on the iOS App Store. Episode 1, ‘Days Gone Bye’ kicks off from the moment Rick Grimes wakes up in hospital. You’ll assemble your team of four from characters in the series to hunt for supplies, using and unlocking each character’s special abilities as you go in a bid to stave off the walkers.

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Super Mega Worm (US$0.99)

Super Mega Worm

If the title doesn’t have you scrambling for the download button, the gameplay and the glowing reviews of this new-to-Android retro-styled game should do. With Mother Earth on the brink of distinction, she has sent her last defence, Wojira (aka ‘the Great Death Worm’) to give careless humans what for. Your mission is to crawl, jump, eat and fireball waves of humans and their planet killing machines, growing and evolving into the ultimate weapon of destruction in the process. All this, and an eco message too. Lovely.

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Freedom Fall (US$4.98)

Freedom Fall

Freedom Fall is a fast-paced down-scrolling platformer, which sees you running, jumping, swimming and freefalling through a whole host of vertical levels, packed with traps to dodge, balloons to bounce on, jetboards to ride and bad guys to fight. Dark humour abounds, and what might look like a traditional fairytale with a princess, a step-mother, kings, dragons and a magic potion, is not altogether what it seems…

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Monster Shooter 2: Back to Earth (Free)

Monster Shooter 2: Back to Earth

Imagine an internet without cats. Scary, right? Monster Shooter 2 sees that threat become a reality, as aliens invade the earth in an attempt to swipe all the cats from the face of the planet. You and a rather impressive arsenal of weapons are out to stop this from happening over 80 levels and 4 environments. The single-player has three different game modes (Story, Survival and Endless) or you can try out the co-op gameplay where you and a friend can fight the invasion together, saving the planet’s feline friends from all manner of alien nastiness.

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