Best Android apps this week

These are the apps your Android phone deserves – and the ones it needs right now

Defender £Free

Fun graphics, great monster bosses and one mission (to defend your castle) make this free Android game a worthy sapper of your time. Arrows at the ready, boys.

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LOVEFiLM by Post £Free

If you're still a fan of the quaint activity of receiving sealed DVD envelopes and sending them back to LOVEFiLM in the post, you won't be too disappointed that the first app from the movie streaming giant focuses on rental list management. If you want to stream movies, you'll have to be patient.

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Need for Speed Hot Pursuit £3.99

Choose between driving as a Cop and a Racer in this slightly pricey (for Android) arcade racing game from EA. Supercars include the Lamborghini Reventon and the Pagani Zonda Cinque – we see policemen in Lambos all the time.

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8tracks £Free

Advertising itself as Pandora but with more social curation –in other words, with humans and not bots working out what you'll like – this app offers over 300,000 mixes and playlists sorted by genre. Curators include Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Vice – achingly trendy then.

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WildTangent Games App £Free

This games-centric app store makes it easier to find top quality gaming titles – like, er, Fruit Ninja. The currency is WildCoins, as on the online version, with game rentals starting at one WildCoin per day.

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