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Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got an impressively stylish puzzler, a snowball fight simulator, a game that lets you empathize with the TSA, a strategic take on World Of Goo, and a game that mixes solitaire with golf to surprisingly OK results. Without further ado:

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Block Block Block

See those blocks? Get them all in a straight line. See the one that are different colors? Get them in straight lines as well. That's the simple premise behind Block Block block, the latest in Noodlecake's simple, addicting portfolio. There are more than 200 levels, and like all good puzzle games, the difficulty ramps up as you progress. The game is free, with a $2 in-app purchase to remove ads - nice.

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Block Block Block is a simple, fun and relaxing puzzle game. The basics are easy. Solve the puzzles by getting 3 blocks of the same color in a row or column. Things get challenging however when multiple colors, moving blocks and various puzzle elements are introduced. If it gets too hard our dynamic hint system will help you by solving only some or all of the puzzle for you.

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SnowJinks

Remember Epoch, that awesome cover-based shooter with the excellent mobile controls? SnowJinks is like that, for fans of Calvin & Hobbes' snowball fight strips. (It's from the same developer, by the way.) Take cover as you engage in mortal snow-battle with a collection of bullies. Special attacks, power-ups, and other unlikely front-yard scenarios are played out as you dodge, duck, dive, dip, and dodge the opponent's missiles. Be on the lookout for some pretty heavy-handed IAP.

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SnowJinks takes snowball fights to an epic new level! Join Jack and Jill as they defend their neighborhood against an icy onslaught - how many bullies can you clobber with snowballs before you have to head home?

  • Duck, roll and leap through a wintry wonderland filled with snowmen, backyard playgrounds, ice forts and holiday cheer!
  • Dodge attacks from the local bullies: the terrible Taunter, the explosive Shoveler, the chilling Freezer and the infuriatingly-accurate Pitcher!
  • Keep an eye out for Presents that can freeze your opponents, replace your snowball with a fireball, give you a quick healing fix, or even make coins rain from the sky!
  • Grab Coins to spend on an array of cool and crazy Hats, Snowballs and Present upgrades!

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Airport Scanner

The TSA is possibly the most-hated government organization in America. But it's always good to empathize, so Airport Scanner lets you live out the mind-numbingly awful job of a TSA X-ray observer. Scan and confiscate deadly items like nail clippers, safety scissors, and sometimes guns (you know, if you feel like it). The game is free with in-app purchases.

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Fun, fast paced and addictive! Work your way through five airports, upgrade your XRAY scanner and complete all 21 missions! Everyday at the airport is busy and hidden among the impatient travelers are a bunch of bad guys trying to bring all kinds of bad stuff onto flights. It’s your job to scan the carry-on luggage, find the illegal items and get flights out on time. To make your job easier, you have an awesome X-RAY scanner that you can upgrade with all kinds of power ups and a trio of burly TSA agents that will lay down the pain on any troublemakers.

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Gelluloid

So there's this lab, and they've made some gel. And apparently it is intelligent, though how you could tell is beyond me. Also, it fights against other, likewise intelligent gels in a real-time strategy environment (though movement seems to be limited by pre-set paths). Out move and outmaneuver other gels to claim victory in several modes across more than 100 maps. There's no multi-player at the moment, but separate game saves are supported.

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Prove your tactics and strategy skills in this awesome real time strategy game by controlling an intelligent type of gel which learns new abilities from the enemies it encounters - welcome to project Gelluloid! Learn new abilities, advised by the G.A.P. (Gelluloid Asistance Program), as you progress through carefully designed campaigns. Uncover new gameplay modes, new units and enhance your gel with powerful upgrades.

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Fairway Solitaire

Combining golf and single-player card games would probably make the most boring sport imaginable, but developer Big Fish is game for a try. You're fighting against a gopher, Caddyshack-style, in a game pf solitaire with Golf-inspired add-ons and powerups. Surprisingly good voice work is done by a pair of bickering announcers. The game is a free download, but you'll have to pony up one dollar for the full version.

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Big Fish is pleased to announce that Fairway Solitaire™ is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! One of the most exciting and addictive card games available includes solitaire hands dealt on more than 408 hand-crafted golf holes, 4 mini games, 37 trophies, a golf shop, golf announcers, hazard cards, and one SERIOUSLY ticked off gopher! Follow this hilariously sarcastic story of the gopher and his seething disdain and desire to put all golfers in their place!

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Matt Gibson

    SnowJinks and Gelluloid look very awesome

  • Sinistar83

    Getting a "Funky Smugglers" vibe from the Airport Scanner game.