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 a couple of puzzlers, a slightly metaphysical adventure game, and a pacifistic real-time strategy title. Without further ado:
Hundreds is amazingly simple: you've got a hundred points to distribute among a number of circles. Place them on the circles, and they grow larger. Get all 100 out of your possession onto the circles without letting them touch, and you win the round. It's one of those deceptively easy concepts that nonetheless becomes progressively harder, and there are plenty of puzzles to make Hundreds worth both your time and your dime.
The goal of Hundreds: Grow at least 100 points between the circles in each puzzle. Circles turn red and volatile while being grown and if they collide, it's game over. It's that easy.
- Over 100 unique puzzles - no filler!
- Elegant, minimalist graphics
- Mesmerizing original soundtrack
Gears is a marble game at its heart: tilt your phone or tablet to roll a steampunk ball around the 3D environment, reaching the end of the stage and collecting as many McGuffin points as you can without falling off. But the graphics are surprisingly great (it's based on the Unity engine), and there's at least some attempt made at a story. If you don't like tilt controls, there's also a swipe option.
Explore the fanciful world of Gears, a gorgeous 3D ball-rolling platformer packed with imaginative challenges. Pick up as many power-points as possible with either a swipe of the finger or through tilting your device. Beat the clock and collect cogs in 27 levels spanning 3 unique worlds!
- 3 unique worlds: The Brass Menagerie, Rivers of Magma, and the Cavern of Omens
- 27 obstacle-riddled levels
- One finger swipe or tilt controls
- Vivid high-definition graphics
The Story Of Choices
Some fanciful takes on quantum theory state that every decision you make creates an alternate world in which you chose differently. The idea of small choices with big consequences is explored in this free 8-bit style adventure game. Once you've explored one branching path to the full, you can go back and try another, perhaps where you had a biscuit with breakfast instead of an English muffin. It's not exactly cutting edge (The Story of Choices was created in less than two days), but it should be appealing for fans of 8-bit style and chiptune music.
The Story of Choices has a very complex story line, with multiple paths and endings, based on small decisions, such as "wake up" or "snooze" a little while longer. Our hero, named Choices, needs to avoid war between two kingdoms as he works as a messenger between the two kings. Make him choose wisely, and you could even get the princess to marry him.
- Multiple Endings
- Find out all possible outcomes
- Endless Replayability
- Involving Story
- Game created in a 36 hour game jam
Low Life is a combination of real-time strategy (Without the guns or explosions) and a bit of puzzle solving. You guide a group of amorphous creatures through a harsh world, getting through obstacles, avoiding bad guys, and solving some simple puzzles on the way. The full game is has 84 levels, but you can try out the first half in this free demo.
You’re responsible for the fate of The Plebs, a sweet but clueless bunch of guys who need your help to get them through the dangerous world they find themselves in. Directing the action from above you must get them through 84 levels of mayhem to find the teleport home. Direct the Plebs as a group or select individuals for special missions. Find keys, hit switches, throw bombs and shoot guns! The world is full of dangers including the nastier types of low life, ready to pounce on your guys if they get close enough.
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