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 hilarious take on Fruit Ninja, a combination rhythm game/endless runner, an online Bomberman clone, and a game that's saved by its trailer. Without further ado:
Jack Lumber isn't all that interested in disguising his Fruit Ninja inspiration, but the trailer is so hilarious that we're wont to forgive him. Derivative play aside, the game manages to bring some new elements to the "slice up stuff while avoiding other stuff" genre, thanks to great art and a unique time-slowing mechanic. Now if only Owlchemy Labs could be convinced to bring their games to Android in a timely manner. Hint, hint.
A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the supernatural lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees, and boy does he have an axe to grind. Use the supernatural powers of Jack Lumber to massacre the forest in this time-warping, line-drawing, log-slicing, pun-filled lumberjacking mashup! Bust out your flannel to muster the strength and burlyness to solve the skill and logic puzzles (flannel not actually required).
We've seen games that let you play to your own music before. And we've seen endless runners before - a never-ending stream of endless runners, in fact. Now these two relatively okay tastes can taste mildly interesting together. The levels are generated by an algorithm that analyzes your local music files, and you'll need to employ a bit of finger acrobatics to get to the end of the track.
Ready!? Rush! SongRush is a musical arcade game that will allow you to play with your own music. Run, slide, jump and avoid all the obstacles. Beat your own music by pulling off perfect combos to win maximum points. Will you get to the end of your track? Try all the solo challenges and take on your friends in the weekly tournament. May the best rusher win!
This game is a shameless copy of Bomberman, and it doesn't care who knows it. But it does have at least one thing going for it: some pretty great online multiplayer, along with a seamless matchmaking system (it's pretty close to Pocket Fleet, one of my personal favorites). There's some heavy-handed pushing towards social sharing and a fair bit of advertising, but you can ignore all that and play as a guest for some quick matches with a handful of human opponents.
What’s more fun than blowing stuff up? Blowing stuff up together with your friends of course! Dive right into the action in one of Kibagames.com’s most popular games, Robomber. Meet your friends online anytime with this exclusive app and show them who’s boss. Collect mighty power-ups, create your own path and become king of the arena. And if you want to make it an even more engaging experience, you can register to rank up, unlock new characters, collect achievements and beat the best of the best.
Touch Of Death
Sometimes we include a game in a roundup because the art style is fresh, or the gameplay is unique, or the idea is original. And sometimes we include it because the trailer makes us giggle. Guess which category this one falls into. It's a bog-standard Infinity Blade-style fighter with a bit of Fruit Ninja thrown in, and the 2D graphics look like something you'd find in a middle school kid's notebook. But if you're in to gesture-based fighting (and cheesy Star Trek references) it might be worth a look.
To avenge your mentor's death you have to defeat the countless minions of the killer. Use precise timing and deadly gestures to burst the hearts of your foes in this frantic yet simple action game. Your friend and mentor is dying in your arms! Dastardly attacked and left to die. Tradition commands that you avenge this senseless death. It's a story as old as time and so you set out to face the many members of the killer's clan. Luckily you have mastered the secret Touch of Death: Dim Mak, the five-touch-heart-explosion-technique.
Don't miss our regular gaming coverage from earlier today:
- [New Game] Namco Forgets What Pac-Man Is For, Puts Him In An Endless Runner Called Pac-Man DASH
- Vector Unit Announces Release Date For Riptide GP 2, Will Hit The Play Store On July 23rd For $3
- Sprinkle Islands Review: Playing With Water Is Still Great Fun, But Some Things Feel A Little Soggy
- [Big Damn Heroes] Official Firefly Online Game Coming To Android In 2014
- [New Game] Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Sleazes Into The Play Store At Long Last