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Last Updated: July 19th, 2013

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:

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Jack Lumber

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.

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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).

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Song Rush

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.

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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!

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Robomber

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
  • HellG

    "but the trailer is so hilarious that we're wont to forgive him"
    I think you mean We are "going" to forgive him?
    thanks for the roundup nonetheless :)

    • JBD

      Wont means inclined to do something. So the trailer is so funny that they really want to forgive him.

      • HellG

        We are wont to forgive him?
        How is this even considered proper grammar?
        *I'm not being a grammar Nazi or anything i'm just really interested as i have never heard of this term before*

        • Jeff9

          "Wont" (non apostrophized, pronounced like "want") is an english word. As JBD mentioned, it means "accustomed to" or "inclined to," and though it's not often used, it is used correctly here. Another example:

          "He was wont to arise at 5:30 every morning." This means, "He was usually inclined to arise at 5:30."

          As a noun, it can mean someone's customary behavior:

          "Dave avoided the sci-fi programs on TV, as was his wont." This means Dave avoided the sci-fi programs on TV, as he was usually inclined to do so." :)

          • HellG

            you learn something new everyday, even though it still sound like bad grammar but you have put up enough proof, here take my like :)

    • Jeremiah Rice

      JBD and Jeff9 are correct. Cut me some slack here - these roundups are basically boilerplate, and sometimes a writer has to make his own entertainment.

      • Matthew Fry

        LOL. And this particular one is pretty dull. (The apps not the writing!)

  • http://www.avionicsideas.blogspot.com/ Kamran Zia

    Really awesome collection of games. I am gonna try robomber bcoz i liked bomber man. There was a game named kavinsky i found on some post as App of the day on http://www.mobileosworld.com. That is really awesome and I suggest you must try that out

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