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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 a startlingly realistic skateboard game, a proud dungeon crawler, and a super-sized take on Rock, Paper, Scissors. Without further ado:

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True Skate

Remember those little "finger" skateboards that were all the rage back in middle school (my middle school, anyway)? Here's a video game version that's basically the same idea. The graphics and physics in True Skate live up to the title, replacing the usual Tony Hawkish avatar with your fingers. It's too bad that the only way to get new skate parks is to pay for an in-app purchase on top of the $2 price tag - come on, True Axis, just charge five bucks and give us everything.

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The most authentic skateboarding sim ever. As close as you can get to a real skate board with out getting a scraped knee.

Features:
- Realistic touch based physics.
- Flick the board to make it react exactly how you would expect.
- Drag your finger on the ground to push.
- A beautiful skate park to get lost in including ledges, stairs, grind rails plus a bowl, half pipe and quarter pipes. (An additional skate park is now available as an In-App Purchase)

Available by IN-APP BILLING only:
- Additional skate park.
- We hope to bring more new skate parks to True Skate in the future.

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Deep Dungeons Of Doom

Deep Dungeons Of Doom is a tongue-in-check throwback to the days of soul-crushingly difficult side-scrollers. You've got your choice of a knight, mage, or ranger/thief, an assortment of weapons and equipment, and a big ol' dungeon to crawl around in. While I wish the art looked more like the hand-drawn characters in the Play Store (8-bit style has become a real crutch for mobile games) it looks like a solid bit of fun for fans of the genre.

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This game is only for the brave. Dungeons await, each one deeper, each one more perilous and each one more challenging than the last. You will meet monsters and you will need skill and tactics to defeat them. You will find weird and wonderful treasures along the way. Most will help you, but some might not. You may choose to play as a Crusader, a Witch or a Mercenary – in fact each one might well be required if you are to successfully complete your quest – but knowing when to use each one is something you are going to have to figure out for yourself.

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Monster Jam

If Pacific Rim has got you all hot and bothered for some giant monster fights.... well, this game probably isn't the solution, but it's cute nonetheless. Another one of those 24-hour projects, Monster Jam is a turn-based fighting game that boils down to a more complicated version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. You can beat down the computer or duke it out in local multiplayer.

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Behold Studios took almost 24 hours, a lot of pizzas, chocolate milk and sodas to create this simple but very fun game. Is a local multiplayer or a singleplayer against AI fight, with dense strategy and simple tasks. In each turn, both players choose an action – Attack, Load, Heal or Guard – and both actions happens at the same time. Lose the player who first gets to zero points of health.

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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.
  • Kevin Aaronson

    Why don't they charge five bucks and give you every thing? Well if you pay five bucks you get everything. I don't understand your reasoning. Pay 3 bucks get the game pay five bucks get everything in the game.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      It's a bit shady the way the developers do it.

    • WhyWai

      that's why I gave up smartphone gaming.

  • Mobile Phones Fan

    Um, what's up with including just these itty-bitty thumbnail images? I was expecting the usual medium-res links but this is like looking through binoculars, backward.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Bit of a copy error there - glad you spotted it. They should be full-sized now.

  • Misti curia

    Yay true skate finally on android

  • xStagGx

    Deep Dungeons Of Doom is amazing! I love pixel games, this one has good battle system, pleasure soundtrack and nice history