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Sep
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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 game version of a popular and hilarious music video, an interesting take on the vertical platformer, and a reversal of the old Donkey Kong standard. Without further ado:

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Dumb Ways To Die

This game got its start as a viral animated music video, oddly promoting train and subway safety for the municipal transport system in Melbourne, Australia. The mobile game is a bit late to the party, but you'll be able to re-enact some of the adorably gruesome deaths from the "Dumb Ways To Die" song and hopefully prevent them. It's a lot like Wario Ware: a string of very simple mini-games with a twisted sense of humor. 

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You've seen the video—now the lives of those adorably dumb characters are in your hands. Enjoy 15 hilarious mini-games as you attempt to collect all the charmingly dumb characters for your train station, achieve high scores and unlock the famous music video that started it all. From piranhas and platforms to snakes and level crossings—tap, swipe, and flick to safely escape a wide range of DUMB WAYS TO DIE.

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Brave Bit

Brave Bit fancies itself a "micro platformer," which is pretty much the same as a regular platformer except that the platforms wrap around vertically to make the stages fit better on a small screen. Move your featureless square around avoiding traps, jumping gaps, and solving puzzles, using the various switches and lights to your advantage. The full game is just a buck, but there's a free version as well if you want to try it out.

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Brave Bit is a Challenging Die & Retry Micro Platformer, which would put your skills to the test. You simply need to navigate through the platforms, collect the Orbs one at a time in order to open up the Portal and advance through the levels whilst dodging the various hazardous objects which include Saws, Stompers, Cannons, Falling Spikes, Electric Fences, Machine Guns, Position Sensing Rockets, Spikes, Gears and Much More!!!

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    Yeti On Furry

    You're a yeti who finds the continued intrusion of mountain climbers abominable. So send those suckers tumbling down the hills with a selection of superpowers ranging from snowballs to sneezes. It's kind of like a reversal of the original Donkey Kong, where you play the enormous antagonist. Unfortunately it looks like Yeti On Furry (yes, Furry) is pretty heavy on the in-app purchases and social pushing. 

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    Unleash the yeti’s fury on completely crazy climbers in a hilarious tower defense in 3D... and fur. Confront an onslaught of insane climbers - from the most stupid to the most vicious - all of whom have special tricks for reaching the top of the mountain: tunnels, ziplines, even teleporters! With simplified touch gameplay, use your incredible super powers to defend your lair from the climbers! Sneezing, triangle concert or the Yeti’s fist of vengeance: no holds barred!

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    Be sure to check out our gaming coverage from earlier this week:

    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.
    • アドリアンタン郭華

      Finally Dumb Ways to Die arrives on Android ... but well, its a bloody fun game to pass the time. It gets increasingly difficult as you survive longer. Playing the game while walking should be another dumb ways to die, get run off by a car or collide with a cyclist or just even banging your head onto any surface. Thats how frustating yet addictive such games are, I almost threw my phone out my window

      • Adam92Wilkins

        no longer will i have to steal my girlfriends iphone...

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      App released in ios first and much later to android and forgot to implement a "press back to exit app". Check.

    • Steve Mobs

      [Insert another retarded Oh-This-Was-On-iOS fanboy statement here]

      Get over it.

      • アドリアンタン郭華

        Most of the comments are by Android fanboys actually, who are apalled that it always take so long to arrive on Android, and we are sad of that fact

    • StefanW

      Hesitant about the "Record audio" permission of DWTD. Is it needed in-game?

      • jonathan3579

        Probably because it uses the mic for one of the mini games. (You have to blow in it to keep your plane from crashing.)

    • Matthew Fry

      Excited to see some Yeti On Furry action.

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