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Last Updated: October 24th, 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 an online battler with the soul of a 2D side-scroller, a stylish silhouetted space shooter, and a rather typical (if flashy) 3D endless runner. Without further ado:

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Oh My Heroes!

What happens when you mix Battleheart aesthetics, hack-and-slash mechanics, and online multiplayer? If you download Oh My Heroes!, you might just find out. This side-scroller throws in a ton of old-school combat and RPG elements with a MOBA framework and no small amount of humor. There's also a single player mode where you can hone your skills.... but unfortunately, you'll need an active internet connection even if you're going solo.

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Long, long ago in a realm far, far away, it was all peace and happy. But one day, the Magic Crystals fall from above, full of magical energies that can even give people the ability of respawn. Endless battles then began for the control of the Magic Crystal. Now it's your destiny to fight and discover the unknown power behind them. Partner with online teammates and beat the opposite team to collect the Magic Crystals. Hire more heroes and upgrade their unique skills.

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The Rockets

Blacked-out foreground and pastel background is developer code for "indier than thou." While this art style has been beaten with so many sticks that it could really use a rest, I don't think it's ever been applied to a space shooter before. You've got your standard waves of enemies and screen-filling attacks, plus the usual upgrade path that comes with single-player F2P games. Wait a second. Is that a Cylon Raider? Instant download.

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The Rockets is an arcade boss-based shoot 'em up. Take control of your space-ship and starting blasting your way through cool & unique levels. As you progress through the adventure style campaign you'll be able to upgrade your ship and unlock new abilities by spending loot acquired from fallen enemies. The game is simple to play - yet strangely addictive and challenging. Start blasting your way to victory now!

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Alien Apocalypse

You can guess pretty much everything you need to know about Alien Apocalypse from looking at the screenshots. 3D endless runner? Check. Generic evil bad guys? Check. Vehicular sections for powered-up destruction? Check. Free to play with in-app currency for upgrades? You got it. It looks like a serviceable time-killer with some impressive presentation, but don't fall down the IAP rabbit hole.

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Bad and Ugly aliens are setting up their bases in the heart of the tropical jungles of the planet and everything now seems lost... but fortunately the human race has Zambo on their side! Zambo, the arsenal man, alone is worth a whole army! Equipped with bombs, pistol, machine gun, plasma gun, flamethrower and bazooka ... is an unstoppable force! And what of his personal and powerful robot "the pulper" that he can drive in battle? Who can stop Zambo? Perhaps the horde of horrible and slimy alien creatures from other worlds?

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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.
  • Michael

    Please tell me, I'm not the only one who stopped to read this because of the
    "Oh My" in the tittle.

  • http://www.jugarjugar.net/ Jugar Jugar

    It's great. Take a look at the photos to see. It's so beautiful. how beautiful interface. I really believe in using the information from the user.

  • Jadephyre

    Why are these endless runners so popular that more and more keep cropping up ?
    I know mobile games are supposed to be short time-wasters for when you have to wait somewhere, but come on...

  • Matthew Fry

    The Rocket description is pretty funny.