06
Nov
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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 an interestingly ancient racing game, a tug-of-war tower defense title, and a game that I wouldn't play in front of my grandma. Without further ado:

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Chariot Wars

I do believe this is the first chariot racing game I've ever seen. The technical presentation is pretty good (even if the textures leave a little to be desired), and Chariot Wars will let you get your Ben Hur on in both the single-player campaign mode and online multiplayer. There's even an attempt at historical accuracy, at least in terms of location and art style... though I doubt any of the charioteers in ancient Rome could hit 70 miles an hour with just two horsepower.

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Chariot Wars is a AAA quality story-driven racing game set in Ancient Rome. Featuring stunning visuals, the game features both singleplayer and multiplayer modes.

• Singleplayer arcade racing including Championship and Time Trial modes
• 4 player multiplayer
• Game levels set in Ancient Greece, Egypt, Helvetia and Gaul
• Day and night levels
• Pushing the limits of current mobile 3D graphics hardware,
• Exciting singleplayer story told via a digital graphic novel
• Achievements & Global leaderboard
• Challenge your Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Game Circle friends to multiplayer racing matches
• Record your gameplay videos and upload to YouTube, Facebook
• Eight different chariot models
• Male and female charioteer avatars
• Multiple horse types

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Star Arena

Star Arena takes a lot of the ideas that are a core part of the tower defense genre... then removes the towers. You control a base and continually create autonomous units, which you can vaguely guide along paths to the opposite base (but not directly control). The game is definitely on the indie side in terms of production, but there's a huge focus on multiplayer, and the developers get extra points for eschewing the usual F2P pitfalls - no ads, no in-app purchases.

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Suit up, Commander! Humanity is in disarray and alien invaders have taken control of earth. You are the only remaining hope for humanity's survival, get into the battle! Star Arena is a fast paced 3D game that blends RTS elements with Tug of War into a seamless enjoyable mobile experience for hours on end.

  • Ad Free, and no pay to win aspects. When you buy the game, you own the entire game, period.
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Full 3D HD Graphics, scales to any resolution, tablet or phone!
  • Single Player modes (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • Fast Paced, Fun, Competitive Gameplay

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Luxuria Superbia

This game makes me feel dirty and I don't know why. There's nothing in the content that overtly declares any kind of adult intent... but the whole is greater than the sum of its (ahem) parts. If you want to feel mildly uncomfortable while playing with yourself, or extremely awkward while playing around others, Luxuria Superbia is the game for you.

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There’s twelve flower-like tunnels and a garden with a temple.
In the garden, you select a flower by turning the dial.
When you complete a flower the next one is unlocked.

A flower always starts out colorless.
But when you touch it, color fills the tunnel.
Stay in the glowing flower as long as possible!

Play slowly and gently to get a high score.
Just pushing through as fast as you can will result in failure.
The game wants you to take it easy and be playful.

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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.
  • CrazyPaladin

    Story-driven racing game set in Ancient Rome.Wait what?

  • Guest

    Yeah, I did notice the horses are a bit too fast and also lack some lateral motion. But what do you expect from the makers of Cargasm??? Apart from that, the horses are not bad for computer graphic horses (a very hard thing to do even with mocap). Candella is also more historically-correct than most game makers, which isn't saying much. Much better than any attempts I've seen at Chinese chariots and so forth. The thing that bothers me the most is the need for shill-reviews because Google almost forces developers in to it given the power of any clown to stick his ugly mug smack-dab in the middle of one's Google Play page!!!

  • Guybrush Threepwood

    Dear editor,
    regarding Luxuria SUPERBIA... three times you typed the name of the game, three times you did it wrong. Even embedding the trailer didn't help you notice!

    • Guest

      Fixed, thanks.

  • ChainsawCharlie

    That Chariot Wars kind of sounds interesting, but what is the catch (iap)?

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