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 the latest pixelated title from Noodlecake, a game that rides Olympic coattails, a game for insane pony enthusiasts, and a (possible) driving sequel. Without further ado:
If you combine the basics of Dig Dug and the free-tapping gameplay of the Where's My Water series, you might get something very much like Micro Miners. Noodlecake's latest game has you both digging and filling in various kinds of earth in order to guide your miners to different payloads. You'll have to hit all of them to win, and the screen continually scrolls, keeping fans of twitch games happy. Visuals are typically pixelated, but the production looks like it's as solid as ever.
Use your finger as a pickaxe, dig tunnels and guide the Micro Miners to the Gold, Silver and Coal deposits. Where's my lemmings? Microminers is an arcade-puzzler which revolves around the control of a vast horde of tiny miners. The screen is constantly scrolling downward, and it’s your job to collect all the available deposits of gold, silver, and coal that you see. Any missed resource represents a strike, and the level is considered failed if you miss three chances to collect.
Ski Challenge 14
With the Winter Olympics only a few months away, you can expect to see the Play Store flooded with winter-themed sports titles very soon. The first of these is Ski Challenge 14, and while it's certainly a free-to-play cash in, the graphics and gameplay look like they're worthy of attention. According to the description, the ski runs are based on real runs from pro ski events, including Sochi. The developers plan to hold regular weekend events (or at least achievements connected to online leaderboards).
Enjoy a little suspense, action and thrills? Then Ski Challenge 14 is right for you! The rapid 3D ski simulations game offers exciting races and spectacular downhill runs this winter. FOR FREE! Experience exciting events and fly down the slope at 130 km/h - your new personal best is within reach. Customize your skier and make your own individual outfit to make yourself stand out! Various control options, training mode, helmet camera for that realistic skiing experience, replay mode, and much more await you.
Crazy Horses: Unstabled!
This game looks like someone tried to clone My Little Pony while high. The object is to steer or herd your horses away from objectionable bulls. When they hit the bulls, the horses explode, which seems like a bit of a stretch. They also explode if they're hit by a tornado, train, or bomb, which seems far more likely. Sickeningly cute graphics and sound effects accompany a pretty straightforward game which should please fans of the various air traffic control titles out there.
The Crazy Horses have bolted from the stable! Round them up and herd them back before their arch-enemies the Bullies skewer, flatten or blow them up!
- Gorgeous 3D cartoon graphics
- Cute and funny characters
- Power-ups and items galore
- Frantic lassoing action
- Awesome unicorns!!!
Sports Car Challenge 2
Technically this is a sequel to Fishlabs' original Sports Car Challenge. I say technically, because it's got exactly the same cars, tracks, and features - we honestly can't tell if this is a new game or just a re-submitted copy. (It crashes on my daily driver phone, if you're wondering.) In either case, it's a free download, so give it a chance if you want to test-drive a Bugatti against a ghost driver.
High-end racing on mobile enters the next round with Sports Car Challenge 2 by Volkswagen Group (China) and Fishlabs. Drive a total of 14 exclusive super cars by international top-brands such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche and Volkswagen. Enjoy photo-realistic 3D graphics and spectacular attention to detail. Show your skills on the asphalt in three ambitious game modes and make your way to the top of the global leader boards. Fill your trophy room with the rewards from dozens of challenging achievements!
Be sure to check out our gaming coverage from earlier today: