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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 sneaky dungeon crawler, a bullet-filled tank shooter, and a snowplow simulator that will fire you at the drop of a beanie. Without further ado:

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Rogue: Beyond The Shadows

The titular rogue in Beyond the Shadows doesn't really fit the classical mold - he'll dungeon crawl with the best of them, utilizing magic and big weapons when appropriate. But he also gets his sneak on in at least a few levels, creeping up behind bad guys for a one hit kill. There is no shortage of dungeon crawlers on Android, but this one includes extra missions designed by the game's forum members. The core game is free with ads, which can be removed with a $2 in-app purchase.

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You have lived all your life in the same town and known each of your neighbors for many years... But one day you wake up suddenly in the middle of the forest, alone, lost, and confused. When you return to your hometown, nobody remembers who you are. Something terrible has happened, and your adventure has just begun. Explore a fantasy world full of magic, goblins, skeletons, lizards, gnolls, necromancers, golems... and many more.

Scrap Tank

Scrap Tank is an interesting mix of a 2D shoot-em-up and an endless runner. You control a slow, lumbering tank that's constantly firing from its main canon, with only the angle of fire and speed of the treads to worry about. As you blast through endless waves of planes, missiles, and bosses, you'll earn upgrades to both your primary and secondary weapons. Impressive sprite art and a free price tag make this one worth a look, at least if you're onboard with currency-based IAP.

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No rocket science, but plenty of rockets. In a world dominated by sinister robots, take control of the Scrap Tank and take the fight to them. Battle your way through the metal onslaught using an impressive array of hi-tech weapons. Do you have what it takes to survive against endless hordes of tanks, jets, airstrikes, missiles, helicopters and kamikaze bots?

Dawn of the Plow

With the southern states paralyzed by a "snowstorm" that the northern states would dance through, this little 2D game seems especially timely right about now. You drive a snowplow across a tiny grid, clearing a path for cars and trying to keep in control of your truck. The manager seems especially eager to fire you, so you'll need mastery of the top-down isometric controls to avoid trashing your neighbor's vehicles. Fans of 8-bit graphics and sound will be right at home.

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You are the new plow on the block, and today is your day. How many cars can you shepherd home before achieving grounds for termination? An arcade snowplowing game by Dan FitzGerald (Trichotomy)

  • Imminent failure and high skill ceiling
  • 3 different board sizes with randomized road layouts
  • 4 different powerups that you'll need to master to stay afloat
  • No IAP, pay once

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

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Not amused

    Not funny making light of the snow storm. It has no place here.

    • also not amused

      Well, it appears you have no place here too with that kind of attitude

    • Gerret Walczak

      Point to the untrue statement in that sentence?

    • Gabernasher

      But it was funny.

    • jesuguru

      Why would the snow storm have no place here? Snow storms have a place wherever it's cold out. Maybe a warmer climate would suit you better.

  • DarkMinax

    Excellent set of Bonus Round games today!

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