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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 old-school bullet hell shooter, a sequel to a popular puzzler, a stylish platformer, an even more stylish casual game, and an interesting mix of golf and Scrabble. Without further ado:

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Mig 2D: Retro Shooter!

Herocraft's latest game seems like it stepped right out of the golden age of shoot-em-ups. Mig 2D will seem pretty familiar to anyone who wasted entire rolls of quarters on 1942, with the slow scroll, varied enemies, and screen-filling attacks typical to the genre. The game also includes some decided non-retro elements, like multiple planes and upgrades via in-app purchases. Also: I didn't know Russian Mig-29s had lasers. 

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What would you do with an enormous flying machine armed to the teeth with a variety of deadly weapons? Bring peace and justice to the world of course. It's especially pleasing to bring peace with high-precision uranium core bombs or air to ground homing missiles. Mig 2D has 20 levels of the most intense gameplay, offering you the chance not only to control a legendary fighter plane but to try some other, no less dangerous, war machines.

Word Puttz

After Words With Friends, I thought I'd seen every possible variation of the Scrabble tile game. The guys behind You Don't Know Jack are here to prove me wrong with Word Puttz, and extremely odd combination of Scrabble and miniature golf. You lay down your words on the golf course, making your way across the grid to drop that last tile in the hole. 70 levels will give you various traps, but the game isn't half as addictive as the cheese-a-riffic trailer.

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From the makers of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK comes a word-tile game with balls. Download Word Puttz – the only octopus-hosted, word-tile/mini-golf mashup that you’ll ever need. Build crosswords until you reach the cup. It sounds easy but there’s a catch. Octoputtz, a spelling-obsessed octopus, owns a chain of mini-golf courses that are loaded with obstacles, challenges and bizarre surprises just waiting to trip you up. Collect stars, crush mollusks and unlock new worlds in this addictive, word-tile adventure game.

100 Doors 2

I never understood why the original 100 Doors was so popular - it's a very basic puzzle game that relies on some staggering breaks in logic to solve its puzzles. But clearly a lot of players loved it, and they'll be happy to know that it's back with another one hundred puzzles for you to ponder. The graphics have been upgraded significantly, but it's still a relatively basic set of 2D sprites. 100 Doors 2 is free with no in-app purchases.

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Sequel of the famous android puzzle game 100 Doors. New interesting puzzles in 100 Doors 2. Solve many puzzles, use items and use all potential of your mind to open the doors and escape from the rooms.

  • addictive puzzles for your smartphones;
  • great graphics and unique rooms design;
  • continuously updates with new rooms;
  • all the puzzles is free;

TA Little Red Riding Hood

We missed TA: Little Red Riding hood when it debuted on the Play Store, but now there's a free version for your gaming pleasure. The title plays a lot like They Need To Be Fed, with plenty Burton-inspired watercolor visuals fleshing out the 2D levels. You'll need solid twitch gaming skills and a little physics prowess to make it through. The free version includes ads, but it's a a reasonable one dollar purchase if you want them gone.

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This is a twist of the classic story of The Little Red Riding Hood. This time she will face new dangers in her way through the woods, but be brave and you will succeed. The gameplay mechanics are very simple, just tap anywhere to jump to the next island. Try to collect apples, flowers and free your little bunny friends.

  • Intriguing story.
  • Very easy to play.
  • 60 challenging levels in gorgeous scenarios.
  • Many collectible items.

Circle Stop

Ever played one of those cheesy ticket games in the arcade, where the only objective is to stop an advancing light on the right bulb? This game is like that, plus rave music. All you've got to do in Circle Stop is tap the screen at the right moment, with higher scores awarded for more accurate stops. The ball reverses direction and performs a little light show after each successful hit. The music might make you think of a zen game, but the actual mechanics make it surprisingly challenging.

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Circle Stop is an addictingly simple one-button game for touch devices, from New York City's newest three person indie game studio Twenty Percent Games. As the spinner goes round and round, tap anywhere to stop it. Hit anywhere on the target to score points. Hit the bullseye for even more points. Miss the target and get a strike; three strikes and you're out. But no matter what happens, there will be explosions of colors.

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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.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Little Red Riding Hood requires 'Disable screen lock' permission, that was the reason I did not buy the paid version. Why do they need that?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's odd. Let me ask them to chime in.

    • GMD

      'Disable screen lock' permission means that when screen goes off while app is running in foreground it can as to skip lock screen when screen is on again. It is done for convenience. It does not allow to disable your lock screen permanently or alter settings.

      • Sergii Pylypenko

        So, if this game happens to be the last thing I was running after I pressed Power button, plugged my phone in a charger and left for lunch, it will allow my colleagues to bypass my screen lock pattern, close the game and read my private emails? This is still a security hole, even though it's not permanently as you say.
        Games shall not do things that interfere with how OS works, this includes:
        volume buttons not changing volume
        starting when Android boots up
        using GPS, unless you're Ingress
        enabling WiFi or Bluetooth
        abusive permissions, such as camera or voice recording, for games that clearly do not use them
        disabling screen lock
        And that's still respectable games, which do not ask permissions to send SMS to premium numbers, do not install ad shortcuts to my desktop, and do not push ads to my notification area.

        • GMD

          I'm not saying its good or bad. I'm just explaining it.

          • Sergii Pylypenko

            Okay, sorry.

      • Josh Oleksyn

        A developer can flag a portion of his app as unsecure using this method, which means he can allow it to be shown OVER a SECURE lock screen. Attempting to reach the homescreen or other apps after using the game will still show the lockscreen if it's a secure one (pattern, pin, etc).

        http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/WindowManager.LayoutParams.html#FLAG_DISMISS_KEYGUARD

  • falter

    Mig 2d not compatible with nexus 5 :-(

    • Jan Moravec

      same here ;o((

      • kdusera

        Why !?

        • HeroCraft

          This game doesn't support high resolution.
          We're working on an update.

  • Ravo

    Mig 2D not compatible with my Note 3. So I installed it on my old Galaxy 1, backed up, bluetooth'ed to Note 3, installed - it runs perfectly fine :P It's silly how often I have to do this.

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    James

  • James

    This games was so awsm and perfecly working form http://www.apklatest.com/2014/02/100-doors-2-apk-1-0-5-download/
    All links working perfectly and it is very good game.