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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 solid puzzle game, a challenging retro shooter, and a strange biblical title. Without further ado:

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Globlins

Cartoon Network has been making some pretty solid games as of late. The newest one is Globlins, and while the story is a bit convoluted, the puzzle action should be satisfying to fans of the genre. You're trying to rid your laboratory of microscopic critters using an eye dropper. Saturate them enough, and they explode, filling up the critters on top, bottom, left, and right. It's possible on some levels to use this chain reaction to clear the entire board with a single drop. IAP is included, but any decent puzzle gamer should be able to do without the extra currency.

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Alien globs are brainwashing your friends. It’s time to burst their bubbles. Save the world from the inside out in GLOBLINS, a goo-busting PUZZLE GAME like no other. You’ve never seen puzzles like this. Help Booster and his friends clear board after board of Globlin-infested brains. Add drops to grow creatures until they explode. Pop the Globlins to create killer combos and clear each level. Can you solve each puzzle without running out of drops?

TriBlaster

Bulky Pix's latest game brings back memories of Tempest and other early space shooters. You control a triangle on a rail, blasting geometric shapes in a high-resolution nod to vector graphics. The strangely angular shapes of the levels help determine the difficultly, which ramps up steeply. Naturally extra weapons and power-ups unlock as your score increases, but getting past all 100 levels will not be easy.

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Shoot enemies, survive, gain lives, achieve high scores all in an old school vector style game. Control the TriBlaster in an unknown dimension and bring down your foes. The goal is to survive and achieve high scores. Retro-games were never easy, and this ain't changing. Go go go there are 100 levels out there. Completing levels isn't enough when you're a hardcore player, you need more challenge right? Some of them achievements are hard to find.

Noah Should

Noah Should is... strange. You play the Biblical figure as he prepares his ark, but the gameplay is an odd mix of endless runner, Tetris, and physics. You run across the plain to nab animals, then toss and stack 'em on your boat, then try to keep it steady through the great flood. It's a little hard to describe (and more than a little pretentious), but luckily, the game is completely free with no ads or IAP. Give is a try if you want something weird.

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A philosophical game about the meaning of life. Catch some animals, fill you boat and try to survive to the downpour.

  • Dare to accept the ultimate challenge of the last downpour... Only one chance to win.
  • Millions years of gameplay (more or less).
  • Unlock 22 different powers.
  • Unlock 10 boats.
  • Save a lot of animals.
  • 4 different environments.

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.

  • fjfo88

    Gameplay videos exist for the first two games...

    and missing in this Bonus Round are another retro-style shooter, Warp 5 Overdrive, by Bearded Man Games, and the Android port of Gravitysensation's Sumotori Dreams.

    The actual developers of Globlins and TriBlaster are Hibernum Creations and oeFun, respectively.

  • WestFiasco

    The last one has a terrible trailer.

  • SoRHunter

    Globins is ruined for me... There's a "energy" meter (in the form of water drops) that you need to have high enough to tackle the levels. Once it runs out (and it's quite fast), you either wait for it to slowly refill, or pay real money (0.72 € around here; seems like $0.99 in 'Merica).