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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 space puzzler, a space arcade game, a space RPG... and a game about walking silly. Without further ado:

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Eliss Infinity

The original Eliss, a popular combination of puzzle and twitch mechanics, never made it off of iOS to run free in the green fields of Android. With the sequel, Eliss Infinity, the developer is correcting that oversight. You manage a series of "planets" spawning into space, placing them into black holes and clearing the board. You can combine planets of the same color to make them bigger, or break them apart to fit into the gravity wells, but letting different-color planets touch for too long is a recipe for galactic disaster.

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The "Most Innovative Game" award-winning multitouch puzzler is back. Use your fingers to control all the planets, fuse planets together until they become giant, or split them into halves until they become tiny, you're in charge of this reactive universe. Just don't let different colors touch. Eliss is an award winning and critically praised game, with innovative multitouch gameplay, a stylish and fluid procedural design, dynamic sounds, and a superb soundtrack. It's a fast-paced puzzle/action game that will push your limits as a player.

Super Pixelander

This game is basically a perfect mix of Lunar Lander and Space Invaders. If you're too young for that to make sense, try this instead: you control a spaceship that's constantly being dragged down by gravity. A single tap will fire both your rockets and your gun, forcing you to exercise near-perfect timing to hit the asteroids below you (to collect the pieces) and avoid the ones above (so you don't become pieces). Super Pixelander is free with no in-app purchases.

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TLDR: DODGE COLLECT and REPEAT. An addictive twist to the classic lunar lander formula, pilot your lander to fame and riches by collecting precious space gems (because gems in space are obviously more precious) while surviving the dangerous asteroid belt filled with alien attacks and molten lava.

- hyper addictive "one more try" style game
- dodge and shoot. fight back with your awesome blaster engine that shoots..uh blasters?
- easy to control but the game is anything but easy.
- tons of weapons and hats to unlock, because things
- the best things in life are free, and free this game is

Star Nomad: RPG RTS Sandbox

Star Nomad is an PRG at its core, but the exploration and combat are a mix of the old pirate math PC games and Asteroids, respectively. Fly your 2D ship around a surprisingly large galaxy, selling legitimate wares, smuggling ill-gotten gains, or grabbing the odd bounty or two. On the way you'll uncover the open-ended story, not to mention upgrade your ship or buy new ones. The free game has two in-app purchases, one for a souped-up ship and one for a permanent credit bonus, either of which will remove the advertising.

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Star Nomad is a top-down Role Playing Strategy Sandbox. It was created as a tribute to classic sandbox spacesims of old such as Wing Commander: Privateer 1 & 2, Escape Velocity and Freelancer. Roam free in a universe rich in story and humor. Be a mercenary for hire, merchant trader, contraband smuggler evading the law or even a pirate making your fortune and fame (infamy) in the Wildlands Sector. Effortlessly fly your ship with an intuitive one-touch UI.

The Ministry of Silly Walks

Gamers, I'm afraid the Ministry of Silly Walks is no longer getting the kind of support it needs from the British government. You see there's the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Social Security, Health, Housing, Education, Silly Walks ... they're all supposed to get the same. But last year, the Government spent less on the Ministry of Silly Walks than it did on National Defense! It's gotten so ridiculous that our Minister Mr. Cleese has taken to walking the streets, searching for loose change, all while keeping up the fine traditions of the Ministry and trying to avoid pigeons, crates, and improbably hanging girders. If you assist him, you may keep a small amount of the coins you find for your wardrobe stipend and various helpful items. You will never have to spend any of your own money - after all, you've already paid your taxes. Now get out there, Junior Minister Second Class, and do us proud.

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Unleash your silly walk across London dodging dangerous obstacles and collecting gold coins in this stupendously addictive survival game. Monty Python invites you to join that British bastion of eccentric loco-motion - The Ministry of Silly Walks. Your assignment as a member of this venerable organization is to showcase your increasingly frantic promenading as far as you possibly can. As you and your stiff upper lip travel through the streets of London take care to avoid obstacles and pesky pigeons.

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.

  • Badouken

    Super tempted to buy Eliss Infinity... I had the original Eliss on my ipod touch when it first came out and loved it!

  • TT4

    Yes, Super Pixlander, from the maker of Danmaku Unlimited.

    Speaking of "With the sequel, Eliss Infinity, the developer [Steph Tirion a.k.a Little--Eyes] is correcting that oversight," the Android port is made possible by Finji Games.

  • booncol

    If you love pixels have to try this one:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.booncol.g2048

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Star Nomad remind me of Transcendence, it's a shame Transcendence is only available on PC. But it's free.

    • http://halfgeekstudios.wordpress.com/ Huy

      If Privateer (90s spacesim) & Escape Velocity (90s top-down sandbox) had a baby, it would be Star Nomad. Other notable games in this genre includes: Space Rangers, Space Pirates & Zombies and Transcendence. Typically they are only on PC as their complexity would overwhelm mobiles (the UI would be a nightmare).

      Also, thank you so much Mr. Crider!

      • Sergii Pylypenko

        Did you play Star Control 2? It's free, and has an Android port, called Ur-Quan Masters.

        I think some game magazine voted it to be the second-best PC game of last millenium, the first place went to Tetris of course.

        By the way, would be nice to have just a 'remove ads' IAP. Other two IAPs are essentially cheats, and I would like to play through the game as it is.

        • http://halfgeekstudios.wordpress.com/ Huy

          Sergii, thanks I had not thought of a single remove Ad iap. In my next update, I will change the IAP for the ship to be a one-time unlock (which you then buy for credits like other ships) in combination with ad remove, kinda like an "elite upgrade".

          I did play Star Control series, as well as almost every space or spacesim games on PC. :D

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    The Ministry of Silly Walks is hilarious!

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