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 new-old game-book from Tin Man, a Spanish Inquisition-style adventure game, a shooter and tower defense hybrid, a stylish and frustrating take on Snake, and the answer to all of life's problems. Without further ado:


The Sagas of Fire*Wolf

The latest game-book from Tin Man Games is apparently a remake of a minor classic in the genre, the Sagas of Demonspawn. If you like dungeons and/or dragons and the works of Robert E. Howard, this one's for you. The Sagas of Fire*Wolf brings together all four of the original game-books published in the 80s, complete with new art and some music to set the mood. It's pricey at $10, but that should get you many, many hours of role-playing.


From Herbie Brennan, the author of the Grailquest series, comes The Complete Sagas of Fire*Wolf. Exiled from his Barbarian village, Fire*Wolf sets out into the Wilderness. On the way he will encounter many dangers and learn the truth behind his heritage. Growing from a simple barbarian to a skilled sorcerer, Fire*Wolf will not only have to survive personal danger but thwart the greatest threat Harn has ever had to face… The Demonspawn.

The Inquisitor - Book 1

And I never expected to see a game where you'd play one of the Church's famously ruthless agents of investigation. In The Inquisitor, you take on the mantle of a Dark Ages investigator determined to do "good" at any price. The game is essentially a point-and-click adventure, but some surprisingly strong production values and full voice acting (in Latin, if you wish) give it a little extra polish. The Inquisitor is $5 for Book 1, with additional stories available as in-app purchases.


Play a remorseless character to live an original story inspired by the famous novel of Valerio Evangelisti. A will of steel, a heart of stone, intelligence as sharp as a knife, and wisdom as deep as oblivion. A host of divine weapons to fight Evil and heresy. Eymerich is called upon to investigate an obscure case. Something that goes way beyond heresy, revealing a new face of Evil. He must tackle a great number of arduous tasks and make many painful choices.

Skull Legends

Jason and his Argonauts had to fight seven skeletal warriors. Man, what a pushover. In Skull Legends, you'll fight endless waves of those bony bastards, with nothing but your trusty bow. And a ton of tower defense style turrets, which I suppose evens the odds. This game combines the basics of tower defense with a shooting gallery, with more powerful weapons and towers to collect as you advance. Beware the evil forces of currency-based in-app purchases.


Defend yourself with towers, shoot your powerful bow and don’t let the skeleton warriors cross your battle lines. A brilliant evolution of classic tower defense, combining first person shooter and elements of role-play. Strategy and action like you’ve never experienced before. Arm yourself with incredible bows, combat bracers with unique powers, arrows and fantastic magic potions. Stand your ground against the attack of the skeleton warriors.

Hyper Trip

Hyper Trip is what you get if you mix the quick 90-degree turns of the Tron light cycle with the shifting, turning perspective of Wave Wave. There are no real objectives, just survive as long as you can before slamming your equilateral butt into a wall. I'm terrible at this sort of simple, intense, hyper-focused game, but some people like it. Strange, strange people. Enjoy.


Hyper Trip is a frenetic reflex game set in a futuristic 3D neon lit environment. THE CONTROLS? Tap left or right to guide a square. THE GOAL? Avoid hitting a wall. THE CATCH? The pace. Dangerous and unforgiving. THINK YOU CAN HANDLE IT? Think again. Hyper Trip features controllers support + Leaderboards & Google Play Game Services integration.

Desert Golfing

Usually I only check the reviews for games to see if they have some major flaw or bug. But the reviews for Desert Golfing are better than anything I could put here.

"emotionally draining and existentially terrifying. makes me feel paranoid, inadequate, and lost. i'm so far from home and all i can do is keep golfing. this game ruined my life. five stars" -Christopher Cella

"Just you, your ball and the sand. No dress codes, no membership fees, no special shoes, no trees to get lost in, just sand. Endless sand. Is there any escape from the sand? Maybe the next hole will provide the answer. Would you like to play through, guys? I think I'm going to be stuck in this bunker for quite some time!" -Richard Munn

"Like a dating simulator... ... but the object of your desire is a physics engine who dresses exclusively in warm earth tones." -Joel Vancil


To see a world in a bunker of sand
And a heaven in a wild cactus,
Hold infinity in the pocket of your shorts,
And eternity in Desert Golfing.

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