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 interesting roguelike card game, a slightly insane space fighter, a Very Special adventure game, a much more interesting adventure game, a Ubisoft tower defense title, and a new take on Tetris puzzles. Without further ado:

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Card Dungeon

Card Dungeon mixes the now-familiar live, die, repeat structure of a roguelike with a battle card game. Each action requires a card and a turn, but you only have access to three cards at a time, limiting your options and your capabilities. Use these options to progress through the floors of a unique 3D dungeon. Developer Playtap does things the old-fashioned way, so the $2 game has no ads or IAP, and no connection required.

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Take control of Crusader and free the lands from the hordes of the Nethermist in this turn based strategy rogue. Card Dungeon is a completely unique and handcrafted board / card /rogue-like game experience unlike anything you have played before. Easy to pick up and play for 10 minutes, but has enough depth and strategy that you will still be playing after multiple hours. You can only do 1 thing / turn. Choose wisely.

Ace Ferrara & The Dino Menace

Space sims are hard to control, even on PCs. So Ace Ferrara's simplified fighter controls are impressive, since they allow for decent dogfighting thanks to simple mechanics and a few great ideas, like a fast-forward button for those far off waypoints. The game itself will appeal to anyone looking for something off-beat - the main character is defeating a race of space dinos with the help of a cybernetic cat. So, yeah, think Starfox with a borderline PG rating. No ads or in-app purchases.

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Ace Ferrara And The Dino Menace is a colorful space opera set in an 80s cartoon universe: spacefaring dinosaurs have declared war on mankind and only the Proton Riders - an oddball group of superpilots - can save us from certain defeat. Ace Ferrara is a military cadet who just scored the most prestigious internship in the galaxy: aboard the Proton Riders' flagship Discordia. However, between escorting coffee freighters and manning the fax machine, Ace soon discovers that being an intern among his heroes isn't quite what he dreamed it would be.

iPollute

iPollute is something of a mix of a public service announcement (The More You Know...) and a point-and-click activity game. The objective is to see what happens to the Claymation landscape when you add various forms of pollution into it - garbage dumping, chemical spills, over-logging, that sort of thing. The stop-motion animation graphics are amazing, but it's a bit expensive for a game with such a simple premise.

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iPollute is a unique puzzle game, set in a lovingly hand-crafted world and packed with stop motion clay animations. You are invited to a peaceful green valley, and can use your various icons to affect its fate. Every choice you make affects the choices that follow. Can you save the valley, or will you destroy it in a terrible tide of pollution? iPollute features dozens of unique paths, each with its own handmade animation sequence.

The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles

It's funny how every variation of the tower defense genre is now its own genre. Ubisoft's Bot Squad uses the combined attack and defense style, with both towers and mobile units deployed across limited lanes. The cast of upgradeable robots includes a familiar green trash can, but even with that and the impressive 3D graphics, this is nothing that dedicated fans of tower defense haven't seen before.

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Lead your Bots to victory in an epic quest for energy, paved with mind bending puzzles & frantic battles. THE BOT SQUAD: Puzzle Battles is a brand new puzzle/strategy game by Ubisoft that twists and redefines classic Puzzle and Tower Defense gameplay and takes fun and challenge to a whole new level. Combine your Bots’ unique abilities to navigate trap-ridden arenas and to defend your energy against waves of voracious enemies.

Joinz

In Joinz, it's your job to make the familiar shapes of Tetris using a limited grid playing field. The game is slow-paced and endless, so it's something of a "zen" puzzler. The interesting part comes from the various upgrades and special moves that can be picked up and applied to the board, helping the player navigate at higher levels when things start getting crowded. Joinz has no ads or in-app purchases.

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Joinz is an endless puzzle game where you must slide like colored blocks together to create the requested "tetris-like" shapes. The more shapes you create, the more points you get. Only like colors can be joined together and each time you do not join blocks, a new one enters the playing board. Earn unique power ups to help clear the board and use combos to help boost your high score.

Candy, Please!

Nostalgia Software is back with another of its super-simple adventure games. This time it's set around Halloween (naturally), with your pint-sized character tasked to make costumes, carve Jack-o-lanterns, and collect as much candy as a 10-year-old can drag down the street in a novelty plastic pumpkin.

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Ahh, Halloween - a time to dress up, carve pumpkins and amass glorious amounts of candy. In order to collect enough candy, once around the neighborhood just won't do - you are going to need several different costumes to pull it off.

  • Classic adventure game fun.
  • Explore a lighthearted, interactive world and solve puzzles.
  • Search your house and the neighborhood for what you need to make costumes.
  • Carve your own pumpkin.
  • Go trick-or-treating and collect that sweet, sweet candy.

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