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 hard-boiled adventure game, a simian racer, and a colorful mix of Space Harrier and endless runners. Without further ado:

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Red Johnson's Chronicles: Full

Red Johnson got his private eye start on the PlayStation 3 as a downloadable title. Though the aesthetics are modern, the game's mechanics are pure adventure: click on everything in sight to try and gather evidence, then solve a few puzzles and watch the hard-boiled story progress. Right now the game is marked as having in-app purchases, but no actual prices, so I assume that later chapters of the Red Johnson story will be added in at some point.

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You play the role of Red Johnson, a private detective who is trying to find his place in the corrupted city of Metropolis. You are taken on by the police who want you to solve a murder with no corpse. Discover Metropolis, its unique atmosphere and get to know the rules quickly if you want to survive. It's up to you to look for clues, interrogate the witnesses and put the evidence together in order to find the perpetrator.You'll also have to use your logic to solve the different enigmas, and occasionally, you'll have to use your fists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0DPD7jZaO0

Monkey Racing

It's nice to see a cart racing game that's not an obvious franchise cash-in or a sop to the freemium model (the "-ium" is Latin for "not really"). Monkey Racing has simple mechanics combined with some fairly competent 3D graphics to make a solid little racing game. The various simian cars can be customized with a wide array of parts, and the game supports multiplayer and both SHIELD and MOGA controls. And you never have to pay for coins.

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Monkey Racing is a new game from the creators of Monkey Boxing. The title is an arcade racing game featuring crazy monkey characters struggling for victory riding ludicrous vehicles.

  • 80 tracks
  • Unlockable customizable vehicles in more than 40 million combinations
  • 18 bosses to beat
  • Supported languages: English, Italian, French
  • Single and Multiplayer mode
  • 89 rewarding achievements to unlock
  • Improve your vehicle stats and make it faster
  • Use any means to win: including missiles, shockwaves and shields
  • Optimized for MOGA Controllers
  • Play it on NVIDIA SHIELD.
  • No IAP

Jet Run: City Defender

Jet Run is a mix of old-school mechanics from games like Space Harrier and the endless runner formula. It's an interesting combination, and it doesn't hurt that the whiz-band graphics (which borrow a few old-school elements of their own) are gorgeous. The action stays fast-paced, but a super-simplified tap-and-swipe interface keeps things manageable on a touchscreen. It's got some fairly heavy in-app purchases, but they can be skipped for ads if you prefer.

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Pilot your Jet and blast through waves of invaders in this high speed, action packed endless runner. FLY fast, BLAST enemies and RUSH past sky scrapers to fight the invasion and defend the City. Jet Run: City Defender lets the player maneuver a futuristic fighter jet through a modern Metropolis while flying at low altitudes and super sonic speeds. Fly through narrow alleyways, blaze through exploding buildings and ascend over tall sky scrapers as the Mother Ship unloads waves of new enemies to challenge your skill and reflexes.

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