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 unique top-down shooter, a reverse Mario game, a 2D zombie sniper, a group-based shooter, a cartoony racer, and a digital RPG board game. Without further ado:

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the SilverBullet

Silver Bullet looks like an unofficial game for the Underworld series of movies... or if you like, a top-down version of the "so cheesy it's good" Bloodrayne games from back in the Xbox days. The 3D environments mix elements of old-school shooters like Contra and bullet hell space shooters, adding in some interesting touch controls to let you target multiple enemies at once. The story and localization are a bit goofy, but Silver Bullet is good fun for $3 with no in-app purchases.

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Infiltrate the military research lab conspiring with the devil and hunt down the demons. Perfect console-style stealth action game. Kali, the legendary "Goddess of Death" in the South America Revolution. She joined Neverlight, the counter-demon organization, after some kind of incident. She wield two pistols that carve silver on bullets became a secret agent who hunts down demons. Kali was investigating a strange case occurred in the Axis-21 Marine Research Plant when she discovers the large and shadowy conspiracy of failed Project Prometheus.

 

Kill the Plumber

Kill the Plumber was recently booted off of the App Store for copyright infringement. It's not hard to see why - the visual design of the game is a shameless spoof of Mario - but the play itself is quite different. You play as the bad guys in the Mario game, odd riffs on Goombas, Koopa Troopas, and Boos, trying to kill the titular puzzler in each bite-sized stage. Timing and strategy are crucial, because the "player" will actively avoid your movements and attacks.

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From the creator of Pretentious Game comes a new platformer with a twist. It's payback time as you play as the enemies instead of the hero in this unique platformer puzzle game. Ever wonder what's it like to be at the other side of the table? Now you can play as different types of enemies like a jumpless minion, a stomper and a ghost who can't move if the plumber is facing him. It gets more challenging when the plumber can now throw fireballs, becomes invincible, even fly and swim.

Dawn Of The Sniper

Normally I've got very few good things to say about zombie games, but Dawn of the Sniper is interesting on a lot of levels. First, the setup is remarkably similar to Konami's old Silent Scope series... only with zombies. Zoom in and headshot the undead to protect the living on each stylishly silhouetted 2D stage - see how the environment informs the gameplay (and the title)? Unfortunately the game includes both ads and admittedly small in-app purchases, and the controls can be a little floaty.

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An action game set in a post-apocalypse setting, where you must protect the surviving humans from incoming zombies. Your sniping skills will be put to test in several challenging levels. You must search the area for incoming zombies and try to protect all survivors. Shoot for head shots and don't let any humans die. Try to get a perfect run and upgrade your sniper rifles or buy new ones that will help you achieve your goals. The game also has plenty of side missions and achievements to unlock and master.

Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops

Chillingo is back with another top-down action shooter. Tiny Troopers 2 has you controlling adorable versions of those guys from Call of Duty. But in this game up to four at once will work in perfect unison to clear out the battlefield and/or zombie wasteland (of course). Upgrading weapons, recruiting specialized fighters, and finding powerful vehicles is part of the fun, but since this is an EA/Chillingo game, be prepared to hit a grinding halt or pay up to get through the tougher levels.

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Tiny Troopers are back and better than ever. Decked out in new uniforms and sporting the latest in military hardware, the troopers are just itching to get back into the fight. Test your mettle and lead your troopers to victory in three thrilling special operations. Jump on a humvee and man the .50 Cal turret-gun as your driver makes his way through the enemy infested territories while avoiding tank shells and a rain of bullets. Customize your troopers with new uniforms and train them up the military ranks.

Formula Cartoon All Stars

Cartoon Network's latest Android entry is a kart racing game starring the current lineup of animated stars. The driving is top-down, a la Reckless Racing, but simple and colorful tracks help alleviate any problems stemming from the unconventional viewpoint and single-touch controls. Unfortunately Cartoon Network left out the multiplayer mode (leaderboards only) and left in the in-app purchases (just $3, but still something we don't like to see in games aimed at children).

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Get ready to race with your favorite Cartoon Network characters on spectacular 3D tracks full of action and adrenaline in Formula Cartoon All-Stars. Enjoy a huge roster of characters, including Finn, Gumball, Mordecai, Ben 10, Jake, Rigby, Muscle Man, Steven Universe, Clarence and many more. Formula Cartoon All-Stars isn't just about speed. You'll also have to master the use of all sorts of crazy power-ups like ice cubes, bubbles, tomatoes and more. Take down your opponents and cruise into first place.

Warhammer Quest (50% Off)

This is a digital version of Warhammer Quest, a strategy board game you might remember from way back in the 90s. You command an elf, a dwarf, a barbarian, and a wizard as they delve into dungeons in the Warhammer setting (the original one, without spaceships and lasers). Kill bad guys, find loot, and try to make it out alive. It's a port of a PC game that costs $30 for the full set, and it looks like you'll have to pay every penny of it to get the whole game on Android.

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Based on the classic tabletop game, Warhammer Quest is an addictive mix of role-playing and strategy. Half price launch discount for first week. Lead your group of brave adventurers through the perilous dungeons of the Warhammer World in the search for wealth and glory. Level up your party of heroes. Loot weapons, armour and mysterious artefacts from fallen enemies. Crush Orcs, Goblins, Trolls and more ferocious enemies. What perils lurk in the darkness? Only the mightiest warriors will survive.

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