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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 unique platforming, a cave-based navigation game, a sarcastic take on Simon Says, a circular twitch game, and a space-based MOBA. Without further ado:
Blown Away: First Try
Blown Away is an interesting little platforming game. The chief mechanic is a quick teleporting move - zapping from spot to spot basically replaces the main character's jump move, and creates some interesting puzzles and progression. That alone would be enough to give Blown Away a look, but the hand-drawn 2D graphics are also charming.
Hendrik is a schlimazel. One last hair on his head, and a pair of teleporting shoes, are all he has left. Everything else was blown away by the wind. Let yourself get carried away and and find the scattered remains of Hendrik’s house. Charge your batteries and teleport Hendrik through the ever-moving levels.
• visit 120 levels/stages in four different worlds
• teleport over chasms, past obstacles and through walls
• collect all parts of the lost house and find out the secret behind the wind
• Upgrades. Throught the game, you will enhance your abilities and new gameplay possibilities will emerge
• fair trade. Try the first 30 stages for free and buy the whole package, if you had fun teleporting
Cavernaut is a cave flyer with its roots in classic arcade titles like Lunar Lander, reinvented for the iPhone and iPad: You steer your ship with simple touch and tilt controls through a cave that is randomly generated for every game. Each time you play, there's a new path through the caves, and all the items and landing pads are in different places.
Don't Screw Up!
Have you ever played Simon Says? Don't Screw Up is very much like that game, only electronic and condescending. Simply do what it says on the screen in the short time you're allotted, and you're advanced to the next low-thought task. Mess up, and the round is over, complete with an insulting Facebook-grade image and a half-hearted offer to share your shame.
WARNING: This game could insult your intelligence, providing you have some. Want to play nasty or want to play nice? It’s your choice. I’m just the moderator, a real sweet-pea, an occasionally cranky game-minder, a vicious, teeth-baring attack-dog… neatly rolled into one. The rules of engagement are simple. I tell you to ‘tap’ and you ‘tap’ your screen.
Spin-circle is an "avoider" twitch game. The only objective is to avoid the various projectiles, but the player can only run along the circular track, either left or right. It's a bit like a 360-degree version of dodgeball. If you stay in the same spot for more than a few seconds, the Blue Shell from Mario Kart comes to claim you.
Spin and dodge. Spin around the circle and avoid oncoming projectiles. Red and blue squares shoot in from the outside, bouncing off the inside square. Move clockwise or anti-clockwise around your circle to dodge them, collecting points and increasing your score. Collect your points quick though, as they will disappear.
Space Jet - Online space games
Space Jet is a space shooter in the vein of Wing Commander, but it's structured more like an online shooter - players are dropped into a lobby with a dozen or so others and instructed to duke it out. The game's controls are simple but effective, and winnings can be applied to new ships and upgrades. Unfortunately the free-to-play nature is a real downer; premium currency can even be spent to respawn faster. Boo.
An online 3D space shooter. Space has never been so close. Join a global online space war, face with everyone or join with your friends and create a team. Complete simple daily tasks and earn game currency by taking part in battles. 20 unique battle machines are waiting for you in the store. Unlock and upgrade them all.
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