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[Bonus Round] Steppy Pants, Agricola All Creatures Big & Small, It's A Space Thing, Bad Banker, and Logic Traces

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 have an iOS casual hit, a farming board game, a fast arcade shooter, an oddly mercurial puzzle game, and the spiritual sequel to Logic Dots. Without further ado:

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SNK Playmore Hits Android With A Fatal Fury Special, Walks Away With $3.99

Most of the games in the Play Store from SNK Playmore are related to The King of Fighters and Metal Slug franchises, but these are far from the only ones the company has produced over the years. Fighting game fans in particular have been able to enjoy Samurai Shodown II, along with an entry in the Fatal Fury series—Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Now the company has released the arcade hit Fatal Fury Special into the Play Store as well.

Fatal Fury Special has been around since 1993, making this the time to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

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Max Gentlemen Brings 'Arcade Style Hat Stacking' To Your Mobile Device From The Creators Of Organ Trail: Director's Cut

The creators of Organ Trail: Director's Cut who brought us the wonder of "delicious Apple 2 pixel art" combined with the nostalgia of the Oregon Trail and zombies, have done it again, introducing Max Gentlemen to the Play Store.

Max Gentlemen is an "arcade style extreme manners simulator" in which you'll strive to prove your gentlemanliness by stacking hats. On your head. Also the hats can jump to avoid passing beer glasses, low-flying birds, or other such obstacles.

Players must choose a character, a hat, and a level, and see how many hats they can balance in the game's initial gameplay mode.

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[Bonus Round] Munin, Devious Dungeon, And Spinrush

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 good-looking platform-puzzle game, an old-school 2D hack-and-slash title, and a unique take on the Tempest formula. Without further ado:

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Munin

The main character of Munin is one of Odin's mythical ravens whose wings have been torn off.

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15 Hauntingly Beautiful Dark And Atmospheric Android Games

While there is no shortage of puzzle and arcade games on the Android platform, it can be easy to get drawn into the mainstream hits like Angry Birds and Cut The Rope. The first time I stumbled onto a "darker" game, I had downloaded World Of Goo as part of a Humble Bundle, and was instantly mesmerized by its graphics and sounds. There was something hauntingly beautiful about it, and I ended up on the Play Store looking at the "Similar Apps" and "Users also installed" sections. Fast forward hours of going down that rabbit hole, jumping from one listing to another, I emerged with a collection of games that seemed to fit into that same category of atmospheric puzzles and adventures.

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Savant - Ascent, Syder Arcade, The Shivah Added To Humble Bundle: PC And Android 9

The most recent Humble Bundle for PC and Android started out with six great games, and three more were added today, available to those who top the average purchase price on Humble Bundle's website.

The new games include Savant: Ascent, Syder Arcade, and The Shivah. For those unfamiliar, Humble Bundle allows users to pay one low price, split between developers and charity, for a - for lack of a better term - bundle of great titles. Those who pay more than the average payment can unlock additional titles as well.

Savant - Ascent follows the story of a "mechanical wizard" looking to gain the power of a mysterious orb that has inconveniently turned pretty much everything into bad guys that you'll need to dispatch with as quickly as possible as you ascend a tall tower.

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Crazy Taxi Review: A Near-Perfect Dreamcast Port That's Cheaper Than Cab Fare

Dateline: 1999. A 12-year-old Jeremiah Rice spends every cent of his allowance at the local Pizza Hut's dingy game room, trying to perfect an S-Class run on the brand new Crazy Taxi arcade unit. Another fourteen years have passed, and SEGA's ode to irresponsible driving isn't exactly the technical marvel it once was, but it's every bit as fun. And a single fiver will let you play as much as you want on Android.

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Crazy Taxi is from a different age, before sedate casual games were the norm. It laughs at the idea of realism, driving by new features like bump-mapping and realistic physics engines, giving them the finger as it power drifts over a drawbridge.

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[New Game] Combo Crew Review: An Old-Fashioned Brawler With New-Fangled Controls

The arcade-style brawler has a long and storied history. From the X-Men to Double Dragon, nothing has quite the same feel as a good button-mashing beat-em-up. The main problem with these titles on mobile devices is the lack of buttons to mash. Sure, there on on-screen thumbsticks and attack buttons, but it's just not the same. Combo Crew comes to Android in hopes of getting you (and your friends) hooked on its fluid gesture controls and slick presentation. Let's take a look at this just-released fighter.

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Each stage in Combo Crew takes place in a single room with wave after wave of bad guys dropping in from above.

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Google Plays Breakout With Image Search Results For 37th Anniversary, Works On Android Too

Sometimes you have to assume that there are entire teams at Google whose sole job is to think up fodder for nostalgic technology bloggers. Case in point: for the 37th anniversary of the classic arcade game Breakout, Google has thrown together another one of its elaborate Easter eggs. Do a Google Image Search for "atari breakout", and the results will turn into the smashable blocks, with your mouse working as a control for the paddle. It even works on Android, assuming you use a compatible browser in desktop mode.

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Interestingly, the prototype version for the original 1976 Breakout hardware was designed with help from Apple's future dynamic duo, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

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[Bonus Round] The DRM: Death Ray Manta, Emilly In Darkness, Lemegaton Master Edition, And Wizard Ops Tactics

Welcome to the first 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. Without further ado:

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The DRM: Death Ray Manta

The chuckle-inducing title of this game has nothing to do with digital rights management. In DRM, you're tasked with shooting things until they blow up (the American way!) in a dual-stick, top-down arena shooter that borrows some liberal style cues from the Geometry Wars series.

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