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VOEZ, The Spiritual Sequel To Rhythm Game Favorite Cytus, Lands On The Play Store

Developer Rayark International seems to be in something of a groove for anime-themed rhythm games, if you'll pardon the pun. After a surprise hit with Cytus, the company is back with a similar game. VOEZ is different enough in tone and structure that it doesn't feel like a direct sequel, but it's safe to say that those who liked the original Cytus will also enjoy the new game. It's a free download on the Play Store, supported by in-app purchases for unlocking levels without getting high scores.

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[Bonus Round] The Hit Car, Robbery Bob 2, Puzzle Blitz, The Book of Renatus, And One More Dash

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 simple zombie game (that doesn't suck), a stealth/puzzle sequel, a jigsaw puzzle with Tetris inspirations, an extremely odd music game, and a minimal twitch title. Without further ado:

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The Hit Car

The Hit Car is a strange mash-up of super-simple games like Crossy Road and, well, running over zombies with a souped-up truck.

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Ubisoft Releases Just Dance Now In The Play Store, Uses Your Phone As The Controller For A Browser-Based Dancing Game

There have been a few releases of the modern style of music and dancing games on Android, like Guitar Hero. Of course, they're somewhat limited by the nature of the platform - use rhythm and timing all you want, but you're still basically limited to taps and swipes. Ubisoft has found a way around that for its lucrative Just Dance series: it uses your phone as a basic controller for the browser version of the game, Let's Dance Now. The basic pairing system is surprisingly effective.

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Install the game, and it will instruct you to go to justdancenow.com to pair the mobile app with the web service.

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R.G.B. Is A Simple And Deceptively Difficult Take On The Guitar Hero Formula

It seems like we've seen every possible iteration of the Guitar Hero style of musical game. But thanks to the creativity of developers, we're caught off guard on occasion. Case in point: R.G.B. It's a pretty simple rhythm game with only three lanes, making it technically much easier than the games that it imitates. But a deceptively slow pace and an addictive main mechanic mean it's more than the sum of its parts.

In R.G.B. you control three little 3D robot guys, Red, Green, and Blue. Each one can only go over their respective colored tiles, and you can swap the left and center or the right and center 'bots with a tap on either side of the screen.

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SNK Makes The Rhythm Of Fighters Free To Play, But Those Who Bought The Game Get A Bonus

The Rhythm Of Fighters is a quirky take on SNK's storied history of 2D brawlers... that plays like a swiping, tapping musical game. This unique title has met the same fate of other games by big publishers who apparently wanted more bang for their buck, and shifted from a paid game to free-to-play. (See Assassin's Creed Pirates and Asphalt 8 for other examples.) But if you spent the measly dollar that the game cost when it launched, don't fret: SNK is here to placate you with free stuff.

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Specifically, you'll get five free track packs to play whack-a-mole to: King of Fighters Selection Volume 2, the Real Bout pack, the Recommend pack, and the custom mix Rhythm of Fighters pack.

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[New Game] SNK Wants You To Dance To The Beat-Down In Rhythm Of Fighters

I don't think I've seen such a strange combination of traditional 2D fighting games and music-rhythm gameplay since the vastly underrated Slap-Happy Rhythm Busters. In The Rhythm of Fighters, you take SNK-Playmore's classic cast of King of Fighters characters (and a few others) and have them beat the crap out of each other. But instead of over-the-top button combinations and super moves, this game tasks you with tapping and sliding in time with the chiptune music, which will correspond with your fighter's moves.

It's weird. But it also makes a strange sort of sense - watch the trailer above to get a feel for the flow of combat.

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[Bonus Round] Record Run, Ninja Toss, CandyMeleon, And Turbolab Pursuit

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 endless runner from the makers of Rock Band and a trio of BulkyPix casual titles. Without further ado:

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Record Run

Developer Harmonix has made a music game. That's probably not surprising, given their history, but they've also made an endless runner, which is.

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[Bonus Round] Deemo, Call Of Mini Infinity, Siege Hero Wizards, And Toy Defense 2 Xmas Edition

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 music game, a Call of Mini title with a new coat of paint, a shameless Angry Birds clone, and a holiday-themed tower defense game. Without further ado:

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Deemo

What's Slenderman doing in an airy rhythm game with a tiny anime girl?

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[Bonus Round] Runes Of War, Vacation Vexation, And DubSlider

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 online turn-based RPG, another pixelated adventure from Nostalgic, and a game that brings both the wub-wub and the unse-unse. Without further ado:

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Runes Of War

Sometimes I wish Kairosoft would break their city builder/RPG titles out of the pixelated niche, and if they did, that game might look like Runes of War.

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[Bonus Round] Wraithborne, D&D Arena of War, And Rise To Fame

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 action RPG, a dungeon crawler RPG, and... a touring rock band RPG? Without further ado:

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Wraithborne

At first Wraithborne looks like a pretty standard top-down hack and slash action game, but there's some thoughtful design going into this one.

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