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Horizon Chase: World Tour Is A Retro Racing Game That Will Revive Your Nostalgia For Outrun And RoadBlasters (Without Eating All Your Quarters)

Isn't it interesting that now that we have the kind of graphical horsepower that our parents could only dream about while they were playing Pong and Adventure, we seem to be developing a serious case of nostalgia addiction. While high-end console and PC games are starting to look photorealistic, simpler fare like Minecraft and Crossy Road are earning enough money to make Solomon blush. Take Horizon Chase: it's about as simple as racing games come, but its charming graphics and straightforward setup are taking the mobile gaming world by storm.

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Need For Speed: No Limits Speeds Into The Play Store Like It's Dodging The Cops, But Has To Stop For Gas And Search For A Wi-Fi Hotspot

No Limits is EA's first Need for Speed game built exclusively for mobile devices. It was previously up for pre-order, and now it's officially available for download from Google Play. This touch-friendly racer is free to download, but as you would expect from EA, that doesn't mean you won't feel pressure to spend money.

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[Bonus Round] HoPiKo, Beacon 38, Hypersurf, Rage Quit Racer, HALOS, Champ Man 16, And PewDiePie: Legend of Brofist

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 super-fast platformer, a unique 2D exploration game, two tunnel runners, a minimal twitch game, yet another soccer manager, and (sigh) a game from a bunch of Let's Play "stars." Without further ado:

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HoPiKo

HoPiKo is a platformer that abandons such things as precision or exploration for pure speed.

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[Bonus Round] Crowntakers, Tiltagon, Electro Rush, Dragon Hills, And Driver Speedboat Paradise

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 old school tactical RPG, a tough-as-nails marble game, a new take on Pong, a dragon riding game, and Ubisoft's latest freemium cash-in. Without further ado:

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Crowntakers

My word, but it's nice to see a game that uses classic mechanics without resorting to "retro" graphics.

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[New Game] Kapsula Is A Futuristic And Colorful Soviet-Inspired Puzzle Game That Looks Like A Racer

Sometimes you can look at a game and tell exactly what it's going to be about. Okay, most of the time you can look at a game and tell what it's going to be about. But every now and then a title comes along that really just wants to be different. Kapsula is a cross between a puzzle and racing game set in a futuristic world of Soviet space colonies filled with clones. It's a premise that makes very little sense at first and makes even less the longer you think about it.

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That's okay. All that matters here is that the premise is engaging and the graphics are, if nothing else, intriguing.

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[Bonus Round] oO, Save the Furries, Pénombre, Pulser, Dracula 4, And LEGO Technic Race

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 frustratingly good twitch game, an adorable physics puzzler, an indie endless runner, an odd typing shooter, a sequel to a classic adventure game, and a LEGO-branded racer. Without further ado:

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oO

No, "oO" isn't some kind of emoticon for a disbelieving cartoon.

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[Game Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Games Of January 2014

Welcome back to our monthly gaming retrospective, this time for January 2014. We've got a good mix of triple-A console-style games and more mobile-friendly casual titles for your consideration, some of which are so bizarre that they have to be played to be understood. We've also got plenty of picks that didn't quite make it to the top of the list, but are still worthy of attention. Check out the profiles below for screenshots, videos, and easy links to the Google Play Store.

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Deus Ex: The Fall

It came to iOS first, but we're happy to see Square Enix's experiment in triple-A mobile gaming land on Android.

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[Bonus Round] Fractal Combat X, Devils, Galactic Phantasy Prelude, Wordspionage, Race Stunt Fighter 3, And Hack Ex

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 casual flight simulator, a hellish puzzle game, an ambitious space fighter, a sneaky Scrabble variant, a motorcycle trick game, and a virtual hacking title. Without further ado:

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Fractal Combat X (Premium)

Flight simulators are pretty tough to pull off on touchscreens, so those that make it to the Play Store tend to go for the casual approach, fitting in somewhere between Wing Commander and Space Harrier.

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[Bonus Round] Type:Rider, Forgotten Spell, Drift Mania: Street Outlaws, Grandpa's Table, And B.O.B.'s Super Freaky Job

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 typographical platformer, Tin Man's latest game-book, an over-the-top racer, a relaxing puzzle game, and a licensed Dreamworks title. Without further ado:

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Type:Rider

If you want a whirlwind tour through the history of typefaces (don't call them fonts or the nearest graphic designer will beat you with his Macbook Air) then Type:Rider is happy to oblige.

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[New Game] Lunar Racer (From The Creators Of Super Stickman Golf) Takes Fun, Touch-Based Racing To Outer Space

Noodlecake Studios, the makers of Super Stickman Golf, have brought an interstellar racing experience to Android, recently releasing Lunar Racer to Google's Play Store.

Lunar Racer, which Noodlecake dubs "the next casual racing sensation," transports players to a variety of lunar locations (including 16 unique tracks)  where they can utilize missiles, mines, shields, thrusters, and nitro boosters to explode past the competition. It's worth noting that powerups are purchased with Moonbux, which are (abundantly) collectable during normal gameplay, or available for in-app purchase.

The game also has a unique visual style, combining equal parts brilliant color with imaginative environments for a simply fun racing experience.

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