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Classic 3D Space Strategy Game Haegemonia: Legions Of Iron Comes To Android

Let me tell you about my life a little over a decade ago. I bought a PC strategy game called Hegemonia (AKA Haegemonia) on a whim in 2002. I played the campaign mode of that game no fewer than four times. It was fantastic. Now it's on Android, and this may be the last you hear from me until early next year. That is, of course, assuming it's still fun to play on Android.

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[Bonus Round] Z: Steel Soldiers, Bomb the 'Burb, Make Them Fall, And They Need To Be Fed 3

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 classic strategy game, an adorable domestic terror simulator, a twitchy multi-touch title, and another entry for They Need To Be Fed. Without further ado:

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Z Steel Soldiers

Android already has a re-release version of the original Z, an early real-time strategy game staring robotic soldiers.

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[New Game] Armor Games Mixes Old-School RPG And RTS Elements With Warlords

As the Android gaming landscape grows, there are more than enough role-playing games to keep the enthusiast happy, and lately we've been getting some pretty decent real-time strategy as well. But if you like to mix your genres Reese's style, Armor Games is happy to oblige with the redundantly-titled Warlords RTS: Strategy Game. It's a traditional RTS, like Warcraft, with added RPG elements. Like, uh, World of Warcraft.

If you're an old hat at strategy, you know how this goes: get through the fantasy-themed campaign by cunningly building camps, deploying units, and upgrading your army. But there are also hero units thrown into the mix, which are super-sized versions of the standard warrior/mage/ranger mix.

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[Bonus Round] Gary Chalk's Gun Dogs, Agent P DoofenDash, Circuit Chaser, And Fight Fight Zombanite!

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 new Tin Man game book, a Disney endless runner, a modern take on Space Harrier, and a zombie game that might actually be worth a look. Without further ado:

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Gary Chalk's Gun Dogs

Another week (or so), another Choose Your Own Adventure-style RPG book from Tin Man Games.

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[Bonus Round] Autumn Dynasty, Gangster Granny, Chainsaw Warrior, And Orris HD

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 real-time strategy game, an adorable octogenarian shooter, a classic pen-and-paper RPG, and a minimalist platformer. Without further ado:

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Autumn Dynasty

Give the developers points for originality: I've never seen a real-time strategy game set inside a painting before.

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[Bonus Round] Apoc Wars, QbQbQb, And Gurk III

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 mobilized, social-savvy real-time strategy game, yet another minimal puzzler, and an unapologetically old-school RPG. Without further ado:

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Apoc Wars

Apoc Wars tries to mix the conventional aspects of the real-time strategy genre with a persistent mobile game.

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[New Game] Planets Defense Lands On The Play Store, Reminds You Of How Much We Want StarCraft

There is no denying that real-time strategy games are a hard nut to crack on mobile devices. It's tough to fit all of the intricate play mechanics, complicated strategy, and extensive storyline into a touchscreen. Planets Defense does a great job of making the controls work for high-speed gameplay and micro-management, but it still isn't quite a fully realized strategy experience. All things considered, it's still lot of fun and one of the best efforts I've seen.

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Imagine mixing together the artistic style and baser strategies of StarCraft with the simple command and combat of Galaxy Empire. As you might have guessed, the result is very familiar - it has been done several times in the past.

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Ant Raid Review: Lead Your Tiny Minions To Victory

The comings and going of ants are rarely fodder for a good strategy game, but when you think about it, they're tailor made. Ants have lots of natural enemies, a hive-mind social structure for you to command, and ants don't take crap from anyone (ever step on an anthill?). In Ant Raid, you take command of a group of anthropomorphized ants under attack from all sides. Snails, wasps, and all manner of other small-stature troublemakers are out to destroy the colony, and you're the only one that can stop them.

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Ant Raid has a very simple concept at its core: keep the colony alive.

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[New Game] Herocraft's Ant Raid Lands On Android To Fight For Queen And Colony

Ant Raid has been a long time coming for Android gamers. After the game received no small amount of notoriety on iOS, Herocraft has finally seen fit to release it to our fair platform, just in time for you to ignore your family over the holidays. Even better, they're discounting it for the launch, so you can pick it up for just a dollar at the moment.

The gameplay is somewhere between Starcraft and Pikmin. You control a continually respawning army of ants as they defend their colony from mutated snails, ravenous worms, and bees, which are pretty disagreeable at the best of times.

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Sega Releases Total War Battles: Shogun For Android, Brings Real-Time Strategy Designed For Touchscreens

Fans of Sega's Total War series are in for a treat tonight, as the company has just released its newest offerings to the Play Store. Dubbed Total War Battles: Shogun, this real-time strategy title takes you back to medieval Japan on a quest for extreme supremacy.

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With over 10 hours of "story-driven campaign," TWB: Shogun will certainly fill up some free time, and its touch-intuitive interface will provide the best experience possible. The game not only features local play, but also 1v1 multiplayer, and a "skirmish" mode that puts you in six standalone battles with various levels of difficulty, including normal, hard, and shogun.

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