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 truly terrifying platformer, a strategy game from 2K, and a new Greedy Spiders title. Without further ado:


Nightmare: Malaria

This game comes from a cooperation between developers Psyop and the Against Malaria Foundation. It's kind of terrifying, a literal fever dream of a game where you play a little girl running through her own body being pursued by a truly scary mosquito specter. Your only defense is to make it to the mosquito net - get caught and you're brutally impaled. As laudable as the awareness campaign behind this game is, I can't help but think it might scare small children. The app is free with no IAP, and it's narrated by Susan Sarandon. 


Nightmare: Malaria drops you into the bloodstream of a young girl infected with malaria. Can you make it out alive?

  • Survive 21 levels of fever-dream visuals through two worlds: Blood and Brain.
  • Save the stranded teddy bears on every level to advance.
  • Avoid killer mosquitoes using your wits and the safety of mosquito nets.
  • Featuring the voice of Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon.
  • Completely Free!

In support of raising awareness and funds to battle malaria, Emmy award-winning production company Psyop created Nightmare: Malaria, it's first game for Android, through a partnership with the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), ranked the #1 most effective charity by Give Well, The Life You Can Save and Giving What We Can.

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Sensei Wars

Sensei Wars comes from mega publisher 2K, now hoping to get a foothold on Google Play after some less complex mobile games like Beejumbled. It's a simplified real-time strategy game with an Asian motif, so you'll need to build and defend structures then recruit and train your army before going into battle. Single player, multiplayer, and co-op modes are worthy of consideration, but at least a few early reviews indicate that the in-app purchases in this free title could sour the experience.


Will your Sensei rule the world? Time will tell in the newest combat strategy game that gives you direct control in battle! Define the fighting style of your Sensei to best defend your Dojo, conquer enemy bases and command special healing powers. Train your army to defeat enemies, fortify your base to withstand attacks and join forces with friends by creating a Dynasty for co-op play. Bunker your troops, grab a sword and battle against players worldwide - all attempting to claim the ultimate victory!

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The app was not found in the store. :-(

Greedy Spiders Smash

The latest entry in Blyts' Greedy Spider series is perfect for those who love to kill offensive arachnids... and not so perfect for anyone who was creeped out by that one scene from The Fly. Your goal is simple: squash the spiders before they get to the trapped insects. The game is roughly turn-based - you can only smash one spider at a time or apply a power-up, so you'll need to think strategically to get them all. The game is two bucks and includes no in-app purchases.


A bunch of new greedy and hungry spiders will be in your way. This time you will have to…SMASH THEM ALL! Are you ready for this new adventure? Be fast, be smart and train your fingers! Collect the candies and save the little bugs before is too late. Think carefully, but be fast. These spiders are hungrier than ever! 108 brand new levels that will keep you hooked for hours! Prove yourself in 18 real time bonus challenges. How fast can you be?

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    The app was not found in the store. :-(

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