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 Monument Valley-style puzzle game, a two-player board game, a cyberpunk point-and-click adventure, two stylized "retro" games, a Risk-style strategy title, and a SHIELD-only extreme sports sequel. Without further ado:

Evo Explores

Evo Explores is a puzzle game by way of MC Escher. It also doesn't got to any particular trouble to hide its Monument Valley inspiration, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. You control a tiny robot who moves around each stage, solving puzzles with the help of logic and perspective, often throwing boring old concepts like gravity and causality out the window. The game is $2 with no in-app purchases.


• In Evo Explores you should trust your eyes. If something looks real - it is real. If you don't see a problem - there is no problem at all.
• Manipulate impossible surreal structures, explore optical illusions and solve mind blowing puzzles. Every new level will unravel the history of Byte planet and its citizens.
• Evo is a space explorer. Every planet he visits is full of mysteries. But the Byte planet is unique. Regular physical laws don't work here. Even the gravity is under control of your imagination.
• Evo Explores was inspired by a beautiful game Monument Valley. We are big fans of original game but we love Evo Explores even more. Come share this feeling with us.

Developer: Stampede Games
Price: $1.99

Patchwork The Game

Digidiced previously brought the popular economics board game Le Havre to Android, and now they're back with another one. This two-player game is all about filling "quilt" tiles faster than your opponent as you progress around the board. There are elements of both checkers and Tetris, and the game includes standard AI singleplayer and online multiplayer modes. There are in-app purchases (capped at $1), but they're cosmetic only.


In this award-winning board game for two, quilting has never been more competitive. In the long-awaited digital adaptation of Uwe Rosenberg's Patchwork, players patch their way to victory using fabric pieces of assorted sizes, colors, and buttons. The best quilt is the fullest, and whoever can patch up their quilt the most and collect more buttons wins the game – but be resourceful and plan every stitch. Keep an eye on the costs and the time it takes to stitch a patch to be the best patchwork master.

Developer: Asmodee Digital
Price: $4.49+

Sinless: Remastered

Sinless is a point-and-click adventure series that borrows cyberpunk elements from the likes of Deus Ex and Neuromancer, among others. According to the description the initial release is episode one of three, so if you're tired of waiting for the next Telltale release, this might scratch that itch. The 2D art is interesting with a bleached-out 80s look, and minigames will keep you interested if you bore of the narrative.


Sinless is a unique combination of a classic point n' click and visual novel with many references and inspirations from classics of the genre, such as Snatcher, or Rise of the Dragon. Add to that custom, inhouse designed lightning and parallax effects, along with a dedicated awesome Soundtrack and original storyline, we hope you will enjoy your stay. Planned out as a trilogy, experience the first episode also known as the Reveal, which will be followed by Revolution and Revelations accordingly.

Price: $2.99

Cyber Breaker

Cyber Breaker mixes Breakout gameplay elements with a Tron visual style. It's not exactly a complex setup, but some of the unique stages, power-ups, and game modes make it worth a look for anyone who's a fan of the original. One dollar gets you entry to 100 levels with no in-app purchases.


Cyber Breaker is here in the footsteps of the Breakout-like classics, but in a revitalized form. Everything you loved about these games are awaiting, but offering much more. The spiritual representative of the genre takes the gamer to a whole new place filled with glowing neon built structures. And above all that, different tactics are needed to destroy the obstacles using a dozen power-ups.

Price: $0.99

Retro Shot

Retro Shot mixes elements of Marble Madness and miniature golf, tasking the player with moving around a 2D stage filled with obstacles. Different balls offer different physical properties, and 60 standard stages are offered within the main game. Each one gives you a limited amount of moves to collect coins and score extra points, so there's a bit of strategy along with the physics gameplay. IAP goes up to $10, but it's all optional.


Retro cities of neon lights filled with explosions and lasers await you as you take on the machine in an 80’s arcade flashback.

  • Blast along to an original synthwave soundtrack as you tackle 60 stages of arcade madness.
  • Over 24+ unique balls ready for combat and made for skill as you claim your place on the leader boards.
  • Travel with friends as you battle your way through 3 immense retro cities of glory.

Colonial Conquest

If it's always been your dream to relive 19th-century colonial struggles in a turn-based Risk-style interface... well, that's a strange dream. But Colonial Conquest is here for you, allowing you to expand the empires of England, Germany, Japan, the USA, France, or Russia until you rule the globe like a 2D megalomaniac. There's no online play, but singleplayer campaigns and "hot potato" local multiplayer are available.


Colonial Conquest is a conquest simulation set in the Victorian age of warfare and expansion of the late 1800's and early 1900's. The object of the game is to become the dominant major power throughout the world. Players can be one among six of the great powers of the time: Great Britain, Germany, France, USA, Japan or Russia.

  • Return to the era of Golden Warfare and rule one of handful of powers which had been shaping the face of our present world.
  • Sail, ride and march across the globe as your nation flexes its military and economic muscles.
  • Supplement brawn with subterfuge and use cloak and dagger tactics such as subversion and espionage.
  • Compete with the European hegemons in their final golden days before they engulfed the world in the flames of the first global war.
  • Play as one of the then two raising behemoths: the United States of America or Imperial Japan; or as one of the main European power to roll them back within their boundaries.
  • Play against the AI or other human claimants to the mastery of our planet.

Price: $4.99

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood

The original OlliOlli was an indie hit that translated skateboarding gameplay of the old Tony Hawk-style games to a 2D platforming interface. It was released last year for Android, but only on the original SHIELD Portable. The sequel is on all NVIDIA hardware (so long as you have a controller), and the new graphics stretch into more fantastic stages with catchy music. It's expensive at $15, but that's the same price as the Steam version.


Drop in to Olliwood and prepare for finger-flippin’ mayhem in this follow up to cult skateboarding smash OlliOlli. The iconic skater is going all green-screen with a stunning new look, plucking you from the street and dropping you squarely in the middle of the big screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations. Revamped Paths and Combos: The sequel boasts all new ramps and epic hills allowing for monster air and multi-route levels.

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