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 portable take on Mirror's Edge, a retro roguelike, a unique color-based puzzler, and an charming endless runner.. Without further ado:
This is a stripped-down version of Mirror's Edge, a cult favorite first-person game that took most of the shooting and combat out of the genre in favor of fluid free running. The mechanics are fairly simple: find a way to the end of the level across a geometric city. You'll need to construct interesting paths through the maze (active "runnable" surfaces are highlighted in red) using a combination of basic navigation and advanced acrobatic techniques. A $2 IAP removes advertising.
Project Parkour is a secret organization where scientists are trying to push human physical abilities to the limit by using specially design levels and challenges. First and original Parkour inspired FPS experience on Android devices. Stunning 3D graphics and smart level designs are fun to play for hours.
Jump, slide, run and climb - use combos to polish your skills to be the best parkour runner. Smartly developed controller buttons makes gameplay enjoyable and smooth.
Slayin is an old-school action-platformer, right down to the three-button interface. The Cinemascope view might be distracting for a lot of gamers, but it's certainly an interesting presentation - almost like a digital version of the Game & Watch. While your skills and weapons will improve as you go, the format is a standard roguelike; each player-character can only die once. Small in-app purchases will give you temporary boosts.
Slayin will test your skills like no other endless game on the Google Play Store. Don’t get yourself fooled by its charming retro graphics and motivating chiptune soundtrack. In this game, death lurks behind every corner. Your task sounds all so simple. First choose from one of three heroes: knight, wizard and knave. Then slay as many monsters as possible, while leveling up and getting more powerful equipment and spells along the way. But there’s a catch: once you die, you’re gone for good.
In this interesting little game you use a series of colored overlays to match up balls and remove them. The premise is simple, but the various multi-colored targets are always moving: you'll have to use your limited turns wisely and keep track of a handful of balls at once. Think of it as the color theory version of juggling. The game is free with no ads, but small in-app purchases can buy extra lives and moves.
Overpaint is all about color in motion. The goal is simple: drag-and-drop the squares over the matching circles to clear them. To make new colors just overlap the 3 squares. Seems easy, right? You have all the time yet each move counts… Observe the colorful moving patterns and sharpen your skills. Join the color fun.
• Free to play, no ads
• 200 unique moving puzzles
• 100 curious color facts
• Simple and clean design: less is beautiful.
• Easy to play but tricky to master
• Drag the squares by their corners and cover the circles
• Play at your own pace: think twice, slide once
• Challenge your friends and beat their scores
• Purchasable lives and moves (optional)
Stickman Rush is a basic lane-based endless runner that takes a lot of inspiration from Crossy Road. Charming graphics and music should make for a soothing experience, and what few in-app purchases are present are only to gain a coin boost to buy extra cars. There's also a reasonable $2 option to remove advertising.
The traffic is very bad today. Drive your stickman's vehicle through highway traffic, jump over the obstacles, and change lanes to avoid the other cars. Collect coins to unlock new vehicles. How far can you go ?
◉ Swipe up or down to change lanes.
◉ Swipe to the right to jump over an obstacle.
◉ Avoid the cars and collect coins.