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 have a new Kairosoft management game, two different space shooters, a casual soccer title, an unconventional tower defense game, a rope-swinging endless runner, and a zombie game (of course). Without further ado:
If you identified with the teachers and commanders in Top Gun rather than the ace pilots, then this game is for you. Kairosoft's latest game mixes the studio's signature management style with a little bit of aerial warfare, allowing players to collect different aircraft and pilot cards to form an elite fighter and bomber squadron. The only downer is that Kairosoft has made Skyforce Unite a free-to-play game with the usual in-app purchases that that implies.
Get yourself a plane and fly through the wild blue yonder. Take on missions for the Hunters Association, explore the world and battle monsters. Create your very own team of helpers, mercenaries and apprentices, and head out on expeditions. If a monster appears during an expedition, choose a card and attack. Will you use a Recovery Card? Maybe an Attack Card? Refine your strategy and fight wisely.
Super Arc Light combines a bit of Asteroids and a bit of Tempest into a simple but visually impressive shooter. Your tiny turret moves in a radial path, defending from different kinds of ships and missiles while shooting back at the same time. The vector-style effects are surprisingly engaging in this game that's little more than shapes and lines, and the one-button setup means you can play it more or less anywhere. The game is yours for one dollar.
Are you ready for pure relentless survival? Super Hexagon meets Geometry Wars in this stylish arcade shooter. Super Arc Light is a minimalistic, arcade radial shooter where you must defend your base to the death against waves of challenging enemies. Super Arc Light features a unique one button control system, delivering a fast-paced, retro shoot-em-up gameplay experience that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Survive for as long as you can, taking down tough enemies with speed and accuracy for the ultimate high score.
No, this isn't a game about shooting adorable pixelated characters in the head. This is the soccer kind of headshot (that thing where they headbutt the ball into the goal). Chillingo's latest casual game is all about timing, tasking the player with getting down a nigh-infinite field with a one-tap control scheme. As usual with this sort of simple game, the point is to unlock a gigantic collection of costumes.
Tap, tap, tap, HEADSHOT. Headshot Heroes is the sports game with a wicked twist. Lead a host of crazy teams to victory and use power shots to collect the heads of the opposition keepers. Game Features: Headshot Heroes couldn’t be easier to play. Just one tap does everything. Tons of crazy teams to play as including monsters, sushi chefs, cats and more. The more of your friends play Headshot Heroes, the more REWARDS you receive. Get your friends involved.
Hex Defender takes the conventional tower defense game and puts it on a hexadecimal roulette. It's an interesting spin (see what I did there?) on a somewhat tired genre, allowing for a surprising amount of strategy when it comes to placing different weapons on the mounting points and reacting to waves of enemies coming from different directions. There's some dense sci-fi lore behind the concept too, and at the moment it has no in-app purchases.
Hex Defender is a tower defense game with a difference. With most tower defense games the turrets are placed and the position of that specific turret is fixed. With Hex Defender the six turrets are rotatable around a hexagon. There are six colors to choose from for your turrets which will all be effective against six different colored enemy ships; red destroys red for example. Enemies spawn from the left and right of the screen and attack the hexagon to reach the crystal in the middle.
Rope Racers puts a new twist on the endless runner standard with, well, ropes and also races. The simple mechanic is to swing from the ropes like Tarzan and beat the ghosts that are racing alongside you. Swinging isn't the only way to progress, but it's the best way to surpass obstacles and get to higher platforms for quickly outpacing opponents. Graphics and controls are simple, and the only real objective outsider of the stages it to collect power-ups and currency.
SWING, RUN and RACE against other players across the world. Win high-speed races for great rewards. Collect all characters, race in awesome locations and be the best Rope Racer of all time.
• ADDICTIVE rope-swinging gameplay
• FAST racing with EASY controls
• AWESOME GRAPHICS in locations such as PARIS and LAS VEGAS
• COLLECT 30 cool characters
• COMPETE asynchronously against nine REAL PEOPLE in each race
• EARN coins, experience and cash from the races
• CHALLENGE FRIENDS to exciting tournaments
AstroSucker is not a game about sucking things in space. Nope, it's a fairly typical top-down space shooter with some very old-school sensibilities. The updates are a collection of fancy lighting effects (BLOOOOOOM) and a mechanic that allows you to activate a super-slow-motion mode to wipe out a bunch of enemies at once. Super attacks and upgradeable weapons aren't exactly anything new in the genre, but they're more than enough for an entertaining freebie.
AstroSucker is a fast-paced, old skool space shooter with a twist: slow down the time to perform awesome attacks and evasions against all the aliens in space. You have been equipped with the most advanced spaceship available: your mission is to save the galaxy from the biggest alien invasion ever. Use one single finger to both move and fire with your weapon, use the second finger to slow down the time and perform awesome attacks and evasions against the aliens.
Exit hero is a zombie game, but only in the strictest definition. You play as a heroic office worker collecting your coworkers on a grid and guiding them to the exit. There isn't much to it except timing and positioning in a sort of Snake style, but something about the super-simple 3D graphics and sound effects is surprisingly appealing. The 99 stages grant you plenty of opportunity to unlock pop culture-inspired skins, even if the advertising and IAP are a little heavy-handed.
Emergency. Zombies have appeared in the building out of nowhere. Rescue all the people in terror. Play escaping puzzle action, Exit Hero. New style of escape puzzle action game. Rescue all the people within the time limit and escape through the exit.
Dodge & avoid zombies and rescue normal people
Escape faster using boosters and other items
Total of 99 polished zombie-filled levels
Collect over 30 unique heroes and hidden characters
Compete globally to become the top gamer with shortest time
Will you be the one to rescue all and become the hero?