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 unique indie shooter, a surprising “rolling” platformer, a new book-game, a new take on Q*Bert, an old-school RTS, and a cute block puzzler. Without further ado:
The Edge: Isometric Survival
In The Edge, you command a single purple rectangular prism which slides around an isometric stage. Broadly you could consider it a top-down shooter, but the sliding physics, jump button, and limited ammo mean that it requires a bit more thought than the usual “bullet hell” game. Both the gameplay and the graphics are pleasingly minimal, and there are no in-app purchases. There’s also a free version if the $1 price tag is too rich for your blood.
The Edge brings simplistic controls and unanticipated enemy movement to the action arcade genre. This infinite survival based game is sure to keep you entertained for hours on end with unlimited re-playability. Inspired by the best survival based games, The Edge takes this to a minimal level with simplistic controls and easy but effective game mechanics that is sure to entertain for hours.
Aurora: Quarantine stars a ball rolling around a simple plane… but the game is a lot more complex than that simple description might lead you to believe. The graphics are surprisingly advanced, and they service a detailed science fiction story: the ball is a remote-controlled robot deployed to clean up after an act of bio-terrorism. Aurora includes Marble