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Fresh Android Games for Dec. 17: Mana Chronicles, Penguin Golf

by Caitlin M. Foyt

In today's batch of Fresh Android games play a title that feels like it hails from the 1980s, or take a shot at a hole-in-one with a living penguin golf club.

Mana Chronicles (Android) ~$2.21

Spearhead Games’s old school action-RPG Mana Chronicles is now available in the Android Market. This game certainly feels like a classic retrogame, but in staying more true to the spirit of modern gaming, Mana Chroncles has some very vibrant and colorful graphics.

In Mana Chronicles, you are a spiky-haired anime character. To play, keep heading toward the right side of your phone screen and stay on the look-out for any enemies or obstacles. Launch attacks and bust out some special moves whenever necessary.

Penguin Golf (Android) FREE

This game may change the way you feel about the game of golf. Instead of an emphasis on ugly flannel hats and awkward, unmatchable sweaters, Penguin Golf is a much more goofy, cartooney version of your grandpa’s favorite game. It takes penguins and flamingos and transforms them into working golf balls and clubs. You only have five shots, though, so use them wisely. writer Kristen Nicole so perfectly describes the game as a beastly take on golf, with a theme that’s straight out of a chapter of Alice in Wonderland. Aim for a high score and compare your stats with your friends.