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Fresh Android Games for Jan. 4: Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuuutsu, MoleMash, Subway

by Ian Black

Feeling puzzled in the New Year? Puzzle apps for the phone need to be fast-in, fast-out so you can play for a few moments of spare time and then leave it to get back to what you’re doing.  Our top fresh game for today – Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuuutsu  –  fits this bill.

Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuuutsu (Free)

Slide the tiles in this manga-style puzzle game to complete the picture and move to the next level. The app offers three modes – "Kid," "Normal," and "Very Hard" – to keep your kids entertained and you challenged. The number of tiles and the complexity of the pictures increases with each new level.

Enter a screen name so that your scores will be posted on the leaderboard. Then try for the high score.

MoleMash (Free)

You know it. You love it. So, get out your mallet, er finger, and download it. This mobile digital version of Whack-a-Mole lets you release pent-up frustration anywhere and simultaneously give your phone the gentle beat-down it deserves. Also, great as an app to keep the kids busy while you shop.

Subway: Retro Line Arcade Game ($1.99)

Train lovers unite! You control the subway system. Trigger the rail switches so trains can reach their destination without collisions. Fast fingers and reflexes will get you to higher levels. But, what are you going to do when it’s rush hour?

Share your score over Twitter and tell your friends to get on-board!