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Fresh Android Games for Jan. 21: Penguin Skiing 3D, HollyWood Empire, Plumber

by Ian Black

Who doesn’t like penguins? Nothing suits winter better than skiing penguins and that’s what you’ll find topping today’s fresh games. Then, check out Plumber for puzzle fun and HollyWood Empire for a twist on movie trivia.

Penguin Skiing 3D (Free)

Guide your penguin down the slope in a ski race. Avoid crashing while navigating around moguls and power up by eating fish you see along the run. The game requires an SD card but supports several controls – including D-pad, trackball, or the accelerometer. You’ll need to master steering and jumping to get your penguin safely down the mountain. Post your high score for others using the app to see.

HollyWood Empire (Free)

Think movie trivia mashed up with the clever game Alchemy. This game initially shows you four celebrities. You drag and drop them on top of each other in combinations in which they actually starred together in movies. Get it right and you’ll unlock other actors and actresses and more movies. Keep going until you conquer Hollywood and own the studio. This first release contains data for 100 movies but the creators say more movies are coming in future release.

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Plumber (Free)

Like puzzles? Plumber shows you a big screen of disconnected pipes. You need to connect the pipe together to make the water flow from one end of the screen to the other. Reviews so far claim that Plumber is addictive fun. The game is new this month, but the latest 1.2 update fixes the bugs that have been found thus far. Also GPS permission for local ads has been removed.