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The Walking Cat is a puzzle game for your Windows Phone that is one of long lost love and a zombie trying to toss a wet blanket on romance.

The story line behind The Walking Cat has you playing the role of Captain Puffy who has been separated from his love, Miss Purr-Purr. To re-unite these two lovebirds you will need to guide Captain Puffy through a maze while avoiding various booby-traps and the ZombieCat who wants to eat his brains.

Available for low-memory devices, The Walking Cat is a casual puzzle game that does grow on you. It will test your strategy skills to stay one step ahead of the zombie and a nice time waster of a game.

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If you hate flies, this game is going to be very fun. Originally launched for the iPhone and iPad last month, FlyOut has just come out for Android and Windows Phone devices, too. Waves of flies are moving along and you must do whatever is necessary to stop them. Even if it means using machine guns or bazookas.

We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930. Head past the break to watch the gameplay video.

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One issue in writing reviews in advance is the scene can change right beneath your feet. Case in point with Timberman, a game we reviewed this morning. Timberman is an original game that is popular on Android and iOS, developed by Digital Melody. The game we reviewed this morning is a well-done clone. Late yesterday, Digital Melody released their official version for Windows Phone, and we get caught in the middle. Regardless, you can now head to the Store to get Timberman for your Windows Phone.

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If you're in search of a fun time waster game for your Windows Phone, give 250K Games - Timberman a try. The game is incredibly simple to pick up but, as is often said, a challenge to master.

The mechanics are simple and the gaming concept easy. The challenge comes with the game's pace, which can easily overwhelm you and send your lumberjack to his grave. Timberman is available for low-memory devices and while there is one navigational bug, the game is a great addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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The Line Football is an incredibly simple yet frustratingly challenging time waster of a game for Windows Phone 8. The game is an endless runner styled game where you are challenged to guide a soccer ball down a path, dodging annoying football players and seeing how far you can go.

The Line Football game is available for 512MB devices and while I may the last person to recommend a soccer/football game, it is a game worth adding to your Windows Phone library.

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Just in time for the Discovery Channel's Shark Week is Ubisoft's Hungry Shark Evolution. As a bonus, it is a free Xbox LIVE game to boot. However, if something is free, you know there is a catch, there are either ads or in-app purchases, and this one features the latter. Still, the game looks to be a blast as it has picked up a few awards in the past. Oh, and yes, 512 MB support is there.

As like many things that come to Windows Phone, Hungry Shark Evolution came out nearly a year ago on other platforms. The game though also received a refresh in the last week and Windows Phone is now a part of that, pardon the pun, wave. Let us see what the game entails.

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Masked Shooters is a multi-player, online first person shooter for Windows Phones where you can compete in teams or in a free for all format.

The game has a wide range of graphic quality settings to help optimize game play speeds and a modest selection of weapons to use as you try to blast your opponent into the netherworld.

Available for low-memory devices, Masked Shooters has potential but hard to see graphics and cumbersome gaming mechanics hold this Windows Phone game back.

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The highly popular free-to-play online collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, from developer Blizzard, just added a welcome new feature that will please a ton of fans playing the game on Windows 8-based tablets and touchscreen-enabled notebooks. The new 1.1.0.6187 patch, released today, has added support for playing the game on touchscreen devices running on Microsoft's latest PC OS.

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The best way to describe the Windows Phone game Throw Quest may be to say it is an intense game of dodge ball with a fantasy flair.

The game is an arcade action game where you face off against a wide range of enemies who you must dispatch. You take out the enemy by throwing a tiny red ball (and just about anything else you can get your hands on) at them. To the game honest, your opponent is throwing things at you as well.

While not available for low-memory devices, Throw Quest is a nicely animated arcade game that's not a bad time waster of a game. It just needs a little something, something to keep you pulled into the game.

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The game Chickens Can't Fly, in my opinion, can be considered a new classic on Windows Phone. Chickens Can't Fly goes back to 2012 and started as an Xbox LIVE game, though like some other titles, it left the restrictive system to go 'indie'. The game later went to iOS and Android.

We are happy to announce Chickens Can't Fly is now 100% free, but only for a short time. Here are the details.

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This doesn't happen often, so it gets us excited when a new game releases on Windows Phone first, and then moves to iPhone and Android. It's usually the other way around. That's the case with Hyper Cell, a minimalist survival platformer. If you're Interested in lasers and electronic music, then you're going to enjoy this game.

Hyper Cell comes with a little warning. The about page says, "Some players may be sensitive to the effects, so please play with caution." Still curious? Head past the break to watch our gameplay video on the Nokia Lumia 930.

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Fail Hard is an arcade styled game for your Windows Phone that has you assuming the role of a backyard stuntman who must conquer a wide range of obstacle courses.

The game has nine stages or environments that are filled with multiple levels of action. As you play the game, you will earn coins that can be used to upgrade existing gear or used to buy new equipment. Just be warned, you will crash and burn often with Fail Hard - much in the spirit of Fail Army, a favorite channel with the staff that highlights epic fails.

A universal game, available for Windows 8 and all Windows Phone 8, Fail Hard is a fun, nicely animated, challenging Windows Phone game that is a great option to consider when you need to kill some time.

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Anagramble is a Windows Phone word game that gives you two minutes, thirty words and the task of finding anagrams within those words. Anagrams are words created by re-arranging the letters of a word.

For example an anagram for Mary would be Army.

Available for 512MB devices, Anagramble is a simple word game that comes across as a fun time waster of a game for your Windows Phone. There is a bit of challenge to the game and a faint educational value in finding those hidden words.

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A few weeks back we reviewed TouchFox, an app that allows Windows 8 gamers to play PC games using touch screen virtual controls. Control issues aside, being able to play computer games on a tablet is pretty impressive. But you know what's even more likely to knock someone's socks off? Playing PC games on a phone.

That's just what KinoConsole makes possible. Kinoni, makers of the Kinoni Remote app (no longer published), have just released a gaming-specific version of that app called KinoConsole. By installing both the Windows Phone and PC apps, players can stream and play big-screen games to their phones. KinoConsole provides (iffy) virtual controls and even supports MOGA controllers! The app is free and works with 512 MB phones.

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Guardians of the Galaxy, the movie version, opened in theaters on Thursday night and is already looking like it will be a major box office success for Marvel Studios and Disney. To celebrate its release, the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone are both on sale for $3.99 and $1.99 from their respective app stores.

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Our favorite car chasing game, Pako, has just added a premium version of their game to the Windows Phone Store. Unlike the free version, this one is completely ad-free and adds three new levels: Cemetery, Highway, and Square. We're big fans of this game and we're glad to see it get even better.

We've purchased the premium version on our Nokia Lumia 930. Head past the break to watch our gameplay video with the new levels.

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Last year, Windows Phone Central broke the news of a 3D space shooter called Solar Warfare coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8. The game impressed us with its Starfox-like gameplay – we don't really see a lot of games of this type on Windows Phone. We followed up earlier this year with the first look at the actual Windows Phone version of the game.

It has been a long time coming, but Solar Warfare from TegTap is finally available on Windows Phone! The Windows 8 version should follow later this year. The game looks just as sharp as promised, with smooth 3D graphics and vibrant colors. It controls quite smoothly with tilt controls, which is good because the promised MOGA controls don't work yet. It does support 512 MB devices right out of the gate though! See Solar Warfare in action on the Lumia 1520 in our exclusive hands-on video.

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