Game developer YoYo Games will be releasing their physics based title Rick O’Shea to the Android market on Nov. 22nd. You’ll be firing Rick out of a circus cannon through Big Top tents bouncing him on his head to get through the levels. As you’ll see in the video to follow, there are obstacles to bounce around, magnets to change the direction of your bounce, and other cannons to re-fire yourself. Looks like an interesting enough game to check out. YoYo games has a number of other titles you can expect to see a review about here soon, so stay tuned to see if they are worth your hard earned cash (though visually they certainly look worth a dollar or two). Hit up the break to check out the teaser video for this new title and let us know what you think.
With Adobe announcing last week that they will suspend all further development in its mobile Flash plug-in, YouWeb-backed Sibblingz looks to fill the vacuum created. They just announced version 3.0 of its Spaceport platform, which replaces the need for Adobe’s mobile Flash plug-in for high performance gaming.
With Spaceport 3.0, developers can still use Adobe’s popular desktop-based authoring and content creation tools while still making their games instantly usable on iOS, Android, and HTML5.
Spaceport 3.0 includes:
- A new and improved web service that automatically converts Flash animations created in Adobe tools as “SWF” files into Spaceport vector graphics that are 10X smaller than sprite sheets and render with no pixilation at any resolution.
- A new and improved rendering engine for iOS and Android devices which boasts high performance GPU-based rendering, as opposed to the much slower and battery-hogging Flash plug-in which utilizes the CPU. This allows heavy-duty 2.5 D isometric social games like Zynga’s Empires and Allies with dozens of animations on one screen, to run on a mobile device at fast frame rates.
- Spaceport app for iOS and Android with high performance GPU-based rendering engines is included so developers can test their product on actual devices before shipping.
After being in development for a quite a while, Dead on Arrival, has finally made its way into the Android Market. Although exclusive to Sony’s Xperia Play for the first month, some reports are showing compatibility with the Xperia Arc as well.
Dead on Arrival is a 3D, top-down zombie survival game that takes place inside a plague ridden hospital and is available as a free download from the Android Market. Gameplay limits you to one room until you earn enough cash to open other doors. You can earn cash by killing zombies or you can speed up the process by using real money to purchase in-app upgrades and remove advertisements. Some other gruesome features include:
- Fast paced action survival shooter
- Survive against massive waves of the undead!
- Purchase loads of different weapons to defend yourself from the horde
- Buy yourself some time by boarding up doors to keep the undead at bay
- Unlock rooms to make space and find different weapons to finish the fight
- Search for the “random box” and destroy your enemies with the most powerful guns!
- Massive hospital level to explore and defend all by your lonesome
- Tutorial level to help you get to grips with the gameplay
- Full 3D action and gory effects in high detailed graphics perfect for all mobile devices!
One thing to note. The game is a hefty 47MB worth of zombie carnage so you may want to clear up some room on your device before you initiate the download. Jump past the break for download links, screenshots, trailer and press release.
You may have missed trying this game out from developer Mediocre as it used to only run on TEGRA 2 devices. With some of the most realistic water physics seen on an Android, Sprinkle is a puzzle game that looks absolutely fantastic. Great news today though as it now supports most devices running Android 2.3 and up. What’s even better is Mediocre is offering a demo of the game for free on the market, which if you like it, you can grab the full version for $1.99. Hit up the break for some game features, screenshots, an a video showing the game off. Of course links to download the demo to follow as well. Let us know what you think.
Today’s free app from Amazon is Bejeweled 2 from Electronic Arts. This game may not need an explanation, but for those who have never played it Bejeweled is probably the most popular matching puzzle game. Playing is easy, match up 3 or more alike gems to destroy them and rack up points. You’ll also have multipliers and bonuses for matching 4 gems or 5 gems at once. What you’ll also find here though are slick graphics that are ultra fast along with a cool wormhole looking animation when you clear a level. Instant hints are also available should you get stuck along the way. Why you should check this out besides it being a really fun puzzle game? Well, it’s free today that’s why.
This game will normally cost you $2.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out some screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.
The premise is your planet is dying, you must navigate it through space collecting life essence to sustain life along the way. If you’ve played Rocket Bunnies before, the gameplay here will feel very similar to you. Your planet will be orbiting around a star’s gravitational field and you can “space jump” and slingshot it towards another star’s gravity. Along the way though, there are asteroid belts, weak gravitational fields on other stars, unstable exploding stars, and wormholes to keep you on your toes. The soothing and atmospheric soundtrack also helps get you into a relaxing gaming mode along with its simple but challenging gameplay. Being a Feint enabled game, you’ll also be able to compete with others to complete the levels the quickest. Currently, Space Leap is free and packs 3 zones and 63 levels with more on the way. This game is sure to keep you busy for a while and impress with its good looks and smooth play. Hit up the break to check out the screenshots, video, and of course a link to download from the market. Don’t forget to let us know what you think right down there in the comments as well.
I love a good puzzle game for Android. What I love even more than that though is a puzzle game that’s free to try. The concept here is super simple: there are fruits of different colors on a wheel you can spin to match them up with a plate of the same color. Sounds pretty easy right? Well, as the game adds in more wheels to spin with more fruits on them, you’ll definitely find a good challenge here. The challenge is not only to match up all the colors, but also to match them in the least amount of moves. If I was forced to come up with some negatives about the game, I would prefer to be able to change the cartoonish looking fruit to something else. There is also only one static background for every level and no sound. Though there is nothing fancy happening here graphics wise, this also leads to the game being ultra smooth. If you’re looking for a brain twister and a good time waster, Revolutionizer should be next on your list. If you enjoy the free version you can go ahead and grab the full version with more levels for $.99. Check out the screenshots and game video after the break and let us know what you think. QR code and market link to follow as well.
Oh Amazon, I love it when you give me games like Eve Of Genesis for free. I am an old “Final Fantasy Junkie.” It has been a while since I have seen or played a game that reminds me so well, of “Final Fantasy.” The game opens with you getting a back story about how humans were beaten by the machines (golems) some 2000 years ago. Well we all know how things go from there.
One adventures girl is determined to find out if the rumors of the machines attacking humans are true. Of course it’s up to your character to go after her. In doing so you discover that the rumors are true, and the human race is in danger once again. Check out the screen shots and the rest of my review after the break.
Extremely reminiscent of the story line in Angry Birds, in steps Snappy Dragons for Android. With the option of playing as 1 of 4 different dragons, your job is to rescue your precious dragon babies which were snatched up by evil little wizards. The game is extremely colorful and vibrant as you attempt to rescue your yellow babies taken by red wizards who trapped them in cages spread out through various worlds. Object of the game overall is to spit fireballs at the evil red wizards without hitting the baby dragons. There are four colorful worlds your snappy dragon can traverse and provide more than 80 different and exciting levels which can be played in three different modes. Each dragon has its own special ability in which to fight the evil wizards.
Features:- Take a journey in 4 very unique worlds- Play in More than 80 levels- Use one of the 4 skilled dragons with special abilities- Have fun with the 3 different types of thrilling gameplay- Destroy the world and find secret pathsComing soon:- More colorful worlds- More levels to explore- and other surprises!
Game play is smooth and great and we think you’ll agree it’s fun and exciting. To download the game you can check it out on the Android Market or head there via the QR code we’ve provided after the break. Don’t forget to check out the extra screen shots of the game and to check out the game play and teaser video as well. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Hungry Shark 3, there was two other versions of this game? Anyways, Amazon’s free app today is Hungry Shark 3, basically a “Jaws gets revenge” game. The game uses your devices accelerometer to control, that’s right, a hungry shark. You eat everything; people, fish, and even other sharks. You have to keep eating while looking for the exit or you will die.
I didn’t play much of it before I had my opinion on it. It’s free today so I encourage all of you to check it out while it is, however this is not a game I would spend the $4.99 usual price on. Maybe there is some cooler levels in the game, but it’s definitely not a game worth 5 bucks. I don’t even want it for free, this was a quick uninstall folks. Check out the images after the break as well as the download link if you dare.