Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Happy Vikings

Free today from the Amazon Appstore is a game called Happy Vikings. Aboard your dragonship, you’ll need to stack and arrange different loot type objects three in a row to make them vanish, earning  combos and chains to crank up your points. There are even ancient ruins that drop, and by spelling out the God’s name, you’ll earn yourself special favors from them. There is even a marathon type mode called Valhalla to see how long you can last. Coming in at about 30MB there’s some great graphics, special effects and smooth game play. Two buttons on the left will move your character left and right and your pickup and jump buttons are on the other side. When first playing this I found myself constantly trying to throw the items onto the stacks Super Mario II style, but that’s not an option here and slowed the pace for me a bit. Your only able to place the loot underneath where you are standing, meaning you need to jump on top of the stacks to make a combo or place them horizontally. You can however double jump for height and push up to two objects at once so that helps with the gameplay. Add on a cool sound track, Feint and Facebook support, and optimization for  Xperia PLAY and we’ve got a great little puzzle game on our hands here.

This game will normally cost you $1.37, 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. Hit up the break to see a video for the game and let us know what you think.

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Deflecticon: A Great Hidden Gem Of A Game

I’ve been addicted to playing Deflecticon for a while now. There was a web based Flash game very similar that I played daily for weeks, but this one is ever better. Based on games like Pong, you’ll be bouncing a ball back and forth with an AI opponent in great retro style glowing graphics with a killer soundtrack. With your finger on the screen, you’ll control a window pane looking paddle to bounce the ball back to your AI opponent down a hall. Adding to the textile feel there are vibrations to assist you when the ball bounces off of anything (as well as a wall meter to show you how close or far away the ball is). Besides a regular mode, there is also a “Push” mode where you’ll see how long you can survive as the game pace quickly increases. There are also power up options in the game to control things like time and a “spin” meter. The spin meter is probably the coolest part as you can swipe the ball with your paddle to put spin on the ball amd make it curve out of control at your opponent. Watch out though, because it will be curving right back to you if the AI manages to hit it back. Coming soon is also an online multiplayer mode which will be a huge added bonus to an already great game.

This is one of my favorite games at the moment and you can grab the QR code from our handy database right here or from the market in the source link. If you like it, be sure to upgrade to the full version for $1.25 to get all the content unlocked. Check out the video for this game after the break and let us know what you think. I’m calling Deflecticon the most addicting game of the year for me.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Warheads

If you’re a fan of old school video games getting a sort of reboot, then Warheads will be for you. Warheads is basically a Feint enabled Missile Command with updated 3D graphics. What’s cool about this version is that the 3D planet stage your on sort of “sways” like your hovering over a real environment in space. You’ll see an exaggerated version of this movement as you blow up incoming missiles (it’s more like your watching a movie as you play and the camera is shaking from the destruction). There is also some cool sound effects and voice overs that make you feel like you’re really under attack. Since it’s Feint enabled, you’ll be able to battle it out with others posting your scores online or switch on Facebook logging to share your scores with your friends. I found the game to be choppy on my Droid X until I turned the “Reduce Effects” setting on in the Settings screen. One other glitch was, if pausing the game and your screen times out, the game turned to a black screen needing a reboot to recover. This certainly didn’t hurt the fun and I’m down for any great retro game refresh on my Android.

This game will normally cost you $0.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon App Store. If not using the App Store, 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. Hit up the break to see a video for the game and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Box It! 2

Amazon’s free app today is a challenging puzzle game called Box It 2. It reminds me a bit of the top down Zelda view in A Link to the Past. You’ll be helping Marv unlock the entrance to the mines of Kazarakt where there is said to be large amounts of gold and treasures. To do this, you’ll need to push statues to their correct location avoiding spikes popping up along the way. There is a time limit to each level and you’ll be rewarded by taking the least amount of steps to complete the statue placement. To help you along the way, you’ll have a button to reset the level as well as a pause when you need a break and a redo button to reverse your moves. This is a nice challenging puzzle game and the only complaint I have are the controls. Two buttons on the left are for side to side movement and two on the right move the character up and down. This made the pace of the game for me feel a little slow, but other than that it’s still a great little puzzle game.

This game will normally cost you $1.56, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon App Store. If not using the App Store, 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. Hit up the break to see a video for the game and let us know what you think.

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Speed Blazers: One Seriously Awesome Looking Android Game

A fresh new gaming company, Fraktalvoid, has a hot new trailer for one seriously cool looking game. Speed Blazers HD is a 3D racer where you’re equipped with sonic particle blades (SPB) giving you the ability to glide, dash, and jump incredible heights and perform heart pounding tricks. By the looks of the trailer, this looks to be a really fast paced game with some great looking graphics. According to the developers website, the game is hitting beta status soon and I can’t wait to see more! Keep checking back as we will be staying on top of this one and give you news as soon as we get it. Check out the trailer and in-game screenshots after the break. By the looks alone, this should be a huge hit! Can’t wait to play it.

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Talk Android Weekly Recap, What You May Have Missed

Have a you had a busy week?  Allow us to summarize this week’s hottest topics for you.  Check out the buzz below on what’s hot with this crazy insane union we all call Android.  Hit the break to get all caught up and let us know what your favorite topic of the week is.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Greedy Spiders

Watch out with Amazon’s free app today because this game is HIGHLY addictive and challenging. Greedy Spiders is a great looking little puzzle game where you’ll have to save bugs trapped on a web from hungry spiders. When you first start the game, the only action you will have is to cut the web and try and interrupt the spiders path or directly free the bugs from the web. While easy at first, as the game starts to add multiple spiders and more intricate webs, you my find yourself with some great challenges on hand. There are also some new tools added later where you can burn the web, trick a spider with a dummy bug, and use some magical powers to free a bug. A cool feature, if you choose to use it from frustration, is a hints section to help you out in some of the harder levels. The game runs great and looks great too. If you notice any performance issues, you can also lower the graphics level if need be within the game. With 128 challenging levels and great graphics, this is sure to keep you addicted for a while.

This game will normally cost you a buck, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon App Store. If not using the App Store, 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. Hit up the break to see the trailer for the game that includes some gameplay and let us know what you think.

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Neon Clock Live Wallpaper Available On The Android Market

If you’ve been looking to update the clock widget on your home screen may we suggest doing so with a Live Wallpaper instead?  If you’re game, you might want to check out the aesthetically pleasing Neon Clock Live Wallpaper for Android.  The futuristic looking Live Wallpaper offers a variety of different colors to choose from while also allowing for a multitude of different customization options.  Check out the screen shots which reveal the majority of features available on the app.

Features:

Battery meter
Compass (can be removed from settings)
Number/color of trails can be changed
Multiple color themes included
Customizable background image.

Seen enough?  Ready to download?  You can head on over to our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can snatch it up on the Android Market.  Either way, feel free to leave a comment or two below on what you think.

Show Off The Tron Legacy Bike In True Live Wallpaper Form For Android (Video)

If you saw the new version of Tron, “Legacy”, and were thinking “If I could only get my hands on a bike like that…”  Well, we can’t help you with that, in fact, I don’t think anyone can, but we can help in getting you the next best thing for your Android device.  How a about a sick live wallpaper of the Tron Legacy Bike coming to fruition right on your home screen?

Evoke the speed and awe of a top sci-fi movie with the Tron: Legacy Bike Live Wallpaper. Watch as swirls of orange light come out of the darkness, forming into the familiar shape of a light cycle and rider from the hit film. The lights then fades back into the blackness from which it came. Adjust the speed of this back-and-forth animation to suit your phone and needs.

If you’re ready to give this cool, sleek and contemporary machine a go then head on over to the Android Market and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the app.  Feel free to report any bugs or issues you may experience along with the type of device you’re using to the developer so as to improve the app’s performance.  Hit the break for some screen shots and to check out the video demo of the app in action.   Read more

Like Fast Floating Colors? Check Out Colorful Balloons Live Wallpaper For Android (Video)

If you’re the kind of person who likes fast moving colors and wants to show off cool Live Wallpapers to your friends with iPhones, then we’ve got one for ya.  Check out Colorful Balloons Live Wallpaper for your Android device and take advantage of your device’s ever increasing specs like dual-core CPU’s and high res touch displays.  I wouldn’t recomend this on a lower end Android device with a CPU of less than 1GHz but if you’ve got the power and juice to run an app like this , then go for it.

There are a variety of settings to get this Live Wallpaper to fit your screen size nicely.  Scrolling while the Live Wallpaper is running seems to be smooth and you can even change the frame rates per second to your liking.  The app will run you a buck so take that into consideration but if you’re able to make the mortgage this month and purchase the app, then you’re golden.  You can find it on the Android Market here.  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.   Hit the break for a couple of more screen shots and to check out a video of the app in action.   Read more