Gameloft has announced they have five awesome HD games accessible from and optimized for Sony’s tablets, mainly to show off the Tablet S and Tablet P. The games are Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD, Real Soccer 2011 HD, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD, and Green Farm HD. It will be interesting to see how the Tablet P’s dual screen is used for these optimized games. There’s no word on whether or not the games will be preinstalled. It’s also nice to see an Android game developer step it up to try and compete with the competition a bit. Hit up the break for some of the press release.
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.
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.
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.
As the summer comes to an end it can be tough to give up all that fun and relaxation for long days of work and school, but Gameloft has an offer that may be just the thing to cheer you up: a back-to-school sale on Android Games! The selection of games is limited, but worth a look, here’s the $0.99 selection:
- N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
- Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
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.
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.
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.
Ahh, love it when a classic comes back to life. The good folks over at Tozai Games, current holders of the popular game’s license, are bringing the addicting Lode Runner version directly to an Xperia Play near you. We’ve got to thank Sony Ericsson for teaming up with Tozai Games to bring us yet again another time killer. Lode Runner X, as it will be called, should be arriving on devices some time later this year. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t dissapoint and stays true to the classic. Hit the break for another screen shot and to check out an interview with Scott Tsumura of Tozai Games. As always, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Read more
A recent study by Research2Guidance looked at 26 app categories in the Android Market to see which was most profitable. Despite the fact that one quarter of all Android apps downloaded are games, weather apps showed themselves to be by far the biggest earners for their developers. On average, the weather app has made its developer $21,000! Business and productivity apps were the closest contenders while multimedia and comic book apps made almost no return. Well developers, it looks like Android users are more interested in using their phone as a tool than an entertainment device.