Connect 4, by Bluesky Studio has brought one of the most classic games of all time directly to your smartphone. Only this time, you get to play with online users all over the world. Much in the way Words With Friends and WordFeud works, Connect 4 gives you the same ability to challenge and be challenged by anyone online. You remember how to play right? Get four in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally before your opponent does and bam, you’ve won! You get two board sizes to choose from, 7×6 and 9×7 depending on how big you want the challenge to be. Can’t find anyone to play with? No problem, just play with an AI partner on four different levels of difficulty until one of your buddies can play. One bonus we would love to see in a future release is the ability to chat with users. This would be an excellent added feature to
talk trash say hi to your opponent. Ready to bring back the classic? Head on over to our apps database and snatch the download, there’s a QR code available as well for those of you on mobile devices. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the super classic game in the comments below.
If you love to fish……….with dynamite, this game is for you. Super Dynamite Fishing is a fun, fairly addictive fishing game. Yet your objective is to use unconventional means to catch the fish. You basically take control of the games character, which from the looks of him, he’s a poor good ol’ boy, sportin’ a trucker hat, overalls and a five o’clock shadow. Due to his lack of money he goes in to fishing to get paid. Any other normal fishing game you’d take your pole and cast in to the waters and see what you can pull out. Not this game. Here you visit the weapon shop and buy the required equipment, as in dynamite and shotguns so you can get out on that river and murder some fish, and even possibly find some buried treasure. Also as you rack up the cash, you can gradually upgrade your boat, five different styles. From a shower tub which you start with to a river boat, a viking ship, a battleship, and my personal favorite, The Nautilus from 20,000 Leauges Under The Sea.
Growing up, I have always enjoyed playing pool. I was always at the pool hall and I eventually bought my own table. I never got into playing on a computer or phone, but when I saw Amazon had Pool Break Pro as today’s free app, I immediately downloaded it.
I was immediately impressed. I can’t compare it to any other pool games, but I feel confident that this one has to be one of the best if not the best. A lot of people must agree because it has a rating of 4.53 stars out of 2,217 ratings (from the Android Market).
As the heading says, Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is the Amazon App Stores free app of the day.
In this real-time strategy game, you start off as the newly crowned king, Raynald II, who takes the task to rid the kingdom of rats, which under the previous king (your father) named these same rats, “untouchable holy animals”. Each level of the game you are required to complete various tasks. This includes creating guilds for wizards and warriors, marketplaces, and other buildings. Within the buildings you can purchase heroes. You cannot directly command the heroes/units, but you can bribe them with money to take on tasks. All in taking strides to rid your kingdom of these rats. To beat each level you must find certain building to reach your objective. Hit the break for more, and even a video preview from HeroCraft.
I will venture to say there isn’t one of our readers that have at least one word puzzle based game on their phones. Whether it be the various versions of Scrabble, Sudoku, or word searches, all of which can give your brain a healthy workout.
Developer Silly Cube now has a word game in the Android Market called Anagram Online. This is the first of its type to be able to play online against another person. See additional info on the new game after the break.
If you like online poker, and don’t like being stuck to a computer to do it, then Live Holdem Poker Pro is the app for you. The single best feature of this app is that it’s Free! Yup, it’s free. Then the rest of the cool features kick in, like single sign on with Facebook instead of having to sign up (even though it’s fast and easy). The facebook single sign-on feature not only uses your facebook info to get you playing, but there’s also a facebook app for the same game. So any credits you win and stats will be viewable either through your facebook apps, or through your Android app, it’s all the same. Sweet!
As you can see, the game itself is pretty well made, the table view is easy to know what’s going on at any time, and it always prompts you for when it’s your turn. Rather than playing the computer, you’re playing with live people online, which always makes the game just that much more realistic. Some other features of the game include the following:
- Live Chat
- Personal Avatars
- Shootout tournament mode
- Sit-n-Go tournamet Mode
- Ring Games
- Free daily Gold
- Lottery Draw
- 200+ Virtual goods you can send ppl on tables
- Facebook connect for fast registration (optional)
- Save to SD car
All in all, this game is great to play, the gameflow is seemless, and they start you off with 5000 credits. If you want, there are ways to earn more free credits through promos and surveys, or you can just make an in-app purchase for more as well, your choice. Easily the best and largest online Android Poker game there is. Grab it below, and maybe we can sit at a table together…I’m not that good. :)
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In a new report from research firm Flurry Analytics, Nintendo is starting to feel the pressure from mobile gaming, particularly from Android and iOS devices more than any other. As we showed yesterday, Android apps in the market are over 350,000, with a good percentage of those being games. Major game developer companies like EA see the potential and have ported or re-created many games for the mobile platform such as Madden and Tiger Woods Golf. These games are obviously not the quality you’d get for a PS3 or Xbox 360 console, which is mainly why the consoles haven’t been affected by the mobile gaming growth. The same cannot be said for the Nintendo DS and PSP handheld systems.
Pricing likely has a lot to do with the mobile gaming growth as titles for the PSP or Nintendo DS range from 19.99 – 39.99 for newer titles, where most games for Android won’t go over $4.99. The attraction is clearly money related, but also, Nintendo and PS emulators have been in the Android Market for some time which can provide many of the classic games you’d see for sale otherwise.
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If you’re the owner of a Sony Ericsson Android device, you may see something a little different in the Android Market today. As it was before, you would have seen 3 sections called Apps, games and My Apps. After Wednesday however, Sony Ericsson users will now see ‘My Apps’ replaced with ‘Sony Ericsson’. As many other companies have created their own duplicated Android Markets and stores, Sony Ericsson has created its own ‘channel’ within the original Android Market, where SE owners will find Xperia related apps tailored for use on SE Xperia devices.
As this channel has replaced the ‘My Apps’ section, you’ll need to go into your Android menu to get to your installed apps section, or you could always use one of the free ‘uninstaller’ apps available from the market as well. I say, leave it the way it is, or rather than fill the actual Android Market with more crap tailored channels, make an app for it giving users the option of using your crap app, or using the default, everybody has it, everybody can use it Android market. This feature by the way is currently carrier specific at the moment, but may work its way across all carriers soon enough.
Ah Sony, why must humans continually re-invent the wheel….it’s a wheel….it works! What do you think Xperia owners, do you mind this new feature?
Yeah, we admit it: We love OpenFeint. Since they announced that they were bringing new games to Android back in September, we have been fans. And they have been living up to their promise month after month, so every month we love them more. And now here we are, April 1, and they’re bringing more to the table.
Okay, before you start wondering what the heck ‘Backgammon’ actually is, I’ll explain it very briefly for you. Essentially it’s a lot like checkers, except you roll dice to move your pieces around the board, to collect and roll them out the opposite side, while being able to land on your opponents’ markers, thus slowing them down from winning. That’s about it…with a bunch of rules on how exactly to do that.
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