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Baviux For Android, Retroness Courtesy Of XDA (Video)

Like old and classic arcade games?  Well this one is sure to take you back.  Check out XDA member, pep_dj’s recreation of the game dubbed Baviux, a “water games” look-a-like that is sure to catch your addiction.  Check out the video below of the game in action along with some screen shots for your convenience.  If you have any feedback to offer the developer, by all means.  You can also hit up the game thread here for more info.  And as always, comments are welcome.   Read more

A Monster Ate My Homework, An Unsung Hero In The Android Market (Video)

I’ve recently come across one of the most addicting games, in my opinion, hiding out on the Android Market.  As I was playing, I was wondering why I haven’t heard of the game before?  I’ve recently learned that the game is also available for the iPhone and was a great hit but I’m still not sure how long it’s been out.  Nevertheless, since I’ve downloaded it I haven’t been able to put it down.  A Monster Ate My Homework for Android is, without a doubt, a game to keep you busy for quite some time.  How do you play?  The idea of the game is to reclaim stolen homework from your perpetual homework stealing monsters by pelting them with balls, subsequently knocking them off the platform.  But be aware, if you accidentally knock your homework off or anything labeled with a star indicating it belongs in the classroom, you’ll be repeating the board.

The game offers 85 different levels and for a small price in the Android Market you can use in app purchasing to get tokens that will allow you to skip difficult levels.  Clear the platform of everything but your homework and you’re free to move on.  The levels can get quite challenging as monsters and other objects along with your homework are arranged in challenging positions.  Call it a monster Jenga, if you will.  Ready to be addicted to this one?  Head on over to the Android Market for the download and hit the break to check out some screenshots and a video of the game in action.  In addition, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.   Read more

XDA Brings Android Community Quiz and Quizmaster For Android Users By Android Users

Like quizzes?  Yeah, we do too.  Check out Android Community Quiz and Quizmaster. The applications by XDA member Just Me combined offer a challenging Android based quiz for your pleasure and enjoyment.  The neat thing about the application is that you can add your own questions, increasing the database and challenge of the game.  All you have to do is upload your question with the correct answer along side two incorrect answers and upload it.  These applications are free from the developer, but as of now, they’re only available to XDA members.  Hit the break to check out some more information from the developer and to snag the source link along with some more screen shots.  You can also jump directly to the application thread here if you want.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.  And feel free to provide feedback for the developer so he/she can improve the application.   Read more

Official Pokemon Game Coming to Android and iOS

That’s right, the Pokemon Team has announced a free game for Android and iOS called (or roughly translated) Pokemon Say Tap. Yes, it’s not a shoddy third party attempt at dodging copyright law, but the actual Pokemon Team working on an app for Android and iOS. This move comes as a surprise for two reasons. First, mobile gaming platforms (iOS, Android, WP7, etc) are starting to be called direct competitors with mobile gaming platforms (Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, etc). The second reason for this surprise is Nintendo’s own Satoru Iwata’s formal stance against free games. He has openly stated he does not like the idea of free games that you pay for in game. Whether or not he had a change of heart (we’re thinking not), this game is slated for summer in Japan. Here’s to hoping it makes its way overseas and to other places around the world.

[via 1up]

Stick Fighter II Now Adds “Superman Fly Ability”, Available In The Android Market

The folks over at Game Touch have added a new cool little feature to their popular Stick Fighter game for Android.  Stick Fighter II comes in just as fun as the original but adds some new features that might be worth checking out.  Plus, it’s just freaking fun.  Help “Stick” move along on his adventure as he takes out other bag guys along the way.  The new version offers similar game play as the old but with new levels and challenges for you master.  And now, best of all, you have the ability to fly like the Man of Steele himself.  Head on over to the Android Market and download the game for yourself.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  In addition, hit the break for some more screen shots and to check out some more info from the developer as well.   Read more

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: aTilt 3D Labyrinth [Hands on Video]

aTilt 3D Labyrinth is featured today on Amazon as the free app of the day.

Here’s a labyrinth maze game with an emphasis on realistic physics, 3D graphics, and a top-notch gaming experience. Tilt your way through more than 250 levels, navigating walls and dodging holes.

It is very simple to play and the physics are outstanding. Check out our quick hands on video:

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App features:

  • Navigate past walls, rotating walls, and holes by tilting the game screen
  • Adjust tilt sensitivity, calibration, and board movement to fit your playing style
  • Watch the game’s 3D perspective shift realistically as you tilt the device
  • Create and share your own new maps with aTilt’s online level editor
  • Share scores with other players through the OpenFeint social gaming platform

It is regularly priced at $2.99, but free today so head over to Amazon and download it.

[via amazon]

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: PBA Bowling 2 [Hands on Video]

PBA Bowling 2 is today’s Amazon free app of the day. If you like bowling games you will like this app, and if you never tried bowling games before, I still think you will still like it.

The graphics are really nice and the pin action is realistic. There are many options and items to unlock, but lets face it, it’s just bowling. It is supposed to be simple, and what makes bowling great is the games are quick. Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time, and it is nice to be able to play something that finishes in less than five minutes.

It is normally $2.99, but today it is free.  Check out the video and then head over to Amazon and download.

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App Features:

  • Play three game modes on three difficulty settings
  • Track stats and scoring for tournaments
  • Customize bowling balls with weight, graphics, textures, and special effects
  • Use accelerometer or touch screen
  • Toggle reflections, lighting, vibration, music, scoreboard, and crowd noises
  • Tracks stats and scoring for tournaments.
  • Lumber Liquidator PBA Tour locations: Las Vegas, Tokyo, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Reno.
  • Three different throwing methods.
  • Pin count and frame number displayed in 3-D bowling alley for up-to-date information.

**Please note: PBA Bowling 2 is not compatible with some tablets and older devices.**

[via amazon]

Cheat On Multi-Touch Games With Your Motorola Atrix Using This 5 Point Touch Tweak

Have a Motorola Atrix?  Like to rock Fruit Ninja and other multi-touch games in your spare time?  Got something for ya here.  With this new fix from XDA, member michael0619 has provided a way for you to have up to five points of contact recognized on the Atrix making games like Fruit Ninja and others much much easier to play.  Slash away through the levels without missing a single piece of fruit now!  Hit the break to find out how to install this by clicking on the link for the thread.  Feel free to leave any comments below and to also provide the developer with any feedback for improvement.  Good luck!   Read more

Real-time Strategy Game Pax Britannica now on Android

Pax Britannica was originally created by No Fun Games for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Now the game has been ported to Android, and via the efforts of XDA-Developers member bompo we can play a scaled down version. With-in the past three weeks he’s been working to get this game ported. He’s succeeded and the game can now be found in the Android Market.

In this underwater real-time strategy game you can either battle the computer, or select two ships for a two player game. Head on over to the XDA thread for more. And as always give the developer a quick thanks, and a little feedback for their efforts if you feel so inclined to play Pax Britannica.

[via xda]

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Jenga [Video]

The Amazon free app for today is Jenga. Whether you played Jenga  in the past or you never played, you will find this entertaining. The graphics are awesome and the game play is simple. There a 3 ways to play: arcade, classic and pass ‘n’ play. For pass ‘n’ play you can play with another 3 friends. It is normally $2.99, but free today only. Check out the video.

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[via amazon app store]