Verizon, one of the last carriers to get the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, is finally bringing it home by launching pre-orders on Thursday May 19th for all, and available in stores Thursday May 26th 2011. You’ll be able to grab this for $199.99 with a 2 year contract, then you’ll be ready to hit some good ‘ol PSOne titles along with all the other titles available from the Xperia Section of the Android Market on top of the hundreds of thousands of already available Android apps.
Here’s a refresher on specs just in case:
- Gingerbread OS (2.3)
- HSDPA Technology
- Slide out PSP style gaming pad
- 4-Inch Multitouch 854 x 480 LCD
- 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon II processor
- 512MB of RAM
- 802.11n WiFi
- FM Receiver and Transmitter
- 5 Meg Camera With LED Flash
- VGA Front Facing Camera
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Here’s an educational game for kids ages 2-5 years of age as the Amazon App Store will tell you. I downloaded the game this morning and played it for a good while, getting a feel for it and its difficulty. Good news, I aced it! I jumped right in and picked the lemon because it started with the letter ‘L’. I then came to the color puzzle, I pick green correctly. I was proud of myself. Then I continued on to the next puzzle, which if I wasn’t the genius that my mother tells me I am, this may have been difficult, ‘put the fruit back together’. Yea, it was a breeze. Next was ”match the fruit’. This takes a few seconds longer than the others, as you have 8 tiles and more than likely you won’t pick the matching two tiles every time.
Big fan of DJ Hero for the Wii? Well, I think this might be the closest you’re going to get to it on your Android smartphone, for now anyway. DJ Rivals, by developer Booyah Inc, is a fast paced rhythm tapping, cross-fading, bass dropping and live scratching game for the DJ enthusiast in you or any plain old average Joe wannabe. Whatever the case, get ready to battle to reclaim stolen ground by Bland Corp, a money hungry corporation taking over Nightclub City. Some of the features you’ll find in this action packed DJ endeavor are real place battles, funny entertaining cinematics and challenging bosses to master. The game, overall, is not bad on a smartphone, especially one with a large 4.3-inch screen like the Evo 4G and the 4-inch T-Mobile G2X. However, I highly recommend if you have a tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch, give it a try, I doubt you’ll be disappointed. Ready for the download? Head on over to our apps database where you’ll find a QR code for your convenience or hit up the download over in the Android Market. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for some more screenshots and to view features from the developer.
Google announced earlier this week that Android devices are being activated at a rate of 400,000 per day. Devs aren’t ignoring this, and we are in fact seeing app development, particularly with regard to games, expand rapidly in the Market. More initiatives are coming together to help developers port existing games to the Android OS, and more tools are becoming available to help people build their own app. And now, OpenFeint is launching a new venture as well, aimed at helping developers build their own Zynga-style games, ala Facebook, and bring them to the Android platform.
You remember Tetris don’t ya? Of course you do. How in the world can anyone forget this instant classic? The rules are the same, only this time you get a cool mobile UI for your Android smartphone. Clear as many lines as fast as you can to score big and get trusted into new levels. And of course, the more lines you clear, the harder the game gets as Tetriminos drop faster and faster on you. Head on over to our apps database for the download where there is a QR code available or hit up the Android Market to snag the link as well. Hit the break for more screenshots and to check out more info from the developers.
101-in-1 Games for Android is definitely going to be the new time killer for me. In attempting to review the darn thing, I was unable to literally put it down. I have to admit, with a slight expectation to be disappointed, I was anything but… The game offers you 10 unlocked games to start. They are quick games that usually run you around 30 seconds or so to complete a puzzle or to achieve some goal. I favor the fact that they were little rapid yet good quality games for a quick hit-me-up and not some long drawn out game that I would only have to pause and resume later because of my extremely busy schedule. This is the perfect app to have when you’re waiting for someone in the parking lot, sitting at a bus stop, waiting in a doctor’s office or even during a colonoscopy. Ok, scratch that last one. You get my point.
Score as many points as possible on the existing 10 unlocked boards to gain access to the rest of them. Overall, I thought it was a great and fun app and the quick games were of good quality. I tested the app out on my T-Mobile G2X but it looks and plays even better on my original Galaxy Tab. Definitely give this one a try guys. Head on over to our apps database for the download where you’ll also find a QR code available or check it out on the Android Market if that’s not your forte. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break for more screenshots and to check out more info from the developers. Be aware however, when downloading the app I noticed it took up around 18.26 mb and I got it to hit 20+ megs after playing several of the games. I quickly ran over to see if I could slide this monster over to the SD card and I was unable to. So, if you’re rather limited on memory you might want to reconsider downloading the application until the developer adds support for moving to the SD card. Hit the break to check out more screenshots and to hit up the video demo of the app in action.
If you like bowling then you might want to check out Let’s Bowl. I like bowling games because I do not have a lot of time for games. You can complete 10 frames in 5 minutes tops.
The developer, SideBump Studios, says, “Finely tuned physics mean this simulation is easy to play but impossible to master, just like the real thing! Endless entertainment and challenge right at your fingertips.”
The game controls in itself are very easy. Just move the ball right or left for the release point and flick it. The graphics and action are very good, but I will say some of my first shot leaves were a little unrealistic as opposed to real life bowling, but it won’t stop me from playing it more. I think the difficulty is just right. It is not easy to master quickly, but it is not ridiculously hard either. I bowled a 122 in my first game and 176 in my second.
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).