Play Store Newbie Review: Reiner Knizia’s Skyline [Brain & Puzzle]

Reiner Knizia has designed a lot of games over the years and the latest installment is Skyline. It hit the Google Play Store recently and I took it for a test drive. I’m a huge fan of puzzle games so I was intrigued. At first I did have a hard time understanding how it all worked, but as soon as I got the hang of it, I found that I couldn’t put it down.

It’s sort of like a Sudoku game in that there is a grid and you can’t have like objects in the same row. You are given a certain amount of buildings that you have to place on the grid. The buildings range from 1 floor to 4 floors. The object is to place the buildings along the grid so that from certain vantage points you can only see a particular number of buildings. As I mentioned you can’t have more than one building in a particular row, but there are parks which aren’t subject to that rule. It’s really hard to explain, which is why I did a hands on video. I guess the developer had the same problem because there really isn’t much of a a description on the Play Store page.

There is a free version, which includes the 1st level of 14 puzzles. The full unlocked version is .99cents and unlocks 3 more levels or 42 more puzzles. If you’re doing the math, the game consists of 56 puzzles across 4 levels. I found the first level to be fairly easy, but things get pretty tough with the 2nd level.

Hit the break for the hands on and download links

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Dozens of games to go on sale May 24th through June 1st in the Google Play Store ‘Because We May’

How about a really hot gaming sale to kick of your Memorial Day Weekend? Because We May is celebrating those app stores that give developers the ability to price their accomplishments however they wish. As a result there are 39 titles that will go on sale between May 24 and June 1 in the Google Play Store. It’s not limited to the Play Store as you will also find a bunch other titles for the iOS App Store, Steam, the Mac App Store, and others.

There still could be even more games by the time the 24th rolls around since developers have until the 22nd to jump onboard. So far the list has some really good titles like World of Goo, Shadowgun, Riptide GP, and Osmos. This is a great opportunity to try out some new games. Unfortunately we don’t have the sale prices yet, but hit the break for the complete Google Play Store list along with links for each game.

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[Video] Trailer for Gameloft’s N.O.V.A. 3 now available


The Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance aka N.O.V.A. is and action adventure first person shooter from Gameloft. Up and coming is the third installment of this action packed game. This is one of those games that will take full advantage of the power coming out of today’s mobile platforms. Gameloft itself is even taking a part in mobile 3D gaming, starting with optimizing a number of games for the LG Optimus 3D Max.

So feast your eyes on the video below. You won’t see any real gameplay, but it will definitely hype you up for the N.O.V.A. 3 release.

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Play Store Newbie Review: iSlash [Game]

iSlash landed in the Play Store about 10 days ago and it already surpassed 50,000 downloads. Since it was already a hit with iOS users, this isn’t a surprise. This one is for all you puzzle fanatics. I like iSlash because it trains your eye/hand coordination as well as your thinking skills. As with many puzzle games, the premise is simple but the task isn’t. Each level consists of a playshape. Your job is to destroy most of it by slashing your finger. Simple right? There’s just one problem, you have to avoid the ninja stars or you lose. Your rated by how much time it takes you as well has how many slashes it took to complete the task at hand. You can advance with one star, but you only feel satisfied with three stars. It’s quick and easy to play and it’s free. Hit the break for the full features, our hands on video, and download links. Let us know what you think.

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Dance Legend Gives Android Gamers A Reason To Dougie

Android gaming continues to grow in popularity by the day. There are all types of games from first-person shooters to racing games to casual puzzle games, but what about some Dance Dance Revolution-type games? Well the fine development team at TuneWiki thought about the curious absence of a dance game and created the surprisingly good Dance Legend. The game provides a decent lineup of tracks, solid customizations, great graphics and easy controls. The game is easy to pick up and start playing right from the get-go. Simply put, this game is a must-have for not just hardcore gamers, but casual Android users as well.
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Temple Run Receives Another Update Today, Brings Twitter Integration and Bug Fixes

Looking over my Android apps that received an update today, Temple Run is one of the more notable ones along with the Chrome browser. The uber popular game has already been downloaded over 10 million times and has only been available in the Play Store for just over three weeks. It is pretty amazing how fast this game has spread and the developers obviously want to keep the millions of users happy.

Today’s update brings Twitter integration as well as a few bug fixes such as; a bug that made it difficult to score points, a bug that caused the runner to accelerate too fast, and a few spelling errors. On top of making the app run better for users, the Twitter integration allows you to tweet your score after completing a run through the Temple. This may prove beneficial to some of you, and more of an annoyance to others. I dunno.

If you have yet to receive the update or haven’t even tried the game, go ahead and hit up one of the links below. The game is free and has almost been perfected at this point. Now if I could only perfect my hand-eye coordination and I would be set!


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Featured Play Store Newbie: Yay! Zombies [Game]

Yay! Zombies just made it’s way to the Google Play Store. It was originally available for iPhone users, but this is drahtwerk’s first offer for Android. If shooting and slicing ragdoll zombies flying in the air is your thing, you’re going to love this one. All you have to do is tap to shoot your MP5 or swipe your finger to cut the zombies to pieces. If you dissect all limbs, you get a humiliation bonus and you can earn combos by slicing multiple zombies at once. You will also find running hands that you can grab that will give you power ups such as “Freeze.” Sounds easy right, but the only problem is there are various bombs flying around, and if you hit any one of them, your done.

Yay! Zombies is free and comes with two weapons: an MP5 and a butcher’s knife. You won’t be able to use the MP5 until you can hit 1,000 points. You will also find two gaming modes: Classic and Blitz. Classic is basically playing until you lose, while Blitz gives you 60 seconds to get as many points as you can. If you hit a bomb in Blitz mode, you will lose 5 seconds. There are plans for a paid version that will provide more weapons and modes, but it’s not available yet. They do say it be for the cost of a candybar. What are you waiting for? Grab the download after the break and start slicing and dicing some zombies.

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EA Games Launches Pogo Games

Looking for yet another way to kill some time on that Android device of yours? Well you’re in luck because EA Games has officially released Pogo Games for Android. The app allows you to play tons of free puzzle games like Poppit!, Word Whomp, Turbo 21 and Sweet Tooth 2. The neat things about Pogo Games is that the concept is somewhat similar to OpenFeint– you create a profile and try to attain personal bests while comparing your scores against other profiles and users worldwide on the leaderboard. If you take a step up in Pogo membership as a Club Pogo member, you’ll find that membership gives you 100% Ad-Free gameplay, access to premium games like World Class Solitaire and exclusive Weekly Badge Challenges.

The app is available for all Froyo+ devices, so make sure you give it a shot and try your hand at some of the games available. You can find the Play Store link and QR code after the break.
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Review: Frisbee Forever Makes Tossing Frisbees Fun Again

When you think of the frisbee, you think of some good times: tossing the plastic disc at the park with your dog, your friends at the beach or in a heated battle of frisbee golf. While the game is no doubt fun in real life, how does it fare on Android? Two words: it’s awesome. Thanks to Frisbee Forever’s simple concept, addictive gameplay and solid graphics, Frisbee Forever is no doubt one of the most underrated and addictive games out there in gaming world.
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