Word Search Asks Question To Users: How Fast Can You Find A List Of Words?

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Word Search is another one of those games you might stumble upon as you’re trying to kill time. By using clean and colorful grids, you’re given the task of trying to find a list of words. Sounds simple, but the words are hidden amongst jumbled and scrambled letters, so you have to pay close attention and look for patterns in order to find each word. While there’s no time limit, users are still timed and will aim to complete the list as quickly as possible. You’ll be able to find words and complete the puzzles quickly too thanks to some snappy and intuitive controls. All you do is swipe in the direction of the word you find and that’s it. My first go-round of the game had me complete the puzzle on my tablet in just under 17 minutes, but by the time I got used to the patterns and strategy, my average dropped a whopping 3 minutes. Users should expect a similar– if not better outcome. One noteworthy aspect is the game has numerous languages available. That means if your bilingual or multilingual like myself, you’ll be able to challenge yourself even further.

The game is available for any Android 1.6+ device. While it will work on any device, I found the layout and interface to be especially brilliant on tablets thanks to some special tablet-specific optimizations that developer Melimots included. If you’re ready to stimulate your brain in yet another way, give this simple, yet great game a try today by hitting up the Android Market or by scanning the QR code below.

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Math Cruncher Aims To Test How Sharp Your Brain Is

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Searching for a quick, fun and addictive way to kill time while stimulating your brain? Well you may want to give Math Cruncher a try. It’s a puzzle game that involves you guessed it— the subject of math. You are essentially given the task of solving math questions given to you but with a twist— each question comes in the form of a falling tile, so you only have a limited time to answer each question. Users will need to solve equations before they get to the bottom of the screen, while simultaneously avoiding mistakes. In addition, as the game moves forward, equations become faster and you’ll have to keep up with the pace, otherwise you lose.

What’s ironic about this aspect of the gameplay is that the questions are painfully basic and simple— things we should have been able to master in elementary school. While some of the questions (3 – 1 = 2 for example) are simple, things can become tricky when you’re given the task of having to answer consecutive questions on the fly (42 x 15 = 630 followed by 28 x 19 = 532). This game definitely works your brain and challenges you to be sharp and quick in order to achieve the goal of getting as many points as possible. All of these can be executed in the most effective way thanks to some solid controls.

While the gameplay is addictive and top-notch, the graphics and sounds are not. The game claims to feature HD graphics when in reality looks more like standard 32-bit graphics. Also the game is best suited when the annoying music which is looped over and over is shut off completely. While the graphics and sounds could have been much improved— those are not the focus. Again, the focus is the addictive gameplay which will have you solving the various math equations in order to progress your game.

The game is available today for Android 1.6+ devices in both Free and Paid versions. The free version is probably what most will go for thanks to the unobtrusive ads which aren’t the least bit distracting. However the paid version is only 99¢. For some addictive gameplay that will never get old while seeing no ads at all, I think it’s mighty worth it.

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Funpark Friends Officially Launched For Android

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You all remember the awesome and hyper-addictive strategy game called Roller Coaster Tycoon? While it will forever hold a place in casual gamers’ hearts, a neat alternative has officially launched and is now available for Android devices. The game called Funpark Friends, puts you in the shoes of ambitious developers tasked with building and running the most awesome theme park imaginable. Here are some of the cool features you can look forward to in the game:

 

  • Build your very own Funpark with an awesome cast of characters to guide you!
  • Choose from over 90 rides, games and attractions to add to your park
  • Themed rides and decoration sets including Pirate, Medieval, Space, Haunted and more allow you to build awesome themed areas!
  • Visit your friend’s Funparks and interact with their rides, shops and attractions!
  • Watch your park come to life with beautifully animated rides and visitors
  • Play anytime, anywhere with offline play capability
  • FREE updates add new rides and features WEEKLY

The game is available for Android 1.5+ devices, though it does come at a hefty 14MB size. That means all of you have no reason not to try out this neat game. Be sure to hit up the Android Market link or scan the QR code below when you’re all ready to jump in on the theme park-building action.

 

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Splashtop THD now available in the Android Market, 3D PC Gaming on Tegra 3 tablets now a reality

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We had a chance to see the Splashtop THD app at CES back in January. We were totally excited then and today we’re even more excited because it’s now officially available in the Android Market.

With Splashtop THD you can play 3D PC games from your PC on your Tegra 3 tablet. We are talking 60 frames per second. Other things you can do include:

  • Fully access your applications on your tablet such as PowerPoint, Keynote, Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Watch videos / Flash content streamed from your computer in any format
  • Listen to music on your computer in any format
  • Access your full computer browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) including your bookmarks, favorite plug-ins, and extensions (Flash, Java, etc.)

Splashtop specificially says that this is only compatible with Tegra 3 tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich, but in the “about app section” they have it listed as requiring Android 3.1 and higher. We suspect that you will indeed need ICS, which makes this only compatible with the ASUS Transformer Prime. The cost is $6.99 and seems well worth it. Hit the break for our CES video and download links.
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DotEmu announces March 16 for the release of Another World 20th Anniversary on Android

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We have some exciting news for all you retro gamers: Lester is back!! DotEmu will release Another World 20th Anniversary for Android on March 16. Another World was originally released in 1991 on the Amiga, which brought on a huge cult following. If you aren’t familiar with Another World, you play Lester, a genius physicist. He’s enslaved by humanoid aliens and in a subterranean prison. Your goal is to simply escape, but it really isn’t that simple.

This version features:

  • The ability to switch between Original/HD graphics by using 2 fingers at any time
  • New intuitive touch-based controls or classic D-pad.
  • 3 difficulty modes: Normal, Hard and Hardcore.
  • 100% remastered sounds and effects.
  • OpenFeint support with more than 10 achievements
  • Compatible with Zeemote joystick, connected via Bluetooth.
  • Game available in 5 languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish).

DotEmu already brought the 1987 classic R-Type to Android back in September, which is a great rendition, so we are so excited for this one. Hit the break for the trailer and full press release.

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Rovio Working on a Non-Angry Birds Game

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably played one of the many iterations of Rovio’s extremely popular Angry Birds games. The Finnish company has been very successful marketing this game on all platforms, and merchandising the heck out of the game’s lovable birds and pigs. They’ve been in movie talks and even teamed up with Korean police to help combat bullying. These little guys are literally everywhere… except, apparently, in Rovio’s next game.

In a recent interview, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed spilled the beans that they are working on a new game that is not an Angry Birds spinoff, and it will be out “in a couple of months”. That’s pretty much all he said about it, so no further details are known at this time.

Let’s hope the new game’s characters are as lovable and merchandisable as these birds are. I’d expect nothing less from Rovio.

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Borderlands 2 Confirmed As NOT Coming to Android

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I’ve got some bummer news for those of you who were hoping on seeing Boarderlands 2 make its way to Android in the future. Trust me, I don’t deliver this news in vain because all of us here at Talk Android were super stoked to see what it would look like running on a Tegra 3 Android tablet, but now unfortunately it looks like we will never get the chance. According to a statement released by Gearbox Software, the tablet in the demo video we witnessed was only used for the presentation purposes and they have no intention on releasing it on Android. Here’s what they had to say to Android and Me about the confusion:

The news out of PLXLAN is unfounded and Gearbox Software is not developing Borderlands 2 for Android. Per our press release on Wednesday, Borderlands 2 will be available on September 18 for PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. As you know, the new trailer went viral yesterday and has nearly 1 million views as of today – it’s likely what was being shown at PLXLAN on a tablet. Hope this clears up any confusion, please feel free to update your readers.

Well there goes that idea I guess. Maybe it’s nothing that some constant nagging wouldn’t fix. ;-)

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RuniK – A New Twist on an Old Classic

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These days, matching and bubble popping games are a dime a dozen. They’re all pretty much the same. So when I decided to try RuniK, I already had an opinion of the game before I even installed it. Fortunately, my snap judgment was way off base. RuniK is one of those rare games that gets everything mostly right, and keeps you coming back for more.

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Play 8-Bit Graphic Games On Your Android Smartphone Thanks To The iCade 8-Bitty Controller By ThinkGeek

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Looking for a way to have some 8-Bit fun on your Android device?  Yeah, most people have and it seems to be a bit of a difficult thing in these neck of the woods.  However, the boys over at ThinkGeek want to introduce their latest and greatest, the iCade 8-Bitty controller.  Oh it’s on ya’ll.  It’s about time we’re seeing things like this make it to the Android platform, because after all, who the heck wants to play an 8-bit game on a 3.5-inch screen? Yeah, I went there.  The retro styled iCade 8-Bitty allows you to sync up via Bluetooth to any Android device and is open source. So, let the dev’s eat I say.  The controller will be launching at the very decent price of $24.99 and we’re sure they’ll be going like hot cakes.  Stay tuned for a release date on the hot item and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Receives Update, Brings Survival Mode and More

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Minecraft fans have a reason to celebrate with this new update to the Pocket Edition. Mojang, the developer, has added many of the features that hadn’t been previously available in the Pocket Edition. It’s now a lot closer to the full PC version. The 3D block building favorite now allows you to choose between Creative and Survival mode. As those of you who are familiar with Minecraft know, there is tons of great stuff in Survival mode. During the day you build, and there are some new tools and blocks, including fences, gates and doors. Gathering resources from nature is a necessity in this mode. When night falls, you need to hide and protect yourself from monsters, like zombies. If the idea of being attacked by monsters is stressing you out, you can always build safely in Creative mode, and now a double tap on the jump button will make you fly.

If you’re itching to try building your new world, hit up the market link below.

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