Platformers are plentiful in the Google Play Store. You don't have to look very hard to find one to suit your needs. However, it is always enjoyable to find a platforming game that gets it right. The game should have just enough difficulty to keep you challenged, and it should continue to introduce new elements to keep the game fresh. May I introduce you to Minik Run, a delightfully simple and elegant platforming game.
Bladelords: The Fighting Game is created by Playsoft Games, using the Unreal Engine. The game play hearkens back to the days of good arcade fighting games. In some small ways, it reminds me of Soul Calibur. It is a good fighting game that you may enjoy, if you don't mind timed game play, due to it being a free to play game.
With a flutter, Neo's eyes pop open. He says, "I know Kung-Fu!" Morpheus peers at him intently and responds, "Show me." Thus begins one of the more popular fight sequences in recent movie history, taken from the film, The Matrix. Out of the Republic of Azerbaijan, twenty-six year old game creator, Toghrul Samadov had an idea for a fighting game for mobile devices. He and his team have created Fatal Fight, and it delivers a mighty blow to the fighting genre with a simple game play mechanic.
Every now and then you come across a game that checks all the boxes for enjoyable game play. The game has a character that you care about, it is fun to play, and the graphics and music are done just right. Funkoi LLC, nails it with their latest release, Kiwi Wonderland. Though the genre of endless runners is definitely flooded, this game will definitely serve as a life preserver. It simply is a joy to play.
The runner is a portable gaming genre that’s been recycled so heavily that it’s less of a dead horse and more of a stud genocide. It makes sense given the limitations of a touch screen that removing a directional pad would improve platform gaming. For every Temple Run, there’s countless droves of imitators or corporate tie-ins that bloat the market and give critics the right to say it’s not a legitimate gaming console.
Team Signal LLC, has recently delivered to the Google Play Store, a game that requires good hand eye coordination and incalculable dexterity when it comes to your fingers. Hyper Square is the latest twitch-quick type game to play on your Android device. If you like music, and levels that require memory, as well as speed in game play, then Hyper Square is a game that you should download. Just how fast can you hit that download button?
As we mentioned a few weeks back, Land Air Sea Warfare (LASW) is an RTS game that was originally released on desktops, followed by iOS, and eventually Android. After playing, and at times enjoying, LASW, this game isn't ready for "prime time". I have a soft spot for this genre, and this high hopes for this game. While the developer seems to have added some ways to make it easier to move masses of units quickly (a must on touch-based hardware such as phones and tablet), there are too many flaws and oversights to justify the In-App Purchasing price of $4.99.
Santa Ragione is a studio that is based in Milan, Italy. It was created by two friends, Pietro Righi Riva and Nicolo Tedeschi back in 2010. Their latest project Fotonica, is now available in the Google Play Store. We have had our eyes on this game for some time, since it was released on iOS last year. If you want to bypass the review, here's the short version, hit the download button!
When Oculus Rift first announced it was bringing virtual reality back into the ether of human consciousness, I immediately thought of the survival horror possibilities. The genre had just been given fresh legs thanks to indie hits like Amnesia and Outlast, and I knew VR could take it to the next level.
Limbo is a 2D side-scrolling game released by Playdead. The premise of the game is simple, bordering on basic: players assume the role of an unnamed boy searching for his sister who's apparently lost in Limbo. While this is fine enough of a reason (excuse?) to go off on a grand adventure, it isn't mentioned in the game at ALL, but rather pulled from the game's Google Play page. And to clarify this point, there was no prologue, cut scenes, epilogue, narration, subtitles, or any thing else that would advance a narrative. No story, but for the byline found on Google Play. The thing is though, this game is so good that I didn't care. Also, not only is this the closest thing I have to a complaint, it's my sole one at that.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past year you probably haven’t heard of the mega hit Five Night’s At Freddy’s. Designed and created entirely by one man, this series explores the horrors of being a security guard in a Chuck’E’Cheese style restaurant while animatronic animals hunt you down. The first two games had similar gameplay mechanics that revolved around monitoring security camera’s while you waited for an impending jump scare. The third one is a different beast entirely.