Ever since playing Polara last year, I have come to like games that feature the color polarity changing mechanic. Last week, I came across one such game called Bobbing while traversing the lower reaches of the Top New Paid chart on Google Play. Curious, I bought it to see how it worked. And boy I’ve come away impressed.
Real Racing 3 has not yet launched on Android, but as some of you may have already known, it is out in Australia and New Zealand for iOS. After receiving widespread condemnation from the mobile gaming community (including us) for an abhorrent timer-based freemium structure, it looks like EA is listening to feedback (gasp!) and making some tweaks.
By now, you would’ve known that Real Racing 3 is due to be a freemium game employing a timer-based mechanic. I had my reservations about it, but reading the initial impressions of journalists from established gaming publications regarding the way the timer-system worked, I thought it won’t be so bad after all.
Ever heard of Canabalt? Well, if you have, then Vector should look and feel familiar to you. This is an auto-running platformer where you jump on rooftops and smash into buildings while escaping from a totalitarian regime. What’s unique about Vector is that alongside traditional platforming mechanics, it features jaw-dropping acrobatic stunts inspired by Parkour.
Horn by Phosphor Games is a Tegra exclusive game. It has been the case from the time of launch up until this very moment. However, that never stopped it from being able to be purchased or downloaded by users on non-Tegra devices. It’s an interesting little scenario that seems to be doing more harm than good though.
Well, our Under The Radar column was meant to be something we did once every week or so, but in just the past few days I’ve come across some really good titles from first-time indie developers. So that leads us to our second Under The Radar for the week. More than half of the games on this list can be classified under the “brutal” category, so if you’re looking for challenging games then be sure to give them a go.
Rooted users have had the privilege to back-up all their games’ progress using apps such as Titanium Backup and My Backup. Now, ClockworkMod allows non-rooted users to join in the fun as well with the release of their new app called Carbon (not to be confused with the equally recent Twitter client sharing the same name).
Welcome to the fifth installment of our Under The Radar column where we showcase a handful of good games that we may not have been able to publish as full articles. Ultimately, with this, smaller developers get vital exposure for their games and you get to have more games to play on your plate. If you know of more quality games released recently that have not got the attention they deserve, let us know by leaving a comment below!
A few days ago, HeroCraft released a new game onto Google Play called Jail Run. This is a decent little puzzle game where you grab loot and avoid traps in a bid to escape the dungeon you’re held captive in. We covered it in our latest Under the Radar column a few days ago.
Ever since the first day, the pause menu in Angry Birds: Star Wars HD contained a couple of ads for Rovio’s other games. Considering this was a paid game costing $2.99, the presence of the ads was baffling, irrespective of whether the ads were only for Rovio’s other titles. However, users could turn off the ads by tapping a button in the in-game menu, so a large-scale protest never materialized.