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Weekend Game Getaway: Kingdom Rush Origins, Soulcalibur Sale

Posted by wicked November - 22 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

If you’re planning to lock yourself up indoors this weekend, probably to gather up energy for the upcoming holiday (and sale) madness, now might be your chance to catch up on some Android gaming. And you might just be in luck! Aside from the plethora of games we’ve brought to your attention the past days, there are two notable ones that might deserve your glance (and maybe your money) as well.

Kingdom Rush Origins brings back the popular tower defense game and, in its wake, it turns back the clock full throttle. Origins, as the name so obviously implies, takes you back to the time before all the rushing madness started. But worry not, as even back then you are already empowered with weapons of mass destruction. New old towers and troops make their way into your hands, including Elf Archers, Mystic Mages, Stone Druids, and more. Of course, you have new enemies to face as well, including new epic bosses.

Kingdom Rush Origins goes for $3.39 on Google Play Store and still offers in-app purchases to further relieve you of your holiday savings.


Soulcalibur, or SOULCALIBUR, isn’t exactly new, but that might very well be the appeal of the game. It is one of the more popular fighting game titles that have managed to amass a faithful following despite being pitted against giants like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. BANDAI NAMCO brought the first installment of the series to Android, though of course that is a mixed bag. Twitch-based fighting games just don’t really feel all that right on a touchscreen because of the lack of that button mashing feeling. But with the proper gamepad accessory and more recently support for the Nexus Player, that might be a moot point.

For a limited time until December 4, Soulcalibur will be available at 65 percent off, meaning it now only costs $4.43. After the promo period, it goes back to its rather high price tag of $13.99.


Soulcalibur on sale for under $4, down from $13.99

Posted by wicked November - 22 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Everyone is familiar with Soulcalibur games, right? From the arcades to mobile platforms, this game has been everywhere. While it’s been acclaimed by many as one of the best fighting games of all time, that has made the price pretty expensive over the years. Up until recently, it has been available on the Google Play Store for the steep price of $13.99.

The folks at NAMCO Games are now offering Soulcalibur for the limited-time price of $3.92. That’s a bit more than $10 off, which is a really sweet deal. If you are taking the plunge, however, be mindful that it’s pretty large, coming in at 200MB.

For all of you die hard fans out there, rest assured the game is extremely similar to the original. All of the characters are included, all of them still have their awesome fighting styles, and all of the levels are here, too. The Android version also includes Arcade Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Extra Survival, Museum, and Practice modes (so basically you’ll never be bored with this game).

This 65% off deal begins today and runs through December 4th, so get to it sooner rather than later! Are you going to download Soulcalibur for your Android device? Tell us how you think it compares to the original.

Check out Soulcalibur on the Play Store!

Garfield Kart: Fast and Furry now available on Android

Posted by wicked November - 22 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

If you love to see the irascible feline Garfield battling it out on the race track while using different antics to distract his opponent, then you just had your Christmas wish granted a little bit earlier. Garfeld Kart: Fast and Furry is now available for Android devices, so you can enjoy racing around the track while at the same time, see characters from the comics strip that you’ve grown to love (or even hate).

The multi-player racing game lets you choose to be one of eight characters, including the titular cat, Odie, Nermal, Jon or Liz, each with their own karts and specific abilities and features like acceleration, maneuverability, maximum speed, etc. The game has sixteen circuits available, where you have to try to be the fastest driver while taking out your opponents by some mature tactics, like throwing pie in their faces. You can also upgrade and accessorize both the car and the pilot. Along the way, you also get to pick up bonuses to help you get past the other drivers, like a pie-throwing power or a lasagna booster to make you faster.

There are four different game modes, depending on what you’d like to play that day. Single Race Mode is for when you just want a quick painless game. The Grand Prix mode is when you want to finish racing through all the sixteen circuits. Time Trial mode is when you have to beat the referenced time as you race. Meanwhile, there is also the Challenge of the Day where, obviously, you have to try and finish the challenge set for that day. The game has around 80 goals that you need to complete, like getting the longest skid or throw certain number of pies to your opponents. Because it’s Garfield, we keep coming back to pies.

Garfield Kart: Fast and Furry is available for free download from the Google Play Store. However, there are in-app purchases available to make your gameplay easier but you can disable the feature as well if you don’t want to spend so easily on this game.


VIA: Gamasutra

One More Line From SMG Studio Now on Google Play

Posted by wicked November - 21 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

One More Line, a new game from SMG Studio, is definitely my new favorite game. SMG rightly describes it as “a highly addictive, one button, space disco, skill timing game.”

The game starts by explaining when to tap to grapple onto oncoming objects. Tapping and holding will allow you to connect to the object and then spin around it until you release and quick taps let you quickly connect and then release to weave between objects. Once you connect with an object to grapple, you can fly through the wall, but releasing before you’re back in the corridor will cause you to lose.

The goal is to get as far as you can down the corridor without colliding into the wall or an object. Your score increases the longer you last, but stops increasing when you tap and hold to grapple and spin around an object. Once you’re spinning around it, you will need to time when to release in order to avoid hitting a wall or another object without grappling onto something else.

As you fly down the corridor your satellite shoots out three colors, which change depending on the color of the object you connect to, creating beautiful patterns that you can then save to your phone.

While the game itself is addicting, the soundtrack is just as addicting, keeping me wanting to play over and over. Between the good music, fun colors, ability to create random, and fun wallpapers provided, this game is definitely worth checking out.

It is free on Google Play with ads, which can be disabled with a $1 in-app purchase.

Play Link

One More Line From SMG Studio Now on Google Play is a post from: Droid Life

Award-winning Banner Saga comes to Android

Posted by wicked November - 21 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

If you like role playing games and Norse mythology, you’ve probably heard of The Banner Saga, a hugely popular video game that rated 82 out of 100 on Metacritic when it first came out. It is now making its way to your smartphone or tablet with the launch of its Android version and from the looks of it, it will just be as excellent as the original PC version.

The Viking-themed RPG relies on your strategy to drive your personal story troughout the game as you battle your way through the landscape of its Nordic world. You can choose from among 25 playable characters from 7 different classes, all with unique abilities that you can draw on and improve on as you upgrade them. It is actually the first game in a projected trilogy (see, even games have fallen into the trilogy fever) and is already showing promise of becoming a classic, at least in its genre.

Each decision you make while talking to other characters, traveling and especially when in combat will affect your story in this world. The combat sequences and animation were hand-drawn and look stunning, even in still images. There is beatiful music scored by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory to accompany you the whole game as well.

The PC version of the game has received numerous awards including Best Indie Video Game, so you know that both the gameplay and the visuals are excellent. And if you’re a fan of RPGs on your mobile device, you probably wouldn’t bulk at this game’s price. You can buy Banner Saga from the Google Play Store for $11.99.


SOULCALIBUR on Sale in Google Play for $4, Regularly Priced at $13.99

Posted by Tim-o-tato November - 21 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

For any OG PlayStation owners here, which I proudly was, a sale taking place on Google Play currently should interest you. For a very limited time, you can pick up SOULCALIBUR, one of the birthing titles to an entire set of 3D fighter games, for only $4. Since it is usually priced at $14 on the Play store, this deal is too good to pass up. 

Making the deal splendid is the fact that it has gained support for Android TV boxes, mainly the Nexus Player, meaning you can use your compatible controller to get all of your hand-to-hand combat action in on your HDTV. If you don’t have a Nexus Player, don’t worry, as the game also works with a number of Bluetooth controllers, and of course, your touchscreen device.

Do note, the game is sort of large, weighing in at 200MB, so make sure you have some storage available on your device.

Go check it out.

Play Link ($3.92)

SOULCALIBUR on Sale in Google Play for $4, Regularly Priced at $13.99 is a post from: Droid Life

Need for Speed: No Limits Coming Soon to Google Play

Posted by Tim-o-tato November - 20 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

I have been waiting quite a long time for a worthy replacement to Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Heck, that was my favorite game back when I was on the Galaxy Note 2, which was some time ago. With a trailer released for the upcoming Need for Speed: No Limits, my wait may soon come to an end. 

The trailer shows off Ken Block, a very well known race car driver, sitting behind the wheel of an insanely souped-up classic Mustang, playing the game. From the gameplay we do see in the trailer, the graphics appear to be pretty good, but we can’t be positive from what EA offers.

As for when we can expect the game to hit Android devices, EA offers no timeframe. However, they do say they will keep us posted over the coming weeks and months, for whatever that’s worth.

Ready to race?

Via: EA

Need for Speed: No Limits Coming Soon to Google Play is a post from: Droid Life

Football Manager Handheld 2015 now available on Android

Posted by wicked November - 20 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

You’ve been there, sometimes every week. You’re watching your football club’s weekend game when the manager makes a seemingly stupid decision that cost them the game. You scream at the TV (or in the stadium), you curse, you wail (yes, sports fans do that right?) and you say the words “If I were the manager…” Well, there’s a game that has allowed frustrated football fans to take back the power, at least on their mobile devices.

Football Manager Handheld is back with the 2015 edition and it comes with an improved match engine, a new agency to help you look for talented players, and better ranking system for teams and leagues around the world. If you’re a new football fan and want to play mobile games where hand-eye coordination isn’t necessarily a requirement, then you might want to try this out. You get to select the players that you want, choose the tactics you get to play on the pitch, and then transfer those that don’t perform well. You won’t actually play the game unlike other football games. You just sit back and watch the new and improved 2D Match Engine work its magic from the team you’ve created.

You also now have a Scouting Agency where you can look at the 50 best players around the world not just based on their current ability but with their future potential as well. There is also a ranking page where you can monitor how teams actually perform in real life so you can also base your decisions about players and tactics there. Statistics for clubs and teams and players are very crucial in a game like this, and so they’ve also improved this aspect of the app. Another change here is that you can now assign player roles to each player on your squad so if you think your defender will perform better if he was in the midfield, you can make that call.

Some would balk at the price of this game, but those who’ve played past editions seem to know that this is pretty reasonable and you would not hesitate spending this much (and maybe more for other in-app purchases) for a game like this. Football Manager Handheld is available for $9.99 at the Google Play Store.


Amazon Releases “Tales From Deep Space” Via Its Own Game Studio

Posted by Tim-o-tato November - 20 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

This morning, gamers can go download a new game title straight from Amazon Game Studios, called Tales From Deep Space. Before you go thinking it’s an epic horror series, which was my first thought, you should know the game is a bit more on the cartoony side. However, even though there is no scary gameplay, the graphics and co-op multiplayer should make this game quite desirable for quite a few mobile gamers. 

In the game, you play as E, a traveling salesman and his luggage drone. The setting is Big Moon, a giant space station which is going under lockdown. You must escape Big Moon along with your drone, while fighting epic boss fights and finding supplies.

The game is priced at $6.99, but if you have a few Amazon Coins laying around, this could be a good one for you to try out.


  • Co-op: Play as E and CASI either solo or co-op on two Fire tablets over wi-fi.
  • Puzzle: Solve fiendish puzzles and explore every inch of Big Moon Spacestation.
  • Action: Fight dangerous battles with a variety of weapons and upgrades.
  • Story: Unravel the nefarious plot behind the mysterious “Meek” uprising.
  • Multiplayer co-op available exclusively on Kindle Fire HDX and all 2014 Fire tablets.

Amazon Link ($6.99)

Amazon Releases “Tales From Deep Space” Via Its Own Game Studio is a post from: Droid Life

Ingress Turns 2 Years Old, Google Celebrates With an Infographic and Monthly Series

Posted by wicked November - 19 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

Do you embark on transatlantic journeys to capture portals, identify with The Enlightened or Resistance, and destroy links for keys? If so, then you are probably an Ingress player.

The augmented reality game, a product of Google’s Niantic Labs, has not seen a major update since February, but the developers have not forgotten about its many devotees. In celebration of Ingress’s 2-year anniversary, they have detailed a few fascinating statistics in an infographic and are starting a new monthly event series for beginning players.

According to Niantic Labs, Ingress players – Agents, as they are known – travel a whole lot. A collective 78,000,000 miles have been covered playing the game, which is quite a few circumnavigations. More than anything, though, Agents are extraordinarily enthusiastic – more than 52,000 of them have attended live events in 281 cities.


To keep the momentum going, Niantic Labs has launched Ingress First Saturday. A coordinated series of in-person get-together, it aims to familiarize new players with the game’s many intricacies. The first such meetup kicked off last November, and the next is scheduled for December 6.

If you were not already a player, but the prospect of hunting virtual objects with augmented reality excites you, Ingress is free on Google Play. The list of cities hosting Ingress First Saturday events is available for perusal here.

Play Link

Via: +Ingress

Ingress Turns 2 Years Old, Google Celebrates With an Infographic and Monthly Series is a post from: Droid Life