Jetpack Jinx is a game that we’re all familiar with. You control your cute little character as it jumps up, and up, and up and try to keep it going until he simply cannot go up anymore. The gems you collect as you rise keep you going like a sort of perpetual motion machine, but the fun often turns into frustration. Is it fun to attempt to best your own score by continually making your character jump higher and higher? Sure, in a primitive sort of way, sort of like playing with jacks or climbing a tree. The problem is that, thanks to today’s bloated market, I have no idea if this game was made for children or just for incredibly stoned adults.
When Square Enix announced a brand new Final Fantasy adventure that would be exclusive to smartphones, I was both intrigued and worried. Fortunately, I was not disappointed with this new game, which has been called Final Fantasy Dimensions, and, in fact, have come to really enjoy it.
Final Fantasy has long been a definitive name in the world of RPG's, ever since the original on the NES. Since, there have been thirteen numbered games, countless spin-offs and sequels, a couple of movies, plenty of remakes, and a legacy that has made the name Final Fantasy a familiar one no matter who you're talking to.
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.
Gameloft is a company that is known for its high-quality games. Their titles normally look good, sometimes being at the top of the charts for graphics. Unfortunately they’re also known as a company that tends to rip off or copy other titles. Even if that’s the case, nothing seems to stop this game giant.
Shaquille O’Neal, the 7ft-tall former NBA star’s prior foray into video games was Shaq Fu, a 2D fighting game in which Shaq must rescue a young child from an evil mummy, was never met with positive acclamation. In fact, you could say Shaq Fu transcended the “So good it’s bad” threshold into borderline-unplayable territory, and in no way could it have been deemed a good game.
With the upcoming (eventual) release of Final Fantasy IV for Android, I decided it'd be a good time to write up a review for Final Fantasy III. Final Fantasy III has been one of my all-time favorites in the series since the original NES release was translated in the emulation community. It set the ground for the class change system from Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and every other game in the series since that gave you the ability to change your character's class.
Polarbit is a renowned developer in the world of mobile gaming, not the least due to their Reckless Racing series which is a fan favorite. Their latest endeavor brings us Cracking Sands, a game that promises action-packed death races featuring small karts and big guns. Does it deliver on that promise though? Read on to find out.
Tegra-exclusive games are pretty common in the realm of Android gaming, but Qualcomm-exclusive ones are pretty rare and generally generate less fanfare. Anyway, a few days back Team Dragon, a side-scrolling fighting game in the same vein as Street Fighter X Tekken made its way to Google Play, just for Qualcomm devices. It does look really good, but is there any flesh to it? Read on to find out.
Playing Pitfall, the 30th anniversary remake of the early Atari favorite (I can still hear that music that plays when you successfully jump over a pit of crocodiles) made me actually smile. So many of the games I have recently reviewed for this site have forgotten to be simple and fun.
Terry Cavanagh is known for coming up with brilliantly designed (not to mention devilishly challenging) games. His latest one – Super Hexagon – is a masterpiece. The game redefines the definition of “tough as nails” for Android games – be warned that this is not meant for the faint-hearted. So just what exactly is so great about this game? Read on to find out.