Trials Frontier

Trials Frontier

Trials Frontier is an amazingly addictive and fun game though it can be extremely frustrating! One of the most completely developed mobiles games you may ever own. I first experienced a Trials game in the Xbox 360 Arcade version of Trials Evolution. The instant appeal of this game is its incredible simplicity in mechanics, but

Say The Same Thing

Say The Same Thing

The 50 billionth app on the iOS app store is actually a decent game, and the great thing is it’s also on Android. Designed to get you on the same wave length as the person you’re playing, ‘Say The Same Thing’ is a game about words. To begin you pick a word, any word it

QuizUp!

QuizUp!

QuizUp is a great trivia game that allows you to show off your considerable knowledge in just about any topic you can think of. Along the lines of the Words With Friends or Draw Something style of games, QuizUp lets you verse you friends or complete strangers from around the world in a fun and

Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird

This game is the perfect example of how simple gameplay, mechanics, sounds and graphics can make a great game. With 5 million downloads on Android in just 3 days from release this game has exploded in popularity. There is something so infuriatingly addictive about these types of games you know that the only issue is

Samurai Siege

Samurai Siege

Samurai siege is one of those games where I knew straight away that I was going to get hooked. I’m not huge into these games where you have to build up a village or farm or town ,etc. and upgrade things and spend materials. Because  the aim is to build a little army to go

Mobile Zap Bluetooth Controller

Mobile Zap Bluetooth Controller

I have talked about the issues with on-screen controls in smartphone games before, mostly they are a huge pain. If only there was a small, great looking ,well working controller that could connect up to my phone. Oh wait now there is! Mobile Zap have released a bluetooth controller that has all these features. It

Review: Bike Race

Review: Bike Race

Top free games

Bike Race is free, simple and addictive. A triple threat of positives if you ask me.

The controls are simple to learn. Touch the left hand of the screen to brake and the right to accelerate. You need to tilt to screen to maneuver your bike to land wheels down, if you land head first for example, game over. Learning to appropriately lean your device to land jumps and land flips, is the real skill in the game.So in a nut shell, keep the bike up right and complete the map as quick as you can. The game mechanistic are simple, yet effective. The connect is basic enough, some of the puzzles can create a rewarding challenge.

You are given a ranking from 1 to 3 stars, depending on your time. Unlocking these stars will eventually unlock more exciting maps. There are currently 96 maps to unlock within the application. Not to mention 12 exciting worlds and 13 awesomely designed bikes to race with.

Review: Zombie Smasher

Review: Zombie Smasher

Yet another Zombie based game, but will this mobile app stand up against the rest?

Developer:      Italy Games  
Platforms:       Android  
Release:         December 2012  

 

Long live the zombie craze. The zombie fad is still going strong, with yet another zombie based game. Zombie smasher is an extraordinarily simple concept, which is the major driving force behinds its success. Zombie Smasher is a defense strategy game, with a fast paced playing style.

The basic game mechanics are what drives the users to spends hours and hours playing these repetitive, yet additive games. As the concept behind the game is so simplistic, the overall game mechanics are instantly recognizable to players.  Giving you a run down of the overall theme or goal of the zombie smasher game, can be done with one phrase, “you smash zombies with the press of a finger”. Through the completion of incrementally more difficult levels and squashing various zombies in the process. 

Solar 2

Solar 2

Galactic evolution is a lot of fun.

Developer: Murudai
Platforms: Android, iOS, Steam, XBLA
Release: Jun 2011

Solar 2 is a great game for taking up those spare moments. It lets you accomplish something on a grandiose scale on your phone without getting super worked up over it. The game is simple enough, navigate your “object” through the universe gradually absorbing things and increasing in mass until you become a black hole. Sounds simple enough, and it really is…mostly. Having just enough mechanics to keep the player invested and interested, and not so many that degrees in quantum and astro physics are needed to play, is the fine line that games must tread. Solar 2 makes that line it’s bitch. Floating through space is fairly simplistic, crashing into things doesn’t seem too hard either. It’s only when you become a slightly larger planet that you then have to collect orbiting moons, life spawning planets and watch out for attacking aliens.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

The new Samsung Galaxy has been announced, but is it enough to cut into Apple’s dominance with the iPhone 5? That’s for you to decide…

iPhone 5 has had a solid market share for the smartphone industry over the last few months and Samsung are looking at changing that. Their latest phone; the Galaxy S4, has a similar look with some added features that are in place to hopefully ensnare some new market.

If you are always after the latest piece of technology and like to stay up to date with the advancement of the smart phone industry then the S4 provides a few new features that separates them from the iPhone 5 and other smart phones. However, will these features be practical?

Review: Temple Run 2

Review: Temple Run 2

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Temple Run 2 – Run for your life!

The latest Temple Run by Imangi Studios. Does it deliver?

Developer:        Imangi Studios  
Platforms:         IOS & Android  
Release:            Jan 17 2013  

 

Temple Run 2 is a popular endless running game for IOS and Android. You play a man who is attempting to escape from a giant monkey while avoiding a large array of obstacles. The premise of the game is simple but the plot isn’t its driving reason to be played. Like all of the endless running games Temple run has a limited plot but is played for its addictive nature.

Review: Shadowgun Deadzone

Review: Shadowgun Deadzone

This game gives me chills for what is to come.

Developer: Madfinger Games
Platforms: Android,iOS
Release: Jan 2013

 

If your everyday gaming experience is your character running around blasting your enemies to nothingness with some monstrosity of a weapon, then you have probably been lacking this from your mobile gaming experience. Well Shadowgun: Deadzone will change that. Based on their amazing single player game, Deadzone allows your to blow the head, torso and limbs off your friends, with amazing console grade graphics and an in-depth skill and character upgrade system.  

Rise of the Blobs

Rise of the Blobs

Being mellow has never been so harsh, pardon the pun.

Developer: Robot Invader
Platforms: iOS, Android
Release: January 2013

 

This game will test your dexterity, mental agility and your grip on sanity. As the name suggests the game is all about rising blobs. You play as a marshmallow seeking out refuge on a perfectly cylindrical pillar, as you can probably guess the blobs then rise in order to eat you. The only way to stop then munching on your gooey centre is to pelt them with  fruit to quench their insatiable hunger. The game is fun, but each round can go horribly wrong really quickly as Mal the marshmallow gets a little ‘fruit’ trigger happy.

ZooKeeper

ZooKeeper

Developers:       KITERETSU  
Platforms:         Android and iOS  
Release Date:   19th Nov(Android)      

This is a puzzle application where you connect with players across the globe. The game is super simple as most successful app’s are, you choose an animal character and set up your account. All free by the way. The game is available on android, iPhone and iPad, with over 3 million downloads this puzzler has been well received.

The graphic are on the low-end of the spectrum, but the relatively low graphical features are made up by awesome game play and the replay value of ZooKeeper is off the hook. You will be coming back for more I guarantee you that. So once you have your animal character, I picked a crocodile because they would dominate almost every animal there is, (even though the game does not work like that).

Samsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note

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Samsung Galaxy Note, Bigger is better

Bit of a beast but still damn amazing to use

Bigger is definitely better in this case, the Samsung Galaxy Note, simply stated as the Note by most and throughout the rest of this article, is a great piece of tech no matter what you need it for. Though there are some issues you’ll have to overcome moving from another phone, this guy is big! Most people see the Note and think “Why the hell is that tablet pretending to be a phone?!” or vice versa. Honestly when I first heard about and saw the Note I was a little skeptical about that actual practical use of such a monstrous device, but once you get it in your hands and start using it you quickly realize that it is perhaps the perfect size for anyone trying to really get the most out of their smart phone.

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