Incredibly addictive. Take finger. Flick screen. Get ball in goal. Easy. In a terrific nod to the NBA Jam games of my youth if you stick three in a row into the onion bag then the ball ignites. All together now: ” He’s on fire!”
Does anybody else remember when SSX Tricky was the game to waste an afternoon with? I do, and this reminds of it. Tjerefore it’s good. And free. Double-whammy.
Take one big gun, two thumbs and a shitload of Zombies. Mix together in a big pot and this is what you will get.
Whoever makes this game takes themselves far too seriously. Looks fantastic though.
Everybody loves cricket. FACT.
So I got a new phone recently. A Samsung Galaxy S2. And very fine it is too. I’ve been hammering the apps and games lately so I thought I’d share a few of my current favourites. WARNING there are no Angry Birds in this post.
1. SHINE RUNNER
This is a cracking little game. Race between swampy outposts collecting swag en route then trade moonshine and other Deliverencesque items to make as much moolah as possible within a set time limit. Runs like a dream and can be easily picked up. Ace.
Tap left to move left and tap right to, you get the picture. Avoid the barriers and just keep going. Oh, it gets faster, did I mention that? This game looks so cool. Great diversion. So good I don’t care about the ads.
3. NFL Flick Quarterback
Visually stunning throwaway (geddit?) NFL action. San Diego Chargers if you must know.
4. CAR UNBLOCK
This puzzler has 2,000 levels. Kills the time. And looks good too.
5. EDGE EXTENDED
I loved Edge. Now it’s even better. Dynamic camera, splendid tunes, glorious design and a great learning curve. You MUST try this game. Get the cube to the goal negotiating a million and one different problems. Extremely satisfying mixtures of dexterity and puzzle solving required.
So there’s five for now. More to follow. Maybe.
So Christmas nears and the seemingly traditional problems arise. Some bright spark at We Make Loads of Cash in the Games Industry, has decided, again, that now is the time to release all the killer apps in one fell swoop.
These are the ones that concern me right now. You see, I want them all. This is despite the fact that I can’t afford them all, neither financially nor temporally. But they all look so good.
The solution is simple: Get one of the above and play it to death, by the time that’s done it’s January sales time and you can reap the benefits of your patience.
But I don’t want to do that. I want them all now. I know it’s materialistic and wrong (doubly so in a recession!) but I can’t help it. SO if anyone out there wants to give me a copy of each of these games, feel free to do so.
The last two games I’ve played extensively are Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (ACB) and (as a free download from PSN) Infamous. Both sandbox style free-for-all-do-what-the-hell-you-want-and-screw-the-consequences games. But I have issues with both.
ACB: It takes too long to get anywhere. To play through the entire story I must have had to traverse digital Rome several thousand times. It doesn’t matter how many magical underground tunnels you put in, I still gotta run for five minutes before I can get to a location which provides some entertainment. I’m playing this late at night, I don’t have time for all this fannying around. Get on it Ubisoft.
Infamous: When the games says “Area Cleared: Enemies Will Not Return” then reasonably enough I don’t expect them to be popping up every two minutes out of nowhere. This is of course an attempt to keep the game interesting as the player moves from one mission point to another, but I have a simpler solution. To avoid tedious long trips across the entire map for missions, just don’t put them in the game. Countless man hours saved in the production studio.
In conclusion: get GTA.