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Reviewing Threes! has been one of the few games, admittedly, I’ve been addicted to. Its simple pick to play, and a lifetime to master mechanic coupled with a charming presentation makes Threes! a class of its own. If you enjoy puzzle games or just games in general, you owe it to yourself to pick this gem up.
The controls are responsive but the one-finger gesture-based controls might need an enhancement. I like the replay value it presents as you can practice all you want, play against others in Multiplayer mode, and build a dynasty in Multi-Season game mode. The gameplay, however, may become more annoying than enjoyable.
Little Big AdventureAndroid
Just try to be patient with the controls and stick with it. If you aren’t tolerant, it may frustrate you. Anyway, this Android game might have been better if they just re-mastered the original.
LEGO Technic RaceAndroid
There really isn’t much more to say about LEGO Technic Racing, because there really isn’t much to the game. It’s a free to play title made to advertise a line of toys, and it does the bare minimum necessary to achieve that goal. It’s not bad, strictly speaking; it just sets a very low bar for itself, accomplishes what it set out to do, and nothing more. It’s decent enough to kill a little time, and perhaps some children could find enjoyment in it for a slightly longer term. But with so little going on here, even that is debatable.
Royal Revolt 2Android
In the end, the addictive nature and interesting social elements in Royal Revolt 2 is easily overshadowed by its pay to win model. Sure, players enjoy without spending a dime, but it will take the most patient of gamers to do so.
Out There: Ω EditionAndroid
Out There is a beautiful, immersive space exploration game that can keep you occupied for hours on end. The amazing artwork, mood-setting music, and naration of the game really make it seem like you are with him, out there, all alone and trying to get home. The more I played it, the more enticed I was by it, and the more I wanted to play it. The developer has done a really nice job here.
Fans will be able to get a lot of mileage out of this, thanks to the range of choices to carry the story forward at every turn. However, at this price, it’s hard to recommend to players who are neither into gamebooks nor have heard of the book series. If you do decide to embark on this quest, be sure to practice your spells — and watch out for the Manticore.
Smash Hit is a simple premise with an effective presentation, and is overall rather addictive. There seems to be a slightly growing trend of games being produced with a more serene nature in mind as you make your way through various levels with unique styles and a lack of enemies to speak of (NightSky being a good example of this). Smash Hit feels like the latest game to be made in such a style, and is definitely worth checking out.
Frontline Commando 2Android
Nevertheless, if you have the patience to grind and invest your time to advance, Frontline Commando 2 is a good title to try. This Android game is not suited for those with issues with freemium elements or wants variety in gameplay.
The only particular thing to recommend being aware of is the game’s advertising of over 100 levels spread across it’s four stages; we counted only 60, though the game notes that there are more to come soon.
Optical Inquisitor 17+Android
Gambling is the only way to earn extra cash, aside from completing missions. For the small fry, you’ve got dice-rolling and coin-flipping at the casino – which plays about as dull as it sounds. However, if you’re looking to earn the big bucks, the races are your best bet. You can either bet on a car in a CPU-controlled race, or take the wheel yourself. Exciting, right? Alas, the handling is awful, making these top-down races are borderline unplayable.
Colin McRae RallyAndroid
Coupled with stripped feature found in other games such as multiplayer and car customizations and surprising, manual transmission, make the Colin McRae Rally a hard bargain to swallow. But if you feel the need the harken back to days of rally games, pre-Dirt series, this game might just satisfy the off-road speed demon in you.
All in all, for only $0.99, it’s hard to go wrong with Legendary Wars as it’s not your usual castle defense game. As soon as you finish the campaign mode, replay value will be unlocked as more game modes will be introduced. This Android game has mixed various genres almost perfectly with plenty of content to delve into. 3 years is definitely worth the wait.
Shadow Blade ZeroAndroid
Shadow Blade is a game of positives and negatives, and fortunately, the former far outweigh the latter. Even in the cases where it feels like a negative can be a problem, the game’s tight design usually allows you a way to figure out how to get around a problem, perhaps even turning a negative into a positive, as each failure becomes a lesson learned. With that said, you should definitely give this one a try.
The Room TwoAndroid
If you enjoyed the original, you will love The Room Two even more – a worthy heir to the predecessor’s throne. Fireproof Games has kept the core gameplay intact with improvements on almost every facet of the game. This Android game comes highly recommended especially if you want to try something different.
The Great Martian WarAndroid
...it’s just a very generous package. While I can’t accurately say whether or not it’s a faithful tie-in to the TV show (I’ve never watched it), this is a well-themed game with a feeling of real quality.
Wormix is reasonably generous with currency and even occasionally drops new weapons to play with during games at no charge. Even if this free game cost a couple of dollars, I’d still go ahead and recommend it to any turn-based battle fan.
Nevertheless, Brandnew Boy could have what it takes to become one of the better action RPGs on Google Play with a little revamp. This Android game has plenty of adventure, intuitive controls and an enjoyable gameplay, though it may be reserved for gamers who love anime-like graphics.
Tower Madness 2: 3D DefenseAndroid
Mechanically, TowerMadness 2 isn’t anything particularly special. But again, that’s okay; what it lacks in outright innovation, it makes up for in craftsmanship and personality. If you’ve never played a tower defense game before, or simply can’t get enough of the genre, this is one well worth checking out.
Even with the frustrations, the game is a lot of fun to play, and is easy and intuitive. It doesn’t overly-complicate anything and you can play actively while upgrading or trying to achieve a goal. You can also play passively while in between tasks or waiting in line. This is a generally good game all around, and I would recommend it, especially since it’s free. Just know there are some little annoying caveats.
Its biggest problem comes in trying to perform quick or precise movements with its controls, which make the game more challenging as it goes, but perhaps not necessarily in the way the developers intended. It’s still playable, don’t be mistaken about that, but it begins to feel more like some sort of compromise as you move further in, and some of it is arguably a little more frustrating than it probably should be. Still, it’s good fun in spite of that, and definitely worth checking out.
Nevertheless, Detective Grimoire is an entertaining detective game that makes us look forward for more crimes to solve. For $3.99, this Android game offers a hilarious presentation and delightful voice acting that will hook players longing for an engrossing mystery.
Deus Ex: The FallAndroid
While Deus Ex: The Fall isn’t, ahem, a revolution in the mobile space, it’s console like quality coupled with a lengthy campaign (along with a New Game+) places it a number of notches above your typical game found in Google Play. Sure, there’s flaws, like the ho-hum controls (did I mention the ending?) but for gamers looking for something much more deeper than hurling birds and candy crushing should augment themselves into the world of Deus Ex: The Fall.
With the funky fresh addition of teleportation, Archangel is one of the first action/RPG games in a long while that actually gave me a feeling of space; I actually felt as if the world was bigger than one long hiking trail full of baddies to kill. This was certainly refreshing. But teleportation aside, Archangel sadly feels like just another action/RPG clone with some shoddy AI, low budget sound effects, and a smaller pool of loot.
It’s fun, sure enough, but its effect is diluted by the fact we’ve seen it all before. Having clams as a currency rather than coins isn’t enough to differentiate this one, sadly.