We’ve just seen Elijah Wood reduce a 7ft Orc named Uzgahk to tears and surprisingly it has nothing to do with Lord of the Rings. Instead, the Orc in question is feeling rejected after discovering that Elijah has grown bored with his old RPG and is spending his time with AFK Arena instead. This is all part of the new “Cheat on your RPG” TV campaign by Lilith Games, developers of AFK Arena
Some good news for Warhammer fans in search of turn-based strategy goodness on iOS and Android as Perchang has revealed the launch date for their upcoming game. Titled Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, it will allow players to battle their way through hundreds of stages using their favorite champions from Warhammer’s Age of Sigmar. The setting is the chaotic Silver Tower, which is home to the Gaunt Summoner and all of his evil minions
It’s no exaggeration to say that Android enthusiasts have been casting jealous glances in the direction of Apple ever since the release of Pascal’s Wager. The Dark Souls-inspired action RPG was released on iOS earlier this year where it made quite an impression. However, the wait is almost over for Android fans as Pascal’s Wager will soon be making available on their favorite platform too
Running and jumping games are fairly common on Android devices so if you are tired of the genre, it is unlikely that Zombie Runaway will have much to offer you. The basic idea of running in a straight line, collecting coins and dodging tombstones is simple but addictive and I found myself constantly trying to beat my own high-score. The game is free so it is worth checking out.
Gameplay: A simple game with some nice ideas.
Graphics: Not bad.
Sound: Only one tune that will drive everyone around you crazy
At first glance, Ceramic Destroyer looks like some sort of Puzzle Bobble imitation, but play it for a while and you will soon become hopelessly addicted. There are a ton of levels to conquer and some strategic thinking is actually required to complete the levels. This game would have been great value for money even if it was not free.
Gameplay: Much more addictive than it might appear to be.
Graphics: Basic but very polished.
Sound: Unobtrusive music and great sound effects
A few years back, the Spartacus television series rekindled interest in gladiators with its brutal depiction of combat in the arena. Unfortunately, the show has long since run its course, but now a Finnish game company, Frak ltd., has stepped up to fill that void. Their debut title, Gladiator Bastards, is available now from the Play Store, so Android owners can spill the blood of their opponents on the warm sands of the Colosseum. Apple fans won’t have to wait too long to join in on the action either, as an iOS version is planned for this year too
Chances are you have already played a game similar to Birdman Rally before, but that does not make it any less fun. This game is all about the distance and while there is a large element of luck involved it takes some skill as well. The game is completely free and the ads are not that intrusive. You can buy in-game currency as well to upgrade your plane, but this is not required as you can do the same just by playing the game and earning your coins the hard way.
Gameplay: Starts off easy enough, but soon becomes very challenging.
Graphics: Bright and colorful.
Sound: Pretty minimal, but that is not a bad thing
Angry Birds was already an enormous success on iOS before it was ported to Android so there was never any doubt that this would be a hit. The Android version is polished, addictive and has been receiving constant updates making it one of the best time wasters available on the platform.
Gameplay: Fiendishly addictive.
Graphics: Very stylish and easy on the eyes.
Sound: Catchy theme song and good sound effects
As we near the end of the year it is easy to overlook some hidden gems and Eternal Maze by FredBear Games definitely falls into this category. This 2D pixel puzzle adventure was recently released for both iOS and Android as a premium title, but don’t let its cute looks fool you. The game places you in control of a hapless farmer who wanders into his corn fields one day only to discover that aliens have turned them into an endless maze. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the guard dogs patrolling the fields have also been turned against you by the alien meddlers. Escaping won’t be easy, but the fate of the world might depend on it
Some games are fun, others are challenging and a few can even be very relaxing. Water Heroes: A Game For Change by Insignio Labs are all of the above while also giving you the opportunity to help save lives. This is because half of the game’s revenue will be donated directly to project ClearWater, which is aimed at bringing clean water to the people of Ecuador. This is certainly a very worthy cause, but the actual game is definitely worthwhile too