Angry Birds Rio and Worms! “Oh, My!”

Angry Birds Rio and Worms! “Oh, My!”

Jan 31, 2011

Angry Birds Rio

Looks like Rovio and their supercalifragilisticexpialidocious game Angry Birds has teamed up with 20th Century Fox to give us “Angry Birds Rio.” This partnership meshes the popular Angry Birds game with an upcoming animated feature film Rio.

In Angry Birds Rio, the original Angry Birds are kidnapped and taken to the magical city of Rio, where they eventually escape their captors and set out to to save their friends, Blu and Jewel – two rare macaws and the stars of the upcoming Fox motion picture, Rio. Angry Birds Rio will pair the physics-based gameplay of the original game with unique twists based on the highly-anticipated film.

The Game of Life Review

The Game of Life Review

Jan 31, 2011

NOTE: Game is currently not available via Android Market, but is available directly from the EA Mobile Club.

If you love classic board games, EA is satisfying your love of classic board games on Android, first with Monopoly, and now with The Game of Life. The ultimate goal of The Game of Life is to end the game with the highest net worth. Sociologists, please wait your turn, I’ll address your concerns later in this review. You achieve this by getting a job and advancing across the board, collecting money and Life squares that are worth money at the end of the game. Along the way, you’ll make decisions like whether to jump straight into a career or go to college, whether to take a safe path or risky path through life, and more. Also, you’ll be choosing a career, getting married, and having kids along the way, with the final stop on your way being retirement.

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus Available for Android

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus Available for Android

Jan 28, 2011

Gameloft’s mobile gaming titles are as good (and frustrating) as they come and their newest release Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus is no different. Like most Gameloft titles, Modern Combat 2 is not available in the Android Market. I still think they are making a huge mistake by limiting titles to their online Gameloft store, and there are many users who refuse to buy them for this reason, but — there’s no denying the sheer awsomeness of these games.

Need for Speed Shift

Need for Speed Shift

Jan 28, 2011

Need for Speed has become one of gaming’s most venerable franchises since its inception back in 1994, all the way to its popular heights of today, when it’s getting yearly iterations that regularly top the sales charts. The racing series has also made a major expansion away from just the consoles on to other platforms, including mobile gaming, which now includes Android. Need for Speed Shift, an adaptation of the 2008 simulation-focused Need for Speed series entry, has you racing throughout the world, competing in events to earn money to buy cars and upgrades. The events include more than just typical sprints to the finish, there are also solo time trial events, Eliminator events where the car in last place at the end of the lap is eliminated, and Drift events where your goal is to drift through corners as much as possible to get points.

Monopoly Review

Monopoly Review

Jan 27, 2011

Note: Game is currently not available from the Android Market, only through the EA Mobile Club, currently for $2.99.

Monopoly is one of the legends of board gaming – millions have played the game in the decades since its inception, and now the game is available on Android phones. In case you’re unaware of how the game actually plays, you and several other players roll dice and travel around the board, landing on various properties. When you land on a property, if it’s unowned, you can buy it, and if it’s owned by someone then you pay rent to them depending on what developments are on the property. You can develop properties if you own all of the properties in a specific color section. You can negotiate deals with other players to acquire their properties, so strategy gets involved in the deals you try to make with other people. Your goal is to be the last player standing by making people go bankrupt – and when a player bankrupts, the player who bankrupted them acquires all of their properties. There’s a lot of randomness based on the squares you land on, but strategy involved in how you manage your money and properties.

Square Enix and Crystal Defenders Now on Android

Square Enix and Crystal Defenders Now on Android

Jan 26, 2011

Here’s some big news for the Android gaming community. Today Square Enix announced the release of Crystal Defenders for Android. The game itself isn’t the big news, the big news comes in the fact that Square Enix has made their way to Android altogether. Square Enix develops, publishes and licences some of the biggest game franchises such as Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider. One can only hope this news means that they will start porting and developing hit titles to our beloved Android.

Super Drill Panic Review

Super Drill Panic Review

Jan 26, 2011

Games that are exclusive to the Android are definitely few and far between so far. Super Drill Panic however, has come along to wake you from your restless Android gaming slumber. Super Drill Panic is a falling game – there is a giant boulder falling to the ground with the aim to crush your pretty little skull. On your way down, you’re trying to avoid hazards like venomous spiders, and dart-spewing idols.

Wallpaper Wednesday — VR Tunnel, Anime and more…

Wallpaper Wednesday — VR Tunnel, Anime and more…

Jan 26, 2011

Who doesn’t love a good wallpaper? They’re one of the first things we customize on our mobile devices. Some people pick one and stick with it, others change them like they’re TV channels. Wallpapers are as unique as the individuals who use them. They represent our moods, thoughts, ideals, and just plain insanity. I mean if it weren’t for wallpapers, app markets wouldn’t have the ludicrous numbers they so proudly boast.

Oceanhouse Media Releases Two More Dr. Seuss Hits

Oceanhouse Media Releases Two More Dr. Seuss Hits

Jan 25, 2011

Last month we told you about Oceanhouse Media’s popular interactive children’s book apps for Android (whew, that was a mouthful). They made their debut onto Android by releasing two popular Dr. Seuss titles: “The Cat In The Hat” and “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” We’ve just received word that they are at it again and have just recently released two additional Dr. Seuss hits to the Android Market.

Popular Seuss titles “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” and “The Lorax” are now available for purchase and include the same great features found in Oceanhouse Media’s previous releases.

Google Mobile — Today’s Weather Calls For Cloud Printing

Google Mobile — Today’s Weather Calls For Cloud Printing

Jan 25, 2011

Clouds and weather go hand and hand and yesterday was no exception. Yesterday Google announced a couple new additions to the Google mobile experience. Users can now enjoy a few added weather tools when using google.com from their mobile browser.

Just type “weather” into the search bar and you’ll soon be treated to the familiar current conditions along with a new interactive 12-hour slider. Watch as future predicted forecast information along with background color changes as you slide your finger across your new age crystal ball.

A quick and fun way to access weather information along with your usual weather related search results. This new weather search experience is available only in English at the moment but updates are on the way.

Win a Chance to Hang with Scottie Pippen via SCVNGR and Buffalo Wild Wings

Win a Chance to Hang with Scottie Pippen via SCVNGR and Buffalo Wild Wings

Jan 24, 2011

Popular social location-based gaming platform SCVNGR has been gaining popularity through its fun challenges and real world rewards and one recent company to team up with SCVNGR is wing connoisseur Buffalo Wild Wings.

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar has made its way into the top 10 of “Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains” in the country and has decided to celebrate their SCVNGR induction with a slew of rewards including the chance to hang with popular basketball star Scottie Pippen.

[Updated] Dungeon Defenders: First Wave, Fruit Ninja and more…

[Updated] Dungeon Defenders: First Wave, Fruit Ninja and more…

Jan 21, 2011

We all love a good update and while most of the time we get much needed improvements and added content, there are also those rare times when updates bring us crashes and headaches. Hopefully you will experience the former when checking out some of the recent updates released for a few of Android’s popular games.

Fruit Ninja by HalfBrick

Fruit Ninja was just recently updated to bring us that long awaited “Arcade Mode” we told you about back in November plus some other features. Arcade Mode should now take the place of that mysterious “Coming Soon” black banana you’ve come to ignore. To read all about Arcade Mode for Fruit Ninja just hop on over to our November post [HERE].