Trial of Bones Review

Trial of Bones Review

Apr 18, 2014

Man, skeletons are stupid. The undead kind, not the good kind that is just calmly resting inside of our bodies. I mean, animating a skeleton should be about the most difficult thing in magical world, because there’s absolutely no way they could move on their own – and yet, walking skeletons are the most basic enemy a hero can ever meet. Trial of Bones takes it to the next level by making skeletons the sole enemies. Sturdy and dangerous enemies, at that. I don’t want my life to be ended by a pile of calcium – give me real monsters!

Bearing that in mind, Trial of Bones is actually quite good, although it severely lacks content. There’s a short prologue that I frankly can’t remember by now, but the problem at hand is that the main hero is trying to get through a dungeon that is filled with skeletons with the help of his awesome sword, as well as the objects he finds on the way.

Trial of Bones 4Game screen is separated into four lanes, and player can switch the hero between them, trying to kill as many advancing skeletons as possible, before he is himself killed. The skeletons are endless and become more and more challenging to kill, with greater damage and more health. If the hero isn’t fighting a skeleton, his health begins to replenish – but if he evades fighting all the time, then he doesn’t get leveled up and will promptly die at the bony hands of the stronger skeletons. The upgrades that add to the hero’s survivability always come in fours, with an upgrade per lane, meaning the player can pick up only one of them. There are also potions that restore health or give a raise in damage and special expendable weapons that can deal a lot of damage when launched.

Alright, so maybe Trial of Bones doesn’t severely lack content, but I still feel like it’s too repetitive. Maybe it’s because there’s nothing to unlock or reach, so each run is exactly like the previous. Or maybe it’s because there’s no progress to mark, like unlocking new areas and enemies or whatnot. Whatever the case, I think the game feels a lot more repetitive than it should be, because I loved the actual gameplay quite a lot.

Fly Catbug Fly! Review

Fly Catbug Fly! Review

Apr 18, 2014

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This is a game about a cat. Not just any cat – it’s a game about a flying insect cat that collects flying trash. Fly Catbug Fly is a bit close to Flappy Bird, but it’s closer to the old helicopter game that Flappy Bird was ripped off from. Catbug (of Bravest Warriors fame) flies through the never-ending corridor, bordered by solid matter on top and bottom, and has to evade it, as well as some small “islands” in the middle, while collecting trash. The trash consists of truly random items, ranging from old bottles to what to my twisted mind looked suspiciously like dirty toys, to leprechauns. There are portals scattered around the levels, which take the trash from Catbug, and give some cash in return. After picking enough trash, a hyper mode of sorts kicks in and you lose. At least that’s what happen to me all the time.

The background and music changes after a while, and ranges from weird to yet weirder. To be fair, the same can be said about every in-game object. The fun part is that Fly Catbug Fly isn’t even trying to be strange – it’s an endearing little arcade that just happens to be rather insane. There are lots of obtainable paraphernalia, divided into four kinds. First, there’s swag that Catbug can wear and look cuter/even more bizarre. Then there are upgrades that improve Catbug’s health, diving ability that can help evade the sudden dips in the corridor.

Additionally, there are power-ups that are unlocked, and then can be found around the level, like magnets. Finally, there are unlockable people with level-destructing weapons that you can pick up like power-ups, but that hang from under the Catbug and fire their weapons into the level, clearing chunks of it out. It’s not only strange, but also rather counter-productive, as their giant height and explosions actually make it harder to navigate the level, and the only use they have is clearing out the little islands in the middle – and there are several of them, with an option to upgrade each one.

Anyway, apart from the strange armed people, Fly Catbug Fly is pretty neat. It’s just an infinite round of picking up trash and leveling, but it’s quirky and is fun enough to last for some time. If you pick it up, at least play until you see the partying lettuce horse people, and I do believe it’s the first time anyone has typed “partying lettuce horse people”.

Turn-Based Game Bomb Buds Coming Soon to Android

Turn-Based Game Bomb Buds Coming Soon to Android

Apr 17, 2014

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Bomb Buds is a turn-based strategy game, much akin to ye olde Worms franchise. There are several teams that are situated on randomly generated bits of land, and wield a mighty arsenal, shared between the team. The task is to eliminate the other team, moving one team member at a turn. The game is available for iOS, but will soon be released for Android devices as well. For more details, go here: Bomb Buds on Facebook.

New Screenshots and Trailer for Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are Available

New Screenshots and Trailer for Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are Available

Apr 15, 2014

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As The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Gameloft is reaching release, more information becomes available about return of the masked superhero on mobiles. The story and gameplay will closely follow the movie as the player will get to swing around New York, beat bad guys and participate in other crime-fighting actions. Mor details can be found here:

Introducing Scanbot, a Mobile Document Scanner

Introducing Scanbot, a Mobile Document Scanner

Apr 15, 2014

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Scanbot is a software that can scan any document, be it a receipt, business card, meeting minute, whiteboard note, or newspaper article, and produce a high-quality PDF on the fly. Naturally, you have to have a proper camera in your phone or tablet for that. The app can be purchased here: Scanbot on Google Play.

Twin Moons from G5 is Free for the Next Week

Twin Moons from G5 is Free for the Next Week

Apr 15, 2014

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Twin Moons is a hidden objects adventure by G5 in which a scientist discovers a parallel world that can give people superpowers. G5 is giving it for free for the next week, so if you want to play this spooky puzzle, download it from here: Twin Moon on Google Play.

Amazing Frog? Goes Into Space in the New Update

Amazing Frog? Goes Into Space in the New Update

Apr 14, 2014

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Amazing Frog? is a, well, special, kind of game, available for OUYA, in which the player-controlled frogs are engulfed in an insane spree, full of crime, self-harm, and farting. It’s now updated, with even more froggy madness – now in outer space! As always, it can be downloaded from the OUYA market.

Disruptor Beam Reveals Upcoming Game, Star Trek Timelines

Disruptor Beam Reveals Upcoming Game, Star Trek Timelines

Apr 11, 2014

This new Star Trek game is a social role-playing game. Players will be able to scout the universe on a spaceship, meet all of the heroes from all editions of Star Trek universe, while getting into exciting adventures. More details about the game can be found here: Star Trek Timelines on Facebook.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead Now On Android

Telltale’s The Walking Dead Now On Android

Apr 11, 2014

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Holy smokes, that’s some wonderful news. Telltale has released their multiple award-winning adventure on Android. It’s an emotional and morally challenging adventure, first season of which is arguably better and more engaging than all seasons of The Walking Dead TV series combined, and it’s currently available for Android users here: The Walking Dead on Google Play.

QuizUp Introduce Google Maps Topic to the Popular Quiz Game

QuizUp Introduce Google Maps Topic to the Popular Quiz Game

Apr 9, 2014

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QuizUp offers a wide arrange of topics to test your knowledge of the basic and not so basic stuff. The newest included topic is The Earth From Above where players need to guess where in the world is the place they are shown by Google Maps. The game is available for free here: QuizUp on Google Play.

Tilt to Live 2 ‘s Upcoming Brimstone Pinball Update Gets a Trailer

Tilt to Live 2 ‘s Upcoming Brimstone Pinball Update Gets a Trailer

Apr 9, 2014

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The highly acclaimed Tilt to Live 2, in which the player needs to keep an eye on a small cursor, is receiving an update that introduces a new game field. There, the cursor can bump into a fireball that destroys the obstacles. It has its own separate achievements and a record table. The game can be purchased here: Tilt to Live 2 on Google Play.

Galaxy on Fire 2 HD is on Sale After Getting Over a Million Downloads

Galaxy on Fire 2 HD is on Sale After Getting Over a Million Downloads

Apr 8, 2014

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Galaxy On Fire 2 HD celebrates its download record with a sale. Now it only costs $4.75 to purchase all of the add-ons, and the in-app purchases are reduced as well. The game is a hardcore free-to-play space sim. It can be downloaded for free from here: Galaxy on Fire 2 HD on Google Play.