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Hundreds of match three puzzling levels await you in Jelly Blast

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

Match three puzzler fans, rejoice, for Jelly Blast, out right now on iOS and Android, contains hundreds of new levels for you to check out right now. In Jelly Blast, you’ll...

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Rapala Fishing – Daily Catch Review

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

A fishing experience.

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MyScript Stylus Review

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

Renown writing technology... packaged for Android.

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Rapala Fishing – Daily Catch Review

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A fishing experience.

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MARVEL Avengers Academy Launches on Google Play

MARVEL Avengers Academy Launches on Google Play

Feb 5, 2016

TinyCo and Marvel have a brand spanking new game out called MARVEL Avengers Academy; this one brings the Marvel universe to bear in the manifestation of young adults. It’s a re-imagining of sorts, with the player guiding said characters through an academy.

DISCOVER A NEW MARVEL AVENGERS WORLD
– Experience your favorite MARVEL Avengers heroes and villains as young adults
– Play as Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Loki, Captain America and more!
– Develop their iconic powers at Super Hero academy

EXPERIENCE CAMPUS LIFE
– Live true campus life as a MARVEL student
– Go on dates and confront rival cliques
– Navigate the social ups and downs of your characters’ lives

BUILD YOUR DREAM ACADEMY
– Create the ultimate Super Hero campus
– Construct dorms, classrooms and labs for your MARVEL Avengers
– Fill your campus with training facilities, sports stadiums and more

POWER-UP YOUR TEAM
– Strengthen your MARVEL Avengers team and upgrade their powers!
– Send them to activities, sporting events, class and training sessions

EMBARK ON NEW ADVENTURES
– Go on exciting missions and battle epic foes
– Interact with other characters from the MARVEL universe
– Participate in events and updates that introduce thrilling new storylines and quests

The game is free (with in-app purchasing) on the Play Store.

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Cartoon Network Launches OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, its First Original Mobile Game

Cartoon Network Launches OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, its First Original Mobile Game

Feb 4, 2016

Cartoon Network is becoming even more hands-on in the mobile gaming realm with debut of its first original mobile game for Android; this one is called OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo.

Become a hero with K.O. and use super radical moves to battle the evil Lord Boxman in OK, K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo!
DEFEAT LORD BOXMAN (IF YOU CAN)
Lord Boxman will do anything to destroy Lakewood Plaza. But you can’t let that happen! Learn new fighting moves, unlock special attacks and use powerful items to stop his army of evil robots. Become the hero you always knew you could be, and send that bum packing!

MEET AWESOME DUDES AND DUDETTES
Get to know all the dynamic denizens of Lakewood Plaza! Hang out with coworkers Radicles and Enid. Help your boisterous boss, Mr. Gar, rebuild the Plaza. Learn incredible new fighting techniques from your mom, Carol. Help out other crazy characters like Ted Viking, Brandon, Red Action, A Real Magic Skeleton and lots more!

EXPLORE A VAST NEW WORLD
Look for hidden secrets and battle a whole mess of bad guys as you adventure throughout Lakewood Plaza and the surrounding lands.

Use power punches, killer kicks and stunning super moves to save the Plaza in OK, K.O.! LAKEWOOD PLAZA TURBO!

The game is ad-supported.

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Rapala Fishing – Daily Catch Arrives on Google Play

Rapala Fishing – Daily Catch Arrives on Google Play

Feb 4, 2016

There’s a new fishing game in town — Rapala Fishing – Daily Catch — courtesy of veteran mobile developer and distributor Concrete Software.

Get hooked with Rapala® Fishing – Daily Catch! Experience the thrill of catching a variety of freshwater fish while immersing yourself in beautiful 3D locations across North America. Fill your tackle box with authentic Rapala gear to lure in the big ones. Improve your skills by finding the right combination of tackle, retrieval motion, and lake locations to catch bigger fish each outing. Compete against your friends and other anglers from around the world in daily challenges and online tournaments. It’s not just real fishing it’s Rapala real.
• Realistic 3D freshwater fishing with dozens of real Rapala® Lures
• Simple and intuitive interface and controls
• Unlimited fishing! Fish all day without timers or energy to restrict your gameplay
• Compete in daily fishing tournaments against anglers from all over the world
• Return each day to sell your catch and collect your rewards
• Seamless above & below water gameplay
• Show off your best catches with the world with EveryPlay

We’ve always loved Concrete offerings, so we’ll be looking forward to check this out.

The app is free (with in-app purchasing) on the Play Store.

Now is the best time to check out Piano Tiles 2

Now is the best time to check out Piano Tiles 2, as Google has awarded it as the Best Game of 2015.

Piano Tiles 2, which launched in August 2015, is the sequel to the hit Piano Tiles (Don’t Tap the White Tile).

The sequel improves the formula in a number of different ways though, with all new gameplay, a visual redesign, new songs, and first-rate sound quality.

There’s also a new competition in which you face off against players from all over the world to see who has the fastest reflexes.

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Piano Tiles 2 is easy to pick up but difficult to master. You tap on a series of black tiles that appear in rhythm to the classical music but have to try and make sure not to touch any other area. It’s game over if you do that.

The pace does ramp up as your score increases though, and you’ll need incredible reflexes to get a high score.

Piano Tiles 2 has found plenty of success since launch, and was awarded Google’s Best Game of 2015 in 13 different countries, including Japan, Indonesia, and India.

Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play [download] to check out Piano Tiles 2 right now.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Google Music Gets Update

Google Music Gets Update

Feb 4, 2016

Google Play Music is getting an update; this one seems to be related bug fixes.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

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* After listening to Code Your Face Off radio (https://goo.gl/VHnzN0), our engineers fixed a bunch of bugs including one related to resuming songs over Bluetooth

Google Play Music is available as a subscription service.

Armadillo Gold Rush Review

Armadillo Gold Rush Review

Feb 3, 2016

Armadillo Gold Rush… what gives?

The game has a definite old-school feel to it, as seen in the graphics. it makes use of a lot of jumpy animations, and the animations are deliberately stilted, with muted colors across varied playing areas set in landscape.

The first few levels highlight the game well. Our protagonist creature can be launched to roll in either of the for cardinal directions, and this is initiated by gestures. Using paths in the playing area, one is gently guided to collect coins (which is the overarching goal) by completing the puzzle therein. As one gets used to the style of play, the puzzles do get a good deal more creative, with several things like switches, trap doors, lethal gulleys, bodies of waters and more (lobsters? Say what?). The creativity fused with the whimsical is an engaging mix.

Success is measured in time and points; as such, one can always look to better one’s high score; using less moves is best. As such, the extra goodies all involve a measure of opportunity costs. The race against time also adds to the game’s allure.

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As the game evolves, it retains the core elements, and surrounds the basic premise with plenty of interesting material. Several new gameplay gimmicks begin to mage an appearance, from fans to movable boxes on to death traps and beyond. The difficulty level is directly proportional to the implicit requirement to think out of the box, and in this regard, the developer does a great job of bringing the player along with this tenured game. The puzzles become more intricate the further one goes, everything ties together fairly well

Still, the game might feel a bit unilateral after a few rounds; it does what it does well, but one might be forgiven for considering it a tad one-dimensional.

In the end, the pros do seem to outweigh any perceived cons, and this game is well worth a look.

New Expansion for Forsaken World Set to Drop this Spring

New Expansion for Forsaken World Set to Drop this Spring

Feb 3, 2016

Fedeen Games is bringing a huge expansion to its mobile MMORPG game Forsaken World.

The upcoming Forsaken World Mobile expansion will be loaded with new features including the incredible new Epic Dungeons. These are no mere scuffles – rather, a Epic Dungeon event will require every single player on a server to unite in a battle of truly legendary proportions. Everyone will need to do their part in this unprecedentedly global test of teamwork.

Forsaken World Mobile fans can also look forward to the 3V3 Arena. In addition to the pre-existing solo combat Arena, players will now be able to team up with two allies for a dynamic, collaborative PVP experience.

These are but two of the brand-new inclusions in the new Forsaken World Mobile expansion, which will also feature character-centric improvements such as new skills and weapon upgrades. More information will be forthcoming as the expansion’s release approaches.

The update is scheduled to roll out this Spring.

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4.5 trillion gold has been collected in-game since Clash for Dawn launched

Clash for Dawn has been out for just three months ago, and has already been downloaded 1.5 million times on iOS and Android. That’s an impressive 520 new players every hour.

Collectively, these players have clocked in 800 years worth of gameplay, hiring 21 million mercenaries, completing 144 million quests, and enhancing 45 million weapons in the process.

They’ve also amassed enough gold to make even Smaug jealous – 4.5 trillion. Then there’s the unfortunate 22 million players who’ve been killed in PvP, 1.8 million dungeons which have been completed by friends, and 745,000 bosses whose life has been cut short.

Clash for Dawn is a game that’s been played inside and out.

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Not played it yet? Well, it’s an action RPG in a similar vein to Torchlight. You choose a class from Warrior, Archer, Mage, or Priest and then travel a fantasy world slaying hordes of foes.

Slay enough and you’ll level up. This increase your stats, unlocks new skills, and lets you equip new gear. And all of that is essential if you plan on taking on the epic dungeons, where tough bosses await you at the end.

These dungeons can be completed alone or in a group. In fact, if you’re more of a team player, you’ll probably find more fun in the multiplayer game modes like group raids, Protect the Goddess, PvP, and game-wide tournaments.

Clash for Dawn is out right now in the App Store [download] and Google Play [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Can you take on the World Bosses in Sword of Chaos?

The MMORPG Sword of Chaos just launched on iOS and Android, and it features an action combat system, intense PvP battling, and twenty levels of single player dungeon crawling.

You begin by creating a character from a few different classes and then fight your way through hordes of enemies in a set of challenging dungeons.

On your way, you’ll level up and unlock new skills and outfits until you’re mighty enough to try your hand at the most difficult game modes like team dungeons and PvP.

There are three different PvP modes: the arena, 20 versus 20 battles, and, most impressively, intense 100 player battles – that’s a first for mobile.

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You might want to bring your friends along, so your best bet is to create a guild and invite them to join. That way you can fight together and coordinate your efforts using the live messenger.

That also comes in handy when facing off against the World Bosses. These tough foes require teamwork from your entire server, but it’s a good mode for finding new friends and guild members.

If you perform well in all modes you’ll become a top player. At this point a big statue of your character will be built in the Central Square, so you can show off your exploits to the entire playerbase.

Sword of Chaos is out right now [download].

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Walking War Robots Update Brings Clan System and More

Walking War Robots Update Brings Clan System and More

Feb 3, 2016

One of our favorite games has been Walking War Robots; the mech battler is an engaging romp, and its latest update brings some goodies.

The chief change is the re-enabling the clan system. There’s also a special offer available.

WHAT’S NEW

Google Play special offer for USA: 30% off on all in-app purchases! The offer is valid from February 2 to February 11 inclusive.
— Re-enabled clan system, friend list and platoon battle (activation date and time may vary depending on the player’s location);
— Fixed a bug where silver rewards were not being credited for Victory Medals;
— Fixed an issue with clan chat causing messages to disappear after hiding the app;
— Fixed an issue with clan chat causing messages to disappear after restart.

The clans are invitation-only.

The game remains free (with in-app purchasing) on Google Play.

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Concert Subscription Service Jukely Arrives on Android

Concert Subscription Service Jukely Arrives on Android

Feb 2, 2016

Jukely, a concert subscription service, is now available to Android users.

Jukely members enjoy a vast selection of upcoming concerts to which they can claim a spot through the website, iOS and now, Android app. Live across 15 cities in the United States as well as in London and Toronto, new shows are released at 11am in members’ respective time zones and can be claimed before 5pm on the day of the show. The basic membership tier provides individual access to shows happening in a three day window with options to upgrade membership to bring a friend and claim spots even further in advance.

With the native app, users can:
Browse – Browse a list of upcoming shows
Explore – Learn about the shows and listen to full tracks
Claim – Get a spot on the Jukely Guest List and go

Jukely founder and chief Bora Celik mentions the importance of bringing an Android app to market. “We’ve always been aware of the large chunk of Jukely users using Android devices and we’re excited to finally give them a new tool for using Jukely” he says. “We really wanted to optimize and streamline the user experience on their mobile device, and introduce the Jukely experience to a whole new group of potential power users.”

The app is available for free on Google Play.

Sage Solitaire Due Out on Android this Week

Sage Solitaire Due Out on Android this Week

Feb 2, 2016

Noodlecake is set to publish a new game on Google Play this week; this one is a solitaire title named Sage Solitaire.

Sage Solitaire is free and comes with Single Deck and Vegas Modes. One iap will remove ads, unlock the other modes (Double Deck, Grit and Fifteens) as well as more wallpapers, themes and decks that pair with any situation.

The core behind the game is as follows. Players are tasked with clearing all the cards from each stack. To do so, you must select poker hands from the available cards and you must use cards from at least 2 different rows in the process. You are awarded points for how rare the hands are you can make, clearing stacks as well using the special Suit card to add bonus points to you hand. Players can also trash a card if they want to remove one from the pile. Completing a hand will add a trash slot back for players to use.

Single and Double deck are just that. Players are required to clear one or two decks worth of cards. In Fifteens mode, players can make poker hands but also can cash in hands that total 15 no matter what the numbers or suit are. As long as the cards total 15.

In Vegas and Grit mode things get a little more intense. Players place a bet on their game before it starts. Then as they clear stacks, they earn a score multiplier instead of points. This multiplier needs to get above 1, else you might lose your money! Players also earn money for completing the various poker hands. Grit mode is the mecca of this mode. In Grit, you are given a stack of money and if you lose it, that’s it. No more. You never get to play Grit mode again. Do you have the guts to gamble in Grit?

Can’t wait to see this one; the actual due date is February 4th. Check out the trailer below:

[via Sage Solitaire Press Page]

Monkey Wrench Due Out on Android this Month

Monkey Wrench Due Out on Android this Month

Feb 2, 2016

Monkey Wrench is a fun word game that has been making the rounds on iOS; we hear that it is slated to arrive on Google Play very, very soon.

This month, as a matter of fact.

Per the official press kit:

Monkey Wrench is a word search with a twist from the same brains that brought you 7 Little Words, Red Herring and Moxie. Presented with category names and three levels of clues, the puzzle solver must determine what the solution words are – and then trace their twisty paths around the game board.

At launch, Monkey Wrench contains a free pack (named “Coconuts”) of 50 puzzles and 7 additional packs, including 2 Super Value packs, with a total of 1000 available puzzles. Monkey Wrench also contains a free Daily Puzzle.

Due date is February 18th. We’ll be waiting.

The trailer is below:

[via Blue Ox Press Kit]

Armadillo Gold Rush Arrives on Android

Armadillo Gold Rush Arrives on Android

Feb 1, 2016

Popular mobile gaming adventure Armadillo Gold Rush is now available on Google Play.

Best-selling arcade puzzler now on the Google Play Store! Life’s tough when you’re an armadillo who can roll but can’t stop—especially when you’re trying to strike it rich in the Wild West! Position the armadillo so you can scoop up the gold while avoiding snakes, scorpions, spikes, and other dangers.
Armadillo Gold Rush has 75+ levels of obstacles, enemies, and traps standing between your armadillo and precious gold. Puzzle out a path that rolls your armadillo over the coins without losing its life. To grab all the gold you’ll need to get clever with bombs, blocks, tunnels, one-way doors, rockets, switches, and most of all your brain!

A mobile best seller for 10+ years, Armadillo Gold Rush has been recreated for Android devices with updated graphics and easy-to-learn touch controls.

Features:
• 75+ unique levels test your reflexes and challenge your puzzle solving skills
• Roll through forest mazes, rocky deserts, underground caves, dark canyons, and more with progressively harder puzzles
• Built-in star system offers many hours of replay
• Clever solutions will increase your combo meter and yield huge scores
• Challenge yourself to solve levels in fewer moves and the fastest possible time
• Unlock new levels as you beat different parts of the game

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on the Play Store.

Google Drive Gets Updated

Google Drive Gets Updated

Feb 1, 2016

Google Drive seems to be getting a great deal of update love from Google lately, and is getting even more via a refreshed build making the official rounds now.

WHAT’S NEW

* Control which type of notifications you get (e.g. share or access request).
* Performance improvements and bug fixes

Google Drive remains free on Google Play.

Left in the Dark Goes on Sale on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Left in the Dark Goes on Sale on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Feb 1, 2016

Left in the Dark (also styled as Left in the Dark: No One on Board) is another mystery thriller from Android development stalwart G5, and for a limited time, it is available for 80% off — $0.99 — on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Solve the spooky mystery of a ship that was long thought to be lost at sea!
Put on your private investigator hat in this hidden object puzzle adventure set in a beautiful yet grim environment. The mayor of Port Providence has written you about a ship that vanished at sea years ago only to reappear recently with no sign of the crew or cargo. Upon taking the case and arriving in town, discover a weird place that has been beset by a curse and is haunted by the memory of a terrible fire.
While paranormal explanations are suggested by the local press, you suspect a much more banal culprit and set out to unearth the dirty secrets at the bottom of the so-called curse. Determine what connects the ship’s disappearance with Devil’s Island and a family’s unsolved murder. But can you find the allies you need to reveal the hidden motives of Port Providence’s residents?
TRY IT FREE, THEN UNLOCK THE FULL ADVENTURE FROM WITHIN THE GAME!

● 68 engaging and captivating levels
● 14 uniquely enticing mini-games
● 13 inspiring achievements
● Seven enigmatic characters
● Gripping storyline and unparalleled hand-drawn art
● Google Play game services support

The sale is on now, and runs through February 7th.