Digimon Heroes! is a new card battler from Bandai Namco, and it’s available now on Google Play.
Digimon Heroes is an exciting and free-to-play Card Battle Adventure featuring an all-star cast of more than 1,000 of your favorite DIGIMON characters! Collect your Digimon, build your teams, and conquer your enemies all over the Digital World of File Island.
Digimon Heroes includes a unique match-3 battle system to make your card battles simple to learn and devastatingly powerful to master! Fuse, evolve, and fight your Digimon, and chain together massive combos to destroy your enemies!
â€¢ SIMPLE AND STRATEGIC ACTION
Match Command Cards to form chains and devastate your enemies!
â€¢ COLLECT YOUR FAVORITE DIGIMON
You can choose from over 1000 different Digimon, from common to legendary!
â€¢ DIGIFUSE, DIGIVOLVE AND LIMIT BREAK
Enhance the Digimon who have joined your party by digifusing them, digivolve them into even stronger forms, and finally break through their limits to unleash their full potential.
â€¢ EPIC BATTLES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Fight your way through File Island and push your team to its limit with epic events and challenges!
At, least, not anymore. There are new genres. Quality, console -level experiences are becoming more and more mobile. Mobile gaming transcends generations. Games can be be big business — and the reverse can be equally true. In the end, with regards to mobile gaming, I have learned to never say “never,” and to keep an open mind, because things change. Heck, my likes change on a weekly basis. Games I like today may not catch as much of my fantasy next week.
One thing that will probably remain unchanged for me is my fascination with Pac-Man.
The reasons are numerous, I guess. It was a game I literally grew up with. It showed me — and the rest of the world — that there was indeed life beyond space shooters. It gave me a reason to save pennies. I learned everything I know about smack talking due to it.
It has graced us in many, many forms and spin-offs since its debut, and with PAC-MAN Bounce, Bandai Namco manages to hit us up with yet another made for the small-small screen of one’s mobile device.
This one gets played in landscape, and visually, presents a colorful, varied experience. We do get the diversity of hues we’d expect, but it is a decidedly more modern representation of the classic. A lot of the characters are familiar, starting with are hero, and the animations are generally straightforward. The sound is especially cheerful, and shamelessly reminiscent of the original.
The gameplay is quite different from the arcade version; this one employs a leveled progression that requires success in one to unlock a subsequent level. In each level, there are three starts and a key. The main idea is to consume the key, and consuming the stars earns extra credit.
A main tool to effect this are direction arrows. Some can be turned to redirect PM to a desired direction. He also bounces of solid walls. Thus, the idea is to use fixed and movable arrows to get the key, and if possible, the three stars and move on.
The playing areas do evolve with complexity, with gaps, ghosts, red herrings and more; even the elements (like arrows) become a bit more interactive. Down the road, the game even plays more like the original, with deviously moving enemies.It is interesting fare, with plenty of mind-bending puzzles. Levels can be retried, but there is an energy requirement that can be overcome by patience and/or real cash.
Altogether, a cool adventure that is easily consumed in small morsels.
Thanks to Bandai Namco, you can now play Pac-Man Championship Edition DX right on your mobile.
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is the very same game you played on console with all the fancy visuals and audio intact. It’s been optimised for shorter playing sessions though so you can still get in a quick game on your coffee break.
Apart from that, nothing has changed. You’ll still need reflexes of the gods to devour all pellets, power-ups, and ghosts in your way as you launch up the leaderboards.
There are five different game modes and 10 unique zone layouts to play them on. It’s chock full of content, with over 130 stages to complete as well.
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX received universal acclaim when it launched on console and has gotten off to a strong start on mobile as it’s currently being featured on the App Store.
If you want to check it out for yourself, head on over to the App Store or Google Play where it’s available as a premium app for Â£2.29 / $4.99 right now.
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DRIFT SPIRITS seems to be the type of game that could allow one to live life on the edge. Digitally.
At its core, it’s a 1v1 drag racing game with an emphasis on drifting. Competitors go toe-to-toe on curved race track that are all but built to encourage oversteering, and the idea is to level up and get rewards to improve one’s car and progress as far as possible.
The game opens up easily enough, with an AI-driven tutorial that is primarily hands-on. One gets to pick a a car, and get lessons in how to control the car. The controls are virtual, and a bit surprising, in that there is no steering to be had (despite the virtual steering wheel to the bottom right); the control set has more to do with timing… at least at first. To explain, revving the car up takes a degree of precision to get the best jump off, and the drifting procedure involves looking for the right target point to tap the steering wheel to activate the skill. The same sense of timing is required to “release” the car. Doing it too early and just a bit too late throws off a progress, and as these are relatively short races, mistakes can be costly.
Performance yields game cash payouts as well as performance points; the former can be used to improve vehicles and accumulate valuables, while the latter helps with the aforementioned leveling. Additionally, winning races allows for one to gain pieces dropped by the opponent, which can help with improvements and/or boosts. One example is nitro; using this tool at the right time can be the difference between a win and a loss.
It’s a fairly logical game that gets straight to the point and manages to hold the interest past the initial stage. It gets harder, obviously, with boss meetings and budding rivalries. The dialogue loses something in translation, and it does feel formulaic in parts, but it works as a time-waster, especially in story mode.