Injustice: Gods Among Us Review

Injustice: Gods Among Us Review

Dec 4, 2013

While mobile users are always calling for console and PC games to make their way onto their phones or tablets, one must be careful what they wish for. Not every type of game can make the seamless transition from a console or computer onto the touch screen of your Android device. Fighting games especially don’t have the best transition to mobile, with Injustice: Gods Among Us being no exception to this.

It’s not to say that Injustice is a bad game on mobile. But if you are looking for the mobile version to be anything like what the console experience gives players, you will be sorely disappointed. The game devolves into nothing more than a button mashing experience, with very little variety in the attacks and moves your meta-humans can perform. The only variance is the super attacks, which can only be performed when the power meter is filled.


Likewise, the mobile version of Injustice also lacks the story line that’s contained within the console version of this game. This leaves Injustice just feeling like another fighting game. Additionally, all battles are 3-on-3, not the 1 versus 1 fights that you’d see from the regular version. This leaves some very interesting pairings of characters, mixing villains and heroes alike in an interesting usage of the CCG model within a fighting game. But with a lack of plot, it doesn’t matter all that much.

Fans of both DC Comics and the console iteration of Injustice will also notice some key characters missing from the mobile versions. Among them, Aquaman, Hawkgirl, Killer Frost, and a couple of others. You will notice however, that the mobile version has included powerups for purchase for the various characters, including for some, companions who boost that particular character’s stats. For example, Poison Ivy is a stat boost for Harley Quinn, though the botanical super villainess herself does not appear as a playable character.


Yet another complaint many users may have is that this rendition of the popular DC Comics fighting game is a free to play title. While no one will be hindered in the game by not spending any real world money, it will take some time and dedication to earn enough in game currency to unlock more popular characters, such as Superman or Batman. Playing the game and defeating enough tiers will also unlock characters, using them to reward the player, rather than forcing them to purchase every hero they’d want to use.

Despite its shortcomings, the Android version of Injustice: Gods Among Us serves as a great companion game to the console version, and should not be considered a direct port. While the iteration playable on phones and tablets falls short in many of the features that console game gives players, it nonetheless both enhances the console game, by linking your WB account with your mobile device and gaming console, as well as giving players bonuses within the mobile version for having played Injustice on the Xbox 360 or PS3. As far as playing the game on its own though, players will eventually grow tired of the repetition, probably not sticking with the mobile version unless they’re dedicated to rising up the ranks on their console.

Batman: Arkham Origins Comes To Puzzle & Dragons​

Batman: Arkham Origins Comes To Puzzle & Dragons​

Oct 31, 2013

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Puzzle & Dragons​, a famous match-three/RPG mix, is getting yet another update – and it’s nothing but surprising. All of a sudden, the world of Puzzle & Dragons​ is filled with various characters from both sides of the iconic comic and gaming franchise, Batman: Arkham Origins, from Robin to Joker, battling it out in the dragon world. Puzzle & Dragons can be downloaded for free from here: Puzzle & Dragons on Google Play.

Warner Bros. Interactive Releases Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Scribblenauts Remix On Android Devices

Warner Bros. Interactive Releases Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Scribblenauts Remix On Android Devices

Jun 28, 2013

Warner Bros. Interactive has brought two of its most popular games to Google Play, releasing Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Scribblenauts Remix on Android devices. Make sure you prepare yourselves for defending Gotham City and for solving puzzles by bringing objects to life. Batman, $5.99, and Scribblenauts, $0.99, are both available to download on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.


Friday Free App Rundown February 15 – Saturday Morning Cartoon Games

Friday Free App Rundown February 15 – Saturday Morning Cartoon Games

Feb 15, 2013

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to wake up on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. There was an awesome lineup back then. In this week’s Free App Rundown we are going to talk about games based on Saturday morning cartoons. While there are paid games out there like The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man, the games in this list are free. Let’s take a look.

Batman Dash

In this 2D side scroller, it’s up to Batman to save the city. Jump and collect coins to buy upgrades at the store. Attacking a few enemies with some swift action packed moves is what makes Batman who he is. This 16-bit style game is great for spending a little time away from games that are all about the graphics. Head back to the simpler days when there was only a jump and an action button to use.

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Smurfs’ Village

The Smurfs are some of those mythical creatures who are only 2 apples high who have a single word that means just about anything depending on the context it’s used. In Smurfs’ Village, the goal is to build a Smurf village. Start from scratch and make it the best village ever. Play parts of the game as some of the more popular Smurfs, Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Lazy Smurf and more.

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Garfield’s Defense 2

Garfield seems like he is always in some kind of mess. When the aliens come to earth and try to take the yummy food, our favorite orange cat and friends are there to stop them. Play as Garfield, Odie or Nermal and get into this global food fight. Using food as a weapon, there are a lot of aliens to lick. Get to it.

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Transformers Memory Game 3

The Transformers are one of those cartoons that made a successful transition to the big screen. Because of that they are everywhere. This memory game has all of the popular original Transformers as cards. Match them to win. While some people scoff at simple memory games, they really do help improve basic memory.

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bugs bunny shooting

Remember when hunting games were simple and didn’t have all the realistic aspects like calculating for wind and using high-powered scopes to pick off a target thousands of yards away? Bugs bunny shooting is like a time machine taking us back to the simpler times if hunting and shooting games. It’s like the Bugs Bunny equivalent to Duck Hunt.

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The Dark Knight Rises Review

The Dark Knight Rises Review

Jul 27, 2012

The popularity of the Batman movies was sure to bring about a great game. All of the elements are there, graphics, voice overs, cool weapons and a good story. After the initial download from the Google Play Store, an additional 1825MB of data needs to download. Make sure there is room on your device for it.

The graphics if The Dark Knight Rises game are excellent. Even in the dimly-lit areas of the game – which is a good portion of the game – seeing details and picking out the bad guys is not difficult. Everything from the coil of the wire from the grappling gun to the steam from the sewer grates look great.

During the game, different buttons pop-up windows to where interaction is needed or a weapon can be used. When Batman walks up to a door or a control panel, an icon with a hand will appear on the door. When the Batarang or grappling gun can be used, the icons show up in the bottom right corner of the screen near the other action buttons.

Batman’s greatest advantage is his stealth. He is a one man wrecking crew and hiding in the shadows is to his benefit. A fun move is to jump down on a bad guy from a ledge to knock him out, then quickly use the grappling gun to go back to a lofty perch and survey the area.

Throughout the levels of The Dark Knight Rises, different techniques are used to get a round the city. In the beginning walking, using the grappling gun to move from rooftop ledge to billboard to light post are commonly used. At times, Batman gets to use his cape to glide to a rooftop or other location farther away. Further into the game, vehicles are unlocked. Sure, these are a little more conspicuous, but they are a more fun to use.