Kill Shot Bravo gets Zombies and More via Halloween Update

Kill Shot Bravo gets Zombies and More via Halloween Update

Oct 25, 2016

Hothead Games is giving fans of its action first-person shooter Kill Shot Bravo a chance to further immerse themselves in the Halloween spirit with an update that’s heavy on the spook factor.

This one packs a lot.

First, players now get the undead. Yep… zombies, and per the presser, these zombies should be some of the realest monsters around. Then there are specially themed weapons; things like sniper guns, rifles, bullets all skinned with iconic scare content.

The seasonal skins extend to the gear: zombie-themed skins coupled with skeleton gear and the like. There are new regions and new Halloween events.

We certainly enjoyed this game when we took it for a spin last year; the sniping mechanism did earn our praise.

Kill Shot Bravo remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Bridge Constructor Gets Limited-Time Halloween Update

Bridge Constructor Gets Limited-Time Halloween Update

Oct 24, 2016

Popular cross-platform construction simulation game Bridge Constructor is getting in on the Halloween spirit with a free update that is available now.

The new build brings five whole new “spooky and eerily exciting” levels to Pumpkinidad Island. Additionally, it introduces a new vehicle — Coach of the Dead — which is the heaviest auto that needs to be gotten over the constructed bridges.

Per the press release:

Seeing as it’s Halloween, we can’t go without some haunted castles, bats and cemeteries. Build bridges over seemingly endless valleys in the deepest, foggiest night, with a full moon hanging above. Make sure to build them strong enough for the heavy Coach of the Dead to be able to get across.

We certainly enjoyed Bridge Constructor when we took a look at it way back when.

Bridge Constructor is available for $1.99 (plus optional micro-transactions) on Google Play. Hurry, because this update won’t be available forever!


[Via Headup Press Release]

[Our Bridge Constructor Review]

MARVEL Future Fight Gets Halloween Themed Update

MARVEL Future Fight Gets Halloween Themed Update

Oct 31, 2015

Tis the season to be spooky, and MARVEL Future Fight is getting in on the action with an update designed to gently tap on one’s terror bone.

Excerpts from the press release:

As Halloween is approaching this weekend, players will be able to immerse themselves into an appropriately themed in-game event stage. MARVEL Future Fight story missions will be decorated for Halloween, while villainous bosses such as Venom and Green Goblin seek to wreak havoc on the universe. Six star skill sets have also been added for Super Heroes such as Punisher, Black Bolt and Thor to help defeat these brand new threats.

Additional exciting new gameplay features in The Perfect Halloween update include:
· New Characters: Three new characters guaranteed to bring an onslaught of horrors include Lash, Warwolf, Elsa Bloodstone

· New Uniforms: Six characters will be receiving a mix of modern and classic new uniforms including Lash, Blade (70’s Classic), Ghost Rider, Punisher (Noir), Black Cat (Claws), and wait until you see the SPIDOC variant of M.O.D.O.K!

· New Six Star Skill Set / Upgraded Character Balancing: Three Super Heroes will be receiving new six star skill sets including Punisher, Black Bolt and Thor. Two tutorial characters will also receive regular hit and six star skill improvements – Thor and Black Bolt

· New Event Stage: Halloween themed event stage with bosses such as Venom and Green Goblin

· New Alliance Battle: Weekly alliance battles will be held daily

· Various Improvements and Bug Fixes

Sounds fun, which is in line with the game we reviewed a while back. It remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.


Swype Gets Premium Halloween and Sports Theme

Swype Gets Premium Halloween and Sports Theme

Oct 26, 2015

Swype is adding some premium seasonal themes to get folks in the Halloween spirit; additionally, it just added a bunch of new themes (including sports ones) via the same update.

Per the relevant Swype forum post:


October 22, 2015 – New Themes!

65 new themes are now available on Swype for Google Play!

New themes include Halloween themes, brand new Star Trek themes (with and without alt keys – you choose!), national flags and an all new Klingon Bird-of-Prey theme.

We checked out Swype a while back, and really liked the concept, in addition to its intuitive nature of the software; it is available on Google Play for $0.99, with a separate free trial version.


[via Swype forum post]

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Gets Special Halloween Content and More

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Gets Special Halloween Content and More

Oct 23, 2015

Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5: Blackout is getting some cool Halloween content and new events via an update rolling out now.

Per the press release:


HAPPY BOOSTED HALLOWEEN! Update now for a really WILD ride:
Use the all-new boosters in special multiplayer events
Pimp your weapon with festive camos and trinkets
Get your hands on the new Pumpkin
Halloween decorations: pumpkins, tombstones, coffins and more
Play this once-every-month special event to unlock the coolest armor of them all: The Werewolf!
Use existing masks to complete the Legion and Hazard armors

We had an opportunity to review MC5 last year; it remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.


[via Gameloft Press Release][Our Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review]

Amazon Appstore Offers App Treats for Halloween

Amazon Appstore Offers App Treats for Halloween

Oct 30, 2014

Amazon is all about treats this spooky season, and is giving away several premium games and utilities for free. The total package amounts to $115 worth of free stuff.

The games included in the promotion are:

• Alpha Wave ($1.25)

• Blocky Roads ($1.99)

• Braveland ($2.99)

• Can You Escape – Adventure ($0.99)

• Devil’s Attorney ($1.99)

• Eufloria HD ($4.99)

• Eve of the Genesis ($7.99)

• Fruit Ninja ($0.99)

• Gods VS Humans – Protect your Kingdom ($0.99)

• Hidden Object – Haunted House 2 ($1.99)

• Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage ($.0.99)

• Knock Knock ($4.99)

• Plants vs. Zombies ($0.99)

• Plants vs. Zombies WiFi Download Only ($0.99)

• Sonic Hedgehog 4 Episode I ($2.99)

• To Fu Fury ($1.99)

• Unpossible ($1.99)

• V for Vampire ($1.99)

• Web of Deceit: Black Widow Collector’s Edition (Full) ($2.99)

• World of Goo ($4.99)

The free utilities are:

• Ai.type keyboard plus ($3.99)

• Boxer Pro ($9.99)

• CarbsControl ($2.99)

• Easy Voice Recorder Pro ($3.99)

• Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO ($4.99)

• Human Anatomy Atlas ($29.99)

• Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5 ($29.99)

• MoneyWiz – Personal Finance ($4.99)

• Plex ($4.99)

• ScreenDim Full ($0.99)

• Timers4Me & Stopwatch Pro ($1.99)

There are also several Photography/Reading apps:

• BeFunky Photo Editor Pro ($1.99)

• Lapse It ($1.99)

• Repix ($1.99)

• Weird Park: Scary Tales ($2.99)

• Xninstant Camera Pro ($1.19)

The promotion runs from October 30th through November 1st, so hurry!

Tapjoy Partner Apps Get Halloween-themed Updates

Tapjoy Partner Apps Get Halloween-themed Updates

Oct 27, 2014

Tapjoy is letting folks know that some of its partner apps are getting Halloween-inspired updates.

The press post (edited for Android specificity) is below:

It’s that time of year again, when black cats saunter suspiciously through the streets, cobwebs cover every corner, and jack-o-lanterns light the night with their eerie glow. All of which can only mean one thing – our favorite apps are getting a special Halloween update!

Dozens of Tapjoy partners are updating their apps for the holiday, and below we are highlighting for you some of the most notable updates. Be sure to check out all the scary fun, and look for the upcoming currency sale to earn bonus virtual currency in most of the apps mentioned here.

The Price is Right Bingo, by Ludia

Come on down! You’re the next contestant on The Price Is Right Bingo! Play the bingo game based on the longest-running game show in television history. The latest version includes an all-new Halloween room with special, spooky gameplay. A new collection is available to help you unearth your favorite monsters, and you can get the Daub-for-your-life while it’s still available (the daub, not your life!).

Battle Camp, by PennyPop

Dare to clash with rampaging dragons and fire-belching warthogs? Then join Battle Camp, a persistent virtual world filled with legendary monsters and ancient evils. Get the latest update featuring a new Halloween virtual world, where you must fight the demon boss. Get exclusive Halloween monsters and costumes! Update available beginning a week before Halloween. Event is on now!

Kill Shot, by Hothead Games

Zombies have overtaken the local county fair in this sniper-based First Person Shooter game, and it’s up to you to contain the outbreak. The new version of Kill Shot features five different types of zombies: Walkers, Runners, Armored Dead, Blisters and Hurlers, all depicted in stunningly horrifying 3D. Players must choose their favorite weapon from among a selection of high-powered guns, including a brand new Anti-Zombie Rifle, to seek and destroy the zombie hordes before it’s too late.

Growtopia, Robinson Technologies Corporation

This creative sandbox platformer MMO gets a scary makeover complete with ghosts, goblins and haunted mansions. Explore a universe of over 70 million user-created worlds, all persistent and connected to each other, and check out all the Halloween-themed worlds created for the holiday.

Family Feud 2, Ludia

Survey says…it’s time to play Family Feud & Friends 2. Enjoy new graphics, all new surveys and special twists allowing you to boost your scores. This spooky Halloween update makes playing everyone’s favorite community game even sweeter. Enjoy Halloween-related questions and new, unique medals, plus discover the all-new tournament mode!

The Sandbox, Pixowl

Zombies, Mummies and other creatures of the night are available in the latest version of this world-building, hidden-gem game. Craft your spooky worlds and share them in the Online Gallery during this Halloween season!

The games are all available on the Play Store.

[Source: Tapjoy Blog]

G5 Hosts “Spooky” Halloween Sale

G5 Hosts “Spooky” Halloween Sale

Oct 27, 2014

G5 is getting spooky with a Halloween Sale.

It looks to be a cross-platform affair, and the Android specific titles included are listed below:

Abyss: the Wraiths of Eden – 99¢ on Google Play and Amazon Appstore
Dark Arcana: The Carnival – 99¢ on Google Play and Amazon Appstore
Letters from Nowhere 2 – 99¢ on Google Play and Amazon Appstore
Lost Souls: Enchanted Paintings – 99¢ on Google Play and Amazon Appstore
Tales from the Dragon Mountain: the Strix – 99¢ on Amazon Appstore
Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel – 99¢ on Google Play and Amazon Appstore
Twin Moons – 99¢ on Google Play and Amazon Appstore
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion – 99¢ on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

The sale runs from today, October 27th 2014 through November 2nd 2014. As noted, the games are available on the Play Store and/or Amazon Appstore.


Amazon Appstore Hosts “Spooktacular” Sale via Halloween Shop

Amazon Appstore Hosts “Spooktacular” Sale via Halloween Shop

Oct 24, 2014

Amazon is making it easier for folks to get into the Halloween spirit with its Halloween Shop, a bunch of discounts on premium titles an in-app content.

Per the press release:

This week, the Amazon Appstore ‘Halloween Shop’ is offering a flurry of premium and in-app purchase discounts. For a limited time, customers can find select Cartoon Network titles like Card Wars – Adventure Time for up to 75% off, Grand Theft Auto titles for up to 40% off and République for just $1.99. Customers can also enjoy in-app purchase discounts on select Walking Dead titles, along with Halloween-themed updates and even more in-app treats on titles like Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Farmville 2: Country Escape, Bingo Blitz and more. From poltergeists terrorizing Quahog residents to ghosts inhabiting haunted houses, the Appstore is the best place for apps and games this Halloween.

If you find ghouls, ghosts and things that bump in the night a little too scary, don’t worry, Appstore has something for you as well. Available today and exclusively on Fire phone, Fire tablets and Android devices, Appstore has new levels for Cut the Rope: Time Travel HD and numerous other discounts on top titles for kids including Dr. Panda’s Airport and Toca Hair Salon 2.

A list of the included content it here.

Escape from Doom Review

Escape from Doom Review

Oct 29, 2013

Escape from Doom is an endless runner that is set in the hot sands of Egypt past the era of the pharaohs. Basically, it’s a story of being transported to the pyramids during the grave-robbing 1920s, and having to escape the vengeful, dead mummified guards that still take their guard duties very, very seriously.

The perspective is first-person shooter, so most of the action is pretty much in the face from the get-go. The tutorial is pretty quick and straightforward, and gives insight into the controls and general gameplay. The default guiding mechanism involves generous tapping areas on the left and right of the screen that allow darting to the left or right, depending on the side draft. Beyond that, taps in the center elicit gunfire.

To play, the general premise is to collect goodies (by running into stuff like vases and chests) while avoiding or doom1capping marauding mummies. The mummies of a damage radius of sorts, and entering causes injury or death. Forward movement is automatic until a game ending bloody collision occurs. The goodies include upgrades, equipment and consumables like ammunition.

The gameplay incorporates a challenge system that usually rewards longevity of runs. Stuff like distance, mummies killed and the like are cumulative stats that can unlock other features or boosts when reached. The game awards gems for distance, and gems can be used to purchase perks as well. Such perks can be used in slots to gain advantages on runs. A lot of the weaponry is based on levels, but can be unlocked with treasure. And of course, the accumulation of treasure can be expedited by IAP, though I did not find real cash to be mandatory.

And the runs do increase in difficulty; the further the runs go, the darker it gets. Some mummies uncoil from the ground, making them hard to discern from the valuable vases. Different backdrops emerge and keep the game relatively fresh over time.

I like the graphics in this one. I could almost feel the sun-drenched sand in my eyes, and it is easy to appreciate the animations as exemplified by the bumbling opening sequence of every run. The visuals convey a sense of foreboding that mostly worked.

It’s the perfect runner for Halloween… and likely much beyond.

Greedy Grub Gets A Halloween Update

Greedy Grub Gets A Halloween Update

Oct 17, 2013

Greedy Grub 1

A popular economic strategy, Greedy Grub, just released an update that features lots of spooky content for upcoming Halloween. The update includes new trees, quests, and resources, new stories, and much more. Greedy Grub can be downloaded for free from here: Greedy Grub on Google Play.

Bad Piggies Gets An Update for Halloween

Bad Piggies Gets An Update for Halloween

Oct 17, 2013

It’s Halloween time, which means time for mobile games to add content to keep up with the festive cheer. The spinoff to Rovio’s most successful game is getting some new stuff as well, to the tune of 30 new levels in the “Tusk Till Dawn” update.

Along with these 30 spooky and cake oriented new game levels to play on, the pigs are getting creepy masks, and there’s some new tunes available for purchase to rock out to in the game.

Source: Pocketgamer