Zombie Derby 2 Brings Waves of the Undead to Android

Zombie Derby 2 Brings Waves of the Undead to Android

Sep 22, 2016

Get ’em!

Time comes and goes, kingdoms rise and wane, and one thing remains the same: we can never get enough of zombies. As such, it feels like good news that Android developer HeroCraft has just launched Zombie Derby 2 on Google Play.

If the game looks familiar, it’s probably because it is based off of a popular arcade game. The game sports upgradable vehicles, guns, multiple modes and gritty 3D graphics that underscore the post-apocalyptic time frame. The vehicles have a Mad Max-ish feel to them, and there is plenty of gory splashing to go around, as well as hilly jumps to traverse.

Oh yeah, and all the zombies a gamer could ever want.

The game is free to download now, and there are in-app purchase opportunities for those truly looking to get immersed.

Happy hunting! Enjoy the launch trailer below:

Ice Rage: Hockey is now on Android TV

Ice Rage: Hockey is now on Android TV

Mar 2, 2016

Ice Rage: Hockey just received the Android TV treatment.

#1 Sports Game on smartphone in the US and 70 other countries. Over 2 million players! Players face off across a ice rink, in a hockey duel – one player and one keeper one each side. Play is rapid and rough, with players spending as much time eating the ice as on their feet. There are three different single player modes (Tournament, Quick Match and Deathmatch) and a single-device multiplayer. There are also tons of unique characters to choose from such as lightning fast Antero or heavy-hitting Enviro-Bear. Team them up with crazy goalies like Santa and you’re sure to get the upper hand. Superb animation and charismatic characters make this a game you won’t forget in a hurry. We dare you to take on the championship or challenge your friend in the most intense single-device multiplayer you’ve ever experienced.
• Single-device multiplayer for 2 people
• Awesome 3D graphics
• Tournament mode: Can you defeat the legendary Skar?
• Over 2 million players can’t be wrong!
• The best single-player Hockey game around.

The game is available for $1.99.

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Plancon: Space Conflict Review

Plancon: Space Conflict Review

May 26, 2015


Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me.

If you’re a fan of Serenity, those lyrics will make sense almost immediately. The criminally short-lived series would probably find a kindred spirit in HeroCraft’s new caper Plancon: Space Conflict. In this one, space exploration is the name of the game, ut with an added twist: invading aliens.

The action starts with an in-game tutorial; it is a bit of a slow going, almost ploddingly so, but, as gameplay further on underscored, it is important to understand the basics. The player takes on the persona of an adventurer in a future world where extended space travel is possible and commonplace. The game leads one through the basics of interplanetary travel, which is effected by tapping and double-tapping. There is also the collection of valuable materials, and simple combat. One is also introduced to the commerce system, which is probably the most intricate aspect of the game.

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With this, one can pick up missions to earn payment in cash or kinds. Taking such missions usually entails overcoming a hazard or so, and it is pertinent to note that valuable resources are logically expended during missions. The payouts and/or goods procured can be used to get better machinery and gear. One big thing that continually needs to be improved is the ship itself, as the one the player is initially gifted with is barebones in nature

So, in a nutshell is brings a lot of RPG elements and ties them into a space cowboy narrative. The missions help the player to gain the resources needed to maintain and improve gear. Then, by assembling a crew to go with what one hopes will be an able battle cruiser, it is possible to go toe-toe with the Earth-hating enemies.

The game works well because of its variety. There are several things to do, and several paths to take. From recruiting to space dogfights, there is plenty to wet one’s beak in. The graphics are a bit gentle, and the action sequences took some getting used to, but all in all, the game calls to the space cowboy in all of us.

I think Nate Fillion would be at home with this one.

Scrubs Review

Scrubs Review

Jan 5, 2012

It’s only been off the air for a few years, but the absence of weekly Scrubs episodes is still a source of pain for me. I’ve been a huge fan of the show for quite a long time, which is why when this game arrived I was practically jumping with excitement. ♪I’m no Superman…♪

The game, like the show, takes place in Sacred Heart Hospital and you are an intern starting your very first day at the hospital. The characters from the show are all there, represented in caricature sort of bobble-headed versions of themselves (Dr. Cox is my favourite), but for the most part you complete each stage alone. The day that you start your first shift happens to be July 5th, and apparently after the previous day’s festivities the entire staff and all of the patients in the hospital have gone home to sleep off their benders. The hospital has been left in an absolute shambles and it is up to you, lowly intern, to clear it all up. The game is actually an item-collecting puzzle. Each scene is filled with tiny objects that must be collected. Sometimes there is a necessary order, as one item allows you to retrieve another. And hidden through out every stage there are countless tiny, nearly invisibly translucent pills. The pills are the currency of the game, and you can collect and trade them in for bonuses and power-ups. The bonuses come in the form of hints to help you get out of particularly difficult scenarios. There are also some mini-games too that you can unlock, such as wheel-chair racing down the halls of the hospital. It’s possible to interact with the rooms too, like opening closets, turning on lamps, and opening drawers. But watch out for your nemesis, The Janitor, who frequently pops up to distract you from your work.

The game is pretty creative in terms of the idea and the story. It’s also a little bit off the wall, just like Scrubs could be. Finding a diamond extracted from a woman? Needing to collect enough surgical equipment to impersonate a clown? I don’t know how they came up with it, but it’s pretty funny.

Unfortunately, despite all of that I have to admit to being incredibly disappointed in the game. Except for the names of the setting and characters, it actually has nothing to do with the show. I feel like this game was made by people who were told about Scrubs, but have never actually seen a single episode. They know the character names, and have seen their pictures, but anyone who has seen the show knows that the personalities of these characters is what made it such a classic. The wit and uniqueness is completely gone from this adaptation. I was expecting a game full of trivia and in jokes, and there was just none of it. The only things they got right is that the Janitor hates everybody. For a Scrubs game to have none of the heart of Scrubs…that’s incredibly disappointing.