Champ Man Seasonal Update Enables Player Transfers

Champ Man Seasonal Update Enables Player Transfers

Mar 21, 2014

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Champ Man is a free-to-play soccer managing game, where the players can build the best soccer team there is and bring it to the gold cup. The latest update includes all the latest team updates with new and transferred players. It also lets gamers to transfer the players themselves, as well as a couple of other new features. Get Champ Man for free here: Champ Man on Google Play.

Middle Manager of Justice Review

Middle Manager of Justice Review

Dec 3, 2013

I have to say, Middle Manager of Justice is a pretty different take on the superhero game. Instead of being the superhero all of the time and fighting the evil, this game takes the role of the organizer. The person behind the scenes who manages all of the paperwork and all the stuff the superstars don’t have time to deal with.

What I liked about Middle Manager of Justice was the different angle it took. Usually games involving the games out there involving super heroes, the game is usually played from the point of view of the super hero or the villain, not a third party like an office manager.

middle-manager-of-justice-5Starting out, a hero needs to be recruited. There are a few to choose from in the beginning but the choices increase and change as the game moves forward and the manager can afford more. Right away, there are a couple of bad guys to fight. Give it a whirl and see how it goes.

When the heroes are not fighting bad guys or saving people from other mishaps, they hang out at the office. The office has a place for them to rest and regain health. Also, there are places to learn more and gain skills.

Playing as the manager, there are also specific skills and abilities to increase productivity and earn more when the heroes sent out to do the good deeds.

I like how the fights are on autopilot for the most part. A few actions like using special items or abilities are controlled by the player.

I have to say Middle Manager of Justice is a pretty fun take on the superhero game genre. I like how there is a lot to do but it’s not focused on the action like most super hero games. When playing, it’s easy to get lost in the game and I found it pretty replayable.

New Star Soccer Review

New Star Soccer Review

Nov 29, 2013

I’ll be honest: I’m somewhat cynical of soccer sims. It seems most long-term sports management games have been done. Still, it takes a game like New Star Soccer to change my mind, and change my mind it did.

The game provides an abbreviated player development ladder based around The Beautiful Game. It connects gameplay, skill development/career and more into a pretty nice simulation package.

It starts out with the character. Upon launch, the game prompts to create a profile in of the available slots (it’s possible to have more than one on the same device). I like that there is some customization, down to nationality and skin tone. There is a tutorial, and then some skills tests. After this, our newly created player gets to sign a contract with one of the lower teams, and it’s off on the career quest.nss1

On the “home” page, the tabs all but explain the elements that need to be managed: League, Skills, Life and actual Games. Skills are the attributes that can be improved upon by taking mini-challenges. The League measures standings of the team, while Life measures measured intangibles, like our players relationship with teammates, Manager and fans. It also ascribes a value for lifestyle… things like tattoos, vehicles and properties all come ogether and can be improved upon by game bux earned from playing.

The games are quick affairs, with summary excerpts that denote noteworthy plays (including any involving our player; when these do occur, the game uses some fun action sequences). The action starts with the occasional easy pass or shot, which can be accomplished by pulling back on the ball to effect the appropriate power, and releasing in the direction of a teammate or the goal and then “striking” the rolling ball to control spin. As a soccer player, Successful passes and goals yield points which are reflected in bonus payouts and achievements.

The most important element is Energy. to train, or interact with teammates, or anything important, energy is expended. Not having enough reduces playing time and/or relegates the picked player to a substitute status. replacement cans can be purchased with bux or real cash.

I really enjoyed the game. I think some of the menus can be streamlined, and multiplayer functionality would be insanely cool. The graphics are a little rough, but do their job.

But for a fun career sim, this is pretty fun and engaging.

New Star Soccer to be Released as Free-to-Play

New Star Soccer to be Released as Free-to-Play

Oct 30, 2013

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The addictive mix of sports and role-playing game, New Star Soccer, will soon be available free of charge on Google Play. In New Star Soccer, players are in charge of a soccer team, both on and off the field. The game can be downloaded (not for free just yet) from here: New Star Soccer on Google Play.

KickStarter Spotlight: SmartWallit

KickStarter Spotlight: SmartWallit

Apr 10, 2013

I realize that I am not the only person who misplaces their wallet, but I find it hard to believe that there are people on this earth who lose theirs more consistently than I do. For years I have been casually looking into different ways to help me organize my life, and there are a few products on the market that allow the user to remotely find their missing, tagged items. Obviously, the problem here is that these products, for the most part, are separate items and are just as prone to being forgotten and misplaced as the wallet itself.

So why not put the device on the smartphone? Everyone has one and if implemented well enough it can work as a symbiotic relationship. Fortunately for all of humanity there is a project floating around on KickStarter right now that might be the world’s solution to the endless struggle to keep tabs on arguably the two most important items in the average person’s life. Called SmartWallit, this ambitious startup has developed a product that will ingeniously alert its owner if either the wallet or phone gets left behind.

SmartWallit works differently than most products of its ilk in that it will actively alert the user through vibration and beeping. Something I do at every possible opportunity is leave my phone sitting in the cupholder when I leave my car. If SmartWallit was equipped in my back pocket, the moment I get close to my front door it would start beeping and vibrating, reminding me I had left my phone behind for the third time today. For those concerned about rogue beep sessions or that having this means dealing with an acoustic barrage every time they leave the room purposely without their phone need not worry. Build into SmartWallit is a very clever way to turn it off; meerly tapping the wallet will disable SmartWallit and silence the alarm.


What is really amazing are all the other ambitious features that come included in this package. The SmartWallit is not a one trick pony as its included app contains more than just a way to find a misplaced wallet. One of the more odd, but strangely logical, addition is that of a lightweight spending tracker. See, SmartWallit obviously knows every time the wallet is opened and removed due to its accelerometer so, if enabled, it will send a small reminder to aid the user in tracking their expenditures; complete with helpful bar and pie charts. Add in the ability for SmartWallit to double as a cardholder, money clip, or addition to a keychain, and it is clear the development team really went all out in making this simple concept something that stands heads and shoulders above the competition.

Pocket League Story Review

Pocket League Story Review

Nov 7, 2011

Being a longtime FIFA Manager mode enthusiast, I’ve been looking for a similar experience on my phone for a while. While not being a perfect fit, it’s safe to say that Pocket League Story does provide enough content to tide the FIFA fan over until they get home to their consoles.

Pocket League Story puts you, a new manager, at the helm of a newly formed team as they slowly work their way up from unknown to a worldwide powerhouse. You achieve this in the predictable way of signing and developing players, building a fan base, and, of course, winning games. The game does a good job of speeding things up, the leagues generally only contain about 5 or 6 teams and you only play each team once. Finishing first will earn you a promotion to a better league, and after two or three seasons the process repeats. A good addition is the ability to play in single games during the offseason to earn some more experience and money.

While you cannot participate in games, each game is shown live for you to watch. This is the most impressive part of the app because these games are generally very entertaining and incredibly true to life in terms of positioning and decisions. It would be nice, however, to be able to skip this presentation. Every game earns or costs you fans, support, and money adding a good touch of realism.

The cartoony, manga-inspired art design might turn people off and the game is not as deep as other similar apps. There seems to be a kind of confusion about what exactly this game wants to be; it’s not deep enough to completely satisfy hardcore Manager Mode fans, but it’s too deep for casual fans. For example, training points are earned throughout the game for special practice sessions which must be carried out individually, but there is no control over how much to offer a player that you’re looking to pick up.

All that aside, this game is worth looking at for any soccer fan if you feel that the $4.99 price is worth it.