Doodle Tank Battle Review

Doodle Tank Battle Review

Mar 28, 2014

Doodle Tank Battle brings simple battle to the world of tank conflict.

There are two main modes, Campaign and Endless. Using Campaign as the initial play mode, one can use the tutorial to gain familiarity. The playing area is designed to be used in top-down fashion, with the home tank being green, and the red tanks signifying enemy units. The tanks are simple, genial affairs; the terrain differs slightly from level to level, but mostly retain the same design elements.

The control layout can be tweaked, but by default there is a liberal joystick on the left, and tapping on the right incites firing. The controls are responsive, and everything on this end is fairly intuitive.do1

The gameplay is your basic tank fighting fare: wipe out the enemy life-bars before they eliminate that of the home tank. Doing this means evading enemy fire and maneuvering to get into the best position to dispatch the enemy machinery. There is a cool mapping utility at the very top of the play screen that shows enemy targets in relation to the home tank, and there is also a base, and destroying it allows the green guy to finish and move on.

Finishing spits out stars, points and gold coins. The gameplay is leveled, and success in one opens up the next; previous levels can be repeated as well. Coins can be used for upgrades… things like firepower that is more rapid in nature and more lethal, and armor, as well as exhaustible power-ups like threeway shooters, a shield or an airstrike. Real cash can be used to get stuff (and/r remove ads), but does not feel mandatory to enjoy.

All in all, it’s an easy game to like. It’s straightforward, and the game UI gets better at suitable intervals. The control set feels a bit tight, but I do like the ability to switch stuff around. As an added bonus, the game is MOGA-ready.

For a free-to-play entry, it’s hard to turn away from.

AVP: Evolution Review

AVP: Evolution Review

Jul 31, 2013

When it comes to sci-fi feuds, there are some pretty epic rivalries out there with fans and the characters themselves. Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Superman vs. Batman and what this game is about… Alien vs. Predator. Yup, this is the newest rendition of that age old battle between 2 alpha male types from somewhere other than earth.

Starting the game, there is the choice to play as either a Predator or an Alien. Each will have their own special attacking moves and combos. The initial level as a Predator is like a proving ground to get used to the controls, movements and weapons of the Predator. The second level is where the game actually starts. They have the Predator on a ship unarmed. The first step is to find the wrist blades used as the basic attacking weapon at the start of the game.

avp-12The controls are an on-screen controller type with a d-pad and a couple of buttons. On a side note, for players with them, AVP: Evolution is optimized for MOGA controllers. (: In my opinion, games like this are much easier to play with an actual controller instead of the on-screen d-pad style controller.

Throughout AVP: Evolution are options to upgrade the skills, weapons and armor of the killing machine being used. This can give a unique advantage and can create a different game each time a new game is started. As mentioned, there is a choice to play as either extraterrestrial killer making for a very different game and storyline. From the perspective of the Aliens, it is a matter of freeing the species from slavery. From the Super Predator side of the story, it is all about conquering the Jungle Hunter Clan of Predators.

The thing to remember is, AVP: Evolution is all about the graphics and action. This might mean AVP: Evolution won’t be compatible on slower or older devices. If the Android device being used barely meets the requirements to play the game, it might not be as enjoyable.

The finishing moves in AVP: Evolution are great. Make sure to learn and get good at some of the combos so kicking some butt and advancing the skills of the player is a little easier. The levels are pretty cool and very detailed. As The lighting is pretty eerie and dark, yet leaves enough to see whats going on.

AVP: Evolution takes some getting used to the movements and the different actions, but after playing for a few levels, it get smoother. It took a couple tries for me to get some of the different final kill moves but they are pretty cool. It’s also how health can be increased.

MOGA Controller Will Control Android Games, and Will Be Available at Actual Retail Outlets!

MOGA Controller Will Control Android Games, and Will Be Available at Actual Retail Outlets!

Oct 11, 2012

The MOGA Controller is yet another controller that intrigues, but this one has a key advantage: it’ll be easy to buy. The controller connects via Bluetooth, features dual-analog joysticks, two shoulder buttons, and a clip to hold a phone above it. There will be an SDK for developers to integrate controls into their games, and the MOGA Pivot App to easily find apps that support the MOGA Controller. Initially, some big-name publishers like Namco, Gameloft, and Sega will be supporting the MOGA with their games as well.

However, the problem with these controller is that there’s a very limited retail availability of them. Not so with the MOGA Controller. It will be available from Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and even T-Mobile retail stores, which will have demo units on display. This will help out tremendously in letting it gain traction, though it would also help to have a controller overlay app like Nyko’s controllers. The MOGA Controller from PowerA is available for pre-order now.