Total Recoil Review

Total Recoil Review

May 29, 2013

Ah… every now and then, a game comes along and sucks you dead in the jaw. Total Recoil it’s one of those games, and it is chock full of lippy attitude. It’s an arcade shooter published by Thumbstar Games that brings to bear cool features, awesome graphics and raw gameplay.

The 3D environment is gorgeous. From jump, it is hard not to admire the succinct amalgam of motion and animation. From the very first explosion to the smooth rotation of the firing soldier, everything just worked. The environments are fun without being overly silly, and the graphic design reflects the arcade roots of the game. There is little to complain about with regards to the artwork.

Vin Diesel would adore the gameplay, because this action is fast and furious. As soon as the “play” button is tapped,total1 shooting and destruction starts. The dual control system is fairly intuitive, with one button guiding movement, and the other controlling the rotation of the perpetually shooting soldier. The action comes in a few different play modes, including wave, operations and basic challenges. One thing I especially like is the full-fledged tutorial that makes up a part of the game; it gives plenty of pointers with regards to the goals and activities.

At its core, a lot of the progress depends on successful wave defense and the defeat of the big bad bosses. As expected, it starts off fairly easy and gets harder. Destruction releases coinage that can be accrued to garner valuable upgrades. For those frothing at the mouth to go big even faster, in-app purchasing is available, though I didn’t find it to be necessary. Of course, it wouldn’t be an arcade sim without destruction-induced weapon upgrades, streak rewards, war birds, choppers and more.

All in all, it is a fantastic offering that is hard to put down. I enjoyed it immensely.

World at Arms Review

World at Arms Review

Dec 13, 2012

Games where where a civilization or community is built and needs to be maintained are pretty popular. World at Arms takes a different approach to this. The goal of World at Arms is to create a powerful army able to withstand attacks from foreign countries. Ok, the idea isn’t all that new, but there are not a lot of games of this style using the American army like this.

World at Arms shows a lot of similarities to other games in the way that the buildings need to be built and troops need to be trained in order to protect the base. Even with outside forces continually try to attack and weaken the forces of the base.

There are numerous quests to go on. Some of these quests are preemptive strikes. Essentially, troops are sent to thwart potential attacks, not actual attacks. Going on these quests will go usually results in acquiring loot. Keep in mind however, going on these quests requires manpower and resources like oil. Erecting buildings also requires the use of resources. It’s a good idea to build a mess halls and oil fields as soon as possible. These are both essential to the expansion of the base. Also, the mess hall and the bar will bring in a decent amount of income. As everyone knows, without income, things can expand.

Controlling the troops while in battle is pretty straightforward. The selection is done either manually by choosing which forces should be involved in the attack. The other option is to have the troops auto deployed. The auto deployment simply picks out a mixture of troops, mechanical weapons and airstrike capabilities to try and overpower the opposing forces. On quests while the battle is going on, different obstacles could be in the way as well as the threat of incoming artillery. If something like this pops up on the screen, a simple tap on the object will destroy the opposing object.

Parts of the game require metals to be used to purchase items. These metals can also be used to speed up the building of buildings retraining of troops. While these are little harder to come by, they can be purchased through the in game purchasing system using real-world money.

Friday Free Game Rundown November 9th – Sniper Games

Friday Free Game Rundown November 9th – Sniper Games

Nov 9, 2012

When it comes down to it, snipers are extremely scary. They sit back a half of a mile and pick off their targets. I’m sure it’s different when the barrel is pointed at the target and someone else is pulling the trigger. On that note, we’ll go over a bunch of sniper games today. We have a couple different types of games to test different sniper skills.

Sniper Shot!

Sniper Shot! is more of a camera than a game. What it does is put an overlay on the screen with this style scope that a particular model weapon would have. Numerous types of weapons are available. When a weapon type is selected, the different types of crosshairs are shown on the Android screen. Once the weapon is loaded, pressing the button in the top right corner will shoot and make a sound similar to that style weapon firing. What’s actually happening is a pictures being taken. In the settings there’s an option to see a bullethole and have the word headshot added to the picture.

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Ghost Sniper: Zombie


If there it was a zombie outbreak, I know I would want to be as far away from those brain eaters as possible. That’s what happens in this game. From a far-off distance, take aim and let them have it. The graphics in this game are pretty amazing. The biggest complaint people seem to have is the request for a rating before the game even gets underway. The customization of the weapons is pretty realistic too.

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Sniper Counter Terrorism


In many urban settings there are snipers deployed to handle skirmishes. While urban environment offers a lot of places to hide, there’s also the potential for a lot more collateral damage and civilian intervention. In this game the acting sniper is tasked with taking out the enemies from a distance and covering teammates. Basically a similar roles what a sniper would do in the field.

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Sniper Training Camp II


Every sniper needs to learn and practice their craft. Sniper Training Camp II is strictly target practice. Using the two common weapons most snipers carry and hitting the targets in a different spots, such as a headshot, will earn a different amount of points. Like with any other shooting range, speed and accuracy are super important. Remember, practice makes perfect.

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Army Sniper


Shooting a lot of bad guys for long-distance is what snipers do. Army Sniper fits that bill exactly. Each level is filled with a bunch of bad guys at varying distances. Some of the targets move while some of them stand or crouch and same position. The levels get a little more difficult but are very similar to each other. Army Sniper is a good target shooting game used to practice sniping skills.

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