– Stunning cartoon-like console graphics with amazing dynamic lighting and real time shadows.
– Classic 2D platformer gameplay with gorgeous 3d environments.
– An adorable cast of fun, original characters.
– Tight responsive controls
– 3 Save slots for multiple game files!
– Old school-style playable overworld, with plenty levels and secrets to unlock along the way.
– Awesome power ups including jetpacks, submarines, lasers and more!
– Collect special treasures to unlock bonus high score mini games.
– Awesome original soundtrack.
– Fun for gamers of any age.
It is available on Google Play for free (with in-app purchases).
Hello Kitty Kruisers is a cutesy racing game with console roots that takes the time to be easy to play and understand.
There are two modes to play, known as Adventure and Tournament. The first, initial iteration of the tournament mode looks and plays a whole lot like Mario Kart, in that there are a whole lot of boosts, windy raceways, conniving opponents and more than few hazards. There are other racers, obviously, that are controlled by the game engine. Soon as the start countdown is performed, the racers take off, jockeying for position; fighting for position will occur concurrently with having to navigate curves and such. The brake button definitely helps, and can be useful tool to show down or even effect stops, as the game makes the car accelerate by default.
On the raceway, there are boosts that occasionally show up, usually in a line. Getting these is a good thing, and definitely worth fighting for, as these boosts can be crucial with regards to getting the lead and/or causing problems for cars ahead. The boosts, again, feel familiar… stuff like cupcake projectiles, shields and more. In this aspect, racing is all out war, and offense and defense are almost important as raw driving skill. The raceway has speeding ramps, which, when rolled over, speed up the racecar. The adventure mode have cool time challenges as the base.
The controls were not my favorite part of the game; it gives the option of tilt or joystick, which is great, but they felt a little loose. The graphics are great, but if one is using the aforementioned Mario Kart as the barometer, the environments feel sparse. Also, the game calls for paid upgrades after the initial game purchase.
As far as games based on cuddly, popular characters go, it’s a safe bet to try, but as noted, the 99 cents will take one only so far on its own.
The Conduit HD is probably the finest console-quality FPS available on mobile because it actually is a console FPS on mobile. Originally released as a Wii game by High Voltage Studios, they have now brought it to Android with a fresh coat of paint for HD devices, but with the same gameplay. On mobile scale, it’s quite an achievement, but does the title actually work on mobile? It’s a mixed bag.
Players control Michael Ford, a government agent who soon finds himself facing down an alien invasion after being betrayed by a shadow government, and forced to work for the ‘terrorist’ Prometheus who may not be as bad as he seems. Players swap between a variety of weapons and use the “All Seeing Eye” to activate switches, unlock doors, and find hidden items and messages spread throughout the game world.
The Conduit HD doesn’t really do much with the FPS formula that feels all that unique – part of its notability back in 2009 was that it was an original hardcore-focused FPS for the Wii, a casual-focused platform. While console-style gameplay is somewhat lacking on mobile, there have been a several FPS titles that have released, like Gameloft’s whole NOVA and Modern Combat series. So, while it feels a bit unique to be playing this game on mobile, it’s not entirely there.
The game is freemium, with the first two levels (though the very first is really just an extended tutorial) available for free, and the rest of the game unlockable for $4.99. It’s possible to buy 3-6 and 7-10 for $2.99 each, butâ€¦really? Don’t do that. As well, cheats can be bought with IAP.
The game is rather lengthy for a mobile title, with extended-length missions that make the most sense to play while at home sitting down. All the voice acting is still here, even though the plot, full of double-crosses and aliens is somewhat overacted by the cast. However, being called “Mr. Ford” all the time is entertaining for fans of Frisky Dingo.
The controls are a mixed bag. On the touch screen, it’s a wee bit chaotic, what with the virtual joysticks and double-tap actions that can cause random things to happen. My recommendation? Play with a real controller. HID gamepads (like the Xbox 360 controller) and the MOGA controllers are supported, and they’re much better for playing the game than the on-screen controls. Those are fine in a pinch, but this is a real FPS meant to be played with real controls.
And really, that’s the problem. This game is a console game on Android. And not one that is all that original to boot. Those looking for a legitimate FPS experience will want to check this out, especially for owners of physical controllers. They will get their money’s worth. But for those looking for a great mobile FPSâ€¦keep looking.