Humble Bundle with Android 7 Launches, Including Android Debut of Anodyne

The gap of time between the last two Humble Bundles including Android games was an interminable one. With the release of the Humble Bundle with Android 7, let us go back to the halcyon days of October 9th, 2013. The Pittsburgh Pirates were competing to win a playoff series. The government was still shut down. And the roving packs of why-wolves still roamed the streets. But not any more, except for the whole government shutdown thing. But Humble has followed up the Humble Mobile Bundle 2 with the latest “with Android” bundle, including 6 games (with more to come) that are available on Android along with PC versions.

Anodyne: This Zelda-inspired adventure game makes its Android debut as part of the Humble Bundle. Go on a mysterious quest as a white-haired individual who attacks with a broom, and hopefully recover your own memory, along with a more powerful weapon. The game’s haunting soundtrack is included with the purchase!


Incredipede: Colin and Sarah Northway’s physics puzzler where players try to control Quozzle, a cyclopian being with a varied number of legs and muscles, is part of the bundle. The Android version is fully-featured with both the campaign mode where players can either use pre-made creations or help customize Quozzle’s limbs themselves, along with the sandbox and level creation tools. Check out the episode of The Portable Podcast where I discussed the game and the development process with the Northways.


Greed Corp: This turn-based strategy game came out on Android a while ago, but with the wider availability of Android tablets and more powerful hardware, its time is now. Plus, cross-platform multiplayer helps to make the game shine.

Ticket to Ride: The popular board game’s mobile edition is included with the bundle, along with the 1910 DLC that adds new destinations and new game variants to help make the game more fun! This release as part of the bundle comes right after the game’s recent update.

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The Bard’s Tale: This modern revamping of the classic game series by the same name is available for those who pay higher than the average (currently above $6.70 – the inclusion of desktop versions of the game helps drive the value up). Read our review.


Worms Reloaded: This mobile version of Worms 2: Armageddon is available for those pay above the average. It’s Worms, meaning fun and funny artillery-style action with invertebrates.

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As well, several more titles will make an appearance next week as part of the bundle for those who pay above the average.

Worms 2: Armageddon Review

Worms 2: Armageddon Review

May 13, 2013

The Worms series was a definite favorite of mine growing up. I dabbled with the first game in the series but it was Worms 2 that I really took to and from there I never looked back.

Aside from an ill-advised foray into 3D the mechanics of the series haven’t really changed over the years and it’s still just as enjoyable now as it ever was. At its core Worms 2: Armageddon is a turn based strategy game, but it stands out from other games in the genre in two key ways. Firstly, it’s 2D and secondly it’s got a playful sense of humor that will regularly leave you grinning.

There are various game modes such as ‘Forts’ which gives each team a base and ‘Sudden Death’ which causes water to rise every turn, drowning any worms that get caught in it, but essentially each mode boils down to eliminating all of the opposing players with the wealth of weapons and utilities at your disposal. These cover everything from self explanatory things like shotguns and bazookas to more unusual gear like ninja ropes for clambering around the destructible scenery and the Holy Hand Grenade, which is a tremendously powerful grenade- the detonation of which is accompanied by a chorus of hallelujahs.

Worms 2 Armageddon4The mechanics are certainly solid but Team 17 has packed in a lot of content to flesh it out. There’s a single player campaign mode with dozens of increasingly challenging levels, both online and offline multi-player and one-off matches against the computer. You can even create your own teams (complete with a choice of hats, voices, names and more) and change the rules and weapon availability to create custom game modes.

Basically this is just as fun and feature packed as Worms has ever been. Unfortunately it’s not all good news though, as the transition to touch screens has hampered the controls a little. Generally it controls okay but when using a ninja rope, jet pack or anything else that required dexterity and precision I found myself wishing for a keyboard and mouse. Especially as a single mistake caused by the imprecise controls can sometimes cost you an entire match, which is more than a little frustrating.

Worms 2: Armageddon is still a lot of fun and it’s great having Worms on the move, but the inferior controls mean that the PC and console versions are a better bet.