Can this F2P RPG rise above its competition, and more importantly live up to the 'Final Fantasy' name tag?
So you play as a American civil war style character, armed only with a gun in a graveyard filled with zombie kittens dressed as soldiers. The evil rat king has stolen your beloved fiancée (?) and you need to rescue her, repeatedly! Every so often she will run through the hordes of zombies towards you, forcing you to move to intercept her- the only way to rescue her. Also other random hostages will flee, and if you successfully run into them they (unlike your fiancée) they will follow you, firing at the zombies on your behalf, as long as you don't accidentally shoot them dead!
The controls are a little tricky. Firing is easy - just tap the screen anywhere and you will fire straight ahead. To move you need to use the red circle on the bottom right hand corner.
The big red button you use much like other touch screen circle pads but it's a little jumpy, and can be a bit difficult to play whilst you are getting used to all the controls. I'd also prefer it to be on the other side, I just think it would be more natural!
Overall it's a bizarre but funny little game which I have really enjoyed!
You can find it on the Apple App Store and on Google play. If you like a little zombie kitten war that is!
Over and out!
As part of our Friday the 13th week I have dug out some fun free horror apps to tantilise your tastebuds! First of these is...Horror Escape. by Trapped who also have created games such as Scary Escape, Pirate Escape and War escape.
A curious puzzle game full of twist and turns, with no easy to follow click here panels. It's just your eyes and the game...what you see (or don't see for that matter). I played through all the free levels, the first one had helpful hints from the evil creator of this creepy escape route.
It's basically a point and click puzzle creation, you click on anything that interests you to try and progress the game. Something's are more obvious, like a key or padlock, whilst others require following patterns and logic (especially the last two - they are really difficult). They do provide walkthroughs if you're really stuck, and they link through to youtube but if you can resist the urge the sense of accomplishment is immense. Some puzzles are similar but that doesn't detract at all form the game as they are cleverly disguised with different ideas and tactics to solve it all - TOP TIP if you see any numbers anywhere, they're important.
I won't say too much more about it other than the fact I really enjoyed the challenge of these puzzles, they were different to any other point and click I had played before, and I would definetly recommend these!
Find it on android HERE It's also available on the Apple App Store.
Over and out!
Fyoozd 2 has been generously submitted to Blastprocess by its creator for a pre release app review! Quick, easy and retro to the max, this heavily pixilated swiping game feels very Atari.
You swipe the same coloured peices to connect them by electricity (only straight lines of course) to remove them from the game, as they dissapear the peices above them fall down to fill in the spaces and you start all over again. Different patterns on the peices mean different things, for example, a clock symbol gives you extra time, as you only ever have one minute to get the highest score. The more of the same colour you can get in one go the bigger your score (of course) so tactics do come into play where choosing which to pick.
The thing that makes this game different is the fact you can jump over one different coloured peice if that peice is surrounded by peices of the same colour. This is good in a tight situation, as sometimes it is tricky to find peices of the same colour that are next to each other.
It does feel very Atari, with its simple game play and ease of play. The peices fall at a reasonable speed, not aching slow like some games but not so super fast either, which gives you time to work out what your next move will be, but be wary of your one minute time limit! The design of the different peices are cool, with coloured circles centres, they almost look like sci-fi buttons, a little bit like coloured old style Dr Who circle panels. It's set in what looks like an electrical panel, as if you're trying to fix a circuit breaker in a spaceship.
The pixilated look does feel retro, but I did find that the peices were so big on the screen that it made it a little more difficult to immediately recognise the different colours of the different peices as there is a quite a bit of grey. The font for the instructions can be a little bit difficult to follow, but the 1950's futuristic style suits the game very well.
Overall a nice little side swiping game with a sci-fi feel.
You can find out more details about Fyoozd 2 from The Motion Monkey here. The game will be released on 23rd of January on iOS with an Andriod version coming later.
Over and out, Mel
It's Beat The App! Our brand new Game Show where we compete against each other on different games and see who can get the highest score. We have 3 tries each and we've never played the game before, so why not check out the video and see how we get on!
Recently whilst hunting through our twitter I came across a cool website called addictingapps.org who have created some fun indie apps, I'm going to take a quick look at just two of them.The first of the three is aptly names Chickuns To The Moon...
You play as a poor chicken strapped to a rocket hurtling into space diving to catching as many floating coins as you possibly can. As a welcome relief from all the tapping game craze you keep your finger on rocket at all times, moving left and right to collect all the coins in your path. You need to collect coins to get a new pump before your current pump runs out - if it runs out you plummet to the ground.
The second game in the collection is called Balloon Destroyer...
An easy game to follow, destroy the balloons by popping them before they leave the screen, starting off slow and quickly increasing to challenge the player. You have 99 lives which is pretty high, but you lose a life every time a balloon escapes you which does mount up when you're not looking. You also have the added option of blowing all the balloons on the screen with your sticks of dynamite (but you only have three).
I really like this one, not too complicated and rather addictive (as the website suggests!) as you pop the balloons, I just wish they started a bit faster as it seems to take ages for them to speed up to a challenge level.
The apps are good fun and show great potential for even better games in the future so I would definetly keep my eyes on these creators -find them online or on twitter as @addicting_apps
Over and out!
This week's App Monday video is Jibjab Santa's Twerk Shop. Twerk like a elf on Christmas day. This simple but fun app allows you to take photos and place your self into a dancing frenzy!
Firstly, ninjas! I personally love anything to do with ninjas. Everyone at some point has wanted to be a ninja, I just love them. They're fun and cool with neat little outfits, and in this game awesome facial expressions (of what you can see that is).
Secondly, speed. You are sat in a shop waiting for someone to come out of the changing rooms and have some free time to spend, I can guarantee by the time they exit you will have died umpteens times (if you are as bad as me) and certainly progressed a few levels. If you only have a minute or half an hour, you can play this game and can enjoy it to its full extent.
Thirdly, ease of play. It's beautifully easy yet addictive at the same time. You constantly tap to keep your ninja airborne, but tap too much and you will go too high, straight into an evil ceiling of fire (that's how I mostly die) or whatever nasty contraption you are trying to avoid that you are guaranteed to hit on your way back down. If you stop tapping - you plummet to your death. If you tap too much - you are probably going to die anyway! It takes time and patience but it's addictive quality begs you to come back for more, no matter how many times you die.
Fourthly, graphics. I really do like the graphics, they are uncomplicated cartoons and full of character with bright colours, especially with the blood splatter that you accumulate. Every time you die you leave a new blood splatter which marks your demise and a point to aim past. The background isn't too busy and distracting and you do feel like you're in some secret training dojo hidden underground with the brick walls and fiery outlines.
It's an easy to play tapping game that you can play anywhere with a variety of levels and even a leaderboard (should you want to share your progress). You eventually run out of turns and are offered the option to view an advert to get more lives. I was greeted by a quick advert which I soon clicked off and boom - back to playing once more. You don't have to look if you don't want to and can easy come back later. But I have to stress I died a lot before I even ran out of lives (and you don't have to pay anything to buy more lives like some other games I have played - win!)
I would definetly recommend this one, it's bright and fun with colourful explosions that greet you every time you die with a healthy blood splatter too. Just be warned, you will get addicted!
Over and out, Mel
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App of the week is Pixel Nom from Seaburngames. This coin collecting, side-scrolling game will have you jumping for joy, literally!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSPxwIBo_k4&w=560&h=315]You can find out more details about this game by downloading it here and remember to see the rest of our App videos over on our YouTube page.
On this week's App Monday (late Tuesday) we tap some Taffy with Taffy Tapper by Deep Space Exile. Taffy Tapper is out now on the iPhone App Store along with Google's Android Play Store, so get tapping!
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This week on App Monday. We take a look at AutoRap a handy DJ / Rapping App that mixes your voice along with some banging tunes!
Don't be fooled by inferior paranormal detection tools on the app store. Phantom Radar is the original ghost dector.
Join Matt and Mike in this weeks App Review of Ghost Detector for the iPhone. It's all fun and games untill you see something...
Tune in every Monday at 8PM GMT as we take a look at the standard and not so standard apps that you can find on the Apple App store!
Each Monday we will be taking a look at the iOS app store in search of a hidden tresure to share with you. So why not follow us on our YouTube page and tune in to see what we uncover!
Join Mike and Matt as they test out Horror Movie Maker. A App that lets YOU become a scary and gruesome horror icon or play as the scared victim.
No acting skills required but it'll help!
You can download the App here. Remember to share you're videos with us!
Join the Welsh half of Tom + Mat as we explore the world of mobile gaming in bite sized chunks! Looking at the latest and greatest in mobile gaming, with a no Flappy Bird guarantee!
This week Mat looks at Threes! A game by Three people, focusing around multiples of Three! Is this addictive math based puzzler worth your hard earned dollar? Watch and find out! (Spoilers... It is)