September, 2015
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  • Beach Buggy Racing Game Review

    Beach Buggy Racing game overview & features

    I love to play games on my mobile but there aren’t many games that have attracted me
    that much, until I saw Beach Buggy Racing.

    I like racing games, but i just don’t want plain racing games. They should have some obstacles to maneuver around or weapons to fire at  your enemies. In Beach Buggy racing I got all that.

    Beach Buggy Racing is an arcade racing game. You will need tickets to race in championship and career mode. A total of 8 tickets are available and each ticket is generated in around 15 minutes. For each race win you will get one 1 ticket and gems.

    There are a total of 8 cars and 10 drivers to choose from, and each car and driver has their own special power. The following four parameters of a car can be upgraded:

    1. acceleration,
    2. top speed,
    3. handling,
    4. strength.

    The cars have further been divided into the power that they posses.  You will initially start with a 100cc car then a 250cc, 500cc and so on.

    The cars can be purchased by using coins but the drivers are unlocked when you beat them in the career mode.

    Game modes

    There are four main modes:
    – Split Screen.
    – Quick Race.
    – Championships.
    – Career.
    In split screen you can race with your friends, disable all ads and have infinite
    tickets.  You will have to pay $4.99 to unlock this mode.

    Beach Buggy Racing Game Review

    Locked events in the career mode

    In Quick Race you have four options. Race with 100cc, 250cc, 500cc or 1000cc car.
    You will have to have 250cc, 500cc or 1000cc car to race in those events.  In this mode tickets are not required to race but if you win you will get coins and one ticket. This is good way to get tickets and earn money when you are stuck in the career mode.
    In Championship mode each car has four has its own championships and it is further divided into four  categories i.e 100cc, 250cc, 500cc and 1000cc. As explained earlier you will need to have a car 250cc, 500cc or 1000cc car to race in each championship but in championship mode there is point system and you will
    need tickets to race in this event. In 100cc there are four races, in 250cc there are 6 races, in 500cc there are 8 races and in 1000cc there are 10 races.

    Beach Buggy Racing Game Review

    A car available in the game

    After all the races if you have the most points then you will win the championship and get coins and gems. You will get stars in champions. If you win then you will get 3 stars, second place holder will get 2 stars and third will get 1 star. Championships can be repeated to earn money but are only awarded for the first time. 

    In career mode there are 7 series. Once again you will need tickets to race in these events. Each series has multiple events. You will get 3 stars if you win a race. Stars are required to unlock next events. At the end of the series you have to beat a driver to unlock new series. During races you will get powers and each has its own usage which is very useful during the race.

    You will encounter four types of races in these event. First is basic racing in which you to beat your opponents in 2 laps. Second is time attack, in this race in about every 10-15s the driver in last position is eliminated. Third is shooting gallery, in this you will have shoot rockets at cars or targets to get points and achieve the required points to get the stars. You will have one minute to complete the points. Fourth is stampede, you will use angry bull power to smash everything in your path, same as shooting gallery you have to get points by hitting cars or targets.

    Problems that i found

    This game is as perfect as it can be, but i do have one issue with it. Strength is useless in this game. No matter how much you upgrade your car will be destroyed when powers like rocket, angry bull or any other powers like these are used on you by the enemies.

    Conclusion

    I really enjoyed playing Beach Buggy Racing and it is very addicting, and i do not want to put down my device at all. I highly recommend for those who want to have a fun time.

     

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      Beach Buggy Racing Game Review

    September 23, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2870

  • Transmission Game Review

    Raising awareness along the way

    As you may have noticed i really like to play puzzle games. Once such game which i found goes by the name of Transmission. Transmission has been built by the Science Museum and we can see that they have made more games which revolve around science and technology aiming to teach about them.

    The game’s main aim is to create networks and to connect nodes to send information from one node to the next.

    Features of Transmission

    The game starts from the technology of olden times, the telegraph, then goes to the telephone, satellite and the next gen communication networks.

    The player has to find ways to connect all of the nodes to form a network. There are bonus objectives which further restrict how the player can create the network, but completing them gives the player more points(stars in this game’s case).

    Like all puzzle games the player has to think ahead on how to solve the puzzle. Visualization is the skill which is needed for this game, being able to visualize what the next move will be and what the resulting state of the game will be.

    Transmission Game Review

    Connecting the network

    What i like about this game is how seamlessly it has designed and linked with communication technologies. Nodes can be of different types, those which either send or receive information and also can broadcast to other nodes at the same time. It is quite interesting to see how all these components work together to form networks. One also realizes how amazing technology really is. Even though the game is an abstract version of what networks really are, but Transmission still gives an idea of how hard it is to create networks so that optimum paths are made.

    The art is simple and professionally made, with the smooth soothing music playing in the background do not distract the player from the game.

    Conclusion

    I really liked playing Transmission, i will surely be playing more games from Science Museum and may even write a review on them. I highly recommend this game for all.

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      Transmission Game Review

    September 18, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2293

  • Interlocked Game Review

    Interlocked not unlike any other puzzle game

    If you remember there used to be 3D puzzles which you used to play when your were a little child. You had to put blocks of certain sizes and shapes into their corresponding receiving holes, or the ones in which you had to free the blocks from one another. Now you can face the same anxiety of failure and despair when you could not solve the puzzle.

    Interlocked Game is a 3D puzzle game which is available on Android in which the player has to solve puzzles and beat the level.

    The number of moves and the time that you take to solve the puzzle are tracked and you get a score based on the combination of these.

    What i really like about this game is that since it is a 3D game, i can move the puzzle around, and see it from all angles as if i am solving a real puzzle in my hands.

    There is also a walk through, but the game sometimes, asks you to watch a video before showing you the walk through, while at other times it gives tips to how to begin solving the puzzle.

    I think this is fine, and not a problem. I did not get bombarded by in game Ads like other games show at the wrong moments in time.

    Apart from there being different levels, there are puzzle blocks of different materials which you can play with, but they have to be unlocked first. When you first play the game, you have wooden blocks to play with.

    Interlocked Game Review

    This puzzle seems difficult…

    Conclusion

    I did not find any glaring problem in Interlocked, and i believe it has been built with quality and giving the player a great time in mind.

    If you want to have a great time solving puzzles like you used to when you were young, then this game is definitely for you. You might even get smarter in the process.

     

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      Interlocked Game Review

    September 15, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2866

  • Ballz Eye Game Review

    Ballz Eye is not an average puzzle game

    If you fancy testing your reflexes, then i have the perfect game for you, Ballz Eye. Ballz eye, even though being a puzzle game is not by first looks a puzzle game. It is a different kind of a game altogether.

    In Ballz Eye balls grow in size in the middle of the screen and you have to flick them away to targets matching their color before the counter in them expires, or else you will lose the game.

    The game includes a tutorial which does its best to explain you how to play the game. I am glad that the developers included a tutorial in this unconventional game.

    There is a twist in this game, out of no where an anti-ball comes up, which can be flicked away into a target other than the one specified by its color.  If you happen to accidentally throw it towards the wrong target, then you will lose the game.

    Ballz Eye Game Review

    Anti-ball has popped up throwing one off the game.

    This game also has bombs which periodically pop up, but so far i have not been able to see any effect of them, maybe i am doing something wrong.

    Game modes in Ballz Eye

    There are two game modes, Classic, and Rush.

    In the Classic mode is essentially a survival mode, where you play for as long as you can hold out without any time restrictions.

    In the Rush mode you have a time limit of 1 minute, within which you have to throw as many balls as possible.

    Conclusion

    I did not find any problems with the game other than that it does take quite a while to get used to.

    Ballz Eye is surely a game of reflexes and speed, and if you want to have a killer time while you are bored then i recommend this game.

     

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      Ballz Eye Game Review

     

    September 11, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2640

  • Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Flick Football Legends is an interesting and a fun game

    I love football and I am big supporter of Chelsea FC (Football Club),  so sometimes I also want to play football games on my Android device and what better game to play then Flick Kick Football Legends. Unlike most football games this is a flick based game with very interesting story to it.

    Flick Football Legends is set as a comic based game from the 70’s. The story is slowly revealed as the player progresses through the game making the game even more engrossing. Who does not want to know the secrets of this game? I sure do!!!

    For a newbie this game can be very challenging at first but soon you will get the grasp of it, as you play it and furthermore you can also practice in the practice mode of the game.

    There are five main actions during a match which you can peform,  i.e pass, shoot, defence, keeper and penalty.

    The game gets challenging and difficult to play as you progress through the levels. Once when it was easy to pass and tackle, become a nerve wrecking action. If you miss a tackle the opposing team will surely score. Who wants to loose a match which you have set up to such a position, while if you loose your concentration it will all go down the drain.

    Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Game Modes

    There are four main game modes from which you can play:

    1. League
    2. Practice
    3. Infinity Cup
    4. International Cup

    Main story of the game starts when you play league mode and you have to manage a junior team and help it win matches and rise in the league tables.

    You can also purchase new players in the form of cards. Before you start playing the team sheet shows the special power of each player and their powers can be upgraded using experience. To gain experience you have to play matches.

    In infinity cup you will play unlimited amount of matches until you you draw or lose a
    game.

    Flick Football Legends Game Review

    Flick Football Legends Game Mode

    In international cup you play for England and same as in league mode you have to play divisions. There are a total of 3 divisions.

    Flick Football Legends uses the strategy of making the player wait after playing the game a few times. The energy resource being used in Flick Football is stamina and once consumed each stamina is generated after 30 minutes. A total of 5 matches stamina is available but it can be increased to 8 or 16 matches if you buy the stamina.

    New players are unlocked in the form of cards, and you can also buy using coins or money from the store.

    There is also pre-game, half time and post-game commentary which is funny yet interesting. The commentators always have something witty to say.

    Problems that i found

    Even though this game is really great, i did find some problems which the development team should immediately resolve.

    Firstly, the match duration is around only 1-2 minutes and it cannot be changed.

    Secondly, the stamina refill time is too long, of 30 minutes. The game employs the rule of giving rest to the player, but it should not be too much such that the rush of playing the game washes away. Either the player has to wait for the stipulated time, or has to spend money to buy more stamina. I believe the time out time should be reasonable such as 5 minutes per each stamina level, anything more than that will be a buzz kill for the player.

    Thirdly, if you perform poorly in the league you can not restart the league and have to complete it. I myself was frustrated when i had to play through a league only have to play it again, because i failed to win it. This particular feature can be putting off to casual games, who may just stop playing the game all together due to this.

    Conclusion

    I recommend this game, as it is addictive, and a great time killer, and for footbal fans like me it is a heaven sent. This one game will always be part of my games collection on my phone.

     

    • Flick Football Legends Game Review
      Flick Football Legends Game Review

    September 9, 2015 • Android, Games • Views: 2243

  • That was a long rest!!! We are back!!!

    Phew!!!! That was a really long rest that we had. I would like to first apologize for this long absence and would also like to officially announce that we are back. We had been very busy on some other projects and now we have decided that the time has come to give some attention here as well.

    To start off, we will begin reviewing Android mobile apps and games for the time being, and will be adding on the other platforms in the near future.

    If you want to get your mobile apps or games reviewed by us, please tweet us at App Review Updates on Twitter. If your app or game meets our requirements and standards we will review it.

    At the moment we have not yet decided on a schedule, but be rest assured we will do our best to post on a regular basis from now own.

    Thanks, for being patient with us, and we hope that we do not disappoint you any further.

     

    September 9, 2015 • Android • Views: 1778