Just got this email from Nintendo!!! I know we can't wait to download this when it launches. It's been an exciting time here recently for Nintendo fans. First they announced the NES Classic followed by the announcement of Mario coming to mobile platforms then the Nintendo Switch! Now the launch of the NES Classic which are literally driving people insane due to the lack of current supply. But we'll save that for a later post!
Do you plan on downloading? Let us know if you're just as excited about this game as we are! And if you're not excited let us know why!
Minigore 2: Zombies
Size: 139 MB
Seller: Mountain Sheep
Alert: MUST BE 17 YEARS OR OLDER TO DOWNLOAD
I've had Minigore 2: Zombies for a little while now because every once in a while I get the itch to kill some zombies! This game is a lot of fun and for me the most entertaining part about this game is seeing the bosses they came up with. From Zombies to giant skeletons, pigs and other hilariously entertaining creature to destroy! Check out the Positives & Negatives below the slideshow!
- Gameplay, easy to pick up and play!
- Replay value is very high for me mainly in part to the simple gameplay
- $1.99, this gets you the game and you don't have to pay for more unless you want to
- Graphics, beautiful battle area's and a ton of disgustingly cute sprites
- $1.99 to get the game and extra charges for more in game advancements
- Not everyone can enjoy this game, have to be 17 or older to download due to adult content
Final Thoughts: It's definitely worth the $2 bucks and as far as any in game purchases they aren't necessary and takes some fun out of it. So go and check it out and let me know what you think!
Have you played this game before? What are your thoughts?
Flappy Golf 2
Developer: Noodlecake Studios Inc
Size: 115 MB
Release Date: Oct 31, 2016
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Flappy Golf 2, yes the follow up to the smash hit Flappy Golf... Ok, I have know clue if the original Flappy Golf was a smash hit or not. However, I do know that Flappy Golf 2 is kind of entertaining. For me the early stages of this game are what made me enjoy this game, in fact if I'm looking for just a few minutes of fun I always go back to the first and 2nd stages. Not that the latter stages are bad or anything but those early levels fill my quick fix just perfectly. Check out some of my Positives & Negatives below.
- Freemium! For the levels I play it is actually free!
- Flappy madness. Seems to be similar to Flappy Bird mechanics so easy to play
- Quick Fix. Have 5-10 minutes this game is perfect for you
- Freemium, you know how that goes
- Later levels just turned me off due to how many things you have to do in them. Just too much.
Have any of you tried out this game? Or even the original Flappy Golf? What did you think?
Riptide GP Renegade
Developer: Vector Unit
Publisher: Vector Unit
Size: 105.4 MB
Release Date: 2016
Compatibility: Android, iOS, Xbox One, PS4, Windows 10
Riptide GP Renegade was made by the same company that made Hydro Thunder which means you can expect some great graphics and game play. I picked up this game for iOS for i believe $2.99 and it was definitely worth the small price tag. I didn't know anything about it prior to buying it but had recently watched an episode of Game Sack on YouTube where Joe and Dave were talking about Wave Race 64 and I had to find something similar to play on my phone!
This definitely filled a gap for me. The fast pace racing and deep tricks arsenal made this game a lot of fun to play. It does have a bit of a story as well which involves you and an arch rival and your revenge by beating your rival in a series of races. In the end the story is definitely an after thought. The meat and potatoes is all in the racing. Check out my Positives & Negatives below.
- Great Graphics! I caught myself thinking I was gaming on a PS Vita with the graphic on my iPhone 6s Plus
- Gameplay: easy to learn and easy to play
- Extensive story line: which gave me several hours of game play.
- Game modes: there is more than just racing a big aspect of the game is doing tricks as well.
- There was an upfront cost of $2.99 but other than that you don't have to spend another dime.
- The Story... was silly but bareable.
What do you think? Have you tried this game yet?
Release Date: February 17th 2016
Stack is one of those simple yet frustrating games, kind of like Flappy Bird was that makes you want to throw your phone through the wall! All you do is stack the blocks up and up and up they go to get to your highest total! The goal is simply get as many blocks as you can then keep on playing this addictive game til you beat your previous high score! Below are a few of the Positives & Negatives about the game.
- F2P and the only thing I've noticed is a few ads, so it's actually Free!
- Quick and easy gameplay, need to fill a 5 minute void? This will do the trick.
- You can only stack so much before you move on to something else
- Hole in my wall due to stacking frustration
So what do you think? What's your high score in Stack?
Order & Chaos Online
Size: 1.97 GB
Release Date: iOS 4/27/11 Android 6/27/12 Windows Phone 7/10/13
What is Order & Chaos Online?
Quite possibly the best Mobile MMORPG out there. I initially started playing this game on my iPhone 4s and on my iPad mini. Let's just say the iPad was a much better experience lol.
Like most MMORPG's you get to pick a side, Order or Chaos. I've always been an orderly type person so I chose Order. From there you jump into character creation which gives you hundreds of options to customize your character. After choosing you custom character and name you get thrusted into a sprawling world called Haradon with amazing visuals and plenty of Quests around the land to fill your time and XP bar!
Enough about the intro let me show you some screen shot of my characters and some of the visuals from the game!
Nerd_iCON was my very first character I created in the game, a Human healer! I got him to level 60 which was the max at the time but never took advantage of end game instances/raids only because I wanted to run them with friends. However none of my friends played... :( So I decided to make another character to level up with a different role. This is who I made:
This little guy is of Mendel race, kind of like a gnome in World of Warcraft. Turned him into a hunter and has been quite fun! My last and final character I took advantage of the new instant level to 60 option just to check it out. This is what he looks like:
He is also a Mendel but this one is a warrior class. When you do the instant leveling you can choose your gear depending on your class one was Tank the other DPS. I went with DPS for now with him tank gear safely tucked away in storage.
Enough about out my characters let me get to the P&N's of the game!
- Free to Play. This game was previously a set price when I first purchased it and has since went to the free to play model.
- Graphics. I really forget that I was playing this on my phone or iPad the visuals are beautiful.
- Gameplay. If you're familiar with any MMORPG this game will be easy to pick up and start playing.
- Multiplayer. MMORPG is pretty self explanatory but this aspect, barring you have friends or can make friends while playing, is the best part of the game.
- Free to Play. This can be either good or bad.
- Multiplayer. Some folks can be real douchebags and it seems gaming brings out the best of them.
In the end I would absolutely recommend giving this game a try. The visuals and easy to pick up and go gameplay makes it a very fun experience.
Have you played Order & Chaos Online?
What are your thoughts?
Let us know in the comments below.
Developer: Game Hive Corporation
Publisher: Game Hive Corporation
Size: 77.7 MB
Release Date: August 8th, 2013
So this game has been out for a few years. In fact it was in 2013 that I went on a road trip to South Carolina with a group of friends and we literally played this game during the entire stay! I just recently picked it back up again to find my "Molly" character still there in full mustache glory!
How can I describe this game... easy, it's like a Mario Kart Racer. Each race pits you against others around the world currently playing the game and requires you to complete a straight line race. No laps, No Karts, just a straight forward running game with obstacles and power ups along the way. Also, during each race you have the opportunity to collect stars and when you collect enough you can activate your mount. Each mount is different and this is where most of the Pay to Play comes into play. You can purchase Legendary eggs to hatch and get rare mounts.
Here are some of items available for purchase: Hats, Accessories, Clothes, Mounts, Trails & Characters
- Free to Play. You can literally play this game as much as you want without spending a dime.
- Gameplay. Fast games, I'd say less than a minute per race, which makes for easy and fun games.
- Graphics. It may not be for everyone but I enjoy the cartoonish characters especially Molly and Spoon!
- Free to Play. Pay to Play. You get the idea.
- Lag/Freezing. This doesn't happen all the time and its hardly noticeable but when it happens seemingly for no reason its quite frustrating.
So what do you think? How do you like Battle Run?
Let me know in the comments below!
We didn’t have to look far to find the topic of GOTG Micro 4: St. Louis’ own, Crashlands from developer Butterscotch Shenanigans. Ryan Dampf from Living the Nerd Life is back again to speak to this interesting take on the open world crafting genre. Be sure to listen to our last Micro episode on Don’t Starve too, as there is a lot of comparing and contrasting on display for these games.
Butterscotch Shenanigans has their own podcast if you’re interested in hearing more from the devs themselves.
Once more into the darkness we go as Living the Nerd Life’s Ryan Dampf is back again to speak to another mobile game: Don’t Starve for Vita, iOS and pretty much any other console you can think of. And Chase makes an impassioned speech for another Klei title, Mark of the Ninja, to be ported just as much as Don’t Starve has been, but that’s neither here nor there.
Micro is back and this time, we’re tackling a true iOS classic in Vlambeer’s Ridiculous Fishing. We also get into a discussion about game cloning and how it affects developers, consumers and the industry at large.
Vlambeer gives some great talks, especially this one on their signature “screen shake.”
Welcome to a new feature from Gamers on the Go. As the name implies, “Micro” are to be shorter episodes (~30 minutes) and focused on mobile and bite-sized play experiences.
For the debut of GOTG Micro, we’ve got the founder of Living the Nerd Life, Ryan Dampf, to talk with Chase about 2015′s Lara Croft Go.
So I started playing this game a while ago thanks to the ad above however I stopped playing just as quick as I started. Not sure why but gameplay wasn't exactly my cup of tea. Recently a co-worker mentioned he played and I checked out his floating palace in the sky and saw all of his awesome characters and I knew I had to give it another try. I have played maybe 3-4 weeks now and definitely ashamed I stopped playing. The downfall of playing this tho is that it is digging into my Clash of Clans time which by the way my push to Titan League sputtered out around 3380 trophies! Ha.
Like I said Summoner's War is an addicting little game. As a matter of fact there are 3 of us at work that have been pretty active in the game the past month. This has definitely helped with staying active in the game and has helped at least me see what to look forward to in the game. His user name is _Stumpy_ he has been playing the game for quite a while and has been a big help for myself and my co-worker in guiding us through the game. Here are a few of his top monsters!
Because I'm no where near the level he is my monsters are not nearly as strong but I'm still a proud monster owner. Here are 5 of my favorite monsters that I currently have!
Anyways here are some of my Positives and Negative about the game.
- FREEmium: you can at least download it, take it on a test drive and if you don't like it no harm no foul
- Graphics: Advanced monster styling is great... one day I'll get there
- Gameplay: RTS gameplay is surprisingly fun to me especially the feature that attacks for me "set it and forget it"
- Storyline: surpised to say this but the story so far is pretty good
- FREEmium: yes its both positive and negative. Pay to win or advance more quickly is a trend in most FREEmium games and that's no different for Summoner's War
- Scrolls: most annoying thing about the game is getting a Mystical Scroll and getting a crappy monster
Do you play Summoner's War? If you do find me and add me my username is: ~ICON~
What do you think about the game?
Let me know in the comments below!
Back from the holidays, we’re starting 2014 right with CEO of Swedish developer Image & Form, Brjann Sigurgeirsson speaking with us about their breakout eShop hit, SteamWorld Dig!
In addition to a fair amount of talk about the mining platforming adventure, we talk about the studio’s early days of “edutainment” games and how they’ve transitioned to original IPs. We also discuss what drew them to developing games for Nintendo handhelds as well as what Image & Form might be up to in the very near future.
Has it really been two months since our last episode? Well fear not! Gamers on the Go is officially back in podcast form (though, if you’re hurting for GOTG content, head on over to Games Are Evil to read our bi-weekly handheld games column!)
Speaking of things that are back, Taylor Courchaine makes his second appearance on the show, this time to discuss one of the most interesting games to hit the PlayStation Portable: 2006’s LocoRoco.
Listen as we recount the game’s early development struggles, chat about how it compares to 2008 iPhone game, Rolando, and ask ourselves if LocoRoco might be just the slightest bit racist.
Seller: ONE MORE LEVEL S.A.
Size: 28.9 MB
Rating: 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
This week I bring to you another mobile game that helped get me through some down time while on vacation. Last week I brought to you a review on RAD Boarding, this week: ZOMBIEBUCKET! ZOMBIEBUCKET is like any other "Connect the same color/shape/object" game but with a bloody zombie killing twist. Your phone screen is your bucket and your bucket is envaded by hordes of zombies. Where these zombies come from is anybody's guess but it sure is fun killing them! The object of the game is to connect like-colored zombies to destroy them. The more you chain together the bigger the blood bath.
Here are my positives and negatives about the game:
Gameplay // simple and enjoyable easy to pick up and play for a quick fix
Graphics // chubbie 8-bit square zombies that you pop or collect nothing that will blow your mind but it is easy on the eyes
Freemium // this is a free game with in-app purchases
Freemium // running out of lives was the only downfall for me but I could have paid for more
What did you think about ZOMBIEBUCKET? I thouroughly enjoyed this game and too my surprise so did my wife. In fact on the flight back to Missouri she played it more than me. This is where my one negative about the game came in, running out of lives. Anyways I would love to hear what you thought about the game, let me know in the comments below.
SUPER HOT! Zombiebucket update coming soon!
Game: RAD Boarding
Seller: Noodlecake Studios Inc
Size: 91.2 MB
Rating: Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
This past week while on vacation I was confined to mobile gaming. While I stuck with my normal Clash of Clans I also started playing RAD Boarding! RAD Boarding reminded me of an up to date Line Rider. Game play is similar however everything else about the game is brought up to date in graphics and styling! Here is what Other Ocean has to say about the games features:
Show off your smooth moves as you ride out the apocalypse in style!
EPIC BOSS BATTLES
Face off against Tiny the Bear, a not-so-tiny circus bear that takes satisfaction from making you perform tricks.
Perform tricks to fill up your RAD Meter and activate RAD Mode, where everything is more RAD! RAD Mode activates special power-ups including: Lava Slowdown and the Coin Magnet.
Unlock DEADLY tombstones and use them to show off your best distance in each level.
Collect and pop frogs to unlock sweet collectibles and rare loot such as new costumes and 90’s style Milk Caps.
Let me get into what I thought about the game. Let's say my 3 plus hour flight and another 2 hour shuttle to the airport was filled with playing mobile games. Good thing I had my handy Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo with me to keep me charged up. I have a few other reviews coming thanks to my stay in Jamaica and I can't wait to go over them with you however, RAD Boarding was one that I just couldn't stop playing. Here's why.
Gameplay - Simple is key and nothing easier than tapping / swiping your screen
Freemium - Free to play
Graphics - Your RAD Boarder as well as the environment is very well done for such a simple game
Upgrading - Upgrading in the games keeps you boarding. From longer RAD duration to slower lava and even purchasing new levels
Freemium - You do have the ability to pay for coins to make upgrading easier and faster
Tricks - Most tricks are simple however, some tricks require swipes back or down which may be interpruted as a tap and hold causing your boarder to slow or drop into a hill
Repetitive - You can upgradee and get new levels but its the same thing over and over this isn't a terrible thing but does get tiring after a while
Not much I didn't really like about this game if you have a few minutes here and there throughout the day I would definitely recommend it to you. Let me know what you think when you do!
Have you already played RAD Boarding? What did you think of it?
Posted by Joe @thee.social.nerd
Steal gold from other players around the world and design your own dungeon's defense in this colorful platformer.
Unique platformer game with PvP multiplayer.
Steal gold and precious gems from other players.
Design your own dungeon to protect your treasury.
Upgrade your traps and craft outfits for your character.
Use boosts to break the defense of other players' dungeons.
Compete with other players in leagues for epic rewards.
Get to the Golden League and become the wealthiest thief in the world!
This game caught me by surprise actually. I expected another game just like "Cut The Rope" or "Candy Crush" where you have a level, you pass and move on or fail and try again. Now, this is the case but its a little bit deeper than that.
To start off as far as gameplay it plays a little like Super Meat Boy without all the blood and guts. Traps in the levels prevent you from getting to that levels gold. Now here is what sets this game apart from others as well as turn this into a MMO. There are two gameplay options, first you can go through the campaign which are preset levels made to help you progress your gameplay. Secondly, you can attack other players bases to steal their gold.
- Game play: similar to Super Meat Boy which makes this fun
- MMO: you'll never run out of levels or people to attack
- Controls: simple screen tapping makes for a very easy and fun experience
- Visuals: your thief is cute and the dungeouns are exciting to see whats next
- Upgrade: you can upgrade your dungeon to protect your gold
- Freemium: One feature per campaign level you need a key to open the door. There are 3 locks you try and break and its a guessing game. You only have a certain amount of keys to use once they are gone you wait for more or... Pay for more.
- MMO: not all people like the MMO style games (still try this game if you don't)
- Did I mention that you need Keys to unlock doors?
This game is definitely worth the download. If anything the campaign makes this a lot of fun, however the added benefit of attacking other players sets this game over the top for me. The big negative for me and I mentioned it twice, Keys! The locks are a complete guessing game. My very first level I tried to open I used 3 keys... I had a 33.333% chance of guessing it right but I didn't highly annoying. Anyways it's still worth the download and you should check it out.
Posted by: Joe @thee.social.nerd
In a surprise move, Nintendo plans to put games on mobile devices in a tie-up with Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA.
The alliance, which involves the two companies holding stakes in each other, will focus on building apps for smart devices and setting up a worldwide membership service to launch this fall, the companies said Tuesday at a hastily arranged press conference in Tokyo.
Nintendo was keen to emphasize it is not abandoning consoles, with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata confirming that his company is working on a new dedicated console code-named NX, with details to come next year.
The new apps for the partnership will include iconic Nintendo characters but will not involve porting games developed for the Nintendo Wii U or 3Ds systems. Only new games will be created, the companies said.
However, all Nintendo intellectual property like its games and characters could be used in new game development by the alliance, which has yet to announce a game lineup and availability. The global online membership service will be open to mobile devices, as well as Nintendo consoles and PC platforms.
Iwata said he hopes the service will reach hundreds of millions of users. In one slideshow illustration shown by the companies, the new membership service was shown surrounded by and linked to tablets, smartphones, PCs, the 3DS, the Wii U and the NX device.
The move represents a path forward for Nintendo, which has struggled to find a way to embrace the lucrative mobile gaming market while preserving its heritage and presence in video game consoles, which it has produced for decades.
"We do not share this pessimistic view of the future for dedicated video game systems," Iwata said in reference to negativity related to the future of consoles. "We are challenging ourselves to redefine what 'Nintendo platform' means."
After years of hearing Nintendo express hesitation about mobile games, industry observers reacted with shock to the news.
"This is basically a bombshell, especially given that Nintendo hasn't been really fond of the smartphone gaming market," said Serkan Toto, a video game consultant based in Tokyo. "Nintendo is planning to go beyond consoles, which they have never done. They never even did anything on the PC before. So they just shook up the entire game world."
DeNA, which has built a large e-commerce, online auction and mobile gaming empire in Japan, has seen its profitability take hits in recent years, just as Nintendo seemed lost amid the mobile game surge, Toto said. The alliance of the struggling partners will make Nintendo the biggest shareholder in DeNA after Tomoko Namba, who founded the company in 1999.
"Mobile gaming is a hit-driven business, and we believe our alliance with Nintendo will significantly increase the possibility of creating hit titles with Nintendo's beloved IP," DeNA spokesman Tomoyuki Akiyama said via email when asked about the company's profit slide
For this and more go to pcworld.com
Screen shot posted on reddit.com