Any Android gamers here?

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Re: Any Android gamers here?

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Here's some I wrote more detailed descriptions of:

 

 

This is an interesting game: New Star Soccer
The link is to a flash based demo on their website.

I think it can be best described as a football player RPG. It's all about boosting your stats to be a better player. You also have to keep the manager, team and fans happy with you. You do this by playing well or by playing mini games which cost energy. Training to boost stats also costs energy and you need to balance this against the fact that playing through a match costs energy.

You can buy energy drinks with winnings from matches and you can also buy stuff like entertainment, vehicles and houses. Or play a couple of casino games to win or lose more money.

During the game, which is mostly played out in old school football manager text prompts, every now and again the ball will fall at your feet. How often this happens depends on how much your team likes you. When it does happen, you have to either perform an accurate pass or shot depending on the situation. You set the angle and power you want to kick and then you have to click on a moving ball which determines where your foot hit the ball and how much your shot bends etc. Play the tutorial before the game to learn how to do this.


There's also a PC version where you get to play the matches in the more traditional manor of Kick Off and Sensi. Those that follow Indie Bundles may already have that version of the game!

 

 

 

This game is absolutely class! Hambo

It's worth watching the trailer vid if nothing else. Smiley Very Happy

In the game you basically have to kill pigs by aiming a cross hair at them and hitting fire. You have to do this using the minimum number of shots you can from 6 different guns. Atm I have the single shot pistol and the several shot uzi. Some levels have forced ammo limits for each gun to enforce a puzzle element.
Bullets can bounce around girders, or break glass. You can be killed by your own gunfire bouncing and hitting you which makes careless use of the uzi dangerous! The game revolves around repositioning the enemy or yourself to get the right angle on them to kill them. You have to break glass and use slopes and ice to do this, sometimes even allowing an enemy pig to collide with you and set you on the move before you kill him.
You do have to think about doing things in the right order, and timing matters. Which makes it a lot better than Angry Birds aim in the vague direction and see what happens style of game play IMO.

It's also somehow REALLY satisfying to kill those pigs lol.

The game appears to be free and ad supported. You can make an ingame purchase of $1 to remove the ads which I did after playing the first campaign of 42 levels non stop.
There are also in app purchases for in game currency which can be spent on costumes or cheats

 

 

 

Neuroshima Hex a just released lite version of an Android port of a board game released a couple of weeks ago. Now I've never heard of this board game but it must be pretty big news because it sold over a 1000 copies at $3 in its first couple of weeks - which is pretty impressive for Android! It's worth noting that it is currently 66% off for 69p so its worth trying the lite version now.

I would say this is worth looking at if you're interesting in any of: board games, turn based strategy/war games, trading card games, the android game Everlands. It sort of has elements of all of those.

Based on my own experiences... You will need to watch the tutorial video - the game itself doesn't teach you to play. It's only 5 minutes long and good though. You will also most likely lose your first game spectacularly. Smiley Very Happy


The game plays out like so on a hex grid:
Each person has a HQ with 20 hit points
Every turn you get 3 pieces that can go on that grid and you have to discard 1 or more of them.
You can then play any you haven't discarded or save them to the next turn.

There are 4 different sides with different units but in most cases the pieces can be either:
Units which usually die after one hit and attack in certain directions using either ranged or melee and have an initiative score.
Or they can be supporting units that increase surrounding friendly units initiative or number of attacks, or freeze an adjacent enemy unit with a net.
Or they can be special pieces like move one of your units one space, get one of your units to move an adjacent enemy one space, remove one enemy next to your base etc.

Once the board is full of pieces, or one of you runs out of pieces, or one of you plays a special piece to start combat, then all units on the board capable of attacking do so in initiative order, highest first.
All units of the same initiative are considered to attack at the same time and each unit targeted is removed from the board and the health of the HQ if hit is reduced appropriately.
The attacks are then calculated for the next highest initiative level.
This continues down to the HQ with the lowest initiative which targets all adjacent enemy units to it.
So if you want to prevent a particular enemy unit from carrying out its attack then you need a unit of higher initiative aiming at it.

Then you enter the placing pieces phase again. Once a team has exhausted all its pieces and the last combat has played out, the player whose HQ has the highest hit points left - wins.

It's really quite addictive - I was up until 1:30am playing it!

 

 

 

Critter Escape - free although i gather there's ads that need an in-app $0.99 purchase to remove. Dunno how much trouble they are - I have an ad blocker.

Anyway, onto the game. It reminds me of the PC/console game Warp - except for the fact the one thing you can't do is warp!
A similar plot too: you're a strange creature captured for experiments and manage to escape the room and spend the rest of the game trying to escape the building. It's basically a stealth game - get to the end of short levels, collecting a crystal along the way, whilst avoiding getting caught. To do that, you can either avoid the line of sight of enemy patrols or use pickups such as rampage to knock them out, ghost to go invisible or speed to outrun them.

This game is so close to being really excellent. All that lets it down is the fact that neither control is quite there in my opinion.
One mode involves drawing a route for your creature and the game auto-pauses whilst you draw your route. This is my preferred method but you can't plan too far ahead unless you are really good at predicting where the enemy will be at the time your guy reaches that part of your planned path. So you end up sort of stop-start as you draw a bit, then evaluate where to go next and repeat. This is mostly only an issue in achieving the optional speed run goals on some levels so will only distress completionists.
Method two is a virtual analog joystick. I suck at these and I far prefer virtual d-pads. But then I also suck at using real analog joypads so YMMV!

 

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Re: Any Android gamers here?

You have just saved my night Target, I had a night of no plans at all but I have an Nexus 7 with barely any games on it at all.  I will have to check some of these ones out tonight!

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Re: Any Android gamers here?

Whatever else you try from this list, be sure to get New Star Soccer.  We reached 9 pages of chat about that game alone. It's amazingly addictive.  I'd say it's my fave Android game.

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I downloaded New Star Soccer last night and stayed up far too late playing it.  Brilliant game really enjoying it.

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Yeah, I typically only manage to stop playing that and the Kairosoft games (Game Dev Story & Grand Prix Story) when my phone goes flat!  So it's a good job they do. Smiley Very Happy

 

There's a Windows 8 app that's sort of a more advanced version of Game Dev Story: Game Dev Tycoon

The link is to the demo which I played through.  I bought the full version and haven't dared start it yet because... well... the desktop won't run out of power!

 

Decided to write a short description of those ARMv7 games from the previous page whilst I have a bit of time:

World of Goo - a cross between Lemmings and Bridge Builder. This was the first big hit of modern indie gaming (that I can think of!) back in 2008.  Plays great on a touchscreen.

Greed Corp - mobile port of a great and unusual PC turn based startegy where you have to balance resource collection against the fact that it destroys the land you are fighting from.

Major Mayhem - Operation Wolf!  For those old enough to remember that...

Rebuild - turn based startegy management game where you run a camp of survivors in a zombie apocalypse.  You have to assign your survivors tasks each turn such as scouting, searching for food, securing new buildings, killing zombies etc

Rayman Jungle Run - autorunning platformer.  Not my usual genre but I love this.  I keep wanting to repeat levels to better my score which isn't something I normally care about.

Virtua Tennis - plays really good on a phone!  A bit better than Cross Court and a lot better than Stick Tennis IMO.

Battleheart - a casual style real time squad tactics game.  You draw lines form your squad members to who you want them to attack, heal or move to.  There's tank, melee dps, ranged dps, healers, agro, special moves.  it's like playing a simplified version of World of Warcraft.

 

And here's a good new game that come out last night.  The first good one I've tried all month in fact!

Robo5 - it's a fast paced puzzle that involves moving boxes around in a stack so that you can basically create a stair case to the top of a tower out of them.  The fact that its less 2d than it looks really adds to the challenge as you have to consider whether its better to step in or out of the stack of boxes rather than just rearrange them to suit climbing in your current plane.

 

And finally, timeline wise, this game belonged in my original list but wasn't because it was removed from the market for some reason.  I recently learned it came back on the Amazon market however.

Sword Requiem - It's basically a blatent rip off of Nintendo's Fire Emblem.  Which is the fantasy version of their Advance War series, and is better than AW IMO due to the addition of RPG elements such as equipment and units carrying over from level to level.  Fire Emblem has always reminded me of a game of Chess where you relaly don;t want to ever lose any pieces!  This is at least made possible by the fact that the pieces have hit points.

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A remake of the Amiga classic, Shufflepuck Cafe: Shufflepuck Cantina

 

It's also up on Steam Greenlight if you want to see an enhanced version of it on the PC via Steam

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Re: Any Android gamers here?

Humble Bundle for Android 5 is out: https://www.humblebundle.com/

 

For those unaware of Humble Bundle, they group together a collection of indie games for which you can mostly pay what you want.  There's a minimum of $1 for Steam keys and usually a couple of games need you to 'beat the average' price.

 

After the first week they'll add a couple of bonus games.  If you've bought the bundle at all (even for a low price) before the bonuses are added, then you will get the bonuses.  After the bonuses are released, you usually need to BTA to get them.

 

They all come DRM free (as well as the optional Steam) and a portion fo the proceeds go to charity.  The Android spin offs, unsurprisingly, also incldue Android versions of the games.

 

The games are as follows:

 

PWYW:

Beat Hazard Ultra  - Asteroids type shoot 'em up that generates waves based on your music

Dynamite Jack - stealth bomberman

Solar 2

Nightsky HD - fantastic little puzzle platformer.  If you don't already have it, buy it for this if nothing else.  Looking forward to trying the Droid version.

 

BTA:

Super Hexagon

Dungeon Defenders + all DLC - tower defense crossed with third person action rpg

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Re: Any Android gamers here?


targetbsp wrote:

 

After the first week they'll add a couple of bonus games.  If you've bought the bundle at all (even for a low price) before the bonuses are added, then you will get the bonuses.  After the bonuses are released, you usually need to BTA to get them.

 


Splice, Sword & Sworcery and Crayon Physics Deluxe are the bonus games.

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targetbsp wrote:

Plague Inc - you manage a global pandemic, but from the side of the virus! As time passes you determine how it evolves in terms of the symptoms it causes, its transmission and resistances. The idea is to wipe out the human race before a cure is found. As you play you are presented with 'fun' facts as you kill more people than the black death and infect more people than the common cold. Strangely entertaining. A good job I don't work in a medical research lab I guess!

 


This game (which is awesome btw) just got an expansion - purchasable as an IAP.  In it you spread a virus that once the worlds governments have found a cure, you can use to raise the dead as a zombie army!  The game then switches from the usual style of you managing a virus against the worlds medicines to you managing a zombie hoards against the amusingly titled Z-COM military team trying to contain you.

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targetbsp wrote:

This game (which is awesome btw) just got an expansion - purchasable as an IAP.  In it you spread a virus that once the worlds governments have found a cure, you can use to raise the dead as a zombie army!  The game then switches from the usual style of you managing a virus against the worlds medicines to you managing a zombie hoards against the amusingly titled Z-COM military team trying to contain you.


SOLD.

 

I was already hooked on the original game. Smiley Happy

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