When I was younger, one of my favourite games on my Gamecube was Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. And maybe it’s out of a sense of nostalgia, but I even saw the movie (it was terrible). That being said, I never got a chance to try out the much-heralded original 2D PoP game. It was always on my todo list, but I never found the time.
That’s why I jumped at the chance to take a look at Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame when I saw it on Google Play. In this 2.5D renditioning of the classic sequel, the prince is taking on the evil Jaffar once more. The plot is ludicrous and apparently a forced retreading of the original, but there’s always more to a game than the storyline and I eagerly took this opportunity to explore one of my favourite video game character’s earlier roots. Read on for my thoughts on the remake.
Fighting games in the Google Play Store are a dime a dozen. However, I only ever come across a few that really impress and captivate me for hours. For a game to achieve this, it needs to have a good balance between the difficulty and the excitement of each level. Luckily, when I was downloading fun games to play over the holidays I came across Tank Hero.
Tank Hero is a free Android game that allows you to play as a tank, destroying everything that approaches. This simple and addicting premise kept me entertained for hours, and I decided to share my experience with you.
Although it features cartoonish graphics that kids will enjoy, the levels are suitable for players of all ages. And to puzzle fans who think this looks like a piece of cake, be warned – this game has bite!
Games on mobile platforms have been slowly improving over the past few years. Today, instead of playing games like Jewels, we can run characters through immersive 3D worlds.
One game has caught my attention with its high definition graphics and an interesting theme: Wind-Up Knight. Read on for the full review. (more…)
Everyone loves arcade games. They’re addictive, immersive and, of course, fun! The problem is that most of them have been ‘done before’. We all love to play Space Invaders or Pacman, but if we play a clone of it on our phones, it hasn’t really got that ‘classic’ feel. Spirit HD is an original arcade game which is designed for phones, and immensely fun to play!
A couple of years back, a Flash game called Canabalt became an unlikely smash hit, proving wrong a lot of theories about what made a good game. The concept was very simple – you control a man running over rooftops, jumping over hurdles and across buildings. You didn’t control how fast he ran or whether he stopped or did anything at all. The controls were a single key that made him jump. All you could do was to make him jump at the right time. The distance he traveled was your score. Tons of games have tried to rework the magic of Canabalt since, including vertical variants like Abduction.
Sandstorm Rush is a new mobile game for Android that takes the Canabalt idea and adds some twists of its own in am attempt to keep things interesting. Like its inspiration, there is not much in terms of a back story to the game. In Sandstorm Rush you control a prince running in the desert to avoid a tornado. Reach the palace before the tornado catches up with you and you have completed a level. Rinse and repeat.