Sayonara UmiharaKawase Puzzle Platform Game Out Now for the PS Vita
Agatsuma Entertainment published Sayonara UmiharaKawase Puzzle Platform Game for PS Vita priced at $19.99 US.
The gamer plays as a 20 year old backpacking Japanese sushi chef equiped with a fishing rod, a rubber fishing line and a fishing hook. The gamer must avoid obstacles such as enemies who resemble fish, conveyer belts, spikes, watery pits, time travel and more. The game gets progressively more difficult the deeper you get. (more…)
Almost Pinball from Oakland, CA based Red Adept is almost perfect played on the iPhone and iPad. Why do they call it Almost Pinball? They combined elements of pinball – the flippers, a ball, bumpers and obstacles with a physics/puzzle mechanic to make a really great pinball game.
Yes there’s a ball but the ball’s movement resembles a hard rubber ball like a lacrosse ball rather than a steel pinball. Its much harder to control the ball with the flippers as you would with a steel ball in a traditional pinball game. The Red Adept team lined in the inside walls of each play area with a soft bumper which can accelerate the ball’s velocity.
The play area resembles a physics action puzzler rather traditional pinball game with lights whistles and bells. It doesn’t matter – the game requires smart thinking in addition to the quick reflexes one needs to get a high score. Yes there’s multi-flippers and multi balls and a lot of fun. Almost Pinball blows away Zen Pinball. Almost Pinball costs $0.99
Free Lunch Design, the folks behind the classic arcade game Icy Tower 2, released the HD version of Dark Nebula Episode 1 with 12 new levels, Dark Nebula offers a spectacularly designed puzzle game with excellent labyrinth game mechanic appropriate for all fans of puzzle games on the iOS platform. (more…)
Sometimes being clingy can be a good thing especially in the new game from Florida based First 5 games called Cling described as a puzzle “pegformer” out on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices for $2.99 plus in app purchases of gumdrop packs to accelerate your progress with the pegs. (more…)
A new game called Cross the Line presents an interesting challenge for us because we can’t decide if the folks behind this game Chilibite Games(the publisher) and Codi Games (The creator) are lazy or brilliant. Consumers can play this puzzle game on both the iOS and Android platforms for $1.99.
Cross The Line offers a deceptively simple physics puzzle game which takes place on a blackboard. You must direct a ball over a line with one single swipe, unlike physics puzzlers like Angry Birds where you may get three or four chances to destroy the target.
You can bounce the ball off objects like blocks and the wall while aiming for power-up earning stars. To be clear you aren’t using the slingshot like mechanic in many games like Angry Birds. You are simply flinging the ball once. The puzzles get extremely difficult for those of you who get lost in your showers.
Gotta love those ambient music playing iOS puzzle games. We have been addicted to one called Connectrode since March of 2012. Then we discovered Dark Nebula and now comes Freeze!from German based Frozen Gun Games. (more…)
What do you get when you blend Disney’s Where’s My Water with Rovio’s Angry Birds? A game called Atomic Frogs from Cocos Games available both in a free limited version and a full paid version ($1.99) for the IPhone and IPad. (more…)
We have been playing Angry Birds Stars since its release on last Thursday and have a thought.
Angry Birds Star Wars overall game experience, while fun, unique and entertaining will extract more money from you than previous versions of Angry Birds. We paid $0.99 for which gave us access to two worlds, Tatooine and the Death Star. You have to pay anywhere from $1.99 to $19.99 to access more sections of Angry Birds Star Wars.
Rovio partnered with Lucas Films to bring this game to market. When these kind of partnerships happen money exchanges hands. Generally company A, in this case Rovio, pays company B, Lucas Films for the rights to Star Wars Franchise. Rovio may have paid Lucas Films an upfront licensing fee or they may simply share a percentage of the revenue or a combination of both. Either way Rovio operates as a for profit business so they are going to generate as must revenue and profit as possible.
Angry Birds Star Wars does offer unique game play. For you example can use Luke’s light saber to deflect the Storm Troopers laser blasts into objects to inflict damage. This can prove to be difficult when you send Luke flying through the air with the laser blasts coming at you to destroy the special golden eggs. We wonder if anyone will attempt to clone this game mechanic.
Use the force Bird. Use the force. But don’t forget your light saber.
Two mega franchises of the last forty years, Lucas Films and Rovio have joined forces to release Angry Birds Star Wars, which tells the iconic story of space rebellion using Rovio’s birds & pigs and some physics. (more…)
Amazing Alex, Rovio’s new mobile game out today for iOS and Android disappoints with unoriginal and uninspired game play. In Amazing Alex the game player solves levels by guiding objects like soccer and tennis balls down from books shelves into baskets. Children will enjoy this game because Amazing Alex offers may highlighted hints to solve each level. Games like “The Package from Rock Package Games” offer better more challenging game play.
Amazing Alex game players can also create their own levels which does will appeal to the more creative individuals.
Rovio offers this description of Amazing Alex.
“Amazing Alex has a set of 35 fully interactive objects just waiting to be set in motion. Fans can set the objects up to bounce, pop, ricochet, bash, and crash into each other and create an elaborate Rube Goldberg device! With a houseful of toys to play with, there’s more than one right answer. Fans can share their most creative solutions with friends and see what they came up with. With 100 challenging levels across four fun-filled locations, there’s a whole world of creations to explore!
It’s not just about playing existing levels – anyone can design their own! Fans can create their own challenges and share them, either with friends or with the whole world. With other fans constantly creating and uploading new levels, there are always new challenges to check out!”
Independent game Developer Pentaloop released Candy Toss, a physics based puzzle game for the iOS game download priced at $0.99. Candy Toss features Melons and Mango the two main characters. Mango must feed Melon by tossing candy over, through and off various obstacles. The game has its moments but the game play looks a lot like many of the physics puzzle games submitted to us for reviews.