Cut the Rope 2 released on Play Store

Cut the Rope 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the famous Android and iOS game Cut the Rope has finally hit the Play Store.

Cut the Rope is a physics based puzzler where you have to, well, cut the ropes to get a piece of candy in to the mouth of the most adorable green monster in video games ever. While doing so you need to collect stars to unlock new levels. The original game was an instant hit on both the platforms with people falling in love with the game instantly. The game even had quite a few little standalone expansions of sort. This is however the first full-fledged sequel.

The sequel does bring a lot of new additions to the game, some good while some are bad. For instance, there are a lot more places for Om Nom to explore, from lush forests which look absolutely gorgeous to Cities and even junkyards; you get to guide Om Nom as he tries to recover his beloved Candies. This time around however, Om Nom is joined by various new friends who help him in getting his candies back from the spiders who stole them.

  • • Roto can carry Om Nom to the best candy catching locations
  • • Lick can make small bridges with his tongue to help Om Nom reach his goal
  • • Blue can lift Om Nom to new levels of candy hunting fun
  • • Toss can throw objects, including candy
  • • Boo can scare Om Nom to jump to new heights

The most glaring change is the introduction of an energy system. So if you fail a level or restart a level you lose energy and when you lose your entire reserve, you either have to wait for it to refill over time or buy it with coins, which you earn. And if you run out of coins, you get to buy them thanks to in app purchases. There are no free versions where the levels up to which you can play is limited, but rather the app is free to download with support for in-app purchases. The game does have a little screen popping up at the beginning warning parents of in-app purchases, but I would rather have them release a demo and a fully functional game that needs to be bought.

Source: Play Store

Game Fever: Vector

It’s that time again, and this time it’s about a 2D side-scroller parkour game called Vector.

The story of the game is that you escape from the clutches of an opressive government that made the humans work like machines around the clock and you are that one guy who manages to escape from this horrible routine and make a run for it.

And this is when you get in action, because the game is all about running from the thugs who want to catch you, and as an office worker, one of your ‘main skills’ is to know parkour and free-running right? Fortunately, in this game I’m right, and the guys from Nekki made the game buttery smooth and a really enjoyable experience.

 

The controls are pretty basic but it’s all about timing, because you need to swipe over obstacles, or jumping high buildings and sliding under tight areas, all in very realistic and fluid movements. The graphics are really clean and minimalistic, in tone with the simple story it tells, just enough to get you going crazy on the rooftops.

The game is free but with a smaller set of levels, unlocking them all requiring to make a small in-app purchase of only 99 cents, unleashing the full game.

One thing I notice about this game is that the loading times between screens(even when I’m not in the game itself) is pretty big, sometimes giving me the impression my device has frozen, but I’m pretty sure the devs are already working on improving the loading times, making the game a clean and nice experience, worthy of the dollar they ask for if you want to unlock the full game.

  • Price: Free (Unlock full game with $0.99)
  • Updated: February 8, 2013
  • Current Version: 1.0.0
  • Average rating: 4.3
  • Personal rating: 4.8
  • Alternatives: Free running
  • Where to get it: Google Play – Vector

Overall, the general impression is of a 2D version of Mirror’s Edge, and this isn’t a bad thing at all, because it’s nicely polished, with simple gameplay, and tons of fun. So why wait? Grab it while it’s hot!

 

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Game Fever: Temple Run 2

The first Friday Game Fever app that gets our attention is of course this week’s most popular one: Temple Run 2.

Android users had to wait for a week after the iOS launch of this critically acclaimed game.

A sequel to one of the most downloaded (170 million) Android games, it promises dozens of minutes of jumping, gliding, sliding, and falling while escaping with a cursed idol.

There are a lot of improvements on this sequel, in almost every aspect of the game.

Temple Run 2 Main Screen        Temple Run 2 Imangi Logo

The settings now have a quality bar so you can change the graphics to your device’s capabilities, and the overall UI is improved visually and functionally.

Temple Run 2 Options    Temple Run 2 Sliding Rope

The downside is that there is no sensitivity setting, and because of that, on some devices the tilting is too sensitive. Another downside is the lack of the exit button in the game, so you just press the home button to get out of it, and then just close it with the Android’s multitasking capabilities or just leave it there and get back to it.

But leaving these problems aside, Temple Run 2 is a really polished game. The graphics have recieved the HD treatment, with clear, crisp textures and buttery smooth experience. These improvement, despite the same/familiar gameplay, along with the new enviroments and new obstacles to surpass, make it a really enjoyable experience.

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Overall, Temple Run 2 is a really enjoyable experience, bringing a lot more than its predecessor, forgiving the small normal hiccups of an initial version. Since it’s free, you have no reason not to install it right now. 

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Need for Speed Most Wanted For Android

Need for Speed Most Wanted is now available for pretty much every platform, especially Android on the Google Play Store.

The game is powered by Autolog 2, an innovative online technology that automatically tracks and compares everything players do in the game against their friends, from earning Speed Points to achieving best race times and more. 

It also generates personalized gameplay recommendations, which are integrated throughout the open world, fueling competition and rivalries. If there’s someone to beat, you’ll find out. And you get to be chased by the cops, ram and total cop cars, flash past speed cameras and jump through billboards.

By popular demand you can now touch or tilt to steer a choice of over 35 cars. 

It’s priced at  $6.99 on the Google Play Store.

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Doom 3 Now Runs On Android

After Doom 3 was open-sourced in November last year, efforts had been made to improve th source code and port it to different platforms. Polish developer, Krzysztof Klinikowski has ported Doom 3 to Android and the below video shows Doom 3 running on HTC Desire HD (Android).

The game runs at 25-30 fps but the developer is hopeful of better performance. For the time being, we can just hope to have a taste of it in our devices soon

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The Dark Knight Rises For Android Now Available In Google Play Store

Gameloft, the publishers of popular games like Assassin’s Creed, has released The Dark Knight Rises for Android as the movie hits the theater. The game is available for $6.99, but is available only in the US at the moment, so we can’t test it.

The Dark Knight Rises Android

The epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy arrives on Android in the exclusive video game inspired by the movie.

So, here is the game description:

Become Batman and save Gotham City from the biggest threat it’s ever faced. After being gone for eight years, Bruce Wayne gets back into action as Batman. Waiting for him are the mysterious Selina Kyle and Bane, a lethal adversary on a crusade to tear apart Batman’s legacy piece by piece.

The Game Play
Dozens of missions plus random events will make you feel all the thrills of being a superhero. Deal with hostage situations, bomb squads, jailbreaks and car chases to prove that you’re the true protector of Gotham. A thrilling fighting system that puts you right in the heart of the action thanks to many different moves and cinematic effects. Collect items hidden within the city to unlock upgrades and new fighting skills for Batman.

Explore the entire city of Gotham and its different districts spread across a huge map and enjoy stunning graphics for total immersion in the dark universe of Batman.

Download The Dark Knight Rises from Google Play Store.

Amazing Alex Joins Angry Birds On Android

Rovio Mobile, the creator of Angry Birds, has finally launched Amazing Alex for Android devices. There are three editions of the game: free, paid and HD. The paid edition has 100 challenging levels whereas HD edition gives an awesome experience on tablets and latest Android devices which come with high definition displays.

Amazing Alex is a physics puzzle game where you move stuff around to accomplish tasks. The game reminds me of the extremely popular game Apparatus.

Amazing Alex is a bit on the lighter side. 

From cleaning up his room to battling cardboard robots in his backyard, Alex creates amazing chain reactions to get the job done with the maximum amount of fun! Now he has some challenges for you — and he wants to see the most creative solutions YOU can create!

With 100 challenging levels across four fun-filled locations, there’s a whole world of creations to explore!

You can download and install the game from the Google Play Store.

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Max Payne For Android Coming June 14th

Android is fast becoming a hub for popular games. Rockstar Games has confirmed that Max Payne Mobile is coming for select Android powered devices this Thursday, June 14th. This full classic Max Payne experience, is optimized for Android devices and features HD graphics, high-resolution textures, Social Club connectivity, user-customizable controls and gamepad support for select USB controllers.

Max Payne for Android will be available for $2.99 from the Google Play Store. The game is compatible with these smartphones: Motorola Razr,  Razr Maxx, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X,  HTC One S,  HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2,  Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player.

Max Payne also support major Android tablets including, Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, HTC Jetstream.

Max Payne

The above list covers most of the popular handsets. Keep an eye on our Google+ page to know more about the game.

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