James Cameron’s Avatar on Moto Defy+

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James Cameron’s Avatar on Moto Defy+

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Was surprised to find that this game is available for my phone!
wish i had it on my acer tab.. but the site says its not compatible 😦 probably only installs to 3g enabled devices only or something..
Anyway it works beautifully on the motorola Defy+ as you can see in the video.

The game is available on a range of android phones(approx 100mb in size) and tablets as well as most ios devices.

You can get it at the Gameloft site here

Heres my verdict so far..
The game controls are quite easy(may be different for other devices)..

to move the character around you use the nub(onscreen joystic). there are no camera controls whatsoever.. the camera is on rails.. like most gamers i hated this, however they make up for it with the range of movement you have.. a lot like in the God of War PSP games. You can jump, climb, do combinations and basically monkey your way around the terrain.. in a predetermined linear sort of way.
theres a button for attack which depending on your proximity to an enemy will
either shoot(if the target is within range)

or melee attack(if your right next to the target)

The action has pretty much been Tomb Raider style running, jumping etc.. bit of shooting here and there.
There was one level that was quite a lot of fun, it involved skating/surfing on this long sinuous tree branch/creeper thing.. and all you have to do is either jump or slide under the obstacles.. reminded me of that Disney Tarzan movie.

It broke the monotony of the platforming/action gameplay quite well. I will be coming back to this game soon 🙂

The story is interesting.. your playing as the first guy to control one of these avatar clone bodies. There is a narrative that is nice.. but the rest of the audio is just horrendous(for an Avatar game)..sounds a bit like a mario game.

I give it
Gameplay ?????
Graphics ????? (to be fair the graphics are good for such an old game)
Sound ?????
Fun Quotient ?????

The Dark Knight Returns on Acer Iconia A500

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Heres footage of The Dark Knight Returns android game running on my tablet. If your expecting gameplay like Arkham Asylum/City then you will be dissapointed… yet it is the best batman game on mobile devices right now.

Heres my Pros and Cons list, to help you decide if its worth buying.

Cons: with the camera and controls.. navigating batman through simple doorways.. is painful.. driving the batpod was more difficult than it had to be. batarang is not as affective as it is in the Arkham games.. here you hardly ever use it.. its a pointless device. there are no stealth takedowns. the batman model is quite detailed, however other characters are hilariously low-poly.. including selina kyle.. her catwoman alterego is slightly better though.

Pros: gliding is fun.rooftop vents that help boost you into the air are a welcome addition. combat is quite easy.. as you can see in the video i was just using one finger 😛 .. the grapler is as good as the one in the Arkham games.. artwork in the cutscenes is nice..

I played the game on an acer iconia A500(ICS). freeing up space helped make the game run smoothly. IMO having atleast 3gigs free.. tends to let games like this run smoothly.

Its available on the play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.Gloft
heres the official trailer

The Dark Night Rises Game and visuals in the video above are the property of Warner Brothers and DC comics

Frisbee Rush

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Discovered this game yesterday while researching toys, devices and applications that can be controlled via android.. after sifting through the usual parrotDrone type things and rc cars and robots.. pc remote control apps.. i found this amazing game!

The game runs in your browser using the Unity3D engine. The graphics are on par with Wii games. Your android or ios device becomes the controller via an app.

Note: on android its an Adobe Air app, so will need Adobe Air to be installed.. hence the entry level android devices that don't support adobe air will not work here.

When you start the app it gives you a simple code that you input into the desktop browser game, so that it can "pair" the devices.. this works over wifi(Ideal) as well as GPRS(GPRS worked better than i thought it would)..

Controls:
There are two ways to control the game..
1) flick the device.. not too accurate with my device.. may be better with yours
2) swipe across the screen to launch frisbees and tilt up or down to adjust pitch.. yaw does not seem to work.. but you can swipe diagonally to control that anyway.

Gameplay:
The gameplay is actually a lot more sophisticated than i thought at first. Apart from shooting frisbies to kill aliens, you can also shoot down projectiles that they hurl at you!(once you've had some practice).. Also there are certain objects in the level, hitting them can make it tougher or easier for you.. eg: hitting one of the Ferris wheels will slow down time! Hitting certain other objects will release more aliens.

My Testing Parameters
I tested this on my friend's Samsung Galaxy S as well as my Motorola Defy+. Both performed well. I even tested it over Wifi and GPRS.. no complaints, although it goes without saying that there may be noticeable lag over anything other than Wifi.

Give it a shot!
on your desktop go to frisbeerush.com
For Android get the app here
SIZE: 8.7M
PRICE: Free
Compatible with android devices supporting Adobe Air.

For IOS get it here
SIZE: 19.8 MB
PRICE: Free
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.