Friday Fun Mobile Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival!

Welcome to this week’s Friday Fun Mobile Review: Walking Dead: Road to Survival! This week the review is a little more mainstream than the typical unheard of randomness that I stumbled upon in the app store. This week I bring you Walking Dead: Road to survival. This is a Game based on the comic books not the tv show. Now some of the characters are the same just with a different look. You’ll see what I mean. Let’s get to it!

titleGame: Walking Dead: Road to Survival

Developer: Scopely

Platforms: Android, iOS

Objective:

Make the choices that lead to your survival

Game play:

The game play is easier than you would think. There isn’t much to do. Upgrade the features of the town to help with the story and creating and leveling your team. As you level up you can add or unlock higher level characters to create your team.

Now you will be responsible for building up your town to help train new fighters and creating enough food for them all which you can buy your way through or just grind it out. You can use resources to purchase player packs and increase your team. Now you are given choices to make throughout the game that will affect which way the game goes. they usually involve killing or not killing someone you don’t trust.

battleThe battles are comprised of waves of either zombies or other groups of survivors in order to advance in the story. The battles are turn based attacks from both sides. matching up the character types against whatever is weakest in the battle. There are multiple waves per battle so if you lose a character in the beginning of the battle they are gone but win the battle and you are fine.

Graphics and sound:

The graphics in this game are not bad for what they are. Barely moving stills. There is very little actual movement in the animation in this game. The movement is the animations programmed in when there are attacks being done. The character design is taken straight from the comic but no real work was put into the animations. The sound starts with an ominus backing track on the town screen which changes to an up tempo song with zombie noises during the attacking screens. As generic as you could get.

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Overall, I’m left wanting more from a game of this nature. I think that because of the TellTale games version of Walking dead i was hoping for something with a little more action and less point click gaming. While not bad the sound and graphics leave a lot to be desired. While the gameplay itself is practically non existant. This game is only a few steps away from playing itself. I give this game a 3 out of 5.

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This has been Friday Fun Mobile Review: Walking dead: Road to Survival! Game review number 155. Thanks for stopping by! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below

Friday Fun Mobile Review: EA Sports UFC

Welcome to the new home of mobile reviews Friday! We are starting with Ea Sports UFC. Sometimes you need to play a sports game that involves punching, kicking and contorting your opponent into begging for it to stop. Welcome to Friday Fun Mobile Review: EA Sports UFC!

ufcGame: EA Sports UFC

Developer: EA Sports

Platforms: Android, iOS

fighterObjective:

Absolutely punish your opponent in the octagon.

Game play:

You start the game with 1 fighter but as you progress you can unlock over 70 fighters over 4 different weight classes, either by randomly receiving the card in an fighter box or by spending the dough to buy them with gold coins. Using the points you unlock you can upgrade your fighter’s moves and by doing so gaining levels and unlocking more moves.

As with most games of this type on a mobile platform you only have a series of tape or swipes to perform moves. High tap, low tap for simple strikes. Swipe high forward or low for stronger hits or swipe back to block or dodge a hit. Now this is where the game gets weird. Instead of having a swipe pattern to do high profile moves the game takes on more of a card style play. Consecutive hits or blocks draws you a move card that represents a high profile move, superman punch, backhanded punch, double leg takedown etc. It’s still easy to pick up and play.

levelsThere are also events every few days where if you qualify via weight class and win you can fight a high profile fight. Example being that currently they have a Bruce Lee event where you can fight as and fight against Bruce Lee. Along with these events sometimes comes a special pack unlock with bonuses that you can use for upgrades and special fighters

Graphics and sound:

The graphics are comparable to any console sports game on the xbox 360 or Ps3. Which for a mobile game is saying a lot. You can tell that it’s a real human person that you are punching in the face. Also, the animations that happen when you knock someone out make me laugh with such examples as the horizontal frankenstein or the sleeping toddler. Enjoyable by themselves. A generic intro track and crowd noises are all this game really needs but let’s be honest, if there’s no commentators you aren’t listening to the background noises of the game.

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Overall, despite the stigma that EA has with being a crap company they make good games. This is no different. I could’ve done without the mobile game style of unlocking characters but it’s the norm. The gameplay combined with the sound and graphics make for a good time of you are spending a decent amount of time playing This game. I give it a 5 out of 5 coins.

5outof5This has been Friday Fun Mobile Review: As sports ufc! Game number 151 that I Have reviewed. Thanks for stopping by! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below

Thursday Review: Agar.io

Welcome to day 4 of this special week in reviews! One more day left in this week of reviews. Today is a game called Agar.io, feed your orb and absorb others to become king orb! Welcome to Thursday’s review: Agar.io!

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Game: Agar.io
Developer: miniclip.com
Platforms: Android, iOS

Objective:
Absorb the enemy without being absorb.

Game play:
The objective pretty much explained it… Wish i were kidding. part of the reason i didnt review this game sooner was because of the simplicity of the game. There really isn’t much to the game. Pick your direction and run. Avoiding the bigger circles and eating your way to the top.

There are two other controls split and eject mass. Splitting allows you to have multiple blobs under your control. Ejecting allows you to make your blob smaller in an emergency situation. However that is all of the controls and all of the game play. Run away!

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Graphics and sound:
The graphics match the game. Simple and to the point. just colored circles travelling around what looks like a sheet of graph paper. As far as sound….There is none. No sound effects, no music. None.

Overall:
Overall, i feel like there isn’t enough here to be considered a game. 3 controls, no real graphics, no sounds. The action of the game is good but not enough to make up for the lack of everything else. I give this game a 1 out of 5.

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Mobile Monday Review: Slayin!

Ladies and Gents, Welcome to this week’s edition of Mobile Monday Review: Slayin! I am back from my week of fun in the sun and i did not come without a game review for you to read on Monday like you are accustomed too! This week brings a retro style “Endless Rpg” and it is tons of fun!

titleGame: Slayin
Developer: FDG Entertainment GmbH & Co.KG
Platforms: Android, iOS

Object:

Slay as much as possible!

characterGame play:

Choose a character and begin your journey! There are 6 characters that you can eventually unlock or purchase the in game points known as fame to unlock. knight, wizard, knave, archer, tamer and ninja can all be unlocked. Each with their own special abilities, weapons, and armor or specialties.

The gameplay itself is simple slay everything in the back and forth endless adventure to gain levels, gold and treasure that will help you stay alive and continue on the adventure. This “endless rpg” goes until you can’t health wise. You gain levels for different amounts of enemies you slay however the real challenge is the difficult bosses every 10 levels you gain.

Three different game modes, adventure, advanced and boss trial. Adventure and Advanced are basically the same, the only difference being that you start at level 81 with 500 gold in advanced which makes things harder. The boss trial is just that. Beat the bosses in the shortest amount of time possible.

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The retro graphics and chiptune backing track/sound effects are exactly what a game like this calls for. The side scrolling view adds to the retro feel and makes it more enjoyable. Well done on all accounts of the graphics and sound.

Overall:

Overall, everything in this game works. The graphics, the sound and the gameplay all come together and mesh to leave you loving the adventure and coming back for more. I can easily give this game a 5 out of 5 and recommend that you play it.

5outof5Thanks for tuning in to this week’s Mobile Monday Review: Slayin! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below! Tune in again next week for another Mobile Monday Review!

Mobile Monday Review: Escaping the Prison!

Welcome to Mobile Monday Review! Sometimes you stumble across a game that you played before on a different platform and think, “hey, maybe I should revisit that game on this platform” Usually, you should pass. That’s what I found this week. I give to you Mobile Monday Review: Escaping the Prison!

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Game: Escaping the Prison
Developer: PuffballsUnited
Platforms: iOS and Android

This was a game that I originally played on a website I use to frequent Newgrounds.com full of flash games and cartoons for months. The games are always quick and small to kill a few minutes. Perfect for a midday break. How does it translate to mobile? Lets get to it.

Object:
Make the right choices to survive the escape!

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Game play:

This is a simple game even for a mobile platform. Make choices and succeed in escaping this prison. Guide your stick figure through 3 escapes and 18 failures. That’s all there is to this game. Select your option and follow the story. That’s it. There are a few different interactive points where you select the item to escape with and in the event of being shot at you can dodge up and down, but they out number you and take you out.

Sound and Graphics:

Stick figure art and Microsoft paint graphics make up this game. The voices and sound are as simplistic as it gets. There were no improvements made on any of this from the web version.

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Overall:

Overall, the simplistic game is great to kill a few minutes online, however, not really worth the effort of installing from the app store for your mobile device. Nothing changed and its more frustrating than it is entertaining. I give this a 2 out of 5.

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Mobile Monday Review: Crossy Road!

Ladies and Gents, Welcome to this weeks edition of Mobile Monday Review! I find it difficult to pick a game to review each week based on what I’m playing so many games come my way or I forget to play something new because I’m hooked on an old game. However, sometimes you find a game that is thrown at you from so many angles like this one! Lets do it! Mobile Monday Review: Crossy Road! Starts right now!

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Game: Crossy Road

Developer: Yodo1 Games

Platforms: Android & iOS

Object:

Cross as many roads, train tracks, and rivers as possible without meeting a terrible fate.

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Game play:

The game is exactly what it sounds like. Using one of many characters available, Lovely Bunny, Crossy chicken, Old Wizard, Hipster Whale, or my personal favorite the floppy fish, survive the trip across the roads, rivers, and train tracks.

In this updated version of Frogger, simple game play with simple commands. 5 million downloads can’t be wrong can they? Tapping or swiping in the direction, moving to avoid obstacles. Collecting coins but most of all keep moving or you will be swept up by a majestic bald eagle.

Collect coins along the way and through the bonus every 6 minutes to unlock one of the hundreds of characters to use to crossy the road!

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Sound and Graphics:

Using pixel art and simple sound effects the creators of this game successfully created the next flappy bird. The graphics are entertaining in that the characters all have little changes to change the game. Floppy fish flops across the road while the Old wizard zaps trees that he is annoyed with. The sound effects are enough while being simple at the same time.

Overall:

Overall, There’s not much to complain about as far as this game goes. While it is simple and seems like a joke of a game. It’s a mobile game through and through. Simple and short to allow quick games when you have a few moments to kill. The pixel art combined with the not bad game play and the simple sounds make this a great mobile game to play when you have a few moments to kill. 5 out of 5.

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Mobile Monday Review: Lyne!

Welcome to this week’s Mobile Monday Review: Lyne! We tweaked the mind and exercise your puzzle solving ability in this weeks game Lyne! Infuriating puzzle week!

titleGame: Lyne

Developer: Thomas Baker

Platforms: Android & iOS

Object:
All you need to do is connect the shapes!

Game play:
This simplistic looking game will drive you up a wall. Increasing in difficulty, the number of different shapes per level and the amount of connectors make this an infuriating game to play. The gameplay like the rest of the game is simplistic. Use your figure to connect the shapes finish the line.

Starting with one of the marked shapes and connect the other shapes through the hubs making sure to create a solid line to finish the level. That’s it. Adult puzzling connect the dots.

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The graphics are simple and refined at the same time. I love this trend of artistic simplicity. There is a slight backing track, low and ominous not over powering at all. The connecting sound effects are on display here but honestly you won’t notice because it’s not a sound type of game.

gp2Overall:
Overall, It’s not a bad game, typical artistic puzzle game. However, the game gets irritating and boring after a while, not something I see someone playing for hours on end. I could always be wrong The graphics and sound come together nicely for a packaged headache of frustration. I give this game a 4 out of 5.

4outof5Thanks for tuning in to this week’s Mobile Monday Review: Lyne! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below! Tune in again next week for another Mobile Monday Review!

 

Mobile Monday Review: Top 5 mobile games of 2014!

It’s time for part 2 of the year end wrap up for Mobile Monday Review! Last week i gave you the Bottom 5 games i played in the past year. This week it is the top 5! The link to each full review will be at the end of the paragraph so you can revisit it as well!

5. World of Thingies

thingietitleGame: World of Thingies
Developer: :Dena
Published by: Mobage
Platform: iOS and Android

Ah thingies. Everyone loves a good thingie. Here is a world of them! The graphics, music and sound effects in the game all come together to create a fun experience for the two weeks(?) i spent playing the game.  Although the time spent waiting to play the alloted games was a little too much. Fun but i need to be able to pick up and play when i want. 4 out of 5 http://insertcointobegin.com/2014/06/30/mobile-monday-world-thingies-review/

4outof54. Bio Inc.

bioGame: Bio Inc
Developer: Dry Gin Studios
Platforms: iOS and Android

Use collected points to take out 12 patients that have 12 different immune systems and weaknesses using the ultimate virus that you put together before the doctors and their bodies can save them. The ominous backing track, the layout of the body graphically, combined with the difficulty increasing puzzle. As all puzzles, this game increases in difficulty. Although, you don’t get angry at this. 5 out of 5. http://insertcointobegin.com/2014/10/13/mobile-monday-review-bio-inc/
5outof53.Five nights at Freddie’s

5nightsGame: Five Nights at Freddy’s
Developer: Scott Cawthorn
Platforms: Android, iOS

One of the few suggestions of the year that I ended up liking. The background noises combined with the gritty visual of the security cameras made for a great overall experience alone. However add in the fact that things will jump out at you or move slightly hoping you dont notice make it a great game. A Great overall horror feel. 5 out of 5. http://insertcointobegin.com/2014/11/03/mobile-monday-review-five-nights-freddys/

5outof52. Nun Attack: Run and Gun
NUNGame: Nun Attack: Run & Gun
Developer: Frima Studio Inc
Platforms:  Android, iOS

I came across this game while recording an episode of Boss Battle. The name alone was enough for me to download and spend some time playing this game.(it’s still on my phone.) Sometimes you just need to guide a sister of christ through a gauntlet of demons and witches excercises souls with large guns! The sound, graphics, and game play is entertaining from start to finish. 5 out of 5. http://insertcointobegin.com/2014/12/08/mobile-monday-review-nun-attack-run-gun/

5outof51. Thomas was Alone.
ThomasGame: Thomas Was Alone
Developer: Mike Bithell Games
Platform: Android, iOS, PC, MAC, PS3, Vita

Thomas was Alone is by far the best mobile game i played out of the 40 or so i played this year and possible the past few years. The story, the backing track, the simplistic graphics all came together nicely. The creators ability to bring real life to to simple shapes takes real skill. There are no real down points to the game. I would play this game on what ever platform you have available. 5 out of 5. http://insertcointobegin.com/2014/08/11/mobile-monday-review-thomas-alone/

5outof5Well friends, That’s this years Mobile Monday Review: Top 5 mobile games of 2014! So many mobile games come and gone. So many mobile games yet to come! Time to get started on next years Mobile Monday Reviews!

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Mobile Monday Review: Nun Attack: Run & Gun!

Bless me father for I have sinned. It has been 20 minutes since my last confession. If by confession you mean running around with a gun and blasting unholy creatures to save the world that is! Welcome to Mobile Monday Review: Nun Attack: Run & Gun! If you listen to Boss Battle(available on the Sorgatron media network! http://sorgatronmedia.com/), then you know I stumble upon this gem last week during the show and it is awesome!

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Game: Nun Attack: Run & Gun
Developer: Frima Studio Inc
Platforms:  Android, iOS

Object:

This is were I normally tell you what the goal is. However they have an awesome trailer for that!

Game play:

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This is a endless run game similar to a Temple Run so the controls are simple enough. Dodge Duck Dip Dive Dodge… wait that’s not it… Oh right. Jump, double jump, duck, slide and shoot. That’s all. Collect coins to power up your sister of faith and dodge enemies, obstacles, and pits to survive longer and score more loot.
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With 6 Nuns to unlock each with their own bonuses the game can go on and on. Use the coins earned to increase the bonus items and nun stats. Play long enough and they let you test the other nuns with out having to unlock them. As you run you can pick up power ups that increase the damage, life you have, or double the coins. Tons of holy reckoning fun!

Sound and Graphics:
The sound of the game is something that you wont hear often if you are like me and play on the go with music on. However, when you play with the sound you will not be disappointed. A shaft/Charlies angels-esqe music and appropriate weapon sound effects are well done and not to be missed. The graphics make this simple game well worth playing. The amount of time spent in making the game look great goes far above what others in the genre have done. ?

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Overall:

Overall, this game is not a mistake at all. The sound, graphics and quick(or long gameplay depending on how good you are) games are entertaining from start to finish. As this is a sequel to the original I am downloading the original to see what its like as I type this. A solid 5 out of 5 and I highly recommend you play this game.

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Mobile Monday Review: Brain Wars!

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to this weeks Mobile Monday Review: Brain Wars! This is the second part of the Rizztofer suggestion he gave me two weeks ago. My verdict? see the score and decide for yourself!

titleGame: Brain Wars

Developer: Translimit Inc

?Platforms: Android, iOs

Object:

Speed through puzzles and problem solve with the quickness in an attempt to out score your opponent and put their problem solving skills to shame.

menuGame play:

Play with friends, stranger, or friends/strangers high scores. You start the game and instantly have to go through a round yourself to set the “Ghost” score that people face if you cannot log into the game fast enough. Friends can challenge you whenever and the game gives you a chance to log in and face the challenge, but if you can’t make it then no worries you set your score already!

games1Each game is a 3 round battle of speedy smarts. you play 3 of 18 games in hopes that you can use the fingers faster than your opponent and rack up the points. Each game gives you three random games or you can use in game coins to pick the game you play. The games range in type from memorization to reaction speed. Tap or slide your way to victory.

Sound and Graphics:

The graphics in this game are simple and thats what they need to be. Animations for when the questioned is answered but thats about it. Nothing more than whats needed. The Sound will be missed considering that most likely this game is played on mute since its not a required part of the game. Both of these are well done.

games2Overall:
Overall, the game does well in distinguishing itself from the other brain games out there by allowing you to challenge other players. The music and sound effects in the game often go unnoticed because the game doesn’t rely heavily on the two and the graphics are what they need to be, nothing more. i give this game a 4 out of 5!

4outof5Thanks for tuning in to this week’s Mobile Monday Review: Brain Wars! Have a game you think I should review? Email me at chachisays@gmail.com, hit me up on twitter @chachisays, or leave a comment below! Tune in again next week for another Mobile Monday Review!