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Articles tagged with "Arcade"

Android App Video Review: Super Hexagon

This is pure, skill based arcade gameplay at its best. You have the simple, tactile goal of rotating a small triangle around a center shape by touching the respective sides of your screen, as walls close in on that center shape from all sides. This shape starts out as a hexagon, but it can suddenly ... Full Article »

January 23, 2013 5:15pm

Spend fewer quarters on these cool ‘80s arcade games for Android

I grew up in the 1980s and spent a ton of time and quarters at the arcade. This was our main form of gaming entertainment, since personal computers were not mainstream. It’s really neat to see some of the games getting ported to Android and other mobile devices. There are a lot of these classic ar ... Full Article »

June 25, 2012 5:30am

Android App Video Review: Peggle

This is a simple arcade game in which you launch balls from the top of the screen. The space below you is littered with differently colored pegs, and the only way to win is to hit and eliminate every orange colored peg before running out of balls. There are also purple pegs that multiply your score, ... Full Article »

April 22, 2012 12:32pm

Meltdown on Mars THD: A tale of two genres

At first glance, it’s easy to write off Meltdown on Mars THD as another mindless shooter. Dual virtual-joystick controls? Check. Waves of enemies? Check. Spend hours on the game only to realize you've played the same game under another tittle? Not really. If you've played Gun Bros or Dead on Arriv ... Full Article »

March 19, 2012 4:30pm

Android App Video Review: Shogun: Bullet Hell Shooter

The story is just as generic, ridiculous, and over the top as any good bullet hell shooter should be, but I’ll just skip the potatoes and move on to the meat of the game, a.k.a. the gameplay. You control a lone ship and face down hordes of enemy bogies. By touching the screen, you move your ship a ... Full Article »

March 12, 2012 2:38pm

Android App Video Review: Pinball Arcade

The four tables initially available are Ripley's Believe It or Not, Black Hole, Theater of Magic, and Tales of the Arabian Nights. Each one is masterfully recreated, using the same sound effects and mechanics as the original machines. Each table is very different and very fun, although sometimes the ... Full Article »

February 29, 2012 1:47pm

Android App Video Review: RAIDEN-Sky Force Ace

After booting the app up and starting a new game, you'll choose between three different pilots and several secondary weapons before heading into the tutorial. There is quite the variety to choose from. You control the ship by dragging it around the screen as it automatically fires up at the descendi ... Full Article »

February 13, 2012 1:25pm

Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots delivers a chip off the old block

Think back to the thrilling days of yesteryear. I’m talking wearing PJs and playing games with siblings on Saturday morning. Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots would be appropriate for many such memories. It sure is for me. This memory is now available for only 99 cents, and it’s certainly worth that ... Full Article »

December 18, 2011 4:30pm

Android App Video Review: Iron Wars

The game has you playing as random robotic rolling balls designed for combat and death. There is a campaign mode, as well as quick play and local multiplayer. There is no real story to speak of, and there are no specifically designed levels in the campaign. It's really just a drawn out tutorial usin ... Full Article »

December 13, 2011 2:22pm

Android App Video Review: Extreme Evasion

After a quick front loaded tutorial explaining what's what, you can pick from three modes and start playing. The stage mode is your basic campaign, with a series of unique and increasingly challenging levels. Here you're goal is usually to collect enough blue energy orbs, or some other item, to open ... Full Article »

December 9, 2011 1:12pm


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