Category Archives: Android

Hidden Folks [$2.99] is pretty damn great. The hand drawn hidden objects or folks in this case game is on a number of end of year lists on iOS. Imagine Where’s Waldo but on a touch screen with superb interactions and hand drawn art and you get Hidden Folks. To celebrate the holidays and the Android release from the looks of things, it is now 25% off on iOS. Read our glowing review of it here. Watch the original trailer for the game below:..

'Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS' Is Now Available on the App Store

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth [Free] is one of the few Ace Attorney games that hadn’t hit iOS and Android. Over the last few years, Capcom has been porting everything Ace Attorney to mobile platforms and we couldn’t be happier. They recently released Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice which is the sixth mainline entry. Read our review of it here. While there are obviously some releases like The Great Ace Attorney that will likely not be released in English, INVESTIGATIONS has a DS English release and it is now available on the App Store. Watch the Japanese trailer below:..




If you do your gaming on the Android side of the ocean and are looking for some good games to play, check out Google Play's Best of 2017 awards for inspiration. The most popular new games of the year were Super Mario Run, Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Magic Tiles 3, CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, and Ballz (which was also big on iOS). The Most Competitive list had some cool entries, including Clash Royale, Transformers: Forged to Fight (whose latest update adds Megatron to the fighting mix), Battle Bay, and Fire Emblem Heroes. Animal Crossing made the Most Social list along with Minecraft (which I don't always think of as social but the Better Together update has definitely helped in that respect)...

Carcassonne is a great board game that's seen a great iOS adaptation, but today Android users have reasons to be happy too. Asmodee Digital has remade the classic board game and released it on Android (the iOS version stays as is since Coding Monkeys has the rights for that one), and it looks like it's a great version of the classic game. Specifically, the new Carcassonne is a 3D version of the game (you can also play it in 2D if you prefer) with brand new artwork, hotseat multiplayer as well as asynchronous online play (cross-platform with the Steam version of the game), updated AI opponents, ranked games, and more...

Bandai Namco Entertainment Announces 'My Tamagotchi Forever' for iOS and Android

Bandai Namco Entertainment just announced My Tamagotchi Forever for iOS and Android devices. The original Tamagotchi took everyone’s heart 2 decades ago and there’s a new generation of both Tamagotchi and fans now. Developed by Paladin Studios, My Tamagotchi Forever will be a free to play release. It is currently planned for a worldwide release in 2018 but has soft launched in Canada. Check out the announcement trailer showing it off below:..

I don't own an Android device and aside from covering news that pertains to both iOS and Android I don't really follow the scene over on Google's platform. But I'm pretty certain that none of Capcom's mobile iterations of Street Fighter have been on Android devices in the past, at least officially. Which makes today's news especially exciting for Android gamers as the Capcom Mobile Twitter account has tweeted out that they're looking for beta testers for the forthcoming Android version of Street Fighter IV Champion Edition [$4.99]. The tweet comes with a link to a survey which you can fill out to drop your name in the hat of potential beta testers...

Android users, get ready for real-time multiplayer races because Sonic Forces: Speed Battle has hit Android today after two weeks being an iOS exclusive. The game has been pretty popular, with 2 million downloads in its first 2 weeks. This behind-the-back racer focuses on player-vs-player battles and features 15 characters and 12 tracks set across three environments (with more coming according to the game's developers). You build your roster of characters—as is always the case in games like this one—level up your squad, and run like crazy. And the game is cross-platform, so Android and iOS players will be racing together...

'Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition' Pre-Registration Is Now Live on Android

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is a mobile remake of the massive Final Fantasy XV that released last year on PS4 and Xbox One platforms. When Eli played the opening section of it, he was pretty impressed with how well it followed the console game. The one thing we were all skeptical about was pricing because it isn’t a secret that Final Fantasy XV has been a massive project spanning over a decade for consoles. There’s a new trailer for the pocket edition that you can watch below:..

Whether you're reading articles on a dedicated mobile gaming website, or talking about newfangled smartphone applications with your elderly relatives, the Monument Valley [$3.99] series surely needs no introduction. After achieving literal world domination of both the mobile gaming scene and popular culture through rave reviews and a House of Cards cameo, ustwo's artistic puzzle title made people take notice of the App Store as a place for serious, boundary-pushing releases - and inspired numerous imitations along the way. At Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote, the long-awaited follow-up Monument Valley 2 [$4.99] was announced out of nowhere, and predictably flew up the charts to become a huge success. However, one of the most common questions amongst our community has been when the Android version of the game will rear its head. Thankfully, after many months of waiting, Monument Valley 2 is finally available to download on the Google Play store for $4.99...

Razer's Gaming Smartphone Specs "Leak"

October 31st, 2017 11:31 AM EST by Eli Hodapp in Android, News

In the PC world, Razer has been a legendary brand as long as I can remember. What kicked off what we now know as "Razer" actually was a product by a company called Karna- The Razer Boomslang mouse. The Boomslang was unlike anything else available at the time, as the level of precision you could get playing games with it really made having the mouse feel like cheating at times. It didn't take long for loads of PC gamers in the late 90's to buy the mouse, as it was basically required equipment for anyone at a LAN party. The Razer brand was rebooted in 2005, but the overall theme of the company has remained unchanged: By gamers, for gamers, even if the specs seem weird or otherwise out of line with what the rest of the market is offering and that definitely seems to be the case with the "leaked" specs of their upcoming gamer-centric smartphone...

The Monument Valley games have managed to break out of the gaming world and into mainstream conversations, partly because of Monument Valley's appearance in House of Cards but also because for many (including Apple), they stand for everything mobile gaming can be: beautiful, perfectly designed, evocative. Monument Valley 2 [$4.99] has been very successful on iOS (topping the charts must faster than the original), and now it's time for it to find its way onto Android devices. Specifically, the game is coming to Android November 6th, as you can see at the end of the launch trailer below. The game should costs $4.99, just like the iOS version, and is definitely one you should grab if you like the genre...

After waiting for more than three years, Rocketcat Games and Madgarden finally released their magnum opus "Randomly Generated Road Trip Action-RPG" Death Road to Canada [$10.99] on iOS this past March. Spoiler alert: It's pretty good. Since then, the developers have been releasing content updates for both the desktop and iOS versions of the game, like the huge COCCYX update that hit in June and the massive DUODENUM update that released in August. Alongside all the critical acclaim and tasty content updates, there's one big question a certain segment of the mobile gaming audience has still been wondering: When is Death Road to Canada coming to Android? Well, the Android-porting wizards at Noodlecake Games finally have an answer: October 26th. ..

Ankama's Drag'n'Boom [Free] came out of nowhere and pleasantly surprised us with its fast, clever gameplay and fun ideas. Now it's the turn of Android players to burn medieval villages to the ground and kill unsuspecting soldiers who have really done nothing wrong and are just there serving their duty and country. I mean really, you should feel bad for raining fire from the skies. I did, briefly. As we talked about in our review of the game on iOS, Drag'n'Boom is a platformer that throws in some Matrix-like slow-mo moves that cleverly change the game's pace and make it more deliberate than you would think. Specifically, you play as a little dragon, flying over the medieval countryside and using your various kinds of bullets to take everyone out and reach the end of the level...

'Thimbleweed Park' is Now Available on Android

October 10th, 2017 12:02 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Android, News
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It's pretty rare these days when games don't simultaneously launch on both Android and iOS, but that was the case with the fabulous point and click adventure game Thimbleweed Park [$9.99] We mentioned last week that the Android version of the game would be hittong on the 10th, and like clockwork, the game is now available on Google Play. Back when it first hit the App Store, we posted a review by Shaun Musgrave who enjoyed the game quite a bit...

If you're an Android gamer, this story is for you. Google Play has been promoting the best Android games of Fall 2017 in its "Android Excellence" collection, and if you're an Android gamer, you probably won't be too surprised by the choices. The Android Excellence games for Fall 2017 are Asphalt 8, Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Castle Creeps, Crash of Cars, Dan the Man, Dawn of Titans, Dream Defense, Iron Marines, Karma.Incarnation 1., Postknight, Sky Force Reloaded, and Zombie Age 3. I've played most of the games in the list, and they are all fun for different reasons. Are there any Android games you would have included in the list?..

If you've been patiently waiting for the excellent adventure game Thimbleweed Park [$9.99] to hit your Android devices, you'll have to be a bit more patient because the game's release has been pushed back by a week. The game was originally going to be released October 3rd, but now it won't be available until October 10th. Not that big of a delay, but a delay nonetheless. The good news though, according to a developer blog post today, is that the Android build will support controllers, mouse and keyboard, and a wide range of hardware. Android devices come in a multitude of sizes and shapes, which makes development trickier and was the reason for the delay...

Monument Valley 2 [$3.99], the sequel to the gorgeous Monument Valley (which also happened to be one of Frank Underwood's favorite games in House of Cards), is getting closer to releasing on the Android side of the mobile world, and now you can pre-register for the game on Google Play. By heading over here, you can pre-register, which means you'll get a notification on your device once the game is actually released. Why would you want to be notified when Monument Valley 2 comes out? As we talked about in our review, the sequel to the landmark that was Monument Valley brings the same kind of visual magic as the original, even though it won't give you the challenge you might be seeking from a puzzle game. The game's focus is more on creating a certain feel through the sound and the art, so don't expect to have your brains tested; instead, go in expecting a serene experience...

'RuneScape Mobile' and 'Old School RuneScape' Announced for iOS and Android With PC Cross-Platform Play

RuneScape is a game that needs no introduction - ever since it redefined the Massively Multiplayer Online RPG genre upon its release in 2001, Jagex's fantasy opus has captivated an entire generation with its immersive yet accessible adventure action. Over the past few days, the developers have been teasing a major announcement for the now sixteen year old title, and today it has finally been revealed that an optimised mobile client for the current RuneScape, as well as the Old School retro alternative, will both be available for iOS and Android devices in 2018 and Winter 2017 respectively. Best of all, the mobile iterations of RuneScape will support cross-platform play, so you'll be able to take your battle-worn protagonist from the PC games with you seamlessly on the go...

If you're an Android player and like MMORPGs, you've probably already played Villagers & Heroes, which is also on PC and allows cross-platform gameplay. The developers are getting ready to expand the game's world with the upcoming Starfall expansion, which will add plenty of content as well as rework many of the game's features. First of all, Starfall will raise the cap level to 90 and gradually add new seven zones and new bosses. Those two changes should give players plenty to do...

We've been all about Supercell's Brawl Stars since it soft launched last week. The game hits a perfect balance of scratching the MOBA itch with play sessions that last only a couple minutes, and being a Supercell game, it's just ridiculously accessible so anyone can enjoy it. The problem is, right now the game is only soft launched on iOS, leading Android gamers who are hungry to join in on the fun falling for endless scams from anyone promising to have a Brawl Stars APK download link. I guess this is nothing new in the Android world, and if you're curious what these scams look like, check out this video which (as of this writing) has 60k views. All following the steps in this video even amount to is installing a bunch of stuff through a referral link which undoubtedly the video creator is making money on:..

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