Weekend fun: Rovio’s Bad Piggies now available for Android and iOS

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Sep 282012

Rovio yesterday released Bad Piggies, its first Angry Birds spinoff. This time, the Pigs are the protagonists in a game that combines elements of both the Angry Bird franchise and Amazing Alex.

The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again — but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation!

The game features 60 levels with an additional 30 to be unlocked by three-starring levels. There is even an “ultra-special, ultra-secret, ultra-difficult sandbox level.” Over 30 objects, including motors, wings, and bottle rockets, can be used to create driving and flying machines.

Bad Piggies is free for Android devices in both standard and HD versions and CA$0.99 for iOS devices. In-app payments will get you the help of the Mechanic Pig who will build your vehicles if you get stuck.

Read more: Google Play (Standard), Google Play (HD), and iTunes

Weekend fun: Machinarium

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May 252012

The puzzle game Machinarium has made its way to Android. In it, a clever little robot named Josef must rescue his robot girlfriend. He faces off against the wicked Black Cap Brotherhood robots and must solve puzzles, quests, brain teasers and mini-games to get rid of them.

The game features hand-drawn background and characters. Comic bubbles and symbols are used to advance the plot and Josef’s quest.

Hothead Games warns that the current version (1.0) of the game is designed for higher resolution devices such as tablets and higher-end smartphones. Future updates will improve playability on smaller resolution screens in the future but no timeline is provided.

Machinarium is available for US$3.99 from the Google Play store.

Weekend fun: Amazing Alex coming soon from Rovio

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May 112012

Rovio has shed a little more light on the game that will follow up its Angry Birds franchise. As expected, the game will be based on the iOS game Casey’s Contraptions but will be renamed to Amazing Alex. It will focus on Alex, “a curious young boy who loves to build things,” and will feature some educational elements.

Amazing Alex

Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said “quality pressure is high” as he talked about a follow up to the extremely successful Angry Birds franchise.

Amazing Alex should be out within the next two months. It is not yet known what operating systems will be supported.

Read more: Amazing Alex (Source: TNW Mobile)

Weekend fun: Python Bytes – Monty Python Series 1 for iOS devices

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Apr 272012

If you’re looking for a good laugh this weekend, you’re bound to find it with Monty Python. They have just launched their first Monty PyPhone app for iOS devices, promising that it’s “probably the most fun you can have with one hand.”

Python Bytes is the first of the official Monty PyPhone Series apps. It brings you the 22 best sketches from the first series of the legendary Monty Python TV shows. Not just that, it has back-stories about the sketches from the Pythons themselves.

Python Bytes is complete anarchy. Just shake your iPhone and up pops another random sketch.

Among the sketches are the classic “Dead Parrot,” and “Lumberjack Song.” I still crack up when I hear that the parrot is “pining for the fjords.”

Python Bytes – Monty Python Series 1 is available from iTunes for US$2.99 (for when Youtube Monty sketches are out of reach).

Read more: Python Bytes – Monty Python Series 1

Weekend fun: Plants vs. Zombies enhanced for more mayhem

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Apr 202012

Plants vs. ZombiesGood news for Plants vs. Zombies fans! An update means that it’s time to once again prevent those fun-loving zombies from invading your home. Use your arsenal of zombie-zapping plants, including peashooters, wall-nuts, and cherry bombs to “mulchify 26 types of zombies before they break down your door.” The iPhone and iPad version have been enhanced just in time for the weekend.

The iPhone version sports nine new levels where zombies hide in vases, four new achievements proving “your zombie-zapping prowess,” and new coin packs for purchase on the Main Menu. And who knew that zombies could now speak French, Italian, German and Spanish!

The iPad version comes with the same features and also adds a new Zen Garden where you can “relax and start a plant collection in your Zen Garden.” A new “I, Zombie” mode also lets change sides and lets you help the zombies past the plants to their brainy rewards. There are even more new achievements (28 in all) as well.

Both Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies are available from the App Store for US$2.99 and US$6.99 respectively.

The Android version has not been updated with these new features yet.

Read more: Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies HD

Weekend fun: Angry Birds go to the Tropics

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Apr 132012

Angry BirdsThe Angry Birds are returning to Earth for some R&R after their space adventures. The latest Angry Birds installment, version 2.1.0 on the Android platform, adds 15 tropical levels.

It’s a beautiful day at the beach… til the pigs show up! Can the Angry Birds rescue their eggs in time to have some fun in the sun?

Have fun but don’t forget the sunscreen…

Read more: Google Play

Weekend fun: The Hero for iPhone

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Apr 232010

The Hero

The weekend is here and it’s time to relax a bit by catching falling babies, dousing towering infernos, battling giant insects and thwacking thieving crooks for fame and adulation – all on your iPhone. The Hero is a lightning-fast arcade romp that sizzles with comic book style, sassy characters and superhuman gameplay.

Fly to the rescue, arcing gracefully through gorgeous cityscapes as you speed to the aid of scores of helpless victims. Call upon Freeze, Boom and Zapp powers to wallop Dr. Hubbub’s evil henchmen into submission.

Fill the Fame meter and The Hero’s ego by dishing out high fives to your adoring fans as you soar past their windows.

The game features two game modes (Campaign and the endless Survival Mode), three super powers to choose from, 20 different types of foes including snake bots and zombies, 20 types of awards, online leader boards, and an enhanced mode for the iPhone 3GS offering game speeds up to 60fps.

The Hero is available for US$1.99 from our affiliate Clickgamer. Unfortunately, a trial version is not available.

Weekend fun: Flight Commander

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Nov 062009

Flight Commander

I cannot imagine that being an air traffic controller is on the list of most stress-free jobs. But this weekend, maybe you can relax pretending to be one with Flight Commander.

Flight commander give you control of the air space where arriving planes need your help. Show them the right route to the right landing zones and avoid collisions.

The game offers two different airports requiring different strategies, two additional game modes, and real life airport recordings. It is compatible with Windows Mobile 6.x devices.

Flight Commander is available for US$9.95 from our affiliate Clickgamer. Unfortunately, no trial version is available.

Weekend fun: Activision Anthology

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Oct 022009

Activision Anthology

It’s time for a blast from the past. The Activision Anthology brings together three classic games from the 1980s.

Platform, Action, Shoot’em-Up: Three legendary hits for the price of One, with Activision Anthology on mobile. H.E.R.O. will let you fly and jump through endless tunnels to rescue the trapped miners. Play the legendary game Pitfall! and travel through 255 screens of jungle in a hunt for treasure. In River Raid you pilot a fighter plane and shoot whatever crosses your path!

The game is compatible with Windows Mobile (versions 2003 and up) as well as PalmOS and J2ME devices.

The Activision Anthology is available for US$9.95 from our affiliate Clickgamer. A trial version is also available.

Weekend fun: Spb Quads

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Sep 272009

SPB Quads

SPB Software has released its latest game. Spb Quads 1.0 is a new arcade game for Windows Mobile touchscreen devices.

The player’s goal is to reveal and mark rectangles’ corners of the same colors in a field filled with color bricks. The two modes in the game (time-limited and endless) effectively create two different scenarios of playing.

The game comes with two game modes, 6 different bonus types, online high scores, and a finger-friendly interface supporting all the modern resolutions of touchscreen devices. It is compatible with Windows Mobile (WM2003 and higher) devices with a touchscreen.

SPB Quads is available for US$9.95 from our affiliate Clickgamer. A trial version is also available.

Weekday fun: Spb Geo

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Jun 242009

Spb Geo

How well do you know the world’s capitals and national flags? With Spb Geo, the latest game from Spb Software House, you can find out.

Today’s global diversity is represented by 235 countries (including small islands and independent territories), 235 flags, and 234 capitals. SPB Geo Game allows sifting through this wealth of geographic images and names, trains memory, and literally widens one’s horizons in a fun way.

The game features two game game modes (Flags and Capitals), a 3D globe, an education animation and a finger friendly interface. It is available for Windows Mobile (5 and later versions) and Google Android devices.

Spb Geo is available for US$4.95 from our affiliate Handango. A trial version is also available.icon