Android Games Catch-All

ilduce620 wrote:

By the way, Super Hexagon is stupid hard...

checkm-8 wrote:

Also...any luck with anyone why Peggle is no longer on android?

You're right, it doesn't show up on my store, but I had it from an earlier Amazon Appstore download on my old phone (an HTC Inspire 4G), so I was able to pull it up in "My Apps" and get it installed on my new HTC One X. Works just fine!

Personally, I think it's more of a travesty that Popcap seems incapable of getting their games over to Android. Where the hell is Bejeweled 3, people?! It released in December of 2011 on iOS!

I guess maybe they don't like money?

Seems like Popcap is circling the drain these days, EA really seems to have screwed them up bad.

gore wrote:
ilduce620 wrote:

By the way, Super Hexagon is stupid hard...

checkm-8 wrote:

Also...any luck with anyone why Peggle is no longer on android?

You're right, it doesn't show up on my store, but I had it from an earlier Amazon Appstore download on my old phone (an HTC Inspire 4G), so I was able to pull it up in "My Apps" and get it installed on my new HTC One X. Works just fine!

Personally, I think it's more of a travesty that Popcap seems incapable of getting their games over to Android. Where the hell is Bejeweled 3, people?! It released in December of 2011 on iOS!

I guess maybe they don't like money?

Seems like *any company acquired by EA* is circling the drain these days, EA really seems to have screwed them up bad.

FTFY

The real shame of it all is that Electronic Arts used to be a game studio. One of the best, actually. Now they're nothing but a giant corporate tick on the @$$ of the video game industry.

Okay, not the best analogy, but you get my point.

To be fair, Popcap sucked at getting games out on Android well before being bought be EA.

Has anyone here mentioned that Galaxy on Fire 2 appears to be out for high-end android devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d... Anyone play it?

I'm downloading Dangerous Lite now, which will hopefully play well on my tiny old phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...

It claims to be "an epic 3D space combat RPG with a riveting story set in an open and living universe." I'll let you know.

Here's a link to the non-Sony version of Galaxy on Fire2.

Good grief. Even my Galaxy Nexus won't play that and it was top of the line a year ago. The Nexus 7 would cut it, though...

Got a Kindle Fire 8.9 for Christmas and I've been lurking in this thread for a while. Just wanted to say thanks for all the great game recommendations.

I've been enjoying King's Bounty Legions on my Nexus 7. It has a lot of the same graphics and sounds as the excellent PC versions, and an overland map that you can explore.
I imagine it will turn off a lot of people because of a few ugly things:
1) facebook integration
2) timer/stamina based recharge system for moves.
3) Online connection required at all times

However, I've enjoyed it, because you don't have to link a facebook account. If you play as a guest, you don't even have to register, and your progress is saved. If you don't mind being named player_547387890190 or similar, it's a great way to enjoy the game without getting burdened with all of the faceebook nonsense interaction opportunities.
Interestingly, many of the units from the series have name changes, and different abilities. It's also great to be able to read a bit of background on each unit.
The quests are nicely text-y, so if you enjoyed the verbose and often amusing quests/dialog in King's Bounty you'll find something to like here.

I wouldn't recommend it for any tablet less than 7 inches or so; even on the Nexus 7 the text is rather tiny. I'm pretty sure it requires a Tegra-powered tablet as well, so keep that in mind.
There is of course a lot of push for IAP, but so far I haven't found a need to purchase any of the crystal doodads. I'm playing it as a treadmill game, so it's great for 15-30 minute bursts. Then, by the time you're ready to play the next day, all of your stamina has recharged and you can have another reasonable play session.

My new addiction:

Cubes vs. Spheres

A deal at $0.99. Go find a video if you're hesitant.

Ooh, Boom Blox.

D-Man777 wrote:

My new addiction:

Cubes vs. Spheres

A deal at $0.99. Go find a video if you're hesitant.

I was just coming here to post that too . Very frantic pace.

And, though not really a game, Epic Citadel is a fancy looking benchmark using the unreal engine on android. Fun to roam around and take in the sights. Completely free.

I've also found that I prefer the game play of Contre Jour to that of Cut the Rope, really cool soundtrack too.

Just discovered Puzzle Quest 2 is available in the play store for my device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...

It runs well and has the same pricing model as that weird gauntlet legacy style game for the xbox 360 whose name escapes me for the moment. Anyway, first few quests are free for each of the 4 class types, you can pay for each class separately to play the full game, or $4 to unlock all four. Plays pretty well on my phone, not a terrible battery hog, surprisingly. Load screens are a bit long, but I don't care as the game is pretty good.

Yeah, it plays exactly like the other versions I've played. I forked over the full $4 for the game and outside of load times I don't have many complaints.

gore wrote:

Here's a link to the non-Sony version of Galaxy on Fire2.

Good grief. Even my Galaxy Nexus won't play that and it was top of the line a year ago. The Nexus 7 would cut it, though...

That game is surprisingly fun and playable on my Nexus 7. Definitely a keeper. I was very surprised, as playing actiony games on the thing is very hard.

I also want to give a recommendation on Heroes of Order & Chaos, a surprisingly competent MOBA.

maverickz wrote:
gore wrote:

Here's a link to the non-Sony version of Galaxy on Fire2.

Good grief. Even my Galaxy Nexus won't play that and it was top of the line a year ago. The Nexus 7 would cut it, though...

That game is surprisingly fun and playable on my Nexus 7. Definitely a keeper. I was very surprised, as playing actiony games on the thing is very hard.

I'm assuming it has an in app purchase charge. If so, how much?

Edit: Its free for the iPhone right now BTW.

EvilDead wrote:
maverickz wrote:
gore wrote:

Here's a link to the non-Sony version of Galaxy on Fire2.

Good grief. Even my Galaxy Nexus won't play that and it was top of the line a year ago. The Nexus 7 would cut it, though...

That game is surprisingly fun and playable on my Nexus 7. Definitely a keeper. I was very surprised, as playing actiony games on the thing is very hard.

I'm assuming it has an in app purchase charge. If so, how much?

Edit: Its free for the iPhone right now BTW.

Charge for what? I mean, maybe? I've only played a little bit of it and so far no one has asked me for any money.

maverickz wrote:
EvilDead wrote:
maverickz wrote:
gore wrote:

Here's a link to the non-Sony version of Galaxy on Fire2.

Good grief. Even my Galaxy Nexus won't play that and it was top of the line a year ago. The Nexus 7 would cut it, though...

That game is surprisingly fun and playable on my Nexus 7. Definitely a keeper. I was very surprised, as playing actiony games on the thing is very hard.

I'm assuming it has an in app purchase charge. If so, how much?

Edit: Its free for the iPhone right now BTW.

Charge for what? I mean, maybe? I've only played a little bit of it and so far no one has asked me for any money.

I just looked into it. The first solar system is unlocked but it is $15 to continue. That seems real sh*tty when it is free for the iOS right now and goes on sale for a buck in the apple app store often. Since I got my Nexus 7 in the summer I have noticed that Android gets the short end of the stick when it comes to deals. I downloaded the trial anyways to see how the graphics look on the bigger screen.

EvilDead wrote:
maverickz wrote:
EvilDead wrote:
maverickz wrote:
gore wrote:

Here's a link to the non-Sony version of Galaxy on Fire2.

Good grief. Even my Galaxy Nexus won't play that and it was top of the line a year ago. The Nexus 7 would cut it, though...

That game is surprisingly fun and playable on my Nexus 7. Definitely a keeper. I was very surprised, as playing actiony games on the thing is very hard.

I'm assuming it has an in app purchase charge. If so, how much?

Edit: Its free for the iPhone right now BTW.

Charge for what? I mean, maybe? I've only played a little bit of it and so far no one has asked me for any money.

I just looked into it. The first solar system is unlocked but it is $15 to continue. That seems real sh*tty when it is free for the iOS right now and goes on sale for a buck in the apple app store often. Since I got my Nexus 7 in the summer I have noticed that Android gets the short end of the stick when it comes to deals. I downloaded the trial anyways to see how the graphics look on the bigger screen.

Oh, I hadn't gotten that far. That's unfortunate, because it's pretty good for a tablet game. Oh well. At least I still have Neuroshima Hex.

I don't play many phone games, but I'm really digging Questlord (despite its lame name). It's an oldschool first person dungeon crawler with relatively simple mechanics but a fair degree of challenge.

AndrewA wrote:

I don't play many phone games, but I'm really digging Questlord (despite its lame name). It's an oldschool first person dungeon crawler with relatively simple mechanics but a fair degree of challenge.

You'll probably like Deadly Dungeons then too.

Oh nice - thanks.

Had to do a factory reset to fix some weird behavior. Lost my level 12 puzzle agent character and can't seem to restore from data or sd card. Blargh. Ah well.

Gf got me a Fire HD. What's the best way to get my Play content on the device besides downloading apks?

gore wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Gf got me a Fire HD. What's the best way to get my Play content on the device besides downloading apks?

Return it and get a Nexus 7?

If you want/need Goog's ecosystem on Amazon's tablet, you're gonna have to get your hax on.

That's fine, I'm curious what the best way to do that is.

garion333 wrote:

Gf got me a Fire HD. What's the best way to get my Play content on the device besides downloading apks?

Return it and get a Nexus 7?

If you want/need Goog's ecosystem on Amazon's tablet, you're gonna have to get your hax on.

garion333 wrote:
gore wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Gf got me a Fire HD. What's the best way to get my Play content on the device besides downloading apks?

Return it and get a Nexus 7?

If you want/need Goog's ecosystem on Amazon's tablet, you're gonna have to get your hax on.

That's fine, I'm curious what the best way to do that is.

I can't vouch for the best way since I haven't done it personally, but XDA-developers is usually a good place to start.

garion333 wrote:
gore wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Gf got me a Fire HD. What's the best way to get my Play content on the device besides downloading apks?

Return it and get a Nexus 7?

If you want/need Goog's ecosystem on Amazon's tablet, you're gonna have to get your hax on.

That's fine, I'm curious what the best way to do that is.

Edit: Nevermind, I skimmed your post. I think you would need to root it.

Lots of results for "root kindle add google play" but this one looks particularly promising.

Root if you actually want the Play store, but you can just transfer over apks. I use File Expert; go to your Apps in FE, select them, choose Backup, and it will create an apk for that app. Transfer the apk to the Fire, use File Expert there to click on it and install it. A bit clunky, but works to get your Play stuff over without rooting.

Oh, dear God. Just root!

Have any of you guys ever tried Nun Attack or A Space Shooter for Free on Android ?

I won't hide it, I'm from Frima Studio and we've made those games.
But I'm just curious to see how far we've reached : )

Don't flame me, I'm not spam heh