Something A Bit Different: Phantom Gear for SEGA Genesis!

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Having grown up with the first several generations of consoles – everything from an Atari 2600 to SEGA Genesis – I love it when developers try to go “retro”.  Some truly succeed, others produce admirable attempts, and like with everything else there are the ones that just don’t get it.  On the other hand, you have those that go to the extreme and rather than produce modern products that just look and feel retro, they actually make games for older systems.  Such is the case with Phantom Gear, a game headed for the SEGA Genesis.
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Android Games Roundup [7/31/19]

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I was hoping to get this roundup out in July, and it looks like I’ll be sneaking it in right under the wire. This time around I actually dug up a unique spin on the idea of trying to keep a balloon from popping, and I also found a cool one tap platformer that might just remind you of a certain fedora wearing history teacher. I covered a game that I originally reviewed on the iOS side as well, because I ran across it again and it turns out that it is still worth talking about. There’s a fun puzzle game, a surprisingly entertaining game featuring fancy purses, and then of course there were a couple of games that weren’t quite so worthwhile. Through it all, hopefully you’ll read about something that seems worth your time.
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Android Games Roundup [6/29/19]

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I’m back with another round of Android gaming goodness (and not so good-ness), and I made it just under the wire for a June release.  I apologize for the heavy leaning towards matching style games, but just consider it a match 3 debate (because those of us in the U.S. won’t have enough of those over the next year+).  I did get the chance to play a cool little platformer from a few years back that I didn’t know existed, and I also found another infinite runner that managed to keep me entertained for more than a few minutes.  On the flips side, half the matching games I checked out didn’t match my requirements for fun, and a couple of the other games couldn’t bring themselves to rise about the mire that increasingly clogs the app warehouse we call the Google Play Store.  Hopefully you’ll find a couple titles to enjoy, a few to stay away from, and most importantly if you’re in the summer months right now, something to do to keep you away from the heat. Continue reading…

Android Games Roundup [4/1/19]

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Welcome back to the latest edition of “games you probably played a year ago!”  Actually, if my sources are correct at least a couple of these games came out fairly recently, relatively speaking, which brings us to the newest feature of my Android roundup.  Like I used to do with my iOS roundups, I am now including the date each game was released on Google Play.  For some strange reason Google doesn’t make this information easy to spot, but after some annoying Google searching and a couple of failed attempts to use “free” Google Play app detail sites that wanted me to explain my needs or actually pay for basic info, I finally found the details I needed in the on-device version of the Play store.  Oh, and I actually have some thoughts on the games themselves as well!  Read on, and as always may you find something to increase your game collection in a positive way.
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The Majesty of Colors Remastered in Review: Not Quite So Majestic

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There are so many games out there that I like to be able to bring to you some of the more unusual ones that might not get a lot of coverage in other places. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Majesty of Colors qualifies as “unusual”. It’s really more of an interactive narrative than a game, and it won’t take you long to complete, unless you decide to hunt for all of the endings. It’s certainly not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re tired of every game feeling like it came from a “tutorial to mobile gaming” mold, it might be worth the dollar to give it a try. Hopefully I’ll make that decision easier for you.
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Android Games Roundup [2/11/19]

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When I switched over to writing about Android games I decided that I wanted my roundups to include both games I liked and didn’t like. After all, with as many games as I go through in a week there are always bound to be some that fall into the latter category. Still, each edition has tended to drift towards the games I would recommend, as it’s much easier just to delete a game I don’t like rather than write about it. I tried to make up for it with this roundup, however. Be that as it may, I still found a few gems, including the great casual puzzle game Mimpi Dreams, and the surprisingly entertaining causal RPG Looney Tunes World Of Mayhem. So hopefully there’s still something in this list you can find to enjoy, and maybe a few things that you’ll know to stay away from.
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Warhammer: Doomwheel in Review: Rats and Destruction Should Be Better

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I know very little about the Warhammer 40K universe, but to be honest that’s not what drew me to this game anyway.  I like infinite runners, and the idea of portraying a rat driving a big wheel of doom just sounded pretty cool.  The concept is actually decent, and the game has its moments.  It even has one of my favorite elements of the infinite runner, the ability to level up by grinding through the worlds and completing missions.  It just doesn’t do anything to set it apart from all the infinite runners that have come before it.
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Android Games Roundup [1/7/19]

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Happy New Year! This was originally going to be my last roundup of 2018, posted on New Year’s Eve to help you ring in 2019 in style. Then it was going to be my New Year’s Day gift to you. But hey, at least it made it before 2019 ended! There’s a little bit of Halloween here, with candies, curses, vampire bats and dinosaurs. I also found another scrolling shooter to add to my list of “rises above the rest”, and unfortunately a couple of duds thrown into the mix as well. Hope your new year starts of strong and just continues to get better, and all the while you find some sweet games to clutter up your phone thanks to my Android roundups.
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