Here’s another random title that I never expected to go absolutely anywhere, but it turned out to be a pretty awesome game. This week we’re taking a look at Supermagical.
A game where you fire balls that turn into monsters
…and make other monsters explode
…or run around like maniacs
…’till lightning strikes them.
Now I understand that might sound a bit strange, but isn’t that what makes a good game?
So as soon as I turned the game on I was presented with a lovely intro and presented with a fairly large world map, which was quite surprising. Typically I find that puzzle games lack in the area of plot, world exploration, and mini games. Honestly there’s a good reason for it…as well, it’s a puzzle game. Supermagical on the other hand is quite the well rounded experience. Article Continues…
So after spending about 15 minutes trying to get the game to load, I finally dived into another of the temporarily free titles from the anniversary post, Infinity Blade II.
I have to admit, the trouble I was having with getting the game to load was that I thought the game froze. In all reality, the game just has a one minute and 30 second loading time. Which, in and of itself, is not a bad thing – in fact, that’s pretty good. Arcane Legends had a much longer loading time. My only issue is that there was no progress bar or other indication that it was loading… nothing. The screen just shows the game’s static logo while it loads.
Well, the mystery has been solved, I’ve had my Scooby snacks, and I’m kickin’ it in my SUV (sadly not the Mystery Machine)…so let’s get to it. Article Continues…
Where’s My Water?, is a simple yet effective game when it comes to keeping things varied, keeping it simple, and keeping it entertaining. Generally someone drops at least one of those, and we end up with a puzzle game that just doesn’t hack it in today’s market. Disney and developer Walaber, however, do a great job of pumping out the fun with this somewhat goofy, silly-sounding game of giving large reptiles a shower. So let’s put on our wetsuits, grab a mining pick, and have a blast in this mildly-too-happy puzzle game.
So the basic premise of the game involves a water source, three ducks, and an alligator. And as much as that sounds like a setup for a terrible joke, I assure you its more about digging through dirt with your fingertips. I wasn’t really sure what to expect out of a game called Where’s My Water? with a cute alligator and Disney logo. It didn’t exactly have me screaming for joy like I just got my first Nintendo 64. But with the iOS store sale, and it being free, I said why not. I was very surprised, and I truly hope you read my blog post a few weeks ago, and grabbed all the games while they were free. Article Continues…
Last Saturday was Gary Gygax Day, so in remembrance of Mr. Gygax I tried to find something light and fun that still had deep roots in the old Dungeon & Dragons ways. This wonderful title hits that fairly well, with its party based monster clearing, item gathering, boss crushing ways. Pack up your swords and axes ladies and gents, it’s time for Battleheart.
If you ever thought, “Hey, I severely need a game that makes me multitask and smash buttons like a madman“, well, I got you covered. Battleheart is a single player RPG that mimics multiplayer combat and that means several things. One: instead of moving and casting and setting up attacks for a single character, you’re now doing it for four. Two: when someone screws up, it’s your fault. No blaming your friend from down the street when heals aren’t on the right target, or when your rogue is seemingly “AFK” standing in the fire. Honestly, for me, that was fine. I’d like to think I have fairly good reflexes, but this could be a problem for some. Article Continues…
I really like my iPhone 5, but it feels like it’s always running low on power and I’m rushing to find an outlet so I can plug it in. Most of the time, I either plug it into the Power2U we have in our studio, a standard wall outlet with the little plug that came with the phone, or into my laptop. I’ve never been in the habit of plugging my iPhone (or any devices of mine) into any USB port I don’t have direct knowledge of.
As it turns out, my minor paranoia may have been a pretty good instinct. According to a recent Reuters article, there’s apparently an exploit in iOS 6 (and probably earlier) that allows a computer connected to an iPhone (ostensibly via a “fake charging station”) to actually take over and control the phone. In theory, this could be extended out to being able to inject some sort of “virus” into your iPhone, giving ne’er-do-wells remote access to your information.
Admittedly, the jury is still out on exactly how likely this scenario is to actually exist in the real world (probably somewhere between “completely non-existant” to “they’re all out to get you”) and reports are that this particular exploit has already been patched in the latest preview release of iOS 7. However, it’s still not particularly wise to simply go plugging your iPhone into random USB slots like… umm… I can’t really think of a workplace-appropriate analogy here, but you get the idea. Article Continues…