- FAIRYTALE GRAPHICS - Stunning 2.5D graphics, taking full advantage of the latest features in the Unity engine. Discover a colorful and enthralling world, with magical hand drawn artwork
- CUTE AND CUDDLY - Play as 15 different characters, each with their unique special attacks. Make your way through swathes of dragons, turtles, werewolves, ghosts, bats, goblins and other cute fluffy creatures.
- DEPTH OF GAMEPLAY - Level up, unlock new characters and upgrade their abilities. 6 perks will bring you extra abilities during your quests for the muffins.
- EPIC BOSS BATTLES - In the end, you’ll have to prove your skills by defeating the evil lava king.
- CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER - Challenge a friend playing on an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device, in intense head-to-head multiplayer matches.
What is it?
The premise of Shoot the Birds is simple: you are a scarecrow, trying to protect their field from some pesky birds. Armed with a bow and arrow, you must spend the day shooting birds out of the sky. Using your finger to determine the angle and power of the shot, you try and shoot as many birds as possible. The birds differ in size and velocity, with the smaller and faster birds getting you more points. If you hit a bird, you get a time extend. If you miss one, you receive a time penalty. Skewer multiple birds with one arrow leads to bonus points, and you receive rewards for fulfilling certain criteria.
Overjoid – What we like
- It has a great, hand-drawn style.
- Simple controls.
- Open Feint support, so you can try and beat your friends' top scores and achievements.
- Trying to complete all the objectives keeps you coming back.
- The price - £0.69 is just about right.
- The music is strangely relaxing.
Annoid – What we don’t like
- Due to a certain lack of variety, it can get a little repetitive after a while.
- It's similar to tower defence games - if surviving waves of enemies isn't your thing, you might want to look elsewhere.
- It's not a deep gaming experience.
Price: £0.69 | Size: 20mb | Transferable to SD card? Yes
- Print, scan, and share directly from your Android device
- Access and print your online files from Box.net, Dropbox and Evernote
- Use the built-in web browser to find the webpage you want to print
- Configure your print options including paper size and type, number of copies and page range
- Scan from your Epson all-in-one and share your file (save to your device, send via email or save online)
- Check your printer’s status and ink levels
- Get help with a built-in FAQ section
- Choose and print multiple photos
- Print with and without borders
- Switch between color or monochrome printing
- Choose from different scanning resolutions and image types
- Optimize print quality
- Buy ink and supplies for your printer
While a great application on the outside, the Epsom iPrint does have a few limitations, most notably in what it can print. You're limited to printing out webpages and photos, with screen printing being out of the question for this release. If you can cope with that sort of limitation, and for many it wont be a limitation at all as that's all they'll want to do with it, then by all means get this application. If you're one of the people who created this app, you know what we want in future iterations now.
Price: FREE | Size: 2.2MB | Transferable to SD card? Yes
My Opera member Patrick has brought a nifty app to our attention. DeskSMS links your phone with your Google Talk account, so that you can send and received SMS (text) message via any compatible messenger.
DeskSMS forwards your text (and MMS!) messages to your GMail, Google Chat, and DeskSMS Chrome extension! And if you reply back, the recipient gets a text from your number!
You can use your favorite IM client (Beejive, Trillian, etc) or email client to send text messages from your phone number!
Download DeskSMS on your phone, and then use your an IM or email client from your PC or tablet to send text messages!
Although I don't tend to send that many messages (or indeed use Google Talk to any significant degree), I can see this app being invaluable to though heavy users of both.
The app is in beta at the moment (and free), but it won't be for long. If you want to try it out without financial commitment, I suggest you head over to the Market NOW!
As an incentive to sign up, you can download two free games in the first week, and also be entered into a draw to win an LG Optimus 3D. Unfortunately the service is only available for "HD" devices.
Whilst this is currently only open to the UK, I wonder if it's a model that will soon be seen in other parts of the world? I think I'd prefer just to keep on using the Android Market to get my games and apps, how about you?
The first thing that strikes you about the game is its graphics; for a mobile game they are mightily impressive, and the detailed game environment is a pleasure to explore. The game is comprised of different areas, including docks, residential, and urban. Each has various buildings to enter and explore, and game’s attention to detail is exceptional. Being able to zoom in and out of the action is welcome, and also helps reiterate the scale of the game.
The controls of Crime Story are fairly straightforward, and well-suited to a touchscreen device. The game is easily likened to the point-and-click genre, and movement around the game’s environment and interaction with other characters, is done by tapping the area of object with your finger. This will sometimes bring up an onscreen menu, giving you a choice of actions.
As the title of the game suggests, Crime Story’s tale revolves around the criminal underworld. Your character has come to America in search of their lost brother. In order to find him, you must join a variety of gangs, and work you way to the top by performing tasks, such as racketeering and vandalism. Your influence is determined by your gang affiliation, and getting a gang insignia tattooed on your arm increases your intimidation.
There is a large social element to Crime Story, and you can share your progress through the game via Twitter and Facebook. The game’s currency is gold coins, which are used to buy energy, and can be exchanged for cash. Cash can then be used to buy new weapons and customise your character. It’s anticipated that there will probably be a form of in-app purchasing to make assist in collecting the coins, but this will be confirmed at a later date.
Although the preview version was limited to the early missions, we’ve enjoyed our time with Crime Story so far. There are a few wrinkles to be ironed out, but it’s done enough to grab our attention. So far, the game is only recommended to be played on a handful of devices, which is a bit of a shame, but this may be widened by the time of full release. If you’re interested in knowing more about the game, Overjoid will be sure to keep you updated.
The Google+ app has received a little update today. It's not the best app, so I welcome any improvements with open arms!
Here are the details:
- Reshare a post (at last!)
- App is now available in 38 languages
- Incremental Improvements to notification reliability
- Clearer instant upload options in the initial setup dialog
News and screenshot from Android Police.
SEGA have today announced that Sonic CD will be headed to Android devices. Whilst there are no specifics as yet (this could be an Xperia Play exclusive), I'm pretty excited about this. Having games like this appear on mobile platforms bodes well for the future.
Read on for the full press release.
Which of these Android devices do you own?
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