Monster Crew: Smash and grab the loot in this endless platformer! Finally we’ve found a uniquely stylised game which is fresh and original in multiple different ways. Keep reading to hear more… Gameplay: You play as Frankenstein and need to run through the spooky infested halls whilst destroying pretty much everything (and not killing yourself in the process!). You’ll keep running forever and one tap the screen will make you jump. Tap again and you’ll stomp down destroying anything below. Most likely you’ll find some coins in the process but otherwise you can pick up a lot of loot just lying around in the stage. But hey… it’s way more fun to just destroy everything! In essence this it very much like Jetpack Joyride – for those of you who haven’t heard of this game: Jetpack Joyride is probably one of the best endless runner games around and its addition of micro reward missions and upgrade packs have made it an incredibly addictive game. Monster Crew has adapted this winning formula and put it into their own platform game. The fundamental game differences are that Monster Crew is broken up into short levels which go from right to left as well as the classical left to right, and it is ultimately a platformer where the enemies are trying to attack you. There’s also an energy bar instead of the insta-kill style of Jetpack Joyride. Mini mission fun: Let’s be honest… prancing around endlessly through medieval hallways can get tedious quite quickly. So sets of mini target missions are placed into the game to help to break up the monotony. These small objectives vary from collecting coins to smashing targets and keep you entertained through the repetitive corridors. Story Fun: Upon completing a pack of mini missions you’ll get a new story set as well as more targets. These little comic sketches are pretty damn awesome – the fab graphics and great stylisation breathes more life into the game and makes it very entertaining.
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Game extras: The upgrades for your character, Frank, are set at quite expensive levels. But aside from these powerups there are also bonus cards which you can use to boost your abilities within a level. You can strategically cast these at the beginning of every level in order to maximise on coin collection. Unfortunately, like a deck of cards, you’re randomly assigned a hand and you can’t just stick to the cards you find helpful. Rating: 4/5 Monster Crew is a great twist on an endless runner game. It has the game structure of Jetpack Joyride but with more variety and complexity. It’s got a slight money grabbing feel which tarnishes it’s name and could deter you from coming back to keep playing. Developer: BonusXP Monster Crew Tips from Android Games Review
- Many objects can be be destroyed – even the ones which don’t look like crates.
- Focus on surviving longer to get better rewards. This means that you should not be too greedy and focus on avoiding the enemies and obstacles.
- Very often running into one enemy can cause you to lose alot of energy because it’s very difficult to leap over them after the initial collision… so really focus on avoiding enemies.
- If Frank is moving from left to right, and you’re right handed then there’s a tendency to tap on the right of the screen. If this is the case, then tap slightly higher on the screen so you’re not obstructing your vision. Otherwise try tapping with your left hand instead.
- There seems to be no way to see your inventory/deck of cards, so the simplest suggestion is to not use them until you’re sure the benefits will have great impact. It may seem like you’re accumulating cards unnecessarily, but otherwise you’ll be drawn into an endless spending cycle.
- Focus on completing the missions to get more reward bonus cards.
It’s hard not to think of Quell Zen
as something of a misnomer. With its fiendishly tricky puzzles that have you repeating them over and over to try and get a perfect score, Quell Frustration
might have been more accurate. When it clicks, it’s a genuinely enjoyable puzzler. But its difficulty curve is too erratic to give any sense of meaningful progression. Inhale Quell Zen
isn’t much different from other Quell games
. You swipe to move a raindrop in one of four directions, and it moves until it hits an object. There’s a bunch of different objectives, so while some levels task you to pick up a certain number of pearls, others require you to push gems together.
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You’ll also be pushing spikes out of the way, matching gendered blocks together to make them disappear, sliding through teleporters, shifting whole rows of the level… the list goes on. New concepts are introduced at a decent pace, so you’ll never feel overwhelmed by anything, but you’re also unlikely to feel instantly comfortable with every new object. Hold Which is both a blessing and a curse, because while Quell Zen provides a solid challenge throughout, it can also be a stupidly frustrating experience. You’ll struggle through endless slogs of taxing levels, find one that finally clicks with you, and then immediately be stumped again without even the introduction of new objects. Every time you feel like it’s all making sense, you’ll be thrown back to square one, and it’s not a pleasant feeling. There’s also a move counter hovering around at the top of the screen that lets you know how many moves you have left until you’re not perfect anymore. It’s frustrating because the levels are hard enough without having a counter reminding you of your inadequacies. Exhale Overall, Quell Zen is neatly presented, plays well, and will give puzzle fans a solid challenge. When you hit your stride and it all makes sense, it does give a wonderful feeling of accomplishment, and you’ll race onto the next level with glee. But thanks to a frustrating difficulty curve, and a compulsion mechanic that aggravates instead of rewards, the only thing that’s truly zen about it is the Japan-inspired visuals.
Crush Your Enemies is a strategy game like no other. This bare-looking game combines accessibility and the moment-to-moment action that every mobile strategy game should aspire to. In Crush Your Enemies you command hordes of barbarians, pillaging enemy territory and taking over towns and outposts, through which you can reinforce your army. Barbarism 101 The core gameplay is simple – you have to send your army to fight the enemy’s. If you have more soldiers than the enemy you will come out victorious. If you don’t, your army will get annihilated. How do you expand your army? Easy: you get some of your soldiers to rest in the towns. The more soldiers there are taking refuge in a village, the faster their numbers will go up. Additionally, you can send your army to special camps and equip them with more powerful weapons, turning them from a mob of peasants to a horde of warriors. This’ll tip the odds in your favour even when you have lower numbers. Timing your plundering Your army can only walk through territory you control, otherwise it will take some time capturing it first. This is precious time that you have to use wisely. The enemy hordes work exactly the same, which means that your goal is to outsmart the enemy by timing your attacks and rests, conceding some minor battles at times, so you can later attack with a full army. >>> See more:
With a combination of special items, territory management and buildings, your goal is always to keep your enemy at bay while maintaining a constant and high influx of soldiers from the towns you control. The more you send to fight, the slower the troops will fill up. Do the opposite, and you will see your territory being rapidly covered in enemy banners. Rush your enemies What keeps this all together is a very high-paced action where you always have troops to command, outposts to capture, and enemy soldiers to oppose. Both the campaign and multiplayer play out similarly – and every match, although rarely going longer than a couple of minutes, is packed with strategy, carnage, and quick thinking. In the words of the Emperor of China from Mulan, ‘a single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat’.
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For those who like virtual Trading Card Games, there is a new entrant into that genre. Dubbed Azedeem: End of Era, players will look to elect a hero and race, and go off adventuring from there. At the start of the game, players will choose a race (humans, orcs, ogres, or elves) and a class (wizard, mage, or warrior), and once a name is finally chosen, the game begins. Players will need to manage several facets of the game, in order to succeed. Equipment, leveling up, which character cards to take, as well as where they’re to be placed on the board will all need to be factored in. For what I tried of the game, there wasn’t much of a story. As players accept missions and defeat their enemies, they will be awarded coins. These can then be spent on purchasing other heroes, or upgrading spells and equipment of existing characters.
Azedeem: End of Era Features:
Build your army from trading cards in Azedeem: End of Era, now available from Google Play
– Hundreds of main and side quests. – Great battles where it is necessary to develop a unique strategy. – Lots of amazing cards. – Upgrade and evolve your cards to discover new cards and abilities. – Upgrade and improve characteristics of your hero to become immortal. – Use hundreds of cards and hero’s abilities. – Create different decks and combinations to use the full power of your creatures. – Play a unique for each race campaign to learn the full story of a magic world. There is no “energy” or something else you need to wait to restore to continue playing, you just can keep on playing till you don’t want to anymore. Azedeem
: End of Era is available for free, from Google Play. It also includes optional IAPs as well.
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Role-Playing Games are unlike any other kind of video game. There are no attempts to feed the user into a perpetual adrenaline loop, no focus on demonstrating ideally calibrated hand-eye coordination, and attempts to reach into your wallet for extra cash in the middle of the game are few and far between. It’s a genre of game that places a premium on the story, leaving developers open to be as graphically intense or as calm and straightforward as they feel necessary to complete the experience they are trying to draw you into.
Many of these games have existed on PCs and consoles for years, and with the meteoric rise in the popularity of mobile gaming it didn’t take long for RPGs to find their way into the Google Play Store. Here’s a good look at the best of the best in RPGs available for Android.