Category Archives: 2013 Kindle Fire HDX 7

Wayward Souls

Wayward Souls is an action RPG “rogue-like” game with procedurally generated levels and permadeath. Unfortunately, the Amazon version isn’t tagged as compatible with the Fire TV platform. I am trying to get that corrected.

Grand Theft Auto III – 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Continuing a theme, Grand Theft Auto III is a PS2/Xbox game ported to mobile platforms, released for Android in 2012.  Like other ports from the same era, you’re getting the full game, in this case called the 10 Year Anniversary Edition, adapted for touch screen input.  This version actually has higher resolution, upgraded textures, and increased draw … Continue reading Grand Theft Auto III – 10 Year Anniversary Edition

The Bard’s Tale

The Bard’s Tale is a kind of reboot of the original Bard’s Tale series of my youth.  It’s not actually tied directly to any of the 3 original Bard’s Tale games.  InXile, which has been at the heart of some other cool projects like Wasteland 2, is also working on a true sequel called Bard’s Tale IV. … Continue reading The Bard’s Tale

Plague Inc.

Plague Inc. is a “Strategy Simulation” mobile game that’s been out since 2011 on iOS and that has been in the Amazon app store for almost 5 years after being ported to Android by Miniclip.  It’s one of those apps that you see in the charts and it’s $0.99 and either you grab it at … Continue reading Plague Inc.

Goat Simulator: Free Through Amazon Underground

OK, this game is, putting it simply, stupid. It’s also kind of a hoot, and nothing beats free for testing whether or or not it works for you. Run around, lick things, destroy things, and jump on trampolines.  You know, goat things.  My son (9) discovered it and played for hours immediately. Fire Hardware Compatibility: … Continue reading Goat Simulator: Free Through Amazon Underground

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is an RPG originally released in 2003 on the XBox, that has since been ported to a number of platforms. This is a full port of a serious console game to Android, and a lot of fun to play. The game is a console RPG set long … Continue reading Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Hungry Shark Evolution

My goal with this site is generally NOT to talk about a bunch of “mobile” games.  I mean, I’ve been sucked into a number of these games where the play session and advancement is determined by clocks and calendars and/or willingness to spend cash rather than effort and skill.  After a while you end up feeling like … Continue reading Hungry Shark Evolution

Terraria

Terraria ranks up with Minecraft: Pocket Edition as one my son’s favorite Kindle games.  It’s the sort of game that will give hours and hours and hours of gameplay. You will see a lot of comparisons between Terraria and Minecraft, and they’re not unjustified. Both are complex games with procedurally generated worlds, digging, crafting, and lots of … Continue reading Terraria