Category Archives: 2014 Fire TV

Shovel Knight

If you’re looking for a game that both looks and plays like something from 1989, this games will really excite you.  This game takes advantage of modern hardware to  — make a NES game?  Well, not quite. Retro “8-bit” graphics are a common theme all over gaming, partially because they’re cheaper to design, but here it’s … Continue reading Shovel Knight

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

Amazon Underground on Fire TV Platform

Amazon’s Underground ecosystem is, as I mention in multiple articles, really cool.  One of the complaints Android developers have is that there is so much piracy that it’s hard to make money.  Amazon’s solution is to monetize usage of the app.  Amazon pays the developers to let them distribute the app for free, then the … Continue reading Amazon Underground on Fire TV Platform

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

Game: Hungry Shark Evolution Latest Version Played: 5.9.6 Developer: Ubisoft’s Future Games of London Game Web Site: http://www.futuregamesoflondon.com/game/hungry-shark-evolution/ First released in 2012, the idea behind Hungry Shark Evolution is pretty simple: you’re a shark, you eat everything you can to keep from starving while leveling up to get stronger.  The more you play, the stronger you can make … Continue reading Hungry Shark Evolution

Terraria

  Game: Terraria Latest Version Played: 1.2.12801 Developer: Re-logic (Android version by 505 Games) Game Web Site: http://505games.com/games/terraria Terraria ranks up with Minecraft: Pocket Edition as one my son’s favorite Kindle games, and using a controller and playing Terraria on the Fire TV is even better.  It’s the sort of game that will give hours and hours and hours … Continue reading Terraria

Duck Tales: Remastered

The original NES Duck Tales game is considered a classic, and the Duck Takes Remastered remake is pretty cool.  It’s available on just about any platform you can imagine, including Android.  Amazon sells this game for the Fire platforms, and it’s available for the Kindle Fire platform free through Amazon Underground, or for $5 otherwise, including the … Continue reading Duck Tales: Remastered