Category Archives: Controller Compatible

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.

Evoland

Evoland isn’t available in Amazon’s app store, but plays well on the Fire TV. It’s a unique (I believe) kind of retro-ish game that plays on concepts from Zelda games and JRPG games. The unique “gimmick” is that the game starts out black and white, no sound, and leads you through unlocking various “capabilities” of the games as you progress.

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

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

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

Minecraft: Fire TV Edition

First off, I love Minecraft. I won’t repeat my whole spiel, but you can see it in my Minecraft: Pocket Edition review. For some reason Microsoft wants $20 for Minecraft: Pocket Edition downloadable onto your Fire TV.  A month ago you could buy Minecraft: Pocket Edition on your Fire TV for $7, and if you … Continue reading Minecraft: Fire TV Edition