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.
Originally developed for the Xbox 360, Doom & Destiny is a satirical JRPG that plays well on Amazon’s Fire TV platform.
The 2016 Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) is wildly successful for Amazon because if it’s low price and all around good performance. While it is not as capable for gaming as the Fire TV stablemates, it’s a significant step up from the e 2014 Fire TV Stick (1st Gen).
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.
The next major update to RetroArch, version 1.4.1, has moved to “Open Beta” status and is now the new stable branch. You can read the announcement here, but a summary: Improved Netplay. This is the major new feature, and also the reason they’re calling it a beta. UTF-8 language support Free Bomberman clone, Mr.Boom. multiplayer … Continue reading RetroArch 1.4.1 Open Beta
The February 2017 Humble Mobile Bundle contains some solid Android RPGs, about half of which play on the Fire TV, and is a good deal at $6.
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
In the hierarchy of app stores, Amazon is in an interesting position. Apple is king, and where the most paying customers are. Google has a huge installed base but also a huge amount of piracy, so a lot of developers target Android after iOS. Ignoring various exclusivity agreements that impact the marketplace, Amazon’s Fire OS, … Continue reading The Missing Games
I’ve created a set of forums for the web site. I like the idea of forums better than an endless string of comments on articles. Right now these are integrated with the web site, but moving forward I will look at taking them to a more sophisticated forum platform to improve the feature set. Check … Continue reading Gaming on Fire Forums
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