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
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 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. 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.
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 (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
Game: Hungry Shark World Latest Version Played: 3.0.0 Developer: Ubisoft’s Future Games of London Game Web Site: http://www.futuregamesoflondon.com/game/hungry-shark-world/ As a followup to 2012’s Hungry Shark Evolution, FGOL released Hungry Shark World in 2016. It’s designed to be a bigger, more expansive version of the game. You’re still a shark. You still eat everything you can to keep … Continue reading Hungry Shark World