Month: January 2020

Variety of Tank Games

The Tank Blitz Zero is an action filled game that is great to play. You will use the E and Q keys to change your weapons. Pressing the space bar will allow you to launch a missile. Using the mouse you can aim and fire at your enemy. You will eventually be able to pick up bonus items so you can improve your moves on the battlefield. The main view on this game is to destroy as many of the enemies you can within the time limit you are given. The crusader tank game is you going into the enemy territory and destroying them before they can get to you. It is a fun filled action packed game that you will be sure to enjoy as you blow up the enemy tanks.

Zorro Tanks are about you helping the people of Alhadar from Karbafos who is an evil scientist and is out to destroy everyone. You can help them by getting rid of the scientist with your tank. You have a mission to travel through the land and destroy each tank that is in your way. After a few hits from your cannon the enemy will be destroyed.

A tank is a game that you can play with your friends or you can play by yourself. At the beginning of the game you will decide on how many players will play and on what particular terrain that you want the battle to begin. The up and down arrow keys will help you adjust the aim for the cannon and moving the tank can be done with the right and left arrow keys. When you are ready to fire then hit the space bar. After each battle you can upgrade and buy more ammunition. No matter which tank games you choose you will be sure to have a blast with all the advancements you can make in each game. Each game has fantastic graphics and entertaining music for you to listen to as you do each mission.


Saints Row 2

Story

After the events of the first Saints Row, You have been knocked into a coma and transported to a prison hospital wrapped up in wraps around your face. Here you can create a new character and begin your new adventure, and with the help of a new friend, you make a daring escape from the prison island, and learn that quite a lot has changed since you last saw Stilwater. New gangs have arrived and made the Saints a shadow of it’s former self, and the Ultor Corporation have transformed your old hood into an upper-class Utopia. Now it’s time to take back what belongs to you, your gang and Stilwater!

Gameplay

Saints Row 2 is an open world game, and you go anywhere and do just about anything! You can respect points for doing crazy things, like activities, nearly hitting cars, doing stunts, and much more! You can also purchase new clothing at department stores, get food at fast food places to give yourself health when needed, buy alcohol and blunts at gas stations, buy weapons at the friendly fire, buy new vehicles, and much more!

As you do story missions you will take over new territory, that you will need to defend from time to time, and you gain money over time as well. You can also purchase stores in areas you own to gain more money at your crib. Your crib is where all your weapons, clothes, and more is stored at. You can also customize cribs you own, giving them a new style for more respect points and better looks. You can also play the Zombie Uprising activity game on your TV here as well as play already completed missions again. Some Cribs have helicopter pads, which store helicopters like cars in garages, and some Cribs have to be purchased, but give you a new place to hide out, change your clothes, and bring out more vehicles. Your main hideout you can customize your gang’s appearance, giving them gang signs, new looks, and more!

There is a lot of activities to do in this game, and can be played with a friend too for even more fun! Helicopter assault, Fuzz (a parody on Cops), Hit man, crowd control, Snatch (stealing prostitutes from Pimps), Escort, Drug Trafficking, and many other activities await, and give you powerful bonuses on level 3 and 6 (6 is the highest) to your character, which can give you things like higher health regeneration, stamina, and other great bonuses.

Diversions are little hidden things that give you bonuses as well, but only at level 10, and must be completed in its entirety to get bonuses. Diversions are things like Hoing (having sex in things like bathrooms and such), Flashing, car surfing, ambulance, taxi, fire fighter diversions, for instance. These are pretty fun distractions and can give you some fun outfits and custom vehicles, like a Saints Gang Ambulance, or shock paddles.

There is also many collectibles, such as CDs, tagging (replacing gang graffiti with your own), stunts, and barnstorming (flying planes under bridges and such), which all add to the high repeatability of the game. If you are looking for a game that offers a lot of play time, and love to be a completionist, it will keep you occupied for a long time.


Dungeon Keeper 2 Retro Game

The game play from the original Dungeon Keeper is mostly the same, but more streamlined and less on the micro-management scale, allow for more control and focus on the game play. The new creatures in this game are more humanoid, rather than animal creatures, having people such as rogues, black knights, and others who can be summoned with the right rooms and conditions.

Spells in this game can also be upgraded to include stronger, more powerful variants. The summon imp spell, for example, can be upgraded to summon level 4 imps, which are quicker and stronger then level 1 counter parts. You can also store a limited amount of gold in your dungeon heart as well, a problem that was fixed in the original.

The single player campaign in this game has well done maps and script events, with the narrator (in his evil voice), giving you a voice over on what you must do in the level. His voice is also good for periodically making funny remarks about you, or your dungeon, and livens up the gameplay. Other aspect I really appreciate, is the use of cultural references, and the voice interacting with you directly, telling you to go to bed if it is late at night, for example.

Another aspect I enjoy is the multi player, which allows you to fight up to 4 other dungeon keepers in different maps, or you can make your own map with the level editor, and share with your friends, allowing for near limitless game play.


Organ Trail

In Organ Trail, you need to keep your team healthy, as well as your station wagon repaired and fueled. You will need to keep plenty of food, parts, ammo, med kits, tires, mufflers, and other important things as you make your way across the United States. You will come across towns in your adventure, where you can shop, scavenge, do quests, and upgrade your vehicle. The quests can be easy or hard, depending on the what the random number generator wills for you, and this randomness works for the traders you encounter as well. Auto Shops will offer to upgrade your vehicle or repair them for cash, and combat trainers will teach you powerful new abilities and upgrades for your main character, which can be crucial depending on your needs. You can also trade with locals who will offer you random items in exchange for items you own, and resting in towns will help better increase your health, rather than in the outside. Your station wagon will worsen over time, and will need to be repaired with spare parts you find, or you can pay the auto shop to do it for you… for a fee.

You will need to scavenge food, ammo, medkits, spare parts, and more as your supplies dwindle, and can be done at any time, but you will need to gauge the zombie activities as well, which can be low activity, to dangerous hordes which will make scavenging exceptionally dangerous. You will also battle bandits at times as well, and sometimes in quests, with the gun combat being a little weird at first (requiring you to click and pull back the mouse, then aim), but you will get used to it pretty quickly. I assume it makes the game more hectic, as you need to use that combat method to fight to many zombies and bandits that you will encounter in your journey.

You will also encounter boss fights, which I won’t spoil, but can happen at any time, during scavenging or driving down the road, but these boss fights are definitely thrilling and exciting. The randomness of the game also has random events alongside the road, similar to that of the Oregon Trail, featuring humorous encounters, such as breaking your leg inside a car, or a passenger throwing random items at zombies, Typhoid, G-virus, T-virus, and other strange events that will happen in your journey.

The graphics in this game are simple, but intentional, to recreate the imagery and graphics of the original Oregon Trail, and it does so very well. The sound and music also have create the tension and somber mood for the zombie apocalypse, where boss fight music kicks up the tension as you fight to survive. Also there is multiple events and tombstones to uncover, which adds a great deal of replayability, and you can even tweet events if you wish. Endless mode is basically, just an infinite adventure and you can unlock skulls, which act as mutators, which alter the gameplay and change it up, and the mini-game Clement’s Quest, which is a fun little diversion as well.


Hidden Object Games Online

The origins of this niche date back a few decades ago when these types of games where introduced in heavily illustrated books. People of all ages would test their skills at searching for specific items or people in a crowded landscape full of all kinds of crazy characters who were in the midst of some sort of chaotic episode. Since then, this pastime has turned to children as its main audience with merchandisers filling the shelves of bookstores with “find it” books featuring just about any popular character from children’s favorite movies or TV shows. However, now we are in the era of online gaming where virtually anything is possible, and adults (especially middle aged women) are back in the hunt for Hidden Object Games that feature content interest them particularly.

Today’s Hidden Object Games target these casual players who like to spend their free time with their computers relaxing with something a little girly with music that soothes. The content usually includes quiet or mysterious places that you search for antiques or other relics. These places could be libraries, attics, ancient ruins, gardens, forests, or worlds of make believe. You then have a list of things to find, and once you find them, you click on them to take them off the list. The characters often need to find certain items to escape a maze or search out clues to solve a mystery or crime of some sort.

Difference Games are mentioned above as being the same or at least very similar to Hidden Object Games. The goal here is to look at two very detailed pictures side by side and search each to see what makes them distinct from one another. They can be paintings, illustrations, or what appears to be simple greeting cards. The player is usually being timed as they scour the screen for a certain number of differences. Some have the player follow a storyline as they go from screen to screen to keep it interesting as though they were actually accomplishing something by finding the variants.

The above argument that this niche is made up of mostly middle aged women can be backed up by the majority of the content of these games. While there are exceptions to these kinds of themes, most emphasize romance, country homes, shopping malls, fantasy, and adventurous, heroic women. If another demographic had been targeted here, the exceptions of violence, suspense, and slapstick humor would be more prevalent by far.


Ninja Gaiden 3

Staging of the video game

The video game sets off on a foggy day in London and Ryu Hayabusa is taken back into thought as to why he came there in the first place. He then remembers that he is on the hunt for a terrorist group that attacked with the aim of getting into the master ninja. He then feels warmed up and takes into flight over the huge clock tower and as he goes down the street he can see the group.

This is where the more soldiers come out and the battle begins, with Hayabusa going head straight into the battlefield. This is where the greatness of video game begins.

Features and gameplay

You can have Ryu’s attack power charged up but there is no essence to absorb. When his sword glows it is the best time for the player to attack to execute a multi hit combo that will destroy the enemies. The video game gives Ryu ultimate technique attacks which depend on using Ryu’s KI meter. Be careful of unnecessary usage of the techniques but again any KI left in the meter goes into refueling his life.

The video game has taken into note lessons from the other titles which then promote alternative game play modes such as gear of war 3 and halo: reach. It is a modern multi player with the avatar customized for each player needs and capabilities. Also accessibly is the option of changing gear and clothes along the adventurous journey.

Team Ninja have really outdone themselves with the Ninja Gaiden 3 from the Ninja Gaiden 2.

The players are always to be on guard so not to be caught unaware as there are no warnings, suggestions or any kind of peace in the game. The video game accommodates 8 simultaneous players at a time that are separated into groups. The aim of the groups then is to kill the opponents on a time limited challenge. The co-operative modes last up to 5 minutes and throughout the player have level system to climb up to.
Another feature that the Ninja Gaiden 3 possesses is the option of customization menu that is located on its own directly from the main menu.


Mass Effect 3

In one of the earliest missions, Shepherd is reconnected with former teammate Liara, who has discovered blueprints to a Prothean device that may have the power to destroy the Reapers once and for all. Construction on the device, codenamed “The Crucible,” begins right away, and most of the game revolves around Shepherd and the rest of the Normandy‘s crew seeking out crucial components, especially “The Catalyst,” which The Crucible won’t function without.

On top of all this, Shepherd is battling an old ally in the form of the pro-human organization Cerberus. Their leader, the Illusive Man, is hell-bent on controlling the Reapers instead of destroying them, and is in search of The Catalyst as well, to promote this goal. If this weren’t enough, many of the galaxy’s other sentient races are reluctant to divert resources in the defense of the humans, forcing Shepherd to assist them in various ways to earn their promises of assistance against the Reapers attacking Earth.

One of the most satisfying aspects of ME3is its fan service. Throughout the course of the game you’ll not only encounter nearly every notable character from the first two games, you’ll finally get closure to many of the recurring issues throughout the course of the series. For instance, whether or not to cure the Krogan genophage once and for all, or who to assist when the Quarians start a war with the Geth are just a couple of the decisions you’ll have to make as you prepare a galaxy for war.

Overall gameplay is very similar to previous Mass Effect titles, incorporating a combination of space exploration and third person shooting. The exploring and resource gathering has been shifted away from the tedious planet scanning from the first title, and instead uses a system not unlike sonar. A ping is sent out from the Normandy, and if there’s anything notable in the area it’s highlighted on the navigation map. Watch out though, too many pings and the Reapers will come to investigate the source of the scans, forcing you to flee the system for a time. Resources you gather go to the war effort, and your diligence in this matter will determine the Alliance fleet’s overall battle readiness.

As far as the shooting sequences go, the cover system has been improved, making it easier to advance on targets without exposing yourself to too much enemy fire. The friendly AI seems smarter, taking up flanking positions automatically and doing a fair job of protecting themselves. Enemy AI is similarly improved. They use their cover smartly, and some units will try to fall back if you charge forward for a melee attack, or attempt to outflank you if you hold one position for too long. This makes some of the enemies quite formidable, especially on the hard difficulty setting. In the end though, these are only tweaks to already established gameplay. If you enjoyed the firefights in ME2, you’ll find more of the same here, just smarter and sometimes on a grander scale.

The only real gripe I have with the game is the ending. In fact, after hearing several complaints about Mass Effect 3‘s conclusion, I was half tempted to write this review before finishing the game. With 25+ hours in, I had a pretty high opinion of the experience to that point and didn’t want to tarnish that. I thought better of it however, and went ahead and finished the game. Although it wasn’t as bad as I had prepared myself for it to be, it was disappointing. Ultimately this had to do with the stunted, cookie-cutter closing cinematic however, and not a deficiency in the nature of the ending itself.


LEGO Batman 2

Traveller’s Tale has been known to not diverge too much from the standard LEGO gameplay. This changes with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. For starters, it has voice acting (a first in a LEGO game) and it works incredibly well. Don’t get me wrong- I was always a fan of the grunts and growls of the previous games but the voice work made the story that much more fun. I loved how Batman and Superman interacted and how Robin was constantly star-struck by the Man of Steel.

With LEGO Batman 2 I really felt engaged in the story. Unlike other LEGO games this one isn’t based on a movie- which is awesome because it creates an actual original tale that piques your interest and keeps you wondering what will happen next. In the beginning of the game you’ll just be playing as Batman and Robin but when Lex Luthor (voiced by the returning Clancy Brown) enters the picture you’ll need back up. That’s right, legendary heroes like Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and even Superman himself will help you. Though the main focus is Batman, so don’t expect too much time with the other characters in the story.

I’ve played my fair share of LEGO games and I can confidently say LEGO Batman 2 is by far the best yet. It’s blatantly obvious that Traveller’s Tales has perfected the tried and true gameplay of past LEGO games. If you’re familiar with their past outings like LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones you’ll remember that breaking everything in the world to get more studs can be blissfully addictive. In this particular game, however, I was more focused on completing the actual missions to get to the next segment because the story was so well put together. The parts where you have to switch suits between Batman and Robin to progress with the puzzles are especially fun. Sometimes you’ll have to charge up Batman’s electricity suit to open a switch or use Robin’s acrobatic ability to climb to a hard to reach spot. These parts flow extremely well, especially towards the end of the game.

That’s not to say this is a perfect game. There are some problems with the open world gameplay. The map you’re provided with isn’t quite fleshed out and it can be a little bit confusing to get to a specific point. Also, if you’re playing split screen and you’re exploring Gotham City you’ll notice that there’s a little bit of a framerate issue. Sometimes I felt like the game was just too easy at parts; sure, this is a kid’s game but a little challenge here and there wouldn’t hurt. Also, just remember that this is mainly a Batman adventure so don’t get too bummed out when you can’t play as your favorite Justice League hero from the get-go. Once you progress through the story your favorite hero is bound to show up.

The graphics are surprisingly beautiful in a LEGO sort of way. This isn’t Crysis 3 by any means but the little details add up. When I was finished the campaign I was running around Gotham City as the Flash and it was really badass to see his signature red and yellow lightning bolts following him as he zipped down the gloomy streets. Also, you’ll get Superman and Batman musical themes playing every now and then and you’ll feel especially heroic blasting enemies with their unique power sets as the music echoes.


Hidden Object Games

Well, thanks to hidden object games you can now experience the great feeling of treasure hunting without getting your hands dirty! So what are hidden object games? As their name suggests, these games challenge the player to find a small object on a static image which is usually cluttered with all sorts of other items to make the quest harder. In most cases, there is a time limit so the player has to race against the clock, making the challenge even harder. The items are usually hidden in various mystical and intriguing places, which are sure to arouse the curiosity of the player. The typical settings include; haunted houses, castles, ancient Egyptian sites but also peaceful natural locations such as jungles and forests.

These games are suitable for players of all ages and are guaranteed to entertain everyone, especially the adventurous types. However, besides being great fun, hidden object games are actually very beneficial for developing and improving real-life skills. These include valuable skills such as logic and concentration. By playing the time-limited version of the game which requires a great deal of concentration and agility while staying calm, the player can also learn to improve his performance under stressful conditions.

Worth mentioning are also other variations of the hidden object games. These include for example the “hidden alphabet” or “hidden numbers” games, where the goal is to find random letters or numbers scattered on the picture. This variation of the game might be particularly useful for children in pre-school age, who are just learning to recognize individual numbers and letters. Another very popular variation is the “find-the-difference” game, where the player is presented with two pictures and has to find several small differences between them. The game can be played in two ways. The easier way is to look at both pictures side-by-side and identify the differences. The second, harder variation of this game involves seeing the original picture for a limited amount of time, after which it disappears and is replaced by the altered version. The player is then asked to point out what changed compared to the original picture. This can be very tricky but it’s a fantastic way to improve your visual memory skills.

In conclusion, hidden object games are a great form of entertainment which satisfies our inner desire to search for hidden things. Although the reward might not be a trunk full of gold, the satisfaction and skills that you gain by playing these games are well worth it!


Nintendo and Super Mario Bros 3

The Nintendo Entertainment System is an 8-bit video game console first launched in 1983 in Japan and it was once the best-selling gaming console during its time. Following the Nintendo Entertainment System is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or the Super NES, or SNES, a 16-bit video game console released in 1990. The casings and versions of their game consoles varied in different countries, for example, the North American version of the NES games console is different from the Japan version. The North American version was even re-designed.

The game has been around for quite a long time, having been published in Japan in 1988, in the US in 1990 and in Europe in 1991, therefore making it one of the first and most popular NES games released worldwide.

The Super Mario Bros 3 game may not be as high-definition and well-developed as other new ones released nowadays, but, it still remains a favorite among several gamers ever since it was created and released. Some of you may even remember playing the game during your childhood days on your Game Boys, old PlayStation models and desktop computers or even on the Nintendo video game consoles themselves. Several online entertainment websites nowadays even offer a Super Mario Bros 3 online version which is just like the real version, except, it is more like a trial one as you can only play it for a limited amount of time.

Trial versions of the game can be found on several websites – all you need to do is search for it which shouldn’t be too hard for you to do. The trial versions can either be played online or can be downloaded onto your laptop or computer, offering a free 1 hour of playing it. However, if you want to enjoy the full version of Super Mario Bros 3, obviously, you will need to purchase it. You have two options to get the game. Several websites sell and advertise the full version of Super Mario Bros 3 online which is a convenient way to get the game as you do not need to leave the comfort of your own home or, if this is a more convenient way for you, you can go to a mall near you instead and buy it there. Websites and stores worldwide provide numerous editions of Super Mario Bros 3 that can be played on several different entertainment consoles nowadays such as the PlayStation, various Nintendo consoles, PC editions and there are even releases nowadays for new and popular gadgets such as the Xbox and Xbox 360, as well as products by Apple like the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.