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PG Mobile Gaming Addiction – September 2017 Edition

Welcome to the new monthly series highlighting the Proven Gamer staff’s current mobile gaming addiction! Let’s face it; mobile gaming carries an ugly stigma, yet almost everybody plays mobile games throughout their day. Well, instead of poo pooing those games, we would like to highlight a few. Who knows?! Maybe you, the reader, will play something new. With that being said, lets get down to business with our first Mobile Addiction games for the month of September, 2017!

Stephen Fontana – 80’s Mania Wrestling: 90’s Xtreme

Platform: Playing on Android

Why, though?:

I was looking for a wrestling game where I can run my own fed. I don’t know why I had that itch, but it was there and it needed a good scratching. I scoured the store and found something that caught my eye. What I found here was a collectible card game that has me putting on shows with 80’s parody characters that make me chuckle and cringe. Everything from poorly parodied wrestlers of old and even 80s cartoon icons make an appearance here. My main feud is Jet Set Strutter (Ric Flair) and Pierre the Enormous (Andre the Giant), who have been battling for a year for the world title. Every month has 4 shows – 3 TV shows and a Pay Per View. You set a card of wrestlers in hopes of having the best ratings, best attendance, and best reviewed shows. I have played 6 years worth of events, and even spent $11 on “coins” so I can buy more talent/match types.  I have found myself playing this over my Switch at times…please send help.

Tina Tatsis – Toy Blast

Platform: Playing on Android

Why, though?:

For those who have no clue every summer I torture myself and run Summer Camp at my job. I leave my little ones and trade them for the older ones for 2 months. When I commute the with my group to our destination and back I needed a game to play to keep me occupied. So I went through the Play Store and found the game I am addicted to now Toy Blast.  

I will admit that this game is similar to Candy Crush, however it has more features that lures you in. I came across this game when I was scouring the internet for Word Relax answers. Every week they have tournaments and also Treasure Hunts as well. I became more addicted to the game once the tournament started. I became determined to be either in 1st or 2nd place to win coins. After completing a few levels you get a chest with get 2 hours infinite life up to 24 hours as you go through the levels. Once that started, I said “one more game” and an hour later I was shocked how long I was actually playing this game.

 

Jerry Young – Hearthstone

Platform: Playing on iOS

Why, though?:

I will come out and say it: I can’t stand mobile games. Most of the premium games out there are hard to play because of the virtual controls or compromised performance of some ports. For free to play games, the minute my progress is stifled and I am encouraged to pay to speed something up, or gain access to a special item, I immediately delete the game. Mobile games are at their best a way to kill a few minutes here or there, but I won’t do it unless I enjoy the game and feel like I am being treated fairly. However, I may be a hypocrite because I play a lot of Hearthstone. Whenever I have a few minutes, playing a quick game on the ranked ladder is a perfect way to pass the time. For me, one thing I am proud of is that regardless of what the meta is, I will always play the decks that I enjoy. Since the Journey to Un’goro expansion, I have been playing OTK Mage, or Quest Mage. Although the deck is wildly inconsistent, the payoff when everything comes together it is an absolute joy. I have stopped putting money into Hearthstone as well which has made the feeling of beating the high decks in the meta so much better. To summarize: can’t stand mobile games, but play a lot of Hearthstone.

 

Matt Murray – Guild of Dungeoneering.

Platform: Android


Why Though?:

This game might be one of the best translated PC to Mobile games I’ve ever seen. It’s a combination Deck/dungeon building/RPG with rogue-like elements. I know that sounds like an insane combination, but it works so well here. On top of the gameplay there is an absolute metric-butt-ton of content and the developers are constantly adding more…for FREE! This is one of those games I find myself continually going back to after the “Game of the week/month” has started to wear out its welcome. If any or all of that sounds appealing I would highly suggest the game, It’s charm alone could win you over.

That’s all the PG Mobile Gaming Addictions we have for you this month. Next month we will highlight some new addictions for you to try out. Let us know is the comments which one of these games you love – or even if you got addicted based on our recommendation. Until next time, be excellent to each other!

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Breaking the Tedium

No more Recycled Games

While Google play and iTunes are constantly uploaded with new games, you may notice a growing trend that’s plaguing the market. Games in the same format are being recycled constantly. If you look at popular games like Temple run and the slew of jewel games, they all follow the same format that for some reason, earn developers a hefty amount of cash. Pop out a sequel and the same thing happens.
The popularity of such games did not escape business giants like Bwin, who merged with Partygaming to bolster the PartyCasino brand during the rise of internet gaming. The casino games eventually crossed over to the mobile gaming industry and are making a name (and a lot of money) for themselves.

Unlike the popular games on Android and iOS, casino games have remained true to their game play and are still mostly in its original form. Offering variety instead of continuity, you can never be an expert in any one game as an element of skill and luck is required to dominate any one casino game like the Four Dragons Casino, the Casino Floor, Caligula’s and Tham khảo thêm về nhà cái casino uy tín nếu bạn thích KU Casino, Palace where you will also discover wheel of fortune, video poker, virtual horse racing and pool.. The gameplay is different every time and although you may be dealt the same hand, the flop never comes out the same way and your opponents never bet the same way. From a game of skill like poker to an unpredictable random play like roulette and slots, there’s always something for everyone. Instead of investing in sequel games that only add a different scenery to an old gameplay, you should try playing for real money and earn instead of losing it on recycled material. I mean really, what’s the difference between Temple Run and Temple Run 2? When it boils down to it, it’s the same game set on a different stage.

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Mobile PC News

XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming to iOS this Summer

2K Games announced at its PAX panel today that the “full XCOM experience” will be coming to iPhone and iPad this summer. 2K also put up a video on YouTube showing off the gameplay and how it works on iOS. 2K also states that they have optimized the touch controls for the game, and haven’t resort to just using virtual buttons. Though, the game looks like it must have made some graphical compromises and cutbacks in order to fit the 20 GB game on an iOS device. No price point was announced, but we do know that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will release on iOS devices this summer.

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Ridiculous Fishing Review

When I think about endless runners on the App Store, I picture games in which I travel in one direction, avoiding obstacles and possibly picking up currency until I eventually meet my demise, and start over. That gameplay loop has always been enough for me. But Ridiculous Fishing is much more than an endless runner. It’s a welcome evolution that makes the genre feel fresh again.

A round of Ridiculous Fishing begins on your fisherman’s boat, as you tap the sea to cast your line underwater. As your line continues deeper, you’ll tilt the line to avoid fish. You continue this way until you collide with a fish, or reach your maximum line length. The fisherman then begins to retrieve the line as you now try to catch as many fish as possible on your way back up, making sure to avoid jellyfish. When you’ve finally returned to the surface, all of the fish you’ve caught along the way are flung high into the air, and you begin shooting them out of the sky, collecting their cash value as they explode. You know…normal fishing practices.

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When you’re not fishing, you can travel to the store to purchase upgrades. Upgrades range from longer fishing lines, new weapons to mix up your shooting strategies, items that give you multiple chances to collide with fish, or cosmetic clothing to pimp out your fisherman. There are plenty of upgrades to keep you busy through the game’s four fishing areas. While the first three areas have a bottom that can be reached, the final area is never-ending. This gives the player an outlet to mindlessly pursue a new “best depth” after you’ve completely upgraded yourself.

Progressing to new areas is achieved by catching and killing new species of fish. The fish themselves are satisfyingly varied, both visually and in behavior. For example, the piranha will go out of its way to swim towards your line. This is a curse when you’re trying to avoid fish, but can also be a blessing on your way up when you want as many fish as possible.

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Finding new fish requires venturing further into the depths, for which you’ll need a longer fishing line. To get a longer fishing line, you’ll likely end up grinding a bit to earn cash. I never felt like I was gaining cash too slowly, though. In fact, I was often surprised how quickly I could upgrade myself after a few short sessions. It’s a solid gameplay loop that will instantly sink its hooks in you. Sessions never lasted more than two or three minutes (at least in my case) so it’s also easy to lose yourself in the game when you need to kill a little time during the day. The tilt controls are extremely sensitive, so you won’t look like a complete fool jerking your device left and right in public.

The only aspect of Ridiculous Fishing I begin to take issue with is its price of $2.99. You’ll mostly find endless runners on the App Store ranging from free to a dollar. Though Ridiculous Fishing easily outperforms most of the competition in originality and gameplay polish, three dollars is still a lot to ask for a distraction-centric iOS game. The best argument that I can make for its price is that Ridiculous Fishing contains absolutely no micro-transactions. No shortcuts to better equipment, no buying your way through the game. When you buy the game, you get everything it has to offer. This is a refreshing return to normalcy that you don’t see too much of nowadays.

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Ridiculous Fishing is very self-aware in how ridiculous it is. Even more, it embraces it. Apart from the absurdity of brutally shooting fish out of the air, you can also yield a few quick chuckles from the in-game Twitter-esc feed “BYRDR”. Here you’ll find characters interacting with each other, cracking jokes at each other in a few words, complimenting my new fishing line, etc. It’s a very small feature, but what makes me love it even more is that you can legitimately retweet these fake tweets on Twitter. It’s just so dumb, and I love it.

That sentiment could accurately describe my thoughts on Ridiculous Fishing as a whole. It has a certain amount of polish in its varied mechanics that few games on the App Store possess. The amount of love Vlambeer has put into crafting Ridiculous Fishing is quickly apparent. And what has resulted is an excellent mix of popular mobile game genres that will likely take place as your go-to pick-up-and-play game for a while. I know it will be mine.

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