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FLASH GAME CATALOG [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (68%)

Flash Game Catalog is a catalogue to find flash games that work with the Touchpad releases by ScienceApps.

“Game catalog brings together a large number of flash games for the HP touchpad. Take advantage of flash technology in webOS. – “Featured Games” : access a list of flash games tested on HP touchpad by users of this application. (100+ games tested for now, number growing every weeks)”

This application is basically a catalog of Flash games that users have tested on the Touchpad and feel are playable on the Touchpad.

You probably know that there are thousands of flash games on the web, however, very few work with a touchscreen as they need input from the keyboard or mouse. Also the Touchpad flash player is sometimes laggy, especially when playing games that are fast moving.

The catalog itself is easy to browser, but at this moment very limited with only 120 games. You have options available to download the flash game, and even give it a shortcut on the menu system if you loved it.

Needless to say all this games are available on the internet, so what you are really paying for when you buy this application is for the ability to easily download and someone to do the testing for you.

When you open a game, it will load up in the standard browser window, and is not played within the application.

I tested ten games in all to give the application a fair chance. I have to say that even though they are been tested with the Touchpad I was not overally impressed, the rating of the applications seemed to be more how well they worked with the Touchpad, rather than the rating of the game.

Some of the arcade games were too laggy to play, and had issues with the browser window sliding during gameplay. Others you could use say 80% of the functionality of the game, but somethings just did not work and I could not find a way around them. I found two games that worked OK, however, they were pretty basic games to start with.

Really, if you are short on games for the Touchpad and do not want to spend a lot of money, then it may be worth getting this application to find a few hidden gems that work well. However, you may become annoyed with flash games overall and see why the platform is being dropped from mobile devices in the future.

On the upside:

  • Simple catalog to navigate.
  • It is nice you can download and get a shortcut for your favorite games.

On the downside:

  • Nothing in this application you could not really down with the browser and some tech knowhow.
  • Not even the “tested” game work 100%, you will be lucky to find the good ones.
  • You are still using the flash playing in the browser.

Overall, this is a nice resource to have if you like your flash gaming. However, in my opinion, flash has never worked well on mobile devices and the games that are showing as “tested” continue to prove this to me. There are some flash fans out there, so you will be more than happy having the application available for the few gems they may find.

Rating: 68%

Size: 2.0 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.79

Link: Flash Game Catalog – ScienceApps

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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Games, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

FREE APP ROUND-UP (OCT 19 2011) [IOS]

Four more free iOS applications get the round up treatment. As the iOS guys were feeling left out.

Shoot The Birds – Infinite Dreams Inc. : 74%

Check out our full review on this one. Free for Halloween.

Gravity Guy – Miniclip.com : 70%

Free for a very limited time, fast and fun to play. Worth adding to your collection.

Learn Morse Code – RosMedia : 65%

Interesting app if you have any interest in learning or using Morse Code.

Miner 2049er – Magmic Inc. : 60%

A classic game let down by poor controls and collision detection. You have to pay to “upgrade” to the classic version.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Free App Round Up, Games, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch

 

GAMEBOX 2, SPIRITS FOR IPAD – RE-REVIEW

Here are two games that have just got updates that improve their reviews.

GAMEBOX 2 – Triniti Interactive Limited: 80% (up from 72%)

This great multipack of games has come a long way since the original release, and has now got up to 18 games (we reviewed when it was only 10) the additional games have all be good. They played with some unlockables back in previous updates, but these are mostly gone now. If you like multipacked games these are well worth picking up.

 

Spirits for iPad – Spaces of Play: Now 89% (up from 85%)

This beautiful and zen like puzzle game has been updated with an overhaul to the gameplay on earlier levels. It is, in my opinion, a great tweak and has made the game even better.

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There have been several other updates of note this week including: Infinity Blade, Cannibal Rabbies and Pocket God.

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Games, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Re-Reviews

 

CAPCOM ARCADE, GUN BROS – RE-REVIEW

Here are two games that have just got updates that improve their reviews.

FinalFight@CAPCOM ARCADE – CAPCOM: 84% (up from 78%)

With the latest version of the game the controls have been improved again, and there are now two more games to play. The purchase of the arcades has been reduced to £0.59 each, which is much better. The re-review has happened because they have added Final Fight, one of my personal favorites, and it has all the three characters.

 

Gun Bros – Glu: Now 81% (up from 76%)

This twin stick shooter has now had several updates and has been improved with each. There are now a lot more extras to unlock, and it is possible to play the game without having to pay the in app purchased, but it is slow. The game play is still repetitive, but I find it is best to play in short bursts.

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Games, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Re-Reviews

 

ANGRY BIRDS SEASONS HD, FLIPBOARD – RE-REVIEW

Here are two games that have just got updates that improve their reviews.

Angry Birds Seasons HD – Rovio Mobile Ltd.: 92% (up from 89%)

We reviewed Angry Birds Seasons when it was still called Angry Birds Halloween. Since then it has had a Christmas update, Valentines and now St. Patricks day. The basic formula has remained the same, but having new content for free is always good. The applications now has enough levels in its own right to match the original Angry Birds, and the fact that the HD version is £1 cheaper than the original is even better.

 

Infinity Blade – Chair Entertainment Group, LLC: Now 88% (up from 83%)

This is a nice second wave update, with new areas to explore and monsters to fight. There is new equipment to find and buy. Finally and best of all, a reduction in price for those who have not seen the eye candy graphics.

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2011 in Games, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews