Holy guacamole, batman! I’ll jump right to the point:
This awesome 3D app combines elements of RPG, spaceships, adventure, market notions and lots of travelling.
Galaxy on Fire 2 has it all:
- 20 solar systems
- Over 100 planets and space stations
- More than 30 ships ready to customize with hundreds of different weapons, upgrades and cargo
- 3D high-definition graphics and breathtaking environments
Maybe the aspect I love the most about this game is that you can do missions, or you can follow the main storyline, or you can just ignore all that and do your own thing. Or do it all at once. It’s your choice, your freedom, and whatever path you decide to follow, the game keeps its high quality and fun.
You can even choose to kill pirates or to become one. In space! How awesome is that? Oh, Firefly memories…
If you are more of a bargain person, you can start a career in trading. Travel through planets and space stations, check their goods at local stores, compare prices, transport cargo from system to system and make profit. Everything is allowed!
So, are you ready to start exploring space, the final frontier?
Don’t forget, it’s FREE for a very limited time, so get that download started already!
Now here’s a game that I didn’t expect much from the screenshots and that blew my mind once I started playing it.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim by HeroCraft is not easy to define without digging deeper on its concept.
When you first see it, you don’t even think twice. It’s an RPG. But then you are able to build Armory, Warrior Barracks, Archers Academy, Wizards Houses, all the jazz. So it’s an RPG mixed up with… Settlers? Maybe. But then – and here is where it gets amusing – you realize that you cannot control your little buddies. They have a mind on their own and you just need to give them structure and support for their needs.
So how do you control them?
Well… money, what else? You can set flags around the map and assign a reward for each flag. So the first soldier that gets to the flag, collects the money.
There are two kinds of flags. The scout flag makes them go discovering the map. You can think of it as a “go to this point flag”. But keep in mind that even if you put a price on it, some soldiers may think it’s not worth the effort, so only a few will adventure. Make sure you set the reward tasty enough for them to go there.
The other kind of flag is the attack flag, that you can assign to enemy buildings or enemy soldiers. So the soldier that destroys/kills that specific enemy/building will get the cash.
But why would they want money, you ask? Great question, golden star for you.
They want money for shopping, of course.
It so happens you can build a marketplace and a library. Those are places that allow you to research new spells, weapons, healing potions, and also earn some money for yourself.
Each time you research a new upgrade, the warriors that find it interesting will buy it and use it on battle. Pretty fun.
So this game is a mix of lots of styles and genres, which make it lots of fun.
The good news? It’s Universal and FREE for a limited time! What are you waiting for?
Well well, look what has just landed at the “Universal and Free” category of our iOS devices!
The sounds, the music and the graphics art are so immersive that you will have a hard time letting it go.
Your objective is to control at least two regions on the board. You control a region when you get 10 points on that region.
To attain points, you’ll have to use memories (cards). A deck is called a “sequence of memories”. Your memories are divided into agents, places, and special memories (effect cards that will perform special functions).
The game reminds us of Magic, but the resemblance stops at that. For starters, it’s not turn-based. It’s real-time, which means you will be playing against your opponent and against time. The one who gets 10 points in two regions first, wins.
So you’ll have to focus on acquiring those points AND on preventing your opponents to gain theirs.
You can achieve this by blocking their agents with stronger agents, using special memories to delete/neutralize their moves, and being faster at gathering points than him.
As usual, you will be able to mount your deck… I mean, your sequence of memories, and buy new memories, using the in-game coin or making in-app purchases with real money. The game has a solo component, but it really shines when you’re up against online players around the world.
It has been released recently as a Universal app, and it is free forever (according to the developers).
And here we go, another tower defense type game gone free!
Fantasy Defense HD by Playbean is a mix between RPG and Tower Defense (more tower defense than RPG).
You know the drill; kill the invading hostiles before they reach your gates. Deploy defenses along the path and upgrade them.
Your defenses this time are warriors, archers, wizards and Heroes.
Each hero has his own special move, that cost resources to cast.
This game is not a huge breakthrough, but it’s still fun to play and easy on the device disk space.
Each defense unit has its own set of skills, that also can be upgraded individually.
The game is universal and free for a limited time, and provides great fun.
Since we’re talking about sales and 3 in line games, lets take a look at this great mix rpg/3 in line/puzzle that just went free.
Puzzle Quest Chapter 1, by Transgaming Inc is exactly that: a mix of RPG and 3 in line, that will send you in a journey to kill the evil orc Gruulkar.
You’ll get to choose the profession of your hero (there are 8), and it will affect the way the game will develop.
Using the 3 in line method, you’ll fight battles all over the land, through quests and side quests, castles, and far away territories.
Gather armor, weapons, special abilities, magic artifacts, learn spells and explore the surroundings.
The game has just gone free, so you know what to do, right?
Let’s go back in time for a while. You were just a teen, playing around with your Magic cards deck.
You carefully bought your cards and assembled a winner deck that would shock and awe your opponents. Or at least that’s how you like to remember it.
Today you don’t have your cards anymore, and if you do, you have no one to play them with. And as far as you know, there is no Magic: The Gathering app around. And that is the truth.
But there is Shadow Era, by Kyle Poole. This game is as close as it gets to Magic, with a few minor differences.
You get to assemble your deck and beat the tar out of your opponents, that can be humans or the AI. As a great freemium game, you get to buy cards, decks or deck expansions with in-game earned money, or you can just skip the trouble and buy yourself some coin using your real money. Up to you.
If you choose to play against the machine (John Connor style), you’ll start with easy opponents, and work your way up to the big cheeses of the fantasy world.
The rules are simple. You have a hero that cannot die (it’s like the king in chess) and he’ll have a special ability. Some are focused on attack, others on defense, and others on support. They can be Human or Shadow, and the class of the hero will dictate which cards you can use (your allies and spells). You can select from Mage, Priest, Hunter or Warrior.
So basically, you can have a Human Mage, Human Priest, Human Hunter, Shadow Mage, Shadow Warrior, etc. You get the idea.
Then you’ll need points to spend. At the beginning of each round, you get to sacrifice one card. Each card you sacrifice will give you one point, that you’ll use to cast special spells or summon a card into the table.
If your hero dies, you lose the game.
The graphics are amazing, the animations are ok, and the user interface is almost perfect.
Apart from that, it is supported by a great community of enthusiasts.
From time to time, the developers will add cards and spells, using ideas contests in their forums. The best ideas are voted by the community and included in the next release.
Even better: you can play the game (with your account and your deck) in any browser, keeping your points and money, since all the information is stored in a server. So if you have an iPhone and an iPad, you can have both configured with your account and in sync with each other.
Check the video below and get it.
It is free, so unless you’re really not into that kind of game, you won’t have an excuse to not have it.