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When a super nova threatens a planet full of cats (multiple planets, actually), the self-appointed task of saving them falls on a pair of big-hearted extraterrestrials. The duo will have to hop from world to world, gathering as many kitties as they can before the time limit runs out. Then doing it again, of course. Because CATS, people. Because cats.
The gameplay functions as a sort of weird combination of gravity-based claw machine meets incremental in-game improvements found in titles like Katamari Damacy. The ship’s tractor beam can only pick up the smaller felines at first, but after enough of them are carried off it gains strength and can be used to lift much larger targets. Coins earned through play can be used to buy new ships or upgrade a specific one, while stars acquired through achievement-like progress will unlock new worlds. And there are always special hidden kitties to find and (hopefully) rescue.
The US release of Cats Away should be out sometime around the end of June/beginning of July and $0.99 is all that’s needed to secure this universal iOS cat carrier.
Remember Bumping Bears at the start of the year? It was a cool mix of cute bear-rearing and real life socializing. Players got the chance to adopt bears to play and raise with on their own donut planet. It gets stranger, though, with 70 bear professions to aspire to and over 100,000 unique outfit combinations to discover!
Bumping Bears was only in its open beta stage, however. Now, it’s been fully launched and there’s a cute trailer to check out. There’s also no longer the need to login via Facebook to participate in the game! Players can enter their bears into contests, as well as climb the career ladder and be nurtured. Oh and the outfit combination count has gone up to the quite ridiculous number of 30 billion (yes, billion) variants!
Kids in particular are bound to love this cuddly social game Bumping Bears. It’s out now and it’s free to play.
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Some might call it the circle of life, other will call it the food chain, NomNom Combo calls it a game. In this new “king of the jungle” matching game, players match animals together and then match the prey animals with the predators in return for in-game currency. This obviously isn’t a typical matching game. Honestly, how many matching games out there have a problem with blocks eating other blocks? In NomNom Combo, players aren’t just focused on making matches, they are also concerned with making matches in a way that will keep their predator’s bellies full.
Players start each game by placing animals like flies and frogs as tiles on the game board. If a player places a fly next to a frog it will run in the opposite direction until it hits the edge of the board. If the fly is placed in such a way that it can’t run, or runs into another frog, then it is eaten by the frog and the player is awarded a certain number of coins. However, placing three flies close together will turn them into a mouse, making it impossible for a frog to eat. To eat the mouse the player must match three frogs and make a snake. Three mice turn into a rabbit, three snakes turn into an eagle continuing through sheep, manatees, wolves, and so on through various predator and prey combos. Though not quite evolutionarily sound, this progression to larger animals is what makes the game more puzzle-like than other matching games.
Players can’t just place animals on the board randomly making matches. At the start of each game they are awarded a certain number of random animals to place. They’ll need to plan out their placements so they can “evolve” the biggest predators and prey in tandem and in placements where the predator can eventually get at the prey. Coins are awarded for each prey animal that is eaten and these coins are used to buy more animals to place, continuing the game.
NomNom Combo is certainly a unique matching puzzle game. It’s both fun to play and challenging to master. The balance between matching and strategy makes the game a great choice for players looking for a challenge.
Note: NomNom Combo is currently only available in the Canadian App Store and will get a wider release later this quarter.
Following a familiar yet addictive path, EA Mobile’s latest release Fly With Me! is an endless runner – or should I say flyer – title.
Players take the role of a bird as they avoid hurdles like trees, geysers and Venus fly trap, while they also chomp their way through the many bees in their path. It’s easy to get the hang of with regular taps to the screen keeping the bird buoyant.
The challenge truly lies in the chance to gain up to 3 stars throughout each level, representing a perfect score. There are also gears to collect, leading to the unlocking of an impressive robot bird.
45 levels in all are on offer to players, plus there’s the inclusion of a Kid mode which comes with 30 additional levels, all focused on a friendlier difficulty level and with no need to eat bees to maintain altitude. It’s an ideal mode for the younger or novice player.
Fly With Me! is out now priced at $0.99. New enemy characters and birds are promised in a future update.
I’m a sucker for cute things, even more so when they’re cute cuddly toys. This is how I find myself with a small yet adorable collection of Beanie Babies. This is also how a game by the name of Beanie Ballz Bounce caught my attention.
Beanie Ballz Bounce is a simple yet addictive game. The player must tilt their iOS device back and forth in order to get their Beanie Ballz to bounce and jump from platform to platform. Colorful characters such as Avalanche, Bandit and Gumdrop must avoid the evil Monstaz such as Lola, Trixie and Zelda. TY hearts can also be collected for bonuses across the multiple levels that include obstacles such as disappearing platforms.
It’s the kind of game that kids are bound to enjoy and future levels are promised in an update along with achievements and Facebook/Twitter connectivity.
Beanie Ballz Bounce is out now and it’s free to download.
Long distance relationships are tough. Heck I’ve been there. It’s horrible being away from loved ones for any length of time. An app like JustUs could take the edge off things however.
It’s an app that allows users to receive reminders whenever their loved one thinks about them during the day. Fortunately it’s not done through reading brain activity or anything like that, it’s all down to the couple having their own copy of the JustUs app.
Set up is pretty easy with users having a private code to share between each other. Once they meet up, a bump of iOS devices together and the app imports a picture of the other half. Then, whenever one user opens the app, they see a photo of their loved one and the loved one receives a notification that they’re being thought of.
It’s that simple and really quite a cute idea. JustUs is out now priced at $0.99 per copy (as of course you need two copies!). Check out the video explaining it below.
I’ll admit that having seen and played many different physics based puzzle games, they have to be pretty special looking to excite me. Furmins could well be that game though.
For one thing, Furmins is from Housemarque, developers of console hits such as Super Stardust HD, Outland and Dead Nation. For another, it looks fun!
Having made its debut at Gamescom earlier this month, there’s a new gameplay trailer to absorb along with a series of screenshots. Furmins is all about players having to guide a series of loveable creatures by the same name across numerous levels by rearranging items and carefully manoevring bumpers and conveyor belts.
A two pronged release is planned with two different versions to choose from. A Freemium and Universal version provides 12 playable levels with more possible to buy via in-app purchases, kind of like a regular Lite version then. A Premium edition of the game will also be available with the choice of an Universal app or a cheaper iPhone/iPod version. The Premium version offers over 40 levels across 4 different game worlds, plus there’ll be a few in-app purchases available as well.
Promising multiple different ways to solve each level, Furmins looks like it could be an interesting one to keep an eye on. It’ll be out later this year.
Heard of Frogs Vs. Pests before? It’s a quirky game all about helping the frogs stick their tongues out in order to catch the pests while dodging numerous obstacles. Careful aiming is vital for success. Essentially it’s an arcade style shooter with cutesy graphics hoping to entertain players.
Now, developers DreamBrother has released a new version of the game entitled Frogs Vs. Pests Seasons. a seasonal edition of the game, made all the more tempting by being free to download at the moment. Offering 60 levels in all, Frogs Vs. Pests Seasons promises to offer more obstacles such as volcanoes and springs to slow down the frogs’ attacks. Besides the regular mode, a challenge mode offers more of a challenge with the need to protect flowers paramount and a supply of yellow bees aiding exactly that.
Frogs Vs. Pests Seasons is available now for free so it’s an ideal time to give it a try.