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Save a Life

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Dumb Ways to Die” has finally made it to Android after the game has been available for iOS for several months.  If there was ever a mobile game that I had seen for Apple products but not been able to play because I prefer not to use an iPhone (not violently, I’m not crazy).  What is Dumb Ways to Die?  I’m assuming if you’ve found this article you’ve seen the viral video sensation created as a PSA by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia.

Here’s the video to refresh your memory:

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No Monkey Business, Just Monkeys, and Business

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Crazy, stupid, fun.  That is all I could think while playing the offering from Size Five Games (the makers of a game we reviewed long ago called “Ben There, Dan That!”) called “Gun Monkeys.”  Now, I know that words like “crazy” and especially “stupid” typically have a negative connotation, but let me be clear that this is not the case today.  Yes, this game is crazy, nearly certifiably insane.  Yes, it makes little to no sense from a story perspective.  No, none of that matters, because while I’m playing all I can do is laugh and have fun.

What is the story behind Gun Monkeys that makes no sense?  Well, if you really have to know, you are a CEO of a giant corporation who powers the world with the Continue reading

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Dots, Lots of Dots

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Well, another plane ride along with the pre/post-flight time in the airport means only one thing.  No, not buying an overpriced bottle of water and hoping that I don’t get strip searched, downloading another mobile game for some quick casual gaming.  For this trip my in-flight entertainment choice was “Dots.”

As you would guess, this game is about, well, dots.  Dots is a game in the same style made popular by Popcap’s “Big Money” but with a small twist.  Instead of simply demolishing pockets of like-colored circles to gain points, you choose Continue reading

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Race The Sun

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The newest episode of Super Budget Brothers has just been posted! This week we played and reviewed the game “Race The Sun.” Give it a listen!

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Listen to the episode here.

“Race the Sun is an intense action game that could be described as a mash-up of Star Fox and Temple Run with a community focus.”

Pick up the game here.

Pros:
– Simple runner concept plays well to a 3D environment
– Controls are smooth and responsive
– Unlocking items and powerups through challenges gives the game a natural difficulty curve

Cons:
– Price point feels a bit high
– Some of the challenges seem a bit on the ridiculous side
– Average game is average

Ratings, next week’s game and contact information after the jump.

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Left 4 Dead 2

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For those who know me this pick comes as no surprise.  For those of you who know nothing about me or my gaming choices, I LOVE HORROR!  More than that, I am one of those who has been sucked into the seemingly never ending zombie obsession which has swept the world and to be honest, I don’t know if I’ll ever get enough.  Now that we have an understanding, we can move on to the pick:  “Left 4 Dead 2.”

Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) is a first person shooter based in a zombie infested near future.  The player is thrown into the role of a survivor in a small group of 4 who have to fight their way through many different paths to (hopefully) end up at an extraction point which will apparently take you to salvation.  In a similar fashion to our last game Continue reading

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Half Minute Hero

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So today for the Game a Day Challenge I played a game which I rather enjoy, and one that has about the longest title known to man, “Half Minute Hero:  Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy.”

Now don’t let the name scare you, actually, maybe you should.  This game is more or less a classic fantasy RPG but with uncontrolled combat, a “missions” level division, oh yeah, and you only have 30 seconds to Continue reading

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Don’t Starve

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For day #14 in the Game a Day Challenge, today we tested our will to survive and dove into “Don’t Starve.”  Don’t Starve is a open survival game which requires players to build a home and sustainable living arrangements while worrying about their health, hunger, sanity, and all manner of wild beasts.

Don’t Starve does have an “Adventure Mode,” which is more or less the equivalent of a story mode.  We elected to consider the game a success if we survived 30 days in the never ending survival mode instead because, well, to be quite blunt adventure mode is hecka hard!  There is no realistic way Continue reading

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Zombie Driver

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Well, when you consider that I am playing through a new game every day I guess it was only a matter of time…Today, with “Zombie Driver,” was the day that I finally played a game which I didn’t like.   I’m not going to play mind games and drag out the review seeming neutral until the end, you are my readers and I will not lead you astray.

Zombie Driver is an arcade/adventure(?) game in which you are a driver who cruises through a zombie infested city killing the walkers and saving fellow survivors.  The story goes on to reveal how the zombies Continue reading

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Lone Survivor Review

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Today was the return to long games and frustrated play as I dove into “Lone Survivor.”  Lone Survivor is a horror adventure game in which you play a man who lives alone and has no apparent history, and who is trying to discover where the citizens in his hometown have gone and where the zombie-like creatures who are terrorizing the city came from.  Sadly, those questions don’t really get answered, and that’s my big complaint with the game.

In an adventure game with graphics meant to instill nostalgia the story is typically the aspect which carries the rest of the game.  Lone Survivor creates a lot of story points Continue reading

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The Binding of Isaac

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Sometimes life gets in the way of your plans and sometimes you just aren’t feeling up to the task you’ve given yourself…on occasions such as today, both are the case.  When I feel demotivated in gaming or overwhelmed I reach for the title that I played today (and play after nearly every live broadcast):  The Binding of Isaac.

The Binding of Isaac is an arcade-style dungeon crawl in which you take control of a young child who is trying to escape the clutches of his fanatical mother on a mission to Continue reading

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