For all you casual gamers that are addicted to such games as Heroes of Kalevela, then you are in for a real treat when you play Imperial Island: Birth of an Empire. The gameplay and fun factors are pretty much the same. You are building new settlements as you hunt for supplies using a match 3 game grid. You get tools that will take our columns, rows, and areas off effect bombs.
It is really fun to watch as your little island nation builds up before your eyes. This story has a Sindbad, the Sailor kind of quality to it, but there is much more. Unlike in Kalevela, you don’t have to only deal with one main enemy and her henchbird. This game takes monsters from Persian and Arabic legends, and you have to pit yourself against them much like you would in Puzzle Quest. Imperial Island: Birth of an Empire is just as addictive as these other two, with a great storyline that will keep you playing the game all weekend to find out what happens next. Read more...(266 words, 31 images, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
If you are a person that just can’t get enough of Angry Birds, then 10Tons might have made this game just for you. I don’t know what they are serving the game developers in Finland, but it must be something good, because these guys and girls make just about the most addictive casual games out there. If you have played Angry Birds, you will find this to be similar, but there is a little backstory that leads up to our anti-hero’s silly acts of vengeance.
A tennis pro, Pagassi, has hit a slump due to his addiction to a vile sports drink, Explodz. Once he goes through rehab, he decides that Explodz needs to be destroyed, so he goes to the city where it is manufactured, and proceeds to take down the advertising clowns, the corrupt cops, the scientists, and other players involved with making this poison. His weapons of choice are his tennis racket, some very bouncy tennis balls, and cans of Explodz, and other explosives he finds along the way. Read more...(414 words, 31 images, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)
When Crio games put Farm Tribe 2 together, it was as if they melded older casual games into one. Farm Tribe 2 has the graphics of Virtual Villagers, the sounds of Asami’s Sushi Shop, and the gameplay style of *insert title of any Alawar/Melesta farming sim game here*.
Apparently, we are dealing with the fixing up the property that was found by Mark Chester and his daughter, Anne, that was found in Farm Tribe. Mark has decided to give this little slice of land to his daughter and her fiance’, Paul, as a wedding gift, never mind the fact that is sits on the ruins of some ancient South American culture we never learn the name of. Also, there is rumoured to be a treasure on the old farm, and the previous owner, Carter Brooks, is obsessed with finding it. Read more...(347 words, 31 images, estimated 1:23 mins reading time)
Heroes from the Past: Joan of Arc has the typical match 3 set-up, but like the Azkend games, you can choose your gameplay mode of swap, chain, or block base to remove pieces. While learning about Jeanne d’Arc’s endeavors to free her country from English rule during the early 15th century, but we are also popping out icon, and when we reach a certain number of icon and meet the requirement of each puzzle quest, then we are reward with a gold allotment to spend on rebuilding our medieval town. Read more...(253 words, 31 images, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
Many of the Farm Frenzy games pretty much play the same way, and if it were not for the fact that I am doing reviews on these casual games, I most likely would not play this series. Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age runs the same formulae, but instead of working the fields, we are working a penguin farm in the Arctic. We gather penguin eggs, make them into egg powder, and bake goodies from them, fight off predators,and even bring in other species of penguins to farm feathers. We have other animals we can buy to help us, and we even get some help from some Ice Age mammoths. Read more...(260 words, 31 images, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)