Category: Apps

Mr Flap is a Flappy Bird homage that’s… quite good

We spent a few happy minutes blissfully playing Mr Flap last night, a game that takes the Flappy Bird mechanic and flips it… folds it… bends it… into a circle. It’s circular Flappy Bird, with players flapping at moving gates that expand to change position as your tiny bird “laps” the course. That’s all you [...]

“Play your favourite BBC One TV quiz show Pointless, anytime and anywhere!”

Pointless, the prime-time BBC quiz show that’s become a bit of a sensation among the post-Countdown afternoon TV crowd, is now on Android. The Pointless – Quiz with Friends app costs £1.49 and features in-app purchases too, so there’s no chance of it finding its way onto any of the Eurodroid telephones. But if you [...]

BBC iPlayer app opens up downloads to all ICS devices and above

The slow rollout of programme download options on the Android BBC iPlayer app has ended, with the latest version of the BBC’s app now updated to allow all Android devices running the “Ice Cream Sandwich” code or higher to download content for viewing offline or without the modern menace of buffering. The description below the [...]

BBC goes “freemium” with Top Gear: Race the Stig

This is rather odd. New game Top Gear: Race the Stig has popped up on Google Play from BBC Worldwide, offering a kiddy-looking race game complete with power-ups, recreations of vehicles from the TV show and the option of in-app purchases. You apparently race The Stig, but it’s not exactly Gran Turismo… Really needs a [...]

R-Type II now on Android

Another classic from yesteryear has popped up on Google Play, with our favourite retro porters DotEmu sticking up R-Type II yesterday. The difficulty settings have been tweaked because people today are WEAK and PATHETIC (and playing using on-screen buttons), there’s a variety of control systems to choose from, plus auto-fire and aspect ratio tools. Plus [...]

Sonic Racing Transformed out now on Android

Sega’s transition to mobile developer continues, with a version of its well-received home console Mario Kart clone Sonic Racing Transformed arriving on Android today. For £2.99 you get to race 10 characters around tracks inspired by Sega games of old, with the game’s Google Play listing claiming multiplayer racing is “coming soon” too. We can’t [...]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas now live on Android

One of the largest and most popular games in the history of all gamekind is now on Android, with publisher Rockstar sticking Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas up for download today. For a £4.99 investment you get a game that’s been “remastered” and contains “improved character models” compared with the PS2 original, plus there’s cloud-based [...]

Sonic 2 now on Google Play

Possibly the most IMPORTANT Sega game of them all has just arrived on Google Play, with the Android version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 now yours in return for £2.18. It ought to be a cracker too, as it uses the same engine that powered the stunning version of Sonic CD, plus this “remastered” release [...]

Angry Birds Go! launches today

It’s here. The apocalypse. The Angry Birds franchise has turned itself into a driving games, offering what the mobile developer calls “downhill racing” in Angry Birds Go! It sees Rovio use its mega-franchise to shift physical merchandise Skylanders style, thanks to selling a range of Telepods alongside it that can be used to switch characters [...]

Double Dragon Trilogy now on Android

Retro specialist DotEmu has another Triple-A classic up on Google Play today, with Double Dragon Trilogy now available for the upfront price of £2.69. For that you get Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone, which have been enhanced with new control schemes and difficulty settings to take [...]