Category: Games

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 […]

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 […]

Ridge Racer Slipstream coming to Android this month

Publisher Namco Bandai has sent us the below image, which comes from new mobile racing title Ridge Racer: Slipstream. Despite never being as good as Daytona USA or Sega Rally, Ridge Racer’s a huge “proper console” franchise, so its appearance on Android and iOS is a pretty big deal. There’s a trailer of Ridge Racer: […]

Rovio gets in on the Candy Crush cloning with Juice Cubes

Angry Birds developer Rovio and its Rovio Stars offshoot has released a new free game on Google Play, which it calls Juice Cubes. It is, and we think we’re legally entitled to say this as fair opinion, quite similar to casual smash Candy Crush Saga, offering a familiar kind of colour-matching play style and complete […]

"The latest game from the PROFESSOR LAYTON adventure game series"

That’s the BOMBSHELL product description found beneath new Android game Layton Brothers Mystery Room, a title published for Android by developer Level 5 Inc.. It’s a free to download thing, with the initial preamble and the first two cases included for free. Like those and you can pay for more cases, which is a better […]

Classic adventure game The Last Express hits Android

DotEmu, our favourite retro developer and creator of the superb Android versions of R-Type and Raiden, has launched a new title today — The Last Express. It’s a conversion of the the 1990s adventure game, originally developed by famed game creator Jordan Mechner. It’s set on the Orient Express. You click and explore and talk […]

Smash shooter Sine Mora now on Android

Sine Mora is one of the shoot ‘em up world’s newest smash sensations, combining a weird “diesel punk” look with a story mode, stacks of weapon combinations and audio and graphic design from a couple of the most highly-regarded experts in their respective fields. And now it’s on Android, where a chunky £3.99 purchase gets […]

GO AND KILL YOURSELF (in Android game I Will Die)

The developer of I Will Die has sent us an email, suggesting we might be interested in his rather unique dying game. We think this may constitute some form of online abuse. The game itself is about a man who’s lost his partner, so decides he wants to die. That’s where you come in, helping […]

Google Play Games app now live for Android 2.2 and above

As well as announcing Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 today, Google also finally launched its umbrella app for the Google Play Games services that have been gradually integrated into some of Android’s top games over the last couple of months. The gaming service brings your game collection and people you’ve played against into […]

Crazy Taxi out now on Android

One of Sega’s many 1990s arcade/Dreamcast classics has been available for iOS devices for a while, a fact that’s caused us no end of angst and sleepless nights due to the incredible UNFAIRNESS of it all. But now it’s on Android. £4.03 gets you a mobile version of Crazy Taxi, with Sega claiming it’s an […]

  • Reviews

    • Sony Xperia Z2 review

      This is Sony’s latest go at producing a high-spec Android flagship model, with the Xperia Z2 ticking every one of 2014’s must-have tech bullet points. It has a large 5.2-inch 1080p display. It has the hot new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset inside. It has a massive 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s […]

    • LG/Google Nexus 5 review

      Nexus 5It’s smooth to use, the 1080p display is sharp, clear and bright, the device is extremely light and thin and therefore very pocketable and portable — much more so than other 5-inch phones we’ve used. And yet… we’re a bit unimpressed by the overall package…

    • Vodafone Huawei Ascend G510 review

      Huawei Ascend G510A relatively high-spec smartphone, with a 4.5″ display running at 480 x 854 resolution and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, plus the Ascend G510 arrives running Android 4.1.1 — albeit potentially hindered by Huawei only sticking 512MB of RAM inside it..

    • Kogan Agora 5.0" Dual-core Smartphone review

      We bought one of these using our actual money. We couldn’t quite believe that budget hardware maker Kogan was able to sell a 5″ Android phone for £119 plus delivery from Hong Kong so had to get one to have a look at the thing under our usual LABORATORY CONDITIONS. First impressions of the Kogan Agora […]

    • Panasonic Eluga review

      Panasonic ElugaThe Panasonic Eluga marks the company’s return to the European mobile phone scene years after several years of absence, and it’s come back to us with a moderately high-spec Android model that features a rather stylish, slim case.

    • HTC One V review

      The HTC One V is HTC’s third entry in its high-profile new HTC One range, offering a smaller 3.7″ display running on a single-core 1GHz processor. It is is very much the “affordable” option in HTC’s newest Android series, but it still arrives running the same HTC Sense 4 interface we saw in the excellent […]

    • HTC One S review

      The HTC One S is the piggy in the middle of HTC’s 2012 line-up, offering a 4.3″ AMOLED display inside a very slim and stylish aluminium chassis. You get the same ImageSense camera technology as employed to such great effect in the HTC One X, along with Android 4.0.3 and the very latest HTC Sense […]

    • HTC One X review

      Here it is then, HTC’s new quad-core monster, the 4.7″ flagship for 2012 that introduces the Tegra 3 processor to mobile phones, updates HTC’s range to Android 4.0 and brings us the supposedly streamlined version 4.0 of HTC’s Sense user interface. You also get a fantastic 8megapixel camera that we’ve previously examined in great detail, […]

    • HTC One X review: Camera, photo and video samples

      HTC’s new quad-core flagship phone doesn’t just feature Android 4.0, a 4.7″ display and Nvidia’s newest Tegra 3 chipset – there’s also an entirely new 8megapixel camera in the phone, powered by a system HTC is calling ImageSense. And this camera is one of the many highlights of the new Android phone, offering the perfect […]

    • Sony Xperia S review

      Xperia S Sony returns with an all-new mobile design for 2012, pairing a dual-core processor with a 720p display. It’s a lovely phone, but is it enough to end our Samsung and HTC obsession?

    • Sony Xperia S review: Camera, photo and video samples

      We’ve spent most of the last week captivated by the staggeringly sharp screen of the new Sony Xperia S, while putting together what will hopefully be something resembling a review for you all to read very shortly. In the meantime, to be getting on with, here are a few sample photos and videos, taken using […]

    • LG Prada 3.0 review

      LG Prada 3.0 review LG’s updated Prada phone comes with an absolutely crazy black & white theme, but is it just for fashionable suit wearers who want to make themselves look a bit more interesting?

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Tough Case for Galaxy Nexus

      £30? For a phone case? It had better be good.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Samsung Official Mesh Vent Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Samsung’s official Galaxy Nexus case. Costs a lot. Has a glittery little logo.

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: Case-Mate Barely There for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

      Fresh from reviewing the cheap and cheerful FlexiShield case for the Galaxy Nexus, we’re back with another protective offering from industry veteran Case-Mate. Although this particular product retails for around the same price as FlexiShield’s TPU option, it’s quite a different proposition. Review submitted by extremely patient retro gaming advisor Damo. As the name suggests, […]

    • ACCESSORY REVIEW: FlexiShield Case for Galaxy Nexus

      Seeing as we’ve just reviewed the brand spanking new Galaxy Nexus, we’re in the mood for some accessorising – and we don’t mean earnings and handbags. To that end, we’ll be covering a few Galaxy Nexus-themed items over the next few weeks, starting with the FlexiShield Case. Review submitted by reader, writer, gamer and occasional […]