Category: Opinion

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 [...]

Huawei becomes “official smartphone partner” of Arsenal football club

Some very rich men are about to be handed a load of free mobile phones, thanks to a deal between Huawei and Arsenal to declare the smartphone maker the official tech partner of the London club. The deal starts now and lasts until the end of the 15/16 session, and will see Arsenal players in [...]

Augmented reality virtual pet game Animin bringing CG poo to a table near you

Next week’s Toy Fair will see the launch of Animin, a modern take on the virtual pet phenomenon that uses augmented reality to project your little animal friends out into the real world via a smartphone or tablet display. The game is your classic virtual pet kind of thing, only they “exist” in the real [...]

STATS: Android and Windows Phone share up in the UK, iOS down

Analyst Kantar Worldpanel has released its latest set of data covering the UK’s smartphone OS sales situation, showing that the Android user percentage continues to rise over here, with Google’s OS now powering well over half of all smartphones sold in the UK. The numbers, for the three months ending in November of 2013, show [...]

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 [...]

BEST DEALS: Moto G now £99 online at Tesco

We thought the Moto G was the best Android deal EVER when it launched last month at around £130, now it can be bought for just £99 from Tesco Direct. It’s in stock at the time of writing, but unless Tesco has five million of them in its warehouse, it surely won’t stay in stock [...]

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 [...]