Friday, July 21, 2017

The Forest Temple introduction - Trick & Tips

The Forest Temple is a cool physics-based adventure game. Instead of one hero, in The Forest Temple, you've got two, and you'll need to use them both to get through the levels. Control WaterGirl with the [W, A, S, D] keys, and direct FireBoy with the arrow keys. At the same time. You'll be collecting diamonds as you make your way to the exit in each level; blue diamonds can only be grabbed by WaterGirl, and red ones are reserved for FireBoy. You'll need to get them both safely to their exit doors if you want to progress, which is easier said than done. Both characters are vulnerable to their opposing elements, such as pools of water or lava, and green pools are deadly to both of them. One wrong move and you'll have to restart the level. (Or click the green button at the bottom of the screen to restart manually if you get stuck.)

If you play as Fireboy then you can walk through the lava lakes; if you play as Watergirl, then you can walk through the water lakes. Neither character can walk through the green lake, though, so don’t even try to walk through them or you will end up dying and making your teammate lose as well.

If you start a level and either win or lose and you want to be paired up with the same person again, then hit the restart button, and if they hit it too, you will be paired with them again. However, if you want a different person, then hit the main menu button instead and then restart the level.
Look out for switches that open doors that you need to get through, as well. One player needs to open the door by standing on the switch, while the other one needs to run through the open door. Once one of you runs through the door, step on the switch on the other side so that the other player can go through the door as well.

Make sure that you are in an area with a good internet connection. If you have a lousy connection, then you are going to have a lousy performance when you play. You should have at least three bars of LTE, or have cable wifi, in order for the connection with the other player to remain strong.
If, even after you have a good connection, you can’t get the game to work right, then shut the game down, and then open it back up. When you open the game back up (in an area with a good connection of course), go to the level select screen again and open the level that you were trying to play, and it should work.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Final Ninja introduction

Final Ninja, created by the same Nitrome team (Simon Hunter and Aaron Steed) that brought us, Dirk Valentine, is here! This side-scrolling action adventure has plenty of tricks up its sleeve, and the word "ninja" alone will grab many players. In Final Ninja's case, however, I'm happy to say that it's one of the few ninja-based titles that really is fun (and faithfully ninja-like, for that matter).

In Final Ninja, you play an anime-inspired ninja armed with throwing stars, a grappling rope, and the ability to stealth-hide into the shadows. The stealth mode is a pretty fun tactic, as you'll be met with lots of security systems and enemies that will require a delicate touch to overcome. The grapple is definitely the key mechanic that makes this game shine. Without it, it'd be just another run-and-gun ninja platformer (although still noteworthy).

You're charged with the task of completing each level by reaching a black data access card, all with the intent of facing down your nemesis, Akuma. It's the classic "student tries to rebel against old-and-wise master" story, as you're called into action once again after 10 years of meditation to don the special ninja suit and vanquish your arch rival. You can use the [arrow] or [WASD] keys to run and jump, while the mouse button fires your throwing stars and grapple (aimed by the mouse cursor). Pressing [down] or [S] will let you enter stealth mode, a state in which you'll become virtually transparent except for your cool green, glowing eyes. This state allows most enemies and security lasers to pass you by you undetected. And it wouldn't be a ninja game without wall-jumping, would it? You can push against any wall to latch onto it, slowing your fall until you jump in the opposite direction.

The real acrobatics come from using the grapple. Throwing stars can be fired in quick succession by tapping the mouse, but if you click and hold it instead of releasing, you'll fire the grapple that hooks onto most surfaces and lets you swing from ledge to ledge. The grappling system will be most familiar to those who have played the Worms series. Once deployed, you can climb up and down the rope by using the applicable directional key or gain momentum by swinging back and forth. You can even gain enough momentum from a standstill to pull a complete 360 (if you can master the right timing between the up-and-down and side-to-side movement).

Analysis: Nitrome didn't stray off the beaten path when it comes to the look and feel of Final Ninja. The cartoonish pixel graphics are exactly what we're used to seeing and they're just as good as ever. Aside from a seemingly "sticky" wall jumping mechanic, I was a bit hard-pressed to find many faults in Final Ninja. Level progression tempo is tuned perfectly, introducing new elements level by level with signpost tutorial hints along the way. Within each level, no matter where you are, you'll never find yourself far from an arrow indicating which direction you should follow so you don't get lost.

As you get past the fifth level or so, a larger variety of enemies and security systems are introduced, keeping your environments interesting and dynamic. Things get a bit tougher when electric platform edges are introduced, limiting your grappling options. Quote the game, "Even a ninja cannot defeat electricity...I respect its ability to bring death to those who are slow".

An interesting, atmospheric and all-around fun grapple-based platformer from Nitrome!
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Friday, July 7, 2017

Swords and Sandals 2: Emperor's Reign

This is a game based on the Roman gladiators. You take part in lots of tournaments and duels, your goal is to become the champion of the arena from being a weak prisoner to defeating the powerful and evil Emperor Antares.
Strategy and Tactics Edit

There is a total of 8 skills in the game:

  • Strength - increases attack damage (including ranged); unlocks ax and mace section
  • Agility - Increases movement speed and jump range; unlocks sword and range section
  • Attack - Increases chance of hitting
  • Defense - Increases chance of blocking
  • Vitality - Increases total health; increases health regeneration from sleeping
  • Charisma - increases crowd population; increases taunt chance and damage; decreases item cost from shop
  • Stamina - Increases total energy; increases energy gain from sleeping
  • Magicka - unlocks spells and potions

Weapons in the game 

Here is a list of weapons in the game:

The first weapon you get is a rusty dagger. It does barely any damage and is given to you for no charge. You can enchant it for free.

-Swords - slashing weapons such as swords are truly the weapon of the gentleman. *requires at least 1 ability to use*

All of these weapons are unaffected statistics. These stats may vary depending on your skill points.

-Dagger (Note: also free enchanting for this weapon)

3-9 slashing damage

requires at least 3 agility

cost 1285 gold


4-16 slashing damage

requires at least 6 agility

cost 2270 gold


5-25 slashing damage

requires at least 9 agility

cost 3535 gold


6-36 slashing damage

requires at least 12 agility

cost 5078 gold

-Bastard Sword

9-81 slashing damage

requires at least 21 agility

cost 11383 gold


10-100 slashing damage

requires at least 24 agility

cost 14042 gold


7-49 slashing damage

requires at least 15 agility

cost 6901 gold


8-64 slashing damage

requires at least 18 agility

cost 9002

-Knight Sword

12-144 slashing damage

requires at least 27 agility

cost 20198 gold

-Silver Longsword

14-196 slashing damage

requires at least 30 agility

cost 27470 gold


16-256 slashing damage

requires at least 33 agility

cost 35858 gold

-Crystal Sword

18-324 slashing damage

requires at least 36 agility

cost 45362 gold


19-361 slashing damage

requires at least 39 agility

cost 50533 gold


20-400 slashing damage

requires at least 42 agility

cost 55982 gold


21-441 slashing damage

requires at least 45 agility

cost 61711 gold

-Raj Scimitar

22-484 slashing damage

requires at least 48 agility

cost 67718 gold


23-529 slashing damage

requires at least 51 agility

cost 74005 gold

-Ancestor Katana

24-576 slashing damage

requires at least 54 agility

cost 80570 gold

-Kansai Spirit


requires at least 57 agility

cost 87415 gold


26-676 slashing damage

requires at least 60 agility

cost 94538 gold

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Dragon Fist 3

The 3rd version of Dragon Fist game has been published in portal, occurred with "Kung Fu" fighting style that everyone likes. Are you ready for a hard struggle to be a champion with lightning-fast punches and kicks? You can use the most special "Kung Fu" martial arts techniques to beat and defuse your opponents. And also, special "Ninja" weapons will help you at the same time.

To play this game as 2 players, select "2 Player" section from the game menu. Analyze kung fu masters' attributes and select your favorite fighter. When the second player completes his selection, game I'll start immediately.

Game Controls:

1st Player (On the Left):
Movements Keys: W,A,S,D - Action Keys: T,Y,U
Special Hit: T+Y
Weapon Take Out: S+U

2nd Player (On the Right):
Movement Keys: Arrow Keys - Action Keys: 4,5,6 (Number Keypad)
Special Hit: 4+5
Weapon Take Out: Down Arrow Key + 6

Some question about Dragon Fist 3

What is the dragon fist 3 cheat code?
just type out "tao" on the menu and it unlocks everything that is needed.
How do Dragon Fist 3 Cheats to unlock the dragon style?
once you've unlocked the character editor you have to name your character tao.
Where are the dragon fist 3 cheats?
Dragon Fist 3 glitch
Are there cheats for dragon fist 3?
(master shaou, anything with shauo) you unlock all unlockable items!
How do you get all the special moves in dragon fist 3?
after you unlock the character editor, type in tao.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Palisades Guardian 3 introduction

Palisades Guardian 3 is the next sequel in the popular first person shooting defense game! Perfect your accuracy and earn coins to upgrade your skills and weapons. Defend against waves of mechanical enemies and hone your skills to defend and uphold your base. Extremely polished graphics, 9 different weapons, 9 different stages...can you win? Upgrade your skills and weapons in the post-game menu. Grab the old, trustworthy and precise rifle as that will be your first weapon for surviving the alien invasion! Blast brains of bugs, monsters, creepy aliens and other ugly creatures before they reach and destroy your base. Earn medals and use them to purchase better weapons, unlock new stages, purchase few bombs along with other defensive things. 
1. Click to shoot.
2. Spacebar to aim down your gun sight.

3. Power-Ups: Buy Power-Ups before you start a round, and then click the Power-Up icon in the top left of your screen. Select a target for your Power-Up if prompted.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

2048: Top 7 tips, hints, and cheats to help you stack your way to a higher score!

2048 is a matching game where your job is to combine matching tiles to create larger numbered tiles. When there are no more moves left and the board is full, the game is over. If you want to get to the mythical 2048 tile, you'll have to think strategically and plan your moves carefully. Here are some tips and cheats on how to work your way up to a better score each and every time in 2048!

1. Understand how the board moves

In 2048 you only have 4 main gestures and they are up, down, left, and right. Every time you swipe, every tile on the board moves in that position as far as it possibly can. If multiple cards can combine at once, they will do so. Keep this in mind and understand how moves work before swiping a tile that may or may not end up where you thought it would.

2. Don't chase large tiles

Sometimes it's really hard to resist temptation and chase larger numbered tiles across the board in order to combine them. This almost always puts you in a worse position than a better one. Instead, focus on combining smaller tiles and worry less about a specific set of tiles. They'll almost always meet up at some point, or you end up making a tile that ends up right next to it.

3. Work your way towards the corners

Staying in the corners assures you have more of the main game board to bring in new tiles. I've found that keeping tiles grouped into the corners works the best. Bring new tiles into the middle area when you can and then you can swipe them to the corners in order to combine. Sometimes I start off in the upper left-hand corner but see an opportunity to make larger combos by moving the entire board to the bottom left or diagonal. Working in the corners makes a shift in strategy a lot easier.

4. Plan ahead

This somewhat goes along with my first tip, but seriously, plan ahead. Look at everything you have on the board and what bringing a 2 or 4 card in will do to change it. Perhaps you see a match right now but bringing a 2 down on the other side would create multiple matches in one move. That's what you want to do.

5. Slow down and think

Sometimes it's hard to tell what the absolute best move is, and if we don't make it, that's okay too. 2048 gives you lots of opportunities to recover from a bad move as long as you have empty spaces on the board to work with. If you really aren't sure what the best move is, re-evaluate where cards are on the board and whether or not you need to change their position before worrying about new cards.

6. Always make moves where multiple tiles merge first

If you come across an instance where you can merge multiple stacks of cards at once, take it. The more spaces you keep open on the board, the better flexibility you have when bringing in new cards and getting them where you want. With single moves you're basically replacing a card you stacked with a new one. When multiple cards can be combined, you're only bringing one new card onto the board but you're getting rid of more than one. And that's always a good thing.

7. Check out our tips for Threes!

If you like 2048, why not check out the game that "inspired" it, Threes! While Threes! and 2048 aren't played exactly the same way, they are very similar when it comes to gameplay strategy. Our very own Simon Sage put together a killer guide on Threes! a while back and a lot of his tips apply to 2048 as well, so be sure to check it out!

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Epic War 5 (Strategy)

I have a love-hate relationship with ArtLogic Games' Epic War series. In the games in the series, the player gathers different units for his/her army, train them up and then go beat the really-OMG-difficult-epic battles that are unlocked after completing the game. I really enjoyed figuring out how to beat those tough battles and when I eventually did, the feeling was satisfying.

Unfortunately, the battles themselves were tediously long. I usually found myself sleepy while playing. It was not just that the big bad boss-guy-thingy in the battle has insane amounts of HP. It was also that the battles tend to run slowly on my computer. I am not sure if it was because of a large number of units I have in the battle or if certain large units consume more computing resource.

The Epic War series is not for everyone. If you do enjoy figuring out how to solve problems, if you have patience and time, then the Epic War series is for you. Otherwise, consider paying the kid next door a few bucks to fight the actual battles for you while you focus on the fun parts of unit upgrading and backseat playing.

The latest in the Epic War series is Epic War 5: Hell's Gate. Note that the screenshots are from version 1.03. Updates may still upload later after this article is written.

Players will spend a lot of time on this interface unless the kid next door is hired.

Epic War 5 is similar to the other games in the series. The player has his/her hero and an army of units coming from the left. And the opposition has its army waiting to the right. The player's units are automatically trained and deployed over time but the player may order them forward or back (retreat!).

The difference this time is that the player has to protect his/her hero and beat up the target unit (usually it is the big boss) on the other side of the map. No need to protect the 'castle' this time. Instead, up to four buildings may be summoned (there are spells for that) to help. The opposition's buildings are already on the battlefield.

In addition to that, spells this time round are attached to the hero and the units. The player has access to whatever spells that the hero and/or the unit provides. Spells may be used to blast the battlefield or buff units. I noticed that only one buff may be active at one time. Casting a new buff cancels the old one.
After the battle.

Winning the battle awards Experience to the hero and each unit that participated, along with an Accessory. In addition to that, completing a level for the first time will usually unlock a new unit.

Selecting the Pokemon units for the next battle.

In between fights, the player may set up his/her army. The units to be deployed may be equipped with any Accessory won from previous battles. In addition to that, each unit may be improved with Experience, which is used to buy skills that add new spells or improve the unit's stats.
This is the core fun of the game: choosing the best setup to beat insanely tedious difficult battles.

Skills available.

The hero and each unit have a simple skill tree of three branches with three skills in each branch. The screenshot above pretty much explains how it works.

There are three heroes to choose from, each with different skills available and different stories. However, the fun part of the game is the epic battles unlocked after completing the story.

It also helps me sleep at night.

Help for the new player.

The game does provide decent help for players new to the series in the form of text hints. So the game is not too difficult to learn or play. It only starts to get difficult after the game is completed.

As stated earlier, not everyone may enjoy this game. It is fun developing each unit to see what they are capable of. And it is satisfying to beat a difficult level. The main drawback is the tediously long battles.
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The Forest Temple introduction - Trick & Tips

The Forest Temple is a cool physics-based adventure game. Instead of one hero, in The Forest Temple, you've got two, and you'...