Posts Tagged ‘action’

Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles in review!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Released before Christmas this little gem from Japanese development house, Mechanic Arms was already wagging tongues in the Nintendo community before its release. Now, after swinging into the European and American Nintendo eShop, the results are in and it’s time to see how our latest title, Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles has fared.

One of the first reviews was by Darkain Arts  who emphasized that “Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles is a fun game to play and is a breeze to pick up play in short bursts. With SO many levels to play through in this game you can keep playing for long sessions or just grab a quick level in while you’re out an about. This game is great fun.” Overall it was scored a whooping 9/10!

NintendoLife described the action-puzzler as a “great entertainment; a good fit for the eShop” which is “easy to learn and challenging enough to keep you invested”, scoring it a superb 7/10.

Pure Nintendo’s Trevor Gould prasied the title scoring it 7.5/10 and adding that “I can also confidently say that this is a download that’s worth your time.  Banana Bliss Jungle Puzzles is another good puzzle platformer for 3DS.

More reviews followed suit, with Family Friendly Gaming scoring Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles an awesome 89/100 as well as First Comic News’ Matthew Szewczyk praising the game for its suitability for all ages adding that “I would not be surprised if my kids found this little gem installed on their 3DS systems on Christmas morning, Santa is with the times after all, and I think they would have a blast with it.

And last but not least, a video review by ClassicGameRoom:

 

See what all the fuss is about and get your own copy of the game and start your adventure through the jungles of Paradise Island today!

Climb and swing though the jungle canopy in Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

 Climb and swing though the jungle canopy in Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles!

JUMP, CLIMB and RUN in the latest action puzzler to hit Nintendo eShop!

Guide Morris the monkey through the dense jungle canopies of Paradise Island to collect all the scattered hearts for his beloved Molly. Find the invisible banana in each stage to unlock extra stages for even more blissful fun! Watch out for nasty jungle critters in your hunt for hearts and bananas and use the jungle blocks to create the best route in each puzzle.

Game Features

  • Swing through over 300 puzzles in 7 jungle-inspired worlds!
  • Climb and interact with boulders, bars and other items to clear each puzzle
  • Avoid or destroy the jungle critters that roam aimlessly around the jungle
  • Earn a Banana Bonus in each level to save the level’s replay and watch it back with Playback!

Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles will be available on Nintendo 3DS in Europe and the Americas from December 19 for 3.99/$3.99.

Battle it out in Clash of Elementalists!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

I heard that battling was your thing…well this April you’ll be able to take to the ring and fight it out in a mighty clash against the elements!

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Step into the shoes of one of the four Elementalists each possessing their own superior power – fire, earth, air and water and take to the battlefields in a fight of superiority!

Draw on the unique abilities of your chosen character and use their elements to counter attack from afar or in hand-to-hand combat. Destroy the other Elementalists in engaging and explosive rounds of single-play onslaughts or compete with your friends using local wireless connection! Take the battle above the clouds or in the depths of ancient ruins as you fight for your Elementalist to be the only and final victor!

Screenshots Battle it out in Clash of Elementalists!

  • Play for victory in 4 different modes: Training, Arcade, Free Battle and Versus
  • Battle against your friends in 2 player mode via DS Wireless Play
  • Select your character based on their elements; Celsius, Biot, Fahrenheit or Mole
  • Master insane finishing moves for an incredible game-play experience!

Clash of Elementalists is available this Thursday (11th of April) in North America and Europe via Nintendo eShop for $4.99/€4.99 and via Nintendo DSiWare for 500 Nintendo DSi PointsTM!

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Feel the power of the planetary elements in this fight of the season and check out the official trailer below!

Heavy Fire’s Shattered Spear has hit its target!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

How did Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear fair?

Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear, the latest release from the popular franchise Heavy Fire, takes your solider Will, on a mission to Iran to rescue a spy who has stolen secret documents about an Iranian nuclear facility. In the toughest operation yet, you are required to rescue your spy, protect your based and take the fight to the enemy, bringing down the threat of nuclear weapons.

A month after its release, the sequel to the popular on-rails shooter has made its mark on the gaming world with Examiner.com releasing a recent review by reviewer Zachary Martinez.

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Shattered Spear was described as “more honest and challenging than those popular military shooters”. The review goes on to highlight that “the levels are well constructed and there is more environment interaction that that immovable barrel in CoD or invincible pool chairs in Dead Island.”

Overall, Shattered Spear was awarded 8 out of 10 by Examiner.com for keeping true to the original style of on-rails shooters. Check out the full review HERE or head over to the game’s page at www.heavyfire.com!

Already an impressive start to the year for the Heavy Fire series, we cannot wait to see how our other upcoming games fair in the coming months!

And for a quick reminder into Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear’s game play, take a look at its official trailer!

Looking through the eyes of Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear’s Project Manager

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

With the excitement and anticipated release of the next installment to the Heavy Fire series, Shattered Spear, I decided to sit down and have a quick chat with Mariusz, the Project Manager from Teyon about his team’s work in producing the latest Heavy Fire game. And here is what he had to say…

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What is the basic story-line behind the game?

The storyline in this version is completely different to the previous Heavy Fire titles. So far, every Heavy Fire release has had its own unique adventure and this release is no different. The only consistency between each version of the game is the main character, Will, who this time takes part in missions in Afghanistan and Iran where he, along with his team, try to prevent a nuclear disaster.

Are there any new additions to the mechanics of the game?

Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear is based on similar mechanics to the previous titles. However, there have been a number of minor and major improvements as well as the creation of several new solutions aimed at attracting players who enjoy this genre. The player has at their disposal many more weapons and military equipment to use and apply, then in Heavy Fire: Afghanistan. Each weapon provides its own unique style of play. There is also the option of using guns within vehicles such as tanks, helicopters and gunship (AC-130).

Pic 2 edit2 224x300 Looking through the eyes of Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear’s Project ManagerOur aim wasn’t to create an entire revolution, but to concentrate on certain elements that we hope appeal to our audience. We changed our approach to the story-line by creating one consistent story-line from beginning to end instead of just a series of missions to complete. The graphics engine and sound have also been improved as well as the expanded selection of weaponry and vehicles to use throughout the game. We also increased the use and interaction of elements within the environment, to help players in the elimination of the enemy and lastly developed more diverse sceneries of the locations where the battles with the enemies take place.

As the project manager for this version of Heavy Fire, which part of its development did you enjoy the most?

Hmm, it’s hard to say. For us, making games always brings us pleasure. Every element we create, we not only do it for ourselves but also the players that will play the games we develop. We always approach our work not only in a way to get the job done, but also for the team to enjoy the whole process and have fun developing these games.

Where do you see the series of Heavy Fire heading? Will there be more additions to the franchise in the next couple of years?Pic 3 edit2 300x181 Looking through the eyes of Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear’s Project Manager

The possibilities are endless. Definitely there is a chance for the game to be released on other gaming platforms. We aren’t excluding spin-offs. The next big steps will be aiming for next generation consoles and I hope that we will also be able to release new and better games to add to the Heavy Fire series.

Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear is available from Tuesday, 29th of January on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on PC in the US! Check out www.heavyfire.com for all your Heavy Fire needs, including screenshots and the trailer for Shattered Spear!