Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Ikoid Bundle #7 "Android Legends" Review

Recently I discovered Ikoid and goodness is it a relief to have found it. I was looking for more Android Bundles and this one has great variety.

Detective Grimoire


Detective Grimoire by SFB Games is a detective point and click adventure game and probably the best game in the bundle. Although fairly short and lacking in many challenging puzzles, it has great voice acting and is a great mystery game. Set in a swap Detective Grimoire (our hero), must solve a case involving monsters, movie directors and tree houses.

While it is a fairly standard detective romp, it is a well polished and thoroughly enjoyable one. A nice game device being that sometimes Grimoire has 'floating ideas' and you need to put the ones that make sense together. A very enjoyable game and I hope that Detective Grimoire has many more cases in the future. 

4/5

Quite easy and fairly standard, but extremely fun detective mystery with great art, voice acting and music.

Devil's Attorney


Devil's Attorney by 1337 Game Design is an odd one. It is a turn based strategy game that take place in the court room. It's a bit strange, but in a good way. You have to reduce your opponents 'credibility' to zero and make them leave the court room. To do this, you use different abilities. Each affects different types of 'enemy' for example interrogation damages people and analysis evidence. Each turn you have a certain number of action people to perform these abilities and try to beat your opponent. At the end of each turn your enemies will damage you for whatever their attack is, lose enough life and you will lose the case. All in all the combat focuses down a turn bases RPG feel to a courtroom. Throw in an apartment where buying furniture and decorations gives you buffs to unlock more abilities and it creates quite an unorthodox, but intriguing game.

4/5

I would recommend that you try Devil's Attorney because it has some great aspects to it, even if it does have some cheesey writing.

Sentinel 3: Homeworld


Sentinel 3: Homeworld by Origin 8 is a tower defence game. A genre that has been done many times before, but one that Sentinel 3 does extremely well. Loads of different defences, from ground to air. Special abilities, such as homing missiles. Getting an interest bonus depending on how much money you have left at the end of a wave is clever idea, it makes you weigh up the need to upgrade against getting more money for further upgrades. An upgradeable mech unit that you can bounce around the map. Lots to play with in 2 campaigns, endless mode and classic mode. Sentinel 3 really does have loads to offer. 

4/5 

A stand-out Tower Defence game with loads game modes, an upgradeable hero unit and lots of varied defences. However, at the end of the day it is just another tower defence game.

Sleepwalkers Journey


Sleepwalkers Journey by 11 Bit Games is a puzzle platformer with a twist. You don't actually control the main character. Instead, our sleepwalking friend Moonboy needs you to move obstacles, lift platforms and move bridges so he does plummet to his doom. With two different collectables for each level, stars and moons, and a race against the clock needing quick decisions, Sleepwalkers Journey is an interesting take on the classic puzzle platformer genre.

Sleepwalkers is a cute game with nice short and sweet levels can leave you puzzling, how do I get all the collectables on this level? It could do with a little more depth, but different elements get added the more levels you unlock. With tonnes of levels and loads of areas to play in, Sleepwalkers Journey is definitely going to let you scratch that puzzle itch for a long time.

3/5

Great fun and can be nicely challenging, however could do with more depth.


The mystery game has been revealed to be, Geometry Dash by Rob Top Games. Geometry Dash should come with a warning, "highly addictive and extremely frustrating". In this game, you take control of a little square and click your phone screen to make it jump gaps, avoid spikes, oh and when it jumps on a rocket move it up and down. One slip, a single mistake, a finger left on the screen too long and our lottle square is dead. The game is all about timing and remembering when to jump and when not to. A simple mistake at 98% of your way through a level means being sent back to the beginning. Now, it might sound like I'm being quite down on Geometry Dash,  but the truth is I love it. Loads of levels, a great soundtrack and different characters make for a great game you can play for a minute or an hour.

5/5 

It has evereverything you want from a phone game, play as little or as much as you want. Hearing the soundtracks through to the end is a reward in itself.


Ikoid Bundle #7 'Android Legends' - Click here to go there.

Ikoid are a new comers to the bundle game, but they come with something different. Android games. For $3.99 (£2.47) you get 4 enjoyable and varied games, plus a mystery game. With a range of payment methods including the ease of paypal, an app to easily download your purchases and an easily manoeuvrable website. Ikoid are a welcomed addition to the bundle world and have some great games on offer.

Overall bundle score - 4/5