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Now that I basically stop playing power play manager I’ve started to check what hockey game are on Android, don’t worry Apple fan boys your turn will come and anyway most of those games are on both platform. They are ordered from the most downloaded to the least.

Stickman Ice Hockey


Stickman Ice hockey was one of the best hockey game on android for awhile (at least the one with the most download), but now the ads are ridiculous, you spend as much time watching ads as you do playing. They don’t have any NHL teams, but they have the team per NHL city and the teams from 16 countries. It the only game I’ve won right off the bat, 6-5 in OT with the best team (Sweden) available against the worst team (Austria), it’s pretty easy to score and get scored, the control are ok, face-off might be hard at first, but you get it pretty quickly.

 

Ice Hockey 3D

Another game with no NHL franchise, at least we get a team logo here. My first game I got squash 5-1 with 4 goals in the 3rd period, the AI on your team is practically nonexistent, they just stare at the puck and when you drop it and follow you when you have it. In NHL I use to let my defense handle when a player enters the zone and in this game they just stare at the guy instead. They are probably telling him “Go on body, give your best shot and I won’t even try to block” and the goaler is out taking a piss because if a player draws to close he let everything in.

Controls are okay, but your options are extremely limited. You have your skating control and a button for speed boost. On offense, you have a button to shoot and a button to pass. On defense, you have a button to substitute and a button for poke-checking. That’s literally it. It’s also incredibly easy to score. Overall, this game isn’t that good, but if you like the idea of getting your player better with micro-transaction and daily bonus this might be something you like.

Matt Duchene’s Hockey Classic

If you’re looking for something with the NHLin it, this game got something, it’s Matt Duchene and the cities name from the NHL team, no player name (except Duchene), no team names&logos.

I only tried the free part of the game, the control are not bad once you get use to it. However, I didn’t like that checking is an automatic penalty when they can trip you. And poking at a goalie possessed Puck counts as roughing. You have to pay a fee to unlock the whole game (5$ at the time of this writing). Note that I read that you have to pay every time you download.

It’s free but cost 5$ for the whole game

And for some reason its want to access your files and pictures…

BIG WIN Hockey

Here we are changing the game type a bit. BIG WIN Hockey is hockey simulation where you get player by drafting them from a deck of card which might include power up (skill boost) and “Big impact card” (in game power up). You can get NHL player buy buying special pack. The game has been around for awhile (2012 I think) but its seem it’s still going strong.

I normally like hockey simulation game (like Powerplay manager and senior hockey league) but this one is filled with ads and you get match up against team twice your rating from the start. I’ve played a bit in the past, but drop because of the ads and grinding required if you don’t want to pay. I started a new team to remember the game a bit and only first game was against a team with my rating, all other I was against had almost twice my rating and level 5 or more, I started with a rating of 38 and all other team where 68, 73, 73, 78 and the last 48….

Really not friendly when you start, they should be more generous to entice people to play.

 

Puppet Ice Hockey: Pond Head


This game was not what I expected. You play 1 vs 1 in a 2d side view with power up and power down which make the game hilarious when you power down the other player with a rocket and he start flying. Super easy to score the AI seem a little dumb at time, but can be challenging to.

With its funny theme, easy controls. Everyone who like hockey should give this game a try.

 

MVP Hockey

It’s more of a non stop shootout game than an actual hockey game. Each period, a player shot the puck at the goaler or you play the goaler. You can buy power up to increase your chance of scoring. You can only play country team, there no NHL team or player.

From what I’ve played, controlling the goaler is pretty annoying, sometime you obviously block and they scored anyway. When you shoot and don’t use the “power shot” you basically never score. Always the same thing, its get boring pretty quickly.

 

Hockey Showdown

You play either has a goaler glove to block the puck or the stick (and I think you control the puck too) when you’re on offences. That’s it. There the NHL teams cities, but not the real teams. There are different modes of playing and you can upgrade you stick and glove for better accuracy. This game is a complete glitch fest, says you scored when you missed and vice versa. It doesn’t shoot the puck when you swipe 85% of the time. Graphics are nice and better than some of the other games on this list, but I would recommend passing on this one.

Hockey Stars

The only thing related to hockey in this game is there’s a puck and there’s a goal and the background look like ice, swap the puck for a ball and you got football star. Yet the game is actually fun to play and it’s only multiplayer. Ads don’t bother you every 2 seconds and game are pretty quick.

 

 

Stranger Things: The Game

You’ve probably heard of that show that was pretty popular on Netflix. You know the one that a mix of horror movie with a zest of 80’s nostalgia.
Yeah that one 😀

The game has recently had an update when the season 2 came out and it’s pretty solid. First no ads, no micro transaction, no stamina that force you to comeback later.
The game play is a mix of Zelda most notably The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, old point and click adventures and a SNES/80’s style. Because the game is only playable on touch screen devices, game mechanics have been heavily simplified: everything from character movement, to combat, to inspecting and activating items can be achieved by tapping the screen. The game uses a 16-bit art style and is played in an overhead view. There are two game modes: Normal and Classic. In Classic mode, players are returned to the beginning of dungeons upon death, and enemies respawn even after dungeons have been completed.

You start has Hopper and you wander around hawking freeing the other kids, each time you save or found a character they’ll usually join you and each character have a special ability that will help you progress and unlock new dungeons. Most of the characters from the series are there, you get to play Hopper, who’s the only one that cans go in the underworld, Lucas, who throws rock with is slingshot, Nancy with a baseball bat that breaks things, Mike and is bike,  Will, who can crawl in pipe,  Dustin, he distracts enemies with pudding, El and her psychic blast and Max (from season 2) who throw coins.

If you grew up in the 80s, you’ll love this game, but what’s even more amazing is the fact anyone who likes video games, new or old, will like playing this game.
This game is fun and engrossing. It’s smooth and the controls are perfect.
There a lot of old school throwback, in the setting, the gameplay, the graphics and the sound!  It really does take you back to old school NES/SNES games but without compromising the play or graphics.

You couldn’t expect more from a paid game, let alone this free game.

 

Awhile ago I’ve wrote about that China have opened it’s border to foreign gaming console.

And I’ve stumbled into a video that explain (a bit) the states of gaming in china.

Hope you like it.

Crusader Kings II

If you liked my Crusader King 2 review back in 2016 and you want to play it for peanuts with a good DLC (the old gods to boot, the best CK2 dlc) and want an extra 7 with it (6 if you pay just above the average) this bundle is for you.

For a mere $1 you get Cities in Motion, Magicka 2, and the Majesty 2 Collection.

Paying more than the average adds the marvelous Crusader Kings 2 with The Old Gods DLC to the package,  Pillars of Eternity, Europa Universalis 3 Complete Edition, and the Hearts of Iron 3 Collection.

Ok Europa Universalis & Hearts of Iron are at their 4th installment and the bundle only give the 3rd which make it a little disappointing since I really wanted the 4th edition of Hearts of Iron. But, hey, you pay like 1,50$ for each game so don’t has for too much. Considering I’’ve poured 50$ in DLC for Europa Universalis IV and Crusader king 2 each this bundle is a bargain.

And if you pay 12$ you get the one most recent game of the list (2016) Stellaris with a staggering 8 major update. If you like strategy game in space that one is for you.

It’s a really cool bundle even though some of the game are really old.

Give it a try by checking the The Humble Paradox Bundle 2018 on the humble bundle site.

I don’t even get commission so trust me on the one. I’ve referred so much humble bundle maybe I should check if they have affiliate link or something.

A friend pointed to me how to get some free steam key online. Everyone love free stuff and probably you too.

YAY ! Let's go shopping!

Getting steam key by liking games on dlh.net.

Create a account on dlh.net and link you facebook account to it. Once you this is done, head over at https://www.dlh.net/en/steam-keys.html and you can pick a game you want to have a key.

 

With Twitch and Youtube

If you have a good following on twitch and want to get some free game there a site for that. On https://www.keymailer.co you can create account and link you twitch and youtube account. Once your setup you can browse the games offered there and ask the devs if they want to give you a key in exchange that you play it on your channel or make a video review out of it.

It seems you need a good following, but if you do it’s totally worth it.

Hope you liked getting free game and if you know anywhere else you can get some let us know.

 

UPDATE: I’ve found another one: https://www.freesteamkeys.com/. They have various steam promo, some require to like some just require you to enter a raffle. Let me know if you found anything interesting.

We’ve wrote about Hunie Pop & HunieCam studio in the past and if we didn’t convince you to buy it (because you have some sense of morality or something) here your chance to grab them with 13 other game for 10$ or less with the Humble Hunie Sakura Bundle. Its include your two favorites games plus 13 Sakura title which will amount for about 0.75 cents a game if you buy them all.

The Hunie Sakura Bundle is running from September 5 to September 19 at 11am PST and include these following games:

Huniecam-Studio-SFW

TIER 1: Pay $1 or more to get HunieCam Studio + OST, Sakura Agent, Sakura Fantasy, Sakura Beach, Sakura Beach 2, Sakura Angels and Sakura Spirit

aiko huniepop

TIER 2: Beat the average price and also get HuniePop + OST, Sakura Swim Club, Sakura Nova, Sakura Space, Sakura Shrine Girls, Sakura Magical Girls and Sakura Santa

TIER 3: The top tier costs $10 and it includes all the games from the first two tiers, plus Sakura Dungeon

Go let yourself loose, close the door and don’t forget to check our guide to build your cam empire and how to find the hidden girl in HuniePop.

 

If you’ve liked my previous entry about Buzz Aldrin space program or you’re a big fan of Kerbal Space program or you dream of setting foot on mars and managing everyone then the Initiative: Red Dawn project on kickstarter is for you.

Initiative: Red Dawn is an "Elon Musk simulator". It’s a game about building and growing your aerospace company and making human life interplanetary. More than 30 people at NASA, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, etc, are already part of the game as technical advisors and content creators, and they’ll also be represented in-game as hirable NPCs (Talents).

Apart from that, Initiative will allow you to:

  • Reshape the future of mankind by becoming the first to establish a self-sustainable colony on Mars
  • Become a famous strategic and political leader by leading our ladder system
  • Steal technology, sabotage buildings and even poach other player’s Talents
  • Discover advanced technologies to build rockets and planetary modules
  • Mine asteroids from your Moon outpost and perform advanced experiments on your space station

At the time of this writing, they are halfway to the 55000$ mark of making the project, give them a hand and contribute to the project before the kickstarter campaign end on September 22. You can get beta access, early access to the game and other goodies.

Gave it a look

 

Mario

Super mario 3 – a new journey

 

Mario

You want to relive the good for the nes with some new Mario action. You’re in luck with A new path for super mario 3 – a new journey.

You need to have the super mario 3 rom and patch it, all the instructions are in the following link.

Once you’re done play the patched rom on the emulator of your choice and have fun

Other Super Mario – Super Mario on the Amiga.

Titled as Other Super Mario, this early project was started because the developer has always wanted Mario on the Amiga. Sadly as it’s just a project there is only a 1 level demo, there’s no game over sequence and the jumping is very floaty. As for if this is going to be a full project taking most of his time, this looks to be unlikely especially as he had said he may just add the odd level over time. For further details, see the discussion link here.

Super Mario Bros CPC

Unless you were living in a cave, many of you will remember the classic game that is ‘ Super Mario Bros ‘, that was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and released by that famous company Nintendo in the late 80’s for the NES. It is an incredible platformer that has had many sequels and spin offs on different systems, ranging from the NES all the way up to the very modern console, the Wii U. Yet today a fan by the name of GinBlog82 has announced the latest update to the 80’s classic, over to the Amstrad CPC.

Note: This is a kind of mashup of all the recent Mario news I’ve found on IndieRetroNews, so you can go there to give them some love.

It’s this time of the year where you get stuck in traffic going to the mall, get your 60 inch TV stolen by the guy just in front of you at best buy despite waiting in line 24 hr on black Friday and questionable Christmas game that wouldn’t get any mention if they weren’t Christmas theme.

Like last year (oh shit 2013, like 3 year ago I mean), I’m looking at some Christmas game that caught my attention this holiday season.

XmasStory

 

Merry Christmas from Horace on the ZY System.

 

But not only is Horace back but so are the enemies, and it’s down to you to collect all the presents dropped by Father Christmas, and to try to avoid being hit or falling between the carriages. So all you have to do is to jump as high as you can, collect all the presents and it’s a level completion through each of the 49 screens.

Check out the full post at http://www.indieretronews.com/.

 

Zombo’s Christmas Capers! – A new festive ZX Spectrum game

Nothing beat a good Christmas like a good Christmas zombie game. Get your chance to play a zombie in the most wonderful time of the year. Zombo the Zombie must help Santa  ( or the government I’m not sure) collect present. Boot up your ZX Spectrum emulator and get that zombie some holiday spirit.

Hope you liked you little holiday suprise. I haven’t found much more any new and interesting other that these 2 4-bit gems. I’ll keep a eye for you if anything come up.

RIP Three Kingdoms Online

Today is the day that Three kingdoms online is no more.

Three kingdom online was a little brother to me.I loved to play with you until he grows up a become a teen and started to get greedy.

corruption

Most people run away from him when this happen but I didn’t, I’ve just told him it’s not going to happen but we can still play together.

There a lot of good games that came after TKO, some even came after and closed before TKO (I’m looking at you Lord of Ultima)

If you have any games in the MMORTS genre that you want to suggest or anything related Romance of the Three kingdoms feel free to do so. I read every mail (jack at onlinesgamestips.com) and I might decide to write a piece on your game.

Check my initial reaction post to TKO closure or my 4 parts series on how I’ve build a bot to reduce my play time.

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