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6 Games not to miss

The Branch
Free + IAPs
Tap the screen to rotate the walkway to collect gems and prevent your character running into blocks that
push him off screen. It’s one of those annoying but addictive simple games.

Atlantic Fleet
?7.60/$9.99
Based on the Battle of the Atlantic in WWII, this turn-based tactical game offers serious strategy with excellent AI and stunning graphics. You can play as the British or German Navy.

Brickies
Free + IAP
This souped-up, cutified Breakout game sees you smashing smiley-face ‘blocks’. Fun features include dual bats (top and bottom), timed stages, endless mode and a stack of power-ups.

Final Fantasy Tactics: WotL
?10.49/$13.99
Square’s tactical RPG spin-off offers sophisticated strategy as you control characters in a grid-based battle arena. While a nice conversion, it lacks the original PSP version’s multiplayer mode.

Galactus Space
Shooter Free + IAP
This old-fashioned shoot-’em-up takes us back a bit and plays well, too, as your auto-firing ship takes on waves of enemies and big bosses. You can play a couple of levels for free.

Roll’d
Free + IAP
In this innovative endless runner, you control the track rather than the character running along it, aiming to keep it level. A nice idea, although it soon gets frustrating as the slightest error proves deadly.

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200 Best Video Games of All Time  - Mappy

200 Best Video Games of All Time - Mappy

Namco is one of the great golden age arcade developers, largely known for Pac-Man, Dig Dug, and Galaxian. However, their secret best title is Mappy, a cute cat and mouse platformer with vague influences from some of their more popular titles.

The goal, as the titular policemouse, is to collect a series of items strewn about the level while avoiding a miniature army of thieving cats. The stage is divided into several floors, and the only methods of traversal are trampolines strewn about.

As with many classic games of the era, Mappy cannot directly attack his opponents, but there are a few tricks he can use against them – particularly, the many doors spread around. Only Mappy can open and close doors, so he can use them strategically to divert enemies or knock them off their feet, if they're close enough. Additionally, Mappy is invincible while bouncing on trampolines. Just on these terms, Mappy is a fun game, but there are numerous layers to the scoring strategy.

For example, all of the collectible items are placed in pairs. If you collect them both one after another, you get a stackable score multiplier. The items are worth different point values, so do a little math and you'll realize that there's a specific order to grab everything for maximum score. They're placed differently in each level, though, and the movement of the cats is erratic enough that your plans may be mucked up, forcing you to compromise for lower scores. Even your best laid-out plans are in flux.

There are also a few flashing doors. When opened, they send a beam across the floor, which sweeps off everything in its path. Like Pac-Man, it's in your best interest to get enough cats together (especially the leader cat, Goro, who acts with a different AI pattern than the rest of the cats) for the most points. Goro will also occasionally hide behind items for a few seconds – if you catch him while hidden you'll score extra points, but if you're too slow, he'll pop out and kill you, guaranteed.

There's a substantial amount of depth here – both in grabbing items and luring enemies – and that's not counting the near-perfect motions you need in order to complete the bonus stages. It's the best kind of arcade game – the better you understand the scoring strategies, the worse you may end up performing, because it's just so tempting to maximize your play, which at the same time places you in the most danger.

It's also ridiculously charming. This is one of the first arcade titles to have a soundtrack playing during the game, plus Mappy's "death" animation is so goofy that it's almost not-too-irritating when one of the cats actually catches you. -Kurt Kalata

See Also:
The only other arcade Mappy game, Hopping Mappy, has little to do with the original and is best left forgotten. Mappy Land, the NES sequel, expands the concept into a longer form, but it doesn't really work. The final game, Mappy Kids, is a generic 8-bit platformer.

Instead, we’re highlighting Flicky, one of the other best, early arcade platformers. Flicky was the result of Sega’s management instructing Yoji Ishii to come up with a Mappy-killer, but the result stands very well on its own. The namesake bird has to gather all her chicks and bring them to the exit. Saving them all in one big line increases the score, but also the risk of having cats scare them away again. The jumping is floaty, and the narrow, scrolling stages wrap around, making for a uniquely crowded feel. -SD

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มีนาคม 19, 2017, 01:22:55 AM
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45 best Android games

45 best Android games

The best Android games for your phone or tablet

1. Star Wars: Uprising



Free
With Star Wars all the rage the Galaxy needs a new hero in the fight against the Empire. Take part in Sector Battles, create your own character, and play real-time co-op.

2. Despicable Me



Free
If you love those little yellow things you’ll love Minion Rush. Jump, roll, dodge and scramble to collect bananas in this cute runner game.

3. Crossy Road



Free
Why did the chicken cross the road? Never mind that, why didn’t you? We love this hopper game, and so will you.

4. Fallout Shelter



Free
Fallout fans will love Shelter, a mobile game that gives you complete control over your very own Vault, and the citizens that reside in it. Can you keep your Dwellers happy, fed and protected from the dangers of the outside world in this post-apocalyptic adventure?

5. WordBrain



Free
“Even the smartest word game enthusiasts will have a real challenge to complete this game. In fact: only very few have!” That’s all the encouragement we need: the challenge is on to become a word master in this headscratchingly difficult hiddenword
game.

6. Minecraft



Pocket Edition
?4.99
Construction sim with endless possibilities. This infinite box of Legos has the very real potential to eat your life before your eyes.

7. Alphabear



Free
Oh now this is supercute. You spell out words and bears appear. Longer words equal bigger bears and even more cuteness.

8. Spider-Man



Unlimited
Free
Recruit an army of heroes in the Spider-Verse and take on the Sinister Six. This action-packed arcade game will keep you entertained for hours.

9. Clash of Clans



Free
Form the ultimate Clan with your own army of Barbarians, Archers, Hog Riders, Wizards and more, then defend your village and take down the Goblin King.

10. Lego Ninjago



Tournament
Free
Ninjas, it’s time to enter Master Chen’s Tournament of Elements. You must use your training to take on Elemental Masters, and the more you win the stronger you become.

11. Monopoly



?1.49
Who doesn’t love Monopoly? If you answered “me”, go directly to jail. YOU WILL NOT COLLECT ?200.

12. Table Tennis Touch



79p
It’s not a freebie, but stunning graphics make Table Tennis Touch worth the download. Even more so if you like Ping Pong.

13. Sim City Build It



Free
A realistic city-builder that lets you create an environment in which your citizens will thrive, and trade resources with friends online. Just when you think life is going good, real-life challenges will keep you on your toes.

14. Plants vs Zombies 2



Free
Plants vs Zombies is the tower defence game loved by all, and the sequel is much more of the same zombie- and super-plant goodness.

15. First Touch Soccer 2015



Free
There are loads of football games for Android, but if you don’t want to pay a penny First Touch Soccer is a great choice.

16. Walking Dead: Road to Survival
Free
TellTale’s Walking Dead series is not to be missed, but this alternative is a turnbased RPG that focuses on the original comic books over the TV series, and in which your decisions will determine who lives and who dies. Kicking off at Woodbury, can you take on The Governor?

17. The Room Two
?1.99
Physical puzzles in a beautifully-realised 3D world make this somewhat unsettling sequel a joy to play.

18. Lara Croft Go
?3.99
Explore the ruins of an ancient civilisation and face deadly challenges in this turn-based adventure game. More than 75 puzzles are split into five chapters.

19. Bad Piggies
Free
From the makers of Angry Birds, Bad Piggies is an addictive and challenging puzzle game, with some action thrown in to add to the fun.

20. Temple Run 2
Free
A hugely popular runner game for Android, Temple Run 2 sees you navigate perilous terrain as you attempt to escape with the cursed idol. However far you can get, it won’t be far enough.

21. Monument Valley
?2.99
Supremely calming puzzler with innovative perspective-based gameplay. More soothing than an opiate-spiked Horlicks.

22. Jetpack Joyride
Free
Mission-driven progression and a range of crazy gadgets, jetpacks, vehicles, achievements and character customisation add replay value to the simple controls and repetitive nature of Barry Steakfries’ endless journey in Jetpack Joyride.

23. Angry Birds
Free
Just because it’s old doesn’t make it bad: this list would never be complete without this mobile gaming classic.

24. Ridiculous Fishing
?1.99
“A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters.” SOLD.

25. Super Hexagon
?1.99
Frantic shape-based avoidance game. Punishing difficulty set to a rather wonderful electronic score.

26. Threes!
Free
Potently addictive, simple yet full of strategic depth, Threes is based on a set of numbered tiles that you manipulate around a four-by-four board. There are blue ones, and pinky twos, and you jam these into each other to make white threes. Everything else is a multiple of three created by joining two matching white tiles. Two plus one equals three. Three plus three equals six. Six plus six equals 12. You get the picture.

27. Flow Free
Free
Addictive colour matching fun that is equal parts frustration and satisfaction. Attempt to reach the goal in as few moves as possible.

28. Sonic Dash
Free
The lovable blue spikey-haired hedgehog returns in this endless runner game for Android. Dash, jump and spin through levels collecting rings, dodging spikes and ultimately climbing the leader boards.

29. Dumb Ways
To Die 2
Free
Warioware-style mini games abound in this free gigglefest. Fun, quickfire action, with entertaining deaths aplenty.

30. Words With
Friends
Free
Words With Friends is in essence Scrabble, played with friends at your own pace. And you get to show them how much more intelligent you are than them. A no-brainer.

31. Call Of Duty: Heroes
Free
This 3D combat strategy game has you customise your base and train elite forces to wipe out enemies in fierce battle. Plus: create deadly alliances with your friends, competing for in-game rewards.

32. Riptide GP2
?1.59
Rocket-powered hydro jets and futuristic race tracks make Riptide GP2 a fast, fun, and visually stunning racing experience.

33. Cut The Rope: Time Travel
Free
Cut the Rope: Time Travel is a new adventure filled with time-travelling, candycrunching, physicsbased action. Help Om Nom feed his ancestors as you play through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, a Pirate Ship, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Stone Age, Disco Era, Wild West, Asian Dynasty, Industrial Revolution and the Future. Great for kids, too.

34. Beach Buggy Blitz
Free
A fun driving game in which you collect power-ups and performance-boosting upgrades, unlock new vehicles and collect new characters. Awesome fun and great graphics make Beach Buggy Blitz an easy download.

35. Machinarium
?3.99
Josef the robot is on a mission to save girlfriend Berta from the Blackcap Brotherhood in this award-winning adventure game.

36. Hitman GO
?3.99
Agent 47’s latest outing is a quasi-board game that plays like the leadup to a game of Cluedo. Initially odd, but ultimately rewarding.

37. Marvel Contest of Champions
Free
If you love your superheroes and fighting games then you’ll love Contest of Champions. Level up characters and build your own team of champions in this graphically stunning fighter game.

38. Thomas Was Alone
?3.99
Satisfying special gameplay takes second place to the compelling writing and characterization. You’ll never care more about a bunch of squares.

39. Badland
Free
Gorgeous sidescrolling, jump-based platformer, and winner of three awards. Worth downloading for the stunning visuals alone.

40. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
?3.99
Rockstar has retooled its genre-defining franchise for Android, and you can pick up GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas for criminally good gaming wherever you go.

41. Criminal Case
Free
Are you ready to test your detective skills? This is a hidden object game with an actual storyline: investigate crime scenes for clues and help the Police of Grimrough crack murder cases.

42. Modern Combat 5 Blackout
Free
Gameloft’s answer to Call of Duty on the PC or consoles, Modern Combat 5: Blackout is a meaty game which includes both singleand multiplayer modes.

43. Goat Simulator
?3.99
What started out as an Internet joke has now landed on Android. Play as a goat and wreck as much stuff as possible in this fantastic mess of a game.

44. Crazy Taxi City Rush
Free
Crazy Taxi City Rush rewards you for insane driving as you race around doing whatever it takes to get your passengers to their destination on time.

45. You Must Build A Boat
?1.99
Sequel to 10000000, this builds on the original tile-matching puzzle meets running game with a boat. You have to build it, assemble a crew, and explore whatever dungeons you pass as you float down river.

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มีนาคม 19, 2017, 11:52:12 AM
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PES Club Manager

PES Club Manager

Not to be confused with the PES Manager badgecollecting game (recently renamed PES Collection), this is a far more mouth-watering prospect for footie fans: a proper management game complete with real-time 3D
match action using the engine from the console PES games.

Of course, PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) has an illustrious history on consoles and was once favoured by purists over the flashier FIFA. Part of its appeal is down to the detailed, accurate stats for real-life players. Apart from one star ‘gift’, however, you won’t see any big names at the start of PES Club Manager. Instead, you begin your career with a journeymen in the lower leagues order to work your way up, you need to not only gradually upgrade your side through training and transfers, but also your ground and its numerous facilities. Some of the latter supply kits (medical, motivation and stamina) and training points to use on players, while others increase the money earned from matches. Of the two main currencies, cash (GP) is readily available, but PES coins are harder to obtain – mainly from achievements and daily logins – so there’s a temptation to resort to IAP bundles.

Still, the freemium aspect of the game isn’t too overbearing and it’s possible to play for free. Even having
to wait for energy to recharge to play matches (limited to five in a row) isn’t toomuch of a hassle because you can still play with the other management aspects in the meantime. This includes scouting for players or buying them on themarket – an exciting eBay-style timed bidding war against other real managers.

When it comes tomatch day, the 3D graphics are excellent and sublime, while switching to a 2D screen reveals a host of stats. In both views, five tactical toggles and a defence/attack slider are used to alter how your team plays, which does strike us as being a touch on the basic side. However, tucked away
in the Edit Team menu, we discovered extra tactical options to fine-tune aspects such as positioning, compactness, numbers in attack/defence and whether to use an offside trap; you can also switch formations and select set-piece takers. It all adds up to an in-depth simulation that could well have you hooked for months.

Price Free + IAP
Designed for Phone and tablet
Requires Android 4.2 and up

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มีนาคม 25, 2017, 02:18:15 AM
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TAYLOR SWIFT STEP OF THE SPOTLIGHT

The blueprint was set. In late 2015, Taylor Swift watched as her close pal Ed Sheeran made the conscious decision to disappear from public life for a while. Despite his six Grammy nods and two smash albums, he felt his career was stalling. “Everything I did, I got a very lukewarm reaction,” he recently explained to Australian TV program The Project. “I was like, ‘Here’s a new song.’ And people were like, ‘Ah, great.’” Taking months off to drive up the coast of Australia did the trick. Said Sheeran, whose latest disc, Divide, set
a record for most streams in a single week, “You disappear for a year and then people are kind of hungry for it again.”

HER GREAT ESCAPE
Last November, Swift’s only aim was to avoid attention. Still reeling from her three-month whirlwind romance with Hiddleston, the Pennsylvania native began crafting ways to dodge photographers. “She
would hide from them in New York, which she never does,” says a source. Another insider says she began carrying a large golf umbrella “rain or shine.” Says the insider, “She didn’t want them to take her picture.”

A sizable shade wasn’t the only tool at the singer’s disposal. When it came time for her and Zayn Malik to film a video for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” the single they wrote for the Fifty Shades Darker film, she had her private jet fly to London in the early hours of January 8. And after an all-day shoot, says a source,
“she went directly to her private jet at 2 a.m. and flew out of town. She didn’t want to be seen at all.”

But the “Shake It Off” singer’s most successful strategy was going off-grid. The star — who has a $20 million penthouse in New York, two Nashville pads and an 11,000-square-foot, $25 million estate in Beverly Hills — started hiding out at pal Blake Lively’s 1.7-acre spread in upstate New York. An insider says Taylor Swift became a frequent houseguest at Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds’ $2.3 million compound: “She spent
a lot of time there — sometimes a fewdays a week!”

Taylor Swift used the break to brush up on a few life skills. After telling Vogue she’d like “to be able to save somebody if they’re drowning” and become “a well-rounded person who can make a good drink,” she followed through on at least one of her goals. “She can definitely make a drink,” a source says of Taylor Swift, a fan of the whiskey-based Old Fashioned cocktail. Swift also busied herself with family time — the source says she helped younger brother Austin “get his acting career off the ground” with roles in Ben Affleck’s drama Live by Night and on Embeds, a comedy on Verizon’s streaming service Go90 — and some well-deserved relaxation. “Other than doing that single with Zayn, she took some much-needed time off,” says a close Swift insider. “She was writing a little, she always is, but not in major recording mode.”

A NEW BEGINNING
That changed come spring. After months of “constantly writing and jotting down ideas for new music,” says a source, the singer — famous for blasting her exes in verse — was ready to hit the studio. But true to form, she kept her plans private. Swift is known for using cloak-and- dagger methods to keep future hits
under wraps. In a recent interview with Brazil’s Capricho magazine, Sheeran described how she let him preview their 2012 hit, “Everything Has Changed.” Said Sheeran, “They sent someone with a locked briefcase with an iPad and one song on it, and they flew to San Francisco and played the song.” To put together her upcoming disc — sure to be loaded with references to her 15-month union with Harris and her romance with Tom HiddlestonTaylor Swift booked time at an out-of-the-way spot.

“She’s been recording in secret,” says a source. “She hasn’t been in any of the bigger studios is Nashville, New York, L.A. or London.” Swift is sticking to the tried-and-true when it comes to the actual music, however. “She’s continuing down the pop route,” a source says of the onetime country singer, “because
1989 was a huge success and fans really gravitated toward that album.” (The 2014 disc sold nearly 1.3 million copies in its first week.) She’s also trying some fresh beats.

“Taylor’s experimenting with new sounds this time around and has been inspired by a lot of current music,” says the source. “Everything from pop to hip-hop to rock.” In the past few weeks, Swift has been in crunch mode. “She knows there’s a demand for a new album and has really started focusing on making that happen for fans,” the source explains, adding that Swift is also planning a tour. “She’s just excited to get back out there.”

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มีนาคม 25, 2017, 02:20:23 AM
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Scramble / Super Cobra
Scramble / Super Cobra

One of the earliest known sidescrolling shooters, Scramble is credited in Gradius Generations for the GBA as the progenitor of the Gradius series. Based on appearances, they don’t seem to be directly related, but there are parallels. For example, your ship is armed with two weapons – a standard gun, and missiles which
fly towards the ground. It was distributed in the US by Stern Electronics.

The game is only six stages long, alternating between fields and caverns, before entering the enemy base. Enemies are sparse there, but the extremely narrow passages require exact precision to maneuver through. Once completed, you simply need to bomb the final target to win the game and begin the next loop.

Merely surviving is not enough though. Your ship is constantly running out of fuel that needs to be replenished. Fortunately, the landscape is littered with little FUEL containers, which will mystically replenish a bit of gas when destroyed. Most of the time, these need to be destroyed by your missiles, which drop downward at an arc. The key is, dropped rockets travel along with your ship, sort of like the papers in Paperboy. This might make targeting extremely difficult at first, but a skilled player can use this to manipulate the shots in their favor.

It's probably unfair to criticize the graphics of a game from 1981, but Scramble is really ugly. This is mostly because the palette cycles through a series of eye-gouging colors every few seconds, which is both trippy and distracting.

The only real ports of Scramble at the time of release in North America were for the Vectrex and Commodore 64. The Vectrex one looks pretty awesome if you're into vector graphics. It was called Scramble Wars in Japan. There appear to be several versions of Scramble for the Commodore 64, but many are either ripoffs or homebrewed. Ports were also developed for the PC-6001, PC- 8001, and Pyuuta (Tomy Tutor) computers. In 2012, Bob DeCrescenzo released an excellent hombrew port for the Atari 7800.

Years down the line, Scramble also showed up on several Konami arcade compilations. The PlayStation and DS versions are straight emulations, the latter of which obviously has a bit of trouble due to the resolution changes. The Game Boy Advance version zooms in the display and shrinks the status bar to fit on the right side of the screen. If you enter the Konami Code, you'll activate an updated version that includes three ships to pilot, updated graphics, and actual music. The new visuals are equally as gaudy as the original. The Xbox 360 version offers updated graphics as well, which look substantially better. Super Cobra is the sequel to Scramble, although it really just expands on some of the original’s concepts. Primarily, you pilot a
helicopter instead of a rocket ship, although it handles the same way. It's a much harder game overall, but at least you can continue where you left off. Most of the graphics are the same, but there are a few new enemies, and the game is longer, with 11 stages in total compared to six. Also, at the end, you need to grab a briefcase instead of bombing a building.

Evidently, most companies at the time felt that Super Cobra was the definitive version of Scramble, so that's what they based their console and arcade ports on. These include versions for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200 (and 8-bit computers), MSX, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, Intellivision, Odyssey?, and the Entex
Adventure Vision tabletop system.

Most of these were published by Parker Brothers and are missing some of the stages. Konami Arcade Classics for the PSOne is the only modern compilation to feature the game.

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ตุลาคม 21, 2017, 02:10:18 AM
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

How much innovation is enough? We keep asking ourselves this question when it comes to the LEGO series of games, in part because TT Games seems to be working hard to keep its titles feeling different and fresh, and yet each invariably feels more or less just like the last. The difference between enjoying and ignoring a new LEGO title can often come down to whether or not you feel an attachment to the license being satirised and celebrated. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 appears to be going a few extra steps to shake up what has become perceived to be the TT Games formula.

There are two big new additions that should go a long way to shaking up both the world and the gameplay options you have available to you. The first is that villain Kang has arrived from the end of time to seek out and challenge the Avengers and in so doing has brought with him some interesting time-bending mechanics. As you play through missions and challenges you’ll have to contend with and think about how time manipulation could alter the state of the world around you. Is there a pile of parts and rubble for a complex machine in front of you? Maybe it can’t be built like you would
normally do, but lure an attack in that area and you might force Kang to turn back time for a
moment and reconstitute a starfighter ship or similar mission-critical object.

The other thing that Kang is doing, since he’s a strangely honourable villain and is looking for an open and genuine challenge from the Avengers – not just a fight where he can cheat his way to a win – is he’s brought in versions of Marvel’s greatest heroes from across the multiverse and crashed them together in one massive new venue, Chronopolis. This is a giant city that comprises portions of multiple worlds, from the streets of New York from the universe we know, to the world of Spider-Man
2099 and Spider-Man Noir (both of whom appear in the game). We got a glimpse of the scale of this city and it is mightily impressive and packed with content.

The heroes themselves look to be as varied as ever, but also much more nuanced and detailed than the past. Where many heroes might have felt like re-skins of each other, now they have distinct special abilities. Starlord’s ability is a particular highlight, putting on his headphones, causing everyone nearby to start jigging as he shoots and dances around them. TT Games seems to have got the balance right again.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus The sultry sound of ultra-violence

MachineGames has demonstrated a commendable aptitude for virtual violence. It knows what the gaming populous wants, and it wants to kill Nazis. It wants to decapitate them and it wants to decimate them – that much is clear, the response to it has been palpable. And so the studio has delivered, in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, a blistering, bloody, and frequently brutal first person shooter that is gleeful and grotesque in equal measure.

In the three years since Wolfenstein: The New Order first shocked us into submission, MachineGames has been patiently improving upon its core proficiencies. The engine has been overhauled, with The New Colossus being built upon a modified iteration of id Tech 6 – the engine that powered Doom’s bold return to the fore in 2016. This has ensured that Wolfenstein looks and plays better than it has ever done before; it’s still a hardcore first-person shooter, only now it’s one with a stronger sense of place and purpose.

Returning force of nature BJ Blazkowicz has been transformed into a full first-person model in-game, as opposed to a pair of floating hands with a disembodied voice attached, meaning that the studio can get cute with the gameplay scenarios that it presents. Hell, the opening act is played from the seat of a wheelchair, with BJ dual-wielding his way through hordes of Nazis as he deals with the crippling injuries bestowed upon him in The New Order’s closing moments by the nefarious General Deathshead.

In fact, you can now dual wield-weapons independently; this gives you further precision over your ability to quickly maim anything so much as resembling an enemy, with limbs flying and torsos disintegrating in a way that can only be described as comically homicidal. An entire team has been dedicated to developing and improving upon Wolfenstein’s combat mechanics over the last three years and the results are already clear: The New Colossus is a shooter that simply can’t be ignored, its gunplay meeting phenomenal level design to create a beautiful picture, a shooting gallery you simply must book a ticket to visit later this October.

While the rebooted Doom excelled in similar elements to Wolfenstein, this series still has something it could never claim to have, and that’s a beating heart beneath the chaos. Doom was content to rip its own from
its chest and eviscerate it in front of you – showering in the spectacle of blood with a knowing smile – whereas Wolfenstein still finds the time to build characters with soul, developing quiet moments of considered storytelling around the shrieking sounds of ultra-violence. The New Colossus isn’t just more of the same; it’s building upon something truly special, a shooter that excels in destroying large portions of humanity, while finding a little piece of its own in the process.

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200 Best Video Games of All Time  - Joust

200 Best Video Games of All Time - Joust

Joust is a game where knights ride on top of gigantic birds and kill each other in gladiatorial combat. Everybody is equipped with a lance, which sticks out a few pixels from their head. The goal is to collide with other jousters, ensuring that your lance is above theirs, which will then kill them.

Bouncing on their heads, of course, will work just as well. It's a different formula from many arcade games from the era like Pac-Man, which typically put the player in weakened state. In Joust, most everyone is on the same playing level.

That’s the theory theory, anyway. The key to Joust is learning how to keep your bird under control. There is only a single button – "flap" – which will propel your bird every so slightly into the air. With a few more presses, you take your steed higher into the sky, allowing you to stay airborne. In addition to fighting against gravity, you're also dealing with inertia. Build up enough speed and you'll find yourself careening across the arena, wrapping around the screen as you disappear off one side and reappear on the other. It’s a surefire way to make yourself dizzy until you skid to a stop.

Though this looks fun, it's also incredibly dangerous. Your enemies have one major advantage over you, and that's the fact that they have extremely solid control over their birds. The most nerve-wracking moments are those brief, split seconds where your brain tries to determine if you’re traveling at the right velocity and angle to hit someone above their lance. Do you let your fate fall into the hands of physics? Do you press the "flap" button one more time, potentially giving you the upper hand, but also maybe propelling you over and missing your target? Or worse, bumping your head on a platform, sending you downward and getting killed. Situations like this happen all the time in Joust, and they’re largely why it's so enthralling.

There are other minor elements, too. Destroyed enemies drops eggs, which you're supposed to collect for points. Left unchecked, they'll hatch into humans, which then call a new bird on the field to take its place, providing another task for you to juggle. Later stages introduce pterodactyls, which are invincible except for an incredibly tiny weak point that was only left into the game due to programmer error, and can only be exploited by truly expert players. There are also fire trolls, who grab any birds that fly too close to the lava and drag them to their death, providing they can't escape. Most amusingly, they don't distinguish between human and CPU controlled characters, and watching a hapless foe get crushed by one of its own is always good for a laugh. -Kurt Kalata

There's really no doubt about it – Nintendo's Balloon Fight is a huge rip-off of Joust. It plays almost identically, except you control a kid flying with balloons, fighting against assorted enemies. Other than the stage designs, the only other major difference is that since you have two balloons, you can take two hits. It is, at least, a very good clone, and much better than the NES port of Joust.

The major advancement comes with the Balloon Trip mode, which recasts the game as an auto-scrolling platformer, as you weave between obstacles and dodge enemies. This spawned its own separate game, known as Balloon Kid for the Game Boy, and Hello Kitty World for the Famicom, which is the same game but
starring the cutesy Sanrio mascot. -KK

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