Greening the Planet 2

I’m kinda writing this post at the last minute but I have been working on this game for 2 weeks. Greening the Planet 2 lets you play as 3 aliens who travel the universe filling barren planets with leafy green life. ūüôā

Each level starts on a slightly different but totally barren planet. Armed with a laser and a flask that collects material to make lifeforms you need to gather enough material each level to bring the planet from a barren surface to a happy green globe. ūüôā

 

You gather material 3 ways, by collecting falling meteors, emptying the auto collector, or using your laser to destroy comets. You then empty the flask and as you do the plants and clouds grow and appear around you.

There are many different kinds of lasers to use but my favorite so far is the thick beam laser. Some are tiny shots and some track targets though. And if you level up your turrets you can fire off more shots at the same time.

At the end of each level, a flower grows and your aliens leave for another planet after a job well done.

It is a pretty fun game honestly. The only downside is to activate bonuses like a higher concentration of comets or meteors you have to watch ads.

It is a fun way to kill time though and you can find Greening the Planet 2 on the Android App Store.

Happy Gaming. ūüôā

Pokemon Shuffle

Sometimes going through the Google Play store you find little gems you never expect to come across. Some are better than you expect them to be. That is how I came across Pok√©mon Shuffle while just looking for something to kill some time. I didn’t expect to get so hooked on a simple puzzle game. But good things come when you least expect them.

It is pretty simple really, you match 3 or more Pok√©mon horizontally or vertically. Each Pok√©mon does damage to the HP of the Pok√©mon you are battling. You have to reduce the other Pokemon’s HP in a certain number of turns. After you beat it you get to catch the Pok√©mon. The success or failure of your catch attempt depends on a percentage determined by how many turns there are left.

There are also expert stages which give you unlimited moves, however, you have to reduce the other Pok√©mon’s HP in a certain time limit. Catching an expert level Pok√©mon works on a similar formula to the regular catch though the determining factor, in this case, is time remaining.

There is also limited time special stages where you can catch legendary Pok√©mon that aren’t in the main stages. They are extremely tough and follow exotic rules many times but the rewards you reap from these stages are awesome.

The premise of the game is just like the Pokémon games for Gameboy and Nintendo DS. You travel across the land battling Pokémon and catching them. To battle another Pokémon you have to use heart points which are only replenished after a certain amount of time. There are a lot of Pokémon to battle against and areas to travel through. My Favorite board is the Nighttime Festival.

You fight boss battles at the end of every area. These bosses are all Mega Pok√©mon and really hard if your Pok√©mon hasn’t leveled up on early puzzles. I’m having that problem now with Stage 240. But there are items you can use to enhance your Pok√©mon.

Sadly the items have no names but their effects are good. You can enhance things like max levels and Pok√©mon skills. It’s moderately useful.

Each Pok√©mon has unique skills by the way. They each have different attack stats and those stats go up with each level. Your party is one of between 3 and 4 Pok√©mon depending on the stage. You get 2 to 3 regular Pok√©mon and one Pok√©mon that can change into a Mega Pok√©mon. There are only a few of these but once you have that Pok√©mon’s Mega Stone¬†you can make it Mega Evolve into its second form.

Mega Pokémon in your team have special effects that are triggered when you make a match. Keep that in mind when you are making your team to make sure it fits around the type weakness of the other Pokémon or around your chosen Mega Pokémon.

All in all its a pretty fun game. There are other Nuances but you just have to play and figure them out. It’s a great game if you want to kill some time. You can find¬†Pok√©mon Shuffle on the Google Play Store. It’s absolutely free. ūüôā

Happy Gaming!!! ūüôā

Fortuna Magus

A tower once stood near the stars, invisible to mortal man.

Inside lived an immortal who embraced the solitude.

One day the goddess of fate led a man to the immortal’s door.

Recognizing the immortal’s lonliness, the kind man befriended him, and visited him often.

In time the immortal’s frozen heart began to thaw.

But the man betrayed the immortal, wounding him deeply.

Steeped in sorrow, the immortal vanished along with the tower.

The tears he cried formed a mighty river that now separates the two.

Such a pretty poem and when you start playing this surprisingly addictive game it’s accompanied by a sweet music box tune. It’s an enigmatic start to what is an excellent game in the touch screen format that can he found in the Google Play store. Fortuna Magus is a story of family, heartbreak, smiles and tears. I first came across this game in 2014 as a suggestion from Google Play. Little did I know how fond I would become of this game nor did I realize it would be a gateway into a whole new format for JRPGs.

The story takes place in the fantasy land of Luxia and follows the story of two orphans. Amane and Tia lived happily with their sister Lill and father Kailius till 10 years ago when Kailius disappeared after a mysterious mark appeared on his arm. 7 years later Lill also disappears to search for Kalius. Around this time an incident occurs that shakes Luxia to its roots, certain people gain magic powers. These people are dubbed Magus and by Decree of King Kaswell all Magus are considered dangerous and are to be executed.

Despite all of the chaos in the world around them and their own personal loss, Amane and Tia live relatively peaceful lives in the peaceful Village of Raydif. Then one day a mysterious man shows up at their door with the same mysterious mark on his arm as their Father Kailius. His name is Rett, he is a Magus and after meeting him Amane and Tia’s lives will never be the same. Now on the run as fugitives, the siblings soon learn actual truth about the Magus. Accompanied by Tia, Rett, and later joined by Mitoshiro and Oliviet; Amane must embrace his fate and fight the immortal Rad’ie.

Will their journey end in Triumph or Tears? All of it will be revealed in the Fortuna Magus.

So this is one of the few games I have few or no issues with. The only thing I can criticize is that it’s too short. ūüėÄ

The JRPG format is one of my favorites as is the turn based play aspect of it and none of it has been sacrificed for this game!! Seriously, Kemco did a really good job with this one. The turn-based battle system is simple to master and the variety of spells and moves are enjoyable. The special moves have nice cinematics and deal tons of damage. I also enjoy the random moments of the game where you go to use a skill and immediately after you learn a new move and immediately use it resulting in two or more chain attacks on your opponent. (there was a similar mechanic in Romancing Sa-Ga 3)

By the end of the game, you will be able to play with 5 playable characters with various skills including a healer and 2 elemental magic users. The NPCs are also pretty well done including boss monsters. And the antagonist Rad’ie is a real piece of work. Have you ever seen a villain so egotistical……

Or deranged looking?

And as boss monsters go I nominate his alternate form for the ugliest boss of the Century.

Along with the amazing characters, there are also amazing towns and dungeons in this game. In fact, I have to admit the scenery of this game is a bit better than the work done on some other Kemco RPGs for the Android Device.

Add in the fact that there are two endings and you have a pretty good game. Maybe the game is short but you’ll spend plenty of hours possibly figuring out how to unlock the good ending. (assuming you unlocked the unhappy ending the first.)

After unlocking both the good and the bad endings you also get an opportunity to take a crack at the monster arena. It is pretty fun and if you finish off one of the monsters (which are final boss level tough by the way) in a certain amount of turns you get super strong items and can even level those up to make them stronger!!

All in all, it’s a pretty good game. Sadly this is not one of the free games Kemco produces. It is however relatively cheap. While originally 7.99 (USD) apparently they dropped the price to 3.99 (USD). It’s pretty good and you can find the amazing heart-wrenching story of¬†Fortuna Magus on the Google Play Store.¬†It’s worth the 4 bucks.

Happy gaming!!! ūüôā