Wednesday, October 3, 2012

AAQR: Battleships Pro (game)

Ever wondered why haven't people made a game where you can play Battleship against AI player? They have! This one has a few tricks, like "bombers", scatter shots, as well as 3 different AI personalities, and operates off hex grid instead of rectangular grid.

It's pretty decent..  though the music is a bit grating. Not bad.

AAQR: Modern War (game)

Modern War is basically a clone of "Advanced War" on the handheld consoles, where you move units, capture points, build more units, and destroy all enemies, in turn-based hex-grid combat. Different units have different stats, like movement, attack, defense, special abilities, and such.

It's competent, but nothing that special.

AAQR: Marble Maze (game)

Ever play those physical games where your objective is to move a marble from point A to point B without falling into the wrong holes, with a lot of stuff in between, by carefully tilting the thing this way and that?

Well, here's a virtual version. Unless you have severe nostalgia, this is a pretty lame game.
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Monday, October 1, 2012

AAQR: Simple Physics

Simple Physics is basically "bridge builder" albeit applied to more situations, where you can build "free-standing" structures instead of relying on anchor points, and different tests. There are plenty of levels, and you are rated for multiple levels of success (use the least amount of material).

Worth a try at least.

AAQR: Boingo Wifi Finder

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11:  A free Wi-Fi hotspot ...
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: A free Wi-Fi hotspot
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Google had partnered with Boingo for some free WiFi Hotspot access, but the effort haven't reached the Boingo app.

Boingo is a Hotspot finder that shows you where free and paid WiFi Hotspots are but this is really their webpage disguised as an app. As it's free, it may be of some use if you travel a lot.

You are of course, constantly reminded that you really need to pay them for access to "premium" hotspots.
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AAQR: Mustang Customizer

Mustang Customizer is an marketing app from Ford where you can customize your Ford Mustang with various pain schemes, after market accessories, appearance packages, and more, to build your "ultimate beauty-shot". Most are actual parts from the Ford Performance Catalog, and you actually can custom built a Mustang just like that.

However, this is mainly man's version of "dress-up", as there's no driving or interior demo and such. It's strictly static, albeit nice overlays of various graphical elements, and there are a LOT of options so you can recreate almost ANY of the classic Mustang looks.

It's a big download though. Beware.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

AAQR: App a Day

App a Day is basically a marketing program where the app will remind you (through notification bar) that you can download this cool app / game for free.

You merely click through to Google Play Store, and so far it's full of micro-transaction heavy games.

It's not bad, but it's not that spectacular either.

When I use an "app discovery" tool, I'd prefer it to check what apps I already own, and recommend me some that I didn't know about but similar, not just random "try this!"