Just in time for Easter comes R.A.B.B.i.T., a cute little fluffy platformer adventure with a superhero of its own. Bunnies are all fluffy, adorable and cuddly, but behind this day-life of theirs hides a secret identity: they are secret ninjas leaping through the shadows (maybe that’s how they leave those egg baskets hidden everywhere just in time for Easter!).
This little game gives you control over R.A.B.B.i.T. ninjas as they do their heroic act by swinging from building to building at night. Every time you play the game you will get a new experience because the background and the levels are procedurally generated at every play. You get four types of game: survival, challenge, custom and sprint. In order to play all you have to do is press and hold on the surface to grapple and swing and you release to let go of it.
The game is currently in development and it will release sometime this year for iOS and Android devices. It will be free to play from TriCat Games!
In a surprising turn of events, you may be able to turn nice cute creatures against themselves soon, when Oddhop launches to mobile devices. This little indie mobile game will teach you to destroy an entire population of things save for one, just to show the others what you are capable of and that they should never ever cross you again. Basically this is a puzzle game where you get points by eliminating creatures one by one.
In Oddhop you will make the creatures jump on each other to take themselves out of the game. You have to let one live so that it may go beck to the rest of the tribe and act as a messenger and a guide to your next killing grounds. You have over 100 sweet puzzles and three types of creatures with different features plus you can explore different terrain types. Other elements that may help or distract you are portals, platforms and statues. If the game is a success, the devs say they will add even more levels for free!
Oddhop is in development at the moment, and it will release somewhere in the summer on iOS and Android devices. The game itself will be free, with ads, but you will have the option of making a one-time purchase to get rid of ads altogether. If you want to learn more about this little gem, you can hop over on the official website.
Jide Remix Ultra is a multi-window tablet made by a crowdfunding company that launched the project last year. The product has been around for a while now, and after a few security patches and updates, it has begun to prove that it is not a shabby device at all! Even if Jide may not be the first OEM that comes to mind when you think technology, you can rest assured that their products are always root-ready and special.
Jide is renowned for their heavily customized version of Android OS – Remix OS – because the software version brings a level of multi-tasking on the market that no usual Android user has ever seen. The largest tablet, Remix Ultra, has managed to change a lot since launch thanks to a number of updates and bug fixes, and it is now worthy of appraisal.
Jide Remix Ultra specs:
11.6” full HD IPS 1920 x1080p display
NVIDIA Tegra 4*1 A15 processor at 1.8 GHz
64GB storage plus SD card support
8100 mAh battery
5 MP rear camera with 5MP front camera.
When it comes to design, Jide Remix Ultra looks pretty fancy with bright colors and a clean-looking shipping box. The back of the device has a sheet of aluminum that helps with heat dispersion; plus, it can be “broken” by a hinge that will turn the back into a kickstand that will rest at 40 and 80 degrees, which is rather helpful, considering its size and weight. The tablet ships with a detachable keyboard that acts as a cover when not in use.
When it comes to the OS, Remix turns out to be a great interpretation of Android. Multi-windowed mode is usually useful, but it is mostly forgotten after a few days but, in this case, it becomes a very important step to take in exploring the tablet. The UI looks more like a desktop interface that what you can see on most Android tablets. On the taskbar you can manage apps pretty confidently in order to complete more actions at the same time. Remix OS is very different from stock Android, as most alterations have necessitated changing in order to function as desired. The settings menu looks more like Windows than anything else, which means that you will not be able to use third party launchers (yet).
Jide Remix Ultra is not a tablet meant for gaming, but for multitasking, which is where it excels in tests. That is not to say that games do not work pretty well on the tablet, but you may get some lag and frame spikes here and there. On AnTuTu, the device gets a mid range score of 41341, and on Basemark OS II it manages to stay just behind Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos (2014).
The full HD display is very bright and clear in the 11 inches it must cover. It is perfect for movies and browsing while still maintaining a battery balance. The colors are well balanced and the saturation is moderate. The stereo speakers offer clear and crisp audio with no distortion.
Both cameras on the Jide Remix Ultra tablet are of similar quality and they can take 2560 x 1920 photos and record 1080p videos. You will probably not use them very much though, because of the size of the device itself. The cameras are mostly intended for video calls and the lack of flash will make them behave poorly in low light conditions.
If you feel like rooting your Jide Remix Ultra tablet, you should know that you can fairly easily do so. Reports suggest that it has been done with KingRoot already. There is a new OTA for Remix OS 2.0 coming soon, which means that if you do not want to lose such opportunities, you may not want to root.
When it comes to battery life, it all depends on how you use the tablet or how many apps you keep running in the background on a daily basis.
Jide Remix Ultra is a very good tablet for daily uses and it does manage to accomplish what its creators had in mind. If you need a tablet good at multi-tasking, you should know you will find a good choice in Jide’s offering. If you are interested in buying such a tablet, you should know that you can find it on Amazon, where it costs somewhere around $300, which is a pretty good deal for what the device has to offer.
Are you a Worms fan reminiscing on the good old days when you used to play it on a Symbian device? Well, long years have passed, the game became somewhat of a hit on the PC and it even got to be live on smartphones again! Well, now you can play Worms 4 on your Android device.
When it comes to continuity and title placement, this franchise has not been the most consistent. Out of more than 23 games out there, there’s at least one named Worms 4 already. Their story continuity is also pretty much jumbled, but hey, you always do the same things, run around on a 2D map and watch it be inevitably blown up by worms.
Worms 4 has been available on iOS for a few months now and it is finally available on the Google Play Store as well. The game is still the same gameplay-wise, you get tons of wormies that will keep spitting pop references with their squeaky voices until they all die or until the map is vanquished by their ridiculously violent weapons. You get a multiplayer too.
The changes are minuscule; of course we get some visual improvements, better controls and menus for the mobile interface and a live one-on-one multiplayer. The world is more dynamic and the rounds are much faster to encourage matches. The players will be divided into worldwide factions and every victory or defeat will add up to the overall conflict.
Worms 4 is available for mobiles and tablets and it is not a free game, plus you get some in-app purchases here and there. But they will only amount to a few dollars, and you can win without any of those things anyway. If you feel intrigued, give the game a look below:
Are you a fan of everything Android? Then this next product may be just the thing you need! Panasonic Lumix CM10 is the newest camera/phone working on an Android operating system version. But it does not make calls. So it’s more of a smart camera maybe? No one coined that term yet, right?
This device has a 28mm F/2.8 Leica DC lens with 1-inch CMOS image sensor and a manual focus ring. It takes photos at 20MP and it can capture videos at up to 4K resolution. The rest of the spec list is not very bright, but you don’t exactly look at the processor and RAM when you buy a camera-like device do you?
Panasonic Lumix CM10 specs:
Snapdragon 801 processor
2GB of RAM
16 GB storage plus microSD slot
2,600 mAh battery
4.7-inch 1080p display
Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE (data and SMS only)
The camera itself weighs around 203g and it is 15.2mm thick. The device will be available for purchase starting February 25th in Japan and there is no international launch date set for it at the moment. Another piece of not-so-good news is the price. Panasonic Lumix CM10 will cost around $850. Pretty pricey, indeed!
Not all good games are free, and neither is I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream. DotEmu is usually porting its older games on the Android platform; Double Dragon, R-Type and Another World are just a few names that made it from the PC to the Android world, and now we are adding another classic on the list.
I Have No Mouth, But I Must Scream launched on the PC in 1995 and it was based on a story of the same name written by Harlan Ellison in 1967. It is a point and click game of adventure with five protagonists. Each character has their own story and direction that can be played in any order the player likes. The five characters are basically the last human survivors of a cyber-apocalypse. The world’s political superpowers created a war-like artificial intelligence that managed to increase its influence and ended up destroying everything. AM- the super-powerful and highly intelligent AI – destroyed the world and imprisoned the five remaining humans, torturing them for over 109 years. It’s not a particularly funny or lightheaded story, as you can see.
In I Have No Mouth, But I Must Scream, AM will create an adventurous event filled with puzzles that each subject must pass, and these puzzles are all eating at the subject’s instability and weaknesses. Each characters has choices to make and, based on what you choose when you play the game, your end resolution will be different. Not all outcomes are good for your characters. In order to win the game, you have to prove that humans are better than machines.
Considering this is basically a 20-year-old game, DotEmu has worked a bit at revamping the graphics; plus, the interface is friendlier now when it comes to the touch controls. The game is not free on Google Play, but you will only have to pay $3.99 once and you are done with purchases.