After I first started writing this blog, I was so
excited that a couple of developers actually sent me
their new apps to try and review. That meant that at
least a couple of developers were reading this blog.
Then, thanks to you and your kind, readership grew.
Then, more and more developers started sending me apps
to review. Now, I can't keep up. I probably have a
backlog of 30 or more requests to review and some of
them are way back in my email folder and will probably
never be seen again. To those developers, I apologize.
One of you probably sent me the coolest app ever, and I
If you do have a new app that you want me to review,
here are a couple of pointers as to how to get me to
actually do it:
1) If it's already in the Android Market (GooglePlay),
provide the link to the GooglePlay page along with your
captivating copy to get me interested. That way, if it
sounds like something I might like to see, I just click
and send it to my phone.
2) If it's not in the market, provide me with the link
to download it. If it costs money to purchase the app,
send me a FREE COPY. Sorry, but I'm not going to pay to
review your app. I work really hard for every buck
ninety-nine I have.
3) Don't be offended if I don't review your app. It
could be for any number of reasons. Maybe your app is a
game and I'm kinda sick of playing games. I have my
little game family and it ain't easy getting in. Or
perhaps, I hated your app. Usually, I won't write a bad
review. I feel that my duty here (hee, hee..he said
duty) is to share things that I think are cool or useful
or funny, not shit that sucks. Plenty of that all around
you. Quick, look to your right. See! Told you.
Anyway, today I'm going to review three of the apps sent
to me by developers. Now, let me say that when it comes
to games it a very subjective thing. Some people like
intricate role-playing games, others like to drive fast
cars, and still others like to shoot alien pumpkins and
blow up zombies (okay, that's me). Then there's the
whole word game genre. So, that being said, this is just
what I think.
Pluto Strikes Back
This is a game very similar in look to the classic
Asteroids, but instead of using hand controls to move
your spaceship around, you just tilt your device. To
shoot, you tap the screen in the direction you wish the
explosive to project.
Rules completed. Engage play.
After getting easily blown up on my first few attempts,
I wanted to dismiss it as total garbage. Yet, something
lured me back. I needed to get a little better at it.
And, as is often a good quality in a game, it's quick.
No big committment to time required. Unless, of course,
you get REALLY good at it and go many cool levels deeper
into the game.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to address that because,
even though the game has grown on me a little bit, I
still suck at it.
Their backstory is simple and, frankly, unneccesary.
Pluto is no longer a planet, so they're attacking. And
you, the player, will get money for shooting enemies.
There is an upgrade but I have no clue what you get for
the money. Also, don't care.
My biggest complaint is that you play and play and
finally get to a level where different enemies are
appearing and then, you get blown up once and the game
ends. You are then taken to a screen to try again or
exit. No indication as to how you did. No recording of
your high scores. No likie that part.
On the other hand, it's a rather fun time killer.
Download it in GooglePlay and see what you think.