Everyone’s favorite “Merc With a Mouth,” Deadpool, is bouncing of the comic book pages and into his own pinball game. His table features all the madcap nonsense and crazy humor you’d expect from Marvel’s most wisecracking superhero (and sometimes villain). You can download and play it on consoles that support Zen Studios’ pinball games and PC, but it’s reviewed on 360 here.
The last thing we’ll look at in our “Free-to-Play” Week is an application for 3DS that you can download on the eShop for free. It’ll let you take photos of Mario characters using cards, similar to how the AR Games functions on your 3DS. But while the Photos With Mario app is free, the way you get the cards isn’t. You have to buy special Nintendo Points cards that have the Mario cards included, and you can only buy them at Target stores.
The next game in our “Free-to-Play” feature week is a strange one, for many reasons. It’s a baseball game, but quite different than other ones you may have played. And second, it’s from Nintendo, which is unusual because they generally don’t dabble in this kind of game. They have this and a free-to-play version of Steel Diver for download, a submarine game on 3DS. The baseball one piqued my curiosity though, so since it was free to download, I figured, why not?
It’s “Free-to-Play” week here at GamerDad.com, where we’ll look at three games that won’t cost you anything to play (well, sort of). Anyway, Moshi Monsters is a popular online virtual pet simulator where players take care of various cute monsters and their Moshling pets, as well as play games and have adventures. And now the Moshlings are starring in their own match-three puzzle game, which plays similar to other titles like Bejeweled and Candy Crush. It’s free to play and available on Facebook and iOS devices (reviewed on iPad here).
The last thing we’ll look at in our “Nutty Namco Week” is a free-to-play game for mobile devices (reviewed on iPad here), starring Namco’s most popular icon: Pac-Man. But this time he’s being featured in a pretty unusual game. One popular genre of tablet games that have really taken off are RPG puzzle battle games. Most use the similar match-three Bejeweled format to select your attacks, and then you can view the outcome on the top part of the screen. Probably the most well-known of these is Puzzle and Dragons, and I reviewed a similar one a while back called Monster Match. Now Pac-Man is getting into the fray with his own spin on the puzzle battle RPG craze.
In a secret laboratory facility, little space blobs are kept locked up and have experiments performed on them. But one green, one-eyed blob doesn’t like it and isn’t going to take it anymore. He escapes and hides in a backpack belonging to a college kid on a student tour of the laboratory. Now the blob must brave obstacles in a college dorm and frat house, around town, at a military base, and even on the moon! He’ll have to eat and absorb as many things as he can so he can grow bigger and exact revenge on the lab that performed experiments on him and his blob friends! Tales form Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a downloadable 2-D platforming action game with lots of zany madcap humor (360 version reviewed here).
Chou-Chou may just be a little girl with pink hair, but she’s also a powerful goddess deity who took over seven worlds in her first RPG adventure. However, she quickly tires of ruling over her worlds, and wants to conquer more. By entering a dimensional portal, she and her peons find another universe with twelve worlds to take over. But on the very first world, she encounters another girl who claims to be a deity as well. This new girl, Syrma, carries around a strange coffin, and when Chou-Chou goes inside, the coffin drains her powers! Chou-Chou is transformed into a tiny version of herself, and must enlist Syrma and a host of other wacky characters to help her get her powers back and conquer twelve new worlds along the way in this anime-inspired RPG sequel for the PS3.
In the land of Berk, Vikings and dragons live and work together in harmony thanks to the heroic efforts of boy Hiccup and his dragon friend Toothless. Now, instead of fighting against each other, riders compete in friendly dragon tournaments in this video game based on the new DreamWorks computer animated movie (360 version reviewed here).
At the bacon factory, angel pigs fly up into heaven. But one of those holy hogs accidentally bumped into an airplane and fell into a deep hole and ended up in…well, the other place. Now the departed pig must use his newfound angel wings to fly and escape hellish obstacles in this silly little 2-D action game for iOS and Android devices (reviewed on iPad here).