We, at Macgames.org, decided to change it up a bit, and videotape a blogger playing Mac game Atomic Cannon instead of writing about it. The variety and originality of the weapons are a strong draw in this army game, but the ultimate goal is to win your wars. In order to win, you take your knowledge of physics and aim your tank at the correct trajectory and power to hit your opponent. You take turns shooting at each other, but if you miss, you don't need to worry since it takes multiple times before you or your opponent can be destroyed.
The graphics although simple are impressive when large chunks of earth are destroyed by a bomb. The landscapes are changed with the multiple bombings between you and the enemy. Other weapons will build up land creating a high mountain. Some weapons will affect your enemy over time like the radioactive bomb.
The sound effects are terrific and authentic to the play. Atomic Cannon is an awesome play without the usual blood and gore. It's different but still loads of fun. Hope you enjoy the show.
Features of Atomic Cannon:
Wendy is looking forward to opening Grandma’s gift for her on her 18th birthday since the “mastery secrets” part of her present is inside. Unfortunately, during the night a thief takes the gift and one of her mannequins. Wendy must get back her belongings by making enough money for fares. The chase takes her to London, Paris and Florence. She needs money to buy tickets to those faraway places. The only way Wendy knows how to earn money is to sew dresses and outfits to sell to the public.
So the game begins. The customers will enter the shop with the closing of the door sound and will request a type and color of the clothing they wish Wendy to make them. You will click on the pattern, click on the color of the fabric, wait for the outfit to be made, click on the clothing, click on the customer and then the money. You need to do this until you meet your goals before the shop closes. Once the cuckoo clock goes off, no new customers will enter the shop. After you meet your goals, you are taken to the upgrade shop to buy items like plants, rugs, new patterns and fabric to make more money and to keep clients satisfied. Automatic upgrades are given to you through the story like speedy shoes from Wendy’s uncle.
To make the game more interesting you have added features to the dress or suit like lace. These added features can be done by taking the finished outfits to the glass tubular machine. After delivering the finished product, your customer may want a hat to go along with the dress or suit. Just click on the hat and then the customer to deliver.
Some of the customers are more impatient than others so you have to watch the hearts by their heads to ensure a good tip. The play is made more difficult with Wendy who can carry only one item at a time. You can click on the item again, put it on the mannequin in the center of the shop or toss it in the trash.
The attic in the menu will take you to Wendy’s attic where you can unlock new patterns and fabric to use to dress a male and a female mannequins any way you like.
I found the play easy and the tutorial very clear. This game did not compare to some of the frantic sim games you encounter along the way like Fashion Dash or Dress Shop Hop. You do need to play at a steady pace to meet your goals however so don’t slack off. It’s similar to other fashion sim time management games except the story is based in the 1800s with high necked, long dresses and proper day suits for the men. The artwork is charming and colorful. The music is pleasant. The story is a little confusing but useful in advancing Wendy to another continent. Play it and see if it suits you. No pun intended.
Features of Vogue Tales:
Pakoombo is a wonderful name for a game. You feel like shouting it out every time you win a level or any time you feel like it. Well, not unless you are playing this lighthearted and fun match 3, role-playing game.
In the story mode you are a family all working at a hotel on a tropical island when you find out that the hotel will be closing and your entire family will be out of a job. What a tragedy! What can you do to save the hotel and homelessness? There’s talk about buried treasure and Cathy and her brothers will need your help searching for it in addition to working at the hotel. Some levels will have you playing match 3 games for resources like fruits or keys and others you may be challenged by another player in the Duel Arena. You swap adjacent items to make matches of 3 or more identical things to collect or slide the objects to make your matches. At the right of the match 3 levels you will see the number of items you need to gather to complete your game.
In addition you will be traveling across the island completing quests and tasks for people or non-people who will ask you for things. Whenever you see the explanation mark over their heads, you need to click on that person to talk to them. Some of the people needing your assistance could be in the hotel, out in the garden or across the island in the jungle or caves. You’ll be talking to an old lady, Venus flytrap or a ghost. Just watch out for the Coconut Monster!
The story is moved along a comic strip like pictures with quirky characters and an evil villain (Mr. Lyar, owner of the hotel). There are fun mini games to play along the way and ghosts to deal with. There is a hotel gift shop where you can get gifts and 3 island spirits: Boh, Pah and Kom who will give you gifts.
I like the cute role playing game since it reminded me of Wandering Willows, but I would have liked the match 3 games to be played in sequence instead of being broken up with side ventures and sim-like plays. It is like 2 separate games mixed together in one and I’m sure this type of play is good for many people but not for me. It’s great they have 2 modes: Story and Quick Play. This will accommodate the role-playing people and the straight match 3 gamers. I give this cute and charming game 3.5 out of 5 for a good game and adorable artwork.
Features of Pakoombo:
-Match 3 and Role-Playing
-Mini games and Quests
Come with Kivi the Lumen on a wild adventure to save his world from foreign and dangerous enemies. Kivi's Underworld is an addicting game about a young warrior trying to save his race of Lumen people from the dreaded dark elves. He needs to leave his underground safe haven to rebuild the lost city of Defiance through dark tunnels and treacherous paths to bring peace and harmony to his people.
The story begins with Kivi, a young Lumen warrior, leading a disastrous and deadly mining expedition, and unfolding uncharted territories to uncover a mythical (or so they thought) race of dark elves. Kivi is the lone survivor who makes it back to his home only to find that no one will believe him about the elves. He is in a fight of his life and must do so alone. He needs to recruit Lumens and fight off the elves with limited lives and powers.
Kivi fights many enemies along his journey, including skeletons and zombies with fire mage, disguises and power-ups found along the way. Fighting in the game is very straightforward; you simply click on an enemy to perform a standard attack or right click to perform a special maneuver. To perform special attacks you must have mana which is regenerated as you walk around the game board or picked up from killing enemies. As you walk in the game and break open crates and barrels you will find magic power-ups to help you bash through crowds of enemies or avoid them through secret passageways. The range of extras can go from power strikes to bolts of lightning. There are lots of monsters, deadly traps, secrets to uncover and many different characters to choose from including different races of people with numerous story lines.
This slash and bash mac game is a follow up to Depth of Peril and reminds me of World of Warcraft and Runescape. This game has endless possibilities and hours of fun waiting for casual players with its ease of learning the moves or for the seasoned gamers looking for a high difficulty level to challenge their experience. The only negatives I found was the repetitiousness of the play and the sound and voice qualities. I give this game 4 out of 5 stars for its fast pace, exciting gameplay and interesting story lines.
Features of Kivi Underworld:
-Over 20 characters with different storylines
-Lots of monsters, zombies and skeletons
-4 difficulty levels
-Easy to learn
For all those who enjoy classical European paintings you will have fun doing Jigsaw Puzzle Player – Small Paintings. This packet includes paintings from Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Renoir, and more. Also included in this series are 2 Chinese paintings. These puzzles are relaxing, a pleasure to do, and you do not have to be a jigsaw puzzle expert.
Depending on what kind of computer you have will determine which keys to use to turn the pieces around. I think this section is the hardest part of the puzzle. Some of the puzzle items are covered by other pieces so you will need to click on the top part and drag it off the others. The next step for me is to organize the pieces by similar color. Of course, some of these paintings have the same color covering the entire canvas making it very difficult to sort through. When 2 pieces are a match, they will snap together easily. Also if you find the correct location, it will snap onto the board. To move a part, you click on it and drag it. The ghost background is a real help but may not be for those who are looking for a challenge.
This packet is not challenging but you will have a pleasant time doing each puzzle. The artwork is exquisite and beautiful to put together. This will make an enjoyable time clicking the pieces to a famous masterpiece. If you are looking for a challenge, they have the Jigsaw Puzzle Player - Paintings with a lot more pieces and with similar artwork. Otherwise this is a satisfying packet to spend a leisurely afternoon or evening. In addition, this is a good educational tool for older children.
Features of Jigsaw Puzzle Player – Small Paintings:
-50 Small Puzzles, Average 50 Pieces
-Jigsaw Puzzle Player Software for Windows and Mac OS X