I recently purchased a Proline Smart AK888-13 9.7″ Dual-Core Tablet from Loot.co.za for the low price of R2,099, featuring a 1.6GHz Cortex A9 Dual-Core CPU, a 10 point multi-touch capacitive screen with a resolution of 1024×768 (4:3), 1GB memory backed up by a 16GB NAND memory capacity, and running the fantastic Android 4.1 Jellybean OS. No 3G but obviously Wi-Fi and BlueTooth capable.
In other words, not a high-spec tablet like your Apple iPad or your Samsung Galaxy Tab, but a very serviceable, extremely well priced, Chinese manufactured (Proline simple imports and brands them) mid-range tablet with a nice solid and fashionable design, good handling and the surprising ability to play 3D games rather well.
So with the wonderous Google Play store at my finger tips, this is part 3 of the list of games I find myself currently playing (and enjoying) on my new entertainment device: (You can find Part 1 of the list here and Part 2 of the list here).
Note that all of these follow the so-called ‘Free-mium’ model, i.e. they are free to download and play, but do feature advertising and do offer additional in-app purchases that allow you to progress through the game faster or gain access to better equipment or abilities. You get what you pay for in the end…
Heroes of Destiny (2013): This action RPG sees you directing a team of upgradeable heroes, each with their own unique strengths and skills, through a fantasy world of woods, towns, forests and dungeons, taking on foes and collecting loot in the process. Their quest: free the Kingdom of Lerona and beyond from the corrupting influence of the mysterious evil known simply as the Darkness. The visuals are slick and the gameplay quite enjoyable, making this a worthy action RPG to spend some of your valuable free time on!
Related Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glu.epicheroes
Aces of the Luftwaffe (2013): This smoothly animated, vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up puts you in the seat of an heroic Allied fighter plane, taking on horde after horde of evil Axis fighters. The gameplay is fast and relentless (as expected from this genre), as you frantically dodge bullets and planes that seem to be coming at you from all directions, all the time! Addictive fun that saw me wasting more than just a few hours away on this one!
Related Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hg.aotl
Drunk Vikings (2013): This is an interesting one, in essence a tower defence game which puts you as a dragon atop your nest which rests on a rocky spire. Unfortunately for you, drunken vikings are rather keen to mess with you and knock your home down, meaning you need to move your fingers fast to flick and toss away the marauding vikings, who seem to be coming at you from angles. Luckily you have some pretty useful powers and potions to help in the struggle, but bear in mind, this is NOT going to be an easy task! Its comical and surprisingly difficult, but I have to be honest, it didn’t hold my attention for very long. That said, it certainly was something a little different, so well worth checking out based on that alone!
Related Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alawar.DrunkVikings
Dungeon Hunter 4 (2013): A very polished, slick and visually excellent hack and slash action RPG from the development team over at Gameloft. Dungeon Hunter 4 features a suitably epic storyline (as expected given the high quality of the previous games in the series) and is a superb quality dungeon crawler that will have you killing all types of enemies, building up your stats, and happily collecting loot as you trudge through gloomy environment after gloomy environment. If Diablo style games of sword swinging and spell casting chaos are up your alley, then Dungeon Hunter 4 will certainly not disappoint!
Related Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameloft.android.ANMP.GloftD4HM
KungFu Rabbit (2013): This enjoyable platformer places you as the only surviving rabbit who manages to escape the temple of rabbits during the Universal Evil’s deadly purge. Now it is up to you to take revenge, as you jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies and rip them to shreds! It’s cute, features a well implemented platforming control scheme, and has enough logic-draining puzzles to make for an entertaining time waster.
Related Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bulkypix.KFR