Category Archives: Android

This category is for Android games. This includes titles released directly for the console, as well as those ported to the Android from other platforms. The reviews are listed in chronological order, and if you’re looking for a particular title please use the search bar at the top of the screen.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our reviews, be sure to message us on our contact page or email the author and we’ll be more than happy to discuss our viewpoints.

It should also be pointed out that this area doubles as an archive, so reviews may go back quite a bit.

Haven Review: Epoch

epochFirst up is our disclaimer.  We got this game because we wanted to review it, and as such
all views in this article our are own. No money has been exchanged for this review.Epoch_screenshot07

In a world decimated by Robots and war much like the terminator franchise comes a Robot who has to save a princess. Battling your way across various stages in the game of EPOCH.
You fight not only for your own survival but also to find and protect the Princess that you fear other robots are after.

During your fights you can upgrade your equipment and your chassis to become stronger and more powerful and when you thought you were strong enough you unlock hard mode and the other difficulty levels after clearing that mode as well.epoch1

Combat in the game solid considoring that it was designed originally for the Tablet and then ported to the PC where it is a simple swipe and fire interface before you duck back behind a piece of concrete. Using the terrain also to your advance to clear out enemy robots that are trying to destroy you and also stop huge bosses.

Is the game worth it, honestly I think it is as it is cheap and kinda fun to play and I recommend it to anyone of all age groups who like robots and shoot’em ups.
My only issue with the game is that to find out more about the plot and the story you got to replay stages over and over again and also read a lot.

-Daniel Clatworthy-

Haven Review: Mini Planet Run

Do you remember reading “The Little Prince” back in Sophomore English? As I remember, it was melancholy and inspirational at the same time. Well, here we have a game that may perhaps evoke the same for you.

3_RunMini Planet Run is a game for mobile platforms that features a humanoid running on a tiny, planet-shaped treadmill. As the planet spins, you encounter obstacles. Trees, rocks, logs and bushes suddenly appear and you must either jump or duck to clear them. As you dodge the impediments, little cherries pop in for you to collect and advance your character.

Eventually, you will make it far enough into the game so as to unlock new humanoids and compete for a place on the “global” leader boards. This represents the inspirational aspect of the game. The melancholy part is that the environs never really change.  Endless running may appeal to someone with a Sisyphus complex, but will otherwise tire even the most experienced players of the genre.

So what could we suggest for Mini Planet Run‘s future add-on content? We needn’t look any further than to Monsieur Saint-Exupéry himself…perhaps all we need are some Wind, Sand and Stars.

-Chris Roberts-

Haven Review: The Dirty Mind Game

the-dirty-mind-gameThere was a tender period about 15 years ago when the “party” board game hit sudden traction. Titles such as Pictionary, Scattergories, and Apples to Apples were often seen on mantles and coffee tables as accepted interior design.

One of my favorites of the era was the ubiquitous Dirty Minds, as well as its expansion title: More Dirty Minds. In these games, one player reads aloud a series of clues and other players must guess at the correct answer. The hook is that the clues are laced with sexual overtones and innuendo, while the correct answer is always something mundane and lackluster.

Enter The Dirty Mind Game, the mobile app.  I am currently playing it on the Android platform and it’s bringing back memories I thought I’d long since repressed.  The clues are every bit as hilarious as in the board game, and the electronic platform guarantees faster access to new clues as they are released.

My only critique is that The Dirty Mind Game makes players drag letters into tiny squares to spell out puzzle solutions.  This can be frustrating if one tends to fat-finger the screen.  It would be nice to have the familiar text-tap option, rather than require the dexterity of a surgeon…or should I say, “Someone who dresses up in costume whom you pay for hours of services”.

Chris Roberts