24/04/2014

Trials Frontier - Unlimited Fuel


A recent mission introduce a new boost item which allows unlimited fuel for 60 minutes !!

Perfect item for some quick cash boosting or part collecting.

Only downside is that to purchase another of these items I need 120 gems. Thankfully the slot machine & the tier 2 tracks reward you with quite a few gems so if I wanted to save up 120 it would not take too long.


With the recent new Jackal bike and quite a few upgrades to the earlier bikes I'm now revisiting the earlier tracks to get quite a few gold medals.

There is of course the time clock cheat to refill your fuel tank by advancing the system time by an hour to recharge your tank but I don't get more than 15 or 20 mins to play during the day which I prefer to spend of the slot machine tracks for earning more money/gems or the missions tracks.

23/04/2014

Trials Frontier - Jackal


Got the final piece to unlock the Jackal bike. Unfortunately it's stats are quite low at the moment but it does now allow me to ride the tier2 tracks.

Need to get some luck on the slot machine to get some money to upgrade.


22/04/2014

Lost Cities - Winning Streak


The majority of my posts are now done via the iOS Blogger app thus it's very easy to take a screenshot & post.

Luffers is on a bad streak at the moment in Lost Cities :)

21/04/2014

Trials Frontier - Slot Machine


The game has now introduced a slot machine which you can spin every hour (cooldown timer which you can finish by using gems) this gives you a track to complete without any faults.

When you have completed the track you then get a turn at the slot machine for prizes which range from coins to gems.

The game does have quite a few in-app purchases but I've not felt the need yet to purchase any. My current fuel meter is 35 which gives me the chance to play seven tracks. After this I leave the game alone & come back later when it has been refilled.


I'm currently trying to get the last piece to unlock the Jackal bike. But Butch just pips me to the line, I need to try a better line through the track with a few tricks to get a better landing.

20/04/2014

Deus EX HR - Missing Link

Tied to a chair getting beaten to a pulp. Who are you? Why are you here?

Meh! Yeah like I'm really going to tell you?

After the cut scene your shackles mysteriously unlock & you are free to roam around.

Missing Link tells the story of what happened to Jenson when he hid in the freight container during the main game.

I like the way everything resets you have no skills & no weapons. It's all hand to hand combat until you can loot the soldiers.

Set on a ship I got a very Metal Gear Solid vibe especially when outside & the rain is lashing down.

All I needed was a cardboard box & some cigarettes.

Keitner (the lady who was punching me earlier) is the one who set me loose. She is a double agent & wants to gather evidence against BellTower.

When you find your armour you are also gifted seven piraxis points. I immediately went for the hacking upgrade to level 5 & punch through wall ability. Later I unlocked the jump higher ability & extra carrying limit. There are quite a few levels on the various maps & lots of hidden paths to loot areas.

I've spoken to Keitner who has uploaded my biometrics to the security servers to give me access to the prison area where I find out that BellTower are conducting experiments on the prisoners.

I now need to get hold of an artificial eye to gain access to a hidden lab. Hopefully I'll find Pinky & the Brain planning to take over the world.

19/04/2014

2048 - Dad I want something new to play?

My daughter wanted something new to play on her iPad so I downloaded her 2048 & showed her how to play beating my own high score in the process. DOH!!

18/04/2014

Dice Jockey - Devil Dice returns

Back in the PlayStation years there was a classic dice puzzle game called Devil Dice, you move the die around to match up the numbers to destroy them. Dice Jockey takes the same gameplay & ports into to iOS. I'm working my way through the puzzle stage first before trying the Time Limit or Survival mode.



17/04/2014

Trials Frontier - Butch


Took me quite a few attempts but I finally managed to beat Butch, he ran off to a new location & left behind part of a blueprint for a new bike. I'll still continue to upgrade the Tango bike for now.


16/04/2014

2048 - New High Score

New high score of 7056, still trying to break the 10K mark.

15/04/2014

Dead Mans Draw - Shiver me Timbers !!

Dead Mans Draw is a card game in which you collect cards to generate a high enough score to beat your opponent.

There are several different card types which each have their own unique skill. From steal to discard & even combo moves where two cards combine to double your collected cards.

After a few stages you unlock the ability to use a trait which gives you a rechargeable power move you can use during the game. I have unlocked the ability to destroy a suit of card on the opponents deck & the ability to see the next three drawn cards.

It does not have a multiplayer mode which is a shame so you have a series of matches to play leading up to a tournament. Like all board games there is an element of luck involved but when you pull off a seven card draw whilst reducing your opponents score & double up with a combo to receive 14 cards it is very satisfying.

14/04/2014

Deus Ex Human Revolution - Completed

I have not played the earlier Deus Ex games but if they were anything like Human Revolution then I pray for a HD remake so I can play them. Everything from the soundtrack, combat, stealth, hacking to the character voices was spot on.

I eventually unlocked all the abilities earning enough experience points & purchasing piraxis kits.

So many choices throughout the game that effect the outcome of the plot & none more so than your final decision.

If I had more time I would definitely play the game again to try and earn one of the more difficult achievements & see the alternative endings.

This game is so enjoyable that it has to be added to the Top list taking the number to 34.

12/04/2014

New Game - Trials Frontier


Yes it is a freemium title & is stock full of in-app purchases but so far I've managed to play without any paywalls. I've unlocked the second bike 'Tango' & I'm currently upgrading so I can take on Butch.

It has the same one not go appeal of the XBLA games just a shame the leaderboards are UPlay registered. Gamecentre leaderboards would have been better.

You use fuel for each track you race & this replenishes over time. Parts are needed to upgrade bikes which you get from a roulette wheel when completing a track.

A world map unlocks new tracks when you complete various missions.

I've got quite a few silver times but not a single gold yet. I think these will come with more bike upgrades.

Now to go find my UPlay username & password ...

10/04/2014

Completed - Football Chairman

After winning the Euro Shield & finishing 1st in 76/77 season. The 77/78 season saw Oxford United complete the Quadruple winning all three domestic cups & taking the Champions League.


There is now nothing else left to achieve so I'll walk off into retirement.



09/04/2014

Football Chairman - Champions League


2072/73 has been the best season so far for Oxford United. After ten seasons of playing in the Champions League we have won it.

Beating Real Madrid 2-0 at Rome.
This comes after winning the FA Cup a few weeks earlier & finishing top of the league with 101 points !!


The new stadium is also now getting average attendances of 100K for the season.

With all this success comes the annoyance of your manager getting approached.


If you reject the approach you lose 20% in the manager being happy. So after a few approaches if you continue to reject the manager ends up quitting the job.

This makes it very difficult to build up a Bob Paisley style legacy with the best managers always getting poached.

08/04/2014

Football Chairman - Super Stadium


After finishing first in the league again, three points short of a hundred & 11 points clear of Man City. I decided it was time to splash some cash.


With 465 million in the bank. During the season 68/69 I was always maxing out my home attendance on 40K. Instead of increasing the capacity to 60K, it was SUPER STADIUM time !!


Which you can either in-app purchase or spend 250 Million in game money to purchase.
With the maximum 120K capacity, I've not yet managed to fill the stadium. The highest attendance being 65K against Barcelona in a recent European match.