By November 18, 2013

Android gaming update 18-11-13

king-of-fighters-97-android-game-1Here is a look at what’s new in the Play store this week for your gaming needs. Quite a diverse collection with a couple that might be destined to be classics.

King of Fighters ’97 is the second time the classic fighting franchise from the beloved NeoGeo has appeared on Android. has players picking their favorite team of characters including some hidden ones and battling it out with other teams. Depending on the team you finish the game with, you’ll get a different ending each time so there is plenty of replay value in just that fact alone. While the game does feature all of the original content from the original game, there are also a few new additions as well which SNK Playmore likes to do with all their mobile releases.


  • 35 playable characters: Play as SNK’s iconic fighters such as Kyo Kusanagi and Terry Bogard, and try to master the infamous “New Face Team” or the “KOF ’97 Special Team”! The NEO GEO version’s hidden characters are now available directly on the character select screen so you can easily crush your opponent using Orochi Iori or Orochi Leona! Experience for the first time in the series the “Affinity System”, and to select the members of your team according to their affinity, and enjoy their pre-match interactions!
  • 2 modes to improve the game’s depth: KOF ’97 uses 2 differents gameplay modes: EXTRA and ADVANCED! Master the system that fits you the best and burn your rivals down!
    ADVANCED MODE: Various jumps for different ways to bring the pain to your enemy! A must if you think offense is the best defense. You can stock your Power gauges to enter in MAX mode or to unleash deadly Desperation Moves. Depending on your characters’ affinity, get extra Power gauges even after losing a round!
    EXTRA MODE: Use the Evade move wisely as you are being rushed and send your opponent flying. Fill your Power gauge to automatically enter Power Max mode for a set amount of time. As you are close to exhaustion, your health bar will turn red and blink, then you will be able to unleash your Desperation Moves to your heart’s content, as long as you are the last one standing!
  • A NEOGEO Perfect Port with added features: You have the possibility to play the game as it was intended back in the days with 4 buttons, or you can enjoy the new control scheme using the 6 buttons settings and the simplified special move with the help of the SP button!
  • Fight against your friends through Bluetooth Multiplayer mode

King of Fighters ’97 is available from Google Play for £2.49


Gold Diggers is a simple game in which you control a drilling machine that lets you continuously drill into the Earth in the hopes of collecting as much gold as you can. Unfortunately there also happens to be massive worms and other subterranean hazards that you’ll need to watch out for. Luckily you can use some of that gold you collect to buy yourself better drills, extra helpful gear and, of course, weaponry to shoot everything that gets in your way.

Gold Diggers is available from of Google Play for free

Isle of Bxnes is set in the time period of cavemen, cannibals and other not-so-friendly creatures, players will need to do everything they can to survive including hunting for food and other resources that you’ll need to survive. Those resources will eventually be depleted so you’ll need to fight for more territory in order to keep being able to access all of the various resources in this game.


  • Beautifully hand drawn pixel art and featuring thousands of animations
  • Permadeath. Your tribe dies without you as their hunter.
  • Reincarnation through your sons (who have randomly chosen skills, attack dmg and stamina)
  • Level randomization each play session with a huge variety of enemies, non-hostiles & boss battles
  • Unique tribes to choose from with a variety of skill paths to upgrade as you progress
  • Tons of unique art and variety in inventory items and weaponry
  • Choose how you want to allocate the limited resources you find while exploring islands
  • No IAP or pay-to-win.

Isle of Bxnes features environments that are randomized so if and when your character dies and you start another one, you wont be planing the same areas over and over again. You will also have different paths to take in your skill trees which you will need to consider carefully if you don’t want to die fast.

Isle of Bxnes is available from Google Play for £1.87


Battle Command at its core is a city building strategy warfare game not too different from Spacetime Games’ previous release called Battle Dragons. However there are no dragons in this game and this one is set in a time period more into the future. Players will need to build up their military base with a variety of structures. You’ll need to handle resource management, base construction, technology research for making advanced troop types and actually building an army up. Your army can consist of both offensive and defensive units on land as well as in the air.


  • Ground forces –grenadiers, commandos, spies and more
  • Powerful vehicles – assault bikes, jeeps, tanks and more
  • Aircraft – drones, choppers, air strikes and more
  • Defensive structures – gun turrets, mortars, missiles and more
  • Fight other players in PvP mode, play the single player story campaign or spar your own base to test your defenses
  • Watch and learn how to build stronger defenses through battle replays
  • Forge an alliance with friends to donate troops and boost reach other’s resource production
  • Over 20 different units to unlock and send into battle
  • Friends help you get more resources and build upgrades faster

Since there are specific defensive units and structures you can build in this game to protect your military base with, you’ll need to make sure that you have a decent balance of both offensive and defensive units. Players will also be able to call in special attacks like air strikes against opponents as well.

For those of you who have been waiting to check this game out since we last reported on it, Battle Command is now available on Google Play for free.

Battle Command is avaiable from Google Play for free

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