Tapped out review and cheats

Tapped out review and cheats

Hello there, today we will target and talk about the mass game made by EA (Electronic Arts), which is a company known for their AAA titles. But apparently the mobile gaming is something they are interested into as well as it generates nice and quick money. So first of all, what are Simpsons Tapped Out about and which OS are supported? Supported are iOS and android as usual. But iOS version was released in 2012 and Android one year later – in 2013. Online gaming is now supported for both platforms. And if you played it you may try Tapped out cheats and then report back to tell us if it is still working.

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The game starts with Homer (who else?) who is playing with his myPad and there is a serious situation in the motion – the nuclear power plant is about to do the nuclear meltdown and destroy the whole town of Springfield. But it will not be Homer not to be distracted all the time so it will really happens. But what then if all is gone? Do not worry – this is your task – to rebuild the whole city and to save them all. You will start with what else than with Simpsons house. During the game you will be finding the good old characters and your another task will be to guide them back to their old life. But this game is freemium what means that game is free but asks you for your real money. In the game you will be earning the Cash and XP by sending discovered characters to missions. And this will unlock you more and more characters. The game freemium currency is guess what? Donuts!

If you love Simpsons get this game and give it a try, it is pretty funny as Simpsons could be! And as it is free you will not take that much risk. If you do not want to spend money you may always try the cheat I mentioned in the beginning. Have fun!

Fallout

This small review will be for those who never heard of fallout original series. For those who are too young to remember the 90’s and for those who were successfully avoiding to play games from 90’s.

fallout1_mainWar, war is always unfair, with people suffering. But luckily we never experienced the nuclear war. War with fallout and nuclear winter. The characters in the Fallout game had no so much luck and they are living and in the world after the great nuclear war, which devastated the world. So you can experience the after nuke war open world (off course it has some limitations, we are back in 1997 when the game was released).

1990’s were full of the RPG games, which were set into some kind of fantasy worlds full of orcs and battleaxes. Fortunately not this one. It is an unofficial sequel to Wasteland – game from 1987. So I personally was sick of dungeons and finding artefacts to stop the orcs and devil forces. Its story is set several years after nukes exchange and you – the player – are living in the settlement underground, where your parents bought a place in case the nukes will come. It’s name is Vault 13. You are living nice life comparing to what’s happening out of vault. In fact you have no idea nor anybody in the vault what is happening out there. But the life is a bitch and the broken chip of vault’s water recycler makes you go out there. But remember you need to save your vault within the 100 days as after this time the vaults water supplies will be down to 0 and your fellow friends and family will be dead. Oh nice.

How it looks like? Let’s check some screenshots…

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These days, you will say it’s trash. But hey! Give it a chance and you will not regret (ok you maybe will as you will spend hours trying to save your vault). So it is isomorphic view and the fights are turn based. And it is it’s beauty. You will be exploring the world trying to find the chip, completing the missions, but the most power of its gameplay is that it is not linear and your decisions and karma really affects the gameplay. If you are bad ass, you will be not welcome in some places, in some you will be a guest of honor, and in some that will start fight once you are closer than they like. Also completing some missions will not allow you to take another missions. But remember you have 100 days to save the vault.

The post-apocalyptic world is nicely and wisely designed. There is the whole world with its rules and settlements with real characters in it. And you will be having them all the time. They are not coming from thin air. They are usually part of a group. Bad or neutral or just nice. You will see mutants, poor people, gangs, rad scorpions, giant ants, brahmins, just all kind of creatures you expect to see in the radiation devastated world. There are various factions like Brotherhood of steel, Followers of Apocalypse, Children of Cathedral, Water merchants, Raiders, Khans and many more.

This is RPG, remember? So in the beginning you will create your character. But it is not boring. First of all you have SPECIAL – strength, perception, endurance, charisma, intelligence, agility, luck. From these it depends a lot. The next are skills. They are either combat, active or passive – few examples – unarmed, small guns, big guns, doctor, lockpick, science, repair. They are associated with SPECIAL and depends on them, but can be improved independently. The next are perks. You will receive them once you level up (each 3 levels I think). You have experience points gaining for missions, killing enemies and so on. As you see the RPG part is very strong here and well thought out. They are also very balanced.

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What are you waiting for? Grab your PIP boy and save your vault!

Theme Hospital

Theme_Hospital.front_coverDo you remember the guys from Bullfrog? No? What a shame! They created one of the most popular game from the “tycoon” games. Its name is Theme Hospital and it made me almost addict :)

It was released in 1997 and the graphics is outdated nowadays, but not the pleasure of playing. And that is what the games should be about. This game is the business simulation genre and your task is to design and operate a hospital. But it is not an ordinary hospital. It has a lot of sometimes sick humour in it ;) You need to get patients to your hospital to earn money. You have to design rooms, buy equipment, hire employees – nurses, doctors, receptionist. And you need to make the patients do in your hospital what you want to do without direct control over them. They can wander your hospital as they want. And they will had the DISEASES. Have you ever heard about Broken Heart, Slack Tongue, Bloaty head, Golf Stones? Well, it is your task to treat them for a fair price, so they will be coming back to your hospital. And you need to have a reputation, or you will have no patients.

Another thing is that you need the well trained doctors, nurses, handyman…. Why? Because you need to do research, you need to doctors to lecture other doctors with lower qualification. And you need your hospital clean and you plants watered, machinery running and that is why you need handyman.

What you also need to do is to properly equip your rooms with furniture, make the environment comfortable – not too cold, not too hot, you need benches for people.

So it is not so easy you thought? Interested? Let me tell you where you can get it and what you can play on. Initially it was released for PC, 1 year later also the Playstation version was released. In 2010 it was ported for Playstation 3 and is available on PSN network. For the windows and MAC it is available from gog.com for around 6 usd (valued from 22/10/2014). Also I was lucky and I was able to make it run on linux using playonlinux with all features working including the save option. There are some open source clones, like openTH, which is dead and its successor CorsixTH, which should be working with original data files from Theme Hospital. Believe it or not, but you can even play Theme Hospital on android phone or tablet. There are two versions – free, but you need to google it and download from the web page or paid, which is the same, but one guy took the code and is selling the same coded game on Android Play Store for money – why? because the licence allows him to do so. UPDATE: today I searched the Play store for CorsixTH and what a surprise – is there and for free. The installer even allows you to download demo, so you can play around before getting the original data files. Very handy!

Here I prepared some screenshots for you to get you in the picture:

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Well, as I said the outdated graphics is compensated with the lot of pleasure and fun. And you can have it for few dollars and get more fun than from the game of 50 dollars. So have a fun!

System Shock 2

Are you sick of today’s games, which are too easy, too predictable, too expensive or without an horror atmosphere? I have something for you, it is an older game, I played back in 1999 and this game altered my perception of games. Let me present you in this small review, the Lost legend – System shock 2:

Systemshock2So let’s start with a story. It will sound to you like a cliché, but don’t forget we are back in 1999. After joining army, picking up the training (you can choose the specialization and the skills, which will affect how you will play the game, eg. as engineer you will not be able to shoot everything in sight as you do not have skill to manipulate with larger weapons;but as a soldier you can shoot everything, but you do not know how to repair the weapons). You are on your first mission aboard the new and experimental ship with FTL drive called Von Braun. Off course you are in cryogenic state, but you are awakening in a cold room, kind of a storage, with amnesia and no idea what happened. And it is up to you to find out what happened and how to get alive. There will be some help, like from Dr. Polito, but it is just an guidance. The rest of story I will not reveal, it is up to you to find out yourself. Just I can tell you I never played System shock 1, just read some articles to be in the story, as there are some references to the story of original System shock. Their story is 42 years old now.

To the gameplay. As I write above, you can choose your path, your skills. And this is totally essential as it will define the way you play the game. And believe me, you will play this as soldier, engineer and other just to play it once again and totally different. There are stats in System shock 2: Strength, Endurance, Psionics, Agility, and Cybernetic Affinity. There are credits you can use to buy stuff at replicators, there are cybernetic modules, which you use to upgrade yourself at upgrade machines to improve your stats and skills. Want to have something for less credits? No problem hack it. Hack failed? You have a problem. You lost a credits and alarm can be set on and you are totally in …. You will be checking the various enemies – degenerated humans, robots, exotic creatures and many more. There is no single tactics you can use at them. They are vulnerable to something else. You will do the research. You will also need a map. You can’t exist without it on that size ship. In fact there are two ship. The next one is without FTL, so it is linked to Von Braun. It belongs to UNN and the name is: Rickenbacker. You will get there too. Also the environment is fantastic, you will get to Engineering, MedSci, Hydroponics, Operations, Recreational, Command and Rickenbacker. The story behind and the destiny of people in there are told you by finding the kind of audio logs.

Recommendations: save after each hack, each camera destroys, each enemy destroyed, in 5 minutes interval. Get use to use load, you will need it a lot :) There are not much resources, use them with caution, don’t use ammo if you don’t have to. And the last one – DO NOT PLAY IT DURING NIGHT. It’s horror, yes really it is. Music and audio is freaky. I almost fell out of the chair when suddenly the human attacked me from behind with roar. I was not expecting him. You will not too. And you can’t know everything and carry everything. So stick to what is best for your gameplay.

How it looks like – one screenshot for you:

 

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Where to get it and what is the price: It was a real problem to get it legally in the past few years due to rights sold to some lawyer company, which had no intentions to help get it back on market and have some money from it, they wanted lot of money, but now the situation is changed. You can get it on steam for 9.99 or on gog.com for 9.99 too *prices are from 20.10.2014. It work for today’s windows, so no worries about support.

Conclusion: if you want an old schooled game, from the times when the game had to be for a real gamer, if you want an 1st person shooter with lot of RPG elements, and if you have a lot of time, get one copy and play! Good luck to you and my regards to Xerxes.