It would be an insult to call ‘Clumsy Ninja’ just a game. This interactive toy comes from NaturalMotion, the British company spun out from Oxford University, and famous for commercialising procedural animation. Described as the ‘next generation of interactive characters which can sense, feel, move and react’ to touch, Clumsy Ninja is a living virtual friend who lives on your iDevice and thinks and acts with real intelligence. Attracting both adults and children alike, Clumsy Ninja is the newest viral sensation.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Rs 270/iOS, Rs 55 /Android)
No games are better suited for a mobile device and give a better adrenaline rush than racing games. If such a game has a plot with cops and chases, and if that game is part of the very entertaining Need for Speed franchise, and if that game is made by a maker of quality stuff like Electronic Arts, that game is destined to be a blockbuster, and that is what Most Wanted is. Along with getting to use 40 classic cars, you will get to experience the most realistic racing and full-car damage experiences on a mobile device. And if you login with your EA account you can challenge friends for a race.
Call of Duty: Strike Team (Rs 390/iOS, Rs 428/Android)
Call of Duty is one of the most successful game franchises on gaming consoles. Now that same level of game play and the adrenaline rush of a real first person shooter comes to a mobile device with the new Call of Duty: Strike Team. While there have been very good first person shooters like Modern Combat on mobile device before, Strike Team is special because for the first time it gives you the ability to dynamically switch from first-person view to third person view for reconnaissance and to coordinate squad attacks. You can customise other members of your squad with weapons and armour. You can play single player ‘campaign mode’ or multiplayer ‘survival mode’ where you play members of the Call of Duty community.
Halo: Spartan Assault (Rs 360/ Windows Phone 8)
Very few truly good games are available for Windows Phone 8. Halo: Spartan Assault is one of them. Coming from the world of the famous Halo Xbox game, this lets you fight in 30 action packed missions using gameplay that makes great use of your touchscreen. Filled with unlock able items and new achievements, your state on the game will sync with the game on your PC, and is a big treat for Halo fans who are dying to play a good game.
App Corner: Mychevrolet
General Motors (GM) India has launched an owner mobile application, ‘myChevrolet India App’. The application will aid customers with a number of tools that are relevant to their vehicles post purchase and is available for free on Android and iOS platform but only for GM India customers.
The application will help owners contact the company, schedule a service, as it saves your preferred dealer’s information, access vehicle information and do a lot more. Even if you are on the road, the application will locate the nearest dealer and will help you contact them with its touch-to-call feature.