First batch Android games reviews

This is probably the first time I skipped on a celebratory birthday post. :P But I will surely have a post-birthday blog post with my usual file sharing and details on what I did on that extra extra special, wonderful day. :D For now, here are short reviews of the games I play and used to play with my Android devices. This has been long overdue.

Autumn Dynasty
A unique real-time strategy game.

Autumn Dynasty

Autumn Dynasty

Travel has become difficult with saboteurs treading or camping the land when the government was at its weak state. A scholar is sent on trip by the government to, if I remember right, deliver scrolls. (Please correct me if I’m wrong. I haven’t played this game for months!) Along the way, he encounters subversives but luckily gets rescued by an army. That’s where the game play starts.

Autumn Dynasty 001

Autumn Dynasty 002
Photos from the Google Play Store

Simple yet requires tactics skills in facing and beating the bad guys before they wipe your army out. You have to properly ‘draw or map’ where you want your army to go and charge. I have only played until the second chapter then I couldn’t load it anymore. The game crashes and usually take long to load even with my Dante. The dialogue scenes were boring and long. Probably longer even than the game play itself. Maybe that’s just for the first few chapters. But I still recommend this game for the art and it’s RTS, people!

Available on Google Play Store.

Happy Mall Story
Cute cute cute virtual shopping mall simulation game :D

Happy Mall Story

Happy Mall Story

You open up restaurants and stores in a brand new mall. You start with the ground floor and would base what establishment to open depending on the customers needs. The more you give them what they want and upgrade the establishments with more items, the more you earn. This game has IAPs as well, but if you continuously play, it wouldn’t be so hard to get money and gems/diamonds for special items or to fast-forward construction.

Happy Mall Story 001

I enjoy this game because it’s cute and definitely happy. :P If you like that then get this. The notifications for tours and store openings can be annoying, but I think you can turn that off.

Happy Mall Story

Image from Games in Asia

Available for free with IAPs in Google Play Store.

Little Alchemy (Free)
The Little Alchemy (beta) for Android is a port from the Chrome game add-on. Pretty simple game — Just mix elements to create new ones. It’s fun and could also frustrating at the same time especially when you already have a lot of elements.


Available for free on Google Play Store.

Zombies Ate My Friends
This was a recommendation over at Google Play Store. I was sort of desperate for a new game for my Dante then since Autumn Dynasty wouldn’t work and my handhelds were at home.

Cute loading screen of Zombies Ate My Friends

Cute loading screen

Zombies Ate My Friends is a cute side-scroll and turn-based casual zombie survivor game. You beat zombies with weapons you gather along the way as you search for other survivors. You also gather health and energy items.

Items and zombies

Items and zombies

I found it cute at first until the inventory limitation made this game frustrating. I hoard crazy in all RPGs I play, so the limitation was already a bummer. You have to make a purchase to get a bag with bigger space. Well, what do you expect with a free game? LOL

Available for free with IAPs on Google Play Store.

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Just discovered this Jelly Bean 4.3 graphic


Raining jellybeans!

Raining jellybeans!

Kawaii~ X3

Well, off to upgrade my S3. Wish me luck! *crosses fingers*

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Beni’s Falafel — A healthy option for a late-night grub

One of my dearest friends has shared on Facebook a link to Pepper’s Guide to After Midnight Eats and the boyfriend and I decided to try each one in the list. I made a list on the sidebar for your quick viewing as well as for my reference. We’ve already been to two from the list, but I’m one restaurant ahead. Before I take him to that restaurant, we decided on Beni’s Falafel for the meantime.

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Beni’s Falafel is a small restaurant located beside A.Venue Mall. If you happen to ride the Ibabaw and Ilalim jeepneys everyday coming from Kalayaan/J.P. Rizal/PRC, you should have noticed that restaurant at some point. I have seen it many times and each time I thought I should try it, but I haven’t done so until that night with the boyfran. That was last June 30 (sweldo day!).

Since it was late, it was expected there wouldn’t be many people. We got ourselves a good four-seater table near the entrance and by the wall where there is a power-socket — Perfect for us Ingress players. :P

These were our orders:

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Big Homus with hardboiled egg (PhP225)

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Two orders of Beni’s Falafel (PhP135@)

The Beni’s Falafel was a recommendation by the waitress. It must not be underestimated! I was very very hungry that night. We had trouble getting there from Shaw Blvd that we arrived nearly 11PM. I thought I could eat more than I could, but that Beni’s Falafel was just really heavy. Even more so when we paired it with soda. I can just imagine again the heavy and full feeling…

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We ordered hummus because it is a favorite of mine. Theirs is good. I like it. I like the oil and olives on top. I also like the idea of the hardboiled egg, but I think it can do without. Seedless olives could be better since I eat tend to eat that like chips.

I felt like I ate so much that night. But they’re healthy food choices, so I shouldn’t feel too guilty. :P Besides, the price isn’t bad considering the satisfaction. The price range of their food is between PhP130-PhP300.

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They have tables outside the restaurant for those who wish to smoke. Though I wouldn’t recommend especially on normal working hours when a lot of jeepneys pass there. I doubt you would be able to enjoy the falafels. :P If you’re like me who has an issue with the smell of food sticking to your clothes and hair, well, BEWARE! That would be the only issue when you eat in their restaurant. My poncho which was inside my bag the whole time has smelled of food. And my hair and clothes…! DX It may not be much of a big deal, but if you have to head somewhere else afterwards besides home, then I suggest eating some place else for the meantime.

I would love to go back there in spite food smell issue. Besides, it’s accessible for me because it’s near my workplace. I already recommended to the usual suspects and to my officemate. So, yeah, I would definitely be visiting again.

Beni’s Falafel is at 4364 Valdez St., Poblacion, Makati. To get there from MRT Guadalupe, exit at the Taft-bound station side and ride the Ayala jeep then get off at Valdez St. That’s the street before A.Venue. It would be less than a five-minute walk from there.

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