Free Glow Hockey Pro today
I talked about this game before but the PRO version is FREE today @ Amazon. It is like Air hockey for your tablet.
PacMac - Free App of the day
While not "optimized" for a tablet this still plays nice and is the "original" Pacman from Bandai. Download here
ScummVM - Monkey Island and more
What Is ScummVM?
ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!
ScummVM supports many adventure games, including LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, ...), many of Sierra's AGI and SCI games (such as King's Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, ...), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment's children's SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more.
I grew up during the golden years of PC gaming. Before all the 3D shooter extravaganza, people played classic point and click games like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/Fate of Atlantis (they should made that into Indiana Jones 4), Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Full Throttle and the Dig. Even decades later, these games still hold up the true gaming experience for me.
Anyway, I figured I'd try a few of my old games, and see how they play on my Xoom
While ScummVM supports many more games, these are the ones I tried, and they run great. They look a little "blocky" because they are older games (back from the DOS days) so the low-resolution is scaled to run full-screen on the Xoom, and when the game scrolls/pans the camera view a bit, there is a light stutter, but the games are perfectly playable and voices run smoothly.
You can download the ScummVM build that works on the Xoom from here:
and if you do not have any of the games it supports, you can download some free versions (demos as well as a few released as freeware) from here:
Glow hockey for your tablet
Glow Hockey is a free tablet app that if fun and colorful. It plays just like air hockey, the only thing it is missing, in my opinion, is 2 player. Not a bad time waster. Give it a go.
Free App of the Day - Pew Pew 2
This reminds me of an advanced astroids or something. Plays well on the tablet. Download it now.
Video - Great Battles of Medieval & Monster Madness on the Xoom
Fruit Ninja - Amazon Free app of the day
Grab a sword and start slicing and dicing! Download it free today.
Free App of the Day - Angry Birds Seasons
That is right! Everyones favorite time waster, Angry Birds, has a version for the various holidays though out the year called Seasons. Download it free today.
Free Android apps daily @Amazon
For those totally not sold on the Amazon App Store yet, here is another incentive. Amazon gives away one application that you usually would have to pay for FREE everyday. Since the price is right you may want to swing over everyday and check to see what it is.
Angry Birds Rio - FREE today
In an effort to push Amazons new App Store they are giving away the new Angry Birds Rio. Simply go to Amazon, select the App, put in your e-mail address, and a link to the apps store will be sent. Once the app store is installed you can download Rio for Free!
Vendetta - Space Game
Vendetta Online is on the Market. Downloading now. For .99 cents what the hell. Be aware that the game is over 200 megs to download.
Looking for the newest games for your Xoom?