Dragon Ninja Rush – A 2D Endless Running Game Review and How To Play Guide

If you enjoy playing 2D endless running games on your phone then you will most definitely get a kick out of this brand new infinite run game called the Dragon Ninja Rush.

Since I was asked to do a quick review on the game I have been playing it casually for a couple of days now just to get the hang of it and in this article I will be going over some of the basic aspects of the game’s user interface as well as gameplay in general along with a brief how to play guide.

Dragon Ninja Rush 2D Endless Runner Review And How To Play Guide

Introduction

The main menu is designed neatly and you should be able to figure it out rather quickly. On the left you can see all of the achievements you can unlock by playing the game and on the right you’ll find options to upgrade your character so that boosts like potions, shields, magnets and rockets last a little longer when used. You can additionally purchase mounts and pets which will help you gain twice the amount of coins that you normally get in the game world.

Dragon Ninja Rush Main Menu

How to play Dragon Ninja Rush

To start playing this endless ninja running game simply press the “GO” button located at the bottom right corner of the screen. I have to warn you though, it might be a little overwhelming at first because your character will start running immediately after the loading screen has done its thing.

In the game there are various obstacles you must overcome by either sliding under or jumping over. You should also concentrate on collecting as many of the coins as possible because these can be used to purchase various pets, mounts and upgrades for your ninja later on.

It might take a couple of tries, but you should soon realize just how intuitive and simple the controls really are. There are only two buttons to control your character:

The left button is for sliding under obstacles while the right one is used to jump. You can also perform a double jump while your ninja is still in the air by pressing the jump button again, but it will only work once every time you leave the ground so you better use it wisely!

You can pause the game in case of an emergency by tapping the pause button located in the top right corner of the screen and when you’re ready to play again later, simply tap the “continue” button.

Dragon Ninja Rush How To Play

Challenging obstacles

While most of the obstacles can be easily avoided, I found the brick walls that you’re supposed to slide under extremely frustrating because you have to time your slide just right in order to pass under the wall and continue running. Oftentimes I pressed the slide button either too late or too early which resulted in my character getting stuck between the screen and the wall.

Another super annoying obstacle is the flying spear-like thing and even though you get a heads up warning moments before the spear actually flies towards you, I still kept running straight into it most of the time!

Occasionally those spears will fly at you, three at a time, so there’s really nowhere for you to run (no pun intended) and I believe the only feasible way to get through this combo is to use a potion or a shield or jump on a rocket and simply fly over all of them in one go which brings us to the next chapter: the boosts.

Boosts

Every now and again you can find various boosts in the game that help you in one way or another. Here’s a list of boosts I have been able to uncover:

  • Potions will turn your face red from fury and make you grow bigger in size like Alice in wonderland. As long as the potion is active you can run through all of the obstacles as if they weren’t even there. You’re pretty much invincible at this stage.
  • Shields will render a protective bubble around your character, but it will only protect you from one collision with an obstacle before disappearing. It’s still pretty useful in situations where there’s just too much going on.
  • Rockets will make you fly really fast while avoiding all of the obstacles and collecting coins at the same time. You can cover a lot of ground flying on a rocket and you can make it last longer by spending your coins on upgrades.
  • Magnets will draw all of the surrounding coins towards you so you can concentrate only on avoiding the obstacles and not waste time trying to figure out the best possible route to take in order to gather as many coins as possible.

Dragon Ninja Rush How To Play Boosts

Achievements system

There are a ton of achievements to unlock ranging from running a certain distance to dying 50 times or having a total coins stack of 20k etc. I have only been playing this game for a few days but I have already managed to unlock the Amateur, Novice, Average, Skilled and Professional Ninja achievements which means that I’ve reached at least a distance of 1,500 meters which is a pretty good result considering that I’m not very good at these endless runner type games in the first place.

What’s more, this ninja warrior game comes integrated with the Google Play Services which make it real easy to compete against your friends by unlocking all of the achievements and getting the highest score among your friends just so you could brag to them all day long how they suck at Dragon Ninja Rush.

The pros and cons of Dragon Ninja Rush

Overall It’s a very good game so I had somewhat of a hard time trying to come up with what to write in the “cons” section. Below you’ll find the pros and cons of this endless runner based on my personal taste and opinion so you should definitely take it with a grain of salt:

Pros

You gotta love the graphics and animations this endless run game has to offer. When you first launch the game, it’s immediately apparent that the developers have put some serious work into making this game a reality so it’s only fair that they have 100% positive feedback from fellow Play Store gamers.

The background music is amazing! It sounded to me like a mixture of old eastern ninja tunes and drum and bass. And while I only heard two tracks play throughout the game, I enjoyed the music enough to not mute the sound effects like I usually do with other mobile games.

This ninja warrior game is well optimized for both mobile phones and tablets and even though my Samsung Galaxy S2 is more than 5 years old, I was still able to enjoy a very smooth gameplay. Heck, even the advertisements that show up when you die seemed to be optimized because I can usually feel at least a little bit of lag waiting for the ads to load in other similar running games.

Cons

While the home screen and menus are neatly designed and make perfect sense, the game itself started off a little too fast in my opinion. The player starts running immediately after the initial loading screen which could have been used to introduce the controls to the player, for example.

Sure, there are only two buttons to move your character and one would think it’s simple enough, yet for a moment I was a little lost and ended up dying against the first obstacle because I wasn’t fast enough to figure out which button to press.

Here’s a thought: why not use the same 3,2,1 countdown timer that was used to resume playing after you pause the game at the beginning of each level? Doing so would give the player a brief moment to understand what’s about to happen. It’s especially important for first timers who haven’t a clue what to expect!

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Splix.io overview and quick how to play guide

There seems to be a new trend in browser based games where a developer takes one old and long forgotten game and turns it into something completely different with the help of modern day technology like HTML5 canvas and socket.io. If you have no idea what I just said then the perfect examples of such games are Agar.io, Slither.io, Diep.io and now jespertheend from Reddit has launched yet another similar game called Splix.io which is inspired by a perhaps not so well known ancient computer game, Xonix. If you are unable to access the game from your current location directly, you should try splixio unblocked– a free web service dedicated to letting you play the game hassle free.

Splix io Gameplay Screenshot

The objective in Splix.io

Unlike in other similar browser based .io games where the objective is to simply grow bigger in size and destroy all of your enemies, the goal of Splix.io is to claim as much of the land as your own as possible.

In order to claim new territory you must venture out from your initial safe zone and try to surround as many blocks as possible with the trail that you leave behind while moving forward using the arrow or WASD keys. Basically what you’re doing is you’re “cutting out” pieces of the unclaimed land and converting them into your colors. Congratulations, you have just expanded your territory!

Hint: You can also cut out the land or territory of other players and claim it as your own.

Playing Splix.io

You start out with an area of 25 blocks which is your safe zone. You won’t leave a trail behind here so nobody can really hurt you unless you move outwards. But since the goal of the game is to claim more blocks (land) as your own, you have to start expanding eventually.

No matter what you do, you must never allow another player to cut through your trail. You will die! You will also die if you happen to cut through your own trail which makes this part of the game very classic “Snake” like. That’s why it’s important to be patient and grow your territory gradually by taking up small pieces of land at a time because if you get greedy and want to claim too much of the land in one go, you will most likely get killed by other players who cut through your trail.

How to survive with minimal risk

First of all you should try to claim small pieces of land by surrounding smaller areas near your base, then quickly return to your base and repeat the process. By doing this you’ll eventually control a big territory with minimal risk involved. You can try gobbling up bigger pieces occasionally when there’s nobody else around and if you’re extra crazy, you can try to kill other players by cutting through their trails.

Additional notes

It’s a relatively new game so you should expect bugs, some lag and the occasional “unable to connect” error. It can be a pain, but I’m sure the developers are well aware of these issues especially because a lot of people mention these things already in this Reddit thread.

Just like with other .IO games, Splix is also offering additional features when you share the game to your friends via Facebook or Twitter, but so far the unlockables are limited to a few extra colors and a couple of fancier patterns to your territorial blocks.

In my opinion this game has great potential and hopefully there will be new and interesting features available soon enough. A++, Jesper The End!

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Mechanical keyboard switch types: what’s best for gaming?

A mechanical keyboard is a type of keyboard that uses mechanical switches under each of its keys instead of the wide spread rubber membrane most of us are familiar with today. If you happened to work with computers back in the 80’s and early 90’s you may remember the feeling of typing on a mechanical keyboard as it makes a certain satisfying clicking sound as you type and each key press just feels a lot more “solid” in general.

A mechanical keyboard is also considered to last much longer and while debatable, it can also increase your typing speed. In fact many professional typists prefer using a mechanical keyboard because it is much more efficient and your hands won’t grow tired of typing for hours at a time.

Mechanical keyboardBest gaming mechanical keyboard?

When you compare the different mechanical keyboard reviews on the internet, you’ll notice that almost all of them recommend a mechanical keyboard with either the linear red switch type or better yet the keyboards that come with tactile feedback switch type.

Tactile switch keyboards are considered to be a good middle ground for both gaming and typing because of their low actuation point (the point where the keystroke is registered) meaning that less force is needed to be applied on each key and because they’re not as loud as clicky switch keyboards that can annoy your co-workers or friends at a LAN party.

Different switch types

Regardless of the make and model of a mechanical keyboard, the switch types can be separated into three main categories:

Linear switches are the simplest of the three switch types and come without the additional tactile feedback or clicking sound. Linear switches can be separated into two additional sub-categories: black and red.

The black switches with their medium to high actuation force aren’t considered very good for typing due to their high weighting, but can become useful when playing certain video games in order to prevent accidental key presses.

A red switch keyboard on the other hand is considered to be a much better choice for gaming because of its low actuation point resulting in a much more lightweight typing experience. It’s worth noting that you will also experience less fatigue using a red switch keyboard compared to the black switches.

Tactile switches are, as the name suggests, mechanical keyboard switches that give you an additional tactile feedback in the form of a rather noticeable “bump” as you press down a key. The bump lets your brain know that the key press has in fact been registered and that you can let go of the key.

You might not notice a difference at first especially if you are used to pressing a key all the way down while typing, but over time you’ll learn to apply less force on the keyboard keys which can increase your overall typing speed and is essential in video games where your Actions Per Minute is crucial for winning a match.

Clicky switches are tactile switches known for their extra clicking sound and favored mostly by transcribers and people who have to type for longer periods of time. The clicky switch keyboards aren’t considered to be very good for gaming because of their relatively high weighting.

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Things to consider

Most mechanical keyboards are much louder than the average rubber membrane keyboards because a mechanical keyboard has, under each key, a separate switch for that particular key so if your workplace has other people in close proximity, a mechanical keyboard will most likely be extremely annoying to your co-workers.

A mechanical keyboard is not meant to be portable and you’ll notice it immediately when you unbox one because it’s way heavier than your average keyboard weighing around 3 pounds or so. A heavy keyboard with decent rubber pads on the bottom works perfectly on a desk since it won’t move around that easily, but if you’re planning on taking it with you on a field trip, it’s going to be more of a nuisance.

Test it before you buy it

Since reading articles and reviews about the different switch types of mechanical keyboards can only do so much, it’s advised to test out the different switch types using a mechanical keyboard switch tester to figure out which one works best for you.

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Bored of Slither.io? Here are a couple of fun challenges for You

I’m sure that by now almost everyone has heard about the infamous Slitherio, a highly addictive browser based massively multiplayer online snake game inspired by Agar.io and developed by a man named Steve Howse. The game gained popularity after its release very quickly mostly because of its unique “snake” approach. Show me a person who wouldn’t want to play the original snake game found on old Nokia mobile phones in multiplayer mode!

Ynef is playing Slitherio

Slitherio challenges

Despite of its popularity among gamers the gameplay is rather dull when you compare it to other, more complex multiplayer games and as such it’s very likely that sooner or later you’ll simply grow tired of it. It’s not that I’m trying to lure you guys back into playing the game or anything but I just found a couple of interesting challenges on the internet that can make Slitherio enjoyable once more.

Boost only challenge

A Youtube gamer called Jelly has recently announced the boost only challenge and in order to participate all you have to do is kill the most players and overall survive the longest all while moving around the arena using the turbo boost feature at all times. If you run out of power and are unable to use boost any more, you have failed. If you die, you have obviously failed.

In case you didn’t know, you can turbo boost by either pressing the space key or clicking and holding down the left mouse button and since boosting requires “fuel” in the form of cute little glowing balls, you have to eat pretty much all the time. To be honest it’s actually a rather fun and addictive challenge, but I haven’t cashed in a single kill yet because my Slitherio strategy usually relies on moving around slowly. Or maybe I’m just not that good…

So, How many players can you kill in boost only mode?

Blindfolded challenge

Another, even more insane challenge is called the blindfolded challenge or Blind Challenge for short and the goal of this challenge is, you guessed it, to survive the longest while being completely blindfolded. You are not allowed to peek. Not once.

I just tried the blind challenge, but because I was alone and had no-one around to let me know when I had died, I decided to cover up my laptop screen with a piece of cardboard leaving only a small corner visible. This way I couldn’t see the game at all, but I was still able to figure out the moment of death because when you die, you stop moving. Brilliant!

To my surprise I survived for a good 2,5 minutes, but my final length was only a measly 10 points. I guess I must have been running around avoiding almost all of the food. Mannor from Youtube on the other hand did the same challenge and got a whopping final length of 19. It’s crazy!

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Feedy.io How to play guide and winning strategies

Think no-one would be mad enough to create yet another Agar.io clone? Think again! Someone has just launched a new cell eating game called Feedy.io and I have to say, it’s pretty damn impressive. With new and unique features like friends lists, special attacks, different game modes and a lot more, Feedyio is gaining popularity among browser based game fans around the world. But how do you play the game and what’s the best Feedy strategy? Keep on reading to find out!

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Feedy.io introduction

If it’s your first time playing the game, I advise you to register a free account because you will have access to two of the most important functions in the game: Add mass and Bomb. You can still play the game as an anonymous user, but you will soon realize just how important these two features are if you are planning on staying on top of the scoreboard. As a sign up bonus you’ll get 200 free gold coins and I will explain what they’re used for in just a minute.

The goal of the game itself is very simple! It’s just like in Agar.io- you grow bigger by eating smaller cells and you survive by avoiding cells that are bigger than you. Additionally the game has “rounds” that last for 30 minutes and if you manage to stay on the high scores list after each round ends, you’ll earn gold coins as a reward.

What are gold coins used for?

Gold coins in Feedy.io are used to carry out the two special moves which allow you to turn the odds in your favor very quickly. The cost of using a special move is 2 gold coins and both of them have a cooldown time of about 3 seconds. This means that you can’t cast a special move right after another and therefore careful planning and timing is the key to winning the game.

What are the special moves?

There are two main special moves you can use in the game after you have registered for a free account and received your first 200 gold coins. You can either grow yourself bigger on demand or throw a bomb at your enemy and split them in half.

Add mass (Press “A” on your keyboard)

The add mass feature allows you to grow bigger in size and is best used in situations where a slightly bigger enemy is just about to eat you. Wait for the right moment and allow your unsuspecting enemy to come towards you, then press A on your keyboard to grow bigger and eat them instead.

Bomb (Press “D” on your keyboard)

You can also throw bombs at your enemy which will split them in half. It’s advised to use this move when you’re either cornered and have no place to go or when you simply want to destroy an enemy much bigger than you. Just press D on your keyboard while directing your aim towards the enemy cell using your mouse and watch them split in half, then enjoy gobbling up the pieces.

Watch out for virus cells

The virus cells are noticeably bigger than the average cells meant for eating and have distinct toothed edges. If you happen to crash into one, you’ll be split into multiple smaller cells and will be vulnerable against an attack!

On the other hand, if you’re completely surrounded by your enemies, you might want to crash into a virus cell deliberately in order to escape because when you’re smaller, you’ll also move faster. Your enemy might swallow some of your bigger pieces, but even if just one of your tiny cell manages to escape, you’re good.

Tricking your enemies

A good strategy of mine is to trick the bigger enemy into eating a virus cell. Sometimes they’re just too eager to kill you and won’t notice the virus cell right in front of them. Since you’re smaller, you have better maneuverability and can easily move around the virus. It’s a good idea to use the Add mass special move right after your opponent has eaten the virus and split in half because you’ll eat all of the remaining pieces in one swift move.

Clearing the way with smaller cells

Another great trick, especially if you are grown so massive that it’s getting hard to avoid virus cells, is to split in half using the space key and drive the smaller cells straight into the them. This way you’ll clear the road for your big “mother” cell.

Feedy IO Ynef Cell Army

Good luck!

I hope this article and the strategies mentioned here will help you win a round or two in Feedy.io. If you found this information useful, please like and share this blog post to your friends!

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How to not get infected by a computer virus or other type of malware

It’s true that computer viruses and other types of malware are getting more and more sophisticated by each passing day, but the underlying techniques that hackers use to spread them have remained pretty much the same over the years. Contrary to popular belief among the older generation, computer viruses don’t lurk around the internet looking for ways to force their way into your machine. Nope. The vast majority of computers that have a malware infection have been in fact doomed by the actions of their unsuspecting owners themselves.

How to avoid computer viruses and other types of malware

It’s very common for a user to get tricked into installing the virus onto their system willingly without realizing what’s really going on. An example of this would be when you open an email attachment that looks and feels a lot like your regular utility bill when in fact it’s a malicious computer program in disguise. Open it, and your machine will get infected. While there are numerous safe malware removal tools available on the internet, preventing malware from entering your system in the first place requires only a few changes to your old internet habits.

Don’t open unexpected email attachments

One of the worst mistakes you can make is to open an email attachment from an unknown sender. As a rule of thumb, no matter what they tell you, you shouldn’t open an attachment unless you are expecting them to send you a file. Another fact worth mentioning is that anyone can pretend to be someone else on the internet so even if your own mother appears to be sending you a file, you should still proceed with caution. If possible, delete the email before you even read it. It also helps to use Gmail because Google is pretty good at weeding out malicious mail.

Keep your windows and internet browser up to date

If you bought your computer from a reputable source, chances are that your Windows license is valid as well. Make sure to always update your operating system whenever new updates become available. You can double check whether your system is up to date right now by going to your Control Panel and clicking on Windows Update.

By allowing Windows to update itself you are essentially making sure that all of the known security holes and vulnerabilities are getting patched up. Of course not every single update is a security patch, but it’s always nice to sit behind computer that’s up to date.

Since we use the internet all day now, it’s also wise to update your internet browser (hint: Google Chrome) whenever new updates become available. Unlike many, you shouldn’t really postpone an update. While you’re at it, check whether your Adobe reader is up to date as well.

Stop downloading games from Torrent sites

If you’re a gamer like me, you have probably downloaded a game or two through a file sharing program. It’s definitely not a good idea because most of them come combined with some sort of a malware. It doesn’t have to be an evil virus or a trojan horse, it can be something a lot less dangerous. For example hackers may turn your high end machine into a Bitcoin mining zombie without you even knowing about it.

Because we now have things like Steam keys, the games don’t cost nearly as much as they used to. Why not support the developers of your favorite games and just buy it? You will benefit from a clean install as well as various fixes and patches that may get deployed at a later date not to mention all of the achievements that can be unlocked!

Avoid these common file types

Most viruses come as an executable file. You should look out for file extensions that end in: EXE, COM, BAT, APK, BIN, MSI, etc. For a full list check out this article.

Note: The thing with fresh Windows installs is that the file extensions are hidden by default and you should definitely not trust the icon alone because it can be changed easily. In order to see the file extensions proceed to your Windows Control Panel, click on Folder Options, open the View tab and uncheck “Hide extension for known file types”.

Prefer software that’s open source

First of all you shouldn’t download and install everything you see. Second, you should prefer open source software because they are basically “naked” in the eyes of developers and therefore it’s highly unlikely that these types of programs come with malicious code. Good places to download these programs are SourceForge and Github.

Recommended software for every day use

Here’s a list of software that I recommend using if you’re a casual internet user:

  • Videos, Movies and Music: VLC Media Player
  • Zip, Rar, Tar, etc Archives: 7 Zip
  • Photo editing: Photo Filtre (the free version)

You should also download and install the free version of Comodo Firewall which is a great tool for detecting potentially unwanted applications. The notifications may get a little annoying for a more experienced user, but it definitely provides safety and security for most people.

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List of three most intense Ben 10 Games and their reviews

If you were born in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s then the name Ben Tennyson should definitely ring a bell. Ben is the main character in one of Cartoon Network’s most popular franchise, the Ben 10. It has won a total of three Emmy Awards and raked in over $4.5 billion in retail sales worldwide. The story itself revolves around a young boy with a watch-like device that allows him to transform into 10 different alien creatures in order to fight the bad guys.

Ben 10 Games For All

Just like every other highly succesful franchise, the Ben 10 has also inspired numerous spin-off movies, tv series, toys, fan art and various video games that all revolve around our young hero Ben Tennyson. In this article I will be reviewing some of the top Ben 10 games from ben10gamesforall.com

Aliens Kill-Zone

Alien kill zone Ben 10 video gameAliens Kill-Zone is a classic 2D platformer where your mission is to infiltrate the enemy base and stop them from carrying out their evil plans. You’re equipped with an energy weapon that shoots out green bursts of energy and to my surprise it was actually very effective against the bad guys. Just a couple of shots were all that was really needed to take out an enemy wearing heavy looking body armor.

In order to beat the level you have to kill all of the enemies present in that level, otherwise the door which lets you leave will simply stay shut. Fortunately you can open the level’s map by pressing the “M” key on your keyboard which will show you the layout of the level and the location of all of your enemies.

It’s a cool game, but I was a little disappointed by the enemies A.I system. I mean come on, they don’t even turn around when you’re right behind them and simply continue walking their predetermined paths.

Car Drifting

Ben 10 Car Drifting GameBen 10’s Car Drifting is, as the name suggests, a racing game with an emphasis on drifting because you are required to use your drifting skills in order to complete the levels. It’s a top-down oriented car game sort of like GTA 1 and 2. Bonus points to you if you played those games as you were growing up!

While Ben 10’s Car Drifting might look really simple and easy, you’ll realize soon enough that looks can be quite deceiving. I was having some serious trouble completing even the first race successfully because you have to 1) hit at least 80 cones, 2) drift for at least 50 meters and 3) your race time has to be under 1 and a half minutes. All of those requirements combined make this game difficult even for experienced players.

Overall I love it how the game, which seemed so easy at first, turned out to be one of today’s greatest challenges for me. I just spent an hour and a half playing the game without even realizing it and my tongue is still sore from rubbing it against my teeth (I do this when things get too intense). On top of everything there are a ton of additional vehicles and racing tracks to unlock, only if you’re good enough.

Coloring Game

A coloring game, really? Yep! Not a lot of action in this one, but believe me when I say it’s worth checking out. It’s almost like a psychedelic experience.

If the weird looking alien creatures that you get to paint in cute neon colors isn’t enough then just listen to the music. It’s only a few seconds of some pretty strange stuff, but it’s set on a infinite loop and that’s what makes it so wonderful. Just be careful not to lose your mind completely.

Ben 10 Coloring Game

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