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Doblons.io review and a quick start guide for winning the game

Doblons.io is a fun new .io browser based game inspired by my favorite tank game, Diep.io, and a pirate ships game called Pirac.io. The game can also be considered a more sophisticated and digital version of the classic battleships game that you play with your friend and have to guess where their ships are located on a piece of paper. This article is going to be a quick overview on how to play the Doblonsio game and I’ll also share with you my personal strategy which always helps me climb the scoreboard quickly.

Ynef is winning the game again

Getting started

You start out as a puny and vulnerable battleship equipped with just two small side cannons which cannot fire all that far. Your first priority should be to collect the various gold, silver and bronze coins scattered around the sea as these will be used increase your wealth in order to upgrade your cannons and other features of the ship later on.

About the upgrades

Upgrades such as hull strength, auto repairs, cannon range and reload speed should all be familiar to most of us from the tank game Diep.io. These are the abilities that help your ship become stronger, repair itself, shoot cannonballs farther away and fire them at a much faster rate.

However there are a couple of quite interesting additional upgrades available in Doblons.io that you can’t find in other similar games. For example the fishing boat upgrade allows you to spawn a small fishing boat on the map which will then sail off, but not too far away, and will start to collect money for you.

The Battleship and Man of War upgrades help you by spawning an additional battle ship near you that will attack enemy vessels and protect you from them. The Battleship upgrade is a weaker version of Man of War and they cost 500 and 1000 coins to summon, respectively.

The strategy

My strategy usually relies on upgrading to better weapons as soon as possible and once I’m happy with the firepower (3 cannons on both sides), I start to concentrate more on maneuverability like turn speed and movement speed. I’d say turn speed is more important because most of your cannons are going to be on the sides anyway and with a high enough turn speed you can easily turn your battleship around and aim your weapons directly at the enemy.

By now I have almost always spawned a fishing boat to help me collect the coins. It really does make a difference! After that I start to work on my hull strength and of course the auto repairs which is incredibly useful in case you have just barely escaped from a battle with a much stronger enemy and need a moment to recover.

Final words

I personally found the movement a little annoying and had to spend quite a lot of time just to figure out exactly how the ship responded to the way I moved my mouse. It didn’t make sense to me for some reason and I’m usually pretty good at these types of games. Other than that it’s a great game with a lot of potential, but I still believe Diep.io to be the best .io game that’s currently out there.

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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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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!

Feedy IO Ynef Winning The Game Like A Boss

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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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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Hunting for xbox achievements with XBdash tracker

If you’re a gamer chances are you’ve heard about achievements or game secrets that may or may not reward you for completing them. Perhaps you’ve even tried to do a few on your own? The majority of xbox achievements are unlocked simply by playing the game, but there are certain harder to reach achievements that require you to do something out of the boundaries of the game’s normal “flow” or storyline. These types of achievements range from not turning left throughout a level or killing 10 zombies with a single chainsaw slash. You don’t have to pull these stunts to beat the game, but in order to fully complete it along with all of its hidden secrets you’d have to do some crazy stuff.

A little bit of history

Nowadays almost all games that get released have some form of an achievements system implemented into their code, but it wasn’t always like this. The idea behind achievements in various games goes back to 1982 in the form of “high score patches” given out by Activision. These were actual physical iron-on patches that resembled boy scout badges in many ways and were sent out to the elite gamers who managed to get a very high score in their games. And because nobody had the internet back then, you had to take a photo of your television screen displaying your high score and send it to the game company as proof. (source)

XBDash Hunt Down Achievements Earn Prizes

Hunting achievements with XBDash

XBdash is an xbox achievements tracker website and a close-knit community of truly passionate gamers and xbox achievement hunters. The main goal of XBdash is to help you track down and manage all of your game’s achievements in a single well organised environment and to spice things up a bit they hold numerous contests and challenges with prizes ranging from free games to live codes and much more. In fact they’re holding a contest right now where the grand prize is a fancy Custom Engraved Xbox® One Controller. How cool is that?

Easier to manage your achievements

The achievements in XBdash come from the actual xbox games themselves and your dashboard gets updated as soon as you unlock a new achievement in your game. In order to make managing a bunch of achievements easier and of course to add more of a competitive feel to the act of hunting them down, the achievements are divided into four different categories: common, rare, epic and legendary.

The common category consists of achievements which are unlocked the most often by XBdash members. To be exact more than half of the community has those unlocked. Next in line is the rare category with 26%-50% and the epic with 11%-25%. Finally we have the legendary section with achievements so hard to get that only about 10% of the entire XBdash community has been able to complete.

Get on the leaderboards

One thing I did notice about the website is that one of my favorite games, Silent Hill Homecoming, has all of its achievements set to legendary which can only mean one thing- nobody in the community has played that game yet because even the most basic ones ie. “defeat a nurse” etc. are all set to the legendary status. This of course presents some new and interesting opportunities for gamers who enjoy having a position on the top of the leaderboards. Just pick a game that nobody is playing!

Of course as more players join the easier achievements will eventually fall into the common category for most games, but that’s a good thing because if you still happen to have a few legendary ones in your name, you’re serious business and deserve respect from the noobs.

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