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Dark Stories app review

Today’s review: Dark Stories

Google play link: Dark Stories

darkstories1Features/Description (copied from Google Play):

ATTENTION!

THIS GAME IS MEANT TO BE PLAYED WITH FRIENDS IN PERSON. IF YOU ARE ALONE YOU CANNOT PLAY!

Dark Stories is an easy to play and fun game but some of the stories are quite difficult. All the stories are fictional. To solve them, the players will need to prove their skills as detectives.

HOW TO PLAY
Dark Stories must be played in group. A person -chosen as narrator- picks a mystery and reads its description aloud.
Then he/she reads its solution without telling the other people. The rest of the players then have to make questions in order to solve the mystery.

The narrator can only answer the questions using “Yes”, “No” or “It is not relevant”. The only possible solution is the one given at the back of each mystery card. If the answer is still not clear enough, the players must follow the narrator’s interpretation of the mystery.

EXAMPLE
A typical fragment of a gameplay could be:

Player1: “Did he die because of the shot?”
Narrator:”No”
Player2: “Was he poisoned?”
Narrator: “No”
Player3: “Did he have children?”
Narrator: “It’s not relevant”
Player1: “Are there other people in the story?”
Narrator: “No”
Player2: “Did he commit suicide?”
Narrator: “Yes”

END OF THE GAME
When the narrator considers that the story has been solved enough, the narrator can conclude the game and read the whole solution.

It is up to the narrator to give some clues if the story is in a deadlock.

WHEN TO PLAY
It is perfect for birthday parties, camps… and every situation in which you join several friends.

STORIES
This free App includes more than 50 stories and we will add new stories periodically.

Accidents, suicides, thefts… Will you be able to solve every mystery?

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If you and your friends would like to play a puzzle game, then this app is perfect for you!

You only need to designate a narrator who will read the riddle (and the solution) and then answer yes or no to questions. This app is fun to play, I assure you!

Here are some samples of the riddles:

Try this app now! πŸ™‚

Pop N Blast Puzzle app review

Today’s review: Pop N Blast Puzzle version 1.2.5

Google Play link: Pop N Blast Puzzle

Popnblast1Features (taken from Google Play):

Pop N Blast is not only an addictive and fun puzzle game: it is a challenge.
It starts with a simple concept: pop and blast anything on the screen.
Seems simple, right? But be careful: your number of actions is limited.
Make good use of the power-ups to solve each puzzle.
Pop N Blast is totally addictive and includes more than 1,500 challenging puzzles that will really twist your neurons.

Relax and use your brain
As cells pop they generate relaxing melodies that will relieve the stress of your day while having fun.
The simple and unique design of Pop N Blast helps you stay focused on the most important part: the game!

And the fun does not stop here: Pop N Blast includes a strategic multiplayer mode with up to 4 players.
In this mode you pop your cells in order to blast and take over all your opponents cells.
Some people say it is like a chess game but even better.
Make strategic moves to defeat your opponents.

Have fun

Features:
β˜… Two games in one: a puzzle and a battle mode
β˜… Have fun with your friends: multiplayer Battle mode with up to 4 players
β˜… More than 1,500 challenging puzzles
β˜… Addictive but relaxing gameplay
β˜… Compete against 4 difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard and expert)
β˜… Pop and blast everything
β˜… As strategic as chess
β˜… Customize the sounds and shapes of your cells
β˜… Frequent adding of new puzzles

FAQ

How to play Pop N Blast

The goal is to clear all the cells of each puzzle in a limited number of actions.
The key is to pop cells to trigger chain reactions in order to blast all the other cells.
Make good use of the power-ups to solve a puzzle.

How to play the Battle mode

The Battle mode is a strategic and reflection multiplayer game that can be compared to chess.
The goal is to place and pop cells on a grid in order to blast and take over the cells of the other opponents.
Try to predict your opponents move in order to win the game.

How many levels has the game

For now, there are more than 1,500 puzzles, and more to come.
The battle mode offers more than 10 different grids to increase the fun.

How challenging is the game

While the first levels are quite easy, the increasing difficulty of the puzzle will really put your reflection at its limit.
If a level is too challenging, the power-ups will definitely help you to beat the game.

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There is a tutorial at the beginning so you get acquainted with the game. There are two modes: the Puzzle and the Battle mode. I haven’t tried the Battle mode (multiplayer) yet because I wanted to practice first using the Puzzle mode haha πŸ˜‰

As mentioned above, the goal of the game is to clear all the cells in that particular level. The challenge here is to accomplish that goal in the specified number of touches. You must conjure a strategy to be able to pop all cells within the specified number of touches.

Basically, a cell transforms with each touch and the last transformation pops the surrounding cells, thus triggering a chain reaction of popping cells. This game is quite addicting and relaxing at the same time. The popping effects are simple yet elegant.

Here are some of the levels that I have played so far:

I have finished Level 10 and I hope to conquer the higher levels. πŸ™‚

You can also purchase pops for greater advantage:

I have a clip showing the popping effects, however, I just posted it on my Instagram account (follow me @yournoviceappreviewer): https://www.instagram.com/p/BSCuULjgy2P/

My account here on WordPress is just the basic account thus I am not allowed to post video clips. I hope to upgrade my account in the near future – as soon as I get hold of some funds! πŸ™‚

Try this app now!

Smart Kit 360 app review

Today’s review: Smart Kit 360 version 1.5

Google Play: Smart Kit 360

Smart kit 360Features (taken from Google Play):

Do a lot with just one multi-purpose App!

Smart Kit 360 is an all-in-one app and is half the size of a common “standalone tool” application like compass, translator or a ringtone maker app. This way you’ll save a lot of disk space, time and frustration searching for all the daily tools you need!

Main Features
β˜… Tiny Size
β˜… 32 apps can be replaced with one app
β˜… Has the most commonly used app features
β˜… One easy tap to create shortcuts on your home screen
β˜… Tools are arranged as per different category by which finding them is very easy β–Ί

Productivity β€’ Utility β€’ Calculation β€’ Conversion β€’ Navigation & Measuring Tools

Smart Kit 360 combines uniquely with several functions β–Ί

1. Heart Rate Monitor
Measure your heart rate with device camera and observe a real time pulse chart. Checking your pulse is a simple way to get information about your health.

2. Translator (All languages)
Easily translate words from one language to another through simple operations.

3. Music Finder
Listen to millions of songs for free from any genre

4. Exercise Timer
Ultimate fitness companion for any of your gym or home workouts.

5. Cache Cleaner, RAM Booster
Keep your phone clean! Clean junk files, cache and boost device RAM.

6. Battery Saver
Save and Extend Your Battery Life with one-tap easy optimiser.

7. Sound Meter
Monitor the current sound pressure level and its spectrum.

8. Map
Get directions faster, find places, shows your current location on the map & share your GPS coordinates

9. Compass
Get the right directions always in your hand for most of your outdoor activities.

10. Magnifier
Magnify small objects that are hard to see. It also includes a flash light.

11. Mirror
See yourself using your front facing camera even at night.

12. Protractor
Measure the slope of any object using your camera and imaginary weight.

13. Ringtone Maker
Create ringtones you love faster with this easy to use tool

14. Metal Detector
Detect magnetic field of nearby materials and observe it on real time chart.

15. Notepad
Take notes easily in your favourite colours. Backup notes, stay organised!

16. Currency Converter
Convert between different currencies. Currencies are updated automatically.

17. Calculator & Graph
Make basic calculations with graphs

18. Unit Converter
Convert between different physical units.

19. Audio Recorder
Easily record and playback high quality long-time sound recording on your smartphone or tablet.

20. Metronome
Classic metronome with adjustable tempo.

21. Pitch Tuner
Tune the pitch of your voice or musical instruments. It can also play the corrected tone.

22. Code Scanner
Scan bar and QR codes quickly with your camera.

23. File Manager, Root Explorer
File manager with Root Explorer.

24. Altimeter
Calculates your elevation via GPS

25. Abacus
Simple calculating tool and useful learning device

26. Ruler
Easily measure the dimensions of different objects.

27. Leveller
Check the surface levels.

28. Speedometer
Shows useful speed and distance information for your journey.

29. Flashlight
Use it as a manual torch light, as a strobe light or as a music light show.

30. Checklist, Reminder
Get Things Done with a flexible to-do list.

31. Stopwatch
Precision stopwatch with β€œAuto Save” results function.

32. Vibrometer
Measures vibrations on all 3 axes: X, Y, Z and shows reference to earthquake vibrations as classified by Mercalli intensity scale.

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I just saw this app on Google Play and I tried it. I think it is indeed a must-have for smartphones! It has 32 useful apps which are listed above. The purpose of this post is just to show you the different apps within the Smart Kit 360 app. Most of the app’s functionalities are self-explanatory anyway and I do not want to bore you with too much details.

Notepad and Translator

Exercise and Free Music

File Manager and Trim Audio

Metronome and Recorder

Flashlight and Mirror

Magnifier and Code Scan

Cleaner and Battery Saver

Stopwatch and Checklist

Abacus and Calculator

Currency and Unit Converter

Altimeter and Compass

Heart Rate Monitor ad Leveller

Magnetic and Map

Protractor and Ruler

Sound Meter and Tuner

Speedometer and Vibrometer

Quite a lot of apps, isn’t it? The advantage is that you do not need to install separate apps for the ruler, unit converter, etc thus this app helps lower RAM consumption.

The apps are also easy to use since you can activate widgets for each of them.

Unfortunately, my phone is just a very basic smartphone thus I was not able to test the apps requiring sensors (magnetic sensors, leveller etc). The heart rate monitor is what intrigued me, I wonder how it works. What do you think?

Try this app now! πŸ™‚