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Abduction 2 (application)

Much of the original Abduction! World Attack has been expanded and improved upon in this sequel–the larger world map, additional power-ups and platforms–as well as new features like music and sound effects, and fun new mini-games.

The core of Abduction’s gameplay remains true to its roots: it’s a platforming game where players must jump from point to point, using the phone’s tilt detection (accelerometer) to steer their character upwards. Abduction! 2 improves upon the original by giving players the option of playing through a more forgiving set of rules (you won’t always die instantly from falling off the screen), while keeping the “Classic” option available for those seeking the challenge of the original game.

Expanding on the original map featured in Abduction! World Attack, Abduction! 2 turns players loose across the entire world. Hop your way across each continent: visit snowy Greenland, the sand dunes of Egypt, or even the murky depths of the Ocean Floor–the world really is your playground.

Abduction 2 also integrates the OpenFeint scoring service add-on, letting players upload their scores to compete against other players from around the world. Jump your way to the top of the leaderboards, or try your hand at unlocking achievements like “Rocket Scientist” and “Fashion Guru” while playing through the game.

Shop ’til You…Drop?
As you play through new levels, you will be shown a difficulty rating based on a star system: start out with only one star for the easiest, beginner levels, then hone your jumping skills as you advance to the nail-biting five star difficulties! Completing each level awards you new ways to customize your Abduction! 2 experience: Medals are awarded for fast clear times, and may be cashed in to purchase exciting new game modes. However, if you choose to take the time to rescue all your animal friends, you may miss out on medals, but will unlock new accessories for your character.

Classic Mode
Return to the same classic gameplay of the original Abduction! World Attack. Jump upwards to reach the top platform of each level without falling–if you touch the bottom of the screen, you’ll have to start over. The difficulty of Classic mode is sure to appeal to players who enjoyed the original Abduction game, or are just looking for a new challenge.

Adventure Mode
Set out on an epic adventure across the world in search of your abducted friends. In this mode you can fall a short distance off the screen, but if you fall too far without a parachute, you will have to restart the level. Players are also awarded a medal for their efforts here–reach the top as quickly as possible to win bronze, silver, and gold medals, then use these to purchase items at the shop.

Kids Mode
Whether you’re too young to grasp the finer points of Abduction’s gameplay, or you are simply not the most accomplished platform gamer, Abduction! 2 has you covered. Hop into a Kids game mode to experience casual gaming at its best: no high scores, no falling, and a whole lot of fun.

Quick Game
This mode is actually a set of several different mini-games which may be unlocked through earning medals and spending them at the shop. As an additional feature, Quick Game modes allow you to upload your highscores automatically to the OpenFeint network so you can see how you stack up against other Abduction players around the world. Cash in your hard-earned medals from rescuing your friends to unlock exciting new modes like “Cow Pie” and “8-Bit.”

Abduction 2 has a rating of 4.5-stars in the Android Market. It has a 3-star rating in the Amazon Appstore. The developer notes in the Android Market that some have commented that the app is “too simple,” and asks for suggestions.

The Angry Birds attack – in the Chrome Web Store

Angry Birds into Web Store

Like yesterday, there was again the big hit in the Google box of tricks at the conference Google I / O in San Francisco. New on my Wishlist is just a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and also have me in the two days – or the two Keynotes – some developments really flashed. I’m also pretty sure I’ll write a few things about Android and Chrome OS in the next few days, but for now I’ve picked out a point from today’s keynote that particularly appeals to me and the game junkie While the Keynote put a smile on your face, the Angry Birds find their way into the Chrome Web Store 🙂

As we said, Chrome was the focus of the keynote today, and today Rovio proudly announced that they have finally released a version that is accessible to all. Anyway, I think it’s important to push Google’s Chrome Web Store a little more, and games like Angry Birds can do that, of course. The creators of Angry Birds let it resonate that the achievements of the browsers so far simply were not good enough to run an appealing version of the angry birds in the browser. With a current version of Chrome, this looks different, and so you get the WebGL-based version now in the Web Store. However, this HD version is not the only option, because even the non-Chrome users were thought.

I noticed two things while playing: First, it seems to be a little bit laggy – here and there it hooks a bit. In addition, I find the game on the smartphone – or with the touch operation – interesting. But I’m still going to fight hard through the levels, because Rovio has also missed a few extra levels of this Chrome variant, which come up with Chrome-typical items. Incidentally, this is just the current state in terms of levels – you want to gradually supplement new levels of play. In addition, there will be a pay feature: If you buy a Mighty Eagle, it will help you through levels where you are so desperate.

As we said, Chrome was the focus of the keynote today, and today Rovio proudly announced that they have finally released a version that is accessible to all. Anyway, I think it’s important to push Google’s Chrome Web Store a little more, and games like Angry Birds can do that, of course.