Tag Archives: Android

[Android] Fun Times with Removing SuperSU and Playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Please note that this post isn’t meant to explain methods of how to remove the SuperSU program or getting Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp onto your device. There are enough sources found through search engines for those.

Also note that everything I detail here wasn’t done for the sake of getting Pocket Camp to run. I really wanted my Android tablet to be back in its original, non-rooted state and this was a good excuse to do it. :3


After discovering Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp soft launched in Australia on October 25th, I decided to see if my pathetic ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME180A) could handle it.

I found the APK and loaded it up. I was pleasantly surprised that it could get through the character creation segment, but alas, that was as far as it would go. A pop-up box with the error code 802-5808 appeared and the only option was to return to the title screen.

It turns out the game can’t fully run on a rooted device. The thing is that is that my tablet wasn’t rooted anymore. I suppose I should have figured that not being able to uninstall the SuperSU application was a sign of future trouble. 😛 Continue reading [Android] Fun Times with Removing SuperSU and Playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

[Terra Battle] Rage Against Neo Bahamut

Terra Battle - Defeating Neo Bahamut
Not that anyone could tell but this was taken after the umpteenth time I fought the bloody dragon.

There’s really not too much to say about the event, Bahamut Evolved. I think Mistwalker has made the drop rate of weapons something dismal like 5% because if you check around the Web, you’ll see a lot of flustered players stating that they’ve done at least 20 runs and STILL didn’t get Caladbolg. There is no trick to getting the drop other than having specific characters for their specific skills to boost drop rates* but try and see how quickly the game provides you those characters through the Pact of Truth. 😛

* Check this post and the next few following it for information.

I was hoping I wasn’t going to be one of those but I ended up being part of the gang. 😛 Here’s an image edit I did after my 17th run:

Terra Battle - 17 Fucking Times and Counting
I did this out of frustration and fun! :E Even added a silly space-like background to show I wasn’t completely serious about the anger.

Then at my 27th or 28th try …

Terra Battle - Caladbolg!
Final-FUCKING-ly!

I don’t use any exploits to play Terra Battle so I actually sat through ~280 battles just to get a fucking weapon.

Honestly, I wish Mistwalker could implement something to ease up on the grind such as upping the success rate of receiving a rare item by 2 – 5% after passing a certain threshold such as 20 – 30 replays of the same stage, or maybe something earlier like 15 – 20 replays. It’s obvious they WANT people to buy Energy to keep going. It’s the nature of freemium games but the way the gameplay is designed and the fact that the dungeon had 10 stages made each subsequent try rather frustrating.

[Terra Battle] Mini Tips 2 and more babbles! XD

Can’t stop talking about this game but I will eventually. :B

I’m also not doing any more tweet dumps because I have to manually copy and paste them and fix links and such. Too much work. If you ever want to see my random TB tweets and lots of other crap, follow https://twitter.com/koukoupuffs :D!

I also upload screencaps from the game like a mofo at http://instagram.com/koukoupuffs :3

Now onto the meat! ^-^ Continue reading [Terra Battle] Mini Tips 2 and more babbles! XD

[Terra Battle] Adventures with Bahamut

Terra Battle - Bahamut Event
Way overlevelled. 😀

I participated in the event to grab myself a Bahamut today. It was a rather easy dungeon with a party that averaged level 30. XD And while I anticipated the Bahamut drop rate to be low, I was hoping I wouldn’t have play the through dungeon 5 times before I finally got him. (I mean, it’s 10 freakin’ stages!)  Some people are in excess of 10 times and still haven’t got the creature. 😦 I do have to admit that I’ve been fairly lucky with Terra Battle’s RNG (random number generator) since I recruited a few S and SS class characters already without any special tinkering.

Unfortunately, since I went in with a beefy group, I don’t have any sort of survival tips. The only real danger I encountered was the dragon’s Meteor attack which is a board-wide skill meaning that your characters will get hit no matter where they are. He also has single column and row-spanning fire attacks so keep a healer or someone that can use regeneration handy if you have one. Continue reading [Terra Battle] Adventures with Bahamut

Terra Battle Mini Tips

I’m probably the last person playing Terra Battle that should put together a post under the guise of it being about tips because I honestly believe I’m not all that great at the game. (There are also forums out there for this sort of stuff like http://terrabattleforum.com/ XD)  But I figure that any mention of the game at my blog shouldn’t simply be a collection of tweets with little context.

Anyway, some of this is probably no brainer information but I’m still including it in case someone does need it. Also, I apologize ahead of time for mentioning ONLY Chapter 11. It’s the chapter I’m currently on and I have a horrible memory and don’t recall the earlier ones much. ^^;;; Continue reading Terra Battle Mini Tips

Terra Battle Tweet Dump 2!

Terra Battle - I love Tin Parade 2! I can actually get rares from it!
I love Tin Parade 2! I can actually get rares from it! I wonder which job to add?

Let’s see how long I can keep this up. XD As usual, anything in brackets are corrections or additional comments.

I’ll continue to add to this post until this Friday. 😀 You can always follow me at https://twitter.com/koukoupuffs too. ^_~ Of course, I tweet about a lot of other things as well.

Continue reading Terra Battle Tweet Dump 2!

Terra Battle Tweet Dump 1

Koko from Terra Battle
Koko from Terra Battle

Since I tweet hardcore about Terra Battle on Twitter, I decided to put them here as well. XD (It’s an excuse for a post, yes. :3)

I’ve put the tweets back in chronological order from oldest to newest so they don’t read all strange. ^^ While I’ve removed dates and time stamps, some of the hashtags still remain. Anything in brackets are corrections or additional notes.

Edit: I’m still adding to today’s (Oct 20th) section.

Continue reading Terra Battle Tweet Dump 1

Reviews of some iOS and/or Android apps~

Updated October 18th, 2014: Added a screencap of a review of Terra Battle and an revised review of Fable Age.

Updated September 4th, 2014: Added reviews for Manor Fable and Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge. 😀

I guess I’ll make this post a repository for reviews that I submit to the App Store and Google Play. For some reason, they don’t always appear. I suppose they could have been rejected but when I see stupid useless 5-star reviews like “Because Kairosoft.” are accepted then I wonder why mine aren’t? Maybe it’s because I’m too honest and write down what I really think of the app?

Please note that I’m not linking to the pages of any of these apps on either iOS or Android stores unless they’re worthy of attention. 😛

Fable Age
Rating: star-ont

Terra Battle
Rating: star-ontstar-ontstar-ontstar-ontstar-ont

(Submitted to iTunes Canada)

A review of Terra Battle and a revised review of Fable Age
Click to see full version.

Hidden Object – Manor Fable
Rating: star-ontstar-ontstar-ont

(Submitted to Amazon Appstore)
This game is terrible to attempt to play through in one sitting. I’m on level 63 on Story mode and only 82% done. The problem with Manor Fable is that it reuses the same few scenaries. The only differences are the placement of some objects and the type of challenge you’re presented with when searching for them. For example, the game may just provide you with silhouettes of the items or write them out in text.

There’s also a match 3 puzzle mini game that serves to add to whatever plot the game has. Honestly, I just want to play the meat of it so I skip through all the dialogue scenes and the diary snippets you obtain from the mini game. I believe I would have cared about it more if the game brought back the story with more frequency instead of having the player randomly go through the same places repeatedly in between “cut scenes”. (Poor sleuths?)

Little Raiders: Robin’s Revenge
Rating: star-ontstar-ontstar-ont

(Submitted to iOS App Store)
It shouldn’t be a surprise that lengthy timers and “penalties” (re: units being knocked out means equipment breaking unless you have Unbreakable ones) exist to lure people into buying Ambers. In fact, growing the damn tree can take a while without them. At least there’s a ton of missions that’ll let you grind for materials and silver so there’s no need to restock those with premium currency.

Aside from the IAP trap, the game suffers from random crashes which loses game progression data when you load it again, a frustratingly annoying Wishing Well (I get way more weapons than shields and backpacks), and you can only invite Facebook friends? Kind of limiting the pool there.

GAMEPLAY TIP: For fun, I grew my tree through premium currency as you can buy them through the merchant and built facilities based on objectives not related to the “story”/map nodes. DO NOT DO THAT. If you have 2 Storage Warehouses and a Tavern, you will not have room for later facilities that you obtain through blueprints because the merchant will eventually run out of stock on Acorns.

Knights N Squires
Rating: star-ont

(Submitted to Google Play)
This game is seriously for little children or people with extremely low standards when it comes to defining a fun game. Knights N Squires is MIND NUMBING; you run down a single path from left to right slashing away at enemies. Sometimes you’ll throw in a block or a skill. There’s even an AUTO PLAY option cuz the game play is THAT simple. All the staples of freemium crap are here too like daily login bonuses, bringing along “friends” to help, lottery draws for allies, rare materials for upgrades, etc. There’s nothing innovative or interesting. Just cute packaging and a waste of time.

Star Trek Trexels
Rating: star-ont

(Submitted to iTunes Canada)
This should seriously be renamed Star Trek Notifications because that’s pretty much how it’s to be played …. UNLESS you have tons of money to spend on Dilithium Crystals so you can instantly finish everything. Otherwise, you’ll just be waiting and waiting AND waiting for facilities to finish building or upgrading, crew to finish retrieving artifacts or training, and probes to complete their scans of planets. So the natural way to play this is to assign crew to places and start construction on everything that you can and then exit the game. Once you receive notification(s) that something is done, THEN you can continue playing. What a joke!

Whatever happened to keeping players ACTIVELY engaged in a game? The only active thing you can do is shoot debris to replenish Command, Research, and Energy points. You may occasionally get Dilithium as well but the return on this mini shooting game is so small that it’ll take eons to build up stock that way.

Honestly, I don’t dislike the game THAT much to give it a 1-star rating. However, what I DO loathe is developers asking for 5-star ratings to inflate the app’s ranking at the store making it seem like it’s something worthy to be checked out. You want 5 stars? You EARN it, buddy.

The primary method of playing Trexel: relying on the notifications window!
The primary method of playing Trexel: relying on the notifications window!

Pocket Wizard: Magic Fantasy!
Rating: star-ont

(Submitted to Google Play)

This one's in the form of an image because I wanted to show the developer shrugging off my critique.
This one’s in the form of an image because I wanted to show the developer shrugging off my critique.

 

Puzzle & Dragons Android

Updated on December 20th:

GungHo finally got the message. The game now works on rooted devices … like mine! 😀 Time to change my 1-star review~!

Yay~! FINALLY, IT WORKS.
Yay~! FINALLY, IT WORKS.

Updated on December 13th:

So the game was released about 3 days ago on the Play Store for Canada and the US (and maybe other countries as well?) … but it’s been pulled since? At least it doesn’t show up if you do a search for it. Anyway, here’s the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.gungho.padEN

Seriously, developers need to learn that not everyone with root goes around cheating in games. I mean, the iOS one runs fine with jailbreak mainly cuz it’s impossible to cheat their IAP system. I suppose GungHo has yet to figure out how to do that with the Play Store?

Anyway, I hope they’ll ditch the dumbass anti-root scheme and maybe then, I’ll figure out if it’s my Galaxy Tab 10.1 or root that’s preventing the game from running. I use OTA RootKeeper to temporarily “un-root” my Tab but it still does the black screen thing. :V

Original post from September 18th [Japanese version]:

I don’t see it at the Play Store just yet but Gung Ho’s saying it’s out. ^^ (Edit: Oh, I think it won’t be available until later today. Something about 4 PM Japan Time? D:) 8 days of gifts and perks~! http://mobile.gungho.jp/news/pad/and_cp.html

Here is the list of currently supported devices: http://mobile.gungho.jp/news/pad/and_taiou.html They’re hoping to add more as time goes on.

Famitsu coverage: http://app.famitsu.com/20120918_92463/

Edit: While the Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn’t listed as a supported device, I’m going to see if it’s possible to download it for the tablet. I honestly feel that the game is a lot more fun during the beginning when money and monster experience isn’t much of an issue so I’m going to play the ‘Droid one for a bit (if I can).

Edit #2: Doesn’ t load on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. :B Here’s the direct link to the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.gungho.pad

Little details one should know about the Galaxy Tab 10.1 & Android in general

So I’ve been doing some rounds on Yahoo! Answers for the heck of things and find that there’s still quite a bit of interest in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (and its successor the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1). I’ve written up a summary of thoughts about the tablet when I purchased it back in October of last year. You can see those here: https://koukoupuffs.net/2011/10/14/impressions-of-android-honeycomb-3-1-the-galaxy-tab-10-1/

I’m going to expand on those now. It’s almost been a year of trying it out, after all. 😀 Most of these are negatives though. (I actually posted this in a reply on Y!A too.)

Continue reading Little details one should know about the Galaxy Tab 10.1 & Android in general