In case anyone doesn’t know, NVIDIA’s TegraZone is an app store maintained by NVIDIA specifically for devices that have the Tegra 3 processor. Most games released on the Google Play Store are optimized for many processors. This includes moldy oldies from yesteryear. So getting a game from the Play Store means you might be playing a game that has toned down the graphics in order to make it run properly on older devices. In TegraZone, you don’t have to worry about these problems, as all the games are optimized to run on the Tegra 3 processor only.
Two new games have hit the proverbial TegraZone shelves. They’re called Bard’s Tale and Fort Courage.
Fort Courage claims to bring the kind of experience that will take you back to recess. The premise of the game is that you fall asleep in school and dream up a few adventures to go on. Utilizing the power of the Tegra 3, the game brings wonderful environments and very nice visuals.
In terms of game play, it seems pretty straightforward. You make progress by moving through levels and killing enemies. However, that shouldn’t detract from the appeal. The adventures the designers dreamed up actually sound like fun to play. They include 120 levels over 3 different adventures.
Between the levels, enemies, bosses and power ups, you can expect to reach up to 80 hours of game play for the very cheap price of free. If you’d like to give it a shot, you can find the TegraZone download here.
Bard’s Tale is an RPG that is loosely based on the old Bard’s Tale series from the Apple II days in the mid 1980′s. Based on its content, it’s definitely an adult oriented game and brings some attitude to the RPG experience. It features 20-30 hours of game play. Since it’s a RPG, that really means 40-50 hours of game play if you plan on getting everything there is to get.
Additionally, there’s a bizarre cast of characters, a plethora of enemies to fight, and an achievement system. There are in-app purchases as well, but the developers were smart enough to only make them items that the player can earn through normal game play. That’s a big plus. It comes with a $5.99USD price tag. If it’s something you’d like to play, you can find out more details here.
Both of these games are also available on the Google Play Store. They may not look as good as the optimized TegraZone versions, but they should still be a pretty fun experience if you enjoy gaming on Android. Has anyone played these games? If so, give us your impressions in the comments.