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Smash Land Looks Fun

Supercell, the makers of Boom Beach, Hay Day, and Clash of Clans, have a new game called Smash Land, which I read about on CheatsPulse. I don’t live in Canada or Australia so I can’t play it yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

There’s not much information on the game yet besides what you can dig up in the Supercell forum. It looks like the game will be an easily accessible adventure/battle game with a very cartoony look and feel. You will guide up to three heroes at a time through different lands and battle monsters and other players along the way.

I’m really looking forward to this game coming out soon in the US!

Smash Land

Playing Boom Beach from Supercell

Boom Beach

My friend Dave showed me his latest obsession: Boom Beach, which is a game from Supercell. They are the folks that made Clash of Clans and Hay Day, which are always in the top 10 charts on the App Store.

I’m usually not a big fan of war games, but Boom Beach was fun to play. It’s very cartoonish (not gruesome at all) and loosely based on World War II.

The basic idea is you build up an island base in an archipelago and then try to conquer all the neighboring islands with an invading force that you assemble. Some of the islands are defended by computer-controlled opponents, but most are other players in the game. It’s that competitive aspect of player vs. player that really keeps it interesting.

You can assemble your army with a wide variety of troops–everything from simple riflemen to powerful tanks. There are lots of different strategies that you can employ, and I got some great ideas at a site called Boom Beach Secrets. There are also lots of tips in the Supercell forums and plenty of other places on the Web.

I don’t know if I’ll play this game as much as Dave, but it’s been fun for the past few days!

Pottermore Fun

While we were docked this weekend, we decided to create some Pottermore accounts. Pottermore, for those of you not in the know, is the new web site all about Harry Potter. It’s part game, part interactive book that lets you experience all the major events from the Harry Potter books. It’s been in beta for almost a year and just opened up to the public this weekend.

The basic part of the game is to move through the story, chapter by chapter. You click and zoom through all the scenes and pick up hidden items such as books, potion ingredients, and the occassional dropped galleon. A lot of these scenes are very easy to complete, but once or twice we got stuck and had to consult a Pottermore cheats web site for the complete list of things to do.

Once you finish all the chapters you can keep playing by competing with others in wizard’s duels for house points or by making potions. The only downside to Pottermore is that there really isn’t that much to do once you finish all the chapters, except to wait for the next book to come out. Hopefully that will happen soon.

If you’re into all the books, though, you’ll really like the bonus reading material that you’ll find on Pottermore. J.K. Rowling provides a lot of detail behind all the characters and events in the form of extra stories that you unlock as you explore. For example, you can read a lot of Professor McGonagall’s background, or learn what the names of the first forty students of Hogwarts were in her notebooks.