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Free Game – Secret Maryo Chronicles

Are you an old time gamer like me? I still remember playing the old platform games on Nintendo and Super Nintendo systems. I still like playing them now and then. However, I don’t need to get my old system out of the garage to play them. There are plenty of free games that look and feel just like the old ones.

One of my recent downloads is Secret Maryo Chronicles. As the name suggests, it’s very similar to the Super Mario games. I found the game at Penguspy, which is a good place to find great games for Linux, as well as Windows systems.

One good point in the game is that it’s available for Windows and Linux both. Now I’ve got something fun to do in Ubuntu 10.10.

Here’s a screenshot of the game.

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I won’t go into details about how to play the game. You can figure out most of it by watching the video.

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

This game is perfect for old timers who miss Mario. It’s also a great game for younger people. Since it’s free, and available for Windows and Linux, I have no problem recommending it.

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Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)

The iPhone App Store Now Has 300,000 Apps. Or Does it?

It looks like Apple’s iPhone App Store may have crossed yet another milestone. Mobclix, a mobile app analytics company, is reporting the App Store now has 206828 paid apps and 94147 free apps which comes to a total of 300,975 apps, well above the 300,000 milestone.

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The iPhone App Store reached the 250,000 app milestone on August 28th, which was confirmed by Apple a few days later. This means that if Mobclix’s data is correct, the App Store has been adding about 1000 apps every day since then. Another analytics company, 148Apps is still reporting a total of only 277,807 apps yet, well below the number reported by Mobclix.

There is no official way to confirm which is true, but if the number has indeed been reached, expect Apple to issue a release soon.

By the way, whatever the number may be, the App Store is eons ahead of the Android Market, its closest competitor, which now sports close to 125,000 apps. Without a better app discovery method though, I’m not sure that these numbers mean much.

via TNW and Mobclix

Angry Birds For Android Available For Free

Angry Birds, the most popular game for and is now available for users for free. Rovio the publisher of the game have made the game available to users today morning.

Angry Birds for Android Free

The free release of the game has taken their site down, but you can download Angry Bird for Android from GetJar for now. So go ahead and use those birds to kill those pigs right away on your Android device. And if you have time, check out some Must Have Apps for your Android Device too.

Games You Can Play Using Google Chrome Extensions

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. As this famous saying goes, sometimes you have to take a break and give yourself some play time. Now, you could load up that Medal of Honor CD or even start playing Call of Duty, but what if you could just play a quick game while you are browsing the web in ?

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Yes, I am talking about which allow you to play games from within the browser without even leaving the current website you are browsing. You can play these games while you are waiting for a download or waiting for task to finish in the browser and then continue doing what you do. So without further ado, here is another one of Techie Buzz’s featuring Chrome Extensions which you can use to play Games on the browser.

Please note: Though these extensions do not turn the browser into a gaming device and some times they use popups to open the games. That said, the quick access to games is definitely worth it.

BLOONS, The Game! – Alert, this is a very ADDICTIVE game. I remember playing it once and never stopping. With BLOONS, you play the role of a monkey bursting balloons.   Find that easy? Just play some levels and you will see that it isn’t as easy as it seems. And like I said this game can hook you, so make sure you have the time before starting to play this one. They also have a big selection of Tower defense games. If you are more into Tower Defense Games, check out our list of Top 5 Tower Defense Games.

Mario Game – Who hasn’t heard about Mario. Oh yea those new genre gamers. But this classic will keep you hooked for awhile. If you want to play Super Mario, yes there is an extension for that too. Download it here.

Pacman – Another classic arcade game which will keep you busy for awhile. Control your pacman and eat all the dots before the monsters have you for dinner.

Snake Game – The game that probably started the mobile gaming revolution. The snake game has been there and done that, now you can also play it on Chrome.

Chess Game – Show the computer your better brains by challenging it in a Chess game while you wait for something to download or just don’t have anyone else to play Chess with.

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Mini Golf – Have some time before heading to the golf course? Just load up this game and practice your putts. However, don’t expect it to improve your score card at the course Smile.

Chrome MineSweeper – Another classic games I started playing when I had Windows 98. This game has stayed around for a long time and you can continue playing it in Google Chrome now.

Ping Pong 3D – Play Ping Pong against the computer and see if you can win. This is one of the hardest Flash games I have played and winning is not a joke.

Tetris – Another classic Arcade game which can keep you hooked. Go build.

Copter Game – Keep the copter from hitting obstacles while you make sure to not hit the terrain, the more you fly, the tougher it gets.

Boys Vs Girls Tic-Tac-Toe Game – Aha those classics, this games lets you play Tic-Tac-Toe from right within the browser. The only difference is that it replaces the X and O with a boy and girl doodles. If you want to just play the classic game, download this Tic-Tac-Toe game extension.

Games for bored people – Waiting for a slow webpage to load? Then make the balls bounce with this completely USELESS game that will keep you busy for a while.

Game Button – This extension allows you to play tons of games in a new popup window. Just select your genre, choose your game and start playing.

Free Online Games @ Gadget Runner – This Chrome extension provides you with a set of games that can keep you hooked for a while. The Games include Sim Taxi, Mini Pool, Solitaire and Bowling among others.

Phew, that’s quite a few games and it doesn’t make Jack a dull boy anymore. If you have your own favorite games, do share them with us. I will add them to the list.

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Medal of Honor Limited Edition on Sale Now

Electronics Arts demoed the new version of Medal of Honor 2010 in December 2009, with the Beta client made available in June 2010. If you are a fan, the game is now on sale in various stores.

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Medal of Honor Limited Edition is now on sale for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows based PCs. Users can buy the limited edition of Medal of Honor for $59.99 on Amazon and other retailers. Click on the links below to make the purchase.

You can also preview the game and watch video trailers at the official site http://www.medalofhonor.com/.

Bejeweled 2 – Free for Today Only

bejeweled2-icon I just downloaded and installed Bejeweled 2 FREE! If you know about this game, I don’t have to tell you what a great time-waster it is. To celebrate 10 years since the release of the original Bejeweled, PopCap Games is offering it for free, today only.

Your deadline is 10pm PST. In case you didn’t catch the significance, the date and time are 10-10-10 @ 10 pm.

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It seems like everyone is celebrating this once in a lifetime alignment of tens. Did you know that 10-10-10 is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything? Yes, it’s a very special day.

Here’s what PopCap says about the game:

Get set to play the PopCap game that set the standard in casual gaming! Match sparkling gems three at a time to make them burst in showers of color and points. Match four or more to create flashy power gems that boost your score and your mood with brilliant cascades and combos. Soar to gem-matching heights in Classic mode, or speed through matches against the clock in Action. For even more dazzling fun, bump up your brainwaves with multi-faceted Puzzles, or enter the Zen state of Endless play. Every match is high-carat fun!

And here’s a glimpse of the game:

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I’ve kept you waiting long enough here’s the link to get this free offer:

(requires a name and email address)

Go Here to Get Bejeweled 2 for FREE

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Thriller and Mario Paint Composer

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Today I ran into a video showing off the Thriller tune in Mario Paint Composer. I was amazed. Here’s the video …

Click here if you can’t see the video.

I’d never heard of Mario Paint Composer, but it’s been around since 1999 on Nintendo game systems. According to Wikipedia, Mario Paint was rated the 162nd best game made on a Nintendo System in Nintendo Power‘s Top 200 Games list.

The design team at unFun Games has a version you can run in Windows and Mac. Anyone, even someone as musically stupid as me, can create their own tunes in it. Here’s what the authors of the game say about it.

Mario Paint Composer is a remake of the music system from the original Mario Paint for the Super NES. It is made by unFun Games. The game is, of course, completely free, but we ask that you check out our website if you like it. You’ll find other fun online games to play there for PC and Mac!

Mario Paint Composer is 100% virus/spyware free. It will not harm your computer in any way.

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I downloaded and unzipped it to my computer and within only a few minutes, I’d figured out how it works. You can load tunes, save tunes and even download tunes that others have created.

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Techie Buzz Verdict:

Mario Paint Composer is fun for all ages. It’s easy to create and share music with others and the software is easy to use. It’s portable freeware and you can run it from a Flash card or USB stick if you need to. This one gets a big thumbs up from me.

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Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)

Download FIFA 11 Demo for PC

EA has come out with FIFA 11, the next version of the most popular football/soccer game available out there. The 1.2GB demo download is now officially available at the EA website.

FIFA 11 Demo

FIFA 11 has several new features including new personalization options for players and goalkeepers. In addition to that you can also customize the audience chanting and more. FIFA 11 has over 500 teams and 15,000 players.

FIFA 11 also bring in 360 ° dribble which provides users with more delicate dribbling control. You can watch the  demo video of the FIFA 2011 game from EA below. From the looks of it, it is pretty awesome.

Oh yes, if you loved the video, head over to this site to download the FIFA 11 demo for PC.

(h/t @weemundo)

Amtalee: The hardest Android Puzzle

Have you ever come across a puzzle that looked so easy, you thought ” This is a piece of cake!” and then, it was only time before the puzzle started grinning back at you?

Amtalee is one such puzzle available on smartphones. It is available exclusively to Android users and is true awesomeness in the world of Android puzzles.

To start with, Amtalee has an amazingly easy first level that gets you a basic idea of what to do in the mind-baffling session that follows. In just six levels, the gameplay gets sixty times dirtier.  You can get a basic idea of this from these screen captures.

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The gameplay, particularly the rules, are simple. You have a block and a hole as seen and your job is to put it in the hole. You can roll the block any way you want but cannot slide it. The block has to rest on the maze completely at all times and any number of moves is allowed. That adds some ease and addiction to the game.

The graphics is smooth; the music is extremely soothing for such a brainteaser game and helps you concentrate in the game.

I have been playing Amtalee in all of my free time and have wasted a considerable amount of time on it. I recommend it to all my enemies and to all who revel in their intellectual superiority. After all, why should I suffer alone?

Get download and further info here.

Green Man Gaming Sets Up Double-Money Weekend

Remember Green Man Gaming? Yes that oddball new digital distributor that allowed you to trade-in your played games for cash-vouchers that could be used to buy other games? Well, they still seem to be alive and kicking.

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They have started off with a double-money weekend. Simply put, if you trade in your games before Sunday, the 5th of September, you will get double the cash value for the trade in. As they say in their flyer:-

Trade-in any of your existing Green Man Gaming titles this weekend and get double the trade-in value for the game!
Build up credit on your account with our exclusive Double your Money on trade-ins offer, and treat yourself to one of the many new releases that will feature on Green Man Gaming in the lead up to Christmas.

Still confused? Well, mostly every game on Green Man Gaming has a trade invalue that is specified before buying. It’s usually around half the price of the game.

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Once you finish playing the game, you can choose to trade it inas if it it was a physical medium. Trading it in adds the trade-in value to your account from where you can choose to buy more games. This weekend, every trade-in that you do effectively doubles which basically means that you get your entire initial amount back. How is that beneficial for their sales? I have no idea. Especially since they are stocking what are effectively Steam gift codes.

Their website is a little lacking in presentation and their business model seems kinda lossy. Nevertheless, they stock some pretty good games that are worth the buy. Do check the GreenManGaming sale today!