Editor Reviews

Editor Reviews

With increasing use of Internet, there is increase in rate of transfer of malware and therefore more threat to your Computer. Security is an essential part of anything, be it your life or be it your PC. If your Personal Computer isn’t secure, it isn’t ‘Personal’. To protect your Computer against malware, identity theft and intrusion, you need a protection system that provides required security to your computer. One of the oldest companies in providing security solutions to many people, be it individuals or businesses is Kaspersky.

  • Platform: Win10, Win8, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP

Easy game gray world is a game which takes back to the very early days of gaming, and the graphical style of the game really shows it. The goal of each level is to make it through the labyrinth and through to the end, using just the arrow keys. Sound simple? Well the character can not touch ANY of the walls in the game, making the game more about how perfectly you can traverse the labyrinth than how well.

This is a fairly interesting idea for a game, as it means the player must be incredibly careful, and the games difficulty really ramps up for players unable to stay calm and move at a reasonable pace through the labyrinth.

  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win2000, Windows2000, Windows2003, Windows Vista, Win98, WinME, WinNT 3.x, WinNT 4.x, Win95, Win 3.1x

The W32/CleanAutoRun Worm Removal tool is a lightweight and speedy utility, taking up barely any hard drive space at all. After the speedy download, the tool opens to its main screen, without installation, giving the user the option to either run a system wide scan for the worm, or a link to the Protector Plus website. From here, the user can learn more and download further Protector Plus products.

The tool itself has a clean and friendly looking UI, which may be easier recognised by some than others.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther

Komi combo is a third person action shooter game, which takes heavy influences from the 16bit era of gaming, or put more simply the game is very similar to an actual arcade game. The premise of the game is that you are a solider in the ural mountains, and your objective is to escape the mountains, but in your way there are  large variety of enemies, all of which are out to kill you. What must you do? Kill all these enemies, without being killed yourself, which is easier said then done.

  • Platform: Linux, Tablets, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Physical albums are a long gone concept now. People are no more using the traditional albums to store their photos. Moreover, people are keeping their photos in their PCs in digital format and they are using the photos for different purpose by taking from there. As far as photos are concerned, not a single size fits to all. When you are showing any of your photos to a friend, then you would like to show him or her the photo in the best possible size.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Remote Desktop Connection Plus at first looks intriguing. After a relatively quick and smooth install, users are faced with a clean and professional looking first page, giving options to add a new client or a new group of clients.

When a user attempts to add a new remote desktop client, the process is similar to Windows Remote Desktop Client, and other alternatives. Users have a space to add the name of the server, as well as the username and password of the account they wish to use for logon.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Windows Server, WinOther, WinVista

A computer, which is shining from the outside, could not be called as a clean computer. If the hard drive of your computer is not clean, then you can’t tell that your system is a neat and clean one. Is there anyway, the hard disk of a computer could become dirty? Yes. If you are not using any particular program or application but that is there in your hard drive, then that is doing nothing but making the hard disk dirty. Unnecessary programs clog the hard disk and make that fragmented, which result in slowing down of the computer.

  • Platform: Win2000, WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 10, WinServer, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Pokemon towering legends is a (strongly) pokemon themed game, however, it should be noted as early on as possible the link between pokemon and the actual game itself is very, very small. The only pokemon link within the game itself are the four elements used in game, which use symbols from the pokemon card game, and at the end of every level, where a random pokemons statistics are given. This has no effect on the gameplay, so the game isn't really a “pokemon game” more than a game with a slight pokemon theme.

  • Platform: WinOther

Robin hood is an interesting game with a very colourful art style, and a unique premise of being based around robin hood, but taking no actual gameplay ideas from the robin hood series itself. In robin hood the goal is to beat the entire game and break into a castle, by defeating a variety of levels, such as a dragon, and many other stages completely unrelated to robin hood. You also can pick from two characters (which also have no relation to the robin hood films or books) which have no real differences.

  • Platform: WinOther

Falco clever ball is a part of the ball platformer genre that appears to be fairly prominent in online and indie games, which is the obvious combination of platforming with a ball or marble as the protagonist, and usually using said gimmick to create new variations of platforming. Falco clever ball (clever ball) achieves the first of these two objectives, but lacks greatly on using it to add anything unique to a platformer.
The first thing you'll notice in clever ball are the poorly made menu screens and mid level screens, which may not be annoying to some, but anyone interested in good aesthetics will notice the massive drop between the actual game itself which has decent graphics for a game of its genre, and the text used for level screens, the menu and scoring, which is awful and out of place.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

All PC users at some point I’m sure have been on the receiving end of issues caused by viruses, spyware, and other types of malware. Problems such as slow system performance, system errors are very common symptoms of a malware infected computer… if you’re lucky! Other symptoms could be as extreme as data loss from corruption, or personal and confidential details stolen, giving an unauthorised person access to your private email, social networking and banking accounts!

One way to help avoid this is to download Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista

Autumn bike ride is part of the “dirt bike” genre you will have no doubt seen if you've ever downloaded a freeware game before, being an incredibly generic one, at that. The goal is to get to the end of the level, with the challenge being controlling the bike as you go up hills and over jumps.

Although the game does take an over used concept and do very little to improve on the core gameplay of the genre, it is actually still pretty fun, adding a little adventure to the usual level progression of basic arcade games, allowing you to pick your own path through the levels.

  • Platform: WinOther

Retro Maze (lite) is a free trial version of the game retro maze, and is available for android. Although it is a trial game, it does stand up as a stand alone game, so it will be reviewed as such. It is a fairly unique concept for a game, as it is a top down (birds eye view) shooter which is drawn entirely through ASCII, which definitely makes it a pioneer in the android market, because of ASCII's rise to prominence happening largely in the early days of DOS, due to space and graphical limitations, and which died years ago.

  • Platform: Android
  • 7zip
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
  • Rating

There was a time when people used to rely on the old-fashioned and basic software programs like WinZip and others. At that time, these tools provided effective and sufficient solutions in compressing or decompressing files and folders. However, with the passage of time, there have been bigger expectations from such similar programs. Moreover, some of these old-fashioned and conventional programs required the user to submit long streams of commands in the digital language.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows 7, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista

Bike arena 4 is a fairly typical biking game, in which you play as a dirt bike and try to navigate a school desk environment that is the game by making the bike go forwards and backwards, and leaning the character forward and backwards. This will allow you to climb past the scenery, albeit requiring a decent amount of skill to make certain jumps. The skill in the game is knowing when to lean, and when to break, and when you should accelerate.

The levels vary as you progress through the game, with the common theme being the game is entirely school themed levels, with extra rulers, cans, books and more difficult placement of all these things around the level, in ways that require you to make jumps to progress further in the level, or slowly climb up rounded objects such as rocks which are inconveniently placed to make the levels more and more difficult.

  • Platform: WinOther

Portal crasher is a shooter which heavily focuses on gameplay, and not so much on the graphics, so be warned now, this game is not so much for those of you focused on a games aesthetic value. In portal crasher, you play as a ship, and your task is to destroy portals which are spitting out alien ships, and the gameplay focusses between the compromise of destroying the ships the portal spawns.

The game has two modes, the first of which; referred to in game as company is the basic arcade mode included in most shooters.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Note Taker is a tiny little utility for Windows, primarily aimed at users running Windows XP or earlier. Its purpose is to act a simple typing space, giving the user space in a separate window to quickly type notes to themselves.

Note Taker is a very simple utility and unfortunately doesn’t have very much to offer, however it does totally fulfil its primary purpose. As described, Note Taker automatically saves any notes typed into it, and also saves the exact size of the window the last time it was used.

  • Platform: Win2000, WinOther

Cam studio is a free capture utility for windows, which will allow you to record your screen, and then convert the recording into an AVI file for playback on your computer, or for editing  and then to put onto youtube or any other video sharing service.

Cam studio is actually one of the simplest to use and most efficient recording software out there, allowing you to record easily anything on your computer, which can be anything from games, to other pieces of software, to web pages and even other videos through youtube or a playback program on your computer.

  • Platform: WinOther

Bike arena 5 is a game in the over populated “dirt bike” genre. The aim in these games is to get from the start of the level to the end, using just your dirt bike. There are usually a few other gimmicks involved. The difficulty in the game is involved from climbing objects at difficult angles, which involves using a fair amount of skill in using the bike in the correct way to make it climb all the obstacles in the level

The levels change as you progress through the game, with the common theme being the game is military based objects, with lots of rocks, new elements and more difficult placement of all these things around the level, in ways that require you to make jumps to progress further in the level, or slowly climb up rounded objects such as rocks which are inconveniently placed to make the levels more and more difficult.

  • Platform: WinOther
  • Defbase
  • License: Freeware
  • Price: 0.00
  • Rating

Def base, presumably short for defend the base is a fun freeware game with the simple premise of defending your king, by protecting the structure (base) that he is inside. This is done by firing arrows at invaders, with the skill in the game coming from aiming the arrows correctly, as they have different trajectories based on the angle they are fired at, and buying extra bowmen with score you accumulate from killing enemies. Protect your king for long enough, progress to the next level, starting again with just one archer.

  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win2000, Windows2000, Windows2003, Windows Vista, Win98, WinME, WinNT 3.x, WinNT 4.x, Win95, Win 3.1x

If you do not yet have a smart phone, and you feel like you are missing out on a great deal of apps because of it, the vNES (Virtual NES) for j2me is great. It is an emulator (it emulates a video game console, allowing you to play games from that console on a device other than the console) for the Nintendo entertainment system (or NES) that will allow you to play NES games on any phone which has java (j2me) installed, which is pretty much any phone within the last five or six years.

  • Publisher: VampNet
  • Date:
  • Size: 71 KB
  • Platform: Symbian

Bandidos desert is an RPG (role playing game) set in (fairly obviously) the desert. The twist that bandidos desert uses is that the game has a heavy Mexican theme, most strongly noticeable from the title screen text, which is in the colour scheme of the Mexican flag. The Mexican theme is also strong in the choice of main characters and the story, as you play as a Mexican wrestler and his companion, travelling through the desert in a wagon.

Bandidios desert takes a lot of influences and ideas from other classic RPGs, with a retro style menu system, taking the three save concept on from early NES games and other games from that time period.

  • Platform: WinOther

Do you remember the days before Windows Vista came along? This was not so long ago; however editions of Windows before then all featured the Flying through Space, or later to be known as Starfield Screensaver. This classic screensaver was a simple but effective simulation type screensaver, which actually looked like you were ‘flying through space’. I can remember this featuring in Windows as far back as Windows 3.1!

SaversPlanet.

  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, Windows Vista, WinOther

Micro war field is a tower defence game, and although it recognizes the fact that it is completely the same as any other game in its genre, doesn't seem to mind to much and just does it in a mediocre way anyway. If you are not familiar with tower defence games, the objective of the game is to protect a part of the map (or an entire side of the map) from being attacked by mobs. These mobs will spawn near infinitely on one side of the map, and will traverse the maze you build of towers (units which attack the enemy) until they reach the protected area.

  • Platform: Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

Bike arena 3 is a typical biking game, where you play as a dirt bike and try to navigate the icy environment that is the game by making the bike go forwards and backwards, and leaning the character forward and backwards. This will allow you to climb past rocks, albeit requiring a decent amount of skill to make certain jumps. The skill in the game is knowing when to lean, and when to break, and when to accelerate.

The levels vary as you progress through the game, with the common theme being the game is entirely ice levels, with extra rocks, new elements and more difficult placement of all these things around the level, in ways that require you to make jumps to progress further in the level, or slowly climb up rounded objects such as rocks which are inconveniently placed to make the levels more and more difficult.

  • Platform: WinOther

Coal Express 2 is a free ware game that forces you to play as a train driving from one point to its destination. This is a fairly simple game mechanic, but you must control the train as it goes across a very rocky and hilly environment, while protecting cargo which is in the train carriages which follow the train as it travels through the level. Lose too many of this cargo, and you lose the level, and must start from the beginning.

The actual gameplay of coal express 2 is essentially 90% holding down the right arrow key to accelerate the train.

  • Platform: WinOther

These days, the work of computer is not confined to any particular thing. Different people are doing different thing on their computers and at the same time, one person is also doing many thing on his or her PC. This is reason for the main screen of most of the PCs filled with icons. At the same time, there are some functions, which could be initiated only after going to the start menu button. However, all the necessary icons could be grouped together and placed at a single point and each of the pinned application could be initiated from that place.

  • Publisher: PunkLabs
  • Date:
  • Size: 6403 KB
  • Platform: Win2000, Windows Server, WinOther

Rolling hero 2 is a puzzle game which takes many of the concepts from games of a similar nature, mainly the way the game is presented, the graphical style, and the music choice. The game does bring some unique elements to the table however, and is actually entertaining. Rolling hero 2 is a very unique game in that, instead of controlling a character, you control the level itself.

In rolling hero two, you use the left and right arrow key to tilt the stage left and right.

  • Platform: WinOther

The ARCANOID Cool mod is a variant (or mod, as the title suggests) of the original arcanoid game, or as it is more commonly known, brick. The game is fairly above average, as far as freeware clones of bigger games go, but the arcanoid cool mod actually add a fair bit to the concept of brick. While arcanoid was a simple 2d game which was literally just the bare bones concept of bounce a ball to hit the bricks and gain a score, the arcanoid cool mod adds a massive amount to the gameplay of arcanoid by having a decent variety of bricks mixed in with regular bricks, such as power up bricks

Power up are very common, and will cause an item to drop when hit by a ball, these items have varying effects, such as changing the length of the paddle, or one of my personal favourites, adding extra balls to the game, allowing you to clear the level faster with more destruction, but at the same time requiring more skill to keep four or more separate balls in play.

  • Platform: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win2000, Windows2000, Windows2003, Windows Vista, Win98, WinME, WinNT 3.x, WinNT 4.x, Win95, Win 3.1x

Cobra File Defrag is an interesting yet refreshing change from the standard Disk Defragmentation tool found in Windows by default. The software takes on a very simplistic look – which is a nice change – however can be slightly system resource intensive at times. From first run, I didn’t think I’d like this software at all, however my opinions did change.

The download itself is a .zip file, making you think that the application would in fact be one single .

  • Platform: Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinOther, WinVista, WinVista x64

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