Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9 ReviewGuest_Jim_* - April 14, 2014
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It is somewhat amazing to consider just how powerful everyday technology has become. Not only are we able to play video games on our desktops and laptops, running operating systems such as Windows, Mac, and Linux, but our Android powered smartphones are also able to power our games wherever we travel. If you are looking to build your libraries on those platforms, the folks at Humble Bundle have something for you: the Humble Bundle: PC and Android 9.
For those of you who are not familiar with it, Humble Bundle is a company that puts together and sells bundles of digital media, typically video games. These games are usually independently developed, multi-platform, and included in the bundle as DRM-free versions. This specific bundle contains 4+2 games. The reason I refer to it as '4+2' is because of the pay-what-you-want pricing model Humble Bundle uses for its sales. No matter how little or how much you pay for the bundle, you will receive the four base games, Bridge Constructor, Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror, Ravensword Shadowlands, and Type:Rider for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. To encourage you to pay more, two additional games are locked behind the average price. Beat the average and you will also receive Kingdom Rush and Knights of Pen and Paper.
Another aspect of this pay-what-you-want model is that you get to decide how much of what you pay goes where. You can send the money to the games' developers, to Humble Bundle itself, or to two charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play. Pick a price and how much you want to support these groups, and the games are yours.
With so many titles in the bundle though, the question becomes if any make the bundle worth purchasing on their own. That is what reviews are for, so that is what we are going to try to answer here. As Android and PC versions of the games are included in the bundle, I will play the games on both platforms. My Android smartphone is the Motorola Moto X, which you can read about at our sister-site, TalkAndroid: Moto X review: finally a smartphone with features that matter.
With all of that covered, it is about time we get to the reviews.