One of my favorite games to play with my wife is the SNES game Wario Woods. It is a great match-3 game with a strong competitive mode. We have been looking for a game like it to play these days. I saw Happy Vikings by Handy Games and had hoped that it could be a modern replacement for that great game. Sadly, Happy Vikings did not make me very happy.
Turns out that Happy Vikings is a mobile port. There is nothing wrong with that in general, but it is one of the concerns people have about Ouya games. They worry that too many mobile devs will simply port touch screen games to the Ouya without bringing anything new. Happy Vikings wants to prove them right. It is a lackluster port of a mobile game. The game lacks anything to make it deep or worthwhile. Continue reading