25
Mar
tlk

When Snapdragon processors with Adreno 320 GPUs were the hottest thing coming out of Qualcomm's factories, the company released Reign of Amira to show off the power of its then-flagship hardware. Now, the company is using a similar method with the game's sequel, Reign of Amira: The Lost Kingdom, which is available now exclusively for devices packing the Snapdragon 600 CPU (or supposed to be, rather – I was given the option to install it on my Nexus 4).

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The game, which probably doesn't offer a whole lot in the way of good gameplay, looks to be more of a "benchmark" than anything – something to show off what the 600 can do. According to the Play Store listing, it's filled with "stunning graphics and effects, fast-action and episodic gameplay, and richly detailed environments" with unlockable weapons, armor, and "devastating special attacks."

RoA: TLK is a free game, so if you have an applicable phone, might as well give it a shot. Hit the widget to grab it.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • wewewi

    The Adreno 320's time has come and gone?

    Are you drunk or high? Geez!

    • http://twitter.com/Rafyvitto Rafyvitto

      He must be lol the snapdragon 600 has the same exact gpu as the s4 pro just over clock't to 500Mhz from 400Mhz on the s4 pro...hell the snapdragon 600 is basically a s4pro over clock't also with a newer krait core.

      • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

        Is that how we spell overclocked now? By using the same number of characters, but replacing one with an apostrophe, plus adding a space, making it a LESS efficient spelling than the real one?

        • fixxmyhead

          shut up no one cares

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            Said the person who doesn't grasp capitalization or punctuation. Good luck on your job hunt.

          • fixxmyhead

            i already have a good job idiot

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            Your hostile attitude is really interesting. It's hard to understand why you take such offense to me pointing out someone else's very peculiar respelling of a word that didn't need to be respelled. Then your response to my snark is to further cement your inability to write a proper sentence. I'm happy you have a good job, but I worry for your ability to communicate effectively with your clients and/or coworkers. But as long as the job relies purely on verbal communication you'll hopefully be safe. As long as you get the temper in check.

          • fixxmyhead

            ^^^ some people just like to feel like elitist

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            And some people think anti-intellectualism makes them superior.

          • Aram

            Really? You replied.

          • Matthew Fry

            “Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can't walk to the bathroom.”

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Error on my part. I was thinking of the 220 while reading 320. Took that part out entirely, because it was simply wrong.

  • Black Sideburns

    Gives me the option to install on my LG Optimus G

  • http://twitter.com/PetrBa Petr Bažout

    My Xperia T is supported but N4 isn't.

  • http://twitter.com/Rafyvitto Rafyvitto

    More likely any adreno 320 device and possibly other adreno2xx/3xx devices, with a little magic ;)

  • Zombie

    The graphics sucks. It's not that good.

    • GraveUypo

      yep that was my first thought.
      "let's see how good this so-call--- oh, it's still playstation 2 graphics..."

  • http://www.facebook.com/caesarivs César Augusto Ramírez Franco

    I could install it on my Nexus 4 too

  • Charles Clout

    Downloading to my Nexus4 now.... Wonder how (or if) it runs.

  • wewewi

    I'm pretty sure he totally misunderstood the whole thing.

    I guess Reign of Amira was a showcase for the Adreno 220/225 gpu's, and that the sequel is now showcasing the 320 line.

    GPU, not CPU related.

    Would explain the Nexus 4 compatibility.

    Still ; I dare anyone to find anything more powerful than a 320 as of today.

  • http://twitter.com/s99nj S. Ali

    Games like these are terrible on touch screens, why bother.

  • Coop

    Congrats on 3 years of appreciated service to the Android community.

  • Deano

    Total crap

  • http://twitter.com/EvertJr Evert Jr

    Hardware exclusive games all over the place. Because Android is not fragmented enough...

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I agree and NVIDIA's THD is BS. As proven by Chainfire's Chainfire3D application everything that ran on it did with no stutter on my Galaxy S II i9100's Exynos.

      I know Qualcomm have been doing it for a while too with a few exclusives here and there too.

      What happened to supporting everything on a wide range of hardware, developers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    Despite my disliking of THD games (as a concept), at least they look pretty. These screenshots look meh.

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