HUNGRY SHARK WORLD (NINTENDO SWITCH) TEST

A long time ago in 2012 a game called Hungry Shark Evolution appeared with a high addictive potential. A few years later, Hungry Shark World was released for the smartphones, but Ubisoft went one better. Because the mobile food binge is now migrating to Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. We take a closer look at the latter version in the following test.

EAT OR BE EATEN

Maybe you still remember the good old days when you played small browser games on the school computer. Correspondingly to my past belongs a game where you ate smaller fish as a small fish in order to grow. If you made it long enough, you destroyed the ecosystem and won the game.

With Hungry Shark Evolution, Ubisoft has already brought me back in time. This enthusiasm even went so far that my friends and I had high score competitions.

Now the fun is on again, only on the Nintendo Switch. As a small shark, it means eating as many small fish, birds and swimmers as possible. Because in contrast to the browser game, time is running against you. Over time you lose vitality, which can only be filled with tasty food. In principle it sounds very simple, but it is not always. Various dangers await you underwater such as underwater mines, larger fish and co. These yearn for you. So always be on your guard.

BIG SHARKS, LITTLE FISH

Apart from swimming through the water to look for food, you can of course expect more in the game. You can complete missions to unlock bigger and more powerful sharks. These missions consist of eating various living things or doing other little things. Larger sharks are not only there for the fun factor, but also to get past barriers. This sometimes involves a lot of work, because it takes a good grind to get to the big boys.
The hunt is of course rewarded, because the more you play, the more funny clothes you unlock. These bring you small bonuses in your search and also look funny.

This overall package may sound a bit dull for some, but trust me, it can tie you to your smartphone or console.
At this point you should also consider that the game is a port of a smartphone title. The game is graphically not a grenade. However, that doesn’t change the gameplay. However, what is disturbing elsewhere is the long loading times. Depending on how good you are in Hungry Shark World, you may have to restart the levels often. Unfortunately, you will always be confronted with the long loading times.

Another advantage that speaks for the switch is the possibility to switch between console mode and handheld mode. So you can play at home and on the go. The former is absolutely not an issue on the nice big TV. The latter, on the other hand, is sometimes too small. Depending on where you swim, you should be careful on the small screen, otherwise you will race straight into a mine.

To top it all off, there is good news again, because there are no DLCs. For € 9.99 you get a game that can tie you to the console for a long time. Either in one or in between. That is completely up to you.

Mix the music in the garage band

Even non-musicians can use Garageband to quickly create their own piece of music with multiple tracks, instruments, or their own ringtones. The mix then shows a lack of experience.

Please note that the following info was compiled using the Garageband Android app found here

If you use the “Magic Garageband” function, the panorama and track volume is set automatically, but if you compose music from Apple Loops, all the individual tracks are initially the same volume and set to the middle position. You have to lend a hand here.

A few basics help with mixing: The aim of a good mixdown (i.e. copying the individual tracks together into an audio file) is that the listener hears all instruments well and without effort. It should sound balanced, the bass should not be too intrusive, or a solo instrument should not go under. The overall impression is also improved by a spatial sound, using the panorama controls and placing the individual tracks and instruments slightly offset – but also not too widely scattered.

A good practice is to start with (synthetic or real) bass and drums and only control these two in such a way that they form a harmonious unit. Bass and drums are usually in the middle of the sound. Then there are supporting rhythm instruments, such as guitar, piano, and organ. These are placed slightly offset to the right or left in the panorama (each different). Vocals or lead instruments then in such a way that they appear prominent but not too intrusive. Further out in the stereo image and finally, there are instruments such as wind instruments or electronic sound effects, i.e. tracks that only occasionally accent the song. Via “Share> Song to iTunes”The export starts. You should not only hear the finished mix on your Mac speakers but also on your stereo, in the car or on good and less good headphones, because the mix sounds different everywhere. Mixing always means compromise – and is often a pain for perfectionists. If the mix sounds satisfactory overall on most speakers, a lot has been achieved.

Google Maps APK – Android App

With this APK you get “Google Maps” version 10.46.1 – executable on all devices with Android OS 5.0 and higher.

Google generally distributes the updates of its Android apps gradually, so that users are only gradually supplied. With our Beta APK you get the latest version now.

Google Maps turns 15: Google gives the app a mega update

For the birthday, the app is in a new guise. Instead of the previously known symbol, the “Google Maps” needle now simply shines in the colors of the web search. Overall, this makes the symbol simpler, but also significantly more modern. The app itself now offers five tabs with different functions, two more than before:

Explore: This tab should show all interesting places nearby. According to Google, all locations from restaurants to sights to places with live music can be found here. In addition, the evaluations of the more than 200 million locations can be found here.

Commuting: This tab is intended to ensure that users are on the fastest route from A to B. It’s not just about public transport, it’s also about traveling by car. In addition, users can configure their daily route to get information about faults at an early stage.

Saved: Here you will find the locations that users save so that they can be accessed later. Before, these were more difficult to find. Now a push of a button should be enough to view them.

Contribute: Users can use this tab to share local knowledge with others. It is about street names, addresses, missing places or the ratings of places including photos.

Updates: With the updates, users find places that have recently been particularly praised or frequented by others. Shops can also be contacted directly from here to answer questions.