Our Madden NFL Mobile Findings After Video Game Design Classroom

With Madden NFL Mobile’s sudden popularity, more and more people are engaging themselves with the game. Below are some FAQs that could help if you just started playing the game.

1. In the field, how can a player be controlled?
Using the analog stick on the screen so you can control your player. If you have touch control on, you could also just tap and hold to the direction you want to go.

2. How are offensive skill moves performed?
Simply tap on the skill moves button while you run with the ball. Among offensive skill moves are the dive, spin, and arm.

3. How is the ball passed?
From play call, you may opt to choose passing play. Using the analog stick, move your quarterback around the pocket. Perform a lob pass by tapping the desired receivers icon. From there, you could throw a bullet pass by taping and holding the receivers icon.

4. In a 3D gameplay, what does the Play art Button do?
This could show the play art and routes for the play you plan to run.

5. How are jukes performed?
Just swipe left right or back on the screen.

6. How is the defender controlled?
Using the analog stick or touch controls, adjust your defenders position before the play is snapped.

7. How are players switched on defense?
Tap the screen with two fingers or tap on the player you want to switch to.

8. How are defensive skill moves performed?
While on defense, tap on the skill move button. This would allow your player to make tackles, dive tackles, big hits, and ball strips.

9. When should a ball be intercepted?
When the ball is in the air, you would be switched to the defender who is closest to the ball. Swipe up on the screen from there. Make sure that you do this at the appropriate time so your chances of making an interception is increased.

10. How is the ball kicked?
Using the kick meter, swipe up. The kick power and direction will be determined by your swipe direction and speed.

11. How could a play be called?
Playcall window will b given after each play. From here, you may choose a play by formation, suggestion, or type. Once you select, you would be taken back to the field and you would be ready to run such play.

12. How is the ball snapped?
Just tap the screen to do this.

13. How is a time out called?
Simply tap the pause button to pause the game and call a timeout.

14. How are items sold?
In the Marketplace Screen, choose the Sell Items panel. Tap on this and from the Sell Items Screen, you would be given a list of your players. Tap the item you want to sell on the drag and drop slot. After dropping, you would be given a sell price. Once you approve of this, tap on sell and confirm it. You may drag and drop multiple items for selling. There are many tactics and shortcuts to dominating the marketplace using the hacks and cheats created by MaddenMobileHQ.com.

15. How is an item auctioned?
In the Sell Items Screen, drag and drop a player from the bench to the drag and drop slot. Once an item is there, you can specify the starting slot and a buy now price.

Unlock Secret Characters in Crossy Road

Crossy Road has a lot of unknown mystery characters that a player could unlock. All characters can be obtained through the gacha but there are others with unknown identities and might still need to be unlocked. Below is a guide by Crossy Road Hack on how you could unlock such secret characters.

1. Hipster Whale
The Hipster Whale is the own mascot of the game developer. This whale is rare but it can be seen amongst the logs in a stream. Upon seeing this whale, jump on and off of it. From there, you have the choice to end the game or keep playing if you want. Upon finishing the stage, the Hipster Whale could be unlocked and would be available for your next adventure.

2. Gifty
Gifty looks like a Christmas present jumping around with its two feet. Before being able to use this, you should already have the Festive Chicken. In case you still haven’t obtained the free Festive Chicken last Christmas season, purchase it first and play using it. Just like the Penguin, the grounds become snowy with the Festive Chicken. Once you get to a big square clearing, you will see a Christmas tree in it. At first, it could look like a simple pine tree but it has a star coming out of it with flashes and music. Jump to the tree and collect the coins popping around it. When you finish this stage, you would then see Gifty being unlocked.

3. Drop Bear
This character is perhaps the easiest one to get. Play as one of the Australian animals first and at some point, you would see a blueberry-colored bear in a tree. Just jump towards this tree until the Drop Bear kills you. Soon, you would see this character in your character select screen window.

4. Crab
There is only one way to obtain this character and that is to use an Australian character as well at first. When you are on top of the sand, move side to side for a lot of times, just be careful that the eagle won’t take you away. Perhaps it would work if you move side by side for 100 times or so. There is no assurance to this so you may want to pick a different character for your next tries.

5. Ben Weatherall
Make sure you score well with the Dark Lord. Ben Weatherall is basically a developer of the game and you way think, why the Dark Lord? Well, it is Ben Weatherall’s favorite character after all.

6. Andy Sum
To unlock him, you need to score well with the Mallard who is then, again, Andy Sum’s favorite character.

7. Matt Hall
Just like Ben and Andy, he is a developer of the game. His favorite character is the Lucky Cat where you need to score high as well.

Basically, scoring high means earning 150 points in just one shot or scoring plus 50 on top of your highest score. So get up and get ready to obtain these secret characters!


The Best Places to Dine in Finland

Finland has many attractions for tourists, but it’s food stands out the most. Every country has its own distinct flavors and tastes, and it would be an absolute loss if you went to visit Finland and did not try its world-famous cuisine. Following is a list of eateries that you must visit in order to get a taste of what Finland has to offer. These are the best restaurants and cafés in Finland.

ravintola-nokka1: Ravintola Nokka
Situated on Kanavaranta 7F, Helsinki, this restaurant is famous for its elegant setting and for its perfect portrayal of products made in Finland. Located in a building that was constructed in the 19th century, the chefs at Ravintola Nokka prepare food with only freshly produced greens and grass-fed game, that is freshly harvested to give you the most punch of a flavor. From mallard duck to assorted Finnish cheeses, Ravintola Nokka is a place you do not want to miss.

2: Chez Dominique
Located on Richardinkatu 4, Helsinki, Chez Dominique is one of the only two restaurants in all of Finland that has been awarded the prestigious Michelin star. Having been named Restaurant of the Year by local magazines and newspapers, this restaurant is one of the finest dining experiences Finland has to offer, serving cuisine inspired from France prepared from fresh Scandinavian product.

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This is the second of the two Michelin starred restaurants which exist in all of Finland, and this one too exists in the town of Helsinki, on Etelaranta 16. Of course, because it too is Michelin-starred, it comes at par in quality with Chez Dominique, but not in the same manner. Apart from the fact that the restaurant is situated in what used to be mansion (hence is highly elegant), the restaurant serves delicious elk sirloin, a dish which is native to Finland, and also French-inspired cuisines that are prepared with Scandinavian products.

4: Havis
Situated at Etelaranta 16, Helsinki, Havis takes full advantage of the Finnish coastline that is both beautiful to see and hosts delicious fish. Having set its foundations in 1973, this Finnish restaurant is best known for the amazing seafood being served here. It serves both saltwater and freshwater fish, the former caught on the Finnish coastline and the latter taken from the famous Finnish lakes. This is further enhanced with a  great dining atmosphere.

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5: Palace Gourmet
Located on Etelaranta 10, Helsinki, the Palace Gourmet might not be Michelin starred, but it does provide the best scenic beauty any restaurant in all of Helsinki has to offer. A gorgeous view of the Finnish harbor is what beholds the eyes of the dinner guests. The menu is a mixture of both Finnish and French cuisines, although the Finnish salmon being served is a local favorite. The most delectable pieces that the restaurant has to offer are the reindeer’s tongue and the fillet from the chef, both of which are famous as being the best in town. This is one place which should not be missed.


Doing Business in Finland

Finland is a Nordic country near Russia, Norway, and Sweden. It is home to forests, lakes, and many islands. Since 1995, it has been a member of the European Union and had been under a parliamentary republic. Just last 2002, it has adopted the Euro to be its official currency. Two languages are primarily spoken in Finland namely Finish and Swedish. The latter is the minority at 6%.

Being a modern welfare state, Finland is already highly developed when it comes to its services and infrastructure. Their welfare system is extensive which ranges from health, education, elderly care, children day care, libraries, rescue and fire, environmental, leisure, and industrial policy. The main products involve metal, wood, pulp, paper, and engineering products. Later on, they became they key providers of electronics.

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Doing business in a country as diverse as Finland, one should be prepared of what he or she is dealing with. Make sure you are familiar with the Finnish society and culture before stepping out there.

When it comes to meetings, make sure that you shake hands with everybody in the group starting with the women. Address the people by their title followed by the surname but if you are not sure of the surname, a miss or mister would suffice. As for your attire, do not overdress as this could be seen as a sign of arrogance. Also, make sure you regulate your voice as a very loud voice indicates being over energetic that they do not like. Avoid folding of arms as well. This signifies arrogance. Do not put your hands in your pockets when talking as this could be rude for them and always remove your hat when talking to someone or entering a building.


For the sake of logistics, make sure that you set your meeting in advance through writing. Keep in mind that the working day changes depending on the season. During winter, offices start at 8:00 A.M. and end at 4:15. At summer, office hours are from 8:00 A.M. until 3:15 P.M. Holidays are mostly during July to September.

During the meeting, make sure that you have everything organized. Even to the tiniest detail of providing a business card should be considered. The Finns want the meeting to be straightforward and small talks should be avoided. Being an egalitarian society, the Finns do not want any display of superiority and too much emotion. This could make them feel that your are too informal. Also, they could really be silent for long periods of time but this is perfectly normal.

Basically, the Finns are open-minded and tolerant. Business you do with them would most likely turn to be great. Just follow proper business etiquette and you are good to go. Just follow the tips mentioned above to have a smooth transaction with them.