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Old 01-15-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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Default Must-Have Android and iPhone Games

The iPhone and Android's phones seem to have the current biggest marketplaces between them as far as apps are concerned and a good number of apps on sale (or for free) for either are games. Since a stark number of these titles can be absolute garbage made simply to poach you of your dollars (though, Android now apparently allows a 24 hour period to refund afterward), I wanted to see if people had games to list that buck that trend.

If you have any games to name, go for it. If they're from a marketplace other than these two, from a different phone manufacturer/supporter, then name it. If you have a video or screens you can find of whatever games you name here, that's also great.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:17 AM   #2
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I had thought of this after downloaded a really neat game for my G1 (Android) called Radiant. It just looked like a retro homage at first, and it technically is, but it's so full of style and charm. I love the colors and the dialogue makes me laugh. You can earn money to buy better weapons for your ship and... it's just been fun progressing through the game so far.

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Old 01-15-2010, 05:37 AM   #3
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BUKA is another game for Android by the same people that I could swear I've heard of somewhere before playing it. Very addictive.


Not positive, but I think this one is on iPhone, too.
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Hook Champ and Space Invaders Infinity Gene are two games I'd highly recommend for the iPod.

Other games worth mentioning;
Wolfenstein RPG
Pocket Tanks
Jelly Car 2
Edge
Cover Match (if you're a sucker for album artwork like I am and have a large music library)
Zen Bound
Flight Control
and Word Ace if a crossover between Texas Hold 'em and Scrabble sounds like a good time to you (Plus it's free)

One game I wouldn't recommend is Katamari. I was a huge fan of the game on the PS2 but any time the series strays from anything with two joysticks the whole thing crashes and burns.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:42 AM   #5
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Funny; I have katamari on the iPhone and I love it. There's a learning curve, surely, but I got the hang of it quickly. I also liked the PSP version. *shrug* I do agree that two joysticks is optimal, but there's nothing more fun than giving my iPhone to a friend and watching them try to play Katamari

Spore: Origins is also a decent game. So is Sim City.

I really don't use my iPhone for gaming though. Mostly browsing and chatting on the go.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:35 AM   #6
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Pocket Tanks is so simple, but so fun.

Zenonia and Zombieville are fun little distractions too.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:06 PM   #7
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Here's a neat little game I downloaded on my Android the other day. It's called Armageddon Squadron and it's kind of a little dog fighting and bombing run game. I'm looking for somewhat more casual titles, and generally smaller too (it's 16mb), but it's a good game from what I've played.




You control your plane's movement by motion control (turning your phone side to side to turn or in or back to rise or fall) and use the touch screen for just about everything else, from selecting your weapon, to shooting it, speeding up, slowing down... whatever. Not a bad title.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:39 PM   #8
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For the iPhone/iPod touch

Call of Duty: World at War Zombies
Tap Tap Revenge and all its spin-offs/sequels
Civilization Revolution
Doom classic
Monopoly

Also recommend the Phoenix Wright games when they come out for iPhone.

So want an Android eventually.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:14 PM   #9
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I've got to get that civ game.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:23 PM   #10
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I'd like an android. Not a phone, but, like. A real android.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #11
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Tap Tap Revenge and all its spin-offs/sequels
Doom classic
Tap Tap games have like, zero good tracks.
And the Doom controls are just awful. The iPod is not suited for FPSes whatsoever
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:56 AM   #12
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Tap Tap games have like, zero good tracks.
And the Doom controls are just awful. The iPod is not suited for FPSes whatsoever
Tap Tap has Metallica, Megadeth, Rush, Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle. Those are good bands with good songs.

Also Doom's controls are fine. I have no issues with them.

Also like to add Top Gun to my list.

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Old 01-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #13
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It's nice with these games having the option of touch screen or key pad. I think a lot of the games I get would suck (more than usual) if I were forced to play them on touch screen.
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Can most of the iPhone games be also played on the iPod Touch? I know it's basically the iPhone without the phone part, but ever since paying like 3 bucks for a game that I can't play, I want to be sure.
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Can most of the iPhone games be also played on the iPod Touch? I know it's basically the iPhone without the phone part, but ever since paying like 3 bucks for a game that I can't play, I want to be sure.
I have an iPod Touch and yes they do work.
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Huh.
'cause I bought this game called Particle Wars, and it told me it wasn't compatible or something, and now it doesn't acknowledge my attempts to sync it onto my iPod, even when I specifically select it as the only app I want to sync. I dunno.
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I just tried Radiant on my HTC Magic, it's really fun.
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Are there any games for the iPod that're similar to Audiosurf?
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Are there any games for the iPod that're similar to Audiosurf?
No but Zunes have Audiosurf.
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Goddamn, I want a Nexus One so bad.
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This is rather a promoting a iPhone application game my sister's boyfriend made.
It's called, ‘The Horrible Vikings’

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Set sail on the high seas and guide a small group of Vikings as they pillage, plunder and kidnap their way to riches. You will launch Vikings high into the air and literally crush your enemies. By landing on them. You will kidnap princesses and use the ransom money to buy a better ship to kidnap the princess so you can ransom her again so you can buy a better ship! You will eat meat of indeterminant origin!



He did the artwork in case you are wondering. Do suggest you try it out.
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Tap Tap has Metallica, Megadeth, Rush, Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle.
Like I said, zero good tracks.
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I see two likable things from that, but Metallica kills it all
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I just tried Radiant on my HTC Magic, it's really fun.
And silly.
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Like I said, zero good tracks.
You're so trendy and hip. X3
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If hating Metallica is wrong I don't want to be right
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Metallica wasn't the only band named there. And I am so changing your name back to Blood Vex.
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You know what would've made more sense?

Asking for a name change.
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I didn't want to bother anyone
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