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Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« on: April 11, 2016, 03:54:49 PM »
Do we have a topic for mobile gaming? If so, I am happy! Well, not once I finish this post since I'd have done all this for naught! Naught!

Mobile gaming can be great fun, but it's often seen as evil due to many games containing in-app purchases and microtransactions. However, some games don't hammer you over the head with them, and many don't even have them. Once you buy the game, you're set!

First of all, a big gripe many have with mobile gaming is that touch controls aren't the best way to play certain games. For a lot of titles, this can be solved by purchasing an MFi controller such as this one. It's great for your 2D games, but won't work for more involved games like GTA: San Andreas, for instance.

If you're looking for games to put your new MFi controller to use, the same site I linked to earlier is great for keeping track of what games are compatible with an MFi controller like the one mentioned.

Now, let's get to some fun games to talk about! Note: These are ones I've played so far. I'm relatively new to the iOS market (I'll just be listing mostly iOS stuff, but games like Adventures of Mana are available on both the App Store and Google Play.)

Also, an asterisk (*) means the game is MFi controller compatible!

Lara Croft GO - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lara-croft-go/id971304016?mt=8

A game that uses the touch controls of mobile devices to perfection. When touch controls are used smartly, they're second nature, and that's exactly what you get with Lara Croft's mobile adventure.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dena.west.FFRK&hl=en

Get an assortment of Final Fantasy all-stars and battle your way through multiple mainline entries' biggest confrontations. Gain new weapons, characters, and more in this addicting RPG style game.

Adventures of Mana* - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adventures-of-mana/id1048629983?mt=8

A fantastic remake of Final Fantasy Adventure that doesn't hold your hand, but is linear enough so that you won't be totally lost when you have no idea where to turn next. The bosses are fabulous, the combat is fluid, and the world design is basic but nice.

Goblin Sword* - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goblin-sword/id905488045?mt=8

A 2D hack-and-slash platformer with light RPG elements. Levels are relatively quick, packed with three crystals and two treasure chests each to find (optional), new swords, armor, and relics to earn, and brilliant boss battles.

Mini Motor Racing - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mini-motor-racing/id426860241?mt=8

If you like Micro Machines or Super Off-Road like games, then Mini Motor Racing is the game for you. There's over 100 individual racing events spread across over a dozen different tracks, ranging from grand prix circuits to ancient ruins. Upgrade and customize your ride to seize victory.

Ridge Racer Slipstream* - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ridge-racer-slipstream/id725879978?mt=8

It's Ridge Racer! RIIIIIIDGGE-- okay, you get the idea. I haven't played many Ridge Racer games. My first was the 3DS one, so I can't say I'm burned out on this series yet. If you know about the series, then you should have in mind what to expect: fast speeds, lots of drifting around corners, and rarely using the brake button. Progression makes you replay the same races again and again, so small doses are recommended for this one.

Swordigo - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swordigo/id499125840?mt=8

Want a more beginner friendly Zelda II that's still quite challenging? Then play Swordigo! It uses touch controls, but these are darn responsive ones at that. Find treasure, battle enemies, gain experience, level up, and explore forests, plains, caverns, and dungeons!

Heroki* - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/heroki/id1013818720?mt=8

A game published by Sega that could very well be developed by Sega of old, Heroki has you piloting the titular character through an assortment of levels, using the copter on his head to fly around, and grabbing boxes to chuck at foes.

Oceanhorn* - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oceanhorn/id708196645?mt=8

Wanting a more traditional Zelda game on your mobile device? Then check out Oceanhorn, an action adventure game played in an isometric perspective, featuring all the puzzle solving, monster slaying, and quest completing goodness that a certain Nintendo franchise is known for!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2* - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonic-the-hedgehog-2/id347411942?mt=8

The same classic that you know and love, given the Hidden Palace Zone that was lost in time! Play via touch controls or utilize a controller for on-the-go gaming goodness.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonic-all-stars-racing-transformed/id686542963?mt=8

Not my preferred way of playing this game, but it runs and plays excellently on my iPhone. Everything you love about the original release is present in this mobile version.

Dragon Land - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-land/id940452319?mt=8

A free-to-play 3D platformer akin to Super Mario 3D Land, the touch controls feel great here, so the lack of a traditional controller isn't really missed. What is, however, is the ability to have infinite stamina so you need not take breaks if you don't want to. Still, this is a game that kept me coming back for more with its colorful worlds and clever level design (Save for the tutorial world).

Rayman Adventures, Jungle Run, and Fiesta Run* -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.raymanadventures&hl=en
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pastagames.ro1mobile&hl=en
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.rayman.fiestarun&hl=en

You can never have enough Rayman, and all three of these games are unique experiences. For instance, Rayman: Jungle Run has you automatically moving, but requires you to tap the screen to jump, glide, punch, and do an assortment of moves to get through levels and collect every last Lum. Definitely worth a look, at least for Rayman Adventures, as it's free.

Disney Crossy Road* - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.disneycrossyroad_goo&hl=en

Crossy Road with a Disney theme! What's not to love? The simple to learn, hard to master, ultimately addicting gameplay of Crossy Road meets Disney's worlds and characters, offering a unique take on a familiar formula.


WHAT GAMES DO YOU RECOMMEND?
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 05:52:36 PM »
Do we have a topic for mobile gaming? If so, I am happy! Well, not once I finish this post since I'd have done all this for naught! Naught!

Aw geez. Nobody show Phil this thread about mobile gaming which he even commented in. I don't want break his heart plus this thread is way better and do we really want to keep bumping a thread created by a banned Rat account? Like I say, it's best not to mention it. Why is everyone suddenly trying to bring this up? Can we just ignore an already existing thread for once in our forum lives? Can we end this cruel game and just let the man have this simple victory?! Why must his work be for naught?! WHY!? WHY?! WHY?!

Well?!

Don't worry Phil. I think you're safe. As far as I know, (wink, wink) no other such thread exists.  ;)
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 05:59:57 PM »
I turned 30 in February, and since then, all my long term memory is gone! GONE!


...When did Nintendo start making video games?


EDIT: It was in December? That topic obviously meant nothing to me.  :@
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 06:15:25 PM »
That was 2015 mobile gaming. Soooooo passe. And frankly, just a bit gauche as well. This is 2016 mobile gaming. So hip! So fresh! So modern! You have nothing to apologize for. Instead, we should all be thanking you for this topic.

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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 09:53:00 PM »
I don't like to toot my own horn, because the only place in my body I know how to toot is my butt, and I don't want to stink up this place. Crude humor? Sure. Gross out humor? Perhaps. Let us enjoy this mobile gaming topic because in all honesty, there's a lot of good stuff, and this comes from someone who did the stink eye when mobile gaming was mentioned a year ago.
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 06:17:57 AM »
If you've been waiting for a new Advance Wars game, definitely check out Warbits. It's borderline plagiarism, and I mean that in the nicest and most flattering way. The only real difference between the two is the graphical style.
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 04:15:03 PM »
The reviews have been excellent, and its launch price (I think it's $3.99) is really appealing. I'm wanting to get it when I get another iTunes gift card.
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 08:37:42 PM »
I really like Pacific Fleet on my ipod if that helps.
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 10:32:20 PM »
I really like Pacific Fleet on my ipod if that helps.


I don't need your form of help! Just kidding!
Actually, this topic is going pretty well! :)
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2016, 11:42:00 PM »
For those who want even more Uncharted and didn't get enough with UC4, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter is available on iOS and Android!


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playstation.U4&hl=en
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2016, 06:22:48 PM »

Lumines is coming to mobile in both paid app and free-to-play form (two different games):


http://toucharcade.com/2016/05/12/paid-lumines-puzzle-and-music-and-free-to-play-lumines-vs-will-release-globally-later-this-year/
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2016, 11:12:41 AM »
Two games that I enjoyed lately:

Riptide GP: Renegade, a futuristic water-craft racing game with online, a single player campaign, and nine tracks.
And...
Mekorama, a free isometric puzzle game similar to Monument Valley with a level creator.


And here are my thoughts on both in review form:
http://www.superphillipcentral.com/2016/09/riptide-gp-renegade-ios-android-review.html
http://www.superphillipcentral.com/2016/09/mekorama-ios-android-review.html

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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2016, 11:11:14 PM »
I'm really impressed with the mobile versions of the Steve Jackson Sorcery! series. The map gives some coherence to the story structure and the rewind function makes finding yourself easy. The new combat and (particularly the) magic mechanics are beautifully implemented visually.

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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2016, 10:35:14 AM »
I've been tapping away at this obscure mobile title Pokey Man Goo. Made by Natlantic. Amusing little diversion.
But seriously, thanks for the thread and suggestions. I don't play much mobile but I could be swayed. When I do play, it is to pass time in line-ups and the like, so I gravitate toward word games or trivia. I enjoyed Ruzzle for awhile. It's basically Boggle with swipe controls and some leaderboards. You play random online opponents and best score after three rounds wins. Nothing fancy but amusing nonetheless.
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2016, 09:30:18 PM »
I've been tapping away at this obscure mobile title Pokey Man Goo. Made by Natlantic. Amusing little diversion.
But seriously, thanks for the thread and suggestions. I don't play much mobile but I could be swayed. When I do play, it is to pass time in line-ups and the like, so I gravitate toward word games or trivia. I enjoyed Ruzzle for awhile. It's basically Boggle with swipe controls and some leaderboards. You play random online opponents and best score after three rounds wins. Nothing fancy but amusing nonetheless.

No problem. I was really indifferent about mobile games, but that was when I didn't have a device to play 'em! Now, I realize that there are A LOT of really great titles, and ones where it's either a one-time buy with no IAP, or the paying portion is so inoffensive. I'm glad this topic is enjoyable to some of you guys! :)
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2016, 09:22:47 PM »
Dan the Man recently released. Made by the same folks behind Jetpack Joyride. It's free to download, and I'm wanting to try it later tonight.

Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.halfbrick.dantheman&hl=en
App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dan-the-man/id981796690?mt=8

Also, a 2D platformer revolving around puking is grossly endearing and coming October 20th to iOS and Android:
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Re: Phil's Happy World Mobile Time!
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2016, 11:34:04 AM »
I started playing a free game called Dan the Man this morning. It's a lot of fun. 2D platformer with hand-to-hand combat, guns, and cartoon violence. You have to occasionally watch an ad when you reach a checkpoint, but I just browse the net for 30 seconds and be on my way! You can also destroy certain statutes, watch a video, and earn a helpful gun like an RPG. That's totally optional and isn't required to have a chance, though.
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2016, 02:12:32 PM »
Super Mario Run is a great deal of fun. I'm really engaged in the Toad Rally mode to compete against other players' ghosts to earn more Toads for my kingdom! Then, the main mode is enjoyable due to collecting the pink, purple, and then black coins, finding the ideal path to take to reach them and collect them all in one go!
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2017, 09:05:01 PM »
I have been neglecting mobile gaming a little bit outside of Miitomo check-ins. However, I recently downloaded Red's Kingdom. Despite its generic name that says nothing about the game, which is fine (just a minor gripe, mind you), the game uses a mechanic where you swipe on the screen to roll your character through levels. He moves until he hits a solid object. Nothing too highly original there, but it's a mechanic that's used a lot because it is fun. Regardless, where the game changes things up is that Red's Kingdom doesn't have set levels. Instead, it's a fully explore-able world consisting of interconnecting rooms. As you gain new abilities, you can reach previously inaccessible locations, some necessary for progression, while others to get hidden goodies like the game's substitute for heart containers from the Zelda series, for example. As it is, Red's Kingdom has good exploration, but all of the dungeons are similar in aesthetics, so I find it hard to remember if I've already found everything in a given dungeon or not. There is a fast travel option, but the game does save a certain locations outside of these, so if you're away from a fast travel warp location, you have to get to the location through solving said roll-until-you-hit-a-solid-object puzzles. Because of the mechanic, even in rooms you've already "solved" you have to solve them again to reach the desired exit to the room.

Overall, I'm liking what I'm playing for the $1.99 I spent. Red's Kingdom is on iOS, and I'm unsure if it's on Android, despite a simple Google search being easy to do for me yet I am too lazy to... but strangely not lazy to do this sizable writeup about the game. :X
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