games you wish were made for android

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by mrqs, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. i don't understand people who wanna play racing or fps games on a phone - just makes no sense to me - which is why i've stuck with puzzles like opensudoku, the phit series and summing cells

    i've also tried a couple of tower defense games, which i generally like, but been underwhelmed (no paid apps over here btw)

    anyway, i've thought for a long time that the heroes of might & magic series would be absolutely brilliant on a touchscreen phone and i just remembered an old classic that's just begging to be remade on one: jagged alliance 2

    so, what are some other games you think would play well on android?
    comments on my picks are obviously also welcome
     

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  2. spottyelephant

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    I really dont like playing games like that on a phone. I think they should be left on the PC. The inaccuracy of selections and option button pushes is awful. Not to mention I never play my phone for more than 5 - 10 mins at a time. Perfect for a deathmatch, race, or level or two of a puzzler, but not to strategically get involved in a command & conquer esque game!

    The best game i have on my phone at the moment is Armageddon Squadron, followed by Flying Aces, followed by speed forge (bit of an aero theme here i hadnt noticed!).

    I also like innovative, yet touch-screen suitable, puzzle games like Totemo or Go Go Rescue Squad.

    Anyway that's what i think. Each to his own though!
     
  3. that's easily overcome by making the graphics large enough - you can always scroll
    the thing about homm and ja2 is that they are both completely turn based, so you can intuitively play for 10 mins, pause and play another 10 mins the next day (and by playing at that frequency, likely finish the game just before getting your next phone :p )


    games that require speed are the ones i'd leave for the pc (c&c and other rts' included), because with a slow game you're in no hurry to hit the right button, so a phone's inevitably poor controls become a non-issue
     
  4. spottyelephant

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    Ye your arguments are fair enough, I just have no interest in playing those types of games anywhere but a PC - I won't even use a laptop's trackpad, have to have a mouse! I like to do things quickly and need the speed.

    Tbh i dont really care what genres of games come out for android, as long as they start getting more polished and use OpenGL 2.0.

    Android'll never be taken seriously by both end users and developers unless the cycle of game quality -> user adoption -> revenue generation improves.
     
  5. trollitc

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    I spend time on my phone during my 1.5 hour train commute. Games are a great way to make this go by faster.

    I'd love to see Risk. Or a really good Tower Defense game (like Defense Grid: Awakening if something like that would be possible).
     
  6. hph6203

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    Words with friends. Everyone I know plays it.
     
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  7. Fro

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    Worms.

    a million times Worms. There is a game like it called Goobers Vs. Boogers, but its not the same. If I can have Worms 2007 and 2008 on my old Nokia 5300 then why cant we get a port over to android?
     
  8. flammenwurfer

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    Fallout

    Edit: Puzzle Quest
     
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  10. ludist210

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    Rock Band Mobile. I'm sure it'll come eventually, but I want it now.
     
  11. iamloco724

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    Bejewled blitz that links to facebook like the iphone has
     
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    try CubicMan, I spend 5 times longer in bathroom because of it. it is a puzzle game

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  13. no paid apps here
     
  14. just remembered another classic walking to work today: theme park
    it'd be perfect for a device like this
     
  15. spottyelephant

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  16. ttaylor0024

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    What would I like to have on my phone?

    Halo 3
    COD
    NFS

    etc etc :)
     
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  17. K-Holed

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    World of Goo
    Chu Chu Rocket
    Heroes of Might and Magic
    Day of the Tentacle
     
  18. Mr_N1ce

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    #2: That would be awesome! I know there is a clone (boogers & ...) but without the original sounds and graphics its just not the same
     
  19. Chatchie

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    Yeah Worms is a good choice. How about some ports over from XBOX Live Arcade? Trials HD is an awesome side scrolling motorcyle/trick game.

    Spacephysics is keepin me busy right now though
     
  20. reggie16

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    i would love this too or something like this
     
  21. HaunteD CoucH

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    Totally agree. Worms was awesome, I spent hours on that on my old ps2 b4 i sold it.

    Ac-130 SPECTRE and NAZI ZOMBIES, they actually are really really fun on my itouch
     
  22. dmm5157

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    Yeah, I've been wanting Nazi Zombies for a while since I saw it for iPhone/iTouch.


    I wish iCommando was for Android other than 2.0. Looks like a great game, just can't play it on my hero.
     
  23. Jeevo

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    Has there been an Android Snake game?
     
  24. oh how could i forget this?!
    the incredible machine would be amazing :D

    also, while worms is an awsome game (well the first few - before they went 3d), i can't really see it working as well on a phone - the ninjarope operation would be a nightmare
     
  25. Fro

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    The Incredible Machine? You mean that old Sierra game for windows 95? that was bad ass back in elementary school.

    and i never had any issues on my old nokia with the controls, worms would only be an issue on a touch screen only phone.
     

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