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What is your go-to game on your phone?

I'm sure we can all use a few new games to play on the go!

3 years ago by geoleo with 110 comments

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  • spaceghoti
    +23

    When I was still on T-Mobile's service the game I played most often was "dodge the dead zone." I usually lost.

    • TheLight
      +5

      I got a good chuckle out of this

    • NstealthL
      +3

      That was always a particularly hard game in my own house. One minute everything would be fine and the next you've lost all your "health" bars.

  • giblue
    +15

    Head's Up is fun at small parties. You put your phone to your head and can't see the screen and people try to give you hints to get it. Tons of themes.

    • benoliver999
      +4

      If you like group games, Spaceteam is also a good one. Lots of shouting.

  • eightbitsamurai
    +14

    Super Hexagon is the greatest android game ever created, and that is not hyperbole.

    • MyAnacondaDoes
      +3

      Fantastic game, though Hyper Hexagonest is literally hell.

    • FrogFish
      +2

      Holy shit I love this game. I play it on steam from time to time. I swear 15 mins of it = 1 cup of coffee. Super fun.

  • BAPE
    +12

    2048 is a classic. It's something that doesn't take much thought (the way I play it) and the games don't last too long. Perfect for short waits.

    • Lorkhan
      +7

      I may be a hipster, but I prefer Threes.

    • sea
      +1

      My process with this game was as follows: Install, play, realise I don't know what the hell I'm doing, depressed at my own stupidity not know how to figure out such a simple game, uninstall...profit?

  • mathematical
    +12

    If I need to kill a lot of time: Elder Sign or Pokemon Ash Gray on My Boy

    Honestly, a Gameboy emulator is great to have. My Boy works well enough that I paid for the full version. The free version is pretty good though. Fast forward at 2x is nice when grinding pokemon levels. I'm sure it's useful for any turn-based GBA games too.

    • smackababy
      +4

      I'll second the GBA emulator, there's a huge wealth of good games out there for it. I'll also add a PSX emulator if you can find one, especially if you can pair it with a PS3 controller with a GameKlip (and don't mind carrying all that stuff around). I beat Final Fantasy's 6-9 over about a year of subway commutes.

      • CuppaMatt
        +1

        My Boy plus a bluetooth game pad is just awesome! If I go to the gym I stick my phone on the front of the treadmill and play pokemon while I power walk :)

    • brightgreen
      +1

      Same here! I've been playing Final Fantasy games on MyBoy more than I play actual mobile games. Way better than trying to find a half-decent RPG on the Play store.

  • ishana
    +8

    I absolutely love to play loops while I am in transportation.

    May I also recommend that you guys join /t/mobilegaming where you can find a lot of games posted over there and some interesting discussions. /shamelessly advertising my tribe

  • Katherine
    +7

    Dots.

    Or TwoDots, as it might be called now.

    Anyway, the game where you connect a bunch of dots. It feels like a classier CandyCrush, though it's a different game. Handy for the morning/afternoon commute – usually my lives last me ~30mins.

    • DirtyCommie
      +4

      That game is so infuriating. I was doing so well and then all of a sudden I get to a level that is impossible to pass.

      • Katherine
        +2

        But they have those bonus-crate-things! You can earn them by achieving simple, coincidental tasks!

    • sea
      +1

      These games are the shit, CandyCrush aint got nothing on that UI

    • galactica216
      +1

      Annnnd I've just spent the last two hours playing this game.

  • eggpl4nt
    +7

    Bubble Witch Saga 2: Typical bubble-shooter-type game. It's made by King so there's some annoying shitty IAPs.

    Magic Touch: This game is super fun. You play a wizard and there's these balloon minions falling out of the sky and you need to draw spells with your hands in order to destroy them.

    Silly Sausage: A funny little sausage dog which can stretch infinitely!

    Puzzle and Dragons: A battle-type match-three game where you can collect a bunch of cool monsters/creatures/human things. You can evolve them and stuff.

    • leweb
      +2

      Puzzle and Dragons is the most addictive game I've played. The only drawback is you have to be online to play.

      • eggpl4nt
        +2

        Oh, I know! The connection errors are always so annoying - even when I'm on wifi it just keeps doing connection errors.

  • Roundcat
    +6

    Hot Spring Story. Its a sim game where you run your own japanese style inn. I can start it up, and waste almost the entire day playing it.

    • massani
      +6

      Man Kairosoft games are awesome. I've played through most of them, and definitely have some really fond memories of Hot Springs Story, Game Dev Story, and Pocket Academy.

      • Dernhelm
        +3

        I also like Pocket League story. Another great addition to the Kairosoft game library.

      • Goronmon
        +3

        Do Kairosoft games actually have much in the way of differences? I enjoyed playing Game Dev Story, but after playing Dungeon Village, it felt like the same basic mechanics with a different coat of paint. Do their other games have noticeable differences in gameplay?

        • massani (edited 3 years ago)
          +2

          Not really, tbh. They all sort of blend together after awhile. It's always about room combinations or something like that. Different items or buildings that affect mood, etc. What kept me hooked was the different settings. I enjoyed Hot Springs Story because I thought it would be cool to manage a spa. Game Dev Story because managing a video game company seemed cool. Pocket Academy for the same reasons.

          There are some different mechanics, or more so, different features. Like the football one where you manage a football team and get to see them play. Or the racing one where you build your racing team and watch them beat others on the track. I'd consider just going through their catalogue and seeing which ones appeal to you.

          EDIT: Plus they're just so cute and fun sometimes! It's hard to put down :)

    • dhpinkdh
      +3

      Oh man, I love business simulators. I'm downloading Hot Springs Story Lite and Game Dev Story Lite now!

  • IHeartGaming
    +6

    I enjoy Flow Free. It's a simple puzzle game where there are dots on a grid and you have to connect all of the same-colored dots to each other, without crossing with other paths, and fill up the whole grid. It's easy enough but some of the bigger grids are harder to complete. I've also gotten back into Falldown recently, good for killing small amounts of time. The goal is to keep the ball from reaching the top of the screen by tilting the phone left and right to make the ball fall down.

    • xg549
      +1

      Shit. I played flow to death when I was in high school. I even bought all of the level packs they had released after fully beating the free levels, then beat all of those. Then I started playing clones. I got to a point where even the large puzzles weren't very difficult anymore.

      Oh nostalgia. I'm gonna have to get this game again.

  • imnotgoats
    +5

    Everything considered, it's probably Threes!. It's really addictive and the graphics are simple and effective.

    • sea
      +2

      Thanks you for introducing me to this! Looks sick, even though I will probably become infuriated and uninstall within minutes!

      • imnotgoats
        +1

        Choose a corner and constantly aim for that to begin with. "Minutes", good luck with that. ;)

    • benoliver999
      +2

      If I want to play something for five minutes, Threes! is the go-to game. It's so pretty, the soundtrack is really fun and of course the game is like crack.

      • imnotgoats
        +1

        Totally - I've lost an hour without realising it so many times!

  • nik
    +5

    As simple as it is, Flappy Bird. I don't know if it's available for download anymore, but I really dig that game more than any other game I've downloaded.

  • dynamite
    +5

    Snake and yes Im old skool

    • ishana
      +3

      There is in fact a new school Snake from the same developer of old Snake

    • sea
      +1

      God, you just can't beat snake. So simple, probably the only game that I won't get eternally fed up with.

  • TenNineteenOne
    +5

    Twenty I played it pretty much non-stop for a week and a half, and it's still my go-to.

    • tolstoshev
      +2

      same here - I used to be a Threes addict, but Twenty has taken its place

  • NinjaKlaus
    +4

    In a WiFi area it's usually WWE Supercard, when not on WiFi, I don't use data, so I play crosswords.

  • snakepaws
    +4

    I don't usually game on my phone, but right now I've been playing Nebulous (basically Agar.io).

    • Gelidaer
      +4

      Agar.io was just released on android. Seems like a soft-release, for now.

      • snakepaws
        +2

        I had seen that, but I couldn't find it in the Play app, and when I tried to install it to either of my Android devices on the site, it told me both were incompatible. I've seen other posts stating that it isn't yet available, so I'm going to assume that's what it's about. The inability to get Agar.io is what prompted me to actually grab Nebulous in the first place.

  • frohawk
    +4

    Boom Dots. Simple yet addicting with the goals and unlockable themes.

  • Zorgon
    +4

    Peggle, for sure.

    Peggle is one of the all time greatest games to grace any platform and boy oh boy does it shine on the phone. It's the only game I allow to waste my battery.

    • Nate
      +4

      Oh my god, I wasted so much time playing Peggle in high school. I had no idea there was a mobile version. Goodbye, free time.

  • wwbd2007
    +4

    I really enjoyed Pacific fleet (a lite WWII Naval Sim) and played the hell out of some FirstStrike (a nuclear RTS game). I would highly recommend both games.

  • massani (edited 3 years ago)
    +3

    I play more games on my iPad than my phone, but my phone would probably be ZenDots. It's like a fun mix of pinball and those brick breaking games.

    On my iPad it usually is just Minecraft Pocket Edition.

    • Cheski
      +3

      Dots is fun. Amazing how hot the phones gets playing it.

  • Cheski
    +3

    Tap Titans is my sickness right now. Looks simple yet is more involved than you think once you start to prestige.

  • BigPig (edited 3 years ago)
    +3

    When i had an iphone, my favorite game without question was bike or die.

    I would contribute money to help finance development if the owner had any interest, but I think the chances of that are slim to none.

    On Android, great little war game can be pretty fun

    Edit: On a tablet, frozen synapse is a fun challenge

  • TheLight
    +3

    Been playing a TON of Summoners War lately.
    Join my Guild: New Horizons
    IGN: Kinzeh

  • FivesandSevens
    +3

    It's not super sexy, but Classic Words, which is basically scrabble vs. a computer, has become my obsession. I try lots of games, and I like most of them, but I always wind up hooked on the word games. 80 Days is a close runner-up, but it can't be my "go to" because it's impossible to put down. Gotta plan ahead for it.