iPhone games (also Ipod Tooch/iPad games too)

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aka "How I came to devote all of my spare time to Aurora Feint"

HI DERE, Friday, 18 July 2008 15:25 (eleven years ago) link

who's she? sounds sexy

s1ocki, Friday, 18 July 2008 15:34 (eleven years ago) link


This is one of the best puzzle games I've played in a while. The best part is the tilting portion; SO FUCKING COOL.

They're adding all of these RPGish elements later on involving equipable power-ups that can be levelled as you play the game. so so so great

Can't believe this thing is still free!

HI DERE, Friday, 18 July 2008 16:44 (eleven years ago) link

But where's it leading to Dan? I'm playing it a lot too, but I don't really know why. I've maxed out a few of the skills or whatever, but they don't seem to make much difference to anything. I've tried adding friends, but it can't find any for me. And the game itself is cute, but not really challenging enough to hold my interest in itself. I think it's really just their promise that it's the first part of what will everntually be some big fancy MMO which is keeping me playing it.

Anyway. Monkey Ball is pretty ace, although the tilt thing is a bit touchy, sometimes it feels hypersensitive but others it needs to be tilted so far that I can't even see the screen. Liking it a lot despite that though.

Tap Tap Revenge is a nice little DDR clone, enjoy it when I'm playing it but definitely don't feel compelled to go back to it that often.

Just tried the Crash Bandicoot kart game on someone else's phone, framerate is shocking but the control feels nice enough to make up for that. Doubt I'll fork out for it though.

The freebie 3d mahjong is crud. As is the tiltable maze game.

JimD, Friday, 18 July 2008 16:47 (eleven years ago) link

Also, if you've ever played any Puzzle Quest, Aurora Feint starts to feel like a HUGE ripoff.

JimD, Friday, 18 July 2008 16:49 (eleven years ago) link

Never played Puzzle Quest.

I think the fact that you're still playing it even though you're kind of fed up with it says a lot for how well they've implemented the gameplay for this thing.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates that mah jongg game!

HI DERE, Friday, 18 July 2008 16:57 (eleven years ago) link

the fact that you're still playing it even though you're kind of fed up with it says a lot for how well they've implemented the gameplay

Yeah, definitely. It just feels right.

It could do with a bugfix too though. Some bits of text seem to hang off the side of my screen in some of the submenus, and given that those bits of text explain what the level ups actually do, I suspect they're probably pretty important.

JimD, Friday, 18 July 2008 17:06 (eleven years ago) link

no Peggle, no peace

jamescobo, Friday, 18 July 2008 17:47 (eleven years ago) link

Still as addicted to Bejeweled as I was on Nokia 6600 years ago

stet, Friday, 18 July 2008 17:48 (eleven years ago) link

Aurora Feint is like Bejeweled + even more crack

HI DERE, Friday, 18 July 2008 18:10 (eleven years ago) link

ah that sounds like puzzle quest, exactly.

s1ocki, Friday, 18 July 2008 20:58 (eleven years ago) link

ok must play Puzzle Quest

HI DERE, Friday, 18 July 2008 21:50 (eleven years ago) link

aurora feint = pure crack.

it's just like bejeweled + leveling + competition anxiety of MMORPG

moonship journey to baja, Sunday, 20 July 2008 05:19 (eleven years ago) link

why is there no brain training for iphone


moonship journey to baja, Sunday, 20 July 2008 05:19 (eleven years ago) link

jesus christ


moonship journey to baja, Sunday, 20 July 2008 05:33 (eleven years ago) link

Just started playing Trism, seems like lots of fun.

JimD, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 12:19 (eleven years ago) link

lol Aurora Feint was removed from the Apple store over spyware concerns

HI DERE, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 12:31 (eleven years ago) link


s1ocki, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 12:44 (eleven years ago) link


Doesn't sound all that bad really.

JimD, Thursday, 24 July 2008 12:52 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, hold on...


Yeah, if they're failing to encrypt it then maybe is does sound that bad.

JimD, Thursday, 24 July 2008 12:54 (eleven years ago) link

yeah that's kind of a massive "oops"

HI DERE, Thursday, 24 July 2008 13:05 (eleven years ago) link

Update dropped this morning, so the security thing is fixed now. Haven't tried it yet, but apparently there are gameplay updates too.

So Dan, if we want to clan up in this thing we need to have each other's details in our contact lists, right? We should exchange numbers!

JimD, Friday, 25 July 2008 17:58 (eleven years ago) link

The name of that game is ridiculously porn star-y.

Nhex, Friday, 25 July 2008 21:14 (eleven years ago) link

yes to all these number exchanges

djperry at g mail dot com

HI DERE, Friday, 25 July 2008 21:18 (eleven years ago) link

So Dan, if we want to clan up in this thing we need to have each other's details in our contact lists, right? We should exchange numbers!

-- JimD, Friday, July 25, 2008 5:58 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

slick pick-up line dude.

s1ocki, Saturday, 26 July 2008 01:58 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

how's the number list exchange work?

kingfish, Monday, 11 August 2008 17:38 (eleven years ago) link

Kinda doesn't. I was sniffing round their forums the other day though, and got the impression it maybe hasn't been properly implemented yet.

JimD, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 07:54 (eleven years ago) link

Has anybody seen Frotz? http://code.google.com/p/iphonefrotz/

kingfish, Thursday, 14 August 2008 23:43 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Hey Aurora Feint, you know that other game you shamelessly plagiarised? Well, it's coming.

Anyone played anything else decent of late? I like Imangi a lot, Ashpalt 4 is suprisingly diverting, (although frame rate issues kill it really), Spore Origins was pretty disappointing. And oh, I tried Billy Frontier. Utter shite.

JimD, Tuesday, 30 September 2008 12:18 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

Oh, er, it wasn't me, it was Dan.

Still, yeah, it exists already.

JimD, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 17:59 (eleven years ago) link

A friend of mine "plays" Aurora Feint by shaking his iPhone, then quickly swiping his finger back and forth across the screen. He scores considerably higher than I do. ;_;

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

<3 fieldrunners

bnw, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

<3 Trism

jamescobo, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 19:07 (eleven years ago) link

My friend showed me the ocarina app, which isn't a game, but I thought it was pretty cool.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

So that mysterious "A NEW METAL GEAR IS...":


circa1916, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 12:56 (eleven years ago) link

Er, "NEXT" rather.

circa1916, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 12:58 (eleven years ago) link

My favourite iPhone/iTouch game is Virtual Pool, but I'm keen to see this Katamari conversion I saw on some website.

treefell, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 12:59 (eleven years ago) link

Rolando coming tomorrow

Vault Boy Bobblehead - Drinking (kingfish), Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:24 (eleven years ago) link

who's he?

s1ocki, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:47 (eleven years ago) link

is anybody not cool w/me changing the name of this thread to add /iPod Touch in between iPhone and Games

TOMBOT, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 18:17 (eleven years ago) link


jamescobo, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 20:43 (eleven years ago) link

Do it (do it now!).

Nhex, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

anyone played the new one by the dude who did gran turismo, space deadbeef?

cozwn, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 23:00 (eleven years ago) link

I wanted to until I found out it was a scrolling shooter.

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Thursday, 18 December 2008 02:43 (eleven years ago) link

THIS is Rolando

Vault Boy Bobblehead - Drinking (kingfish), Thursday, 18 December 2008 05:58 (eleven years ago) link

ipod Tooch!

VISION QUEST TO KNOCK YOU UP (John Justen), Thursday, 18 December 2008 06:56 (eleven years ago) link

that's nasty

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Thursday, 18 December 2008 06:57 (eleven years ago) link

Playing Rolando now. Not sure how long i'll stick with it, but it's a step forward in terms of design, music & presentation. LocoRoco with cartoon Florida oranges or not, it's still fun.

Vault Boy Bobblehead - Drinking (kingfish), Thursday, 18 December 2008 07:32 (eleven years ago) link

entire world seems to agree that iphone katamari is a sin against god and capitalism

TOMBOT, Thursday, 18 December 2008 09:46 (eleven years ago) link

Still stuck on the black coins in the later levels. Moved on to Rally mode, which is fun...

DJI, Sunday, 1 January 2017 18:15 (three years ago) link

picked up steamworld heist on discount, have been really enjoying it

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Sunday, 1 January 2017 21:54 (three years ago) link

I got all the coins and characters in Mario Run. I can't beat the black pipe stage. I might try for the cake decoration.

Really Bad Chess is easy when you can just trade down to victory. When the non-pawns become equal it gets harder.

Puzzle House: Mystery Rising is a good knockoff of The Room series.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Sunday, 1 January 2017 23:35 (three years ago) link

I bought the big question mark block in SMR, and then accidentally built something on top of it, and it disappeared. Will I ever be able to buy it again?

DJI, Friday, 6 January 2017 21:36 (three years ago) link

You still have it. Click Build, then Place (I think), and you get a list of all your stuff.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Saturday, 7 January 2017 00:46 (three years ago) link

Thank you! Phew.

DJI, Saturday, 7 January 2017 02:33 (three years ago) link

Stencilsmith is good.

Jeff, Saturday, 7 January 2017 03:10 (three years ago) link

buying now.

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Sunday, 8 January 2017 20:05 (three years ago) link

looks interesting

Nhex, Sunday, 8 January 2017 20:46 (three years ago) link

start linking to this stuff too plz: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stencilsmith/id1092627292?mt=8

Nhex, Sunday, 8 January 2017 20:47 (three years ago) link

i'm going to try this. sounds good.

na (NA), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 18:13 (three years ago) link

very lightweight but pretty amusing

na (NA), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 20:34 (three years ago) link

plants vs zombies heros is the first ccg i've gotten into. its nice and lightweight, with a fair amount of strategic depth.

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 22:48 (three years ago) link

pvz heroes makes me wish hearthstone supported portrait mode

just another (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:20 (three years ago) link

I'm liking mini metro but I really should have started on iPad because my tapping is off and oh god I keep missing the one little station that's getting killed

mh 😏, Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:16 (three years ago) link

Hidden My Game By Mom 2 is fun!

stet, Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:55 (three years ago) link


Mordy, Thursday, 12 January 2017 23:58 (three years ago) link

Soda Dungeon is still on my phone because of a fascination with what else could possibly be in the game, and also because of how ludologically insipid it is. Stuff like the Tower of Fortune series - a transparent slot machine mechanic upon which a vaguely creepy, low-res monochromatic dungeon crawl has been lovingly welded - actually has way more shit going on than this fucking thing does. It's literally outfit some bozos (there are technically 10 types of bozos I think, less than half of which are any good) with some gear (quite frankly, gear becomes moot very early on, but it's "fun" to pretend)

It's kind of difficult to believe there is more content, having so much stuff repeatedly thrown at me already - and yet I'm still chipping away at it; 99.9% of the time I just outfit a bunch of suckers and let them crawl to their doom on auto, then sell the crap they died collecting for me, go get more dakka from the relic shop, and wonder how many different cognitive gaps in the human mind I'm illustrating by not deleting this goofy-ass ad clicker.

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Sunday, 22 January 2017 15:14 (three years ago) link

i've turned it over three times, not much new

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Sunday, 22 January 2017 18:02 (three years ago) link

do you mean all ten or however many dungeons? that's completely insane

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Sunday, 22 January 2017 18:40 (three years ago) link

i turned it over three times and got to i guess level 400 or so. There are some new bad guys every once in a while. You're well served to quit.

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Sunday, 22 January 2017 18:43 (three years ago) link

oh no I think you misapprehend my motivations - this is SCIENCE now

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Sunday, 22 January 2017 18:45 (three years ago) link

please report back

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Sunday, 22 January 2017 20:00 (three years ago) link

On the 8th dimension now. Here's some notes on the bosses. The schema is as follows:

Number, Name, "Special Move"
So Easy The Computer Beats Them On Auto Without You Having To Do Anything? (or why not?)
Name and description of "Lair of Despair" form (after you beat them, they appear in the LoD, where all the monsters are worth more money, but get this, they're goofy)

1, Julius, "Fugue"
Cutelius, a lion cub

2, Alexandria, "Double Strike"
Yes, in fact
Lexums, a cat with a ball of yarn

3, Gaaan, "Kerfuffle"
Gaanji, a terrier

4, Garrik, "Quake," "Reform"
Telwick, a tortoise

5, Demora, "Rise From The Grave"
No. Not if you have any healers in your party. If you do, she'll only take damage from healing spells, and it takes FOREVER. She exists as a way of making sure you can't steamroll on auto all the way to level 700. Good idea. I can run a Knight/Mage/Healer/Mage/Thief all the way up to level 499 without touching anything, then I have to pick up the thing and micromanage the shit out of everybody for like 10 minutes? WHAT KIND OF GAME IS THIS A FLIGHT SIMULATOR
Lil' Daisy, a maltese with a bow on her head

6, Binary, "Bit Shift"
Gizmo, a toy robot

7, Tengen, "Fury Chop," "Fighting Spirit"
No. On his first turn he immediately scares off (i.e. instantly defeats) anybody who isn't in the Fighter class. It's about the dumbest goddamn thing in the world. Once again a tricky bit of turbulence to navigate on this otherwise uneventful farming expedition! Clever move, Armor Games!
I don't fucking know I haven't bothered

I'll fill in the rest as I progress!
There's only about 500 youtubes about this shit, because WHY???? but don't watch them, they're full of spoilers and they don't warn you.

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:50 (three years ago) link

my apologies to your immediate family

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 08:18 (three years ago) link

from a distance i see that it's not healthy but i respect it

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 08:21 (three years ago) link

Oh the auto play function has done wonders for my screen time. Select bozo one two three four five. Check gear one two yup yup looks fine. HAVE FUN STORMING THE DUNGEON

at this point you put the phone down and can just pick it up on occasion to make sure they didn't all get killed. Like I said, the dumbness level is kind of astounding. Does my flight simulator joke make more sense now?

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:29 (three years ago) link

Anyone played the sorcery! games? Any cop?

stet, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:00 (three years ago) link

I read glowing reviews of them and treasure the memory of the books - they're on my wishlist.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 13:22 (three years ago) link

Yes. They're great, like 80 Days but not as hyped. They're a lot more fun if you discipline yourself not to use the rewind option, IMO. Books: better with permadeath!

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 14:01 (three years ago) link

I played the first Sorcery and liked it.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 20:26 (three years ago) link

Thanks! £5 spent

stet, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 21:20 (three years ago) link

Love 'em. Play through them in order: each game gives you a code you can use to portage yr. inventory from one game to the next.

rb (soda), Tuesday, 24 January 2017 22:16 (three years ago) link

Soda Dungeon update!

OK so the only two bosses with a twist are the ones I already "complained" about up above - with sufficient buffs your party will walk through the entire rest of the game, including the "final" boss, on autoplay. Autoplay mode does not stop for dialogue boxes, it does not stop for treasure selection screens, it does not stop to make you choose between divergent paths, it'll just wait a little bit and then keep going. I have no idea what it's like to fight the 9th dungeon boss, or the giant extra-dimensional alien at the "end," other than a deep and abiding hunch that they are 1) the dumbest 2) easily crushed by the repeated application of the technique known as "tapping"

Now I'm in the WARRIOR DIMENSION and apparently there is some other stuff you can do, like collect bottle caps and shit? At this point though my relic buffs are so intense that five junkies in their underwear with a single stool and broken bottle among them can get all the way to level 240-something in the Lair of Despair before something finally wipes them out.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 28 January 2017 15:23 (three years ago) link

I really wish they would add more levels to Mario Run. It's a fun game but there are hardly any levels, and it gets pretty dull pretty fast. How expensive could it really be for Nintendo just to release a few more levels? I feel they they really weren't listening to people here

Evan R, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:08 (three years ago) link

And now Nintento has updated the game, changing around a bunch of stuff and adding some things. But still no new levels.

Evan R, Thursday, 2 February 2017 16:16 (three years ago) link

i really hate them for the fact that you need to be connected to play this game. i hadn't realised that when buying it before going on a long plane ride, imagine my disappointment on board.

Jibe, Thursday, 2 February 2017 16:36 (three years ago) link

yeah. designed to cut down on piracy, I'm sure, but it doesn't work well. It sometimes glitches after I finish a level and won't save my progress. Also how hard is it to offer an online mode?

Evan R, Thursday, 2 February 2017 16:41 (three years ago) link

Yeah, I finally finished everything, I have 9999 toads, and I'd love some new levels. I'd even pay another $5 or something.

DJI, Thursday, 2 February 2017 18:46 (three years ago) link

Soda Dungeon has at least 4,697 levels! No online mode for some reason

El Tomboto, Thursday, 2 February 2017 20:53 (three years ago) link

I've got Realm Grinder lined up next. I'm going to get to the bottom of this "idle RPG" phenomenon.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 5 February 2017 02:05 (three years ago) link

21,802 on Pac-Man 256

*drops mic*

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 23:50 (three years ago) link

this is how michael jordan must have felt when he first retired in 1993

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 23:51 (three years ago) link

what game will be your baseball?

mh 😏, Thursday, 9 February 2017 02:14 (three years ago) link

Possibly the new version of MLB the show, which I'm terrible at. Maybe there's a minor league mode where I can be appropriately terrible.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 February 2017 07:49 (three years ago) link

These Sorcery games are top fun for sure. First one is a bit short for £5 but it ticks up from there quickly

stet, Friday, 10 February 2017 12:56 (three years ago) link

Stagehand is maddening.

Jeff, Friday, 10 February 2017 14:22 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

freeways u guys. its so good

carles danger mous (s.clover), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 02:53 (two years ago) link

new thread is here dude

Thread for iOS games 2017-2023: shame, loathing and recommendations

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:20 (two years ago) link

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