View Full Version : Andoid game recs for a fancy new phone?

04-11-2011, 10:56 PM
Hi All:

I apologize if this isn't the correct forum for this (indeed, I'm not strictly talking about PC gaming), but I've just recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S2, and I'm thinking about downloading a few games for it. Anybody have any Android gaming recs? I'll give you an idea of what I've been playing recently on the PC so you know what I dig:

Dungeons of Dredmor
Breath of Death VII
The Binding of Isaac
Might and Magic Clash of Heroes

I also very much dug Puzzle Quest and Plants vs. Zombies.

Ideally, I'm looking for roguelikes and RPGs, preferably turn-based (I was sorely disappointed when I realized that 100 Rogues was only available for iOS). Anybody have some faves they'd like to plug? I certainly don't mind paying 5-7 dollars for a few games that would be good time wasters at the airport.



04-11-2011, 11:14 PM
I read recently that some game about birds that are upset seems quite popular.

edit: also this headline about android came out today: Repairs to Android smartphones cost wireless carriers $2 billion per year (http://www.bgr.com/2011/11/03/android-hardware-fails-more-than-iphone-blackberry-repairs-cost-carriers-2-billion/)

scary stuff.

elephant god
05-11-2011, 12:48 AM
You should try Minigore (not available on the android market because it's an iPhone port or something). Just google it! great twin stick shooter, simpler and more action-arcadey, obv. I love dredmor and isaac, too, but i wouldn't want to play a game like that on the phone. I've got a moto defy, so the screen is much smaller than yours. i said screen!

05-11-2011, 12:54 AM
I just got a Droid Bionic and have been digging all the games from Gameloft. I had to jump through some hoops because my phone doesn't have a standard Nvidia Tegra chipset, but once I emulated it with Chainfire I got all the Gameloft games playing great.

05-11-2011, 01:23 AM
Got a Wildfire and the best app is the Amazon android app store, just don't give it your credit card (use Wikipedia to find a number that passes the mathematical check) because you'll pocket buy things, but the free app a day has gave me some awesome stuff.

05-11-2011, 05:20 AM
Hmm not sure I've tried a turn based rouge-like for Android (although I am sure they exist). Somewhat similar games in the RPG Strategy vein I can recommend would be...

Great Little War Game

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave

Dink Smallwood

05-11-2011, 06:51 PM
Game dev story is a nice timewaster, beyond that gameloft may be into the shameless rip-off business but they apparently do it with a level of quality.

05-11-2011, 11:37 PM
Maybe Trap Hunter or Legends of Yore for rouge-likes. Sigmore Mines is supposed to be good too, but I haven't played that one.

06-11-2011, 01:11 PM
Legends Of Yore is a great rogue-like. Sunk many hours into it myself before some twat-munch nicked my phone.


06-11-2011, 03:31 PM
Off topic, but I really can't believe how badly Google is screwing up their core competency of search. Check out the results for "yore":


I tried that on my phone first, and the result is the same. It's transparently "correcting" the spelling, presuming you mean "your" instead of yore, and not even telling you that that's what it did. I have to put quotes around the word to get it to actually search for that. What the fuck, Google? If you really must assume that I'm an illiterate monkey, at least give me a few exact results first, then the fuzzy ones.

OK, now to actually try the game now that I've managed to find it. Grumble grumble, used to be good at search...

06-11-2011, 06:29 PM
Most of the classic roguelikes are available for free:




06-11-2011, 07:58 PM
NetHack has two versions ported over from the PC. I prefer Gurr's version, as it actually uses Android functionality like the touchscreen.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tbd.NetHack&feature=related_apps#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEwOSwiY29tLn RiZC5OZXRIYWNrIl0.