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Apple TV: Any tvOS Killer Apps?

11-30-2016, 02:28 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2016
Location: NW USA
Posts: 13
Any tvOS Killer Apps?

Any recommendations on tvOS apps (games or otherwise)?

The games I have available from my iPhone/iPad haven't really wowed me yet. I tried playing Alto's Adventure and I didn't feel like the translation to a TV game was all that great. AG Drive looked nice but I really didn't enjoy it. I'm wanting to try out Duck Tales, Space Age, and Agent A. I oddly did find the Home Depot DIY app to be pretty great.

Any other must-haves?
11-30-2016, 05:48 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,684
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Originally Posted by Isometro View Post
Any recommendations on tvOS apps (games or otherwise)?

The games I have available from my iPhone/iPad haven't really wowed me yet. I tried playing Alto's Adventure and I didn't feel like the translation to a TV game was all that great. AG Drive looked nice but I really didn't enjoy it. I'm wanting to try out Duck Tales, Space Age, and Agent A. I oddly did find the Home Depot DIY app to be pretty great.

Any other must-haves?
Crossy Road is amazing on Apple TV, believe it or not. The multiplayer mode is incredibly fun with friends in the room.

There are a few games that take advantage of 3D if you have a 3D TV also. Kinda neat. There's a paper airplane one, but I don't remember what it's called.

Also Guitar Hero Live if you can grab the guitar from somewhere. It's exactly the same as the console version.

My power-pop band is on iTunes.

12-01-2016, 10:54 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 11
are you using a nimbus or other controller?
AG Drive worked with nimbus perfect for me, with the siri remote it was crap
also OCEANHORN felt with nimbus like a console title and was very good.

things to try:
Lightblade academy
beach buggy racing
riptide GP renegade
12-01-2016, 05:04 PM
#4
Soon Minecraft if u like that one
12-02-2016, 09:55 AM
#5
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 290
I've really been enjoying:

Pixel Cup Soccer - amazing retro arcade soccer game with 2 player support (if you have two controllers!)
Horizon Chase - perfect arcade racer
Snowboard Party 2 - Kinda like SSX for iOS and tvOS
Broken Age - A gorgeous point and click style adventure, works great with the Siri remote
Oceanhorn - An amazing Zelda style rpg

Chameleon Run is also pretty fun too although not as in depth as some of the above!
Also check out Star Horizon.. it's a gorgeous on rails space shooter, a bit like star fox.
Rush Rally 2 is a great racer.

If you like platformers, checkout Ducktales and Heroki. Mos Speedrun is worth a go too.

If you like one touch twitch style platformers you have to try Mr Jump and Mikey Jumps.. they're free.. infuriating.. and brilliant!
12-02-2016, 09:56 AM
#6
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 290
Oh and King of Karts!! It's a Mario Kart style game with tons of charm, great gameplay and local mulitplayer!
12-02-2016, 10:02 AM
#7
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 290
There's a few other games on my list to try too:

Infinite Tanks
Crypt of the Necrodancer
Legend of the Skyfish

Xenowerk is also good fun on iOS but I've not bought the tvOS version (sadly it's not a universal app.. but I can imagine it'd be great on the tv!)
12-02-2016, 10:04 AM
#8
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 290
ok and finally...

if you don't mind f2p games then Real Racing and Asphalt are both worth a look. Also Modern Combat is decent.

One thing though: get a controller if you don't have one already! Gaming with the siri remote is awful (with some exceptions like Broken Age)
12-02-2016, 03:25 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2016
Location: NW USA
Posts: 13
Thanks for all the replies!

The Apple TV controllers are surprisingly expensive, which is unfortunate because the Siri remote is really not great.

Crossy Road was good. I'm also looking at Broken Sword, which might end up being a good fit for the interface.

I tried Agent A, but they use 'Menu' as a back button, but it sends you to the actual menu, meaning that I'm eternally stuck in one puzzle with no way out.
12-03-2016, 07:48 AM
#10
I'm pretty surprised by how good Geometry Wars 3 works with siri remote. Fire and aim are auto , and you need to move. Pretty decent . And if you want to real play it , you get MFi gamepad. Off the top of my head, Ski Safari is fun , too. I've also bought Chillaxian, Sky Force Anniversary (which is awesome!) , and Chameleon Run (pretty tough one). Lumino City is a great point and click adventure. Badland is awesome just click game. Power Hover ,, Bean Dreams ,, Edge ,, Nightgate ,, Swapperoo ...

I'm talking only about games that plays nice with Siri Remote.