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Games You Wish Had Become a Phenomenon

09-16-2011, 10:12 PM
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Games You Wish Had Become a Phenomenon

So we all know how Angry Birds has went from a simple iPhone game to a global phenomenon. So I ask you, Which game do you wish had become a major success as well? And by major success, I mean t-shirts, movie rumors, tv shows, commercials etc.

Here's my list:

MovieCat!
- Imagine a dark blue shirt with the unmistakable yellow cat on the front of it. I dare you to tell me you wouldn't instabuy that!

Monster Dash/ Age of Zombies - If Barry Steakfries was in a movie with exploding zombie heads and chainsaws, you can count me in. This is the one(ok 2) games that I really wish would be a global phenomenon. Barry is the PERFECT game character for all types of merchandise as well as movies and tv. Here's to hoping that Jetpack Joyride becomes the talk of the town! You can do it Barry!
09-16-2011, 10:32 PM
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I agree with you on the Barry Streakfries (Monster Dash/Age of Zombies) idea! That'd be perfect. I also think that Plants vs. Zombies would be a good idea as well. The idea of zombies getting across your lawn to get into your house and eat your brains is awesome!

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09-16-2011, 10:42 PM
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Gesundheit- The premise is gross but not gratuitously so, and the pig is FREAKIN' ADORABLE. The art and sound is so instantly appealing, and the game also gets better each time I play!
09-17-2011, 03:10 AM
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Edit: sorry misunderstood the thread :P

Well I think Punch a Hole is really a clever puzzle! I really can't agree with TouchArcade's rating of 3.5... It deserves at least 4.5 because you need to use your brains a lot to actually get 3 stars! It's no lucky game unlike AB.

2nd one is jAggy Race. All who played it, loved it. I don't know why it didn't take off, but seriously, it's got GOTY material.

3rd one is Hypership Out of Control! I know it just came out and it could take off, but it hasn't... It's really addicting and instead of either slowly moving or staying still the space shooter is really fast-paced and you'll have to dodge big meteors and shoot small obstacles. Man hardcore mode is really awesome! It's sooooo addicting

4th one is First Touch Soccer. I think it's better than FIFA 11 no matter what others say. It deserves a higher position than FIFA, yet it doesn't get one...

My last one is The Last Rocket. It's got a perfect gameplay for iOS has amazing 8-bit graphics and chiptunes, but I have no idea why it hasn't taken off! I think it's similar to Cut the Rope, but waaaaaay different! It got high reviews from many sites and still it never got that high...

I suggest all of those games to everyone! Please at least look at one of them

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Last edited by LOLavi; 09-17-2011 at 06:25 AM. Reason: added more.
09-17-2011, 03:15 AM
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I can't think of anything to add to the list, really...


Interestingly enough, if Angry Birds wasn't as insanely popular as it has become, I would never nominate it in a thread like this one...



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09-17-2011, 04:33 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LOLavi View Post
I suggest all of those games to everyone! Please at least look at one of them
While the games you listed are good, and worth playing, that wasn't quite what Crex was looking for. This thread isn't just about games you'd recommend, but ones that you think could/should have become a phenomenon that extended all the way into merchandising: toys, T-shirts, TV shows, etc.

I can't see "Punch a Hole" plush toys or T-shirts, honestly. ^_-
09-17-2011, 06:25 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
While the games you listed are good, and worth playing, that wasn't quite what Crex was looking for. This thread isn't just about games you'd recommend, but ones that you think could/should have become a phenomenon that extended all the way into merchandising: toys, T-shirts, TV shows, etc.

I can't see "Punch a Hole" plush toys or T-shirts, honestly. ^_-
Oh you mean in merchandise way! Yh Barry would work well as that... I thought he meant success in App Store.

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09-17-2011, 06:39 AM
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In pretty sure he meant success in the AppStore and then all the way to the game bring discussed in 10 different forums and rumors about Sequels spreading.

Etc, essentially a whole community revolving around the game.

Like diablo II, some 10 years later hundreds of thousands of people still play it and discuss strategies.
09-17-2011, 07:05 AM
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Puddle puzzles

Joining hands

Both amazing puzzlers...but.each to their own I guess.

Also ice cream mania, but not as much as the first two, since there's already a few similar titles

Also Vikings slice, aside from the fsctnit was a clone of nitromes ice breaker

Oh I thought this was about games that should have been more recognized.


Still, I'd love to see some puddle toys and joining hands character toys..their cute as

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09-17-2011, 07:19 AM
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Well tbh I wanted Soosiz to become that sort of game. Cause with the adorable characters you could have plushies and the game could work easily on many different platforms!

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