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Games You've Sunk Lots of Time Into

07-26-2012, 10:10 PM
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Games You've Sunk Lots of Time Into

I'm looking for some obscure (non-mainstream) games that can give a lot of playtime, much more than your average game.

Some of mine include:
  • Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter
  • Jet Car Stunts (kinda unsure whether this would be considered "obscure", though)
  • PathPix
  • Payback
  • Solomon's Boneyard
07-26-2012, 10:56 PM
Joined: May 2010
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Bug Heroes

07-26-2012, 10:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
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Mission Europa
TouchGrind BMX
Jetpack Joyride
Monsters Ate My Condo
Game Dev Story
Adventure Bar Story

EDIT: I just realized that you said "non-mainstream" and the games that I've listed are pretty mainstream. Sorry.
07-26-2012, 11:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
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I'm ashamed to say how many hours I put into Battle Nations and Gun Bros.

Triple Town, Dungeon Raid and Infinity Blade II I have no issues admitting to.
07-26-2012, 11:30 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 189
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
Modern Combat 3
+ how can I forget Junk Jack!!

Temple Run, fruit ninja and tiny wings are the games I don't play for long but I usually come back to it time to time.

Edit: I made the same mistake as the other guy, mostly mainstream.

Last edited by tim240; 07-28-2012 at 12:14 AM.
07-27-2012, 12:02 AM
Here's an earlier thread with 11 pages of replies:

Games you've spent 20+ hours on:
07-27-2012, 06:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
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The bards tale
Waking mars
New orbit

I'd hate to think how many hours I have sunk into
Edit oops removed the mainstream ones!
07-27-2012, 11:27 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 229
Legends of Yore
Dungeon Village
Shining Force
Blazing Star (even though it just came out a day or two ago!)
Infinity Blade
Tower of Fortune
The Quest
Solomon's Boneyard
07-27-2012, 11:36 PM
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Other than freemium games like dragonvale,
I think the most time I spent on a iOS game would be Junk Jack.

Gameplay is pretty much endless. I used to play it all night long.

Basically a minecraft on 2d type game.

Otherwise I'd reccomemd some RPGs like the already mentioned, adventure bar story.

If you like puzzle games these games have SO many levels, I've played many hours and not even halfway through: cross fingers, flow, seven little words, frankenword, hairy balls,beyond yth, move the box,grooh,wriggle,colorbind.
If I had to only recommend five of the best of that list: grooh, colorbind, wriggle, beyond yth (puzzle platformer) and hairy balls because it's completely free, you only pay for hints which aren't needed, of you have a logic mind.

You said obsure and unknown, one comes to mind, there's a lite version too, called "trundle"
It has a dark art style like world of goo or contre jour, it's quite abstract and dark, your a wheel rolling around dark levels, needing to find out how to get to the exit to continue your journey. - I got stuck so I stopped playing, but it's a great abstract puzzle platformer, if you like world of goo you'll like it

Last edited by Tannorexic; 07-27-2012 at 11:43 PM.
07-27-2012, 11:37 PM
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Oh yes! Definitely Eden! Love that game.

Also Miss Claire Garden! I used to play that a lot. Great platformer!