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Games that will always stay on your iDevice

10-17-2012, 11:03 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
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I keep games that are amazingly good, like 11/10 scale, even if it has a big file size, even of I have finished the game 12 times:

World of goo
Tractor trails
Joining hands
Juice belts
Save the puppies
Bag it
Zen puzzle garden
Iblast moki 2
Home sheep home 1 & 2
Beyond ynth
Max and the magic marker

I also keep games that are pretty good 7/10 and above, if it has a small filesize
Book boom
Tape it
Triple town
Billy the painter
Happy stretch
Light the flower

I keep games that are 7/10 and above if they regularly get updated with new content or I'm waiting for that update they promised (or hope for)
where's my water
where's my perry
penguin patrol
Junk jack
Paper monsters
Chop chop caveman

I always keep games with an interesting or unique concept, even if I do not necessarily enjoy the game anymore or wouldn't replay the game as its not one with replay ability, and just keep as something pretty incase I need to demonstrate my iPad to someone (grandparents, or to keep kids entertained, etc)
Shark dash
Droopy blocks
Tree of life
Contre jour
Feed me oil
Eboy fixpix

I also keep games I atleast moderately like which have been removed from the AppStore and are not backed up on the computer
Vikings slice
Caseys contraptions
Critter crunch
Tiny Tim

I also tend to keep games which intrigue my cats..sometimes I just leave my iPad on the floor and let my cats play
Game for cats
Paint for cats

I keep games that offer alot of replay ability even if I've played the crap out of them and unlocked everything:
super monsters ate my condo
veggie samurai
Bumpy road
Subway surfers
Slam dunk king
Plic plic
Rayman run
Bee leader

Oldskool classics that I played as a child are basically undeletable
Sonic series

Kairosoft titles- they are small files, they are fun, they are like freemiums with no IAP, they are more like a collection, or a library, they are undeletable.
Oh edo towns
Cafeteria Nippon
Pocket academy
Mega mall story
Game dev story
Venture towns
Hot springs story

I also kep games that I atleast moderately enjoyed and have completed some of, and refuse to delete because I don't want to lose my orogress or hope to finish the game someday (3 star every level or otherwise)
Jump out
Critter chaos
Bobby carrot
Rope rescue
Farm break
Beans quest
(the list is basically endless)

Word games- word games offer endless replayability, and some have so many updates, always good to keep around for long car rides,trains and whatnot since they don't make you motion sick
7 little words
Super text twist

Social Games to play against friends or family or randoms
Charadium 2
Song pop
Smarter than a 5th grader
Words with friends
Hanging with friends

I will not keep a game with a filesize above 100mbs installed no matter how good it is.

I will often first delete a game I got for free, over deleting a paid game

I often force myself to finish a game I don't really enjoy much, but enjoyed somewhat, so I can delete it and forget about it

I don't sync my iPad with my computer so MANY games don't make the cut, even expensive paid games, though I have made a long list of most of them, and add each game I delete to the lost after deleting so if I efer fo free up some space, I could go back and try to games (it never actually happens though)
Many paid games with big file sizes didn't make the cut past a week. (aquaria, bad piggies, grand theft auto, hecter series, band together, 7th guest, tiny bang story and various other point & clicks especially by bigfish games etc)

Currently addicted to: Duet game, Threes, Tengami, Oquonie, Platforms Unlimited, Perloo, Wave Wave
10-17-2012, 04:51 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
^Tons of puzzle titles in your list and no MAMC, 10000000 or Dungeon Raid? I am disappoint.

While im posting this i just have to say... We have very different taste in games.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

10-18-2012, 12:46 AM
May be a cliched list and included not necessarily because they are the funnest games, but as titles that in some way each bought something new to the table these are some of the permanent residents on my iDevices...

Osmos - Innovative and atmosphere+
Canabalt - Set the mold for all the 3d versions that followed.
Angry Birds - though the merch is completely outa control there's no denying it was the right game at the right time.
Doodle Jump - ah remember when the accelerometer was new
Paper Toss - First to really use Swipe and extra points for being the most intuitive game imaginable.
Fruit Ninja - Still T20
Words with Friends - we're still waiting for more think-worthy multiplayer titles.
Super Hexagon - incredible amount of game packed into 5-10 seconds
ZenBound - nothing like it before or since.
More Cupcakes - Not for me and many would debate it's gameness BUT it catered to a massively underserved audience (young kids and females) and started a whole genre - so much respect!

+1 for 'Cool Pizza' for being so completely out there. Definately check it out, it's free.

Last edited by Revolutionary Concepts; 10-18-2012 at 02:08 AM.
10-18-2012, 03:52 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
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Super hexagon is not 5-10 sec of fun! I routinely get 60+ second on hard. But ya, it's very fun.
10-18-2012, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Revolutionary Concepts View Post

+1 for 'Cool Pizza' for being so completely out there. Definately check it out, it's free.
Best recommendation ever!
10-18-2012, 06:20 PM
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10-19-2012, 02:05 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
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currently, i can only guarantee that for "pinball arcade" and "true skate"...

in both games replayabilty is near... endless
10-20-2012, 09:21 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
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Games that will never leave my iPhone

Happy Street
Inotia 3
Chaos Rings II
Ghost Trick
True Skate
Final Fantasy Dimension
Dragon Oddysey Frane
12-27-2012, 03:23 AM
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Jetpack Joyride
Galaxy On Fire 2
Major Mayhem
Infinity Blade 2

I like my games heavy on action and these take the cake. I'm waiting for Infinity Blade Dungeons to come out.

Runner Ups:
Gems w/Friends
Tiny Tower
Shadow Guardian
Modern Combat 2
Dead Trigger (would be up there if it didnt always crash)
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12-27-2012, 03:42 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Earth
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"Kairosoft titles- they are small files, they are fun, they are like freemiums with no IAP, they are more like a collection, or a library, they are undeletable."

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