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Games that will always stay on your iDevice

12-27-2012, 04:03 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Area 51
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Originally Posted by Snozberry View Post
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)
You're missing gp story and pl story.
12-27-2012, 02:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 551
tiny wings

12-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,664
Forgot what my list was or where in this thread it was buried in but i know i want Ronin and Elements Defender added to my list.

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
12-27-2012, 05:26 PM
ski safari
Miky shorts
Tilt to live
Super hexagon
Are all amazing
12-27-2012, 05:35 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 495
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Modern combat 4
Car racing

Few others not listed.

These are ones I will never delete
12-27-2012, 05:45 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Area 51
Posts: 2,913
Mini gore 2.
Until minigore 3 comes out mid 2017 (hopefully that soon )
12-27-2012, 05:56 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,997
Punch Quest
Super QuickHook

Phoenix HD


Dungeon Raid


Last edited by Guise; 12-27-2012 at 10:37 PM.
12-28-2012, 12:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 582
Super Hexagon - this game never gets old.

All the Jeff Minter games - where is Hover Bover for iOS?

Battleheart - this game is magic. we need a full rpg from this guy.

Jetpack Joyride - I played this game so much that it is... disturbing.

Subway Surfers - everything just works in this game. fighter pilots could train their reflexes playing this.

Ski Safari - silly, obnoxious, and soothing fun that floooooows...

Canabalt - stark simplicity, pure game design. Android got an HD version!

Hill Climb Racing - the most underrated game ever released for iOS. No mention of it here on TA, not a single forum thread about it, and yet it is easily the best 2D driving/physics game there is. Bike Baron? MotoHeroz? Don't make me laugh.

Kingdom Rush / FR2 - both of these games are triumphant achievements in design, style, and flat out coding. They are too different to directly compare, and yet they are both the epitome of modern TD. I never tire of firing either game up to try one more zany idea.

Dungeon Raid - this is damn near a perfect game, andthe pathetic copycat clones of it are a sad joke. Yes, when you got SERIOUS about the game you were at the mercy of the lottery of skill options, otherwise this game consumed several months of my life and nearly cost me my marriage. ps. I 'broke' the game twice where it became impossible to die.

Last edited by kaibosh; 12-28-2012 at 12:58 AM.
01-25-2013, 12:37 PM
geodefense + gd swarm
plants vs zombies
jetpack joyride
space miner
dodonpachi max
league of evil
super crate box
cut the rope + ctr experiments
fruit ninja + fn puss
774 deaths
tentacle wars
world of goo
contre jour
zombie highway
sentinel 2-3
minigore 2
endless road

Last edited by Richard Ropp; 05-10-2013 at 08:17 AM.
01-26-2013, 07:44 AM
100% Never to leave my iPod touch 5th gen (32GB):

FIFA13 (until FIFA14 coms out at least)
Real Racing 2 (until Real Racing 3 comes out)
Heroes and Castles
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders
Galaxy On Fire 2 HD
Joe Danger
Kingdom Rush
Minigore 2
Temple Run (can't let go of my measly 22M score)
Air Tycoon 2 (even though this isn't 4" ready)
Epic Knight
Mikey Shorts

Staying because I do like them and because they are of relative small file size:

Bad Piggies
Cut The Rope
Dream of Pixels
Bag It
Spell Tower
Pocket Planes
Knights of Pen and Paper
Game Dev Story
GP Story
Mega Mall Story
Pocket League Story
Tiny Tower
Tiny Wings
Doodle Jump
Fruit Ninja
Zombie Tsunami
Burrito Bison

Apps that used to stay on my iDevices before...
Defender Chronicles - hasn't been updated for 4"
Field Runners 2 - just not digging it anymore
Sentinel 3 - also not digging it besides the not being update for 4" thing
Super Mole Escape - also not updated

Last edited by kevin paquet; 01-26-2013 at 07:49 AM. Reason: Added some games.