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What is your favourite genre on iDevice?

06-16-2009, 02:23 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
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What is your favourite genre on iDevice?

Repost, posted in wrong forum;


I'm not a developer doing market research, but curious about what type of games everyone likes on their iphone. I am a huge fan of RTS games on my mac and the random FPS bloodbath once in a while, however on iPhone I find myself getting completely addicted to genres I had never considered and would probably never enjoy so much on a desktop system.

I find myself drawn to the following games on iphone: RPG, TD and stuff like Peggle where you shoot balls at stuff and need to get a match etc.. you get the point (I would never touch this on a desktop system). I'd like to add RTS to this list, but still haven't found any true RTS (I keep compating it to starcraft and that's quite the benchmark)

Very curious to hear your favourite genres! And do they differ a lot from your favourites on desktop systems?
06-16-2009, 02:43 AM
Arena shooters! Racers are also great...simple arcade games.

06-16-2009, 03:08 AM
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That's a difficult question: I love platformers, kart racers, racing games in general, rts games etc. I played them on the Pc, the Mac and the DS. But on the iPhone, I prefer puzzlers or games, which I can play in a short amount of time.

I love games like Real Racing, Assassin's Creed, Sim City etc., but I play them when I'm alone, like at home, not when I'm in public, because the controls suck for playing in public. Try to play Real Racing in a filled subway with accelerometer controls and you know what I mean. Or Blimp.

So, while I love love love other genres, the genres which I play most on the iPhone are:

- Puzzlers, logic games, color matching games. Like Stoneloops, Edge, Scoops, Smiles, Peggle.
- Tower Defense games. Like geoDefense, 7 Cities, Defender Chronicles.

And when I have some more time, like in a plane or trainor at home, i prefer genres which involve me more:

- Racers. Like Real Racing or Need for Speed.
- Platformers. Like Rolando, Bounce On, Assassin's Creed.
- Action games. Like Siberian Strike.
- Time Management games. Like Airport Mania.


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06-16-2009, 03:10 AM
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Survival Shooters. Blue Attack, Blue Defense, nano fighter, isotope, cs. one, light wars, etc.

06-16-2009, 03:19 AM
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06-16-2009, 03:23 AM
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Puzzlers are what I like for the iphone/ ipod touch mainly.
06-16-2009, 03:29 AM
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Quick simple one-word answer:

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06-16-2009, 03:32 AM
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You should've made a poll. It would've been much simpler.

I'm stuck between Puzzle, Strategy, and Platformers.

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06-16-2009, 05:41 AM
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Tower defense
06-16-2009, 05:48 AM
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