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Portait games. Great for covert gaming

11-06-2013, 04:17 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 43
Portait games. Great for covert gaming

It has become socially acceptable to be tinkering around on your phone all the time. Checking the web, emailing, social networking, texting. All mostly portrait pastimes, it seems less rude than turning your phone on it's side and engaging in a full on gaming session.

So here's a list of my favourite portrait titles, great for a bit of covert gaming when landscape just feels bad mannered!

Edit: I will continue to add to the list with incoming suggestions

10000000
Punch Quest
Scurvy Scallywags
Ridiculous Fishing
Tetris
Pixel People
Tiny Tower
Temple Run (series)
Spell Tower
Disc Driving
Touchgrind BMX
Flick Golf
Nimble Quest
Game Dev Story
Cut the Rope (series)
Edge extended
Beat Sneak Bandit
Doodle Jump
Drop 7
Dark Nebula (series)
Tiny Death Star
Duet Game
Backflip Madness
Spout
Dungeonlot
Blastrax
Cavern
Kingturn series SRPG
The Blockheads
Gurk III RPG
QuestLord
The Lost Treasures of Infocom
Phoenix Wright Trilogy
The Last Express
SimpleRockets
Indiana Stone the Brave and the Boulder
New Star Soccer
Nameless the hackers rpg
Tower of Fortune (series)
Dungeon Raid

Surely there's more great portrait games out there? Let's find em all

Last edited by saucybag; 11-10-2013 at 01:26 PM.
11-06-2013, 04:26 PM
#2
Quote:
Originally Posted by saucybag View Post
It has become socially acceptable to be tinkering around on your phone all the time. Checking the web, emailing, social networking, texting. All mostly portrait pastimes, it seems less rude than turning your phone on it's side and engaging in a full on gaming session.

So here's a list of my favourite portrait titles, great for a bit of covert gaming when landscape just feels bad mannered!

10000000
Punch Quest
Scurvy Scallywags
Ridiculous Fishing
Tetris
Pixel People
Tiny Tower
Temple Run (series)
Spell Tower
Disc Driving
Touchgrind BMX
Flick Golf
Nimble Quest
Game Dev Story
Cut the Rope (series)
Edge extended
Beat Sneak Bandit
Doodle Jump
Drop 7

Surely there's more great portrait games out there? Let's find em all
Hah I never really thought about portrait being more acceptable socially but you are so right. But screw being socially acceptable!

Drop 7 is so simple yet so good. Once you learn how it works, it hooks you.

I think most of the Kairosoft games can be played in portrait. My favorite (aside from Game Dev Story) are Grand Prix Story, Pocket League Story, and Dungeon Village. They used to be a great studio for premium games but have recently caved to F2P.

Last edited by ToyRookGames; 11-06-2013 at 04:28 PM.

11-06-2013, 05:36 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by ToyRookGames View Post
Hah I never really thought about portrait being more acceptable socially but you are so right. But screw being socially acceptable!

Drop 7 is so simple yet so good. Once you learn how it works, it hooks you.

I think most of the Kairosoft games can be played in portrait. My favorite (aside from Game Dev Story) are Grand Prix Story, Pocket League Story, and Dungeon Village. They used to be a great studio for premium games but have recently caved to F2P.
Hehe whilst I'm a fan of screw the socially acceptable there's something a little exciting about playing a game whilst the person infront of you thinks you are mudanly txting away ... Ok I've made it sound like a perversion but what the hell.

Shame when decend devs feel they need to go F2P to keep up. I've not tried the other Kairosoft games but I'll certainly give them a crack if they are as good as game dev!

I love Drop 7 so much too, always been on my device!
11-06-2013, 05:38 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 43
Just had Dark Nebula 1 & 2 recommended to me and it's really good! Adding to the list.
Even better, the HD versions have full iphone 5 support.

Last edited by saucybag; 11-07-2013 at 06:06 AM.
11-07-2013, 06:06 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 43
Added Tiny Death Star to the list. Seemed right
11-07-2013, 10:58 AM
#6
Duet
Spout
Backflip Madness
11-07-2013, 02:00 PM
#7
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,759
Both are portrait and landscape and fun games

Duet game
Blastrax
11-07-2013, 02:29 PM
#8
Add dungelot. Great, simple game.
11-07-2013, 03:36 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 43
Nice one dudes! Will add them all to the list!
11-07-2013, 05:23 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,176
Cavern
Kingturn series SRPG
The Blockheads
Gurk III RPG
QuestLord
The Lost Treasures of Infocom
Phoenix Wright Trilogy
The Last Express
SimpleRockets

Edit : Indiana Stone the Brave and the Boulder

All these games I love too.

Last edited by bigred447uk; 11-07-2013 at 05:25 PM.