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Games that can be played one-handed

01-05-2014, 08:04 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2012
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Games that can be played one-handed

I just sliced through the tip of my right thumb and can't use a touchscreen with a plaster/bandaid on it.

(It also makes Touch ID less useful!)

I've had to put Jet Car Stunts 2 on hold but I've got Ace Patrol 2, Skulls of the Shogun, Bridgy Jones, Mr. Crab and Phoenix Wright on the back burner to go back to.

Any other recommendations for games which don't require both thumbs?
01-05-2014, 08:16 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
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A lot of runners are one touch, a good one is wingdot, it's different to most others and gets challenging.

I-slash can be done with one hand.

I play octagon with one hand as I prefer the swipe controls.

Those are just off the top if my head but I'll come back with more later.

01-05-2014, 08:48 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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Little Galaxy
Kinghunt
One Tap Hero
Dont Shoot Yourself
Galaxy Run
Octagon
Vector
Mirror's Edge
Badland
*Gamebooks

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
01-05-2014, 08:59 AM
#4
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Location: Germany
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Kinghunt
Octagon
Theoretically playable with one hand but it would be totally uncomfortable

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01-05-2014, 09:01 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2010
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Run Roo Run
Bitless
01-05-2014, 09:10 AM
#6
Air Supply - Infinite
Basical

The latter can almost be played with no hands.
01-05-2014, 09:33 AM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sink_or_swim View Post
Theoretically playable with one hand but it would be totally uncomfortable
I play both of these with one hand all the time.

I usually play with my iPad on the counter or on the chair arm as I find it more comfortable.
01-05-2014, 10:14 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
I play both of these with one hand all the time.
Seriously? I tried to play Octagon with one hand.. no way. It's impossible with left/right controls (which I prefer) so I switched it to swipe controls just to see if it's playable with one hand.. No way, not for me

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01-05-2014, 10:45 AM
#9
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Thanks for the suggestions. There are some great games in there. Think I own almost all of them except Octagon, Kinghunt and Basical, which appear to be very similar to Boson X, Fruit Ninja and pachinko respectively.

I definitely prefer two-handed control for games like Boson X so will probably pass on Octagon for now.

Will definitely return to Don't Shoot Yourself as I forgot it's one-handed, and I'm considering some classic adventure games too - still haven't played Beneath a Steel Sky.
01-05-2014, 10:57 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by sink_or_swim View Post
Seriously? I tried to play Octagon with one hand.. no way. It's impossible with left/right controls (which I prefer) so I switched it to swipe controls just to see if it's playable with one hand.. No way, not for me
Yeah im using swipes, so it was entirely possible with one hand. I agree it would be impossible with the tap controls.

As for Kinghunt, i usually play it while it is on my table.

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