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Free games for a very casual gamer?

01-01-2015, 03:14 AM
#1
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Free games for a very casual gamer?

There's a giant gap between me and my girlfriend's habits: I like long, complicated games where you can fiddle with things, whereas my girlfriend automatically hands her phone to me when there's more than 2 buttons on the screen.

So therefore I'm looking for some free (or cheap) games that are simple and straight to the point. But they have to be games, not Solitaire or Threes.

Cut the Rope and Angry Birds are the only games I can think of. Any other suggestions?
01-01-2015, 08:45 AM
#2
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Crossy Roads would be a good choice.
One touch controls and plenty to keep you playing.

Edit.
Daddy long legs is fun too.
Wingdot is now free I believe.

01-01-2015, 09:18 AM
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I would also persuade her to buy some. If we all went for just free games the App Store would be a nightmare. Surely she can buy some quality games for her $200-300 phone ?!
01-01-2015, 09:57 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fzang View Post
There's a giant gap between me and my girlfriend's habits: I like long, complicated games where you can fiddle with things, whereas my girlfriend automatically hands her phone to me when there's more than 2 buttons on the screen.

So therefore I'm looking for some free (or cheap) games that are simple and straight to the point. But they have to be games, not Solitaire or Threes.

Cut the Rope and Angry Birds are the only games I can think of. Any other suggestions?
There are tons of endless runners that fit that description, Temple Run being a top choice.

Also I don't recall the names, but many games that involve tapping dots or other objects for speed.

Lots of puzzle games also only require tapping the screen - in another thread there is a discussion about Squares.

My suggestion would be to check out the Price Drops, Must-Have Freebies, and Deals Forum. There are constantly any number of apps that have dropped to free that she might find fun.

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01-01-2015, 12:15 PM
#5
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Sky Force
Platform Panic
Bardbarian
01-01-2015, 12:33 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I would also persuade her to buy some. If we all went for just free games the App Store would be a nightmare. Surely she can buy some quality games for her $200-300 phone ?!
That's assuming she's paid 200-300 for her phone, it could have been a gift or on contract. Everyone I know with expensive phones are all on contract, or have been given them when another family member upgrade, they think I'm mental for buying outright.

If she's a very casual gamer as mentioned in the title, then it could be gaming and devs arnt as close to her heart as they are to us, so would rather have free titles. My brother is like this and rolls his eyes when I give him "the talk"
01-02-2015, 05:55 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
If we all went for just free games the App Store would be a nightmare
But we don't, which makes this a terrible assumption.
01-02-2015, 07:40 AM
#8
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Just a few of i can think of quickly,

Free:
Nimble Quest,Punch Quest,Tiny Tower(vegas) Frisbee forever 1&2,Subway Surfers,Pixel People
Paid:
Bean's Dreams,Kitten & Puppy sanctuary,Machinarium,The Room 1&2,Little Inferno,Tiny Thief.

Some beavers are hiding, some beavers are invisible, some are moving and some are just plain elusive and then there are the 'Beavers in Disguise'.
01-05-2015, 10:05 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2015
Location: Liberty city
Posts: 2,782
I've had my iPad mini for little over a year and bought my first game two days ago. I've only downloaded free games for a year. There have been a handful IDE recommend.
Bitcoin billionaire
Hearthstone
Tap Titans
Mad bullets
Sheep happens
Jet pack joyride
Sim city build it

Several moreside runners i could put,I don't like over the top runners but if u do then temple run would be a good one.
If you like what I have recommended then I could let you know more.
01-06-2015, 03:50 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2014
Location: Panama City FL
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Downfall Ball. Simple and to-the-point but maddeningly challenging. If she rage-smashes her phone, please post the video.