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Games that are truly fun

04-06-2016, 08:23 AM
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Games that are truly fun

I want to know games that you think are truly fun. What I'm saying is,
games that put a smile on your face the entire time you play, not just when you beat a level.

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04-06-2016, 08:53 AM
Joined: Apr 2016
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
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The Simpsons Arcade is fun

04-06-2016, 09:12 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
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This War of Mine and A Dark Room. Oh wait, hold on...

While there have been countless games on iOS that I love, only a few have never raised a frown or curse word. Tiny Thief was adorable. Super Phantom Cat is similarly bright from start to finish. Crashlands was an absolute blast all the way to end (apart from when I spent several fruitless hours trying to fish for the megagong weapon).

As for ports, The World Ends With You is one of those rare RPGs where I was never grinding - I was just having fun with the battle system, and accidentally levelling up along the way. I'll add Phoenix Wright (the first one) and Ghost Trick too - both a joy to play. I'd add Ys Chronicles 1 - that bump attack brings a smile to my face, and the music is great - if it weren't for the bats...
04-06-2016, 11:20 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
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If one was smiling all the time while playing, it's either a really fun game, or a nut job player. LOL

Seriously though, even the most fun games, when played alone (which is 90% of the time in my case), i never smile. Maybe giggle at keypoints, but not all the time.

That said, here are games that make my me smile on the inside all the time:

Wave Wave and Super Hexagon: These high adrenaline games always makes me happy whether it's dying in a few seconds, or almost reaching my own high scores, and the phat beats lend a hand as well.

Race The Sun and Boson X: The trippy visuals combined with speed and adrenaline pump makes these some of the most fun games for me. These are basically the less abstract versions of Super Hex and Wave Wave for me, but equal in terms of making my inner child happy each time i play them.

Wrestle Jump: When played with my wife or my 2 year old son, there's nothing but giggles here and there, and a few bursts of laughter in between.

Fruit Ninja: I fire it up and let my 2 year old play it, and magic happens. He screams "slice fruits, slice fruits!" a lot while furiously swiping until he'd spot a watermelon and stop swiping, pointing at the watermelons calling the out to me "Papa watermelon!"

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
04-06-2016, 11:25 AM
Joined: May 2012
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What really got me smiling was Snap Pals.
04-06-2016, 06:16 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 125
The Executive
Wedding Escape (even though the gameplay is simple, the little nuances make me giggle every time I play it)
DragonHills(that is a well put together game IMO)
Thumb.Run(it hasn't gotten a lot of exposure, but it's fun and simple)
Knightmare Tower(I've beaten it so many times, but it never gets old)
Dandy (it's challenging, but it's such an adorable game)
04-06-2016, 06:37 PM
Thomas Was Alone was one of those games for me. When a game can actually make you feel something, you know it's special.

For pure unadulterated fun...
Ridiculous Fishing and Knightmare Tower
04-07-2016, 08:40 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Posts: 32
transport tyccon
fallout shelter
Smash hit
These games always amuse me, and always put smille on my face
04-07-2016, 03:38 PM
How can The Journey Down not have been mentioned yet?

Also, maybe not necessarily a smile, but Tennis Champs Returns has me "mentally invested" while playing like few games have in the entire 25-30 years I have been playing video games. It actually makes me feel like I am actually playing a sport minus the sweating and getting tired. I admit I actually sometimes find myself sayin "good shot" to my phone out loud, which makes people on the train look at me funny 😜
04-07-2016, 04:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Denmark
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Asphalt 8 - The rush, the craziness, the I'm-so-close-to-being-Burnout:Takedown-on-speed
Hunters 2 - Awesome music and just great to play in all aspects
Storm in a Teacup - Cozy platformer
Horizon Chase - Don't care if I win, just like the retro fix and the music
Sky Force - Looks great and the music + meditative shooting makes me happy
Plasma Sky - See above
Realistic Summer Sports Simulator - Usually need friends & beer, then more like laughing our asses of than smiling.

So maybe I don't smile all the time playing them, but these games make me happy about being a gamer.

Last edited by Leegames; 04-07-2016 at 04:48 PM.