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What are the staple iOS classics?

09-27-2017, 10:00 AM
#1
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What are the staple iOS classics?

I've started a new folder of "Classics" in my games, and I'm trying to compile a list of games that are original platform-defining, classic iOS games. I'm talking games that are "retro" in the platform's short lifespan but still hold up as solid games. So far my list is short, but I know there are more. What am I missing?

  • Angry Birds
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Canabalt
  • Doodle Jump
  • Cut the Rope
  • Temple Run
  • Drop 7
09-27-2017, 04:47 PM
#2
desert golfing

09-27-2017, 05:02 PM
#3
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I think these created their subgenres in mobile: Temple Run, Canabalt, Tiny Wings, Infinity Blade, Tilt To Live, Battleheart, Angry Birds, Anomaly, Cut the Rope... Maybe Bike Baron too? And maybe Threes. Edge? The Room may count... I think. Was Super Hexagon originally on mobile?

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
09-27-2017, 05:13 PM
#4
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Sorry i focused too much on the genre-defining part, and forgot about being staples that stood the test of time. I think these fit the descriiption.

Duet
Impossible Road
Mines of Mars
Swordigo
Spider
Goblin Sword
Solomon (both Keep and Boneyard)
Slayin

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
09-27-2017, 05:26 PM
#5
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Just remembered... Jetpack Joyride

And Crossy Road.

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

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09-28-2017, 09:26 AM
#6
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To add to EP's list:

Minigore 2 (1 is dead)
Burrito Bison
Plants vs Zombies 2
Hoggy
Bloons
Death Worm
Trenches 2
Zombie Gunship
Zombie Tsunami
Slayin
Banana Kong
Helsing's Fire

Cannot think of a good platformer or bullet hell, I guess Infinity Gene but it's dead. I checked all these, all good.

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09-29-2017, 02:36 AM
#7
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They need to be fed
Zombie Highway?
Any of donut games.(rat on a skateboard)
Flick kick football (for uk at least)
Star dunk
Run like Hell
Flying Hamster
New Star Soccer (soccer regions)
Paper Monsters
Soosiz
Chop chop series if they are on there
Spike Dislike

(We could maybe include a year on these)

Last edited by thumbs07; 09-29-2017 at 02:51 AM.
09-29-2017, 05:48 AM
#8
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I'll throw in Sorcery!, as I think Inkle set a new standard there.

Chaos Rings ought to be in there, but it's been gone for some time. I can still download it from my history, though. Rolando is also still in my history.

Loads of Simogo's games could be in there, too: Year Walk, Device6, maybe even Beat Sneak Bandit.

868-HACK should definitely get a place, although you could pick almost any of Michael Brough's games, TBH.

Muffin Knight was so great.

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10-01-2017, 05:57 AM
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I was thinking Rolando but couldn't see on store.
Minisquadron
Snailbob
Vector
Mikey Series
(Pizza boy)
(I must Run!)
(Stylish Sprint)
(Fastar) - likely not on store anymore

I got some old names listed here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=301843
10-01-2017, 06:03 AM
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And some even older ones here: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=281358

Parachute Ninja was such a classic, but company got taken over and it was never continued.
Little Acorns
The Incident
Reckless Racing
Storm in a teacup
Tilt to live
Edge
Archibald
Babylonian twins
Paper Toss
Monster Dash
SMB2 (Super Monkey Ball is it?)
Royal Revolt
Osmos - (not my cup of tea but it's notable)
Great Little or Big War Game probably has to go down as a classic.
Soloman's keep
(Qwak)
(I would count Rinth Island/This must hurt/Totem Runners)

Last edited by thumbs07; 10-01-2017 at 06:10 AM.