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iPhone: Genre best suited for iDevices

View Poll Results: What type of game is best suited for the iPhone.
Driving 14 38.89%
Arcade shooters 0 0%
Flying 0 0%
Tower Defence 6 16.67%
Puzzlers 5 13.89%
Platform 1 2.78%
"Risk"/strategy 4 11.11%
Sudoku/match 3/solitaire/whack-a-mole/tap this a fast as you can/flashlight 1 2.78%
Idiot, you forgot the best one! 4 11.11%
Screw this, I'm not taking your poll. 1 2.78%
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01-15-2009, 11:42 PM
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Genre best suited for iDevices

I'm curious what everyone thinks is the best type of game for the iPhone. Personally, I think driving games are perfect for the iPhone, but I know a lot of people disagree.

I posted a poll a few minutes after the thread.

Last edited by NotYou; 01-15-2009 at 11:52 PM.
01-15-2009, 11:44 PM
Racing and puzzle games. A lot of good puzzle games seem at home on the device. Other then that not any feel natural to me, maybe tower defenses? lmao.

01-15-2009, 11:46 PM
Whack a mole

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01-15-2009, 11:48 PM
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I think I'll have to agree with you, NotYou. :P

The accelerometer gives them a more realistic feel and that's what makes them so fun. You don't have to push buttons or steer with a d-pad on a controller when you're using the iPhone/iPod Touch.

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01-15-2009, 11:50 PM
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puzzle and card games are my favorite. i like racing games on consoles, but not for the iPhone.
01-15-2009, 11:54 PM
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I think racers, puzzles and TD.

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01-15-2009, 11:56 PM
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depends on the game and on how willing and able the developer is to make the controls as close to perfection as possible

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01-16-2009, 12:23 AM
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The iPod seems made for racers. Look at fastlane!

On a sidenote, platformers are my favorite, though the controls are difficult to impliment well.

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01-16-2009, 12:52 AM
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I think Hero of Sparta taught us that with the right controls virtually any game can work just fine with the iDevices. I don't think the controls should be a limitation. It's just the amount of time and effort a developer wants to add to a game.
01-16-2009, 04:31 AM
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Well, the lack of physical buttons can sometimes be overcome, but that doesn't mean that the iDevices are particularly suited to traditional action games. I think that the touch screen can be put to good use in RPGs, multi screen turn based strategy games such as Heroes of Might & Magic or Civilization, and puzzle games. Point & click adventure games should be a good fit as well.