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Games with the best battery life

05-01-2010, 07:27 PM
#1
Joined: May 2010
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Games with the best battery life

Hey everyone! First time poster here. Just wondering which games you have that don't drain your battery quickly. I play with medium brightness and the sound off because I usually play at work and would like to have some power later.

Plants vs. Zombies absolutely kills the battery even with the brightness at its lowest while Chaos Rings allows me to play for a few hours with no worries. If you know other games that are energy efficient any information would be greatly appreciated as I'm about to take a long flight and I'm not a movie person.

BTW right now I'm playing Angry Birds, Jet Car Stunts, Espgaluda II, Minigore, GTA: CW, Spider, Beat It, Freaking Inkies and a handful of other games plus the ones mentioned above.

Thanks!
05-01-2010, 07:54 PM
#2
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how does a game like chaos rings use less battery than PvZ

05-01-2010, 08:39 PM
#3
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Not sure but after a few levels of PvZ I'll lose up to fifty percent of my battery while after a couple hours with Chaos Rings I'll lose about twenty percent.
I think it has something to do with how much action there is on the screen.
05-01-2010, 08:41 PM
#4
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hmm. Just thought a game with such graphics would suck up more power
05-01-2010, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by wootbean View Post
hmm. Just thought a game with such graphics would suck up more power
Less animation. Gta- power vampire.
05-01-2010, 08:58 PM
#6
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Yeah I just realized CR doesn't have a lot of animation and the pre-rend bg helps a lot

Playing: [Chaos Rings] [CoD: Zombies] [LASW] [GTA: Chinatown Wars] [CBNK 2] [THPS2] [Cubed Rally Racer]
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05-01-2010, 09:01 PM
#7
Battle for Wesnoth, Sword of Fargoal,Tilt to Live, Theseus, The Quest, PathPix, Crosswords, Abca, Geared, Chain Link Pro.

Those are my go-to games when I'm in a situation where I need to milk the battery life on my iPhone.I'm sure there are others, but those are all good. In general, avoid games with online aspects, and disable OpenFeint and similar services if you're trying to get better battery life. Don't assume that just because something's not flashy that it's light on battery either, Puzzle Quest chugs power with the best of them, as does Hook Champ. Neither of those holds a candle to the battery hog that is ESPGaluda II though...
05-01-2010, 09:14 PM
#8
Joined: Dec 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSporkWithin View Post
Battle for Wesnoth, Sword of Fargoal,Tilt to Live, Theseus, The Quest, PathPix, Crosswords, Abca, Geared, Chain Link Pro.

Those are my go-to games when I'm in a situation where I need to milk the battery life on my iPhone.I'm sure there are others, but those are all good. In general, avoid games with online aspects, and disable OpenFeint and similar services if you're trying to get better battery life. Don't assume that just because something's not flashy that it's light on battery either, Puzzle Quest chugs power with the best of them, as does Hook Champ. Neither of those holds a candle to the battery hog that is ESPGaluda II though...
Sword of Fargoal uses up my battery like no other. I play a few rooms and am down to 40% battery.

For me, games like Popcap's "bookworm" can last longer. most of the 1-finger games in general last longer.
05-01-2010, 09:53 PM
#9
Joined: May 2010
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Yeah Espgaluda is a battery assassin. Pretty much only play it when I'm near a power source. Thanks for the suggestions. Haven't even heard of most of those games and they look pretty fun. Just downloaded Battle for Wesnoth. Only 99 cents! 
05-01-2010, 09:54 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by jen12323 View Post
Sword of Fargoal uses up my battery like no other. I play a few rooms and am down to 40% battery.

For me, games like Popcap's "bookworm" can last longer. most of the 1-finger games in general last longer.
Turn off "Max Framerate" under the options menu. Should reduce battery consumption pretty significantly.