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Battery-lite games

11-15-2010, 07:02 PM
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Battery-lite games

Two super ones I've come across; trainyard and whirl word.
What are some other good ones?
11-15-2010, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by thumbs07 View Post
Two super ones I've come across; trainyard and whirl word.
What are some other good ones?
Best way to go battery-lite is to turn on Airplane Mode.

Otherwise, the simple and addictive 2D games like Doodle Jump, Flight Control, and Helsing's Fire are good for that.

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Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
I think I was high when I typed that. My apologies.

11-15-2010, 07:23 PM
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Also avoid any games that use the accelerometer - some games use it just to orient the screen up/down...

Another good general tip is to set the brightness to Auto.

It seems that 2D games should use less battery, but I've found that the 3D game The Quest is very easy on the battery if you fix the orientation. (I've spent many hours playing The Quest. )

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
11-15-2010, 07:29 PM
Definitely don't play Orbital or Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. Two of the most battery-draining games around, from my experience.

11-15-2010, 08:26 PM
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The very best game for conserving battery I have found is Phoenix Wright.

Unity games should be avoided If you want to conserve battery. They seem to be particularly battery hungry.
11-15-2010, 08:30 PM
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Game Dev Story I've played for 5+ hours before it dying on me, after a full charge.
11-15-2010, 08:40 PM
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11-16-2010, 08:34 AM
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Good recommendations, tips ta.
11-16-2010, 12:26 PM
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11-16-2010, 01:07 PM
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