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If you could have only 5 games on your device

03-19-2011, 02:33 AM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 64
If you could have only 5 games on your device

Hypothetically, you only have space for five games on your device, regardless of size. You were about to embark on an adventure into a brave new world. A world without computers and device synchronization. You Sync your device one last time, and load up the five games that are going to carry you through for the next eternity. What would they be?

Keep in mind, this is not a 'top 5 games' thread. I imagine we all have different games for different moods and playing environment. I'll play some arcade games when I'm feeling like a challenge, and I want to topple my high-score, but perhaps I'm feeling a little weary and want a slow paced puzzler to carry me off to sleep in.

Please include some reasoning with your list. As there are only going to be five items on your list, I think it is very reasonable that you attach a substantial explanation for each.
03-19-2011, 02:41 AM
1. Chinatown Wars: it's so huge and the possibilities are endless
2. N.O.V.A 2: Nothing pumps me up like a good MP session of N.O.V.A 2
3. League of Evil: The best iOS platformers I've ever played
4. Cut the rope: I need to feed my cutesy addiction while I'm on an expedition
5. Baseball Superstars 2010 HD: what, I need some variety.

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Last edited by Curleh Mustache; 03-19-2011 at 02:44 AM.

03-19-2011, 03:08 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 451
You would want stuff with lasting gameplay:

Sword of Fargoal Legends (dungeon crawl)
You can play this over and over and its never the same.
Runners up, Nethack HD : Rogue Touch

Dark Nova HD (space/trading)
Random galaxy, tons of replayability
Runners up, Ascendancy : Star Rangers : Warpgate HD

Slay (stragety)
There are hundreds of levels, great strategy game.
Runners up, Wesnoth HD : Carcasonne : tChess Pro

Harbor Master HD (line draw)

5 maps, tons of replayability
Runner up, Flight Control HD

Gravity Hook HD (endless climber)
Its HARD, and I really like it. Try over and over to get higher.
Runners up, Canabalt : Doodle Jump

If we cant sync and there are no other computers, your gonna have to be happy with your choices for a LONG time. No multiplayer, and you better not pick something that has an ending. I might throw out one of the above for either Tetris HD or a good klondike solitaire with Vegas rules, but those 5 would be my first choice.


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Last edited by Rixx; 03-19-2011 at 03:12 AM.
03-19-2011, 03:11 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 843
1) Tilt to live - Endless fun with this guy .
2) Helsing's Fire - The best puzzler on the iOS IMO . Especially fun when played on hardest difficulty .
3) Space miner - This dual stick shooter is in it's own league . Not even AoZ can compare to this .
4) Battle for Wesnoth - The longest game I've ever played and because it's turn based , I prefer it over RTS .
5) Papa Sangre - Up for some night time scare anyone ?

Last edited by STYJ; 03-19-2011 at 03:16 AM.
03-19-2011, 03:19 AM
mission europa
pix n rush
100 rogues
neo nectaris
Reiner Knizia's Robot Master

those would keep me busy for awhile.
03-19-2011, 07:37 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 658
mission Europa - hours of game play best game i have played for ios devices without a doubt get it now seriously.
flying hamster - i guess because you always need a shmup on your device.
QWOP - its completely different and awesome...
Dark nebula 2 - its a platformer a racing game a highscore game combined...
minotaur rescue - you need a bit of 8bit love right?

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03-19-2011, 07:42 AM
Mission Europa
Minotaur rescue
Tilt to live hd
Blocks cometh
Piyo blocks 2 hd
03-19-2011, 08:08 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Flower Garden
- no matter where I am and what the world is like, I'll have flowers and the sounds of birds, crickets and rain

Solitaire Pro
- endless card games that can both relax and challenge depending on difficulty

Angry Birds
- lots of challenge to achieve the desired result, and then to beat the top score

Pottery HD
- pure relaxation, make pottery, sell it, make pottery again, no two pieces are ever alike

World of Sand
- Create environments and discover the way different mediums interact with each other
03-19-2011, 08:10 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 2,543
Mission Europa: Collectors ED

-Lots of gameplay here

Flight Control

-Pretty good endess game

Collosion Effect

-My fav sports game on the touch

Meow Meow Happy Fight!

-Lots of gameplay in this dual stick shooter so far my fav although I haven't had much time to play it!

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03-19-2011, 08:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,916
I would throw my phone from the window, of course

I love this world!