Another question from Bob today. What game or games do you use as a time waster when you have a few minutes to kill?
I've played a lot of Dead Trigger but I'm now bored with it. They say they desgined it for a quick pop while you're waiting for a bus.
Currently enjoying Auralux; seems simple but there's a fair bit of strategy involved.
Little Stars for Little Wars 2 is similar to Auralux. The graphics are nowhere near as nice but there's more strategy involved.
Those are my current go-to-games, although Riptide GP is always good for a bit of time-wasting too.
During the 10 cent App week on Android Play, I picked up Where's My Perry?, Amazing Alex and Spy Mouse, which I rotate play with.I also have Where's my Water? and Cut the Rope to divert with as well.And for more extended sessions, I have Dungeon Quest.
But sometimes are just read too.
Well, I sometimes pick up Galaxy on Fire 2 for a few minutes, although it drags you in for longer. And I still go back to Jet Car Stunts - what a good game. The odd round of Flick Golf Extreme, too. Such fun.
Can't see the appeal of Bejeweled, though, which I know millions love.
FSS Hockey 2, Spelltower, Welder, temple run, beyond ynth, csr racing, ice rage, superbrothers - sword & sorcery, monster dash, canabalt, doodle jump, fruit ninja, lili, skyforce , tank hero, swa,
several, but particular note is Jelly Defense where I've embarrassingly managed to make global number 1 (In game center).s
Various solitaire games, Marple (like Sherlock), any of a zillion puzzle games like Qvoid, Cubis, Woozle, etc.
Dead trigger and Smarter than a 5th grader
I must say in my repeated trials at android the game selection is truly crap apart from the big franchises. Reminds me of the gaming scene on the mac.
Can't remember the last time I played a game in terms of keep going back to it (regularly). Maybe in Palm days.Now, I constantly rotate games and they are mainly aimed at the kids.
For those who care, here are the best games I've played on iOS - the ones that really grab and won't let go. The ones that are every bit as good as a desktop experience....
* Infinity Blade I/II - great graphics and really, really fun.
* Galaxy on Fire - a vibrant, bautiful galazy in the palm of your hand. "Elite" with a stronger narrative.
* Jet Car Stunts - Amazing accelerometer controls. Better than Geoff Crammond's classic "Stunt Car Racer".
* Undercroft - an old-school "Eye of the Beholder"-style dungeon crawler. A good 20 hours of campaign with a tight story.
* The Lost City - a rewarding and fun point-and-click adventure filled with logic puzzles.
* The Room - this is new and iPad only - it is seriously brilliant and you should get it. Original puzzle game with amazing graphics and story.
* 1112 - terrific old-school adventure. Very polished.
* Highborn - just one of the best turn-based strategy games I have every played. Simple to get into and very satisfying to complete.
No casual game? No, not really. Infinity Blade is the closest.
Dead Trigger, Bang Bang Racing, FIFA 12 and Osmos on Android
Wordament and Assassins Creed on WP - but I'll generally try any Xbox Live game for the promise of Gamer Points...
Bards Tale - though you usually need more than a couple of minutes (which is also surprisingly challenging on normal setting).Aliens - quick shoot em up side scroller - great fun even if you can't finish the level and have to drop out - as can resume from where you are on the level.Ninja Rush HDOsmos HD - though at the levels i am now its getting challenging and instead of being a couple of minutes can take 15+ mins even when sped up, but is breath taking beautiful and the music score is stunning.
I've been playing Bard's Tale a bit too. Very nicely done, although it's not my kind of game. The humour might make me play it further than I normally would though.