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 Post subject: Games for your phone
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:55 
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I wanted to talk about Motorsport Manager 2, but there didn't seem to be anywhere sensible to do it (discussion of the previous game was in the F1 thread), so here is a thread for phone games. "Phones" being devices that run iOS or Android, of course. Windows Phone users might enjoy getting a hoop-shaped case for their phone and running along after it with a stick.

Anyway, Motorsport Manager 2. There's more to do than the first one, and it's a lot prettier (not that that really matters in a game like this). You have upgrade paths for your HQ, your drivers get actual tangible effects from races, cars have more upgradable parts (I think) and some parts come with bonuses that stack up to give the driver special skills. There seem to be more crashes / retirements than before, and the young driver program is far more detailed.

Otherwise, it is largley the same. Spend all the money you have until you're horifically in debt, then hope it works out.

It's very good, and costs £4 (on Android, at least).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... 2017&hl=en

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/motorsp ... 84699?mt=8

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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
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The first one was most excellent. I shall look into this.

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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
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I did the opposite. Lived within my means very strictly until I got to the top tier, then spent my stockpiles of cash.

Have you played the PC version? It's more in-depth and has actual cars on the track rather than blobs. I'm wondering if the mobile sequel is more in line with that.


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I have a Windows phone... and yeah, it's on it's last legs. So much potential for Xbox games, wasted.

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I have a Windows phone... and yeah, it's on it's last legs. So much potential for Xbox games, wasted.

Carry on.

This is what I said about mine in 2012 when I got rid of it.


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Lonewolves wrote:
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I have a Windows phone... and yeah, it's on it's last legs. So much potential for Xbox games, wasted.

Carry on.

This is what I said about mine in 2012 when I got rid of it.


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Lonewolves wrote:
I'm wondering if the mobile sequel is more in line with that.

Still blobs, but I'm okay with that.

What I'm not so okay with is the lack of incidents. There's never been a crash on the first corner of any race, for example, and overtaking seems trivial - having a car in front doesn't affect the following car at all, it just drives by, so you don't have to worry about pitting to get a slot in traffic, or anything like that.

Also, because the races are short, pit stops are brutal, and the tyre wear is still too uniform. But it's fun.

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I fall into the Spend and Hope category

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I fall into the Spend and Hope category


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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:46 
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Er... what about Snake II?

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For the life of me, I can't stop "playing" Almost A Hero (I use quotes because you spend most of your time watching it). Basically, your team of folk beat up monsters, number get really big, then you prestige and do it again. And again.

Can't stop. Can't stop playing it. Send help.


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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
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I just started playing Polytopia and very first impressions make it feel like a jolly nice Populous, CivRev and Megalomania hybrid.


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I just started playing Polytopia and very first impressions make it feel like a jolly nice Populous, CivRev and Megalomania hybrid.


And I just finished my first game. It's great.


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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 23:41 
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Findus Fop wrote:
I just started playing Polytopia and very first impressions make it feel like a jolly nice Populous, CivRev and Megalomania hybrid.


That does look good, will give that a try, cheers. There is a mega-lo-mania clone (gigalomania) that I've tried. It's.....alright

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Sir Taxalot wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
I just started playing Polytopia and very first impressions make it feel like a jolly nice Populous, CivRev and Megalomania hybrid.


That does look good, will give that a try, cheers. There is a mega-lo-mania clone (gigalomania) that I've tried. It's.....alright


Ooh, I didn't know about that. Had a quick go on the train, lovely hearing the sound FX again, but I forgot what an obtuse clusterfuck the megalomania interface was. Nothing feels remotely intuitive. Also reminds me of the X-Copy interface.


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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:27 
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Grim... wrote:
For the life of me, I can't stop "playing" Almost A Hero (I use quotes because you spend most of your time watching it). Basically, your team of folk beat up monsters, number get really big, then you prestige and do it again. And again.

Can't stop. Can't stop playing it. Send help.


Exciting action shot!
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I downloaded this, played for an hour then deleted it. I could feel myself feeling compelled to continue playing, the constant gathering of coins and powering up. But it felt so empty. And my wrist was starting to get cramp. It felt best to cut ties while I could.


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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
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You're a wise man - especially as when you get to level 64 you don't even need to have it open on your phone for it to continue playing ?:|

I tried Polytopia this morning - it's good fun, if (it seems right now) a little simplistic.

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Played quite a bit of 'Classic Words' lately. It's £3.79 (on Android, but it's on iOS too) for the 'plus' version which is ad-free and has a pass-and-play mode for two players. It's basically the same as Scrabble, including board and scoring from what I can tell, but against the AI rather than other players. It makes a nice change from Words With Friends and its cluttered interface and unnecessary features.

Only downside is finding the right difficulty. I hadn't realised that the game starts with two aids switched on - one to stop you getting all crap letters and another to stop the computer player playing obscure words. With those aids on, you can beat 'extremely hard' level without much difficulty. With them off, it's a much better game, but still, beating 'Very Hard' wasn't too difficult. However, if you then try 'Extremely Hard', it's basically gloves-off time and you'll get your arse kicked repeatedly.

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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
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Played quite a bit of 'Classic Words' lately. It's £3.79 (on Android, but it's on iOS too) for the 'plus' version which is ad-free and has a pass-and-play mode for two players. It's basically the same as Scrabble, including board and scoring from what I can tell, but against the AI rather than other players. It makes a nice change from Words With Friends and its cluttered interface and unnecessary features.


And on the subject of WWF's unnecessary features, it now has a 'social dictionary'

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For its eighth birthday, the mobile game is making 50,000 new words playable, including “fitspo,” “hangry,” and “bae.” The game announced the debut of its new Social Dictionary feature on Tuesday, which collected suggestions from players and pop culture lingo.

The app says there are now more opportunities for high-scoring words, too, with additions like “abbozzo,” “bajada” and “oxazolone.” Other entries in the new dictionary include “kween,” “turnt,” “TFW,” “werk,” and “yas.”


Not sure if cibrushsille makes the cut.

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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
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Grim... wrote:
You're a wise man - especially as when you get to level 64 you don't even need to have it open on your phone for it to continue playing ?:|

I tried Polytopia this morning - it's good fun, if (it seems right now) a little simplistic.


This will take your mind off it.


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coldfiregames.spaceclicker


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 Post subject: Re: Games for your phone
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Oh you cunt.

WHY MAN? WHY?

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Been enjoying Data Wing.

A cross between Thomas Was Alone and Gravity Power feels like a fair way of describing it.

Absolutely worth the zero it costs (and I've not encountered ads or IAPs yet).


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Findus Fop wrote:
Been enjoying Data Wing.

A cross between Thomas Was Alone and Gravity Power feels like a fair way of describing it.

Absolutely worth the zero it costs (and I've not encountered ads or IAPs yet).

Oh wow, thank you. I loved GF2/GP.


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Lonewolves wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:
Been enjoying Data Wing.

A cross between Thomas Was Alone and Gravity Power feels like a fair way of describing it.

Absolutely worth the zero it costs (and I've not encountered ads or IAPs yet).

Oh wow, thank you. I loved GF2/GP.


Although I just realised there's nothing in the way of fighting in it, so I have been a touch misleading.


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I like it. Must try not to waste an afternoon playing it


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:41 
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SOLOMON'S KEEP IS FINALLY OUT FOR ANDROID!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ptisoft.SK

It only took them seven and a half years.

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Grim... wrote:
SOLOMON'S KEEP IS FINALLY OUT FOR ANDROID!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ptisoft.SK

It only took them seven and a half years.


Now you can start the wait for the sequel to turn up: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/solomon ... 97198?mt=8


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I didn't like Boneyard as much.

They were working on Solomon's Dark or something, but nothing ever appeared.

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It should be noted that Bamba found out that SK was out on Android and told me about it like the gent he is.

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It should be noted that Bamba found out that SK was out on Android and told me about it like the gent he is.


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