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Prowler
10-03-2017, 03:43 PM
As we all know by now, the mobile gaming market has been getting bigger in the last few years. Long are gone the days where the most groundbreaking game you could play on your mobile phone was Snake.

I must say, I haven't done much mobile gaming myself. The popular free ones such as Flappy Bird, Fruit Ninja, Sudoku mobile, etc. are useful if you have 8 mins to spare while waiting in line at the supermarket or if you're at the bus stop or waiting for the train at the tube/subway/metro; but that's it. I end up getting bored of them in days or so. And phone space is needed. I've also never paid for a microtransaction in a mobile game nor have I bought any mobile game.

I've tried the mobile version of the first ever Sonic game. It's not bad but I can't really get used to the touchscreen controls. I'd rather play it with an actual controller.

The two mobile games I've dedicated the most time to were New Soccer Star and a mobile version of Sim City. They've made some boring uni lectures much more bearable. But eventually I stopped playing them and realised "boy that was a waste of time".

What about you? And feel free to tell me about good mobile games I'm missing on. Please no pay-to-win games or games that are free to play but pay to win. Thanks.

Cure
10-03-2017, 03:45 PM
Never. I have a ton of other games to play.

FredWolfLeonardo
10-03-2017, 03:46 PM
The only mobile games I play are the 1st and 2nd Gen Pokemon games on the MyOldBoy emulator for Android.

I only heard of it recently, but the moment I tried it, I was hooked. It feels just like a Gameboy, right down to having link cable support, a Gameboy like layout and even Gameboy printer support.

Prowler
10-03-2017, 03:49 PM
The only mobile games I play are the 1st and 2nd Gen Pokemon games on the MyOldBoy emulator for Android.

I only heard of it recently, but the moment I tried it, I was hooked. It feels just like a Gameboy, right down to having link cable support, a Gameboy like layout and even Gameboy printer support.
Oh emulators? I mostly did that on my first ever smartphone back in 2012-2013. I got an Atari 2600, SNES and NES emulator for it. I remember that one time having to wait 2 hours for my group to show up at the spot we had agreed to meet at. You know what I did for those two hours under a bus stop and rainy weather? I beat Turtles in Time a couple of times on my Samsung Galaxy Ace.

plastroncafe
10-03-2017, 03:50 PM
I played both Ingress and Pokemon Go! for a while, but quit mostly cold turkey in July of 2016 when I dropped my phone on vacation.

Never quite got back into the habit after that.

Prowler
10-03-2017, 03:53 PM
I played both Ingress and Pokemon Go! for a while, but quit mostly cold turkey in July of 2016 when I dropped my phone on vacation.

Never quite got back into the habit after that.
I've never bothered with Pokémon Go. I can see the appeal if you're not someone who owns the latest Nintendo handhelds and hasn't played Pokémon since the 2nd gen, but if you own the latest pokémon games and Nintendo handhelds, it's preferable just to play the actual games. Are people still playing Pokémon Go anyway?

Ingress? I googled it... so is that where Pokémon Go got their idea?

FredWolfLeonardo
10-03-2017, 03:56 PM
I am huge fan of all Pokemon, and tried to get into Pokemon Go, but just couldn't really come to love it like the Originals.

Give me the original games anyday, even on an emulator.

But I do Intend to try Pokemon Go sometime again in the future, when people might start looking back on it with nostalgia. I do appreciate that they're sticking to the Original 251, making Catching em all a realistic task for now.

Slade
10-03-2017, 03:56 PM
Everyday. I don't really play my console much these days.
Dokkan Battle, global and jp version
power rangers legacy wars..as much as it pisses me off
marvel contest of champions
pokemon go a little bit
some wwe game that I can't get anywhere in :lol:
8 ball pool

Prowler
10-03-2017, 03:58 PM
I am huge fan of all Pokemon, and tried to get into Pokemon Go, but just couldn't really get into it.

Give me the original games anyday, even on an emulator.

But I do Intend to try Pokemon Go sometime again in the future, when people might start looking back on it with nostalgia.
I mean, the concept sounds cool on paper, but the idea of me actually leaving the house on a weekend on purpose to the nearest public park or café to catch an Abra or a Pidgey... maybe if I was 14 years old again or something. That'd would have been cool. Kinda like those Easter egg hunts people do in American movies.

TurtleWA
10-03-2017, 03:58 PM
I maybe try a free app once a year. Maybe. But I just can't get into them and I quickly delete the app. I need a controller and buttons and stuff. MarioKart on my 3DXL is fun but nothing compares to an actual console with a controller and TV, especially not mobile. But it's just my personal opinion and preference of course. I tried Doom on a computer back in 1997 I think it was. Couldn't get into using a computer for games either.

plastroncafe
10-03-2017, 04:00 PM
I've never bothered with Pokémon Go. I can see the appeal if you're not someone who owns the latest Nintendo handhelds and hasn't played Pokémon since the 2nd gen, but if you own the latest pokémon games and Nintendo handhelds, it's preferable just to play the actual games. Are people still playing Pokémon Go anyway?

Ingress? I googled it... so is that where Pokémon Go got their idea?

They're made by the same company, and used the same user-constructed landmarks for the locations of gyms and pokestops and the like.

Pokemon Go was the first Poke-game I'd ever played.
I liked it, but...only really the walking around and collecting stuff part of it.
The fighting just wasn't as fun for me as Ingress was.

The best was the day I realized the woman sitting in front of me on the bus was on the other Ingress team, and every time she blew something up I tried to reclaim it for my team....to a varying level of success.

I can imagine someone not as reliant on public transportation and/or biking might not get as big a kick out of these games as I did.
They're far more entertaining when you don't commute by car.

Prowler
10-03-2017, 04:04 PM
I maybe try a free app once a year. Maybe. But I just can't get into them and I quickly delete the app. I need a controller and buttons and stuff. MarioKart on my 3DXL is fun but nothing compares to an actual console with a controller and TV, especially not mobile. But it's just my personal opinion and preference of course. I tried Doom on a computer back in 1997 I think it was. Couldn't get into using a computer for games either.
Really? Mario kart plays well for me on GBA/DS/3DS.

They're made by the same company, and used the same user-constructed landmarks for the locations of gyms and pokestops and the like.

Pokemon Go was the first Poke-game I'd ever played.
I liked it, but...only really the walking around and collecting stuff part of it.
The fighting just wasn't as fun for me as Ingress was.

The best was the day I realized the woman sitting in front of me on the bus was on the other Ingress team, and every time she blew something up I tried to reclaim it for my team....to a varying level of success.

I can imagine someone not as reliant on public transportation and/or biking might not get as big a kick out of these games as I did.
They're far more entertaining when you don't commute by car.
Well fighting in Pokémon Go sounds kind of pointless since the game has no plot nor do you go around beating other trainers and gym leaders like you do in the actual games. Its "selling point" was going outside and catching pokémon. Or maybe even catching them in your bathroom. No wonder the novelty wore off fast.

And I'm all about public transportation. I mean, I am European after all! 26 years old and cant' drive yet.

plastroncafe
10-03-2017, 04:06 PM
Well fighting in Pokémon Go sounds kind of pointless since the game has no plot nor do you go around beating other trainers and gym leaders like you do in the actual games. Its "selling point" was going outside and catching pokémon. Or maybe even catching them in your bathroom. No wonder the novelty wore off fast.

I admit the selling point was to wander, but there is a combat element.
I just don't have the encyclopedic knowledge of the characters, so I'm crap at combat.

Prowler
10-03-2017, 04:08 PM
Everyday. I don't really play my console much these days.
Dokkan Battle, global and jp version
power rangers legacy wars..as much as it pisses me off
marvel contest of champions
pokemon go a little bit
some wwe game that I can't get anywhere in :lol:
8 ball pool
What is the name of the WWE game and what is it about exactly?

TurtleWA
10-03-2017, 04:09 PM
Really? Mario kart plays well for me on GBA/DS/3DS.

Yeah Mariokart is great on handheld I just like a bigger screen. I don't even use the 3D aspect on mine but have it turned off.

FredWolfLeonardo
10-03-2017, 04:09 PM
I mean, the concept sounds cool on paper, but the idea of me actually leaving the house on a weekend on purpose to the nearest public park or café to catch an Abra or a Pidgey... maybe if I was 14 years old again or something. That'd would have been cool. Kinda like those Easter egg hunts people do in American movies.

Part of the charm of the mainstream Pokemon games are the battling mechanics and the story.

I love the catching Pokemon mechanics of Go, just don't like the battling system and think a story wouldn't have hurt.

Sure, it wouldn't be possible to travel to different cities like in the games but atleast they could've let you battle Gym Leaders and encounter Bosses (your rival, Giovanni, Silver) depending on the number of Pokemon you have caught. Even Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2 on the N64 had a system of progression.

I know there is a gym system in Pokemon Go, but I think it should be updated to have the Battle/Levelling up mechanics of the Original games while the catching mechanics stay Unique.

Connectivity to the main Pokemon games would've also been awesome, especially since gen 1 and 2 have been released on Virtual console. I like the thought of having a Mewtwo in the main games that was transferred from Pokemon Go.

Prowler
10-03-2017, 04:11 PM
Part of the charm of the mainstream Pokemon games are the battling mechanics and the story.

I love the catching Pokemon mechanics of Go, just don't like the battling system and think a story wouldn't have hurt.

Sure, it wouldn't be possible to travel to different cities like in the games but atleast they could've let you battle Gym Leaders and encounter Bosses (your rival, Giovanni, Silver) depending on the number of Pokemon you have caught and have some sort of character development. Pokemon isn't Pokemon without being able to talk to NPCs who say stuff like "I like wearing shorts"

Connectivity to the main Pokemon games would've also been awesome, especially since gen 1 and 2 have been released on Virtual console. I like the thought of having a Mewtwo in the main games that was transferred from Pokemon Go.
Weren't that rumours that Nintendo wanted to connect Pokémon Go with Sun and Moon or something?

TigerClaw
10-03-2017, 04:15 PM
I been playing TMNT Legends a lot, its very addictive.

FredWolfLeonardo
10-03-2017, 04:15 PM
Weren't that rumours that Nintendo wanted to connect Pokémon Go with Sun and Moon or something?

That might be possible, but I haven't kept up to date on it.

Only know much about the Virtual Console releases, hope they can connect with Pokemon Go, especially since Pokemon Go only has the original 251 Pokemon at this point.

Somewhat like The Time capsule in Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal which allowed you to transfer Pokemon back in time, Pokemon Go could also have a feature which allows you to trade with the Virtual console games.

Prowler
10-03-2017, 04:17 PM
That might be possible, but I haven't kept up to date on it.

Only know much about the Virtual Console releases, hope they can connect with Pokemon Go, especially since Pokemon Go only has the original 251 Pokemon at this point.

Somewhat like The Time capsule in Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal which allowed you to transfer Pokemon back in time, Pokemon Go could also have a feature which allows you to trade with the Virtual console games.
The reason I bought Yellow and Silver off the eshop was so that I could eventually use them in later games(Sun and Moon) as Nintendo had promised before Red, Blue and Yellow had come out.

I haven't opened my Sun copy yet. Let's see if I can do that before 2018. Meanwhile there is an ultra version coming out already. Move slower, video game industry!

FredWolfLeonardo
10-03-2017, 04:22 PM
The reason I bought Yellow and Silver off the eshop was so that I could eventually use them in later games(Sun and Moon) as Nintendo had promised before Red, Blue and Yellow had come out.

I haven't opened my Sun copy yet. Let's see if I can do that before 2018. Meanwhile there is an ultra version coming out already. Move slower, video game industry!

Yeah, it moves so fast these days :P

It would be crazy if Pokemon Go gains connectivity to the main games and then it would be possible to transfer Pokemon that first existed in 2003.

Someone could transfer from gen 3 to 4 using Pal Park, 4 to 5 using Poke Transfer, 5 to 6, and 6 to 7 using PokeBank, and then have those Pokemon transferred from Sun/Moon to Pokemon Go.

Who knew it would've been possible? If only my Level 100 Charizard, Level 100 Mewtwo and Level 70 Shiny Articuno from Fire Red still existed 10 years later, I'd be more than willing to have them transferred all the way to Pokemon Go and dominate everyone :lol:

Prowler
10-03-2017, 04:28 PM
Yeah, it moves so fast these days :P

It would be crazy if Pokemon Go gains connectivity to the main games and then it would be possible to transfer Pokemon that first existed in 2003.

Someone could transfer from gen 3 to 4 using Pal Park, 4 to 5 using Poke Transfer, 5 to 6, and 6 to 7 using PokeBank, and then have those Pokemon transferred from Sun/Moon to Pokemon Go.

Who knew it would've been possible? If only my Level 100 Charizard, Level 100 Mewtwo and Level 70 Shiny Articuno from Fire Red still existed 10 years later, I'd be more than willing to have them transferred all the way to Pokemon Go and dominate everyone :lol:
I missed the DS entirely so no DPP or BW poké for me except a few which are in ORAS.

Splinter the boss
10-04-2017, 03:25 PM
When I have nothing to do

DestronMirage22
10-04-2017, 03:36 PM
Not that often.
When I had my other phone, I loaded it to the shiz with emulators and homebrew stuff.
But with my new iPhone, I can't really do that, unless I jailbreak it or something, which I'm far too lazy to do.

There aren't many games on the regular App Store that interest me.
I was into Pocket Mortys for a while. Beat the main story and managed to collect all but a few Mortys. But I got tired of it and now I don't really play mobile games.

I'll download the Sega Forever games and mess with them for a while, but with all the ads and the controls that were obviously meant for actual controllers it isn't all that fun.

Candy Kappa
10-05-2017, 03:19 AM
I play TMNT Legends quite a bit, and I have Baldur's Gate, Shadowrun and Warhammer Quest on my ipad.

Prowler
10-05-2017, 01:42 PM
It's kinda annoying how the mobile version of Sonic 1 seems to have more extra content than the 3DS version does... while being free(you only have to pay if you don't want ads). The mobile version had a time attack mode and you can play as Tails and Knuckles after you unlock them. The 3DS version has none of that.