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Android Gaming Thread: News & Recommendations

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I have oceanhorn, limbo, some snk ports, rush rally 2, rtype, raiden legacy, a riptide game, soul caliber, tennis champs, geometry wars on my sony tablet which I use with my bluetooth controller. I've found gamesome frontend is a nice way to have my emulator stuff all displayed with boxarts and stuff - although you are stuck with the emulators it can use
Oh thanks for the headsup! Will have a gander at those, and gamesome!
 

autoduelist

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Found a cool free game. Polytopia, think a nice different take on civilization. The default mode is a 30 turn high score run, but there is an endless mode too. 4 civs are free, and there are other you can buy, so plenty of free gaming. No ads either.


Bought this game Dungeon Defense recently and have been playing it nonstop. Great time waster.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.GameCoaster.ProtectDungeon
Yeah, I had fun with that game. It was a little too simplistic for me in the end though.
 

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Really specific request :)
Asynchronous cross play (android vs ios) to play. Draw something doesn't work on my s6 edge :( so something similar?
 

SumGamer

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Potion Explotion is more fun than I thought it would be. The looks throw me off thinking it was one of those match-3 game.
 
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It's been a while coming but we've finally released Piczle Lines DX on Android!

http://www.piczle.club/piczlelinesdx.html



Here is our silly af trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3YwoljHljQ

Direct link to Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ScoreStudios.PiczleLines

(iOS version should be out real soon)

As it's free why not give it a jolly good try and, you know, grace us with a rating or review - it'd really help us out!
Looks like Pathpix on NDS ... a game I obsessed over for a while.
Will def try on IOS when its out.
 

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Man, PvZ2 just got updated and it looks like it's going to be a lot worse. They just introduced a leveling system, so you need to grind some "cards" to level up particular plants. What can this mean?
- You may eventually be forced to grind or pay for plant level ups, otherwise particular levels are impossible.
- There is now less emphasis on skill, and more emphasis on stats. PvZ 2 was designed to be harder than PvZ 1 so that casual players will pay for gold to use power ups, or spend real cash to buy premium plants. However, it's always been possible to beat all levels without doing any of those. The challenge was a huge welcome.
- You can't freely pick plants anymore. Oh, you need a particular plant because of certain zombies in a level? Oh too bad, the plant's level is too low to be useful.

I freaking love PvZ 2, because of the design and challenge, but this just really hurt my perception of the game. Hope I'm just overreacting.
PvZ2 may well be my most played game on android. Amazing pick up and play, super challenging levels, and awesome art style. I haven't played it in a couple of weeks. This really bums me out. :(

PvZ Heroes is also pretty fun. If you can stick through the tutorial it really opens up and is also a welcome challenge. I'll try out PvZ2 today and see how it's changed.

Edit: PvZ2 is still playable without having to spend a dime. The game is much harder than the first one but I've completed 4 whole worlds without spending any money.
 

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Some stuff on sales. I bought the Teen Titans game.


https://play.google.com/store/apps/collection/promotion_300278e_project_lowball

http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/02/13/deal-alert-lego-batman-dc-super-heroes-goat-simulator-free-discounted-play-store/

Most of the apps are family or education oriented, with a few general games. Free apps include SpongeBob Moves In, Doc McStuffins Mobile Clinic Rescue, and Blaze and the Monster Machines. The discounted apps are Teeny Titans (now $0.49), LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham (now $0.99), LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes (now $0.99), Appisodes: Enchanted Science (now $2.49), Toca Life: City (now $0.99), Sago Mini Robot Party (now $0.99), Elmo Loves You (now $1.49), The Very Hungry Caterpillar (now $1.99), and Goat Simulator (now $2.49).
 

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Shadowblade is free for a few days. If you guys like old school shinobi you'll love it.
 
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We just updated Piczle Lines DX!

NEW FEATURES
- A "Continue" button let's you jump from the main menu straight to the last puzzle you were playing.
- New animations when you clear chapters, packs and bundles, because you want to know you've made great progress!
- A reminder when new bundles have appeared in the shop will now show in such an eventuality.
NEW PUZZLES
- The Culture Bundle offers 80 new puzzles from across the globe, now available in the store.
- Dadako presents a FREE Pirate Pop Plus themed puzzle bundle, now available in the store.
FIXES
- Some minor bug fixes.
- Some fixes to improve battery usage.
- Adjusted "OK" and "Cancel" buttons to be more clear.


We will continue to release new content and new features over time. We're really dedicated to making this the best illust-logic puzzle game out there!
 

Maiden Voyage

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Is anyone here aware of any Tetris/Puyo Puyo/Super Puzzle Fighter style games that don't suck for Android? I need a fix while I wait for Puyo Puyo Tetris to come out on the Switch.
 

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A Good Snowman is currently on sale for $3 (40% off), at least in the US. It's a really fun puzzle game with a nice artstyle.

Siralim 2 is also on sale for $2.49 (50% off) at the moment, but I think today is the last day of the sale. It's an interesting mix of roguelike and Pokemon, and it has a ton of content.
 
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Is there somewhere that lists where game saves are saved? I got a replacement phone but don't want to lose my progress in some of the square enix games
 

redlemon

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Is there somewhere that lists where game saves are saved? I got a replacement phone but don't want to lose my progress in some of the square enix games
The best I could figure out was backing up the entire app with helium to my computer and transferring it to my new phone.
 

louiedog

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A Normal Lost Phone is on sale for 20 cents.

A Normal Lost Phone is a game about exploring the intimacy of an unknown person whose phone was found by the player.

The game takes the shape of a narrative investigation: you have to search the phone’s text messages, pictures and applications, in order to learn about its former owner. Through this phone, you uncover Sam’s life, friends, family and relationships, until the evening when they turn 18 and mysteriously disappear.
I'm not familiar with this game but I like the art and premise so I went and bought it for the low, low, might as well be free price.
 

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Just a heads up but Infinity Loop Premium is showing up for free for the next 2 days for me on the Play store.