June 16, 2010 7:37 PM Subscribe
What's the best-crafted mobile game you've ever played?
posted by Rory Marinich to sports, hobbies, & recreation (27 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
Special clarification: I don't necessarily mean "best game", or even "favorite game". I'm thinking about games from a design perspective. No pixel wasted. No gameplay mechanic that wasn't needed. Clever, deceptively simple gameplay.
I just got an iPhone, and I'm looking for games — but I'm also thinking about the games I'm playing. Games like Horror Vacui, which is an 8-bit card game that's easy to learn and looks gorgeous, or Jason Rohrer's Primrose, which is a casual game that's surprisingly contemplative. And so I'm not just interested in iPhone games. I'm interested in any game that's been designed for a non-game-centric handheld, like a cell phone or a Palm Pilot. (Though of course iPhone games are welcome.)
What games have struck you with the intelligence of their design? What in particular made those games stand out among their brethren?