What Android games would I like?
May 1, 2011 1:45 PM   Subscribe

Good Android games for picky player?

I have a Motorola Xoom, and browsing the Android Store for games is like seeing the same silly game, over and over, with slightly different graphics. I desperately need your help in finding a game that I would like.

Here are my all-time favorite games (I know I'm dating myself here):
* Civilization
* SimCity
* Populous
* Starflight
* Wizardry

Formerly I liked Taipan, but the equivalent trading game on Android is more like "find the trick, then wash, rinse, repeat" and has no challenge anymore. So I didn't include that on the list.

What Android game will give me the stimulus that I got from the above games?
posted by babbageboole to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
Maybe Condado? It's based on a German-style card game called San Juan.
posted by the dief at 2:58 PM on May 1, 2011


Oh, on the Wizardry end of things, I'd recommend the RPGs Gurk, Angband, and Nethack.
posted by the dief at 3:31 PM on May 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't know all your fave games, so I'm not sure of your exact tastes, but I've been enjoying Alchemy.

To piggyback, if anyone knows the best way to filter searches for games on the Android App Store, I'd be very interested in hearing about it! The functionality is limited.
posted by Dr. Wu at 3:33 PM on May 1, 2011


Hot Spring Story has a classic simgame vibe to it
posted by yeolcoatl at 4:17 PM on May 1, 2011


If you download appbrain (search on market) you can sort by popularity within categories and filter easily on many criteria. This should help you to pick the wheat from chaff.
posted by razzman at 2:25 AM on May 2, 2011


Here's a link to the aforementioned AppBrain on the market
posted by razzman at 1:02 PM on May 2, 2011


You might enjoy Star Traders RPG. Open-ended trading / exploration / survival game. Pretty complex - I'm still playing it a month after downloading.
posted by ElfWord at 4:20 PM on June 14, 2011


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