Free games for a very casual gamer?

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  1. Fzang

    Fzang New Member

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    There's a giant gap between me and my girlfriend's habits: I like long, complicated games where you can fiddle with things, whereas my girlfriend automatically hands her phone to me when there's more than 2 buttons on the screen.

    So therefore I'm looking for some free (or cheap) games that are simple and straight to the point. But they have to be games, not Solitaire or Threes. :p

    Cut the Rope and Angry Birds are the only games I can think of. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. cloudpuff

    cloudpuff Well-Known Member

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    Crossy Roads would be a good choice.
    One touch controls and plenty to keep you playing.

    Edit.
    Daddy long legs is fun too.
    Wingdot is now free I believe.
     
  3. psj3809

    psj3809 Moderator

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    I would also persuade her to buy some. If we all went for just free games the App Store would be a nightmare. Surely she can buy some quality games for her $200-300 phone ?!
     
  4. pluto6

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    There are tons of endless runners that fit that description, Temple Run being a top choice.

    Also I don't recall the names, but many games that involve tapping dots or other objects for speed.

    Lots of puzzle games also only require tapping the screen - in another thread there is a discussion about Squares.

    My suggestion would be to check out the Price Drops, Must-Have Freebies, and Deals Forum. There are constantly any number of apps that have dropped to free that she might find fun.
     
  5. Exact-Psience

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    Sky Force
    Platform Panic
    Bardbarian
     
  6. cloudpuff

    cloudpuff Well-Known Member

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    That's assuming she's paid 200-300 for her phone, it could have been a gift or on contract. Everyone I know with expensive phones are all on contract, or have been given them when another family member upgrade, they think I'm mental for buying outright.

    If she's a very casual gamer as mentioned in the title, then it could be gaming and devs arnt as close to her heart as they are to us, so would rather have free titles. My brother is like this and rolls his eyes when I give him "the talk"
     
  7. Fzang

    Fzang New Member

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    But we don't, which makes this a terrible assumption.
     
  8. krautboy

    krautboy Well-Known Member

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    Just a few of i can think of quickly,

    Free:
    Nimble Quest,Punch Quest,Tiny Tower(vegas) Frisbee forever 1&2,Subway Surfers,Pixel People
    Paid:
    Bean's Dreams,Kitten & Puppy sanctuary,Machinarium,The Room 1&2,Little Inferno,Tiny Thief.
     
  9. Jayg2015

    Jayg2015 Well-Known Member

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    I've had my iPad mini for little over a year and bought my first game two days ago. I've only downloaded free games for a year. There have been a handful IDE recommend.
    Bitcoin billionaire
    Hearthstone
    Tap Titans
    Mad bullets
    Sheep happens
    Jet pack joyride
    Sim city build it

    Several moreside runners i could put,I don't like over the top runners but if u do then temple run would be a good one.
    If you like what I have recommended then I could let you know more.
     
  10. Synergic

    Synergic New Member

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    Downfall Ball. Simple and to-the-point but maddeningly challenging. If she rage-smashes her phone, please post the video.
     
  11. NelsonH

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    My girl plays...

    Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz

    and a non-puzzle game, but fun is No Brakes

    Hope this helps
     
  12. Anonomation

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    EA has all the freemuim games. There are NO LIMITS what EA can do with freemuim games.
     
  13. thumbs07

    thumbs07 Well-Known Member

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    What a fantastic recommendation platform panic was. That's what I classify as a 'real game'.
    Muffin knight there's a recommendation for the OP.
     
  14. thumbs07

    thumbs07 Well-Known Member

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    What you want is instantly accessible games like:
    Plants Vs zombies, cut the rope, any of the donut games, they need to be fed
     

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