iPad Genre best suited for iDevices

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by NotYou, Jan 16, 2009.

?

What type of game is best suited for the iPhone.

  1. Driving

    14 vote(s)
    38.9%
  2. Arcade shooters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Flying

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Tower Defence

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Puzzlers

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  6. Platform

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. "Risk"/strategy

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  8. Sudoku/match 3/solitaire/whack-a-mole/tap this a fast as you can/flashlight

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  9. Idiot, you forgot the best one!

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  10. Screw this, I'm not taking your poll.

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  1. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2008
    2,654
    1
    0
    Colorado
    #1 NotYou, Jan 16, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
    I'm curious what everyone thinks is the best type of game for the iPhone. Personally, I think driving games are perfect for the iPhone, but I know a lot of people disagree.

    Edit:
    I posted a poll a few minutes after the thread.
     
  2. Wulfsige

    Wulfsige Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    78
    0
    0
    Racing and puzzle games. A lot of good puzzle games seem at home on the device. Other then that not any feel natural to me, maybe tower defenses? lmao.
     
  3. PHARTGAMES

    PHARTGAMES Well-Known Member

    Whack a mole
     
  4. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    1,308
    2
    0
    Utah
    I think I'll have to agree with you, NotYou. :p

    The accelerometer gives them a more realistic feel and that's what makes them so fun. You don't have to push buttons or steer with a d-pad on a controller when you're using the iPhone/iPod Touch.
     
  5. Rhino

    Rhino Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    65
    0
    0
    puzzle and card games are my favorite. i like racing games on consoles, but not for the iPhone.
     
  6. BulletDev

    BulletDev Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    784
    0
    0
    produce applications under "Bullet Development"
    Vancouver, BC
    I think racers, puzzles and TD.
     
  7. depends on the game and on how willing and able the developer is to make the controls as close to perfection as possible
     
  8. SydneyS

    SydneyS Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2008
    136
    0
    0
    Student/Classroom Aide
    Philadelphia
    The iPod seems made for racers. Look at fastlane!

    On a sidenote, platformers are my favorite, though the controls are difficult to impliment well.
     
  9. DannyV

    DannyV Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    221
    0
    0
    Graphic Designer
    I think Hero of Sparta taught us that with the right controls virtually any game can work just fine with the iDevices. I don't think the controls should be a limitation. It's just the amount of time and effort a developer wants to add to a game.
     
  10. Dismiss

    Dismiss Active Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    26
    0
    0
    Well, the lack of physical buttons can sometimes be overcome, but that doesn't mean that the iDevices are particularly suited to traditional action games. I think that the touch screen can be put to good use in RPGs, multi screen turn based strategy games such as Heroes of Might & Magic or Civilization, and puzzle games. Point & click adventure games should be a good fit as well.
     
  11. I'm with you there. Driving ftw.

    [edit] Hehe! Who voted "screw this, I'm not taking your poll"?
     

Share This Page