Unique iPhone Games!

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  1. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    #1 istopmotion, Dec 25, 2008
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    Hey, I want to know what games available in the app store are unique to you and why. I'd like to know what other games you think are worth mentioning that are different from the hundreds of Sudoku apps.

    One of my favorite examples of a unique game is Platypus. The reason that I think this game is so original is because it is just a simple arcade/sidescrolling shooter game... But the game was made from many photos of clay models (similar to clay animation). I really want to buy this game, but it's a little too expensive for me right now :p

    A good example of a popular type of game with a unique twist is 7 Cities - TD. Most people know that there are many Tower Defense games on the app store. But the reason that this one is so special is because of it's leveling/upgrading feature. Each tower can be level up based on the amount of kills they get, towers can recieve new skills that make them more powerful - when they level up enough, and they can be upgraded an infinite amount of times.

    Those are two excellent examples of unique games, but now I'd like to know of more. If you have any games that you know of that are different from most, please post about them.

    [Edit] Another game worth mentioning is Radio Flare. It's another sidescrolling shooter, but it uses music as part of the gameplay.

    Thanks, I can't wait to see the results of this thread :)
     
  2. jborislow

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    Check out Passage... it definitely is unique... for many reasons...
     
  3. istopmotion

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    Yeah, I saw that when it was released earlier today. :p I think a more appropriate word to describe it is "special." It's a very special game for very special people. ;)
     
  4. Fazzy

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    I would like to talk about Sim City! It's one of the only games with a little "TM" after its name!
     
  5. CrispsInnOut

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    I like :
    Skybound for it's visuall look and boss mode. The gameplay is cool, but normal boss is not that original allthough it's fun to play. Boss mode is a bit more original, and fun to play.

    Pop
    Addictive and nicely executed.
     
  6. istopmotion

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    Another game worth mentioning is Radio Flare. It's another sidescrolling shooter, but it uses music as part of the gameplay. I definitely want this game but I'm waiting for the price to drop a little before I get it. :)

    Um, ok... I guess that makes it unique :p
     
  7. istopmotion

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    Anyone else know of any strange/different games that we're not used to seeing?
     
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    urban tycoon is unique = the crappiest game possible. :D
     
  10. rIcHrAnDoM

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    I have alot of the popular games, but a unique game to me is ZoneOut. The reasons; I never tire of it. It is as if it calls out to me "you don't have the global high score, punk" then it's on, I play for at least an hour every time I fire it up. The global leaderboard will keep me coming back infinitely.
     
  11. don_k

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    +1 :d
     
  12. istopmotion

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    I strongly disagree.

    This is the crappiest game ever (although Urban Tycoon comes pretty close).

    To get back on topic, I don't think this really makes the game unique. Many games offer online global leaderboards. I'm looking for games that aren't regular games you could see every day. I'm looking for games with features that aren't usually added into the game. Sorry for the confusion
     
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    I think Touchgridn is the most unique game for the iPhone. Mainly because of the controls for the game are so unique and not possible to pull off on other platforms.
     
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    I am going to be a die-hard and say that one of my most favorite apps of all-time, Soul Trapper, is very unique. (And awesome!):D There is no other app like it! It is the only "Audio Adventure" to date! But more are coming...
     
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    Thanks for the posts/comments. Those are exactly the type of games I'm looking for. They're excellent games and they're not like most of what we see in the app store now.
     
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    what about zoom zoom?
    this is unique since its voice controlled racing, so yeah.
    its also one of the few apps that embarass you in public! :D
     
  18. don_k

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    I like the idea too, it's amazing. I just feel the execution isn't the best possible way. I myself can't really think of a better idea as I'm not a skater, so I definitely don't know the experience and everything. But from a gamer point of view, Tony Hawk is more enjoyable than watching the board the whole time.
     
  19. don_k

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    As much as I don't like that game for being pretentious like christianity, I know some people love it and I must admit it is unique in that it has a very strong message. It's nowhere as crap as Urban Tycoon - the empty lies, the fraud game, whatever you call it.
     

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