What games surprised you the most?

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  1. RandyN

    RandyN Well-Known Member

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    What games have you seen a description or video of and then when you tried the game were surprised at how GOOD the game was?

    For me (in no particular order):
    • Drop7
    • geoDefense
    • Airport Mania
    • Ragdoll Blaster
    • iBomber
    • iFighter
    • Ranch Rush
    • Azkend
     
  2. worldcup1100

    worldcup1100 Well-Known Member

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    Braveman, so simple yet very addictive.
     
  3. AaronAMV

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    Radial 50. I wasn't expecting much, but it's so fun.
     
  4. S.I.D. CrAzY

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    Drop7
    DropSum
    Music Neon
    Adubble
     
  5. darkhorse

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    Heavy mach comes to mind. It was really fun.
     
  6. Palfince

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    For me it is Knights Onrush. I didn't find the original promo video very interesting and the game didn't look that fun. It just looked like a version of StickWars with better graphics but so many people were raving about it so I bought it. I was absolutely amazed by how good it was, it was well worth my $4.99 Anyone who hasn't picked it up for $0.99 is going to regret it.

    Oh and by the way there is already a thread about this here.
     
  7. drelbs

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    Air Master 3D

    I played the Lite version some time ago, had a hard time controlling it, didn't care for it much.

    However, the developer, AlexN, apparently has been hard at work as when I saw information about recent updates to the game (with more to come!) I've completely changed my mind about the game.

    It's always nice to see a developer active here on touchArcade. If you haven't seen it yet, give it a shot and/or wait for the 1.5 version to get approved, it's got even more good stuff...
     
  8. RandyN

    RandyN Well-Known Member

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    Sorry didn't see other thread. Also, I guess I should have specified good or bad surprise (e.g., I'm sure a lot of people were surprised with Worms, both good and bad).
     
  9. mofard

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    Envirobear best game ever made
     
  10. Coral

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    Real Soccer and Stoneloops really became quick favorites for me even though I wasn't sure I would like them.
     
  11. Pug4Death

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    MGS Touch, even though it wasn't faithful to the franchise.
     
  12. Alichan76

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    why?
     
  13. songkranw

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    Airline tycoon from 1.0 to 2.0
    o_O what a huge change!!!!
     
  14. CaseyLay

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    Vanguard Storm, Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles, Bugdom 2, Monkey Ball, DinoSmash Online, CUBE, Freak Bike, PayBack, and Boomer's Sky Fishing, Vans SK8: Pool Service, and Crazy Snowboard.
     
  15. jecebn

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    Drop7
    Bacterium
    Droplitz
    i Dig It
    KarmaStar
    Robot Master
    Treasure Grab
     
  16. backtothis

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    stick wars to be honest. DYC came out at about the same time and I decided to pick that up instead since it cost more and I got bored of it after a while so I was like stickwars must suck then. But then I finally got it and it was pretty cool and better than DYC.

    stragea-how it sucked that bad
    QC/warfare inc-how this good of an rts exists on the idevice.
    dinosmash-how entertaining it is and how badly ppl suck...xD
    dungeons and heroes-how a rpg is this bad.
    underworlds-why 4.99=1 hour of gaming ahaha.
    zenonia-why is this the best purchase i've made.
    F.A.S.T.- how did this get so boring and why are ppl so bad online?
    alien abuse-why is this game pointless and impossible.
    cjs-why is this game over a 20 week or more span.

    plenty more but ya :D
     
  17. Artfoundry

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    Wolfenstein 3D. I had yet to have a good FPS experience on the iPhone, and I was sure it wouldn't be any different (I'm talking more about controls than graphics/sound). Then I tried the demo and was very pleasantly surprised. John Carmack did a great job on the port, particularly with the controls. While the game is pretty repetitive and nothing amazing graphics/sound wise, the controls are as good as I've seen for an FPS on the iphone, and I have no trouble using them.
     
  18. CaseyLay

    CaseyLay Well-Known Member

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    I second that, but only because I didn't think Wolfenstein would have been good because of the graphics. I have no problem with controls on iPod Touch shooting games.
     
  19. wootbean

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    Flight Control, I bought that one before it hit such high spots on the charts. Pleasant surprise
    and Rolando, maybe the most annoying game I've gotten. not so pleasant
     
  20. Aspargusman

    Aspargusman Well-Known Member

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    i bought real soccer 2009, even tho i saw some negative comments, but that just gave me even more surprises, as there was no crashing and the controls and features were impeccable. for 99 cents it is awesome!
     

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