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Mobile games worth playing

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Usually when i hear the word mobile games, ripoffs of trends like squid game, games with licenced characters using cookie cutter gameplay like endless runners, match 3, cringy ads and games with stolen concepts from several indies that put more effort come to mind. I opened this topic to discuss good mobile games and i have some recommendations. I prefer good games that use good gameplay mechanics suited for mobile platform and touch screen, good retro game ports
* Kingdom new lands and two crowns, for the simple gameplay and good pixel art.
* Rusty lake game series, for the intriguing story and the unique twist on point and click genre
* Nitrome, for their smart gameplay mechanics
* Runescape
* Simogo games known for Opus game seires(Emotional stories)
 
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The only games I have installed are Retrobowl and Wordscapes. They're "normie" games but I find them really fun.
 
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I tend to avoid those games because i associate them with mobile ad garbage that fill up my phone memory. I hope it doesn't contain ads
 
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Buriedbornes is a hard-ass dungeon crawler with extremely customizable setups. Only issues it suffers from are that runs can be ended by one single overleveled boss and premium currency is nearly impossible to come by.

One that I'd recommend never playing is Summoners War, 7 years dumped into that game all for nothing.
 
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Summoners War is a gacha game, so naturally it suffers from a shit ton of downfalls. Its RNG rates are ridiculous, you'll pull a 5* monster once every blue moon (and a rare Light and Dark Nat 5* even less than that, in my 7 years of near-constant play I've never gotten one). The playerbase is toxic and there are fights in chat all the time. The PvE is unrewarding, tedious, and repetitive. The PvP is full of tryhards who spend hundreds if not thousands on the game. Lastly, it's riddled with terrible optimization for most phones and crashes frequently even on the latest mobile devices, and using an emulator can get your account banned pretty easily.
 
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Summoners War is a gacha game, so naturally it suffers from a shit ton of downfalls. Its RNG rates are ridiculous, you'll pull a 5* monster once every blue moon (and a rare Light and Dark Nat 5* even less than that, in my 7 years of near-constant play I've never gotten one). The playerbase is toxic and there are fights in chat all the time. The PvE is unrewarding, tedious, and repetitive. The PvP is full of tryhards who spend hundreds if not thousands on the game. Lastly, it's riddled with terrible optimization for most phones and crashes frequently even on the latest mobile devices, and using an emulator can get your account banned pretty easily.
Most gacha games
 
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I legit enjoy playing Princess Connect Re:Dive. My wife plays a lot of gacha games cause her autism makes her really into grinding (long time MMO player), but I fucking hate that shit. Spending hours ballsacking my screen just to get a pickaxe or a picture of a waifu makes me want to kill myself.

I downloaded PriConne on a whime when it dropped in the US, but never played it. Then my wife picked it up a few months later, so I actually started to try it out. I think the game balances streamlined gacha grind stuff with tactical teambuilding enough to keep the flow feeling steady, but a continual challenge. Grinding is easy, too, as they have an auto-grind feature that'll allow what would normally take hours of grinding in a few minutes. To unlock the auto-grind for a level, though, you have to get a 3 star on the mission (basically beat it without any of your girls dying), so you stay immersed to a point and don't forget you're actually playing a game.

Now gacha elements are terrible and a hard sell to people. I hate games just because they have gacha elements. I don't even like going to Casinos, unless I'm about to play some poker. I've never really felt pressured by the gacha elements though. I'm a free-to-play player and doing really well in terms of content and capability. Just by doing the normal gameplay I get plenty of jewels (in-game currency) to do tons of pulls on all the important banners. I almost have every single character currently available just by doing all the normal free-to-play content. And that's another thing, all the content is free-to-play. Even the #1 player in my PvP bracket is a free-to-player. He's literally the top PvP player in my bracket and he's never spent a cent on the game, just time and strategizing.

So anyways, game's pretty fun, especially if you like cute anime girls doing cool fighting.
 
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Wolvesville is a game I've been playing off and on for years now. It's similar to the Mafia card game or Town of Salem
 
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The only mobile game that wasnt a endless runner or a highscore type game that i enjoyed is DATA WING. Really cool racing game with an immersive story and cool binary mini games. The soundtrack is mostly vaporwave music so it fits this board too. Its about 1-2 hours i played it many times back in 2018. I would strongly recomend to anyone really.
 
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Pixel Dungeon
open source turn based dungeon crawler rouge like game that has an ungodly amount of alternate versions and mods.
really really fun though, only takes up like 20 megabytes
 
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