Weekend Open Forum: Do you game on your cell phone?

By Jos ยท 83 replies
Nov 12, 2010
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  1. Usually when you think of gaming, a tiny screen and cramped controls aren't the first things that come to mind. But in the last year or so smartphone gaming has really kicked off as they get more capable hardware and developers find creative ways to use touch interfaces. So much indeed that Apple's iOS devices alone have already surpassed the Sony PSP as a gaming platform in the U.S., according to a recent survey, while closing in on the DS.

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  2. posermobile89

    posermobile89 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Cut the Rope is incredible (I beat it :D), though I played on an iPod.

    My modest cell phone doesnt have gaming abilities, but if it did, I'm sure I'd have a game or two, or ten ;)
  3. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I've yet to buy a smartphone. Maybe I'll dabble in this once I get a Android, Windows phone 7 smartphone but for now sudoku doesn't cut it.
  4. lchu12

    lchu12 TS Booster Posts: 195   +9

    Yes I do. Currently playing Othello, Brick/Block Breaker, Midnight Pool.
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,675   +990

    Even before smartphones I used to game on my phone, but I tend to stick to the simpler puzzle type of games, even today on the iPhone. Think of Tetris, Sudoku or Bejeweled, definitely not a Doom port or anything close to that ;)
  6. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Playing games using the cramped keypads of cellphones is real hassle. I haven't tried touch screen phones yet but they're probably better in that respect. I hope that Microsoft at least tries to make Windows Phone 7 devices affordable. After all, they're really late to this party and you can't get mass market adoption if your products are expensive.
  7. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    Yes, It has come to that... now that I have very little time left because of work and studies. Usually after lunch I play some soccer matches on the Iphone 4 which is fun and doesn't take too much time... of course on weekends, is PC time, and I dont play on the Iphone...
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    yes i do :) been playing tons of games on my moto droid that i proudly have OC to 1.2 GHz hehe :)
  9. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    YES! I have an Android device (Galaxy S) ....On my phone atm: Tiki Towers, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja - Emulators: NES, SNES, GameBoy, Genesis, PSX

    I'm very interested in the PSP/Android device that was announced, hopefully the specs aren't final, and they release beefier hardware than what is rumored.
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I used to play a version of Space Invades on my last work phone. Unfortunately it broke and my current one lacks any sort of games.
  11. codefeenix

    codefeenix TS Rookie Posts: 39

    My phone pretends its a smart phone. However its not very good at it, havent even tried to play any games on it.
  12. DSparil

    DSparil TS Rookie Posts: 35

    When the whole "Playing on the Cellphone" thing was new, I did.

    It was only for a few days though since it was pointless to play when your out. Heck, gaming on a tiny screen was dumb. Eventually, I uninstalled every game.
  13. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    I'm with Dsparil.

    I don't anymore. I think I am one of the dieing few who just use their phone for texting and calling.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,029   +2,558

    I don't own a cell phone, I barely game on my desktops, and I don't believe in Santa...BAH...HUMBUG...!
  15. Jetatt23

    Jetatt23 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I have the original Droid, and I spend quite a lot of time playing games on it. I play Angry Birds, emulators for Genesis, SNES, and PS, and games by a company called Storm8. It's amazing the things that can be done with a phone these days.
  16. Mushroom

    Mushroom TS Rookie Posts: 32

    I have an old phone so tetris would be all I could play...but I don't have it.
  17. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    y would u overclock yur phone o.O
    most games are designed not to lag and OC will drain yur battery
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    When I have bit of time I try to play A5 on my cell but I always keep crashing into lamp posts, walls, railings etc. so I end up playing Paper Toss. :rolleyes:
  19. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,959   +218

    Duke Nukem 3D on my Nokia N82, runs Symbian v3
    This game works great because if you are as old as me you will remember it has auto aim for up/down. (You control it via keyboard, not mouse when it was released in 1996).
    Also the graphics look really good on the small screen with 320x240 :)

    I also have a SCUMM emulator on it, so I can play games like Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle & Sam & Max Hit the Road.

    I also have Quake 1, 2 & 3 on it but that is mostly for show, it's not as fun since you need to aim up/down aswell...

    My NES emulator is called GPFce.
    I've also got Shadow Warrior on it, but have not been playing it so much yet. The other games above (except Quake) I've been playing quite allot.
    Find it great when you are bored somewhere and want the time to go by ;)

    Oh, and all these ports are free, you need the original gamefiles of course, but the Symbian emulator/port software is free...
    Some links;

    ScummVM; http://www.scummvm.org/
    Quake; http://koti.mbnet.fi/hinkka/
    GPFce; http://my-symbian.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36393
    Duke3D; http://my-symbian.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30784
    Shadow Warrior; http://my-symbian.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36469
  20. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    I dont own a cell phone FTW
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,029   +2,558

    Wow, there's two of us...!
  22. 63Jax

    63Jax TS Enthusiast Posts: 85

    a cell phone is a phone, i don't game, i don't surf the net, i don't watch movies, and all that ****, I JUST TALK, that's what a phone is suppose to do. these days every phone is doing everything but talk...
  23. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 104   +14

    Nesoid on my Tattoo satisfies my all mobile gaming needs.
  24. Swanen

    Swanen TS Rookie

    Only have Sudoko and Angry Birds on it right now.
  25. Ssendi

    Ssendi TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Yah, my HTC hero does the all the gaming I need!!!!

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