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The Best Roguelikes on iOS and Android

Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:03 pm

Roguelikes are a tricky genre to pin down, seeing as the name itself began popping up everywhere at once without much structural rigor once a certain type of game started... ... e-android/

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Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Excellent compilation. I could add many more (Space Grunts as a Starter for 10), but I understand these articles are moving beasts, which is a good thing!

Edit: On reflection, perhaps Space Grunts would be better suited to the 'Turn Based' category, but don't ask me. I struggle with game categorisation at the best of times. ;)

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Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:51 am

I prefer the classical definition of roguelike, though I prefer them to be more simple and less hardcore (ie. not so nethack) and with that in mind, I would say mobile games like Quest of Dungeons, Cardinal Quest, Pixel Dungeon, Sword of Fargoal, 100 Rogues, etc... I enjoy playing.

Outside of that classical scope, I enjoyed Weird Worlds and Out There.

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Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:01 am

Dang saw FTL and got excited cause it said ios and Android! alas, it was really a mostly ios list.

Pixel Dungeon was a good one though as someone mentioned.

Also wish 868 Hack would come to droid.

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Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:21 pm

I know it's a card game, but Solitairica really belongs on this list.

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Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:22 pm

I know it's a card game, but Solitairica really belongs on this list.
I hear you, but it's on the card game list as we think of it as a card game first.

There's so many good mobile games out there, I don't see any point in having games duplicated across various lists. It robs other equally deserving games of the chance to be celebrated.
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:04 pm

Out There is one of the best, imo.

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Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:01 am

It is funny that Auro is criticized for being Android only and is then followed by a long list of iOS exclusives :).

I had missed crowntakers, off to check it out.

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Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:04 pm

I would love to see a genuinely solid Nethack port to iPad. Not a "like Nethack" but the actual game backed by the wiki, with sane tablet-focused controls. There are a couple quickie basic ports but I haven't really seen Nethack (or Angband) in all its glory.

Of course I'm posting this in the hope that someone will say "doffus, check out _____" :-)

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:23 pm

Auro USED to be an iOS game as well and I hope it will eventually come back to the system. Must have been one of the iOS 11 purge.


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