Cricky's Top Mobile Games
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This isn't a list of the best mobile games ever (well it might be, who knows?), it's a list of the top mobile games I'l played over the years. I'm rating them by how memorable they've been. i.e. can I still remember them!

This is also my (initial) contribution to the VGG Mobile Gaming Event.

The games are in no particular order.
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1. Video Game: Tetris (1984) [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:190] [Average Rating:7.59 Unranked]
Video Game: Tetris (1984)
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System - Game Boy (original)

A game that needs no introduction This is the game that came with my original and the one I played most on it by far. I was still playing it when I went to uni. In fact one year we had a high score chart in the living room with my Gameboy left out for people to play and try to beat. Considering I lived with 3 non-gaming girls it showed you how addictive Tetris was.

I used to play so much I started seeing the shapes falling when I closed my eyes and when I was going to sleep I tried moving them with my eyes. There's a name for this which currently escapes me.

I've played other versions or Tetris and the original game on different systems but nothing compares to the game on the original chunky (by today's standards) Gameboy.
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2. Video Game: Super Mario Land [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1212]
Video Game: Super Mario Land
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System - Game Boy

I played this one a lot back in the early 90s. Partially because I only had 3 games but also because it was an excellent game. I used to walk around town playing it from start to finish I played it so much. Fun times.
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3. Video Game: Advance Wars: Dual Strike [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:140]
Video Game: Advance Wars: Dual Strike
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System - Nintendo DS

I really enjoyed this game. Very tactical and it was on a handheld which was the first time I'd seen a game like this on a mobile device. I've actually still to go back and complete it. I think I was on the final battle which was super tough. Also I see there are several other games too!
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4. Video Game: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:300]
Video Game: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
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System - Nintendo DS

I'm not sure why I picked this one up but I hadn't played a game like this before. I really enjoyed the puzzles and the story wasn't bad either. I've since played two more and they're decent games.
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5. Video Game: Mario Kart Super Circuit [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1024]
Video Game: Mario Kart Super Circuit
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System - Nintendo DS

The DS version of Mario Kart this was actually pretty good. Always nice to be able to have a quick race when you're out and about. Though I only had bad experiences playing it online the few times I tried. People playing with karts I'd never seen before lapping me round the track...
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6. Video Game: Kingdom Rush [Average Rating:7.40 Overall Rank:860]
Video Game: Kingdom Rush
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System - Android (Hudl)

I picked this up in a Humble Mobile bundle not know anything about it. After playing the first few levels I was hooked and played through on the hardest level for the challenge. And on some of the levels hard is pretty hard indeed. Probably the best tower defence game I've ever played.

There are two sequels which are pretty much more of the same but with enough tweaks and enhancements to remain excellent games and just different enough.
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7. Video Game: Jelly Defense [Average Rating:5.29 Overall Rank:6682]
Video Game: Jelly Defense
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Platform - Android (Hudl)

Another tower defence game. Not as detailed as Kingdom Rush as there are are no heroes, not as many tower types, no fancy upgrades, but it is a fun game. Any game where it describes the taste of the invaders spaceships is going to be strange and this is one is both strange and fund with an interesting mechanic around the ability of certain towers only able to affect enemies of the same colour.
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8. Video Game: Angry Birds [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1362] [Average Rating:6.52 Unranked]
Video Game: Angry Birds
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Platform - Android

Done to death now but this was a fresh take on a classic formula. I remember playing similar games years ago but with touch screens, the different types of birds, the different materials and the smirking pigs this was fun to play.
 
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