What are some good mobile games which doesn't require dragging?
This may seem like an odd request and I'm not sure if I can properly explain this, but for some reason I dislike games that require me to drag things with my fingers. I prefer games that allow me to "click" stuff using my finger as a mouse, like Go (baduk), checkers, and other board games. Any genre. Any suggestions on Android? Thanks!
I will always recommend Simon Tatham's Puzzles. Another favourite is Hoplite which uses taps over drags.
I expect most genres will work so this thread might be closer to a general game recommendation thread. But there's no harm in that.
+1 for the puzzles, its on Fdroid as well.
Just cycled back to Hoplite, been working on that atheist run for most of a decade now...! Highly recommend.
Shattered Pixel Dungeon (F-Droid)
One of my favorite roguelikes ever; it's actively developed, very well-suited to mobile, and it's open source!
Do you like twitch games (as in, twitch quick-reaction games)? I really enjoy Geometry Dash. Good music and greatly satisfying after practice practice practice.
I think so, yeah! I'll check this out thanks.
I LOVE a game called Antiyoy. It's a low-res stripped down version of like, Civ, or something. Strategy based, and there's a free online version. No dragging required
This sounds great! I also recommend Polytopia which is a similar, stripped-back 4x game
If you want a good civ-like, check out unCiv. Be warned, the 'one more turn' effect is strong with this one.
(OP: you will need to drag your finger on unCiv to pan the map)
I can second Antiyoy, it has been my go-to mobile time waster for longer than I can remember. The developer, Yiotro, has a library of similar low-res stripped down games of several genres. As Antiyoy is to Civ, Opacha-mda is to an RTS, Vodobanka is to SWAT, and Achikaps is to a city builder, etc, etc. I think some of them may have a drag mechanic but they are all simple, enjoyable, and free. I highly recommend them all
I am a fan of idle games, although the genre has become a bit saturated with microtransaction, ad-ridden junk lately. Something like Universal Paperclips, Armor and Machine, or Cookie Clicker might be good for your tapping needs though. Home Quest and Spaceplan are great too, although a little shorter.
Ever heard of Legends of IdleOn? I really like the way the developer approaches the Idle genre. Give it a try if you like idle games.
Have you tried Kittens Game, which I've just about weaned myself off now? It's like idle game crack. Or worse, Trimps (no app version I'm aware of, browser only). I've had a Trimps tab open for about three years now.
Trimps has turned out to be like heroin for me. I genuinely can't get enough. Initially I was daunted by the sheer amount of content in the game, but at this stage I'm super into pushing a little bit further which each successive portal. Dissertation season was not a great time to discover this game! :D
Crypt of the Necrodancer is fun and is all taps (
it might be iOS exclusive thoughEdit: Apparently it isn't. I strongly recommend it)
It's apparently on Android as well!
That's great. I think it could be a good fit for OP then.
I'm not sure if this fits your criteria, but I came across a game called Knotwords today. It's really good. If you like Wordle and/or crossword puzzles in general, I'm sure you'll find some value in it.
Hmm...Wordle! ? Yeah, Wordle! is pretty good. I liked it more once I realized it was basically the Fallout 3/NV/4 hacking minigame.
I'm not sure I'm the type of person that likes word games, but yeah, I'll give it a shot, why not, thanks!
Update: my native language is not in the app :/
It's more of a website than an app, and the mechanics have been ported and localized into all sorts of unofficial websites. Search for "(your language/country) wordle" and someone has likely made something that's worth a look.
These are PC games that are also on Android, but most are paid: Stardew Valley, Baba is You, Sproggiwood (roguelike, smaller dungeons mapped to a Super Mario-type world)
On F Droid there's the previously mentioned Shattered Pixel Dungeon, PySol-FC (quite outdated, but has any solitaire game you'd want and can be easily tweaked for tap-to-move), Vector Pinball and OpenSudoku that I enjoy.
I've spent an unreasonable amount of time playing Bird Sort over the last few months. You have a limited number of branches with space to sort birds into groups to make them fly away. It has colour, movement and an endless supply of quick decisions and instant gratification. I'd link it but there seem to be a lot of different versions, so if you're interested, just pick one, I guess.
That's the game, but not the version I have. The birds in mine are a bit less rounded and cartoony.
Polytopia is a favorite of mine. It's a simple and aesthetically pleasing turn-based strategy (4X?) game.