Ever since I started playing Monkey Island on my iPod Touch, I’ve become more and more convinced that the mobile platform is the future of adventure games. A good adventure game has been compared with reading a book. And with reason, a good adventure game’s backbone is a brilliant story. Now we can finally, comfortably take that adventure game into our lazy recliners, away from technology and boring desks.
I currently don’t own an Android device and I haven’t seen a good adventure game for my Nintendo DS since Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (let me know if you know more!), so I went looking for iPod Touch compatible adventure games.
I found quite a few.
If you like text adventure games, there is absolutely no excuse not to have iphonefrotz. It’s free, and it supports enough games to last you a few lifetimes. It’s the most relaxed way to play text adventure games yet. I love it.
But lets get back to point and click games. This iPhone/iPod touch adventure game list is the most complete I found. It’s a bit spread out over the topic, but you’ll get a bunch of great ideas. It appears many developers are cashing in on their older games. For instance, Simon The Sorcerer is also available. Judging from some of the screenshots, I’m not sure if all developers took as much time to refine the interface as the Monkey Island creators did.
Revolution seems to be one big exception. Judging from the information I found, their latest Broken Sword director’s cut looks like it will be worth your money. It contains the old storyline and adds an entirely new parallel one. I’ll certainly be looking into buying this one when I complete both Monkey Island games currently on my iPod.
But what about original content? I find it pretty hard to get an idea of what’s out there. 1112 looks very interesting. And there are some more, but I’ll have to get back to you on that when I find the time to evaluate them a bit further.
I’d love to hear your input. Have you found an exceptional portable adventure?