The app gaming market has become bigger and, more importantly, better than most could ever have imagined. And with its growth, there have been many interesting trends and developments. One of the most intriguing among them has been that adaptations have become popular, whether it’s app games being developed in other formats and for other devices, or popular, existing games being translated to app form. Here’s a look at some of the best adaptations.
Adapted To App Form
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
There may be newer and more glorified versions of Rockstar’s epic GTA franchise by now, but GTA: San Andreas makes for an incredible app. Costing $6.99 in the iOS app store, it essentially brings you the full experience of the original 2004 game, all on a touch screen. The graphics are fun, though they do betray the fact that the original was made in 2004. But the gameplay is surprisingly rich for a console adaptation. Pocket-lint’s review makes a strong case, however, for playing with a bluetooth controller because touchscreen controls can be frustrating at times.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies
As a general rule, shooters don’t translate very well from console controllers and big screens to mobile touchscreens. However, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a notable exception. Developed by Activision for iOS and Android devices, the app costs $6.99 and is worth every penny. In zombie mode, your basic goal is to survive endless waves of the undead. The gameplay mechanics and graphics are top notch, and you can also collaborate with other users to battle zombies together, even with the help of built-in voice chat.
Adapted From App Form
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