Nominate Your Favourite Handheld/Mobile Games Of The Year

Nominate Your Favourite Handheld/Mobile Games Of The Year

Hello, time to nominate your favourite games of the year. Today we’re taking a look at the mobile and handheld games.

This is a weird category for me. Mainly because, for the first time in a while, I didn’t play many handheld games, and I sort of abandoned mobile gaming for the first time in years. I’m struggling to think of games I played and loved in this category. I remember a few years ago just about all of my favourite games were on the 3DS. It seems like Nintendo has kind of abandoned that platform a little.

Regardless, here are some of my nominations.

— The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
— Pac-Man 256
— Land Sliders

Tragically, that’s it for me really. Can’t think of anything else that really stuck out.

Nominate your favourites in the comments below. We’ll put it to a vote next week!


  • Mobile/ handheld game I played the most of this year by far was Hearthstone. In fact, it would be the only game I played daily (or nearly daily).

    • I concur with this 100%. It was released on mobile devices this year right? If so, without a doubt it gets my vote.

  • I’ve just started to get into Hearthstone, and it is actually quite fun. I’ve never been a card game player, but this is definitely a fun mobile game (but we will see how long that lasts for).

  • The only handheld mobile games I’ve played that came out this year would be:

    Yoshi’s New Island – 3DS
    Angry Birds 2 – iPhone

    I picked up Majora’s Mask but didn’t quite get the chance to play it yet. I finished Yoshi and just completed all the levels up to the latest one released on Angry Birds 2 yesterday, sooo I guess I should now fire up Majora’s Mask 🙂

    • Yoshi’s New Island was 2014. And is sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to be done with the Azran Legacy and Shovel Knight.

  • MH4 and Shovel Knight were about the only things I really played on 3DS this year.

    Actually there’s Mario & Luigi Paper Jam in a week or so. That should be rad.

  • Does Suikoden II count? It’s technically a console game that can be played on handhelds.
    I also predict that Yokai Watch will be a favourite game too.
    I did enjoy Oreshika too regardless of the fact that I still haven’t beaten the last boss.

    • It’s been the slowest year for handheld in a long time. Buts TitS SC is a legitimate great game.

      I’ll mention Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker here as well, but I won’t be able to afford it til Christmas.

        • I reckon some of these Japanese publishers just have little apps that spit out random series of english words that don’t actually mean anything when placed next to each other and use that to create their titles.

    • I support this nomination, because even though it was previously released in Japan, the language changes alone, along with the western release, qualify it, in my opinion. I’d have put it in my list below but you’ve got it covered 🙂

  • I played Her Story on Steam but it is on iOS too, so I guess that’s the best in this category I’ve played. I also have a few 3DS games waiting for me from this year but can’t comment on them.

  • Subterfuge! cc @beeawwb @trjn @bdkiaf @rize @gingerchris86 @freezespreston

    For a solid week, it was ever present.

  • Snake have you seen the graphics on that game mind blowing, also how bloody annoying is it when you fill the screen with your tail and have no where else to move.

    Wait Snake is not new? Damn you Mum and Dad for buying me a new phone without these cool new games people are talking about.

  • Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & the Monster Seal (Vita)
    Grim Fandango Remastered (Vita)
    Hatoful Boyfried (Vita)
    Helldivers (Vita)
    Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Vita)
    Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (Vita)
    IA/VT Colorful (Vita)
    Kick & Fennick (Vita) (also nominated for Best Platformer)
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Vita)
    OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood (Vita)
    Persona 4: Dancing All Night (Vita) (featuring Best Girl Rise)
    Steins;Gate (Vita)
    The Swindle (Vita)

    Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS) (featuring best Miku song ‘1/6 Out of the Gravity’

  • Though it technically came out last year on IOS, Bean’s Dreams for Android was released recently. It’s a damned shame that nobody is talking about this amazing homegrown platformer. It’s amazing. So I nominate it.

    Also, Horizon Chase is the best racer on any handheld in recent memory. Brilliant controls and an absolute wealth of content. No F2P crap, just pure awesomeness. So I nominate Horizon Chase too 🙂

  • Where to begin? So many awesome mobile games this year. Here’s my list:

    Crossy Road
    Pac-Man 256
    Alto’s Adventure
    Land Sliders
    Sling Kong
    Lara Croft GO
    Shooty Skies
    Neko Atsume
    Nubs’ Adventure
    Her Story
    Breath of Light
    Odd Bot Out
    Lumino City
    Til Mornings Light
    The Room 3
    Skiing Yeti Mountain
    Sage Solitaire
    Trick Shot
    Super Sharp
    You Must Build a Boat
    Zombie Match Defense

    This isn’t even everything probably as I still have a backlog to play through. But these are all great games.

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