5 fun and addictive Apple Watch games you can play with a flick of the wrist

5 fun and addictive Apple Watch games you can play with a flick of the wrist
The Apple Watch has been around for about a year now, and app developers haven't spent all that time with their heads under their pillows. Indeed, one of the most engaging things you can do with it is playing the fun and addictive micro-games available for the platform. The challenges of mini-screen wrist gaming have challenged developers to come up with particularly clever ideas about game design, and thankfully, the game industry isn't one to lack bright minds!

The five games in this selection will get you spending plenty of quality time with your wearable, and with your iPhone, actually. Some of them are made for the iPhone but have companion apps on the Apple Watch that double as mini-games, of sorts. Others are designed for the Apple tick-tocker from the ground-up. Whatever the case, we're pretty sure you won't be disappointed. This is a great beginning for wrist-borne gaming!

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14 Comments

1. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Why would anyone want to play in a 1.5 inch screen? LOL

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Why did anyone play tamagotchi giga pet? Don't forget early phones had similar screens, lower resolution, and even no colors - and we all played games on them. This is just a time waster.

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

"time waster" - how about using your smartphone?

5. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Most games I've found on smartphones are also a waste of time. I waited 5 years for Tablet tech to mature to a device worth having, and it looks like I'll be waiting just as long for smart watch tech to mature. Silly games certainly aren't selling me on the idea of goofing around with a tiny square screen.

6. AlikMalix unregistered

It's not for everyone. But try AfterPulse, and Real Racing 3. Pretty completing games that got me hooked and won't let go.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Tried them both on my Air 2. They got boring real quick, on the other hand Infinity Blade 3 is still my favorite game for smartphones/tablets :D

8. AlikMalix unregistered

See, I prefer games that are more simulator than smash, bang, fly thru it. Real racing is so much better on devices with gyro sensors than playing racing games on PC (I don't care to own consoles or steering wheel). And AfterPulse is just freaken awesome - graphics are outstanding. Got a 5 star a500 now and I'm killing in it.

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I agree with you to some point. The only major problem here is Apple Watch's horrible battery life.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I was thinking the same thing. But then I remember back in the 80's, I played with game watches. It was cool as I had a Pac-Man one. But it was a chore. I did try this cool race car game on my GS2 that looks like Outrun, but the screen is just to tiny. I also tried a Blackjack and slots machine. Not even worth the time and effort to install. Other than reading notifications, these tine screens just aren't good for anything more. Even sending a text is a chore on the S2 vs my S. The S has a full QWERTY keyboard. I dont see them being anymore useful than they already are. Their size is a limitation within itself.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

back then we just a child and didnt have much game to choose, so any game will look cool.. but kids nowadays have tons of game selection, they may just try this game for 1-2times and forget it, since there are lots of better game on other device with bigger screen

4. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

These games will never be on AW because manufacturers are moving to round displays. Goes to show Apple had the right choice choosing a square shape.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

I was confused for a second because "AW" can also stand for Apple Watch, not just Android Wear. I disagree though games can easily be optimized for round watch. With its own interface. Android hardware is just too varied and they don't sell well enough YET for devs to explore the android wear market as they do WatchOS. Samsung watches will work with iOS - do the sales should pick up for android - and devs will see a green light to move in.

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

why did i6S+ 1080p rated as high definition (blue icon thingy) while 1080p on redmi note 2, Galaxy A5, and gazillion other phone rated as average definition??? phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-6s-Plus_id9502 phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-A5-2016_id981​3 phonearena.com/phones/Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-2_id9032

14. biradar

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Sonic 2 Dash is best Game

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