The 5 Best Games on Samsung Tizen Smart TV

It is 10 years since 2009, when Samsung released its first Smart TV model. TVs at that time were everything else, but not smart, but during the decade a lot changed and the latest Samsung Tizen models are not only great for viewing linear TV channels, running apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube or Spotify, but Samsung app store is also full of games.

TV is not a game console, so in the app store you find arcades and casual 2D games, which can be played during commercial breaks, boring news program or simply to kill the time. We selected 5 best titles for you: Games, which are easy to understand, can be comfortably played with remote control, have nice graphic and usually their play time is few minutes.

5. Flying Fish 2

The clone of the Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird mobile version. Huffington Post once described it as an “insanely irritating, difficult and frustrating game which combines a super-steep difficulty curve with bad, boring graphics and jerky movement”. The description fits perfectly also its TV version. It’s irritating, but still remarkably playable… and perfect if you have a few moments to spare.

4. Nut War

Tower defense games are great phenomenon on touch screen devices, but Nut War is the only game of that genre you will find on the Samsung Tizen. At the same time it is one of the most complex games in the app store, but it can be still easily played with standard TV remote control. It has nice and touchy graphic full of squirrels warriors and nasty rats. The game play is long, so you will need a comfortable couch and a few bottles of beer to finish it.

3. Urban Ninja

Like in every endless a runner — unnamed man is fleeing from an unknown threat. Urban Ninja is controlled by two buttons only, which is perfect for TV remote controls with usage comfort miles away from game pads. Ninja can jump, make high jump and slip under the obstacles. Game goes fast pretty quickly, so if anybody get score over 100 point let us know — maximum we have reached during long winter afternoon was 98.

2. Bobble Dobble

Your goal is eliminating all of the balls rolling around the screen along a given path by shooting various ammo from the cannon — concept known from games like Zuma or Marble Legends. Bobble Dobble has 15 levels and the new one becomes available only if the previous is successfully finished, while higher levels are insanely difficult. The game has nice graphic, many kinds of ammunition types and skillfully created levels — it proudly represents its genre.

1. Star Fighter

If you are a fan of space shooting games or not does not matter — you will like Star Fighter. It brings to TV screens the classic horizontally scrolled shooter with vivid and modern graphics. The game is hard — little inattention and the rocket blows. But from some reason the game forces you to play it over and over again. So take control of the lone spaceship and defend the galaxy from alien attacks, we need you!

Solution architect at 24i, ex-CTO and co-founder of Mautilus, 80s/90s pixel art games fan, Smart TV evangelist, mountain trekking lover.

Solution architect at 24i, ex-CTO and co-founder of Mautilus, 80s/90s pixel art games fan, Smart TV evangelist, mountain trekking lover.