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PowerA Releases List of Top Android Games That Work With MOGA Controllers

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Last week, we tipped readers off to a deal that couldn’t be resisted, one that featured a free MOGA gaming controller and a coupon to redeem a copy of Modern Combat 4. The total value was somewhere around $60, but all you had to pay was $5 in shipping and both were yours. Not surprisingly, they sold out almost immediately following a server overload.

Today, perfectly timed as those orders start arriving on doorsteps, PowerA has released a list of top games that work with the MOGA controller. You’ll find titles like Modern Combat 4, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Wild Blood, Jet Set Radio, and Dead Trigger, all major game titles that we have featured a time or two on DL.

Have you received your MOGA yet? If so, what games are you using it with? 

Top Android Games Launching With Support

For MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System 

Woodinville, WA. – December 21, 2012 –  More Android games are now being released simultaneously with support for the MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System by PowerA. Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and SkyVu Entertainment’s BATTLE BEARS ROYALE recently released on the Google Play store with MOGA support built right into the game. Gamers with a MOGA can download and immediately play those games with precision control that is usually only reserved for console gamers. With Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, for example, using the “iron sight” button on MOGA improves gameplay and can increase a gamer’s performance.

Since being released in October, new games have been added to the system, with key titles in every major gaming genre. MOGA Enhanced titles that recently released, or will be available by the end of the year include:

  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour (Gameloft)
  • BATTLE BEARS ROYALE (SkyVu Entertainment)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Rockstar)
  • Wild Blood (Gameloft)
  • Dead Trigger (MADFINGER Games)
  • Jet Set Radio (SEGA)
  • NFL Pro 2013 (Gameloft)
  • Tiki Kart 3D (Arb Studios)
  • Expendable Rearmed (Retrobomb)
  • The Bard’s Tale (inXile Entertainment)

“With the recent launch of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, gamers are provided with some of the most high-quality and immersive gaming experiences currently available on mobile,” said Baudouin Corman, Gameloft VP of Publishing for the Americas. “And when paired with the MOGA Mobile Gaming System, Android gamers can now also enjoy the pleasures of a true console-like gaming controller.”

BATTLE BEARS ROYALE is our #1 game and it’s all about intense real-time multiplayer action packed with hilarious comedy,” says Ben Vu, Co-Founder & CEO of SkyVu Entertainment.  “Our millions of core fans are extremely competitive.  MOGA allows gamers to play better while keeping their thumbs off the glass to provide a full view of the action.”

MOGA was released on October 22, 2012 to critical acclaim, and has attracted support from top mobile developers and publishers who want to bring console-like precision and control to their Android phone and tablet-based games. Gameloft, Ratrod Studios, Ezone, Namco Bandai, SEGA, Ayopa Games, Vector Unit and other acclaimed publishers have developed MOGA Enhanced blockbuster titles such as The Dark Knight Rises HD, N.O.V.A. 3, Sonic CD, and Dungeon Hunter 3. New game titles, developers and publishers are coming on board each month. For a complete list of games that support MOGA, visit www.PowerA.com/MOGA.

MOGA combines three key innovations into a single powerful system. The MOGA Controller is the first state-of-the-art, full-featured controller designed specifically for mobile devices. Pocket-sized, portable and connected via Bluetooth® wireless technology, the MOGA Controller features the controls that mobile gamers and developers demand: dual analog sticks, two shoulder buttons, four action buttons and standardized start and select buttons. In addition, the MOGA Software Development Kit (SDK) provides mobile game developers greater precision, robust control and enhanced display abilities while enabling fast, efficient development of rich new game titles and MOGA enhancement of existing titles. Finally, the MOGA™ Pivot App enables gamers to easily browse, find and play a list of MOGA Enhanced Games in one convenient location. MOGA Pivot App is available free via Google Play.

The MOGA system supports Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher mobile devices. MOGA is now available for an estimated retail price of $49.99 USD at Best Buy, Walmart, Toys”R”Us, Fred Meyer, Gamestop, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and a nationwide network of additional retailers and carrier stores. It is also available through Amazon and PowerA.com.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.clancy.77 Chris Clancy

    still waiting for mine to be delivered, but a buddy from work got one and I was very pleased with how balanced the controller felt against the weight of an S3. This + MOGA universal driver + SNES emulator = success

  • http://www.facebook.com/otto.dieffenbach Otto Dieffenbach

    This thing is Siiiick. if it was 30 bux i’d be giving it to all my friends this xmas. with it being 50, any who didnt listen to me are Jealous, so they get google play gift cards so they’ll buy their own. Sonic CD and pacman came free with it too! I abused the holiday sale and picked up Sonic EP1&2,wild blood and gta vc which all work with it. This is a new must have device.

  • bigachx

    I have been using mine for a few days now with my Droid RAZR Maxx HD and my Xyboard 10.1 playing modern combat 4, Nova 3, and the dark knight rises. Sometimes it works well and sometimes its unresponsive and out of sync. Not sure what to make of it really. Hopefully the kinks will get worked out soon. Definitely does not compare to the stock controller I use With my Xbox lol. But guess its unfair to compare the two.

  • Matt

    Anyone know if this thing fits a galaxy nexus with a 3800 mah extended battery?

  • http://profiles.google.com/mjhzoom Michael Hernandez

    Received mine today. My feelings are mixed. Got it set up with my Droid X2 pretty quick and downloaded Pacman. That was a meh experience. It was not so obvious how to get the Sonic download, so had to hit a FAQ for that. Downloads have been failing for that game all day.

    Next was setting up the controller on my Nexus 7. Took me forever to get a sync with the device. With some combination of the Moga app and the Moga Universal Driver I was able to get it to work (4 hours later). So now I can play Moga enabled games and emulators.

    Then i find out that the free download of Mortal Combat will not work with my Nexus 7. Really?

    Long frustrating day.

  • steveliv

    Dec 22, 2012 1:40 AM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    FEDEX SMARTPOST ATLANTA, GA

    It’s almost here. :)

  • The Chad

    its available at Toy R Us for $39, which is a more reasonable price. Lots in stock here in Northern California.

  • http://twitter.com/iamtyy Tyler Collum

    My buddy got his on Thursday, and mine is estimated to arrive on the 24th. His came in the mail, mine is FedEx. Interesting.

    • BSweetness

      They’re using FedEx Smartpost. FedEx will carry it most of the way, then the USPS will make the final delivery.

  • David Rando

    got mine yesterday

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Burns/1430548053 George Burns

    waiting on mine after the shipping mess. Oh well, I’ll be having fun when it gets here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

    Got a email last week friday saying it was ship, finally check fedex, and only thing seeing is that the shipping info was sent to fedex and thats all

  • Dan

    Got mine yesterday. Would never even had considered it for full price, for $5 shipping I’m game. Played with a little last night, was a fun way to play games. Ended up uninstalling Modern Combat 4 as it was sucking down battery even when I wasn’t playing it, even after restarting the phone. Said F that, may try again if they do an update, but took a while to download the almost 2gb.

  • http://twitter.com/acgr4me √Verified Packer Fan

    Got mine in the mail. I took advantage of the free code that they had. Haven’t tried it yet but the line up looks great.

  • PhillipNorris

    Still waiting on mine…Maybe some time next week :/

  • sad guy

    Sadly I will be returning mine as I was charged full price. 60 just isn’t worth it. Customer service was a nightmare for me so who knows when I’ll get the refund either.

  • Patrick Maher

    My controller arrived yesterday. I tried it with the free Pac-Man and Sonic CD that they included. It was better than using touch controls but I can’t say that I was impressed with using it for those games. I’m hoping my experience using it with Modern Combat 4 will be better.

    I’m happy to finally have a controler for Android but I think I would have been unhappy if I had paid much more than I did. It cost me $16 shipping to Hawaii. The way it holds the phone is great but the buttons are very small and they make a loud clicking sound. The analog sticks didn’t seem very responsive. Also, it apears that you have to launch the MOGA app before you play, which is annoying if you forget. If you leave the MOGA app running you constantly have a notification telling you the controller is not connected. I’ll have to try the MOGA Universal Driver app and see if that negates those problems.

    I am interested in the bigger MOGA controller seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPBALPhwVSY.

    • sporty

      Let us know if that Universal Driver helps!!

  • EvanTheGamer

    MOGA Controller received. Can’t wait to give this beast a whirl!

    • TheOiulkj

      Any idea what the game is displayed on the box? The racing game displayed on the screen.

      • steveliv

        i don’t think it exists. it is most likely a mock up.

        • EvanTheGamer

          It totally should though! lol

  • jasonlee1

    WWhen I click the tracking number in my email it keeps saying that shipping details don’t exist for it. Idk what gives. Ugh

    • EvanTheGamer

      I never tried that, but what I did try is logging into my account at powera.com. Go to “View Orders”, then click “Track Package(s)”. Worked for me, and was able to track my controller journey to my house via FedEx.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Robson/1317522018 Chris Robson

        I tried it that way and still have it telling me that the tracking number isn’t found. Oh well I hope it shows up soon I want to give it a spin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

      It cut off the last two digits. Did the same for me. I called Customer service and got the last two digits, but it’ll be on its way.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=75200646 Stephen Cox

        Or do what I did… open a text editor, copy what they sent you 100x, append the values from 00 to 99, and put them into FedEx tracking in 30-number chunks until you find the one going to you. It will be going to your city and say PowerA on the tracking page when you click on it.

        Of course mine ended in 94 so I got it on the last query. :-(

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    Semi-off-topic, has anyone gotten Jet Set Radio to work on their Razr or Razr Maxx? I’m crashing after the loading screen every time, even after i deleted almost every app on my phone. Just checking if anyone has had success.

  • EvanTheGamer

    After waiting all week, I finally got my MOGA Controller with the included Modern Combat 4 code on a card!

  • Zay Carter

    bought one from verizon about 2 weeks ago…mostly used it with emulators as the official moga app can be tricky but its another unofficial app that actually works better especially if rooted. The controller was ok and i love the fact that it holds the phone but i just didnt think it was worth 50 bucks(the same price as a ps3 or 360 controller) …no rumble…no d pad….at 20-30 bucks TOPS its a good buy…but if you paid full price like me id say wait until the pro version comes or a price drop

  • LowCalGH
  • James Hill

    Now that I’ve seen everyone get a controller for free I’m not really able to bring myself to buy one for $50.00. Sorry if I seem upset, but it seems a little unfair, not even a discount was offered. I even ordered before the day was through. I guess, bah-humbug is what I’m trying to say.

  • joejoe5709

    Whoa. Didn’t know PowerA is from Woodinville. Lots of great companies in Washington! Received my MOGA, but the wife says I have to wait until cmas to open it. Lol.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1007615014 Eric Lamont

      Holy crap! I was born and raised in Woodinville WA. I havent been back to the old stomping grounds in probably 10 years.

    • NorCalGuy

      Girlfriend nabbed mine and said the same thing. At least we got one though

      • http://www.facebook.com/cymcyms Alex Sherer

        I got mine, removed it from the brown box and oogled it. Went out to do X-mas shopping, and came back to find my wife had wrapped it up and stashed it beneath the tree.

        • http://www.facebook.com/otto.dieffenbach Otto Dieffenbach

          i threw they brown box in the car as soon as i saw it on the step, didnt want the gf doing the same thing. was sort of fun having everyone oogle it and try it out at work.

  • http://www.sipidation.com/ Sipidation

    I got an email saying it shipped with a bad tracking number. So we will see if it ever comes. Can’t complain for the price, but confidence in the company is pretty low.

    • joejoe5709

      My tracking number never worked, but it was still sent.

      • http://www.sipidation.com/ Sipidation

        Thanks, that is great to hear.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

      They cut it off. I called and they gave me the last two digits. Mine’s a day away from being delivered. It’ll be there.

      • http://www.sipidation.com/ Sipidation

        Gave them a call and got my last two digits. Now I wait until NA from fedex changes to a date….

      • http://twitter.com/Kihto An Tran

        Couldn’t call them so I had to find it myself, seems I’ll be getting mine on Christmas Eve…do the mail trucks even run on Christmas Eve?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

          how were you able to find it yourself?

    • Justin W

      I called them to get mine a couple of days ago. Shipped to arrive on Monday!

  • Jackson Emch

    I haven’t gotten mine yet, but I’m hoping it works with Black Ops Zombies and Nova 3, those games need a controller and I can’t understand why they don’t have controller support. Gameloft is really bad at throwing in controller support for their games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas
    • PuzzleShot

      PowerA should have done it with standard protocols to begin with.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

        Still, doesn’t this speak volumes about the development community for Android? If the first party doesn’t do exactly what you want, usually, there’s a third party that will implement that very idea.

      • http://twitter.com/TaylorALawler22 Taylor A. Lawler

        I guess, bah-humbug is what I’m trying to say.http://www.GoogleProjectGetPosition.qr.net/jWVG/AmazingJob=bj0HlZWjcA

      • steveliv

        The next version, the MOGA Pro, will be a standard HID compliant device.

    • sporttster

      I DL this last week when I ordered the controller. Did some research on it and folks were saying you need to get this software and it opens the controller up to alot more games, emulators,etc. So just waiting for the controller to come to check er out!

  • SchwannyT

    Mine just showed up today. Its sitting here next to me waiting for the ride home. After they got the server restarted they processed my order and shipped it. Nice to see a good list of games for it.