"The revolution will be televised."

The Ouya is an Android-based microconsole, famous for being financed by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign.

It became quite controversial, however, for a flawed launch: many backers did not receive their units in advance, early controllers had issues with lag (since patched) and buttons getting stuck (requires a very simple hardware mod), poor wireless performance (the fix can be a setting on your router), and some games had performance issues for not being properly optimized for the Tegra 3 chip.

On the other hand, as it's dead-easy to port from Android, it quickly amassed a library of hundred of titles — mostly mobile games, but also media players and emulators for several classic systems (anything up to PS1 runs well, but N64 is very hit-and-miss). Also, you can easily install most Android apps as well, without modding. For a $99 machine, it was not a bad deal.

The list

Box Art Title Genre Description
Another World Ouya cover.jpg Another World Action-adventure An Amiga classic, one of the most brutally hardcore games ever. An accident teleports a scientist to a world where everything is out to kill him.
Beast Boxing Turbo Ouya cover.jpg Beast Boxing Turbo Fighting It's like Punch-Out!, but with monsters.
Chronoblade Ouya cover.jpg Chronoblade Beat 'em up A brawler with RPG elements, from the creator of Lemmings and GTA.
Final Fantasy III Ouya cover.jpg Final Fantasy III RPG Updated remake of the Famicom classic (not to be mistaken for the SNES game that is actually Final Fantasy VI).
Flashout 3D Ouya cover.jpg Flashout 3D Racing Futuristic racing/shooting a la Wipeout.
Giana Sisters Ouya cover.jpg Giana Sisters Platformer A damn good old school platformer, sequel to a classic European rule-63'ed Mario clone.
Maldita Castilla Ouya cover.jpg Maldita Castilla Platformer Spanish homage to the Ghosts 'n Goblins series. So deliciously old-school, you could easily believe it's a late 1980s arcade under emulation (and the music was actually produced by emulating the YM2203 sound chip, which many arcade boards used back then).
Order and Chaos Online Ouya cover.jpg Order & Chaos Online MMORPG Gameloft's generic WoW. Quite impressive for the system.
Ravensword Shadowlands Ouya cover.jpg Ravensword Shadowlands Action-RPG Very reminescent of Elder Scrolls and Fable.
Saturday Morning RPG Ouya cover.jpg Saturday Morning RPG RPG A comedy/nostalgia RPG inspired by 1980s cartoons and pop culture, with music by Vince DiCola (Transformers, Rocky IV).
Shadowgun Ouya cover.jpg Shadowgun TPS A very badass sci-fi third person shooter.
Sine Mora Ouya cover.jpg Sine Mora Shooter Beautiful shmup with time-manipulation elements and character designs bound to please the furfags.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Ouya cover.jpg Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Platformer Does this even need much of a description? It's Sonic, it's 2D, it's good. Both episodes are available, as well as Sonic CD.
Towerfall Ouya cover.png Towerfall Platformer You and 3 other archers shoot arrows at each other in this fast paced multiplayer platformer, also has a 1-2 player campaign, tons of fun.
Vendetta Online Ouya cover.jpg Vendetta Online MMORPG A mix of online RPG and space simulator. Similar to EVE, but more streamlined and action-oriented.
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