I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty slow to actually buy iPhone apps. I can’t really explain this behavior since I’ll drop $5 on a magazine and read it only once, vs. paying $1 for an app I’ll use several times… but that’s just the way I am. So when I tell you that I actually paid for some games on the iPhone and don’t regret it, that is actually a big endorsement!
And endorse these games, I shall! Here are 5 iPhone games that I paid $.99 for, play all the time, and highly recommend.
5) Just Fillin’
This very simple game requires just one finger to play. Essentially you touch the screen and begin inflating a balloon. The object is to fill it as much as possible to take up the entire screen with balloons. But there is a catch (isn’t there always!).
Just Fillin’ has little spikes floating around the screen that can pop your bubble while you are inflating it! So they limit the size you are able to create, especially when several start floating around all over the place.
4) Flick Fishing
Flick Fishing is a fishing game! Don’t worry that you hate fishing in real life… so do I! But in this game you only have to wait a few seconds for a nibble, and then reel em’ in!
As the game goes on, the fishing actually gets more challenging until you are going after big ol’ fish like Marlins and Tunas and I think maybe Moby Dick? I’m not sure about that last one but if you see him let me know.
3) Cut the Rope
This little game has everything going for it. A cute little baby monster who needs to be fed… A realistic physics engine… and the highest rating I’ve ever seen!!! Over 50,000 people have rated Cut the Rope and it maintains a 5 star rating! WOW!
This is one that everyone you know will enjoy, so don’t hesitate to get it.
2) Angry Birds
Ok, I’ve got two words for you – EXPLODING BIRDS! Yeah, I said it. You aren’t going to get that in the free version of Angry Birds, but when you upgrade for $.99 you get a whole bunch of new levels and all sorts of pissed off little birds including one that can dive bomb and blow up like a hand grenade!
I love it.
1) Doodle Army
Doodle Army lets you run around killing everything from humans to zombies to Martians! And the arsenal of weapons you get to use is just plain impressive! You can chop up the zombies with a chainsaw, zap the Martians with a ray gun, or my personal favorite… charbroil an opposing army with a flamethrower!
You might think that a game that has stick figures for action heros might be a little weak… but this is by far my favorite time waster. So what are you waiting for soldier! GET DOODLE ARMY NOW!
Two More Worth Considering
These next two aren’t $.99. But I bought em both and at less than $3 each they still represent a great value considering how much I’ve played them.
Ok, you want a little more description? No problem… Fingerzilla lets you choose between different cities, including San Francisco, and wreak havoc by crushing cars, swatting helicopters, setting forests on fire, and of course eating the town’s Mayor!
It doesn’t get any better than that folks. Especially not for $1.99!
Amateur Surgeon is extremely unique and I’ve never really seen anything else like it. So get your inner Dexter on, and go slice some people up!
Special Bonus: 3 More FREE iPhone Games
What? You didn’t think I was going to go without giving you a few free game recommendations did you? Of course not!
All of those games I mentioned above have free versions that you can find on iTunes. The problem is, the games are so good that you are not going to want to be constantly annoyed by the ads and crippleware. So don’t bother! Just grab one or two (or all) and be done with it! Here are a few others that you should check out!
If I’m not mistaken, I believe the PC was actually invented so some guy could play solitaire without having to actually deal and shuffle cards all the time. Yeah, that’s a fact. You can look it up…
Anyway, while you’re busy researching that, I’ll be playing the best game of solitaire available for iPhone. And yes, it’s free. Now having said that, you are going to have to stare at ads every time you shuffle the deck and start another game. But if that really annoys you it just takes a $.99 upgrade to get rid of them. As of yet, it hasn’t bothered me that bad.
2) Great Tank War
I’m not really sure how they are going to make money off of Great Tank War, but I think you might be able to make some sort of in app upgrade purchases? I don’t know…
What I do know is that you get to drive a tank around, shoot other tanks, and run over people to kill them. And after all, is there really anything else you need other than that? I didn’t think so.
Over on OneMansBlog.com there is a game called Bubble Shooter, which I claimed was the most addicting game of all time. Let me just say that iJewels gives Bubble Shooter a run for its money!
The object of the game is to move jewels around in order to line up at least 3 or more – which in turn causes them to be removed from the screen and replaced.
Ok, that’s it for my recommedations! Have you got other favorites? If so please let us know in the comments. And don’t forget to include a link to your recommendation!