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I have an iPhone and I have spent many hours playing various games on it and usually I find out about the good games via word of mouth.  With that said I figured it would be a good idea to start a thread for us out there to share our favorites.  I'll try to keep the first thread updated as suggestions are added.  

 

A Few Recommended Games to start:

 

Angry Birds ($.99) - If you own an i(whatever) I probably don't need to tell you about this game and if I am wrong you must put everything down immediately and download this app.  In the game you toss different types angry birds each with different strengths at pigs that have fortified themselves in makeshift forts.  Since release there have been tons of FREE updates to include more bird types and levels although the complany was recently bought by EA soooo I am betting that will come to an end very soon  >:(  Lite Version is available

 

Peggle ($2.99) - It's Peggle so no need for an explaination other than it is an excellent port.  Controls are great and is of course addicting.

 

Fruit Ninja ($.99) - Very fun and simple game (my daughter loves it) All you do is swipe through flying fruit while avoiding bombs as they arc accross the screen. Devs of this app are constantly putting out plenty of free updates for this one as well.

 

Ragdoll Blaster 1 ($1.99) and 2 ($2,99) - I lumped these two together because they are essentially the same game with 2 having slightly better graphics and is a bit more challenging.  The object is to shoot ragdolls out of a cannon and hit a red target that is hidden by an array of obsticles.  Your score is determined by the number of dolls it takes to hit said targets.  Lite version is available

 

Plant vs. Zombies ($2.99) - As with Most Pop Cap games this one is great!   This game takes your standard tower defense formula but instead of a path to build towers along, you drop seeds in your yard which then grow in to plants that have various offensive or defensive capabilities. The yard is organized in a grid, and zombies move straight across the row they spawn on and move towards your house, destroying anything that they come in contact with.

 

I have a bunch more but that I will try to add later today.

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Share the apps you have on your iPhone that you absolutely love or think others should have or know about.

 

I don't have an iPhone so I can't share any. iPhone users....share away. Thanks

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I have to admit I am an Ipod touch addict.

 

My most used app is Stanza, I read books on there all the time.

Next would be Facebook then Netflix or Pandora

 

For the kids I keep an app called Lunchbox that has a bunch of pre-k and K games that keeps the kids quiet at restaurants.

 

for gaming I use Gamespot and I also have my Raptr.

 

Love free apps. Hate paying for apps wish they had like a 7 day trial to see if you like them first.

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I tried Angry birds but did not like it too much. I did highly enjoy "Cut the Rope". You are given a piece of candy and must cut a series of ropes in order to get it into the monsters mouth, usually at the bottom of the screen. There are currently 100 levels available in the full $0.99 version with updates supposedly on the way.

 

I also enjoy "Slice-It". In this game you are given a shape and a certain number of lines you can use to cut that shape into the desired number of pieces. The object is to get the pieces to all be exactly the same size. At the beginning it starts with cutting a square into two pieces using one line, easy. But on the later levels, including the one I'm stuck on is a sort of start shape that you use 9 lines to make 14 pieces or something like that. It's fun and addicting.

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Free gaming on Ipad

You spent enough money on that shiny new iPad. You shouldn't have to pay for games as well. Here's a selection of the finest free iPad gaming has to offer.

 

There's a tremendous amount of free video game content available for the iPad some seven months after launch, but how do you weed through all of the low quality fluff and crippled Lite versions of more expensive titles to find those hidden gems? We'll help get you started. Once we're done, the comments section is there to share your own top picks for free iPad gaming.

 

USA Today Crossword Puzzles

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: USA Today

Genre: Word Puzzle

 

The next evolution of the newspaper crossword puzzle appears every day (except for Sunday) inside the USA Today iPad app. It's all the joy of sitting on the toilet doing the daily crossword without needing something to write on, and with hints available for players not quite as informed as your average hardcore crossword player, it's super accessible as well.

 

Extras: USA Today's iPad app is ad supported, so you'll have to deal with tiny bar advertisements at the bottom of the page, but you'll hardly notice them. As an added plus, the app also features news.

 

Alternate: NY Times Crossword Puzzles - The NY Times puzzle app has a larger selection of puzzles, but you eventually have to pay for a subscription.

 

Frotz

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: Craig Smith

Genre:Text-based Adventure

 

Return to the glory days of text-based adventure games, where going north meant typing "go north." Featuring a wide selection of Interactive Fiction in the Z-Machine format including the Infocom classic Zork, and the ability to import more games from the Interactive Fiction Database, you'll be going north for a good long time. As an added plus, it looks like you're working.

 

Extras: Nothing here but a labor of love; no hidden charges, advertising, or anything of that sort.

 

Pocket Legends

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: Spacetime Studios

Genre: Action MMO

 

Pocket Legends is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game with the action of a Diablo clone. Select from one of three anthropomorphic animal character classes and venture online to seek your fortunes with countless other players.

 

Extras: Players can buy in-game platinum coins for real money to upgrade their equipment and purchase special items to aid them in their adventures.

 

Tap Tap Radiation

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer : Tapulous

Genre: Rhythm

 

Tap Tap Radiation is the iPad installment of the popular Tap Tap series of music rhythm games. Three targets appear on the screen, and the player must tap them in time with the beat of the music in order to score points. The main game comes with five songs for free, with an additional 33 free tunes available for download in the in-game store.

 

Extras: Players can purchase additional premium music at modest prices. Recently a six-song Lady Gaga set was made available for only $2.99.

 

Alternate: Rhythm Racer HD There's less music but more action in Rhythm Racer, where a futuristic vehicle travels a three lane track, picking up globes in time to the music.

 

Solitaire

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: MobilityWare

Genre: Cards

 

There is always time for a quick game of Solitaire, and you'll find plenty of different versions for the iPad, but none quite as simple as MobilityWare's Solitaire. You loved it on the PC. Now love it on the iPad.

 

Extras: No ads or paid upgrades; just good clean Solitaire fun.

 

GameRoom

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: Metaversal Studios

Genre: Board Game

 

The iPad is perfect for multiplayer board games, and GameRoom delivers. More than just a series of popular board game classics like Checkers, Reversi, and Go, GameRoom gives you the pieces to create your own board games as well.

 

Extras: No hidden costs here, and the developer regularly updates with new game types.

 

Aurora Feint 3

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: Aurora Feint

Genre: Puzzle Role-Playing

 

It's almost like a lite version of Puzzle Quest with social aspects. Aurora Feint is a puzzle game where you connect three or more symbols to either heal your character or damage foes. Using the Open Feint system, players can recruit friends and then call on them to help battle enemies during times of need. It's a quick match-puzzle game with a purpose.

 

Extras: Nothing extra here, though you'll have to join the free Open Feint network to get the full effect.

 

Words With Friends HD Free

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: Newtoy Inc.

Genre: Multiplayer Word Puzzle

 

Wait, isn't Words with Friends Free HD a Lite version of the full-priced online multiplayer Scrabble game? Not at all! It's an ad-supported version of Words with Friends, and as long as you don't mind a little product placement with your word puzzle games you can join the millions of players a day who log on to challenge each other's vocabulary and spelling prowess.

 

Extras: There's nothing more to buy, unless you ind Words with Friends ads so appealing that you simply must partake of whatever they're selling.

 

FarmVille HD

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: Zynga

Genre: Social Farming

 

This is the popular FaceBook game FarmVille, only much easier to navigate thanks to the iPad's touchpad. The app was rocky when first released, but thanks to strong support and updates it's possibly the best way to play FarmVille out there.

 

Extras: As with the Facebook version, FarmVille HD players can purchase Zynga money in order to buy special items to improve their farm.

 

Harbor Master HD

 

 

Free Gaming On The iPad

Developer: Imangi Studios

Genre: Traffic Control

 

Imangi Studios delivers a watery take on the incredibly popular Flight Control series, with players tracing routes for boats to take into harbor. As an added twist, once the boats are in harbor, others have to wait while the current ship's cargo is unloading, adding an additional layer of strategy to an already winning formula.

 

Extras: Harbor Control HD comes with one map included. Additional maps are purchasable for $.99, and players can also purchase Rewind Packs that allow them to turn back time after a crash.

 

Kotaku article with pics and videos of games

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