New York Times:
Games are a clear favorite for the stranded legions at subway stops and grocery store checkout lines, but this category has a staggering number of choices. Apple’s iTunes Store helps narrow those choices with the Game Center, a selection of around 1,700 highly rated, high-selling apps, including 30 featured titles.
You’ll find the usual suspects, like Angry Birds, Flight Control and Doodle Jump, which are perfect for situations when you have three free minutes. If you already have these games, try Let’s Golf 2 ($5 on iPhone), Blokus ($5 on iPhone) and Tetris ($1), or newer games like Trucks and Skulls ($1), Astronut (free) and Zoo Rescue ($1).
Nice of the New York Times to provide us with this handy list, yes? Since we're getting into iOS apps, I'll throw in my two cents. I was never a fan of Flight Control, but Angry Birds is an obvious choice for your hard earned monies. One they missed, however, was The Incident. A great, old school pixelated game that has you moving your iPhone ever so slightly to have the main character avoid falling debris. The coolest part, is that if you have both an iPhone and an iPad, you can use your iPhone as a controller for your iPad. Cool! Even cooler, you can plug your iPad into your TV, and you have a super cool gaming device!
NYT moves on to Android:
That said, Android has Angry Birds, Let’s Golf 2 and Tetris, which are all solid choices. Glu Mobile, the maker of many popular and free iPhone games, like Gun Bros and Deer Hunter, will introduce some of those games to Android in the coming weeks. Gun Bros is expected to appear this week.
Oof! The choices look bleak on Android, friends. But, you have Angry Birds on Android, AND it's free. Free if you don't mind some pesky ads, that is. Gun Bros sounds...fun. And possibly violent. So I'm in.
Know anyone with a Blackberry?
BlackBerry users who are accustomed to second-rate apps have it slightly better when it comes to games. The genre’s most famous mobile games are missing, but thanks chiefly toElectronic Arts, great ones still await, like Need for Speed Shift 3D, Yahtzee, Tetris and Risk. All sold for $1 apiece last week.
Hm, weak sauce as well. So, the bottom line here is that you should go out and get an iPhone and also as iPad. I mean, that's only like, $1000. Chickenfeed! Let's just hope Santa was very kind to you and your family.
At least you don't have a Chrome OS.