So you've got your new iPhone 4, you lucky bastard. Now what? You could head on over to the App Store and try to navigate Apple's horrendously-designed, overcrowded maze of mostly garbage, or you could just read this article, in which we give you the 20 must-have games for the iPhone. Trust us: we're experts.
A legendary classic, this is one of the best-selling iPhone games of all time - and for good reason. It's simple to pick up and play, but almost impossible to put down. Tilt your phone left and right to guide your springy little jumping chum higher and higher. Watch out for different types of platforms with different effects, blast away enemies, dodge black holes and see a running high-score table at the side of the screen so you can compete with the whole world. Buy it at the App Store.
There's no shortage of "swinging" games on the iPhone (and I'm not talking about casual sex with multiple partners, that's gross). At their core,they're simple - run and swing on a rope to avoid enemies and reach a goal. The absolute best of the pack is Hook Champ, a title by Redcat Games that takes the core swinging mechanic and executes it perfectly, then adding on RPG-like features and retro graphics to make a sweet package that'll keep you addicted for a long time. Buy it at the App Store.
Popcap's casual bulldozer comes to the iPhone with all of the over-the-top pachinko action you'd expect. The game is simple: shoot balls to bounce off of lit targets. But it's all of the production value that makes it a classic - from the fireworks and crazy level art to "Ode to Joy" playing when you complete a challenge. Buy it at the App Store.
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