iPhone and iPod Touch games have stormed the market and the video gaming industry as a whole. As the need for mobility increases in our everyday lives, the need for a little entertainment on mobile devices also increases.
Both the iPhone and the iPod Touch have gotten to be so popular that thousands of games were developed for these mobile devices. The prices of these games differ, but sometimes price has nothing to do with how entertaining the game is. You can get cheap iPhone and iPod Touch games that are still fascinating.
Here are some 99 cent games that will keep you glued to your mobile for hours at a time. These games are definitely enjoyable and sometimes even addictive.
At a glance, Angry Birds may not seem difficult as a player only needs to aim a slingshot at a structure housing green pigs. Only red birds are available at the first level, but as you progress to higher levels, more types of birds are made available.
The trick is to know which type of bird would do the most damage in a given situation and to aim the sling shot at the part of a structure where you would get most points. Aiming the birds to hit a specific target is a little bit more challenging than you think.
Angry Birds has kept people on their mobiles for hours and now you can get the game for only 99 cents.
Angry Birds Rio
The sequel to the most successful mobile game worldwide is just as fun and exciting. Angry Birds Ri takes the loveable birds on a whole new adventure. They will no longer be fighting pigs, but a set of new villains.
In Angry Birds Rio, the birds are trapped in cages and the others need to free them. The birds will still need to use a slingshot, but now there are many ways to successfully complete a level. You can either complete a level with a single shot, or brutally destroy the level. All you need to do is find out how.
Angry Birds Rio has 60 levels with each getting a little bit more challenging. Make it up to level 60 and you’ll get to fight the boss.
If you loved Need for Speed, then you will surely love getting behind the wheel of Asphalt 6. What you will love the most is how the graphics portray the speed you are going. You will definitely feel as if you were driving at top speed.
Face on coming traffic and “nearly miss” a head-on collision to earn more dollars. Collect more vehicles and upgrade them with premium parts. There are so many things to do with Asphalt 6 that you will likely spend hours playing the game.
Beat Hazard Ultra
If you’re getting tired of shooting games, just wait until you have played Beat Hazard. This shooting game comes with a twist as it plays an excellent beat while you’re letting the bullets fly.
Take down your enemies to the sound of the built-in tracks or incorporate some of your own to custom tailor the game a bit more. Just be a bit careful with the graphics as it can cause photosensitive seizures.
Fans of this fascinating puzzle game will love playing it on their iPod Touch or iPhone. The colors and graphics are still mesmerizing as you pick your matches.
It’s easy to keep on finding matches until there aren’t anymore, but try to make the game a bit more challenging by matching special jewels that give bonuses. You can also try the Diamond Mine to give the game a bit more of twist.
Match-3 puzzle games are quite popular which makes Blockolicious a favorite among puzzle fanatics. What makes the game challenging is the 2 minute time limit to make a match.
If you’re able to make a match of 3 or more blocks of the same color, you create a “juice block”. If you can match 3 or more juice blocks with the same color, you create a juice bomb you can use to quickly destroy the field and create new one.
Bubble in Paradise
If you’re thinking that word games have lost their luster then try playing this word game with a twist.
Your screen fills up with bubbles that have letters in them. Click each letter to form a word to make the bubbles pop and make way for new letters. You’ll need to know a lot of words because if you can’t make any, the bubbles grow. If they get to big it’s game over.
If you like playing physics games then how about playing physics with an orange. Here you will be using a variety of objects and learning how to use each one is the key to successfully completing a level.
The mechanics of the game is simple. All you need to do is to protect the oranges from the black plague. There are several tools you can use, but how and when to use each one is a bit challenging. As you successfully complete a level, the next level becomes a bit more challenging until you find yourself spending hours trying to find out how to complete a level. There may be times though where you find a level too hard to complete and you move on to the next only to find it easier.
Cut the Rope
Cut the Rope is a very challenging game, though it may not seem so when you first start out. The objective is simple; feed a small green creature called Om-Om that has an appetite for candy.
On the screen are pieces of candy hanging from a rope. What you need to do is to figure out which ropes to cut in order to feed Om-Om the candy. It sounds simple enough, but there are obstacles to avoid increasing the level of difficulty. The game has 100 levels and each level is a bit more difficult than the previous.
Diggin Dogs is a challenging game that requires the player to quickly get adapted to swiping, tapping, dragging and tilting controls. The objective of the game is to control the dogs as they dig down the burrows.
While the dogs are digging there are many obstacles so you need to keep the dogs as safe as possible. There will also be circumstances when a certain dog needs to lead other dogs in order to pass a level.
The game has 5 chapters and each chapter has 60 levels. That’s more than enough to keep you glued to your iPhone or iPod.
This is a game that looks simple, but don’t be deceived. All you need to do is control your doodle as it jumps on to different platforms. The doodle jumps automatically so you don’t need to worry about that. All you need to worry about is controlling the doodle and you do this by tilting.
That’s the hard part. Controlling the doodle by tilting your device is actually a bit difficult. And to make things worse, the game is unforgiving. The higher you get, the more enemies are introduced to the stage. Look out for items that can help you increase your jump or carry you to higher levels.
Wanna have a go at slicing fruit? Well, learn how to slice them like a true ninja. You’ll need to swipe your fingers across the screen to make that slashing move at those juicy fruits. However, don’t make the mistake of slashing bombs. Even the best of ninjas can’t avoid that type of destructive power.
The game is simple but addictive. It’s time to act ninja warrior, start slashing at those fruits and be careful to select your targets.
Are you a fast decision maker? Can you act on instinct yet still make the right moves? Furmins is the challenge you need.
The little fur ball furmins need to make it to the basket and the only way you can guide them is to control the environment. You’ll need to initially setup their path, but things will change once they are on the move and you’ll need to quickly make decisions on what parts of the environment to change in order to successfully complete a level.
If you’re into classic ship shooting games, then you’ll be amazed at the iPhone version of Geometry Wars.
Fight your way through a mixture of enemies to pass different levels. You’ve got a mixture of weapons, including bombs so be sure to use them wisely.
Once you’ve got a hold of it, you should be able to pass the stages within 5 to 10 minutes. So if you’re on the road but only have a short time to play, then you will still get that feeling of accomplishment in just a short period of time.
Grand Theft Auto 3
One really popular game that has gone down in price is Grand Theft Auto 3. The series has really hit the gaming community by storm and it has been available for play on different platforms.
Now you can play this challenging game on the iPhone or iPod Touch for a cheap price. Make you way around town visiting friends and knocking off your enemies. Have fun stealing cars and running away from the police.
If you’re still not familiar with this extremely popular game, then now is your chance to get it cheap and play it on your mobile device.
Hanging with Friends
Want to challenge your friends to a word game? How about a game that’s a mix between scrabble and hangman? Hanging with Friends is sure to keep you and your friends on your toes as you strive to make the right choice of letters.
You and your friends are suspended above a lava pit. The only things that are keeping you from falling are 5 balloons. Each time you guess a wrong word, one of your balloon pops and you slowly descend into the lava pit. Use up all your balloons and you’ll be cooked alive.
Wanna play an exciting game of ice hockey? Try playing with a bear and see who can smack the hardest.
Ice Rage is 2 vs. 2 hockey match played on a small rink. The objective is simple, get the puck into the goal. The way you do it is fun because if you don’t have the puck, then try to get it by smacking the opponent around.
If you really want to make it difficult, try the hardest level where you not only control your player but your goalie as well. It’s difficult enough just controlling one player. Try to find out how much harder it will be when you need to control both.
If you have a whole day to do nothing, then the best way to get through it is to play Jetpack Joyride. Guide your character wearing the jetpack through a variety of obstacles and see how far you can go.
There are different vehicles that will help you face the challenges, even the missiles, so make sure you use each one to the fullest. Some vehicles will enable you to face the missiles head on so you can get through the level a bit easier.
The game is very addictive, so try not to play it during lunch break. The game is best played when you have a lot of free time on your hands.
League of Evil 2
Evil is back with League of Evil 2. This fun and exciting game will keep you on your seat for hours at a time fighting the League of Evil.
The mission is quite simple just find the mad researchers that comprise the League of Evil and decapitate them… with your fists! That is pure energy and excitement in the game. Just be glad that it isn’t possible in real life.
Move around the city and jump from ledges or onto high objects in search of your targets. Evil is a touch opponent and the levels will get harder as you progress deeper into the game.
What would you do if you went home and found that your stash of goodies had been stolen? If you’re playing Little Acorns, you’re going to have to get those acorns back.
Guide your squirrel through a maze of challenges that you’ll need to swing and slide and do all sorts of maneuvers to get your acorns back. There is a time limit and if you want to make the game more challenging, try completing the stage within the allotted time.
If you’re a lousy driver don’t worry. You may have a little bit more success at Parking Mania than excellent drivers.
Guide your vehicle through the course and park it at the designated spot. You’ll need to be good at tilting because this is how you control the steering wheel. Try to complete the course as fast as possible but be careful not to bump into anything.
If you can’t get a hang of tilting, there is a virtual steering wheel that you can display and control with your finger.
Pocket God: Journey to Uranus
Do you feel like playing God? You play God all you like with Pocket God.
In Pocket God, you control your own universe and you can use all of your godly powers. There are portions of the game where you will need a good memory, so be sure to play the game where you can concentrate and don’t have too many distractions.
Explore your universe and pretend that you are God. How does it feel like to be God, you’ll soon find out.
Puzzle Juice is similar to Tetris in a way that you need to form blocks in a special way. The twist is you’ll need to form the blocks so that make up words.
You can also twist the blocks in every direction until you find one you want. When you do, just swipe it downward with your finger and it will fall down quicker. You already have a clue as to where the block will fall because a ghost image of the block can be seen at the location where it will possibly fall.
Ragdoll Blaster 3
Are you good at solving physics puzzles? You’ll need to be if you want to successfully complete Ragdoll Blaster 3.
Shoot your incredibly cute ragdoll from a cannon to a specific target, until you get it into another cannon. You control the trajectory by moving your finger on the screen, but it still takes a little practice to get it right. The challenges are fun, yet not too frustrating if you can’t complete them at first.
Robot Unicorn Attack
If you haven’t heard of this game then you are a bit out of touch with the child within you. This colourful game makes the hearts of children laugh and brings out the child in adults, while you make a robot unicorn dash through a swarm of different obstacles.
Try not to make your robot unicorn fall off the ledge or the stages. Also remember that the only way to get through crystal stars is to first dash at them. You won’t be able to get through if you don’t.
There are times when you need to jump and times when you need to dash. When you’re airborne, you can jump and dash at the same time.
As you progress the stage will slide faster and you will need to learn how to control your robot unicorn a little faster as well.
How good are you at hacking? If you don’t know a thing, then you’ll quickly learn with The Hacker.
The Hacker is a story driven game where you are hired to hack into an operating system that you helped developed. The OS apparently has a Trojan and you need to find out where it is by “hacking” into 8 servers located around the globe. The games have different levels and moving on to a next level will not necessarily mean that the degree of difficulty increases.
What would you do if you were a bird that had put on too much weight and had difficulty flying? Figure it out with Tiny Wings.
Here you play the part of a bird that loves to eat, but has eaten a bit too much for his little wings to keep him in the air. In order to fly, you’ll need to take advantage of the hills. You can glide down one hill to gather momentum and use the next hill as a sort of launch ramp.
It’s feels great when you are able to successfully launch your little bird into the air and see it soar with happiness.
If you like solving puzzles then make sure that you have enough time on your hands to solve the puzzles inUnblockMe.
You need to be a strategist to solve these puzzles because they can be very difficult. It may not be at first, but as you progress, it gets harder and harder to get that little red block free from the others.
You may need to repeat a level over and over again to get the right strategy, so if you’re quick to give up, you may want to try another game. Those who stick to it realize the meaning of true satisfaction by completing a level.
Keep your whale afloat by catching bubbles in the sky. Have you ever seen a whale flying? If you can’t imagine a whale flying, then you had better learn how to if you want to stay alive in Whale Trail.
It’s simple to control this game. A touch of the screen will send your whale soaring into the sky and letting go of the screen sends him dropping back into the ocean. The only reason your whale can fly is because of the magical trail behind him. However, the trail does run out and the only way to prevent this from happening is to catch the bubbles in your path.
Save the world from alien invasion. In Ziggurat, you stand on top of a pyramid with a laser shotgun in your hands taking down an endless stream of aliens.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that this game is easy. You need to be paying real close attention and be quick on your moves or you’ll find that an alien has sneaked behind you and killed you with a blink of an eye.
That wraps up our list of Top 30 cheap 99 cents games for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Have you had the chance to play any of these games?
Do you think that some of your favorite games need to be included? Let us know what you think and we can maybe include some of the games you like as the year progresses.