Would you like to play a game?

September 2, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

IconZombieFarm128 Recently, as I waited for my lunch order and fiddled with my iPhone, I was asked what I was doing. A bit embarrassed, I responded "playing Zombie Farm."

The look on the store owner's face was priceless.

While it may look like I'm busy doing something semi-important, looks can be deceiving, because most of the time I'm probably playing a game. And judging from the number of free and low cost games available through the iTunes store, I'm guessing I'm not alone. Here are some of my current favorites:

Angry Birds – There is something so wrong, and really enjoyable, about flinging small birds at objects with the goal of destroying little green piggies. This game has been #1 paid app in the iTunes store throughout the summer. (99¢ with free lite version available). See the "trailer" below.



Moron Test – Don't let the name fool you, attention to detail is important in this game/intelligence test. (Touch the sun, not the son). (99¢)

Zombieville USA – Want to work out some aggression? Grab your shotgun and start shooting zombies! ($1.99 with a free lite version available)

Zombie Farm – Zombies in movies are icky, but zombies in video games are adorable! In this variation on the farming-theme you sow crops of onions, tomatoes or brain-eating zombies. I didn't say it made sense, I just said it was fun. (Free, but they constantly try to upsell you on brains and other equipment)

Fragger – More flinging! This time it's small bombs with the goal of knocking out the enemy. Gets a little difficult when you need to get the grenades around large objects and sharp corners. (99¢ with a free lite version available).

Solitaire – An oldie but goodie. This free app works both on my iPhone and iPad, but looks better on the latter because of the bigger screen. (Free, but forces you to view ads between shuffles).

Do you play games on your mobile device (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, whatever)? What are your favorites?