iPhone Christmas Guide
Perhaps you've been fortunate enough to have been given an iPhone or iPod Touch for Christmas, or maybe you're just interested in acquiring some new games for your much loved mobile device this festive season. Whatever the reason, sit back and read through our selection of the best iPhone games that money can buy.
Bejeweled 2 (1.79 GBP)
It's a classic puzzle title that many know and love, but if you've yet to experience the addictive nature of Bejeweled 2 this really is a game that can't be missed. As so many great games are, the concept is simple: you're faced with a screen full of gems, swap one gem with another of the same colour to form a chain. When the chain is created, the gems disappear causing more gems to fall from the top of the screen. For the majority of the game's different game modes, the objective is to carry on for as long as possible. Simple yet oh so compelling. Its casual nature also makes it an ideal candidate for a great iPhone title, as it's a great game to drop in and out of in short bursts such as while on your daily commute. Avoid this at your peril, and don't be surprised if at some point it causes you to miss a bus, meeting or your wedding, all because you just want 'one last go'.
Flight Control (0.59 GBP)
Who would have thought that playing the stressful role of air traffic controller could be so much fun? Flight Control made controlling air traffic ridiculously addictive fun back in April this year, and even eight months later, it's still compelling enough to be worthy of a place in this list. As with Bejeweled 2, its simple nature is what makes Flight Control so much fun. All the action takes place on one screen which features a number of different coloured runways. The player's role is to direct the frequently appearing planes and helicopters to the relevant runway or helipad. The further you progress, the more frantic the action gets with the game ending once two aircrafts collide. Flight Control harks back to a simpler time when the true reward of the game is beating your friend's high score making online leaderboards a fantastic addition to the already compelling action. The fact it's a mere 59p makes it all the more tantalising.
Peggle (2.99 GBP)
Yes it's another simple yet addictive title but it's here for a very good reason: Peggle is possibly the most enjoyable of them all. Playing much like a game of Bagatelle, each level of Peggle requires the player to shoot balls at a field of coloured pegs to clear them, thus moving onto the next level. It's not as simple as that of course with only a limited supply of balls and the need for accurate propelling becoming quickly crucial for success. Fortunately Peggle has the perfect learning curve ensuring that nothing is too hard, but nor is it too easy. The main Adventure mode offers 55 levels, with 40 challenge levels also available making Peggle a competitively priced game and an ideal addition to any iPhone owner's collection.
QuizQuizQuiz (1.19 GBP, Christmas version free)
Remembering random pieces of trivia is one of those things that we all seem to be good at in one way or another. Most of all many of us love to show off just what we know making QuizQuizQuiz a great game to play. It offers a feature unique to many quiz games: region specific questions. This is a fantastic feature and makes QuizQuizQuiz much more accessible than many other games, especially when there are 5,000 questions aimed at the UK as well as up to 23,000 others depending on what region you set the game to. The trivia is always varied thanks to there being both conventional categories and more eclectic ones such as questions about bearded people. Throw in online leaderboards and multiplayer modes, there are even more reasons to get QuizQuizQuiz. Currently there's a Christmas related free version of QuizQuizQuiz making now the perfect time to give this game a shot.