Angry Birds Space is almost here. If you've tired of the slinging action, here's the iPhone games to take your mind off the birds...
Angry Birds has seeped into every aspect of the interweb’s consciousness, and is a good bet to make an appearance in the Oxford English dictionary. But if you’re already completed Rio on all platforms, sick of avian-swine interaction, or not that excited about Angry Birds Space, here's our pick of the iOS alternatives to play instead.
After more great games for your Apple smartphone? You can also check out our top 50 iPhone games you need to play, and see the latest games for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and more reviewed in the T3 App Chart.
Forget Words with Friends, there is a new social game phenomenon in town and it wants you to flaunt your artistic talents. Currently soaring in both the Android and iOS charts, the Pictionary-esque title gives you the words which you then need to draw and hope your friends can work them out just from your scribbles. Take your challenges to Facebook and Twitter and beware, you will get hooked...
Price: Free or £0.69 (iPhone), £0.62 (Android) for paid version
Buy this app: Download Draw Something iPhone app now I Download Draw Something Android app now
Consuming the commutes and lunch breaks of many in the T3 office, Temple Run is a shining example of what is great about the world of mobile gaming. Your quest is to escape from an ancient temple with treasure in hand as you swipe and slide your way through booby traps and over cliffs. Levels are randomized making the reaction-style adventure game endlessly playable while Game Center support means you can brag about your high scores. Think Pitfall but on your iPhone.
Buy this app: Download Temple Run iPhone app now
Yes, it’s got birds in it, and they fly through the air, but that’s where the similarity ends. An amazingly addictive little game, Tiny Wings pits you against not only the landscape, but time as well. Flap your tiny wings and hit those hills just right, and soon…oops, where’s Sunday gone?
Buy this app: Download Tiny Wings iPhone app now
A personal favourite of T3's very own Matt Hill, the unashamedly psychedelic outing which has a Tiny Wings feel about it requires gamers to control a cartoon whale as he consumes bubbles and stars.There's a soundtrack provided by Super Furry Animals’ head honcho Gruff Rhys and is one of the best one-hand-bandit' games on the iPhone.
Platform: iPhone, Android
Price: £0.69 (iPhone), £1.49 (Android)
Cut the Rope
Physics can actually be fun. iPhone gamers can now add Chillingo’s sublime Cut The Rope to that list of mobile casual classics. As with those other titles, the goal and objective in the game could not be simpler. Cut the rope to feed the monster. A must buy. It's not available on Internet Explorer, if you are still using that browser that is...
Platform: iPhone, Android
Instantly recognisable for lovers of Bejeweled, Tetris or Columns, Liqua Pop brings a fresh new take to the match-colours puzzle genre. Link the bubbles, blow them up by shaking your phone and free the trapped bugs which can either aid your quest, or hinder you – hours of fun with no back-story to get in the way…
Buy this app: Download Liqua Pop iPhone app now