1. Cut the Rope
This physics-based puzzler adds Windows Phone 8 to its long list of supported platforms which means you can now get the candy that dangles from a rope into the mouth of Om Nom, the sweet loving monster who lives in a box. Once again there's spikes, walls, and hair dryer-style air blowers try to halt your progress in Chillingo's mobile smash.
Price: £0.79 | Download Cut the Rope Windows Phone app
Just grabbed a Windows Phone 8 phone like the HTC 8X or Nokia Lumia 920? Here's 8 essential games to grab from the Windows Store first
Microsoft's follow-up to Windows Phone 7 officially arrived in October last year with the little help of Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani to help talk up the latest mobile operating system. If the power of the A-List convinced you to opt for a Windows Phone 8 handset over an Android or iOS smartphone we are here to make sure you are well equipped in that crucial app department.
The Windows Phone Store slowly but surely is ramping up its catalogue of apps and games suitable for the latest OS, but if you are trying to find something to play when you are not swiping your fingers around that lovely tiled interface, we've picked eight Windows Phone 8 games that are the perfect cure for boredom.