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App Store Classics

App Store Classics

The App Store might not be as popular as it is today without the introduction of these games. Here are some of the earliest and most popular games ever.

Fly With Tiny Wings
Tiny Wings

Take to the skies in this beautifully-crafted physics game.

Tiny Wings

Tiny Wings

Andreas Illiger

Tap to dive and release your finger from the screen to soar into the sky. Tiny Wings is a great example of how smart physics can create super-simple (but nevertheless hugely entertaining) gameplay.

Get hooked
Hook Champ - GameClub

Once this game gets its hooks in you there'll be no going back.

Hook Champ - GameClub

Hook Champ - GameClub

GameClub

You're an intrepid explorer with a grappling hook and more than a dash of acrobatic prowess. How better, then, to transverse the rocky landscape of an underground cavern than by using your grappling hook to swing Tarzan-like over the obstacles below? Along your way you'll discover lots. Build up momentum...

Pop those piggies
AB Classic

Bird-flinging fun awaits in this App Store classic.

AB Classic

AB Classic

Rovio Entertainment Oyj

Angry Birds is a class act: it's spawned sequels on the App Store (and elsewhere), a TV show, a movie, and a whole load of merchandise. But at the core of this phenomenon is an iOS game that's a heck of a lot of fun to play. Once you start,...

Shifting Environments
Canabalt

Race endlessly across rooftops.

Canabalt

Canabalt

Finji

Canabalt is a classic endless runner where you will race across rooftops and avoid obstacles. With a single button control, eight game mode options, and different runners to choose from, you can run for a high score or just for survival.

Fruit-slicing fun
Fruit Ninja Classic

Slicing fruit has never been so much fun!

Fruit Ninja Classic

Fruit Ninja Classic

Halfbrick Studios

Halfbrick's often imitated but never duplicated original fruit slicing game is a great piece of software for iOS. Your goal is to slide virtual fruit as it appears on-screen. This might sound simple, but it's nevertheless a therapeutic and exciting game (thanks to the presence of several different game modes).

Marble Mixer for iPad
Marble Mixer for iPad

Shoot marbles head to head across various board set ups.

Marble Mixer for iPad

Marble Mixer for iPad

GameHouse

Marble Mixer includes three different game boards to shoot marbles on. Your marbles can collide with your opponent's marbles, and there are great physics. Have fun shooting towards point buckets, mouths, and more.

Soosiz

A Super Mario Galaxy inspired platformer made for iOS.

Soosiz

Soosiz

Touch Foo

This is the first title to hit the iPhone that provides the true platformer experience, and then flips it on its head. The game is an absolute wonderful experience, and then there are great sounds, visuals, and controls.

Defend Your Castle
Defend Your Castle

Grab incoming stick figures, and toss them away from your castle.

Defend Your Castle

Defend Your Castle

XGen Studios

As you advance, you can unlock new abilities to battle back ever increasing waves of attacking stick figures. Everything is presented with a hand made style.