Worms is an old favourite of mine going back many years, and I reckon this ‘HD’ version for the iPad deserves a mention as it’s one of the few iPad games that sells for exactly the same price as its iPhone counterpart. The Worms formula hasn’t changed much over the years – it’s a turn-based game in which opposing teams of worms blow each other up with exploding sheep, blow torches and other daft weapons. The levels are randomly generated so the game never really ends, and there’s a variety of single- and multi-player game modes for you to try out.
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Zen Bound 2
Zen Bound was one of the most original games released on the iPhone, replacing conventional gaming action with a more relaxing mood as you attempt to wrap lengths of string around carved wooden shapes - check out the free ‘lite’ version, it’s not as dull as it sounds. Zen Bound 2 is described as the ‘sequel’ to Zen Bound on the iPhone, although it’s really more like the extended director’s cut than a true sequel. It includes all 76 levels found in the iPhone version, along with about 30 new levels, improved graphics and new features such as paint-bombs that you can use to get at tricky spots.
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Ten Essential... iPad Games
Is there really anything essential about an iPad? Sorry couldn't help myself, I have finally outgrown buying stuff because it is cool that is all.
since when [sic] fun became more important than work.
I think the article meant to imply essential for gamers.
But before you dis all games, give 'perfect circle' a try. It really helps me relax and calm down. (score of 925 and screenshot to prove it). It is definitely an essential game in my books.
Wait wait, since when games are essential?
Plants vs. Zombies HD
Plants vs Zombies HD has a LOT more content that the iPhone version. It has only one new minigame which doesn't exist in the PC/Mac versions, but the iPhone version has NO minigames, just the ability to replay levels. Also, the HD version includes six survival modes including unlimited, none of which are on the iPhone version, which improves replayability a lot, so there is much more than just improved graphics.