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99-cent games on the iPhone and iPod TouchWe'll show off five of our favorite 99-cent games that are worth every penny.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:08 >> Brian Tong: Oh, yeah. Huh. Hey. Hey, guys. Welcome to "Tap That App." I'm Brian Tong, and this is the show where we cover all the coolest and hottest apps in the mobile space for mobile platform. Now, today, we're talking gaming, and we like our games cheap. So we're showcasing a few of the top 99 cent games for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Now, one of my favorites and a favorite from the Twitter world is Doodle Junk. It's as simple as you get. You're a character named Doodle, and using the accelerometer, you tilt the phone to jump onto the next platform, but if you miss, it's game over. There are items that send you higher like springs and a flying hat or a rocket pack, and the higher you go, the higher you score. This is a killer app. Now, CNET editor Josh Lowensohn's favorite 99 cent game right now is Angry Birds. Now, these birds are mad at pigs that stole their eggs, and they want them back. So using a slingshot, you'll fling yourself at them to take them out. There are over 105 levels that get more tricky as you advance. Different birds can attack in different ways, and it's another great pickup with a whole lot of replay value. There's also a few 99 cent classics that you may already know about. Pockey God is one of them, and it lets you play God on an island where you control the environment and the fate of the pygmies. Let them fish, help them build a fire, or electrocute them and feed them to the sharks. I like doing the latter. And we all love Paper Toss. It's simple enough. Just flick a paper ball into a trash can, see how many you can get in a row while a fan blowing at different speeds mixes things up. And the last 99 cent game that we recommend is Jason Parker's pick. It's called Zombie Smash. Protect your house from a zombie invasion by flicking and throwing zombies all around. Special weapons that you can upgrade help you take them out, and yes, you will look a little crazy playing this in public because it gets really frenetic. But all these games and the graphics are definitely tapworthy. That's it for this week. Send me what apps you want to see or a theme you want for a show at tap that app at cnet dot com. Thanks for watching, and we'll see you guys next time. Come on. [inaudible] Come on, come on. Oh. Oh. Ladies. Ladies. ^M00:02:11 [ Music ]