Sonic Spinball for iPhone

While not a great pinball game, Sonic Pinball is a unique title and definitely worth checking out for casual fans of the Sonic franchise.

Altered Beast for iPhone

For nostalgic purposes, feel free to add Altered Beast to your phone, but don't expect this game of bizarre Grecian mythology to have aged well.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 for iPhone

Battlefield Bad Company 2 is one of the best first person shooter games out there, giving other first person shooters on the iPhone a run for their money.

Splatterhouse for iPhone

Splatterhouse's 20-year-old gameplay is repetitive and slow, though for some this will be part of the nostalgic fun. If you were a fan of the original, it's worth shelling out the $3, for everyone else, I'd recommend getting your zombie-bashing in elsewhere.

NBA Elite 11 for iPhone

Overall, EA's $5 game is a wonderful improvement on NBA Live 10 and is an App Store-novelty as the only basketball game to offer full-court 5-on-5 action. Graphically, the game looks incredible, especially if you're playing on an iPhone 4, and may be the best-looking basketball on the iPhone. From actual gameplay to the instant replays to the detailed floors—everything on NBA Elite 11 speaks of polish.

The Sims 3: Ambitions for iPhone

EA Mobile's new $5 game is definitely a good pick-up for those familiar with The Sims canon: it's addictive as any prior iteration. While it is by no means the pioneering, total re-conception of the game some hard-core fans may hope for, it does offer enough quality editions to make it worth adding to your bullpen.

Shadow Edge for iPhone

If you enjoy disturbing ancient burial sites, mummy attacks by torchlight, and just the right amount of references to classic adventure films, then Shadow Edge is the game for you.

Ghost Bash for iPhone

Ghosts are escaping from a graveyard, and it’s up to you, brave ghost-basher, to pop them on the head before they make it off the screen.

Monster Trucks Nitro 2 for iPhone

Thanks to pleasing polished visuals, this racing game outshines other monster truck offerings. The variety of courses and obstacles in Monster Trucks Nitro 2 go along way toward building -- and holding -- your interest.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for iPhone

For newcomers to the Sonic franchise and casual gamers alike, Sonic 2 is worth checking out. If, on the other hand, you’re a fan and veteran of the Sonic franchise, add this game to your play list for old time’s sake but be wary: Sonic hasn’t aged well.

Warlords: Call to Arms for iPhone

Warlords: Call to Arms, Greyhound Games' $1 follow-up to their popular flash game, is a solid medieval strategy game in which you lead battalions of elves, trolls, orcs, and other fantastical creatures in a quest for world domination.

TapTop for iPhone

TapTop is a simple, addictive $1 board game from Versal Labs. While TapTop looks are plain, it will keep you tapping for hours. In spite of some potential repetitiveness and a seemingly undemanding start, TapTop quickly develops into an increasingly challenging and addictive game.