Best Holiday Games for iPhone in 2010

If you have an iPhone or iPad, then you probably know that the season of games is upon us. More apps are released in November and December than at any other time of the year. Variations on classic games, brand new games, and games that are a combination of both enter the App Store and seem to bolt to the top.

There are already many holiday inspired iPhone games that are attracting attention. Here are 5 of the crowd favorites:

Jive Turkey Shoot: In this classic shooter-style game, Thanksgiving takes over and the only way to stop it is to shoot the items down! The goal is to accurately shoot turkeys, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, leaves, and other fall inspired items. The level of difficulty depends on what level of the game you are on – and as the difficulty rises, so does the number of objects you must shoot. Take your time though; inaccuracy in shooting lowers your score. The player with the highest score wins.

Snowy’s Christmas Pinball: Snowy the snowman is the main character in this action packed pinball game. Like any traditional pinball game, the object is to obtain the highest score by flipping the ball as many times as possible without it falling beyond your reach. There are some holiday twists and turns to this game though – Scrooge will try to steal the ball, and Santa can lose it as well. Flip your way to a high score in this Christmas themed classic.

Santa’s Run: Everyone knows that Santa delivers presents on Christmas Eve, but what happens when there simply isn’t enough time? In Santa’s Run, help Santa deliver presents to the children worldwide before Christmas Eve is over! Fly through the night sky and distribute presents to the houses before you run out of time. Difficulty advances as the game progresses and the time flies by faster and faster. Help save Christmas and fly your way to the high score.

Triazzle Holiday: A variation of the popular app, Triazzle Classic, Triazzle Holiday is a puzzle game in which a player has to complete a 9 piece triangular jigsaw puzzle by twisting, turning, and otherwise manipulating the pieces. So what’s the catch? The pieces look so similar it is hard to tell what goes where! In this holiday version, all the puzzles are pictures of holiday themed things. Flip, twist, and devise your way through each puzzle as they get harder by the level.

Christmas with Weezer: This Christmas themed game is a touch-screen lover’s delight. Similar to the popular game “Dance Dance Revolution,” players tap and shake their devices to the holiday sounds of the popular band, Weezer. A true delight for anyone, this game is the perfect marriage of Christmas spirit and popular culture. The player with the highest score wins.