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10 Popular Smartphone Games

Angry Birds, Brain Challenge and others offer hours of fun at little or no cost

Fruit Ninja

Along with Angry Birds and Paper Toss, this game completes the trilogy of high-ranking iPhone games, and games on the Android platform. Why not release some adrenaline by "eliminating" (Ninja style) different types of fruits through easy screen touches? More than 4 million users enjoy Fruit Ninja. Besides being easy to play, it offers different play modes and a group of some of the most lethal ninjas in the world.

Available: iOS (Apple), Android, WP7
Price: 99 cents

Cut the Rope

It made its debut in the App Store in October 2010 and quickly became the fastest-selling game, with 1 million paid downloads in 10 days. The goal of the game is to overcome the obstacles to feed candy to an adorable monster that looks like a frog. The candy is suspended with ropes and, based on the speed and precision with which you cut them (through screen touches), you may reach the monster in time to prevent him from being destroyed or falling.

Available: iOS (Apple); coming soon to Android
Price: 99 cents

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