If you're looking to trade some pocket change for a few games that you could find yourself spending entirely too much time playing this weekend, here are three that are worth checking out:

Starball, 99¢ - A very simple tilt controlled game where you move a green ball around collecting stars. With each star you collect a red bouncing ball is spawned that must be avoided, and gameplay is spiced up with a series of power-ups which are all detailed in the above video. Starball comes loaded with OpenFeint for online leaderboards with separate listings for each of the game's three difficulty settings.

Boom It Up!, 99¢ - A curiously casual title from Gamevil. In Boom It Up! you tap the screen to fire a cannon ball skyward, and as you get higher and higher you need to time your launches with even more pinpoint accuracy to avoid all kinds of obstacles. I'm not entirely sold on the gameplay, but it is interesting to see the casual side of Gamevil, a company which historically has released epic RPG's and other games with insane levels of depth. Boom It Up also has global leaderboards as well as the ability to brag to your friends on Facebook about how good you are at an iPhone game.

Arachnadoodle, 99¢ - This game is like the developers took Peggle and Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, threw them under a Slap-Chop, slapped it a couple times, and put the absolutely fantastic results up on the App Store. You fling a spider up through a set of pegs to form a web within a certain number of jumps. There's more to it than that though, when you're building your web you need to try to reinforce it as much as possible by connecting to pegs you may have already covered. At the end of each level a swarm of flies comes through and each fly that gets caught adds to your bonus points. If that wasn't enough, it also has OpenFeint, achievements, and all kinds of marvelous slow motion effects and text popups when you're doing well.

  • Greg K

    Starball looks as though it would be frustrating enough to make an individual homocidal. I never feel like I have enough control with tilt controlled games. Arachnadoodle looks like a lot of fun. Think I'll pick that up tonight.

    • SiDCrAzY

      I hate tilt controlled games as well, but trust me when I say that Starball's tilt controls are amazing. You'll never feel as if you lost because of the controls, it's truly wonderful how they managed to get the controls so spot on.

      • Greg K

        Thanks! maybe I'll give it a try then. If the controls are done right, I think I'd like it!

  • Greg K

    Starball looks as though it would be frustrating enough to make an individual homocidal. I never feel like I have enough control with tilt controlled games. Arachnadoodle looks like a lot of fun. Think I'll pick that up tonight.

    • SiDCrAzY

      I hate tilt controlled games as well, but trust me when I say that Starball's tilt controls are amazing. You'll never feel as if you lost because of the controls, it's truly wonderful how they managed to get the controls so spot on.

      • Greg K

        Thanks! maybe I'll give it a try then. If the controls are done right, I think I'd like it!

  • Dane

    The tilt control is very tight and responsive. The power-up system is perfect with plenty of drops that help you control the game board. The game is not frustrating to play at all, it's very addicting. This is a game you will find yourself coming back to over and over again to give it another try.

    Check out the forum posts on this game, they are quite positive.

  • Dane

    The tilt control is very tight and responsive. The power-up system is perfect with plenty of drops that help you control the game board. The game is not frustrating to play at all, it's very addicting. This is a game you will find yourself coming back to over and over again to give it another try.

    Check out the forum posts on this game, they are quite positive.

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  • rich_952000

    Yes, Starball is an awesome pick-up and play game.

    I'll probably grab Arachnadoodle And Boom it up this weekend thanks for the heads up, Mr. Hodapp :)

    • Cranker

      Me too :) :) :)

      Love the leaderboard action !!

      • rich_952000

        Well, it's confirmed. I'm a huge fan of Arachnadoodle :D beyond the hype, the core gameplay is fantastic and OF integration is comprehensive. This game is gonna, I'm sure, eat away most of my weekend!

  • rich_952000

    Yes, Starball is an awesome pick-up and play game.

    I'll probably grab Arachnadoodle And Boom it up this weekend thanks for the heads up, Mr. Hodapp :)

    • Cranker

      Me too :) :) :)

      Love the leaderboard action !!

      • rich_952000

        Well, it's confirmed. I'm a huge fan of Arachnadoodle :D beyond the hype, the core gameplay is fantastic and OF integration is comprehensive. This game is gonna, I'm sure, eat away most of my weekend!

  • http://www.ps2home.co.uk/ Gaming

    yeah,Starball is an awesome pick-up and play game.
    it is very interesting to play.

  • http://www.ps2home.co.uk/ Gaming

    yeah,Starball is an awesome pick-up and play game.
    it is very interesting to play.

  • SCooper

    I actually picked up all 3 of these. I have to say, i enjoy Starball the most. The others are pretty fun, but starball just nails the 'one more time' thing for me. I don't really even care about the score boards. I was a little worried about the simplistic look, but the gameplay is so solid and enjoyable. For such a simple game, I am surprise that i keep thinking about playing it.

  • SCooper

    I actually picked up all 3 of these. I have to say, i enjoy Starball the most. The others are pretty fun, but starball just nails the 'one more time' thing for me. I don't really even care about the score boards. I was a little worried about the simplistic look, but the gameplay is so solid and enjoyable. For such a simple game, I am surprise that i keep thinking about playing it.

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