10 Addictive Games for iPad


ChuChu Rocket!

As its name implies, "ChuChu Rocket!" is one weird game. Sega's manic puzzle game won a cult following when it was originally released for the Dreamcast in the year 2000. Puzzle games typically rely on patience and strategy, but "ChuChu Rocket!" is one of the few to offer a strategic single-player mode with 145 puzzles and a multiplayer mode that's pure chaos.

In single-player, gamers place arrows on a small grid with the goal of directing a group of ChuChus (mice) from one side of the stage to the other. KapuKapus (cats) roam the levels in predictable patterns and must be avoided with proper arrow placement. In the multiplayer version, gamers simultaneously place arrows on the stage in an attempt to guide as many ChuChus as possible into their own rockets and as many KapuKapus as possible into their opponents' rockets. "ChuChu Rocket!" supports up to four players in multiplayer mode via a wireless connection and also supports four players head-to-head on a single iPad.

"ChuChuRocket! HD" is currently available for $4.99 in the iTunes App Store.