Snag a new smartphone or tablet for the holidays? Welcome aboard! Both devices provide tons of hours of entertainment between streaming TV shows and movies, and millions of apps.
Of course, there's also a wide selection of games to choose from. Need help picking games? Here are some choices:
Angry Birds Star Wars (Android, iOS): The physics-based puzzle game combines two hot properties into one package. Players use the touchscreen to fling powered-up birds at pigs stealing their eggs, all behind popular Star Wars backdrops such as Tatooine and the Death Star. Expect perks such as Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and Obi Wan Kenobi's Jedi force powers at your disposal.
Infinity Blade II (iOS): The role-playing game stars a knight dueling in a series of one-on-one encounters. The graphics are gorgeous, while the search for new swords, shields, armor and magic abilities grows increasingly addictive. It's a great choice for mobile players preferring a more core gaming experience.
Flight! (iOS): The premise seems really basic initially: fly a paper airplane by swiping the touchscreen. Once you add collectible stars, upgrades to paper quality and plane design and other boosters, it's an enjoyable diversion.
Plants vs. Zombies (Android, iOS): This top-notch tower defense game has players protect their home from the undead by growing special plants with unique powers such as the Potato Mine or Cherry Bomb.
Jetpack Joyride (Android, iOS): Players follow Barry as he sneaks into a secret jetpack laboratory and tests out the new gear. The goal is to travel as far as possible down the lab's long corridors before getting knocked out. Bonuses such as souped-up motorcycles and teleporters help players weave past rocket attacks, missiles and other threats.
Grand Theft Auto III (Android, iOS): For those in search of some video game nostalgia, the classic open-world crime adventure from Rockstar Games arrives on mobile devices. Just don't ask us how to get the code to unlock all the weapons.
Rayman Jungle Run (Android, iOS): This charming platformer from publisher Ubisoft features simple controls and absolutely gorgeous visuals, as players guide Rayman through a variety of interesting environments.
Temple Run (Android, iOS): Players grab a mysterious golden idol, then attempt to escape a secret temple. Players simply swipe left or right to dodge obstacles, up to jump and down to slide. The formula is simple, but it's tough not to want to continue topping your best distances.
Readers, what are some other games to consider? Share them in the comments.