If you're coming to the Dell Streak from an iPhone, then you might be disappointed by the smaller selection of games in Android Market compared to what's in the App Store. You may have even "given up" some of your favorites when making the switch from iOS to Android.
But wait! Did you know that many of the top games for the iPhone are available for the Dell Streak? Whether the iOS games were officially ported to Android by the developer or someone just made a clone of it, your days of casual smartphone gaming are far from over.
The best way to find out whether an iPhone game [note: I'm calling them "iPhone games" for the sake of simplicity here; most of them were not created/designed for the iPhone] is available for the Streak is to search for the title in Android Market. Clone versions usually appear in the search results because the name of the original game is included in the app description.
iOS games are usually cheaper and of better quality, but it could be argued that paying more for less is better than saying goodbye to your favorite games forever. You may not win that argument, sure, but winning isn't everything.
In any case, here are five "Streak versions" of very popular iPhone games. Click on the link from your Streak to go straight to the Market page.
- Doodle Jump (App Store: $0.99, Market: $3.49).
- Ninja Kaka Pro – Fruit Dojo ($1.99). Android version of Fruit Ninja ($0.99).
- Angry Birds Lite Beta (free). As its name implies, this is the beta lite version of Angry Birds ($0.99). The full version for Android is unlikely to be free.
- Wordfeud Free (free). Ad-supported clone of Words With Friends (currently on sale for $1.99, usually $2.99).
- Jewels (free). Very basic clone of Bejeweled 2 ($2.99), usually ranked #2 most popular free app in the Market.
Other popular "iPhone games" you'll find in the Market include Monopoly, Asphalt 5, Where's Waldo?, PAC-MAN, Assassin's Creed, UNO, Diner Dash, and Moron Test.