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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD: I'm still on probation for crimes committed in previous GTA's, but TouchArcade says it's everything you could possibly hope for from a Grand Theft Auto title on the iPad:

If you own an iPad, and you've ever been remotely interested in Grand Theft Auto games, Chinatown Wars HD is a game you need on your device. There just isn't anything else like it on the App Store, the higher resolution graphics look great, the controls work well, and overall it's really hard to find anything to complain about other than this it its own app instead of a universal update to the existing Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the iPhone.

$10.

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Yahtzee HD: Hey! I enjoyed this a lot:

As with many of these iPad updates of classic games, there are a bunch of new game modes that I'll probably never get around to trying, despite my best intentions ("Adventure mode" kinda makes sense for Where's Waldo, maybe, but for Yahtzee, even with the new exotic-ish animated avatars, I'm not buying it). Thankfully, though, the heart of the app is good old Yahtzee-roll five dice up to three times in an attempt to rack up your one-through-sixes, your three-of-a-kinds, your large straights, and all the rest.

There's no real online mulitplayer mode, though you can post your scores to Facebook and you can play real life, pass-the-iPad-around multiplayer with up to 4 people. At some points you might ask yourself if taking the real, physical, you-know-its-random dice rolling out of the game ruins the experience, but then you see that grooved cup and everything's gravy.

$5


Nlug: I'm still in that phase with my iPad that I'm impressed merely by stuff that looks cool, and the Nlug clock, which changes every second with little particles that whiz around in to the next number (your fingers can set them whizzing, too) definitely looks cool. $2

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Interactive Alphabet for iPad: I may be childish, but I'm no child, so I can't say for sure that I would be totally amused by this gorgeous interactive alphabet. But if I was the type of person that ended up letting young children play with my iPad on a regular or semi-regular basis, I'd definitely try my luck with this one. The slides look great and the interactivity was just engaging enough to keep me flipping through.$3