The Best of the Casual Gamer's Easy Listening Playlist

The Best of the Casual Gamer's Easy Listening Playlist

Julienne Lin
May 18, 2011

As a gaming nerd, we appreciate good video game music. Games like Final Fantasy are even more amazing because of an awesome soundtrack. Recently we joined the group categorized as "casual gamers", spending most of our time playing on the iPhone. Here's a roundup of our favorite easy listening music from iPhone games.

Tiny Wings: Currently our favorite game, Tiny Wings is a one-touch game where your objective is to help a bird fly by gaining momentum on a series of hills. The soothing music is one of the best parts of the game, which doesn't have the same effect when muted. It takes a lot to be able to listen to the same tune for an extended amount of time, but this one is definitely good for easy listening.

Cut the Rope: There's something pleasant about the sound effects in Cut the Rope that reminds us of a childhood movie. Whether it's bubbles popping, ropes being cut or candy being crunched, this game's music brings back childhood memories.

Hot Springs Story: For those of you who like role-playing games like Harvest Moon, Hot Springs Story provides the same gaming experience on your phone in both game objective and music. Build your own hot springs resort while listening to cheerful music reminiscent of old role-playing favorites like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing.

Flight Control: One of the most popular games before Angry Birds, Flight Control has very pleasant music that changes slightly with each location you play in. Our favorite is the music for the Hawaii map.

Scoops: There's something strangely addicting about catching scoops of ice cream in a cone, and this simple game's music and change in scenery as you advance through levels makes it easy to play for extended amounts of time.

And of course, there's always the option to listen to your own music while playing games on the iPhone. If you're wearing Apple earplugs, disable or mute the game's music and click the button on your headset once to listen to your own. You can also double click the home button to pull up "now playing" from your iPod app.

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