A major and valid criticism of the Zune HD when it launched was the utter lack of apps. Weather, a calculator, and a game that's been on the Zune for like a year. It had nothing on the thousands upon thousands of apps and games available for the iPod touch… and it still has nothing on that. But slightly less nothing. There are now a dozen games available for the sexy little player, and they're really not bad at all. I downloaded the interesting-looking ones and put them on video so you can see just how they perform.
Somehow I missed the skating game, but I already shot and rendered my video before even seeing it, so if you're waiting on that one, best look elsewhere. But I checked out Audiosurf Tilt, Project Gotham Racing, Checkers, Lucky Lanes Bowling, and Goo Splat. I skipped Chess, Sudoku, and for some reason Space Battle 2, which sounds right up my alley.
The games are all free, and they all display an ad beforehand. That's a bit ugly, but we knew it was coming, and I have to stick to my guns — the ad-supported world is coming and we'd better get used to it.