Voltron doesn't wow with impressive visuals, but the retro graphics and gameplay suit the '80s cartoon series very well. Fans nostalgic for Voltron should definitely give this game a try.
Slingshot Cowboy is a fun diversion, but you might grow tired of the repetitious gameplay and challenging controls. If you're up for a challenge and fancy yourself a slingshot cowboy, saddle up.
Arachnadoodle by Connect2Media takes an interesting and refreshing twist on the puzzle genre. While comparisons could be drawn to games like Peggle, Arachnadoodle manages to put a fresh spin on the gameplay.
As a sniper in Sniper Vs Sniper by Com2uS, you'll have mere seconds to line up your shot and take out other sharpshooters. Available for the iPhone and iPod touch, the action ranges from a robust set of single player campaigns to heart-stopping competition against other players online.
Castle Warriors is an excellent introduction to real time strategy, but hard-core fans of the genre will be wishing for more depth. Still, if you're looking for a simple, no-nonsense strategy game, Castle Warriors is a solid choice.
Arkanoid, the classic arcade game from Taito, finds a welcome home on iPhone and iPod touch. The formula is simple and yet classic: Once you've eliminated all the bricks, you advance to the next level; but if you let the ball get past you, you lose a paddle.
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor had earned lots of acclaim and deservedly so. The developers at Tiger Style Games have created a purely fun iPhone game perfectly suited for the touch interface.
Gourmania by Alawar Entertainment combines elements of the time management genre with the hidden object genre into a easy-to-learn casual game. You are a chef, and you must work your way toward a great job at a resort.
There is a lot of potential with this app, which lets you create and upload podcasts to share on the Web. But there are some shortcomings, particularly when it comes to the app's browser-based experience.
This app, which provides a quick, easy way to share audio recordings on the Internet, shows a lot of potential. Recording and publishing is a snap, but more robust in-app browsing is needed.
Articles by James Savage