The Week in Gaming Apps

Kotaku's been recovering from the hectic pace of the San Diego Comic-Con by kicking back with our mobile phones and playing the hell out of any game we can get our grubby little paws on. Let's see what we've touched on this week.

Looks like we've got another week dominated by iOS titles, though not for lack of trying. Being one of the few members of Kotaku with regular access to an android device, I've been scouring the Android Store looking for some new games to play. It gets a little frustrating when every other stellar title is a port of a game that was on the iPhone a year ago. I actually had an Android game planned for Friday's spot, but then Groove Coaster ate my soul. We'll keep an eye out for next time!

If you have a suggestion for an app for the iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone 7 that you'd like to see highlighted, let us know.

The Week in Gaming AppsReckless Endangerment Makes for a Sloppy Getaway

When video games call for criminal behavior, I try to portray the bandit with a heart of gold. Running innocents off the road delivers neither a thrill nor a punchline in something like Grand Theft Auto. In fact, I take it as a sign of my own terrible driving. More »


The Week in Gaming AppsDeathSmiles Makes Me Smile

Cave's bullet hell shooters aren't exactly the types of games many players don't even like to play with control pads. So how's this iPhone version supposed to work? More »


The Week in Gaming AppsRidiculous Video Game HealBot Turns World of Warcraft Into a Dream

HealBot is a video game that you are supposed to play in order to get better at another video game. Imagine that. More »


The Week in Gaming AppsMagic: The Gathering Creator's New Kard Combat Won't Kill Your Wallet

As the father of Magic: The Gathering, Richard Garfield is the man responsible for countless crazed gamers spending their savings on tiny bits of colorful card stock. With Kard Combat Garfield and Hothead Games deliver card-based strategy as deep as Magic, and it doesn't cost players one penny (unless they want it to). More »


The Week in Gaming AppsGroove Coaster is a Finger-Tapping Musical Space Invaders Masterpiece

Just when I was certain there was no new way to combine tapping fingers and music on the iPhone, Reisuke Ishida marries the aesthetic of his award-winning Space Invaders: Infinity Gene with an equally gorgeous collection of tracks in Groove Coaster. More »



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