Jet fighters, castle crushers, role-playing heroes, and a musical game for both functional and decorative eyes converge in this week's hand-picked selection of mobile gaming apps.

This week saw me doubling up on gaming apps, thanks to the triumphant return of my iPhone 4 after it was stolen from my home several weeks back. No the police didn't recover my stolen items. When I say "triumphant return", I'm actually saying "Triumphant shelling out of several hundred dollars to order a refurbished one through AT&T".

It makes me feel a little better to pretend it was magic.

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.

Siege Hero Returns Fire Against Birds

Once upon a time, Armor Games published a flash game called Crush the Castle, and it was quite good. Then another studio came along, replaced the trebuchet with a slingshot, the ordnance with birds, and made off with all the gold in the land. More »

Old-Fashioned Role-Playing Comes to New-Fangled Phones

Roguelikes are relatively primitive, cruel types of role-playing games, often intimidating to the newcomer. Legends of Yore, thankfully, is a lot more accessible. More »

An iPhone Game You Can Win, Even If You Can't See

Close your eyes and play an iPhone game. With Stem Stumper, a game made for both blind and sighted gamers, you can do that. Play it by sound, and you can win. More »

MetalStorm Online Brings Exhilarating Two-Minute Bathroom Dogfights to Life

I've almost got target lock when the enemy banks sharply to the left. "Sonofabitch!" I shout, pouring on the speed and rolling my plane, leaning hard to the side, as if my body movements will make the craft more responsive. The toilet seat creaks in protest. More »

Square Enix's Chaos Rings Omega Circles Familiar Territory

During my first ten minutes with Square Enix's iPhone RPG prequel Chaos Rings Omega I had to stop and make sure I hadn't accidentally downloaded the first game. More »