Two iOS games, one iOS / Android combo, an Android exclusive and a special Windows Phone 7 version of a game that's now out on all three. How's that for diversity? Shut up, Blackberry.

As part of my never-ending quest to cover all segments of mobile gaming, I've gone so far as to take it upon myself to do two Gaming App of the Day posts this week, one for the Windows Phone 7's Final Fantasy and another for colorful Android real-time strategy distillation Auralux. Kate scored the Android / iOS puzzler combo, while Kirk and Ash did what they could with the tools provided.


All-in-all I am pleased with this week's results. My own iPhone may be curled up in the corner weeping, but that's the price it pays for prevalence.

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.

Final Fantasy's Creator Trades Swords for Surfboards

Hironobu Sakaguchi is a big surfer. He also makes video games. Party Wave is Sakaguchi bringing his love for both together. But is the result a party? Or a bust? More »

This Version of Final Fantasy is 200 Points Better Than the Rest

I've played the original Final Fantasy at least a dozen times over the past two decades. I've played the original NES game. I've played it on Game Boy Advance. I've emulated it. I've played it on my iPhone. Not once has anyone took me aside and said, "Hey man, good job crossing that bridge." Until now. More »

This Game Lets You Slap A Nazi Officer Around With A Broomstick

I don't even know anymore. I don't know where to begin. Sometimes I have to wonder why we spend so much time writing about polished, big-budget games where there are games like BRUCEfilm's Stay Dead out there. More »

This is the Pure Essence of Real-Time Strategy

Since its inception, the real-time strategy genre has gotten progressively more complex with each passing year, piling weather effects, terrain conditions, tech trees, multi-tiered objectives and more on top of a relatively simple core concept. Auralux is that core concept. More »

This Game Is Sort Of Like Bejeweled. Minus The Jewels.

As a kid, I was absolutely enamored of those books of "brain teasers" that had to be solved by drawing tables and marking off the little "yes" and "no" boxes. You know the type: if the marathon has five racers, and the one in the yellow shoes didn't finish fifth, and the one in the purple shoes was the one whose name started with B, but the woman who placed fifth isn't Barbara, what order did the five racers finish in and what color were their shoes? More »