Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee only had his hand in one of the five Gaming Apps of the Day this week, but I'm pretty sure the rest of them were probably his idea at some point anyway.

It was a great week for gaming apps, with the exception of Monday. Apparently somebody didn't get the memo about GAOTD being reserved for good games, now that we've expanded our mobile gaming coverage. Still, roundup rules are roundup rules, so Pond Panic gets its spot in the list.

I just hope it doesn't rub off on Stan Lee. He's very impressionable, you know.

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.


Pond Panic Isn't Exactly Darwinism

Pond Panic, a new app from Fabling Game Studios, has you try to save a ladybug from deadly piranhas that are in a pond. There are several different types of piranha, and you are supposed to flick them out of the pond. Then, after you flick a certain number out of the pond, you can drag the ladybug to a lily pad. More »


Your Skylanders Are the Most Important Resource in Lost Islands

Build things to harvest things to build more things-the resource management genre is huge on mobile, thanks to its simple click-based gameplay and the ability to play for minutes at a time and still get things done. Activision takes that winning formula and layers another one on top-the ability to transfer real-world collectible figures into the game. More »


This iPad Game Convinced Me to Be Friends With an Electric Cockroach

I'm not fraidy-scared of bugs. Unlike some childhood friends or past significant others, there's never been any terrified bolting at the sight of, say, caterpillars or giant moths. I don't love them either. Instead, I've always been fascinated by insect behavior. So I'm kind of glad that Help Volty lets me manipulate bug movements without having to resort to crude implements like a magnifying glass or hot wax. More »


Stan Lee's Latest Superhero Creation Has the Power to Fall From the Sky. Hey, Me Too!

Stan Lee has created (or "co-created") countless superheroes over his long and illustrious career in the comics industry. Some of them have been fallen heroes. Pretty sure Verticus is his first falling hero. More »


Cat Pirates: For All Your Adorable Cat and Pirate Needs

A smart game knows its audience. So let's take a moment to understand what kind of audience I am. More »