It's an iPhone/iPod Touch special on this edition of Mobile Monday! Who needs those big iPad screens when a cozy, portable device can hold the same amount of fun? Of course, if you do happen to own an iPad, you can still play everything below, but it's sort of cheating, wouldn't you agree? Nah, who cares!
Azarashi (iPhone/iPod Touch) - From Daisuke Amaya, better known as Pixel, developer of Cave Story, comes a one-trick arcade/skill game that's all about having ultra fast reflexes. Cute baby seal keychains hang from the wall. Without notice, they'll fall to the floor one by one. Your job is to tap the screen to stick a dart in the loop, holding each one up. The faster you react, the more points you get. Unlock bonuses for getting good scores, and whatever you do, don't stab those poor little things with darts, ok?
CheeseMan (iPhone/iPod Touch) - If mega-difficult platform games like Super Meat Boy are your sort of thing, CheeseMan is a fine dairy-based iPhone alternative to the little hunk of meat. Run, jump, wall jump and pounce your way across a few dozen levels, each more devilishly crafted than the last. Carefully-placed obstacles ensure you stay alert while you play, timing your moves with almost perfect precision to avoid getting cut, stabbed, or chopped into mush. Extraordinarily challenging, surprisingly fast and intense, and very playable for a game that utilizes touch screen controls. Cheeseman free is also available.
PIYOMORI (iPhone/iPod Touch) - From Gam.eBB the same folks who make the Dismantlement games, comes something entirely different than a point-and-click puzzle. PIYOMORI is a game about putting all of your chickens into one bowl. Literally. Tap the screen to lob a chick into the bowl and swipe the table to rotate your view. There are two colors of chicks that will appear, and it's random which one pops out when you tap the screen. Orange chickens adhere to yellow ones, yellow sticks to yellow, but orange will just roll off of other orange chicks, so try to keep the colors equally distributed. See how many you can get piled in the bowl without losing more than ten to the floor below!
NOTE: Games noted as 'universal' have been designed for iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone devices alike. Any game not listed for iPad will work on the system, but native full screen will not be present. Games listed may not be available outside of North America. Prices are subject to change and are therefore unlisted. Please see the individual game pages for purchasing info.