A friend introduced me to Astro Duel, a simple but crazy fun game for the iPad. The game is pretty much like it sounds: player-vs-player Asteroids. It doesn’t really need to be any more complicated than that. But it does have multiple gameplay modes and is tricky enough to master that it keeps your attention.
Two players can play each other with just the iPad app, but for more fun you download a free iPhone controller app for up to four players. Having played it with the controller app I can say the experience highlights the problem with touch-based controllers, but it’s still a great game. It’s just $2.99 on the App Store and if you think that’s a lot you should have your head examined. A single Skylander costs $14. And the dog can’t chew up an app. I don’t know what dog-inducing chemical they put in those things but he is crazy for them.