We’ve been gaming on our phones since Snake, but phone gaming has always been, for the most part, perceived to be the poor cousin of actual real handheld gaming. After a few misfired attempts at establishing your phone as a ‘valid’ gaming alternative (anyone remember the disastrous N-Gage?), we’re finally at a place where today’s smartphones can compete. The rise of app availability & competitive pricing has driven this, and while the various app stores undoubtedly have a lot of dross to sift through, there’s excellent gaming to be had on your iPhone or Android device, with some of the choice cuts unavailable on any other platform. This will hopefully be a regular column with opinions of what’s worth your time on the small screen, but let’s kick off with some of my all-time faves you might have missed.