When Apple launched its App Store in 2008, we knew a few publishers would throw it a proverbial bone. Sega stepped right up with Super Monkey Ball, while Electronic Arts released versions of Tetris and Scrabble. At the time, it all seemed experimental, similar to Eidos' port of Tomb Raider for the now defunct N-Gage. Little did we know that millions of customers would flock to the online shop, making it one of the most underrated destinations for gaming. Gameloft delivered plenty of addictive experiences, Electronic Arts expanded its catalogue and even id Software jumped on board. In just a few months, several publishers made the iPhone a legit platform.
Meanwhile, DS and PSP missed out on some exciting exclusives, games that will probably never appear on either device. With that, join us for a look at the iPhone titles that have nearly made us kick Nintendo and Sony's handhelds to the curb.