Death from Above.

You are Frank Solway. You are having a very bad day. Things are falling from the sky and your main goal is to not get crushed.

This is an App Store classic that I thought I'd call out if you have never seen it. Big Bucket Software's The Incident is an action game with a pure retro feel. If you weren't playing it on a mobile device you would think that you were sitting in front of your SNES in the early '90's. The premise is simple - avoid being crushed.  Increasingly unbelievable items begin to fall from the sky and you have no choice but o take off your jacket, roll up your sleeves and try to stay on top of a huge pile of junk that is accumulating under your feet. Tapping the screen makes Frank jump and tilting the phone makes him run to the left and the right. In true Nintendo fashion, coins begin to appear... inexplicably tied to balloons. As they float upwards you can catch them - catch ten and Frank gets an extra life. Other power-ups and special things will fall and float as you progress, but that is for you to discover. Why spoil the surprise?

The game is broken up into levels by setting (how high up you are from the ground).  Each of these settings have checkpoints so you don't have to start from the very beginning if you are killed. When you die a screen displays showing you a gilded trophy with a representation of what killed you. It is super cute and really funny.

Death by car. So that's a thing.

Death by car. So that's a thing.

I mention The Incident, because the fine folks at Touch Arcade posted a story that it has come to AppleTV with multiplayer! I can't wait to give this a try and with MiFi Controller support this could be a great shot in the arm for that platform. If you own both versions - which will only set you back $4.98 (.99 mobile/ 3.99 AppleTV) - you will be able to use your iPhone as a controller as well.

This is a great game from Big Bucket. In-app purchases are non-existent, so this is a no-brainer if you like retro gaming. You don't even have to have a data connection, so its subway friendly!