Super Mario Run
First Pokemon came to the smartphone and now Mario has, too, in the form of Super Mario Run. If you’ve got bad knees, don’t worry — unlike Pokemon Go, it doesn’t require you to run or otherwise do physical activity of any kind. Instead, this platformer has Mario constantly moving forward through worlds, overcoming obstacles and squishing Goombas (and other enemies) with various jumps triggered by timing your screen taps in different ways using just one hand. There’s a single player mode where you gather coins and (familiarly) rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, a Road Rally challenge mode that pits you against other players’ record scores, and a third creative Kingdom Builder mode that lets you blow accumulated loot to build your own Mushroom Kingdom to your liking.
Download at the App Store (and demo it for free) – $10