Arcade Hockey for the iPhone (App Store link). Co-creator Benjamin Jackson of Brainjuice emailed us about his team’s simplicity-based approach: “After testing all of the other air hockey apps and finding a lot of bloat, we really tried to strip it down to the essentials and focus on making a simple, addictive game…The game is simple enough for anyone (even small kids) to pick up and play. Startup time is minimal, and you can get from startup to gameplay in less than 10 seconds on pretty much any model (much less on the 3GS). Our competitors in the space went out on a limb with complex options screens and ‘features’ like trapping and throwing the puck. Ours has just three gameplay options, and players only have to choose 1P-2P and best of 5, 9 or 15.”