If you own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, and you're a football fan--or just a fan of awesome video games--be sure to download a copy of Backbreaker Football (99 cents in the App Store at press time).
The game uses a technology called NaturalMotion, which is a real-time emulation of biomechanics. Translation: Dudes move in the game the same way that dudes move in real life.
Here's how it works: Create your player by giving him a name, number, and skin tone. Then pick a team for him. The game doesn't have the NFL license, so all the teams are fictional, with made-up logos. (How cool would it be if the game actually did have the NFL license? Answer: Really cool.)
The game is incredibly simple. The goal is to guide your running back the length of a football field, tilting the iPhone/iPod to guide him left and right. You can also use the game's touchscreen controls to give him a speed boost and pull off jukes or spins right or left. If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be the Bears’ Devin Hester, this game will teach you--big time.
There are unlockable tiers of challenges to work through to go along with an Endurance Mode. No, it doesn't have the depth of Madden, but I didn't expect it to. This is still an engrossing little snippet of sports gaming that, for less than the price of a candy bar, is well worth a purchase.