Rescue City - iOS
Don't dismiss this because its an iOS review. I haven't been as addicted to a game as I have with this since my PES days, back on the PS2.
It's very simple. You have a birds eye view of a few small city blocks. You control the police, fire brigade and ambulance service. Each emergency service has a home base and when there icons flash on different parts of the city, its your job to dispatch the relevant service to the distress call, or in the case of an ambulance, make sure it reaches the hospital on time. All three service's have time limits, the fire brigade have the longest time limit as their vehicle is the slowest, the police car is the fastest and you can make multiple arrests with their car, but you only have thirty seconds before you have to return to the station to drop off your prisoners and the ambulance is just dispatched from the scene straight to the hospital.
The tutorial is very good in explaining it all and the first city (of four) is basically there to just ease you in and show you the ropes. By the time you reach the third city there's potholes to keep your eye on - they'll slow your vehicle down and make those time limits even tighter. Shortly after that the game introduce fast lanes, where your vehicles double their speeds, which helps with the pothole problem, but also forces you to watch and time your vehicles routes more efficiently. The final city then throws a huge curve ball at you.......traffic! It doesn't ramp up the difficulty to a frustrating level, but actually improves the game and makes the final city a real challenge. There's also the odd lightning strike thrown in which blinds your view for a second or two but this never once caused me to crash.
The controls are bang on and play to the touch screens strengths as they should - simple and responsive. It also allows you to stop any vehicle mid-journey by simply tapping it once to stop it, and then tapping it again to re-start it back to its set destination.
I know a lot of you don't really game on iOS or android but if your going to try one game and if your after a game thats perfect in five minute bursts, or on the "s**tter" as RBT would say, then I recommend this highly.