We're used to the iPhone being the lead device in the mobile gaming world but the latter months of 2010 will see that situation become much more confused.

Developers now are looking to release new games on the widest range of new smartphone available - everything from Android to Windows Phone 7, Nokia's new Symbian^3 devices, and Samsung's bada.

It's a new world

In that context, the fact Starwind Games' Assault - or Daniel Stakhovskiy's Assault as it's listed on Samsung Apps - was released for the Wave bada phone a couple of days before it came to Apple's App Store isn't that significant.

I'd also suggest the game - a topdown tank arcade title - isn't groundbreaking in terms of its gameplay.

No, what is interesting is that Assault is currently the #1 game on Samsung Apps' UK paid chart, ahead of Gameloft's N.O.V.A. and Let's Golf.

It's very unlikely to hit those heights on the App Store, suggesting more developers should look to spread their talents as widely as possible on emerging app stores that are less competitive than Apple's behemoth.

Assault is available for Samsung's Wave phone priced £1.50 or for iPhone, priced $2.99, €2.39 or £1.79.