A spin of the wheel

This deceptively difficult game puts players in charge of a spinning wheel with red, yellow and blue sections under barrage from a never-ending stream of smaller primary-colored balls. The objective is to always catch an incoming ball with its corresponding section on the wheel. This is not as easy as it sounds.

Users have to move quickly to pivot the wheel into the right direction or risk losing energy — and the game. The developers have also thrown in a couple of curveballs, such as incoming missiles that can seriously hurt you and “power-ups” that can give you a little bit of help. For a bigger challenge, the game also offers time attack and “hard-core” modes, though you’ll have to be a seasoned player before you can try your hand at those. Free for Android devices; 99 cents for iOS and BlackBerry.

Gyro game app (Sebastien Cote)

— Hayley Tsukayama