Just hours from now you’ll probably be sitting idly by your front door, waiting for the FedEx delivery guy to hand you your brand new iPad, as though you were an innocent little child sitting idly by a fireplace on Christmas eve waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus. But I don’t need to point out to you the difference between these two scenarios, do I? Unlike Santa, the delivery guy is real! (Sorry, kids and kids at heart!) And as soon as you’re finished thanking him profusely for bringing you your new plaything, what you want to do next is to load that thing up with apps, apps, and more apps. Fortunately, we here at AppAdvice have done the legwork for you and compiled the apps you should download first on your new iPad in one convenient, not to mention free for a limited time, app, AppStart for iPad. We really think the apps that we’ve included there are all essential, but if we could add another one under the arcade category, we’d add Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy, which was released just a few hours ago.

Along with the upcoming Infinity Blade: Dungeons, Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy was one of only two games that were featured in the Apple keynote event unveiling the new iPad. Now that it’s available, you’ll finally be able to judge if it’s worthy of that distinction. The game was apparently showcased on the strength of its outstanding graphics that are tailor-made for the new iPad’s “resolutionary” Retina display, which is, after all, the new device’s biggest selling point. And when you’re playing a simulated aerial warfare, as in Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy, support for outstanding graphics is a must.

Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy's modern jets improve on the WWII biplanes of Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory.

Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy does away with the outdated biplanes of its predecessor, Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory, and flies instead on the wings of modern jet planes armed with high-tech missiles. The airborne battles are said to look great on an iPad 2 (as well as on an iPhone 4/4S) and doubly so on a third-generation iPad. With this and the many other high-definition and high-quality games to follow for the new iPad, the idea or prediction that the new iPad is about to redefine the portable gaming landscape is far from far-fetched.

Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy is now available in the App Store as a universal app priced at $4.99. If you’re getting a new iPad and planning on downloading this, let us know how this warfare fares on your new iOS device’s Retina display. Does it have what it takes to herald a new era of handheld gaming where, by all accounts, the sky is the limit?