It isn't every day that something on Windows Phone has us green with envy, but since its big unveil, Halo: Spartan Assault has given us a case of the green-eyed monster. However, since taking possession of a Nokia Lumia 925 – more on that soon – and a copy of the game, one thing is clear; I really hope Microsoft gets this out on other platforms for everyone to play.

Spartan Assault takes place some time between Halo 3 and Halo 4, and moves away from the first-person shooter style of the Xbox titles and into a top-down format. I'm not going to run down the whole game, because our friends over at Windows Phone Central have already given it a full and proper review. But it's good. Really good. The controls are perfect for a mobile game, designed with purpose for use with a touchscreen.

We've speculated in the past as to whether or not we think we'll ever see this title released on iOS. Microsoft isn't averse to sending things our way at least with a couple of games having made the jump before, and even Office – of sorts – is now available to iOS users. It's perfectly understandable that they'd want to use it as a tool to try and attract people to Windows Phone, but we have to hope it's in their roadmap somewhere to widen its availability. It's not without fault, but this is a game you'll want to play.

Of course, if you're using a Windows machine, you could already be playing it. But, it would be awesome on the iPad. Really awesome. What do you guys think; would you be excited to see Halo on iOS? Perhaps you've played it already? Shout out in the comments!