Tuesday, October 25, 2005
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About a year ago, I wrote a couple of articles about the best games for Pocket PC (you can check them out here and here). It is now Autumn 2005, and boy have I got something new to report! This write-up is dedicated to all the great new games that have surfaced over the summer of 2005. These games are slicker and meaner, and I hope to give a thorough low-down on these new titles in this short write-up.
In MTeam is a superb shoot'em up.
From the makers of , comes Egyptian Prophecy, a worthy successor that is poised to become one of the best games of 2005. Ramses II is dying and with him the glory of Egypt shall fall. The Sun-God promises to extend his life in exchange for the most magnificent temple ever built. Trouble is not far away as the buildingsite for the temple is affected by a number of sinister incidents. Maia, a young priestess, must solve the mystery behind these events and save the life of the Pharaoh. Egyptian Prophecy scores 9.5/10 from pdarcade.com. You'll need a 256MB SD card to run this game because of the high-quality video and graphics!
Pocket PC Studio's is an action adventure set in the mysterious Crypt of the Ancients.Use deadly weapons and devastating magic as you traverse an immense 25 level subterranean world to stop the rising evil before it is too late. Presented in a 3D isometric view, Ancient Evil uses high quality graphics and real-time lighting and directional shadows to create the most detailed and visually appealing adventure RPG ever seen on a PPC device. Described as "One of the best games of 2005" by pocketpc.ch,"A breakthrough - visual effects are stunning!" VGA version
POCKET MINI GOLF 2
is the follow up to the hugely popular multi award winning miniature golf game Pocket Mini Golf. Tons of new features have been added including multiplayer support, fairways, rough, sand pits, beaches, loads of interesting objects to negotiate and much much more. Don't forget to check out the cool expansion packs including , Fire Island, and now Spooky Hollow (perfect for Halloween). Clickgamer staff have played this title consistently for the past few months - lots of variety and tons of gameplay means this one comes very highly recommended.
STREET DUEL - UNDERGROUND RACING
Step on the gas in the ultimate subculture game EVER! The gangs, the cars, the girls ... it's adrenaline pumping 3D action all the way as you aim to become the street racing champion! Race over rooftops, perform spectacular jumps and smash through traffic in your pursuit of winning the ultimate performance supercar! From the creators of the award-winning Italian Job for Playstation Street Duel packs a punch like no other. You'll doubt that your Pocket PC could deliver such amazing graphics!
ULTIMATE BOWLING FIGHTER
Street Fighter meetings Bowling in this superlative showdown. is polished to perfection - a non-stop, round-the-world bowling challenge tournament for your handheld. Select your character to battle against international opponents, unlock new challengers and locations and display your special skills as you attempt to become the Ultimate Bowling Fighter. Choose from Ryo - the skillful Japanese warrior; Kelly - the all-American bowling heroine; Jose - the smooth Spanish hustler; or Maya the bootylicious Brazilian diva and challenge the others to a duel in the bowling alley.
POCKET 4000 A.D
Expand the reaches of your space empire with . With up to 50 star systems to explore, you can research new technologies to create devastating weapons, planetary defense systems and advanced resource production facilities. Square off against up to four AI-controlled alien civilizations (Vlettos, Klangs, Xens and Hrspas) and/or human opponents. Pocket 4000 A.D.. Gameplay includes landscape views of your planets showing military strengths and advanced development status plus the ability to manage the status of your empire. Pocket 4000 A.D. "promises weeks of gameplay" says [url="http://pdarcade.com/modules.php?name=Reviews2&rop=showcontent&id=334>PDArcade.com
is a chess gaming innovation. With computer analysis, an intuitive user interface, personalized computer opponents and teaching modes to take any player to the next level, Majestic Chess is redefining the classic game of chess on handheld devices.
follows another amazing chapter in the world of Arvale. Eight immense continents with over 325 maps, 445 different monsters to fight against, and over 400 different items, melee weapons, and magic weapons to use this is one game that is going to take a very long time to complete. Engage in this epic story involving time travel, gods and goddesses, and the fate of the world. This is a truly monumental game of epic proportions - not to be missed!
For all shoot-em-up junkies out there, G-Prime Xtreme is the ONE! Pilot your ship through space and hyperspace on your way to your destination: G-PRIME. Avoid the enemies and destroy their blockades while using your wits to counter their deadly tactics. Use all power-ups and tactics to tilt the balance in your favor. And stay sharp - you never know what else may be headed your way. Special features include tons of dive bombing enemies, lighting fast gameplay with high frame rates, enemies with tractor beams, player ship capture and dual ship mode!
NAVAL CONFLICTS - USA vs JAPAN
is a brand new innovative warship game for your Pocket PC. Command your forces in the American - Japan naval conflicts during WWII. The game includes both classic and advanced game modes staged in cool historical locations including Pearl Harbor, Coral Sea, Malaya and many more. Music composed by the famous game musician Björn Lynne. There is also a VGA version available.
MEDIEVAL HEROES II
Medieval Heroes II - a game of empire building and turn-based battles, you are a medieval lord engaged in combat with surrounding provinces in an attempt to unite Medieval Europe under your leadership. At the beginning, you control various provinces. Each province gives some resources (gold, metal and stone) to you. You can spend collected resources on recruiting new troops and capture new territories with their help. You can use your special forces for scouting, robbing and assassinating your enemies. You can also build castles, fortify them, and build additional buildings like markets or banks.
Help the Madbeetle is a great game that works for all Pocket PC displays (240x320, 480x480 and 480x640).
There you go! All these new games released over the Summer of 2005. Incredible, I say, simply incredible !! I hope this little article gives you a heads up on what the cool new games are for the pocket pc this year. For the latest new and exclusive Pocket PC releases check back to www.clickgamer.com anytime !
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