It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 30 years to the day since PAC-MAN was first released. The Japanese were the first to experience the game, but of course, PAC-MAN became wildly popular in the United States and continues to be played all over the country to this day on all sorts of gaming devices.
If you have a Windows Mobile smartphone – and are in the mood for a little nostalgic, dot-eating, ghost chasing fun – you can download and enjoy PAC-MAN, Ms. PAC-MAN and Super PAC-MAN in just a minute or two and remember what video games used to be like.
NAMCO has released each of these classic games for Windows Mobile in all their original primary-color glory. And if you’re an iPhone user, there are also versions available for you [iTunes Link].
Mahjongg is a classic Chinese puzzle game where you select pairs of matching tiles to make them disappear. The objective (if you’ve never played) is to eliminate all tiles to clear the board.
There are retail versions of Mahjongg for Windows Mobile, but there’s also a recently-updated freeware alternative called Smart Mahjongg from developer Christian Morawietz. The app is free for personal use and includes a range of features such as multiple layouts, undo, tile shuffle and game statistics.
Smart Mahjongg v2.0 requires the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and is for touchscreen Windows Mobile devices only.
Tower defense games have been around for multiple platforms for years. Made popular in recent years in the web browser and on the Apple iPhone, Tower Defense is now a mobile favorite.
And now Tower Defense for Windows Mobile is here.
“Build your defense in this best selling real time strategy game and try to block the massive amount of enemies running for your base. Includes Hummers, B2 bombers, spy drones as part of 17 different units. Use 6 different towers with 3 upgrade levels. Play on two battlegrounds with totally different strategies. Choose easy, hard or unlimited mode.”
Requires a Windows Mobile 6.x powered touchscreen smartphone or PDA.
In case you don’t know, tower defense games involve using towers of different types to kill hordes of invaders before they can make it to your protected base. The strategy involves placement of the towers, the types of towers you place (different towers have different effects on your enemies), and how you manage your upgrades.
EA Mobile has released Star Trek for Windows Mobile , a shoot ‘em up space combat game based on the new Trek movie.
YOU are the captain of the USS Enterprise in this action-packed shoot-em up based on the blockbuster movie. Soar through galaxies as you race to complete your campaigns. Pick up new weapons and fight valiantly alongside and against famous ships and races from the Star Trek Universe. Collect power-ups to increase the abilities of your ship including speed, energy and firepower. Explore the depth of the score system and get higher ratings on the high-score ladder. Get beamed up!
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