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November 16, 2007

New game releases

It seems I have been inundated with new game releases lately. I have to be careful about putting too many games on my pocket pal because it’s like having a bowl of candy on board. Anyway, I thought I’d share the news with you in case you have better self-control than I do when it comes to getting addicted to handheld games.
Astraware (www.astraware.com) has just announced the release of the Classic Collection, a new bundle that includes many of their popular games at a considerable 2/3 savings off the normal price if you were to buy each game separately. The package includes Sudoku, 8 classic board games, and 12 of the best-known card games, all for only $39.95.  Inquire about special pricing if you already own some of the games. This collection of classics is a must for any self-respecting game folder.
The eight board games are Chess, Backgammon, Ludo, Checkers, Reversi, Nine Men's Morris, Snakes and Ladders, and Tic Tac Toe.
The 12 card games include Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, Clock, Yukon, Canfield, Four Seasons, Sultan's Harem, Idiot's Delight, Golf, Calculation, and Freecell.
Another great gaming provider, PDAmill Game Studios, has just announced the release of a new product called Fun Factory for Windows Mobile Devices. Fun Factory is just that. With great graphics, engaging audio, art, and animation, the intuitive controls make it easy to enjoy right out of the box. The package actually includes five games to test your skill: Slider, Crane, Memory, Selector, and Balloons. Check it out at www.pdamill.com. It can be yours for $14.95. I like the auto-save feature so that you can pick up where you left off the last time you played.
PopCap continues to amaze me with its gallery of casual games, many of which have been adapted for handhelds now. Among my favorites are Peggle and Zuma. The latest release is Amazing Adventures: The Lost Tomb, which is set with an ancient Egyptian theme. Your task is to go through a multitude of levels to discover a lost tomb.
You don’t have to have a Ph.D. in archaeology to enjoy this game. The art is incredible in the manner it is used to conceal objects that you must discover in various settings. While you can only play this game on your desktop, laptop, Tablet, or UMPC, it is slated to be released for WM devices soon, and you may wish to ramp up on it before it comes to the small screen. Check it out at www.popcap.com.
By the way, if you are a Peggle fan, you may wish to view this incredible Peggle shot that nets the player  13,623,560  points in a single shot. Most people don’t get than many points in a whole game. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blwEBkEm5tg to check it out.

Posted by conradb212 at November 16, 2007 07:59 PM