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  1. WGR Media Inc. and Gamelet.com present: The World Tour of Mobile Games The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment

  2. analysts try to outdo each other • Informa Global Videogame Market • $28b in 2001 (wireless games $.0007b) • $30b in 2006 (wireless games $3.6b) • Ovum Research • in 2006 wireless games will be $4.4b • IDC • 7.0 million wireless gamers in 2002 • 71.2 million wireless gamers in 2007 Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  3. but they might be too low! • 152 million Nokia handsets shipped in 2002 • 400 million total handsets shipped in 2002 • 150 million Game Boys sold since 1989 • “I believe that in a couple years, the mobile games business will be bigger than PC and Console gaming combined” • - Ilkka Raiskinen • SVP Entertainment, Nokia Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  4. Single Player Mobile Games The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment

  5. SOE’s Everquest: Hero’s Call • Adventure | US | 1 player | BREW | • 32 Dungeon levels with world unfolding in different quests. • 2 classes: fighter & mage • 5 player attributes • 120 player spells in 4 categories (direct damage, damage over time, area of effect spells and hybrids) plus monster-only spells • Hundreds of items, weapons, potions, treasure • Estimated 40-60 hours of gameplay • Multi-player possibilities http://www.sonyonline.com Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  6. In-Fusio’s Ferrari Racing Driving | France | 1 player networked | ExEn | • 17 tracks • 3 kinds of tires • Changing weather • Pitstop management • Uses SMS to allow players to purchase car upgrades. Post times, etc. http://www.in-fusio.com/Games/games.php Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  7. Gameloft’s Gulo’s Tale Platform | France | 1 player | J2ME | • Best looking J2ME game yet. What you can do with a pretty basic Moto T720 • 12 levels in “World Map” layout • Cute characters, enemies, consistent imagery, cool powerups http://www.gameloft.com/en/product_page.php?item=142 Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  8. Hexacto: Tennis Addict sports | Canada | 1 player | MS Smartphone | • Higher expectations • Orange SPV handset has 132 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM, 65k color screen at 176x220 • Still: • Amazing graphics • 4 court types • 14 opponents • Tournament play • Voice effects http://www.hexacto.com/game_tennis_smart.php Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  9. First Star’s Boulder Dash Puzzle/strategy | USA | 1 player | Mophun | • Sokoban + Dig Dug • You remember this game • Rockford comes to mobile • Crazy numbers of power-ups, traps, puzzles, monsters, levels. • Nice mix of portability and immersiveness • Great gameplay transcends media Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  10. Handy Games’ Space Seals Adventure | Germany | 1 player | WAP / imode | • Server-side game. The WAP title evolved • Basic “find the key” puzzles progress rapidly to more difficult quests • RPG elements make monster encounters increasingly risky • Good inventory, interface designs. Mini map adds a nice touch • WAP is fading out. This level of creativity is not the reason why. http://www.handy-games.com Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  11. Hailstorm’s Trapped! Puzzle | UK | 1 player | WGE | Innostream I-1000 handset • Two gameplay modes: arcade and turn based • “Grab dots and escape” set in interesting milieu • WGE engine makes arcade mode very fast-paced with solid frame rates • Good MIDI-based sounds throughout http://www.co.jp Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  12. Vasara: MIBII Alien Pursuit shooter | Finland | 1 player | SE P800 + Fathammer 3D | • Scripted play works well w/ stylus input of SE P800 • Gameplay similar to Virtua Cop, House of the Dead • Crazy good 3D • Bundled with the phone http://www.fathammer.com/games/mib2.shtml Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  13. Reaxion – Fight Hard action | Russia | 1 player | BREW | • Near 3D fighting game with fly-ins and replays • Chugs along, but ambitious and mostly successful • Good background elements • RPG element is new for typical fighter • Multiplayer planned http://www.fight-hard.com/ Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  14. HI Corp - Polygon Boxing Action | Japan | 1 player | J2ME / DoJa 2.0 + 3D | • First person boxing game using 3d polygon engine • Actual transparent polys! • From the developers of the technology, HI Corp • Other game companies adopting the tech slowly Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  15. G-Mode - Pucci Appli Game Pack gamepack | Japan | 1 player | J2ME | • Pioneering new ways of packaging games in a “game pack” channel • Look at the evolution over two years from simple bitmap shooters to a Lineage branded RPG! • Expert use of the Tetris brand to acquire customers and many other games to keep them. Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  16. Panasonic / 写かりきペット Virtual pet | Japan | 1 player | J2ME + camera + IR | • A cute virtual pet? • Use the camera to create food to feed! • Shows when you have mail as a screensaver • You can IR rare food items to your friends Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  17. Dwango – Samurai Romanesque Multiplayer RPG | Japan | m player | J2ME + network • Groundbreaking multiplayer RPG • Not a commercial success but paved the way for lots of other games from Dwango • Sequence of minigames to get around DoCoMo 10k limit • Also: Star Exceed, Dwango racing http://www.dwango.co.jp/kamone/samurai/ Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  18. Project GT - Monster Blaze 2 RPG | Japan | 1 player | J2ME 10k! | • Popular indie RPG • Started as a free game and was picked up as a paid service due to popularity. • Created by two people! • Lots of levels and different maps get loaded on restarting the appli Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  19. Gamevil - Nom action | Korea | 1 player | GVM | • Very simple fun idea • Rotate the phone as the game is playing and the character climbs up the walls • Can be played by just pressing one key at the right time Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  20. Cybird/K-Lab/Sekai Bunsha - Pencil Puzzler puzzle | Japan | 1 player | J2ME | • Pencil Puzzler • Very simple game formats popular in print magazines throughout Japan • One engine gets refreshed with new puzzle content everyday • Free download includes a couple of trial puzzles but you can register directly within the appli for more Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  21. Teruya: Magnet Puzzle • Very simple puzzle mechanic • But lots of fun! • Teruya has a range of tiny games that are all very well finished Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  22. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Action puzzle | Japan | 1 player | J2ME | • The Powerhouses Are Coming! http://www.scej.jp/goods/keitai/iscej/index.html Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  23. Disney - Disney Sports Action | Japan | 1 player | J2ME + 3D | • Mickey Snowboarding • Nice use of 3D and 2D inside a game • Also runs as a very compelling screensaver! Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  24. Taito – Lets Go By Train! • Densha De Go! • Taito keeps pushing • From Space Invaders to… • Puzzle Bobble • Psychic Force • Furupon Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  25. Konami – Power Baseball Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  26. Sega - Samba De Amigo Rhythm | Japan | 1 player | J2ME + midi | • Great rhythm game now on the small screen • Downloads new tunes every day to play to! • Also • Puyo Puyo • Sakura Taisen Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  27. Capcom - Biohazard • Part of “capcom party” gamepack with • Streetfighter • Devil Village 「魔界村」 Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  28. Gainax/TinMachine - Princess Maker simulation | Japan | 1 adult | J2ME | • Japans famous child-rearing game now on keitai • How will she turn out? Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  29. Nekozone - Shit Panic Action/Rude | Japan | 1 player | J2ME | cellular | x/10 | • A fun little rump • Catch poop falling from the pink bum at the top of the screen • This game spread virally like wildfire in Japan much like “gnome bowling” on the US ‘net Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  30. Multi Player Games The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment

  31. Aspiro/Picofun: MTV Amour dating | Sweden | 2 players | SMS capable phones | • SMS Matchmaking • Parameters include: gender, age, music • Actions include: set, meet, match, kiss, flirt, hit, dance, yell, date, touch, lie… • Act via a 1-5 scale • Server interprets both actions and returns the result. “kiss 5” = “Adam gave Eva a long sucking kiss…” http://www2.picofun.com/mtvamour/wes/walkthrough Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  32. Sony Ericsson: Naval Fleet Strategy/Luck | Sweden/Japan | 2 players | T68i | Bluetooth • Amazing new gameplay mechanic. • Not really. It’s battleship. • First generation multiplayer Bluetooth game works well at short distances. • If you love battleship, get this phone now. Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  33. Sorrent: Fox Sport On-Field Live sports | USA | 1-2 players | J2ME | • 1st person sports is rare… a responsive one is more so. • Mix of play calling and in-game action • “bullet pass” option adds more depth to gameplay • Special downs/scoring system to simplify & shorten the game • New 1v1 option! Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  34. NEC - photo battler fighting | Japan | n players | J2ME + camera + IR | • Fighting Game that uses the camera • Using photos to create your characters • Depending on the photo different attributes: life, power, speed • You can add comments • You can also infrared the photos and play against other people • You can add comments and these will get transferred as your “warrior” if you IR the photo to someone else • NEC used this game to promote features of their N504iS Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  35. Bandai – Inu Tomo Virtual pet + | Japan | ?? players | J2ME + 3D | • Inu Tomo • Seems like a nice 3d graphic tamagotchi • But there’s a hidden surprise if you keep playing! • Also • Love by Mail http://keitai.channel.or.jp/contents/3d_sodatete.html Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  36. Hudson/EA - SimCity simulation | Japan | n players | J2ME + network | • Amazed this works on a phone? Only 30k of code too! • Also • Chakushin Apuri • Bomberman • AquaZone Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  37. Panasonic- どこでもフィシング simulation | Japan | n players | BREW + GPS | • Location based fishing game. • The phone’s GPS is used in this game to send info to server • You compete against other people in your area • Bundled with the C3003P as a Brew app Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  38. Handfun / Softnyx / CCR Action | Korea| n players | BREW | • Fortress Tournament • One of the biggest games in korea’s PC bangs now on Brew Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  39. Hardware accessories That defy categorization! Handy karaoke NaviGety http://www.navigety.tv/ Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  40. It’s a wireless world! Defies categorization! BowLingual Compiled by WGR Media Inc and Gamelet.com | all products are copyright of their respective owners

  41. Dave “DC” Collier www.gamelet.com dc@gamelet.com +81 (0)90 5343 4586 Matthew Bellows www.wirelessgamingreview.com Matthew@wirelessgamingreview.com +1 617 628 1210 The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment