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Front Mission Mobile!

By Rolando . April 25, 2007 . 5:43pm

Why is it that Japan gets pretty good mobile games?   Famitsu reports Square-Enix’s official announcement of Front Mission Mobile titled Front Mission 2089-II. Details are pretty scarce as to what the game’s story is about; but if I had to take a guess, I’d assume its a gaiden to Front Mission 1st as evidenced […]

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Earth Defense Force comes to cell phones

By Spencer . January 22, 2007 . 7:19am

  After bringing the Onechanbara to mobile phones, D3 Publisher is giving the Earth Defense Force a mobile phone release too. Like other Earth Defense Force games you blow up giant bugs with an explosive arsenal of weapons. There are seventy different weapons in the cell phone game to choose from and an underground labyrinth […]

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Cel shaded Onechanbara comes to cell phones

By Spencer . January 11, 2007 . 7:25am

D3 Publisher finished up work on the Onechanbara Mobile, a portable version of their cult hit. Like the PS2 and Xbox 360 games you dice up zombies and other abominations into bloody pools. The screenshots show an over the shoulder camera instead of a fully 3D battlefield. Also the style of the game has changed […]

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Chocobo de Mobile shows that chocobos can do anything

By Spencer . January 8, 2007 . 10:51am

  Chocobos do everything. They protect you from enemy attacks, race, fight their way through mysterious dungeons and now they play baseball. Yes baseball. Square-Enix is rolling out a bunch of chocobo games for cell phones in Japan. The baseball game has players hit keys based on the type of pitch to smack balls out […]

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Lego Star Wars now on your phone

By Spencer . January 2, 2007 . 1:40pm

THQ Wireless released Lego Star Wars II Mobile, which is nothing like Lego Star Wars except for the character models. Instead of running around with a hybrid Luke Skywalker wookie with a lightsaber you’re restricted to a trusty blaster. The gameplay also changed from an action game to something similar to Metal Gear Solid where […]

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Space Invaders FPS style

By Spencer . January 1, 2007 . 6:46pm

There have been plenty of Space Invaders remakes over the years. Space Invaders Revolution for the DS has new formations, which is what most “new” Space Invaders games do. Taito’s 3D mobile phone version goes for a different approach, classic Space Invaders game in 3D with the option to switch between three camera angles. The […]

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Lost Planet’s cell phone debut

By Spencer . December 21, 2006 . 3:25pm

Lost Planet is now in two places in Japan, the Xbox 360 and in a trimmed down cell phone game. The mobile version looks like it trims down the gameplay to first person shooting and vital suit combat. It’s the bare bones of the Lost Planet experience, but it also has one of the Xbox […]

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Geometry Wars coming to a cell phone near you

By Spencer . November 6, 2006 . 10:41am

The Xbox Live hit, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is being ported to mobile phones by Hardcore3D Wireless. Control for Geometry Wars required the use of dual analog sticks. One stick was used to move your ship and the other is for firing shots. How is control going to be translated to mobile phones? “Intuitive ‘tap’ […]

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Mobile phone game company for sale on eBay

By Spencer . November 1, 2006 . 11:42am

Previously we’ve Tesseraction games lease out their talent through an eBay auction. Now the entire company of Robotube games is on sale with a starting price of $850,000. It might seem like a huge price, but you are buying the entire company. All of the intellectual property (eight cell phone games and 34 flash games) […]

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Capcom classics move to cell phones

By Spencer . September 11, 2006 . 11:39am

More Capcom ports are heading to cell phones in Japan. They just announced that another installment of Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright) is coming out. This episode is the final story in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney with the young scientist. Interestingly, Capcom is releasing the cell phone version with an English language option.   Capcom has […]

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Watch: Dance Dance Revolution Mobile 3D

By Spencer . September 8, 2006 . 8:05am

It’s hard to imagine Dance Dance Revolution without mats, but for all the players who can’t get enough of hearing Naoki Medea’s techno tracks DDR 3D is out for mobile phones. The graphics are about the same quality as a PS1 game, but who really cares about that DDR is all about the music (or […]

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Bonk’s dynamic return to the gaming world

By Spencer . August 23, 2006 . 8:10am

Hudson sent over some photos of Bonk’s Return, a remake of the classic Turbo Grafix 16 game Bonk’s Adventure. Bonk was once the platforming star of the Turbo Grafix 16 lineup, but after the system went under Bonk faded away from existence. Bonk’s Return comes to mobile phones later this year with a huge graphical […]

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Desperate Housewives and Lost games coming to mobile phones

By Spencer . August 14, 2006 . 11:12am

Gameloft has designed some excellent cell phone games like the mobile Prince of Persia games and a handful of questionable titles like Paris Hilton’s Diamond Quest. Now they’ve acquired the rights from Touchstone Television to make mobile games based on Desperate Housewives and Lost. "Gameloft is proud to partner with ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television […]

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Mobile Disgaea action game

By Spencer . July 24, 2006 . 3:10pm

Now out for cell phones is Prinny’s Counterattack, an action game based on the Disgaea franchise. Demon Lord Etna has to keep the Prinnys at bay by attacking them. As she slices her way through Prinny’s Etna will rack up points. She can get more points by doing combo attacks, which increase the point multiplier. […]

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Thirsty? Look for the Beer Shooter

By Spencer . July 5, 2006 . 11:35am

Here’s an interesting concept for a non violent shoot ‘em up game, shooting beer in the mouths of thirsty patrons. The game plays like Time Crisis Mobile where there is a 3 by 3 grid and you press the numeric keys to spray a blast of beer. It’s a simple gameplay concept, but the Terminator-style […]

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Sonic goes golfing

By Spencer . July 3, 2006 . 2:50pm

Just how many more games can Sonic the Hedgehog star in? Sega threw Sonic in a hoverboard game, fighting game and now a golf game for cell phones. In Sonic Golf 3D players can chip with Sega’s mascot through a nine hole course. Each course has rings to collect which Sonic can spend at Eggman’s […]

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