This Week's Windows Phone 7 Releases
Written Wednesday, January 05, 2011 By Alan PettitView author's profile
This article's tagline sounded better in my head than it ended up looking on-screen. I'll pretend the pun was intended, but even I didn't get it until I actually typed it out... Anywho! This week you can grab the classic Pac-Man from Namco Bandai (not a Championship Edition or anything), or the sequel to last year's XBLA strategy game Tower Bloxx Deluxe from Digital Chocolate.
"PAC-MAN, the world famous arcade classic, returns in this faithful rendition for Windows Phone 7! Who can forget the countless hours and quarters spent avoiding pesky ghosts while chompin' on dots and gobbling up the fruit for bonus points? Relive the retro arcade action! Control PAC-MAN using the standard flick-to-change-directions method, or try out the virtual-analog "PAC-PAD" method, new for Windows Phone 7. Munch fruits and other items for big points! Gobble blinking Power Pellets to turn the ghosts blue and weaken them temporarily. Eat the ghosts while they are blue and rack up the bonus points! Gain a life at 10,000 points! Avoid capture by Blinky, the leader of the ghosts, and his fellow ghosts Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, each with unique personalities, as you strive to chomp all the dots and advance to the next stage!"
Tower Bloxx: New York ($2.99/£2.49)
"Get ready for the sequel to the worldwide smash hit - this time the tower building craziness is in NY City! Discover up to 5 Manhattan districts through an all-new, addictive Board Game mode. Enjoy block-dropping chaos in Quick Game with multiple power-ups - plus, test your reflexes & puzzle skills with brand-new Time Attack and Challenge modes!"