Friday, 3 August 2007

Mobile Gaming - The Heat is on!

Did The Simpsons kill Harry Potter?

Mobile gaming is on its way to becoming a mass-market phenomenon, predicting a spectacular growth rate over the next three to five years. And what makes it more interesting is the fact that users as young as 10-13 years old, now possess a cell phone. Cashing on this potential, the think- tanks of the mobile gaming industry have come out with a wide array of enthralling XBox 360 Games, to keep these users glued.

And this summer's hottest mobile game has been the match between The Simpsons and Harry Potter! Inspired by the frenzy around, these games have made it big on the tiny mobile screens, the moment they were released. While the game Harry Potter makes you 'think'and 'plot', The Simpsons is a much more 'entertaining'enterprise.

In the Simpsons, the player gets to play Homer, much to their delight and pleasure. The game is simple (complete respect given to young minds), and involves simple strategies like running and jumping around Springfield while trying to stop a nuclear meltdown. While you interact with many characters from the Simpsons family on the way, care must be taken to avoid obstacles such as huge sinkholes and burning tires. And if you make it safe, you are the celebrated World's No.1 Hero!.

The the Harry Potter mobile game is based on the 5th Harry Potter movie ‘Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix’. The story here unfolds Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, - shaping up to be his most dangerous yet. Gamers become Harry, and get caught between Dumbledore's silence and the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge's defense. As expected, the gamers get a taste of magical objects, cast of secret spells, and get a chance to meet fellow students and favorite wizards - Hermione, Cho, Ginny, Umbridge, Snape and many more!

Whether you give a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down to these games, they are here to stay. So why not join the bandwagon and let your thumb do the talking!

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