You’ve probably seen countless TV and magazine adverts for Nokia game downloads. You know, the ones where you have to text a number, it costs about 10 dollars and you get plagued with spam forever after. The trouble is a lot of these games are actually pretty crappy and you’ll most likely end up hating yourself for being so stupid to download them in the first place. If you want to play games on your Nokia phone then start with this hand-picked selection of top titles. Many of them are even free!
Bowling Master – If it’s realistic bowling fun you’re after then Bowling Master is the place to find it. The game gives you four different lanes to play, lots of funny animations and great graphics to boot. The ball physics are some of the best you’ll see anywhere, and the one-button control system makes Bowling Master a dream to play. Strike!
Pro Tour Golf– Become the next Tiger Woods by downloading Pro Tour Golf. This realistic 3D golf sim comes with two challenging courses to play in either single or multi-player modes. You can customize your set of clubs, choose between match and stroke play competitions, and enter as a male or female golfer. Hole in One!
Legacy – Here’s one for all you RPG fans. Legacy combines combat and puzzle-solving in a rip-roaring adventure that will consume your life. The graphics and sounds are superb giving the game an atmosphere that puts you in mind of classic RPG adventure games such as Eye of the Beholder, Black Crypt, and Might & Magic. There’s even a free level editor for expanding your World. Magical!
ScummVM – Remember how addictive those old LucasArts point-and-click games like Sam & Max, Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle used to be? Well, now you can relive those eight-hour gaming stints by installing ScummVM. It’s a free utility that lets you run any LucasArts game based on the SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Manic Mansion) engine. Manic mayhem!
Virtual Pool – Chalk up and smack into the pack – it’s time to play the most realistic mobile pool game ever. Virtual Pool lets you take to the circuit and try to become the best in the World, in its highly enjoyable career mode.The game’s realistic ball figures and natural-feeling control system make it the most realistic pool experience on the S60 platform. Pool potty!
Sky Force – This one has been around for some time now and has earned its placed as one of the all-time classic games for Series 60 phones. It’s a top-down scrolling shooter in the mold of Raiden and 1942, and boasts astounding graphics and mesmerizing gameplay. You really get the impression that you’re hurtling through the sky at full speed. Supersonic!
vNES – Love Nintendo games? Then get your hands on vNes, an NES emulator for Symbian devices. With this utility you’ll be able to download and install all your old favorites for the classic console, such as Super Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and the like. vNES is lightweight, easy-to-use, and comes with customizable controls. Retro!
Cricket 20-20 – This one might be a bit niche, but if you like cricket you’ll be bowled over by this one. Cricket 20-20 sees you take control of one of the World’s finest teams and enjoy the thrills and spills of a limited-overs cricket match. Both graphics and gameplay are excellent, as is the game’s attention to detail. Howzat!
Aces Texas Hold ’em – No Limit – Get practicing your poker face because you’re going to need it and in this no limit game of cards you better be good, otherwise you’ll end up losing a lot of money. Not real money, thankfully, although when you win it’s a bit disappointing not to be able to pocket the cash. There are loads of options including playing a huge game of 22-man poker. Full house!
Lemonade Tycoon – I bet you never thought a lemonade selling sim would be fun. Well, think again because Lemonade Tycoon is a ridiculously addictive Nokia game. You start out with a small lemonade stand on a street corner and must build yourself an empire through a combination of sweet recipes and business savvy. Fizzy!