A few days ago we asked whether the Nokia Lumia 900 was the ultimate gaming smartphone. Here are some of the reasons why it will certainly be the top gaming phone in the Nokia range – five games that will be at their best on the new 4.3-inch smartphone.
Top 5 apps the Nokia Lumia 900 is perfect for
Of course, there are far more than five games that will be perfectly suited to the Nokia Lumia 900’s 4.3-inch AMOLED display. In fact, it could well be the case that every game on the Windows Phone Marketplace plays better on the new phone!
However, these three games will work particularly well on the Nokia Lumia 900’s larger form factor. Let’s take a closer look.
We mention ilomilo a lot on My Nokia Tweet, though we’ve never reviewed it because it was released well before Nokia first adopted the Windows Phone OS as their own. We’ve played it loads though, and it’s ace. The goal is to reunite two little creatures called ilo and milo across a number of physics-defying puzzle-based levels.
While it plays brilliantly, it’s the console-standard visuals that really mark ilomilo out at something special, and there’s no better screen to show these off than the Nokia Lumia 900’s 4.3-inch display. As it’s AMOLED, the game’s vibrant colours will really pop, too.
While we grew a little tired of BulletAsylum’s relentlessly shallow gameplay, there’s no doubting that it’s one of the best games on the Marketplace for sheer sensory overload spectacle. You take control of a series of gun emplacements, all ready to open fire wherever you touch your finger on the screen. Actually, that should be fingers, as you can split your fire in two with a second digit. You’ll need to divide you attention too, as the sheer weight of enemies thrown against you is amazing. All this is rendered in gorgeous neon-soaked visuals that are just begging for a large 4.3-inch screen to play on. (Review)
Our review for DoDonPachi Maximum is incoming – suffice to say it’s very good indeed. It’s a 2D shoot ’em up, but with the emphasis placed on tiptoeing through dense clusters of slow-moving enemy bullets rather than just blasting everything that moves (though there’s plenty of that as well). Indeed, the screen gets so busy that we reckon having the larger Nokia Lumia 900 display could be a real advantage – especially when your finger has to be in contact with (and thus partially covering) the screen at all times.
Plants vs Zombies
This was one of the cross-platform giants Windows Phone owners were crying out for before it hit the market – which it did just before Nokia arrived on the scene with the Nokia Lumia 800! If it played well on that phone, it’ll be even better on the Nokia Lumia 900. It’s a so-called ‘tower defence’ game in which you must defend your house against successive waves of zombie attacks. It’s the way this plays out – on a single static screen affording you an overview of the action – will make it the perfect fit for the Lumia 900’s bigger screen. (Review)
Sonic 4 Episode 1
It’s very tough to get a fast-paced platform game to work well on a touchscreen smartphone – and they don’t come any faster than Sonic. This is a faithful version of the modern console reinvention starring the most popular blue hedgehog in the world, but it can be a little tricky to play on a smaller screen. What it needs is something a little larger, that will make the virtual D-pad that bit more manageable and your view of the speedy action that much clearer. What it needs is the Nokia Lumia 900!
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