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Mobile Gaming 2010 Gift Guide

The games go where you go this holiday season with a nice cache of mobile entertainment. NOTE: All release dates subject to change.

Mobile martial arts are plentiful with this holiday season. Available are Samurai II: Vengeance, Fruit Ninja, Ninjatown: Trees of Doom!, and Tekken Resolute which features a tournament and story mode.  

 The Sims 3 Collector’s Edition features deep life simulation situations. It also comes with the complimentary expansions Ambitions and World Adventures

Spore Creatures contains endless creature customization options, 20 levels, and buildable skill sets while Sushi Go Round lets players manage their own sushi restaurant. SimCity Deluxe features seven societal building situations and a new feature to modify terrain.

 Plants vs. Zombies is fright-themed fun while Harry Potter: Spells features interactive motions for magic. Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, and the shooter Age of Zombies round out spooky themed selections. 

Puzzles and classic games are plentiful with Tetris, Monopoly, Jewel Quest III, and Bejeweled. Scrabble features helpful hints and the ability to pass-and-play with three other players. Card playing games include Tournament Blackjack and Prison Poker.

 Sports games include Madden NFL 11, FIFA 11, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2011. PES offers a new multi-player option, new stadiums, and more moves like bicycle kicks. 
 Reckless Racing showcases striking visuals and online multiplayer options with chat function and varying physics on the dirt roads. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit and Ridge Racer Drift provide even more racing excitement. 

Mobile Action games include Mirror’s Edge, Spider-Man Total Mayhem, Space Invades Evolution, and Time Crisis 2nd Strike that has several action packed levels, movie-like cutscenes, and special achievements. In Vikings Row players can listen to their own music while playing several mission filled with treasure hunting and humor amid 48 levels. 

Rock Band and Guitar Hero III Mobile provide stimulating music interaction while More Brain Exercise provides fun mental challenges.

Platform games include Iron Man 2, Sonic the Hedgehog, and The Simpson’s Arcade. The Simpsons has more than 25 levels, mini-games and classic characters including the whole Simpsons family – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.

Jillian Michaels Fitness Motivation can keep fitness fun for free with progress statistics and instructions videos with Jillian. EA SPORTS Active 2 has a special heart rate monitor among other tools and tracking applications to help players keep fit.

Angry Birds and Cut the Rope feature great puzzles, fun content, and several playable levels, which yield a high replay value. The Oregon Trail and Pocket Farmer have rural themed fun while Lite-Brite provides classic glow-in-the-dark fun.

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