Brighthand Weekly Gaming Roundup

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Ballshooter Games has released Lode Runner for Pocket PC devices, based on the arcade classic of the same name in the 1980s. The game includes 50 levels of action and is now available for $14.95. For more information, online purchase, or a free demo, visit the Ballshooter Games web site.

Handy Entertainment has released Dreamway, a new arcade-style racing game for Palm OS devices. Features include five difficulty levels, six different tracks, seven cars, bonus powerups, and high resolution graphics. Future expansion packs are also planned, offering new championships, tracks, cars, and soundtrack options. For more information or online purchase, visit the Handy Entertainment web site.

Universe Mortal Tournament Version 1.0 is a 2-D fighting game for the Pocket PC that is somewhat similar to the classic Mortal Combat. It costs $19.95. For more information, check the Blue Guy Soft web site.

Astraware is offering a holiday special for December, with 50% off savings on a different game each week. GTS Racing is $8.95 until next Friday, when a new special will be announced. For more information, visit the Astraware web site.

Red Mercury has released AcidFreecell 3.0 and AcidSolitaire 3.0 for Palm OS devices. The update includes translucent cards, 16-bit color JPEG backgrounds, the ability to use any JPEG on the expansion card as a background, single-handed play with Jog Dial or 5-Way Navigator, unlimited Undo, and sampled audio sound effects. The updates are free for all registered users, and are now available at the Red Mercury web site.

Crimson Fire is expected to release Galactic Realms: Into the Void any day now for the Tapwave Zodiac. Other Palm OS 5 updates are coming soon for Solskia and Kyle’s Quest 2 (currently in beta testing). A preorder special is currently available, allowing customers to save 15% on the price of Galactic Realms, Solskia 2.0, and Kyle’s Quest 2 by preording the game. A buyer protection policy has also been announced, providing for free updates for all games released up to six months after purchase of the CD bundle. For more information or for online purchase, visit the Crimson Fire web site.

Finally, Absolutist has released two new games for Sony Clie and Palm OS 5 devices. The Bubble Golden Pack 2 includes Shooter, Thriller, and FlyTrix for the price or $26.90. Bubble Thriller 2 is also now available as a separate purchase for $16.90. For more information or a free trial download, visit the Absolutist web site.

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