Brighthand Weekly Gaming Roundup

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Jumble CD Now Available For Palm OS Handhelds

Outlook Entertainment has released CD-ROM collections of Jumble for Palm OS, based on the classic word game in newspapers around the country.

Features include full color graphics, puzzle hints, statistics, a timer, and save/resume mode.

Several different versions are available, like Classic Jumble with puzzles from three theme collections, including Sports, At Work, and Sample. There are also two expansion theme packages with 200 puzzles each. Jumble for Kids is aimed at the 8-14 year age range, and includes 240 puzzles.

Palm OS 4 or higher is required, and Palm OS 5 devices are fully supported.

The CD collections are available now at Frye’s Electronics, with distribution to Franklin Covey, Office Depot, and Radio Shack following shortly. Prices range from $14.95 to $29.95.

For more information or online purchase, visit the official Jumble web site.

Take a Driving Tour of MonstroCity

MonstroCity MonstroCity is a new racing game for the Pocket PC from Xi-Art.

This game gives players only five minutes to cover a track that gets increasingly difficult. The surface goes from highway to sand and eventually to ice. Meanwhile, other cars are on the track, doing their best to get in the way. Correctly perform challenges to get better cars and access new levels. Of course, there are powerups, nitros, and the other features one expects in a racing game.

MonstroCity is $14.99 and is available now from the Xi-Art web site.

CrazySoft Releases Yammy Yammy For Palm OS

Yammy Yammy is a puzzle game in which players attempt to appease a hungry cannibal by matching fruits in two cauldrons. Make the right combinations to satisfy the hungry cannibal, or else he turns up the heat.

Three gameplay modes are included, as well as sound effects, a high score table, and high resolution+ graphics that support 320-by-480 screens. Landscape and portrait modes are supported on the Tapwave Zodiac and the palmOne Tungsten T3.

Yammy Yammy is available now for $12.95 from the CrazySoft web site.

Beta Testers Wanted for Caribbean Pirates

Caribbean Pirates BallShooter is looking for Pocket PC users who want to beta test its upcoming turn-based strategy game, Caribbean Pirates.

Players will choose from one of three countries to face off against cruel pirates. It will allow gamers to play against the computer or each other, and Ballshooter is working on supporting head-to-head play via infrared.

To sign up for the beta test, visit the BallShooter web site.

CliFrotz Text Adventure Interpreter For Palm OS

CliFrotz is an Infocom/Inform text adventure interpreter for Palm OS devices from Sian Quade. It supports V6 Graphics for games such as Shogun and Zork Zero.

A Palm OS Handheld with a high-resolution display and a memory expansion slot is required, and landsape mode on the Tungsten T3 and Sony UX50 is fully supported.

It is not necessary to convert the individual adventures, as games are played directly from the expansion card. It is also possible to share Quetzal save games with a desktop computer.

CliFrotz 1.3 is freeware and is available now from the PalmGear web site. For free Inform games, visit the IFArchive.org web site.

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