Review – Dynomite Palm OS Game from Astraware

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Dynomite features two different play modes within the same game: Stomped and Endless. Both work on a similar premise: Throw dinosaur eggs up towards the top of the screen, collecting bonuses and making groups of 3 or more eggs of the same color disappear.

Stomped mode plays as a kind of strategy/puzzler. Every egg you throw increases ‘Mama Bronto’s mood meter’, progressively making your board smaller. You have to clear the board of all eggs before you throw too many and get stomped, ending your game. Clear it and proceed to the next level.

Endless is a think-fast arcade game. An endless supply of eggs crawls down from the top of the screen, and you need to clear them before they reach your level. If you don’t, you lose.

Dynomite offers more value than most games thanks to it’s dual modes–It’s almost like two games in one. Moreover each mode is very complete, and could alone provide many solid hours of gameplay. Dynomite is an excellent game for both puzzle and arcade fans, and downright perfect for fans of both.

Dynomite is a port of the Dynomite PC game by PopCap. It also features High- Res with sound for the Sony Clie, and OS5 High-Res with sound for the Tungsten|T and NX series.

Requirements:

65K Color screen
206K free memory (Low-Res)
431K free memory (Clie)
475K free memory (OS5)

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I found this game to be quite fun and the normal and hard levels are very challanging. Don’t expect to breeze through this one, which is good, offering hours of replayability. The game looks great and will be a surefire winner for those of you who like the Bust A Move arcade series.

You can pick up a trial or full version for $14.95 from theAstraware.com/games/popcap/dynomite/index.php?screenshot=1&ref=bargainpda">Astraware site.

Brian

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