For its gaming debut, Virgin Mobile's platform will feature more than 20 downloadable games, ranging from sports, racing, puzzles, shooters, action, casino games and "old school," arcade-style offerings.
Virgin Mobile's array of new games takes advantage of the higher-speed and higher-bandwidth capabilities of its brand new 3G platform, launched at the end of September. Its newest handset -- the Flasher V7 camera phone -- will be the first phone in Virgin Mobile's lineup to plug into these 3G network capabilities, and, therefore, the first to offer users access to all the new games.
Helping Virgin Mobile get its game on are four of the industry's top names in mobile gaming: Airborne Entertainment; Digital Bridges; JAMDAT Mobile Inc.; and THQ Wireless, Inc.
Airborne Entertainment Ltd.:
Ben Chase, Treasure Hunter - Help Ben face off against poisonous snakes, ravenous tigers and mummies as you guide him through over a dozen challenging levels.
Boulder Dash ME- All the excitement, challenges and physics of the original game, now on your phone.
MAXIM To Go Bull Buster - Step into the saddle with MAXIM To Go Bull Buster, the mobile mechanical bull game that takes MAXIM hotties for the ride of their lives!
Skateboard Park Tycoon - Start with an empty parking lot and end with your master skatepark.
Digital Bridges Ltd.:
Gauntlet - Experience the magic and mayhem of Gauntlet as one of four mighty heroes.
JAMDAT Mobile Inc.:
JAMDAT Basketball - Slam dunk! Dynamic one-on-one basketball action on your wireless phone.
BEJEWELED - Popcap's Internet puzzle game puts a wealth of gem-matching fun at your fingertips.
JAMDAT Blackjack - Great blackjack action on your wireless phone.
JAMDAT Bowling - Do you have what it takes to roll a perfect 300?
Collapse -The popular Internet puzzle game by Gamehouse goes mobile.
Pitfall! - The wireless version of the classic hit! Guide Pitfall Harry through more than 200 perilous jungle screens.
JAMDAT Football - Touchdown! Be the ultimate armchair quarterback.
JAMDAT Solitaire - The timeless classic is now on your wireless phone.
Text Twist - Think of as many words as you can with the letters you have, while you try to beat the clock in this wireless version of the Gamehouse title.
Moto GP 2 - The highly-anticipated sequel to one of the most popular mobile phone games.
Rootbeer Tapper - Serve them up ice cold, partner! The classic arcade game available for the first time ever on your wireless phone.
SpongeBob Darts - Come down to the pineapple under the sea for a game of darts!
Snood - Test your intellect by freeing the trapped Snoods.
Worms - A fun mix of skill, strategy and old-school arcade elements.
WWE Hardcore - Become one of your favorite WWE Superstars and go for the pin!