View Poll Results: Why do you collect for the N-Gage?

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  • I like the games and the system.

    30 31.91%
  • I got a bunch of games cheap so why not go get them all.

    21 22.34%
  • Its different and has a unique place in gaming history.

    31 32.98%
  • I don't really like the games but its easy to collect for.

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    Default N-Gage collectors thread

    (Update 5.25.06)

    Just for fun I thought I'd add a pole to this thread. It seems we are getting more and more N-Gage fans/collectors and I was just wondering what peoples reasons for collecting this system are. My response will be around page 16 of this thread.

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    The list is now in the order the games were released in. It seems like this is the order that collectors would want to see the games listed in so I decided to change it up.

    It would appear that this may be it for N-Gage games released on cards. That would make Warhammer 40,000 Glory in Death the last released game for those keeping track. For those who have been collecting all along I guess you're finished and for those that wait for a system to die first let the collecting begin.

    Launch Titles October 6th '03

    1. Puzzle Bobble Vs
    2. Puyo Pop
    3. Super Monkey Ball
    4. Tomb Raider
    5. Pandemonium
    6. Sonic N

    First Year Titles '03

    7. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
    8. MLB Slam
    9. Moto GP
    10. Virtua Tennis
    11. Red Faction
    12. Splinter Cell Team Stealth Action
    13. NCAA Football 2004
    14. Rayman 3

    Second Year '04 (The N-Gage QD is born)

    15. Fifa Soccer 2004
    16. Marcel Desailly Pro Soccer
    17. The Sims Bustin Out
    18. Ashen *
    19. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
    20. Crash Nitro Kart
    21. Spider Man 2
    22. Bomberman
    23. Ghost Recon Jungle Storm
    24. Operation Shadow *
    25. Fifa Soccer 2005
    26. Asphalt: Urban GT
    27. Colin McRae Rally 2005
    28. Requiem of Hell *
    29. The Elder Scrolls Travels Shadowkey *
    30. Call of Duty
    31. Pocket Kingdom Own The World *
    32. Pathway To Glory *

    Third Year '05

    33. King Of Fighters Extreme
    34. SSX: Out Of Bounds
    35. X-Men Legends
    36. Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
    37. Roots: Gates Of Chaos *
    38. Worms World Party
    39. WWE Aftershock
    40. Xanadu Next *
    41. Glimmerati *

    Online order only games in the U.S. (letstalk.com)

    42. Catan*
    43. System Rush*
    44. Atari Masterpeice Vol 1
    45. One*
    46. Heigh Seize*
    47. X-Men Legends 2
    48. Rifts*
    49. Asphalt Urban GT 2*
    50. Pathway to Glory: Ikusa Islands*
    51. Mile High Pinball*

    Forth Year '06 (still online only orders)

    52. Atari Masterpeice Vol 2
    53. Civilization
    54. Warhammer 40,000

    Non-US release (very crappy)
    55. Sega Rally

    *= N-Gage Only

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    I would love to get an ngage but im still not sure,

    would you guys recommend getting the ngage or an ngage qd?

    Sorry for asking in this topic but it just came to mind and I thought I would.


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    I would recommend getting the QD since you don't have to take out the battery to change games and don't have to talk into the side of the phone, if you plan on using it as a phone. But if you don't mind taking the battery out or plan on putting all your games on one MMC card and not using it as a phone you might want the original since it had more features. I have the QD and recommend it. I like the shape better too if that matters to you. Also if you're getting it with a phone plan the QD is free.

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    I personally am very suprised this is still around. I think many gamers were scared they had to get a cell phone service to play the games. I'm waiting for it to die so I can pick it up cheap on clearence. Although with the current amount of collectors and the limited number of retail outlets that sell Ngage stuff I'm doubting this will be a possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluteg
    I personally am very suprised this is still around. I think many gamers were scared they had to get a cell phone service to play the games. I'm waiting for it to die so I can pick it up cheap on clearence. Although with the current amount of collectors and the limited number of retail outlets that sell Ngage stuff I'm doubting this will be a possibility.
    Yeah I'm a big fan yet still surprised that Nokia keeps this thing going. The games coming out now are in low print runs so I think they might be harder to find later. The system is here to stay for at least another 2 years at least thats what Nokia is saying. They still have plans for a N-Gage 2.

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    I think I made a similar list for UK releases a few weeks back...

    I know there aren't all that many games so far, and only a few more left to be released...


    I have managed to get just over half of them so far. I find they are really hard to get brand new...

    My local Comet is the only place around which still sells them, and they want 39.99 each! - It wouldn't be so bad if they had Pathway To Glory, Call Of Duty, or Pocket Kingdoms - But these are the usual common first release titles liek Tomb Raider and Moto GP Etc...

    And they wonder why they have about 20 of each title still on the shelves!


    I was also pretty proud of getting a sealed Sega Rally on eBay for only 20 BIN!

    Why are there hardly any Ngage games on eBay? Especially sealed ones. There is only one seller selling some skanky Australian releases - and they are located in Hong Kong... Hmmm...

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    Default Re: N-Gage current games list ranked top to bottom

    Quote Originally Posted by classicb
    27. Tomb Raider
    Why does everyone pick on poor old Tomb Raider? I found it to be a great port and quite a fun game. The "auto-run" feature took a little getting used to, but I grew to really like it. I'd much rather play it than Sonic N or Splinter Cell: TSA...

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    Default Re: N-Gage current games list ranked top to bottom

    Quote Originally Posted by poopnes
    Quote Originally Posted by classicb
    27. Tomb Raider
    Why does everyone pick on poor old Tomb Raider? I found it to be a great port and quite a fun game. The "auto-run" feature took a little getting used to, but I grew to really like it. I'd much rather play it than Sonic N or Splinter Cell: TSA...
    Well I don't know if everyone does after all remember I made up this list based on my own opinions and I think its ok but not that great. Also most games on this list could probably move up or down 1-2 spots so it could very easily be ahead of Sonic N and Red Faction. For me though I really wasn't a big fan of the controls. I did spend some time with it and the more you the more you get used to it. I hated SSX controls at first but finally got used to them as well. Controlls on the N-Gage always seem to always be a little harder to get used to than other handhelds.

    I should also mention the only games I don't have are Call of Duty, Operation Shadow, and Puzzle Bobble VS which I based their ranks on what other people have told me. Only 3 more N-Gage games to go until I'm all caught up with the current releases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothars
    I would love to get an ngage but im still not sure,

    would you guys recommend getting the ngage or an ngage qd?

    Sorry for asking in this topic but it just came to mind and I thought I would.
    actually if you go though barnes and nobles website, then click on gamestop.com through them, throw an orignal ngage in your cart and use the code 25offbn you can get one for $39 shipped!
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    I thought I was the only one mad enough to have a complete N-Gage collection. I bow to you, sir.

    I'm providing my rankings here as well. I haven't played A LOT of these games, especially the ones in the bottom 10 which turned me off right away, but I have played them all to some degree.

    Our lists are pretty close near the bottom - those games are stinkers. Other major differences are that I rate Elder Scrolls much lower (seems pretty buggy to me, collision detection in battle is atrocious) and my Tomb Radier is much higher (first game I played on an N-Gage and was immediately impressed).

    Here ya go:

    1 Pocket Kingdom
    2 X-Men Legends
    3 Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    4 Colin McRae Rally 2005
    5 SSX: Out of Bounds
    6 Asphalt Urban GT
    7 Ghost Recon Jungle Storm
    8 Super Monkey Ball
    9 Pathway to Glory
    10 King of Fighters
    11 Tiger Woods PGA Tour
    12 Bomberman
    13 Tomb Raider
    14 Sims Bustin Out
    15 Requiem of Hell
    16 Fifa 2005
    17 Tony Hawks Pro Skater
    18 Crash Nitro Kart
    19 Rayman 3
    20 Ashen
    21 Fifa 2004
    22 Splinter Cell: Stealth Action
    23 Sonic N
    24 Marcel Desailly Pro Soccer
    25 Operation Shadow
    26 Pandemonium
    27 Elder Scrolls: Shadowkey
    28 NCAA Football 2004
    29 Red Faction
    30 Spiderman 2
    31 Moto GP
    32 MLB Slam
    33 Call of Duty
    34 Puyo Pop
    35 Virtua Tennis
    36 Puzzle Bobble VS

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    I WAS very interested in Puzzle Bobble Vs. What's so wrong with it to be listed below Tomb Raider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluteg
    I WAS very interested in Puzzle Bobble Vs. What's so wrong with it to be listed below Tomb Raider?
    The biggest problem is that it's just impossible to properly distinguish the bubble colors, making for lots of bad 'guesses'. I thought at first that it was just my eyesight going on me, but everyone who's played this at my place has the same problem. It's also really sluggish and for no good reason. In my opinion, it's unplayable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluteg
    Puzzle Bobble Vs. What's so wrong with it
    Wouldn't it be easier to list what's right with it? it really is the worst version of Puzzle Bobble ever (even the original Gameboy's versions are more playable dispite the lack of colour)

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress
    I thought I was the only one mad enough to have a complete N-Gage collection. I bow to you, sir.
    Well I hope were not the only two because I've gotten real crazy about collecting for the N-Gage so much so that even registered this site. http://ngagecollector.com/

    If I ever get the time I'll finish it but you know with work in all it's on the back burner right now. I guess if there are any big N-Gage fans out there that want to help they can drop me a PM.

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    Well I to am reaching for a complete N-Gage collection. So far i have 26/37 games. Tis' a good system, and the games look so nicely displayed. One question for the owners of Virtua Tennis, is it just my copy or all the copies of this game blank in the spine?

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    classicb are you by any chance classic77 on ebay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipdeath
    classicb are you by any chance classic77 on ebay?
    yes I am. why were you going for that puzzle bobble vs? i'm now 36/37 N-Gage titles with only Call of Duty left to get. I left picking up the real duds untill the end.

    also yes my virtua tennis copy has a blank spine as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classicb
    also yes my virtua tennis copy has a blank spine as well.
    My Virtua Tennis doesn't have a blank spine. Ah, variants!

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    just wondering, can you play ngage games or use it just a console if you don't get a phone plan for it or activate it. i kinda want one, cause they are very cheap for collect etc, but i already have a cell phone that i am very satisfied with
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    Quote Originally Posted by umich
    just wondering, can you play ngage games or use it just a console if you don't get a phone plan for it or activate it. i kinda want one, cause they are very cheap for collect etc, but i already have a cell phone that i am very satisfied with
    Sure can, I've never used mine as a phone.

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    I love my N-Gage to death, but I have a problem - it died on me like a week ago. I really don't understand why either, I bought it from someone on this very site, and it worked fine for about a month, and before you know it the sound died on me and I couldn't get ring tones nor could I hear anything from games. Now it won't even turn on. I went to a Nokia store and they couldn't figure out the issue with the sound, but I've talked to a few people who think the reason it died is because of a broken battery.

    Now I treat my games with all the care in the world, so I know for a fact it wasn't me dropping it or anything like that, I just need to know where to go from here, because I don't have a warranty, and I really want to get back into the N-Gage scene.
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    try pming Cauterize here on the DP forums he seems to know a lot about the tech end of things for the N-Gage.

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    Well I have my QD under warranty, and I've replaced mine once already. And joe would you mind taking a pic of your Virtua Tennis spine? Yea classicb I was going for Puzzle Bobble until a bid was placed in the last second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipdeath
    Yea classicb I was going for Puzzle Bobble until a bid was placed in the last second.
    i learned from DP the hard way it's all about the sniper programs "you just set it and forget it" I'm sure there will be another cheep Puzzle Bobble VS coming along soon. Glad to see the N-Gage getting some collectors. I think it's the perfect system to collect for.

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    Yea I use esnipe to, guess I should set it to a shorter time.

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