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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    Reading all these posts I saw a used N-Gage at my local Gamestop tonight so I picked it up along with Pocket Kingdom ($24), NCAA Football ($3), Pandemonium ($3), Rayman 3 ($3), Red faction ($3) only to find out the System does not have the SIM card so it can't be used. -sigh-

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    From what I've heard Shade: Wrath of Angels was canceled and it being listed on the N-Gage web store is a result of Let's Talk being really lazy on updating the site. I also noticed they still are advertising that $20 off when you buy three games that expired over a month ago.

    Hinter Wars however is looking to be a very cool N-Gage title. I don't know when it's supposed to get released though (like most N-Gage titles).

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    Quote Originally Posted by classicb
    From what I've heard Shade: Wrath of Angels was canceled and it being listed on the N-Gage web store is a result of Let's Talk being really lazy on updating the site. I also noticed they still are advertising that $20 off when you buy three games that expired over a month ago.

    Hinter Wars however is looking to be a very cool N-Gage title. I don't know when it's supposed to get released though (like most N-Gage titles).
    Ah, that's what I was thinking thanks for the clarification. I heard you will also be able to play Hinter Wars on your PC, that's an interesting idea.

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    so I thought I'd post my current N-Gage collection picture. Here since collection pictures are fun This also gives a visual idea of how small the N-Gage collection is currently. Only two N-Gage titles missing from the photo as of 5/1/05 (Call of Duty and Sega Rally). Roots should come out any day now too but I'll be picking that one up right away. The games are all spread out for the photo but one thing I like about collecting for the N-Gage is their small boxes don't take up much room. My collection normally fits on one side of my desk. Nice and compact.


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    My Gamestop took the SIM out of a display unit so I could actually use my system, happy day. So far the $3 games I picked up seem to be worth... $3. Red Faction is one ugly piece of gaming - yow! Tony Hawk was pretty good and NCAA Football was kind of fun. Now I got to try Pocket Kingdoms, saving the best for last.

    On another note, does anyone have a sacn of the Tony Hawk case artwork? My gamestop did not have the original case for it and the blank case rather sticks out on the shelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHammerGod
    On another note, does anyone have a sacn of the Tony Hawk case artwork? My gamestop did not have the original case for it and the blank case rather sticks out on the shelf.
    Here is the Tony Hawk scan you wanted. Sorry I can't get that Arena sticker they put on all the original games off.

    http://pickledvellum.com/tonyHawkNgage.jpg

    oh and yeah Red Faction not so good. Try Ghost Recon for FPS action on the N-Gage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classicb
    Quote Originally Posted by TheHammerGod
    On another note, does anyone have a sacn of the Tony Hawk case artwork? My gamestop did not have the original case for it and the blank case rather sticks out on the shelf.
    Here is the Tony Hawk scan you wanted. Sorry I can't get that Arena sticker they put on all the original games off.

    http://pickledvellum.com/tonyHawkNgage.jpg

    oh and yeah Red Faction not so good. Try Ghost Recon for FPS action on the N-Gage.
    You should try Ashen - its the best FPS on the N-Gage. And there is also a Doom port for Symbian OS.

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    Hmm...seems as if we might have a rarity, or this person might not know what they are talking about:
    Thank you for e-mailing Nokia's Contact Center.

    We appreciate your inquiry about advertised games for the N-Gage game deck.

    The N-Gage web site does not list every game that is available for the game deck. If you see a game you want on the Letstalk web site, then it is available for you; it is not a mistake.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact us. To ensure proper handling, please continue to use the current subject line.

    Thank you for choosing Nokia for your mobile needs.

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    well that's pretty interesting. intresting enough for me to at least try and order Shade: Wrath of Angels. So I did and when I put it in my cart it said back ordered. Which makes me think it still never got released but I called Let's Talk anyway to see if they ever had it. First off the guy I talked to knew practically nothing. He said they don't have any of the games in stock and that they get them from some where else and that they just sell them. He also seemed to think if the game was listed on the site that I would get it if I ordered it. So I took a chance and ordered it making sure I'd get a refund if they couldn't get me the game. I'm still pretty skeptical that this game is out there but I thought I'd give it shot anyway. I'll let you know if it ever shows up thanks for doing the investigating.

    I'm also still hearing rumors that Alien Front got a release somewhere out there. Anyone got any information on that.

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    Yeah I also saw the back order which made me think about Sega Rally when it was up on Ebgames.com. I highly doubt that this game was ever in stock on Letstalk.com, but I guess it's worth a try. All I know about Alien Front is that some stores sold there display versions which worked pretty well, don't know if it got an overseas release or not.

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    Well I decided to write the publishers of the game to see what happened and they wrote me this long and detailed responce.

    Hi Oliver,

    This project was cancelled by Nokia.

    Best Regards,
    Jiri Jakubec
    Cenega Publishing


    I also got an email from Let's Talk this morning letting me know they can't get the title. Maybe it's about time they take it off their site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classicb
    Well I decided to write the publishers of the game to see what happened and they wrote me this long and detailed responce.

    Hi Oliver,

    This project was cancelled by Nokia.

    Best Regards,
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    I also got an email from Let's Talk this morning letting me know they can't get the title. Maybe it's about time they take it off their site.
    Detailed indeed, well at least that settles that. Did you get your refund?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipdeath
    Did you get your refund?
    Actually I called them and they never charged me. I guess they don't charge you untill they ship the item. I told them they might want to think about removing that title from their web page.

    I hope Roots comes out this month. Also that WWE title is supposed to finally come out although I wouldn't mind if they just canceled it I'm not much of a WWE fan. Maybe I'll put that one off like Call of Duty and try and find it for under $10.

    I was also thinking that Nokia is still planning a N-Gage 2 in 2006 and I would guess at most they will release maybe 18 more games for the original N-Gage before the next generation N-Gage. If they do that would make the first N-Gage library around 55 games. That would have to be the smallest library of games to see a sequal system. Even if they release 30 games this year which is doubtful it would still be the smallest library to see a sequal system. I really think that the N-Gage will be a very collectible system in the future since it has good games, small library, and its an off beat system. I guess only time will tell but I know I've enjoyed collecting for it so far.

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    Add me to the crowd of people who have n-gage's now :P

    I'm looking to pick up Pocket Kingdoms soon. How's KOF for it Is Worms out yet? I'm interested in hearing how that is, too.
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    Wow, can't believe Puyo and Virtua Tennis are ranked so low. As well as Sonic too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NintendoMan
    Wow, can't believe Puyo and Virtua Tennis are ranked so low. As well as Sonic too!
    have you played them? Puyo pauses between every drop and Virtua Tennis is just too slow. Its diffuculty is based on not being able to get to the ball. Sonic isn't bad its just not a game that is suited to a vertical screen.

    Also N-Gage fans don't forget we have acess to many Series 60 games as well as Java (do a search Cautrize did a nice article on Java games for N-Gage). The puzzle games for N-Gage so far are pretty sub par if you need a puzzle fix I suggest getting Puzzle Drop Mania you can get it at handango.com As well as some top down shooters such as Anglefish and Skyforce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubersaurus
    Add me to the crowd of people who have n-gage's now :P

    I'm looking to pick up Pocket Kingdoms soon. How's KOF for it Is Worms out yet? I'm interested in hearing how that is, too.
    Picket Kingdoms is great I don't think you will be disapointed. KOF is just above average. Its your only choice for a fighter on the system so if you need a fighter fix I suggest getting it and I don't want to say its bad because its not its just not as great as I wish it was. Worms is great if you have acess to the Arena. I get a little bored playing the one player missions but I'm online in the Arena all the time (same user name in the arena if anyone wants to play).

    If you have acess to the Arena (btw there is a way to acess the Arena via Bluetooth and use your computer internet connection so everybody should be able to play online) the best Arena games IMO are:

    Pocket Kingdoms
    Worms World Party
    Pathway to Glory
    Colin Mcrae Rally 2005 (just ghost racing but very well suited for a Rally game and the best racer on the N-Gage)

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    For people just getting started with the N-Gage here are some usefull links.

    Nokia Galaxy (if you want to put all your n-gage games on one MMC card this place has most of the n-gage roms for download along with series 60 and java games + much much more. just remember to buy some n-gage games too so it doesn't go away)
    http://www.nokiagalaxy.com/

    Here is an incredible list of Symbian Series 60 games (this is what the n-gage runs on) lots of screenshots
    LINK

    some of the games aren't half bad

    games I recommend

    Super Drop Mania (better than the currentl lineup of N-Gage puzzle games)
    Angelfish (top down space shooter)
    Sky Force (top down shooter)
    Vector Blaster

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    Well it looks like this generation N-Gage will be the last to use actual media. If you didn't follow Nokia's E3 coverage you can catch up here http://web.n-gage.com/e3/ Basically they are going to make select Nokia Smartphones capable of downloading and playing N-Gage games. This means a couple of things. For nokia if means that it will widen their customers and keep their foot in the gaming door. For collectors it means they are producing even fewer actuall game cards. If you have a store near you that sells them consider yourself lucky I went from 6 stores to only 2 that carry them and they don't seem to get very many copies of the new games. While Nokia hasn't really comented on the N-Gage 2 yet I would guess if things go well with the N-Gage capable Smartphones they will go download only on the next generation. I think the N-Gage is here to stay but collecting for it might not be.

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    The e3 announcement really is nothing but good news. It means more support. As long as Nokia still gives me a "gamer's phone" I don't care who else can play the games as long as they're buying them, thus causing more and more to be made. I love my QD!

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