I was totally pumped up today to see a new page at XBox.com. Microsoft has now launched a badass new campaign, 6 consecutive weeks of new MUST HAVE games for your Windows Phone 7. You should be smiling right now, because the lineup is GREAT ! I have a LOT of devices ( too many ? ) and these are fantastic games, many of which will be familiar to past or current Android, iPhone and Tablet owners! The bad news, is that this lineup SMOKES our existing “Best Games for WP7” article, but it will be well worth it, because this is a Star Studded lineup.
Microsoft sums this entire article up VERY well with their marketing message, which I really like:
No matter what kind of games you enjoy, the lineup of Must Have Games has something for you, delivering the biggest names in mobile games complete with Xbox LIVE Achievements, leaderboards, and more.
Shutting up, I will now move on to the actual games.. All this magic starts Wednesday May 25th, so get ready to spend some money on some great titles, that I personally title as “Booya Certified WP7 Games!”
YES ! Here is the list, I am pumped to pass on this news, and I cannot wait to drop a little cash. Games like this will help propel this great Mobile Phone operating system. The more games, apps, and users we have the better. I will also say, months later, I STILL LOVE MY WP7 !
And let me just remind you one last time, these games yield XBox Live Achievements. Honestly, I LOVE this, and if you’re a fellow XBox console owner you should too. If you don’t have an XBox, it is time…
Hydro Thunder Go <–Buy It Now
Microsoft Game Studios
Release date: 5/25/2011
Hydro Thunder Go is a remake of the highly acclaimed classic arcade racer. Blast through 9 ferocious courses with the powerboat of your choice and compete against 10 devious opponents. In addition to visually stunning environments and insane track layouts, the ever-changing water conditions keep the races varied and interesting — everything from fluidly billowing waves to clear, still water, visualized with reflection and refraction effects.
Doodle Jump <–Buy It Now
Release Date: 6/1/2011
Jump, jump, jump to the top, top, top with Doodle Jump, the runaway hit for Windows Phone! Guide the Doodler on a springy journey up the never-ending sheet of graph paper to see how far you can climb. Leap from platform to platform, finding your way higher and higher using brilliant contraptions such as springs, propeller hats, and jet packs. Avoid broken platforms, menacing black holes, UFOs, and baddies. Blast them with your nose balls!
geoDefense <– Buy It Now
Microsoft Game Studios
Release Date: 6/8/2011
Obliterate a horde of vibrant, vector-styled enemies in this fast-paced tower defense game. Devastate creeps with blasters, lasers, and missiles, and watch their energy debris swirl through the gravity wells of your vortex towers. Demonstrate your pixel-blasting skill to all your friends on Xbox LIVE leaderboards, and earn Achievements as you hone advanced defense strategies.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Release Date: 6/15/2011
Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic the Hedgehog 4picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles left off. Dr. Eggman’s back, and in an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits — and improves — the very best of his creations. Get ready for the next chapter in an all-new epic 2-D saga built for old and new fans alike
Plants vs. Zombies
Release Date: 6/22/2011
Each zombie has its own special skills, so think fast and plant faster to combat them all. Be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds — as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles such as a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge. With five game modes to dig into, the fun never dies!
Release Date: 6/29/2011
The survival of the angry birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the angry birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles.Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition and lots of replay value. Each of the 195 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.
- If you’re new to BooyaGadget.com know that I HAVE a Windows Phone 7, and Love it, so make sure you visit our ( before this list destroyed mine ) list of “Top Games for Windows Phone 7”
- And, while you’re here, might as well download a free App for your WP7, created by me in my living room while in pajamas: The WP7 Charlie Sheen WINNING soundboard. Simple, and fun for parties :)
I also recommend watching a tutorial for watching movies from your PC to your WP7 ! Video Demo Showing Windows Phone 7 Streaming Video/Movies with TVersity on WHS 2011
About the Author: I'm down with Droid, Windows, and Mac / iOS. Published a few windows phone apps, and android apps. I love tech and gadgets. Professionally I typically work in I.T. as a SQL developer, but I'm interested in switching to mobile dev.