The N-Gage was once ahead of its time. It was the gaming phone, first appeared in 2003 in Finland, invented by Nokia. You could make calls, you could surf the Internet, you could play the version of Tomb Raider.
And then there was N-Gage 2.0, which was basically the version of Xbox Live for Nokia phones. It continued until 2008. And it was great.
In this article, we answered the question: "What were the best games on the now-defunct platform?"
1. Hooked On: Creatures of the Deep
Fishing games are the obvious examples of when the digital version is better than the real-life version. For a successful catch, you do not need to get up early, make gears and go out of home while raining. Creatures of the Deep let you experience globe-trotting fishing adventures from the comfort of your own pocket.
It's hard to imagine a platform without the Tetris version, right? Of course, this isn't the most innovative game in the world, but, the puzzle games are developing and new games are being created, but Tetris is an eternal classic which is difficult to beat.
The N-Gage version was as solid as you could imagine, and you could definitely kill several hours of moving blocks left-right.
3. System Rush Evolution
A racer that owes a lot to the likes of WipeOut. It was super spacey, super fast, and the spinny gameplay would make you cackle and throw-up at the same time. Probably one of the best mobile racers of all time.
4. Pathway to Glory
This is a strategy game events of which occur during of World War 2. This one saw you controlling troops on small missions. It's turn-based, and you could play with eight players if you wish. And you should have wanted, because it offered one of the best multiplayer experiences on the platform.
A super-slick 3D beat-'em-up that looked good enough to give the PSP a run for its money. Not only was it technically brilliant, but there was an interesting cast of characters and a decent story as well.
The mobile brawler did right well before touchscreen came along and ruined everything.
6. Dance Fabulous
To be honest, fabulous is the only way I dance. This was a rhythm action game with impressive graphics and characters that made you smile whether you wanted to or not. A sweet pop song of a game that would have you nodding along to its beeps and boops.
7. Asphalt 3: Street Rules
Really, Gameloft has been making games for years. This one was kind of like a Fast and Furious movie, all super fast racing and bravado. It looked excellent for its time, and it played really well too. A lost classic of the mobile arcade racing genre.
A first-person shooter that was introduced in Venice. Well, it was set in Seven River City, but it was basically Venice. The game saw you tackling hordes of monsters and aliens with a bunch of heavy weaponry.
9. Prince of Persia
Did you know that Prince of Persia 2008 was the best game ever made? I hope so. This is a sort-of-version for it. It was a 2D platformer made with a 3D engine that made it both fun and incredible-looking for its time.
10. Age of Empires 3
A massive strategy game squished down to pocket-sized near-perfection. It's a prequel to the PC game of the same name, but it managed to capture almost everything about the franchise that makes it so entertaining.