List of N-Gage games

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Left to right: Nokia N-Gage, Nokia N-Gage QD

The N-Gage is a PDA that combined features of a cell phone and a handheld game console developed and designed by Nokia, released on October 7, 2003.[1] The following lists contain all of the games released for the N-Gage, as well as unreleased games.

Originally announced on November 4 2002,[1] the N-Gage competed against its rival, the Game Boy Advance, by integrating mobile phone functionalities but it was unsuccessful due to the button layout that was primarily designed for a phone not being suitable for gaming and its resemblance to a taco when used for phone calls, leading to the origin of its mocking "Taco phone" nickname.[2][3][4] On May 26 2004,[5] Nokia introduced the N-Gage QD as a redesign that fixed widely criticized issues and design problems of the original model, however, it was unable to make an impact. Both models were commercial failures,[6] approximately selling only 3 million units combined and the platform was discontinued on November 26, 2005.[2][7]

Only 57 of the games developed for the system received a North American retail release, with two retail releases being exclusive for PAL territories. However, a few titles only saw release through either digital distribution or bundles that came inside a MMC movie card.[8][9][10] In addition, one more game came with the system on CD-ROM that was later made available for Symbian S60v2 cell phones.

Games[edit]

There are currently 64 games on this list.[a]

Regions released Region description Released
NA North America and other NTSC territories. 57
PAL PAL/SECAM territories: much of Europe, China, Brazil and Australia. 64
Title[11][12][13] Genre(s)[14] Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date(s)[12]
NA PAL
Ashen First-person shooter Torus Games Nokia 25 May 2004 17 June 2004
Asphalt Urban GT Racing Gameloft Nokia 15 November 2004 15 November 2004
Asphalt: Urban GT 2 Racing Gameloft Gameloft 6 December 2005 6 December 2005
Atari Masterpieces Vol. I Compilation Digital Eclipse Atari Interactive 13 October 2005 13 October 2005
Atari Masterpieces Vol. II Compilation Digital Eclipse Atari Interactive 30 March 2006 30 March 2006
Barakel: The Fallen Angel Hack and slash StormBASIC Games Nokia, Technobubble Entertainment Unreleased 2004
Bomberman Arcade, Maze, Strategy Hudson Soft Hudson Soft 4 August 2004 4 July 2004
Call of Duty First-person shooter OmegaSoft Activision 23 November 2004 10 November 2004
Catan Board game, Strategy thinkArts Capcom 10 October 2005 10 October 2005
Civilization Turn-based strategy Gryphondale Studios Atari Interactive 2 March 2006 24 February 2006
Colin McRae Rally 2005 Racing Ideaworks3D Codemasters 5 November 2004 29 November 2004
Crash Nitro Kart Racing Vicarious Visions Vivendi Universal Games 30 June 2004 28 July 2004
The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey Role-playing game TKO Software, Vir2L Studios Bethesda Softworks, Vir2L Studios 11 November 2004 24 November 2004
FIFA Football 2004 Sports Electronic Arts Canada, Exient Entertainment Electronic Arts 14 January 2004 24 December 2003
FIFA Football 2005 Sports Electronic Arts Canada, Exient Entertainment Electronic Arts 10 November 2004 27 October 2004
Flo-Boarding Sports Housemarque Nokia Unreleased 7 October 2003
Glimmerati Racing Bugbear Entertainment Nokia 16 August 2005 7 July 2005
High Seize Turn-based tactics RedLynx Nokia 28 October 2005 13 October 2005
The King of Fighters Extreme Fighting Hudson Soft SNK Playmore 31 January 2005 12 January 2005
Marcel Desailly Pro Soccer Sports G Artist Gameloft 28 April 2004 10 May 2004
Mile High Pinball Pinball Bonus.com, Ideaworks3D Nokia 1 October 2005 14 November 2005
MLB Slam! Sports Hexacto Games Jack of All Games, THQ Wireless 31 October 2003 10 December 2003
MotoGP Racing THQ Wireless Nokia 14 November 2003 18 November 2003
NCAA Football 2004 Sports Exient Entertainment Jack Of All Games, Electronic Arts 10 December 2003 16 December 2003
N-Gage Freestyle Extreme sports StormBASIC Games Nokia Unreleased 2005
ONE Fighting Digital Legends Entertainment Nokia 13 October 2005 14 October 2005
Operation Shadow Action-adventure Torus Games Nokia 29 September 2004 30 September 2004
Pandemonium! Platform Ideaworks3D Eidos Interactive 6 October 2003 7 October 2003
Pathway to Glory Turn-based tactics RedLynx Nokia 24 November 2004 26 November 2004
Pathway to Glory: Ikusa Islands Turn-based tactics RedLynx Nokia 8 November 2005 8 November 2005
Payload Action, Vehicular combat Tantalus Interactive Nokia 14 November 2005 2006
Pocket Kingdom: Own the World MMORPG Sega Nokia 24 November 2004 29 November 2004
Pool Friction Sports StormBASIC Games Nokia, Technobubble Entertainment Unreleased 2005
Puyo Pop Puzzle Lavastorm Engineering Sega 6 October 2003 7 October 2003
Puzzle Bobble VS Puzzle Taito Jack Of All Games, Nokia 10 October 2003 10 October 2003
Rayman 3 Platform Gameloft Gameloft 11 December 2003 26 November 2004
Red Faction First-person shooter Monkeystone Games THQ Wireless 10 December 2003 12 December 2003
Requiem of Hell Role-playing game Digital-Red Mobile Software Nokia 22 November 2004 22 November 2004
Rifts: Promise of Power Tactical role-playing game Backbone Entertainment Nokia 31 October 2005 1 October 2005
The Roots: Gates of Chaos Action, Role-playing game P.S. ASSA - Tannhasuer Gate Sp. z o.o. Cenega Publishing, Nokia 15 August 2005 31 August 2005
Sango N/A N/A Nokia Unreleased N/A
Sega Rally Championship Racing Hitmaker Sega Unreleased 1 January 2004
The Sims Bustin' Out God game, Life simulation Ideaworks3D Electronic Arts 10 May 2004 12 May 2004
Snakes Arcade, Maze IOMO Nokia 25 January 2005 25 January 2005
SonicN Platform Dimps Sega 7 October 2003 7 October 2003
Space Impact Evolution X Shoot 'em up Nokia Nokia 1 October 2003 1 October 2003
Spider-Man 2 Action-adventure Activision, Digital Eclipse Activision 2 July 2004 6 July 2004
SSX Out of Bounds Snowboarding Exient Entertainment Electronic Arts 24 January 2005 19 January 2005
Super Monkey Ball Jr. Platform Sega, Realism Sega 6 October 2003 7 October 2003
System Rush Racing Ideaworks3D Nokia 20 September 2005 22 September 2005
TechWars Action StormBASIC Games Nokia Unreleased 2005
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 Sports Digital Eclipse Electronic Arts 24 June 2004 24 June 2004
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm Tactical shooter Gameloft Gameloft 11 August 2004 10 August 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Stealth Gameloft Gameloft 23 March 2005 29 March 2005
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Team Stealth Action Stealth Gameloft Gameloft 5 December 2003 10 December 2003
Tomb Raider Action-adventure, Puzzle-platform Ideaworks3D Eidos Interactive 6 October 2003 7 October 2003
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Extreme sports Ideaworks3D Activision 10 October 2003 13 October 2003
Virtua Tennis Sports Hitmaker Sega 14 December 2003 14 December 2003
Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death Turn-based strategy Razorback Developments THQ Wireless 6 April 2006 6 April 2006
Worms World Party Artillery, Strategy Paragon 5, Team17 THQ Wireless 19 April 2005 15 April 2005
WWE Aftershock Fighting, Sports Exient Entertainment THQ Wireless 15 August 2005 11 July 2005
X-Men Legends Action role-playing game Barking Lizards Technologies Activision 7 February 2005 1 January 2005
X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Action role-playing game Barking Lizards Technologies Activision 31 October 2005 27 October 2005
Xanadu Next Action role-playing game Nihon Falcom, ScriptArts Nokia 20 June 2005 20 June 2005

Cancelled games[edit]

Title Genre Developer(s) Publisher(s) Planned Release Date/Last Year Developed or Mentioned Notes
Alien Front Action Sega Sega 9 February 2004 [15]
Aquababe: Freaky Gardening Action Byte Defenders Living Mobile N/A [16]
DRIV3R Racing, Shooter Reflections Interactive, V3D Production Atari SA N/A [17]
Gekido Beat 'em up NAPS team DSI Games 26 September 2003 Screenshots exists.[18][19]
Habbo Islands Life simulation Sulake Corporation Nokia 14 October 2005 A prototype ROM image was leaked online in 2014.[20][21]
Hinter Wars: The Aterian Invasion MMORPG Activate Nokia 15 March 2005 Also planned for PC.[22]
Joe Action Humansoft N/A 10 February 2010 Also planned for PSP and only promotional images exists.[23][24]
Leisure Suit Larry: Pocket Party Adventure TKO Software Nokia, Vivendi Universal Games 5 June 2018 Concept art and design document are in hands of Jody Hicks, one of the game's developers.[25]
Shade: Wrath of Angels Role-playing game Cenega Publishing Cenega Publishing, Nokia 9 June 2004 [26]
Virtua Cop Rail shooter Sega Sega 9 February 2004 [15]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This number is always up to date by this script.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Hold On, My Taco is Ringing Nokia says it has the phone for Gen Y", "CNN.com" 8 December 2003
  4. ^ Saylor, Michael (2012). The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything. Perseus Books/Vanguard Press. p. 81.
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  17. ^ "DRIV3R for N-Gage". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  18. ^ "First Look: Gekido - Check out the cool new action game coming to N-Gage". IGN. September 26, 2003. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
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  22. ^ "Nokia regalará en Asia un juego online masivo a los usuarios de N-Gage" (in Spanish). Meristation. March 15, 2005. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  23. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (November 27, 2003). "Say Hello to Joe - Humansoft announces one of the first PSP titles there is. First images included". IGN. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
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  25. ^ Hicks, Jody (June 5, 2018). "One of these days I'll release the design document for the unreleased Leisure Suit Larry : Pocket Party game for the N-Gage. I also have tons of concept art for the game lying around here somewhere". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
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