Microsoft is on point with their initial announcement of six weeks of “Must Have Games” coming to the Windows Phone. Initially, they made the announcement with a set date of May 25, and on that day exactly, the six weeks of six games begins. The official word from the Xbox division working on the launch of the six games has been given, along with pricing and release dates for each.
May 25—Hydro Thunder Go
The remake of the acclaimed arcade classic. Blast through 12 ferocious courses with the powerboat of your choice while competing against 15 devious opponents. Microsoft Game Studios. $4.99.
June 1—Doodle Jump
Leap from platform to platform using springs, propeller hats and jet packs. Avoid broken platforms, menacing black holes, UFOs, and baddies by blasting them with your nose balls. GameHouse. $2.99.
Obliterate a horde of vibrant, vector-styled enemies in this fast-paced tower defense game. Microsoft Game Studios. $2.99.
June 15—Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I
Dr. Eggman’s back in an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic. The next chapter in this long-running SEGA saga will please old and new fans alike. SEGA. $6.99.
June 22—Plants vs Zombies
You’ll need to think fast and plant faster in this mega-hit war against the fun-dead. Five game modes helps ensure the fun never dies. PopCap. $4.99.
June 29—Angry Birds
Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the birds’ eggs. The Windows Phone edition features hours of challenging physics-based gameplay and 195 levels. Rovio. $2.99.
There you have it, the full lineup of some of the most popular mobile/arcade games coming right to the Windows Phone OS. Which game(s) are you going to purchase on day one of release? What do you think about the pricing of each game from the “Must Have Games” lineup?