Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Pocket UFO

Ever heard of Independent Gaming? The brilliant freeware and indy gaming blog usually to be found at this seedy little cyber corner? No? Yes? Blue? Well you definitely have now, haven't you? Great. Everything sorted out then, as IG (especially this IG post) is the source of the humble post you are reading right now. A post on a freeware Pocket PC remake of the unsurpassed strategic time-sink X-COM: UFO Defense (Moby Games entry) released more than ten years ago by now-extinct Microprose.

Pocket UFO is as faithful an update/remake as one could hope for. Really. There are a couple of minor gameplay additions and a slight simplification to the interface, of course, but the excellent graphics and the classic combination of real-time and turn-based strategy against the X-Files styled aliens will have you smiling like an ...err... happy person on a particularly happy occasion. Mind you though, the game still has a few bugs... Thought you'd like to know.

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  1. hell i remember that, it had me enthralled for weeks.... (rumages through old pc games..... can't find it... feels sad.... cheers up...) 10 years and it's a free download... ace...

  2. Gnome I've got somwhere -ish...
    Elderly I've just linked you to my new and fully independent blog!!
    Check out the links to the Saturn Junkyard...

  3. Ah! Elderly! Please, do have a link:

    Father, you've even managed to have comments! Way to go mate!

  4. I love X-Com, wish i had a pocket PC, Great find BTW

  5. Glad you enjoyed the find Mr. Plug :) Thank you...

    Better have a look here though...

  6. Hey - since you're into UFOs, have you seen this Roswell video?
    I thought it was fake until I watched Part 2. What do you think?

  7. UH, I think it's spam, really ;)