Gaming News Roundup

Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming.

If you don’t have the time to practice your dating skills with real people, you may want to play Fantasy Date from Sprint and MoConDi. Fantasy Date is a WAP-based interactive mobile video dating game that features role-playing options that leads players through hook-up and relationship challenges. Fantasy Date incorporates the mobile web, framing and mobile video fantasydate.pnginto one experience. As a player, you are offered three different choices to make when interacting with your hook-up. Your choices will determine the outcome of the dating experience. Fantasy Date is available only on Sprint’s network for $2.99 and can be found in the “Chat & Dating” category of the Sprint homepage. If you have a significant other don’t get caught playing this game, it could make for a lonely New Year.

Digital Chocolate and Greystripe started releasing some Digital Chocolate mobile games free through an ad-supported mobile game portal and through the mobile web ( Six Digital Chocolate games are now available free from Greystripe including: Café Solitaire, Johnny Crash, Mafia Wars, Night Club Empire, Rollercoaster Rush and Tower digitalchocolate2.jpgBloxx. These games are free so don’t let a few ads get in the way of downloading them to your handset. The only thing better than free is getting paid to play games.

Tablestar Games announced it will soon be releasing Swatches for the iPhone and iPod. Swatches is a puzzle game that revolves around competing to control the largest blocks of swatches.jpgcolor against five live opponents or the AI. The game has a chat function that lets players communicate with one another while competing online. There aren’t many details about game play yet, but if a virtual quilting contest is your idea of fun, Swatches may be too intense for you.

If going to the animal shelter and adopting a pet is too much of a hassle, Nokia is coming out with Creebies next year. While it may sound like a nasty disease picked up from a one-night-stand after playing Fantasy Date, Creebies is a virtual pet game for the N-Gage platform. You start the game with a trailer and some digital money and try to raise some wholesome monsters with tender loving care. If creebies00.jpgone of the little darlings gets out of hand or too cute for your tastes, you can put them up for adoption or give them to a friend. Virtual pets are nice to have around the mobile phone. They can give so much love and never smell up your pocket.

That is this week Mobile Gaming News Roundup. Remember to exercise those thumbs, recharge the battery and never take your eyes off the screen.