Fun with Phones

Sophisticated games for tiny screens

by Cybiko CyRace

Cybiko CyRace

Color cellphone displays, arriving this summer, are spawning some fairly sophisticated (for the tiny screen size) games as well. You'll find old classics, such as Sega's Monaco GP, along with new releases like EA Sports 2002 FIFA World Cup, Sega's Monkey Ball, and Cybiko's CyRace (shown). Some games, including Jamdat Bowling, use the phone's vibration mode to provide tactile feedback. You can even play over a wireless network: AT&T Wireless offers puzzles, virtual pets, and head-to-head combat games, and Sprint PCS will launch its high-speed service with several titles this summer.