Dirk Digger and the Fallen Idol | Nokia Game
Adventure games get a new perspective with what I am publishing today here at Nokia Symbian Themes. If you are a fan of Hollywood movies then surely you remember the mobsters movies in the early 90s and even those in the year 2000. Movies like the Lucky Number Slevin or the Black Dahlia are good examples of modern day film noir making a good impact on the big screen. With those movies in mind, here I present you the first ever symbian mobile detective game that will make you addicted to your Nokia or N-Gage based phone for damn sure. It is called Dirk Spanner and the Fallen Idol (also known as Dirk Dagger and the Fallen Idol) and it is set up in the fictional and imaginary city called Dark Haven. A highly next generation game based on the platform of the N-Gage.
I am one of them guys who loves comics like hell and this game is based on that kind of environment completely. The stories, crimes and puzzles are hilarious to say the least but at the same time they are quite enjoyable to solve and does not bore you for even a single second. If you have played games like Secret of Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion or the Grim Fandango then you are going to love this one for sure. Since this is a completely 2D based mobile game the gameplay has to be the main punch-factor and it is. It features two leading private detectives or investigators namely Dirk Dagger and Harry Cannon. The most interesting part of the gameplay is the moving camera option to turn left or right within the game. For example, if you want to move to the left in the game then you simply point your camera to the left and you will see that the entire screen of the game moving to the left side revealing the entities around you. The objects you can touch are highlighted nicely and you can move them around at will. Not all the objects are highlighted with the same importance but remember that this is a puzzle based detective game and every clue is vital so do not overlook anything at any point of time.You cannot store objects in your inventory which is quite logical because most objects are huge and will ruin the “ironic reality” of this game. There are funny quotes that pops up every now and then to give you the sense of direction and you should use them to your advantage. One backdrop of this particular symbian game is that though the dialogues or subtitles are funny but as you progress into the higher levels they sometimes can become a bit repetitive, but really it does not matter because of the exciting creativity of this game. It’s like you are reading an interactive smartphones comic book when you are playing this game.
There are a couple of mini arcade style games that are built in within the episodes which was a wise thing to do as well because when you play them it suddenly takes a whole different turn from adventure style to arcade. This is a 1950s style game for which 2D seems to be the right choice. There are videos or scenes that will unfold themselves as you finish each episode or solve a puzzle, much like a PlayStation or XBox based games. The more you move with your phone the more Dirk Dagger (or Dirk Spanner) moves within the game and though it consumes battery like a monster, in my honest opinion, it is worth it. To keep things feeling like 1950s the overall sound and color tones of the game are designed like that. The audio effects specially are quite classic and soothing to the ears when you play it alone. Since this is a N-Gage based game you will always wonder how it lives up if you use the TV-Out functionality and port the main screen on the TV. Let me tell you it looks splendid on the TV screen so if you are using a Nokia N82, Nokia N95 or N95 8GB, N96, N81 8gb etc then make sure that you experience this game on the television! The bluetooth functionality is quite smooth as well mainly because of the simple navigation system of this game.
All in all this game is quite enjoyable no matter what kind of games you like because it is fun, crispy and full of mysteries and player interactivity. The 3rd edition, next generation based gameplay rocks and the 2D screen is really quite the creatively right decision that it is to be used in such a game. Please do not forget to subscribe to the RSS feed before downloading this cool game. All GSM & WCDMA network carriers like Verizon & AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Rogers, Sprint, Nextel, Virgin Mobile, Orange Mobile UK, Telstra, Vodafone, Cingular, Telenor, Airtel, Hutch etc are supported. All the N-Gage based Nokia S60 N-Series handsets and smartphones are all supported. Have a bash and take care amigos and senoritas! Adios!