October 13, 2006, Victoria, Canada: Dope Wars ZX is a turn-based strategy game in which players simulate the role of a drug dealer. The game's objective is to eliminate all competitors and build a monopoly on illegal narcotics. Dealers must rationalize purchases and sales in various cities to pay off the loan shark (plus interest!) and end the game with a profit. Popular versions of the game exist for PCs, Macs, and Linux users, and now the game is available for mobile phones on http://www.mobilerated.com, a free games and entertainment web and wap portal.
This Java-based mobile phone game captures the flavour and fun of the original PC game. While the subject matter is drug dealing the game is really a trade resource game and the drugs are simply something to catch people's attention. Once playing the game, people are caught up in turning a profit. Says Axel Estable, a French software engineer with a graduate degree in finance, "it could be stocks or flowers, but it's more fun to sell something that's forbidden."
In the rapidly evolving mobile games industry, developers are struggling to delivery more and more complex games with advanced features to entice consumers to purchase their games. However, studies reveal many gamers have more casual interests and want to play games that do not require reading a manual to learn how to play it. Games like Dope Wars meet a unique need whereby they are simple to learn and play, but are intriguing and spawn viral interest. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the game is available for free!
Dope Wars ZX was created for mobile phones by Zenix Software and distributed for free by MobileRated.com. Most people are looking for short bursts of entertainment with their phones. Dope Wars works well in this regard as the game is easy to learn and can be played in just a few minutes. However, the game is addictive, and can be played over and over again.
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