Near the end of 2011, Nokia and Electronic Arts announced a partnership. Nokia would publish new EA Xbox Windows Phone games exclusively for Lumia devices. The deal included EA’s subsidiaries Chillingo and PopCap as well. It took a while for the first exclusive to show up: Mirror’s Edge in July 2012. After that, the floodgates opened as more and more EA games arrived on our platform.
Of course, the abundance of Nokia-exclusive Xbox games also caused users of non-Nokia Windows Phones to feel resentful. But the EA games were always planned as timed exclusives. After a period of 6-7 months, each exclusive game becomes available to all. First it happened with Mirror’s Edge in February and now another game has left its exclusivity behind.
The ‘new’ Xbox game: Jet Set Go from Chillingo and Big Stack Studios. It might just be the best time management game in the Xbox Windows Phone lineup, and now everybody can have a swing at it. Like most other Nokia EA games it’s priced at $2.99. Head past the break for more details, plus a list of all current and former Nokia exclusives!
Jet Set Go (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Jet Set Go is a time management game that looks quite a lot like Sally’s Salon. This one has a less feminine theme though, so even insecure male gamers will be able to play it! Instead of running a salon or a day spa, the game puts players in charge of a travel agency. Guys travel too!
Tending to the various customers involves a variety of light travel-themed minigames like choosing destinations, hotels, itineraries, and more. Keep them happy and you’ll rake in the money. Earnings can then be spent on upgrades to increase your agency’s appeal.
Besides running the agency itself, you’ll also participate in separate tourism-themed levels in various exotic locations. Serve food at a restaurant, help guests relax at a resort, point sight-seers in the right direction, and even lead a line dance on a cruise ship.
The tourism levels won’t earn you money, but they do fill up one of the three meters needed to get a perfect rating for the current level. This contributes to the game’s Achievements, all of which are pretty easy. The game gets a bit long and grindy eventually though.
Formerly Nokia exclusive
Still Nokia exclusive
- Bejeweled Live +
- DaVinci Pinball
- Dream Track Nation
- Flight Control Rocket
- iBomber Defense
- Mass Effect: Infiltrator
- Monopoly Millionaire
- NBA Jam
- Picnic Wars
- Real Racing 2
- Storm in a Teacup
- The Sims: Medieval
- Tiger Woods 12
- Tiny Plane
- Vampire Rush
- Zuma's Revenge!
Coming soon to everyone
If you’re wondering which Nokia games will lose their exclusivity next, here you go. Release dates are estimates.
- iBomber Defense (Any time now)
- Blobster (July)
- Flight Control Rocket (July)
I really want NBA Jam and Tiger Woods; hoping to see those by the end of the year for my HTC
You should enjoy them I play both as often as I can. :)
don't buy games made by DRM hocking shysters.
Every single app & game has DRM on WP, IOS, and likely Android too. To not buy something from "DRM hocking shysters" means you can't buy anything from Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, AOL, AT&T, EA, Sony etc
Good to see a few more games on WP7 !
Give me peggle Nokia!
Oh peggle now that would be the best game ever on Windows Phone!!
Wow, this show how much serious Nokia with WP. I don't think they will have resources to do this if they don't commit to only one OS
Can some one plz tell me why all these mobile games suck compared to the old gamboy color games ????????
No physical buttons on your phone so all mobile games are limited.
I saw "Jet Set" and got so excited I almost had a heart attack. Saw "Go" and came back down to earth.
Jet Set Willy? :P
Extremely useful list, I was just about to request one. Thanks!
Jet Set Go is a very fun game, but my wife is playing it more than me (on my Lumia). Now my wife can buy it for her own HTC 8X :)
i want Jet Set Radio!
Jet Set Go is practically the same thing! Well, maybe not. :)
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