Former Nokia exclusive Xbox game Jet Set Go now available to all Windows Phone users
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)
Price: $2.99 Download size: 40 MB Store Link - Review
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
- Connect 4
- The Game of Life
- Jet Set Go
- Mirror’s Edge
- Parking Mania
- Spy Mouse
- Trivial Pursuit
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)
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