Nearly 40 old Xbox games updated with 512 MB and Windows Phone 8 support
It was November 2012 when we wrote about twenty Xbox games that worked on Windows Phone 7.x, but no longer worked with Windows Phone 8. The list included some favorites like: The Harvest, Hasta La Muerte, Fable Coin Gold and many others. Over time a few of those returned to be playable on Windows Phone 8, but a handful of them were left out. Looks like a few might have returned to Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8.1 customers.
A handful of you guys and gals have started tipping us that older Xbox titles are being updated today within the Windows Phone Store.
Here's a list of Xbox games from Microsoft Studios getting recent updates:
- Microsoft Solitaire Collection [Download]
- Microsoft Mahjohng [Download]
- Hexic [Download]
- Shuffle Party [Download]
- Rise of Glory [Download]
- Avatar Gadgets [Download]
- Microsoft Minesweeper [Download]
- Halo: Spartan Assault [Download]
- Breeze [Download]
- Parachute Panic [Download]
- Jet Car Stunts WP [Download]
- Max & the Magic Marker [Download]
- Farm Frenzy 2 [Download]
- AlphaJax [Download]
- ilomilo [Download]
- Crimson Dragon: Side Story [Download]
- Fusion Sentient [Download]
- Z0MB1ES (on teh ph0ne) [Download]
- I Dig It [Download]
- BulletAsylum [Download]
- Harbor Master [Download]
- Big Buck Hunter Pro [Download]
- Game Room - Pitfall! [Download]
- Lode Runner Classic [Download]
- Hexic Rush [Download]
- Mush [Download]
- Game Chest: Solitaire Edition [Download]
- Game Room - Asteroids Deluxe [Download]
- Implode! [Download]
- Game Room - Centipede [Download]
- CarneyVale: Showtime [Download]
- iBlast Moki [Download]
- Cro-Mag Rally [Download]
- Hasta La Muerte [Download]
- Crafting Guide [Download]
- Glow Artisan [Download]
- Game Room - Lunar Lander [Download]
- UFC on Xbox LIVE [Download]
Massive, massive list. What's new in the games? We're surmising that a combination of support for 512 MB devices and Windows Phone 8.0 / Windows Phone 8.1 is in these updates. This is a huge backlog of titles that new Windows Phone owners now have access to on their devices. Plus, folks who have been with the platform for a long time can replay some old favorites. What game are you going to check out first?
Thanks for the tip Mohamed A!
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By Jez Corden
Like I've said before....
WP8 was the foundation,
WP8.1 brought the necessities,
And, WP "threshold" will bring the goods, and many of them...
Those things that WP fans have thought of as WP's exclusive selling points are going to once again resurface stronger than ever in "WP8.5/9"..... XBM, XBL, Office, Live tiles, hubs..... I seriously think the next version of WP will be the rebirth of the platform.... We'll see if I'm right...
...........You're dreams, and much more, are about to come true, mi hermano❕❕❕❕
Although I'm bigger, stronger, smarter, and more capable than my son now, one day he will out do me in every sense of the word "advancement"......
You better start looking further than yesterday, bucko... Like you said, iDroid had that 5 years ago.. Their foundation is from 5years ago.... See that!❕❗
WP8.0 brought WP into the real world, and made Lumia devices more well known.. That went pretty well, and according to plan.. As a matter of fact, my 1520 came with 8.0, which powered some of the most capable hardware in 2013.. I loved 8.0... 8.1 speaks for itself, and even the media is now saying that WP has finally broken through with it... As far as I'm concerned, WP was good long time ago...
Im just wondering why you're saying claims... Do you think that my point is to say that WP will finally achieve something?.. That's not what I'm saying at all, because I think that WP is already past the point of "finally"..... Im saying that the next major update will be the rebirth of original WP ideas, and will focus on those things that MS obviously had to set aside so that they could focus on the big picture... Im not hoping here, I'mnb stating what's going to happen. You don't have to have faith because it's pretty obvious what MS's plans are..
................ What would you say that people "Claim" about WP?.. Are you talking about market share, or somthing?
WP is already to the point where it could take off.... Now, would you like to hear me bitch about marketing? Because marketing is WP's biggest issue❕❕❕❕
The "1530" would only increase in width by a fraction, and it could literally stay the same length if packaged right... IOW, I want a bigger screen in a package extremely similar in size to the 1520.... Is that to much to ask?.. IDTS.. Samsung could do it.. MS can do it better❕❕❕❕❕
Also didn't see splinter cell.
Every phone now has at least a dual core, let it render at full resolution, come on, we paid 2$ for that thing...
Now that we have more powerful phones that can handle that kind of graphics without problems, the low-res rendering makes no sense.
Edit: think about any game on WP8 now. It can render at 480*800, 1380*768 or 1280*720. It's not rendered at the same resolution and then upscaled to the screen res, it natively renders at the actual resolution of the phone.
I know they won't ever update the game again, I'm just saying it was a really great game, and a great exclusive for Windows Phone, and it'd have been great to have it show off on modern smartphones as well :)
Well, do you do your job for free?(If you have one, that is)
At least Microsoft has some amazing games (ex: Halo)
Bing Rewards points buy apps. Basically free.
Windows Phone 7 is mentioned in the descriptions of some of those apps!
•Jet Car Stunts WP •Big Buck Hunter Pro [Edit: actually, there are a few more showing up that aren't on the list above: Fable: Coin Golf and Ghostscape, Battlewagon] Hasta La Muerte and Glow Artisan look interesting. I'll have to check them out. I also wish that Zombies on the Phone, Mush, and Revolution go Red Stripe Deals of the Week sometime soon. Although they've been in the store for me the whole time, if these gamese are new for many of you, there are lots of other good ones: AlphaJax, ilomilo, Crimson Dragon, Hexic Rush in particular.
Even more important: First time good news about Xbox on WP in ages, one can imagine there could be a plan behind this but I'm skeptical so lets see.
And where is THE BEST 2 games, Tentacles and Orbital? Miss those two so much!