SAN DIEGO and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Looking at the most popular game titles from Verizon Wireless, you're likely to think you're back in the 1980s (see lists below). Verizon Wireless is giving classic arcade games new mobile life with Get It Now® and the getGAMES shopping aisle. A virtual software store on customers' wireless phones, Get It Now offers customers a selection of more than 500 games, productivity tools, information services, ring tone providers, wallpaper providers, an IM chat client Mobile IM that includes access to Yahoo! Messenger, MSN® Messenger, or AOL® IM (AIM), and more right at their fingertips.
It's no surprise that the most widely played and famous computer game of all time leads both the top games and top classic games categories. Tetris® by JAMDAT Mobile gives Tetris® addicts longing for video game action the freedom to play the game virtually anytime, virtually anywhere. With Tetris by JAMDAT Mobile, it's easy to manipulate the geometric shapes before they fall and arrange them into a horizontal row while waiting for your favorite Knight Rider episode to start or while in line at the video store renting "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Tetris by JAMDAT Mobile is available on select Get It Now-enabled phones for $2.99 monthly access or $6.99 for unlimited use purchase.
Who can forget the countless hours (and quarters) spent munching away Pac-dots and power-pills while avoiding those pesky ghosts. Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers are reliving these experiences with PAC-MAN® from Namco America Inc. One of the most influential games in the industry's history, this wireless version delivers all of the same joy and excitement of the original in the best way possible in the palm of your hand. PAC-MAN is available on select Get It Now-enabled phones for $2.99 monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use purchase.
Originally made famous in arcades during the 1980s, Frogger from Konami Digital Entertainment proves that life isn't all lazy days and lily pads. Frogger's adventures are full of cars and trucks whizzing by on busy roads and a river filled with alligators and he needs to get home safely by jumping onto floating logs and hitching a ride on helpful turtles. Frogger is available on select Get It Now-enabled phones for $1.99 monthly access or $4.99 for unlimited use purchase.
Verizon Wireless continues to expand its library of Get It Now classic games one of the newest additions to the lineup is Boggle® from JAMDAT Mobile. This classic head-to-head word-search game spells fast wireless fun for all ages as gamers make as many words as possible in 3 minutes by joining letters up, down, sideways and diagonally. This wireless version of the classic features dynamic animations and sound, statistics, plus a results screen that lets players view words spelled and missed. Relive this family favorite on select Get It Now-enabled phones for $2.99 monthly access or $7.49 for unlimited use purchase.
Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
Verizon Wireless products and services are available at more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless stores nationwide, including Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and stores within Circuit City, as well as at authorized retailers including Best Buy and participating RadioShack locations. Customers can also find information and purchase Verizon Wireless products and services online at www.verizonwireless.com.
Top Ten Get It Now Games*1. Tetris by JAMDAT Mobile2. Downtown Texas Hold'em by JAMDAT Mobile3. JAMDAT Bowling/JAMDAT Bowling 2 by JAMDAT Mobile4. PAC-MAN® by Namco5. Ms. PAC-MAN® by Namco6. Bejeweled by JAMDAT Mobile7. Frogger by Konami Digital Entertainment8. Tetris Tournament by JAMDAT Mobile9. Atari DRIVER 3 by Sorrent, Inc.10. Phil Hellmuth's Texas Hold'em by Summus, Inc.
Top Five Get It Now Classic Games*1. Tetris by JAMDAT Mobile2. PAC-MAN by Namco3. Ms. PAC-MAN by Namco4. Frogger by Konami Digital Entertainment5. Tetris Tournament by JAMDAT Mobile
* For the period of January 1, 2005 to May 31, 2005
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About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN ®© Namco Ltd. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.####