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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review of "The Godfather" Game (mobile)

There's no link, as this game doesn't seem to exist yet, not even on EA Mobile's own website!

And it SHOULD say hidden, as it's really a mix of minigames: shooting gallery, concentration, stop the spinner, slider puzzle, keep-it-centered, DDR-style "hit the right key", and "The Godfather" trivia quiz.

The stuff is organized into 10 minigames that's sorta related to the main scenes in the movie, such as invading the Holtz estate, hiding the Don, deliver message for Carlo, muscle Joe Greene, and ends with assassinate Barzini. Each "scene" is composed to two to three segments each with one minigame, followed by a 3-question trivia test.

For example, Invading Holtz Estate basically means you need to pick a few locks by playing the "stop the spinner" puzzle a couple times (to signify several doors). While Muscle Joe Greene would have you shoot about 30 goons, then "keep it centered" supposedly to keep your heart-rate down so you don't alert the victims, then finally, whip out the gun and put a bullet into the victim'(s) head(s).

As you finish your assignment you gain "family honor". You get bonus for answering the trivia questions correctly. Get enough, and you get promoted. Your ultimate goal is to get rated "Don", which basically means you know the movies inside-out, and can play the action sequences like a virtuoso. Big deal.

All in all, this seems to be one of those games that EA is pumping out to satisfy the license requirements, such as that early Harry Potter game they put out that's almost the same: minigames thinly disguised as "magic training", followed by trivia. It feels like lousy tie-in, and I stand by my opinion.

Presentation: 5 -- music's fine, but not much there

Graphics: 5.5 -- not bad, but 2D sprites only, nothing there exciting

Sound: 3.5 -- authentic Godfather soundtrack, but no volume control!

Gameplay: 5 -- sorry, this is not Wario games, collection of minigames does not make a game

Lasting Appeal: 3 -- if you want, you can unlock 'family trivia' about the movie, but you can probably find that on IMDB instead

Overall: 5.0 -- spend your money on better games

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