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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 Mummy 3: TOTDE"

GameloftImage via WikipediaYep, the official movie game from Gameloft is out before the movie itself. How does it fare? Okay, but nothing to special.

You can pretty much guess the plot already... Young adventurer, descendant of the famous Mummy-defeating couple, is out to make a name for himself... And he went to China to dig up an ancient tomb... Well, and get into trouble with the Chinese Army and the other nasty traps. In a way, this game feels like an odd mix of Die Hard 4 (the mobile game) and Assassin's Creed (the mobile game), both of which was also by Gameloft. They are based on the same 2D engine, and the sprites are big and nicely animated.

Without spoiling the plot, I'll just say that the game follows the plot fairly closely, but adding its own moments and expanding others when needed to make a game. And the end boss fight is HARD, but that's expected, right?

There really isn't much more about the game that is worth mentioning, but it does include several innovations. The "free-aim" mode gives you free aim instead of can only shoot left or right. You need this on the "counter-sniper" level, and to shoot scorpion nests at your feet while exploring. It can also reveal bonus treasures. However, it is somewhat similar in concept to Kane And Lynch Mobile, so it ain't "new" new. As an Indy wanna-be, the main character will be swinging, running, climbing, jumping, and even doing some Asassin's Creed-style "spread-eagle hover" between two buildings.

Occasionally, the game makes you play "Pipe Dream" (tm) as you need to guide water from source to destination within a time limit.

The driving level seems to be ripped right out of Die Hard 4 mobile except you drive a big truck, not McClane's squad car.

All in all, this game rates a 7. It is competent, but not THAT good, as it doesn't really offer anything seriously memorable.

Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Got all the points covered, some puzzles to solve
Cons: Recycled game elements and game engine, nothing special

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