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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 "Predator 3D: The Duel"

This unofficial sequel to Arnold's movie "Predator" has you play both the Predator, and Commander Duke through 4 levels each, then have a duel and see who comes out on top! Is it worth playing? I'd say, yes, though they added a bit too much sci-fi, IMHO.

Start as the Predator, as you land on Earth to seek out the only human who have bested one of your kind in combat... and vanquish him... for your honor... or die trying. Unfortunately, your target is held in a prison in Terminal City.. and you must use your throwing boomerang, the wrist-blade, and the plasma cannon, as well as your heat-vision, to hunt humans, break into the jail, and destroy Commander Duke. On the way, kills guards and soldiers, destroy cannons, open laser barriers, unlock doors, and so on to flush out Duke for the final duel.

Then you play as Duke, as the Predator have released all the doors. You still have to make it to the surface, and you need weapons, and your wits... as it takes a lot of kills to escape to the surface... Climb walls, kill guards, find keys, bypass lasers barriers, and so on. And you-know-who is waiting at the end...

Then at the end you have a duel with the Predator himself...

Graphics are quite good for a mobile game. This game is similar to quality of AVP 3D, Time Crisis 3D, and other top 3D titles, all with proper textures and enough polygons to make you think PS2 on a low-res TV. And frame rates are good enough to give you a sense of somewhat fluid movement.

Sound is not as good, but better than most other games, and music actually sounds appropriate, though it does repeat.

Controls could use a bit of help, as you do get to rotate left/right, strafe left/right, look up/down (awkward on my QWERTY-keyboard LG enV), move back and forward, and action (also shoot). There's also crouch/stand toggle, heat-vision toggle for Predator, and weapon toggle. However, at least they are relatively easy to find and use.

Enemies do vary a bit, from normal "Barney" guards (named after the guy in Half-Life) to soldiers to laser barriers to autoturrets. The trick is open a door, and quickly locate your target and engage him and that requires something better than just your directional pad.

Overall, this game is 3/4 action, 1/4 exploration, and you can't really get lost as you are given a pointer as to where to go (though it CAN be turned off). It has decent graphics and sound, and serves as sequel to one of the most memorable movie villains around... I'd say it's pretty decent. Just wish for a slightly more difficult level, perhaps?

Overall rating: 7.5 out of 10
Pros: sequel to "Predator" movie, overall okay design
Cons: duel at end is a letdown, a bit too short

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