One of the several utilities that come with HP iPAQs is the iPAQ game. You can easily load scores of iPAQ games on to your handheld device and keep yourself busy for hours. A good place to download games that are compatible with iPAQ handhelds is iPAQ choice.com. This website has been set up by HP to market iPAQ-compatible games developed by different game vendors.
The games have been organized in four categories: strategy, sports, arcade and action. HP even awards bonus points on the purchase of each game, which the customer can later redeem.
Some of the top games that are available in the strategy section are: 1. Arvale: Journey of Illusion: This is literally an epic game, with over 20 hours of game play. The player has 280 maps to explore, 200 different monsters to fight, and over a hundred different items, weapons, and magic spells to use as he goes around six continent rescuing fair maidens.
2. Toki Tori: This game contains four mysterious worlds and offers over 60 levels of exciting platform and puzzle action. To win, Toki Tori has to overcome scores of dangerous obstacles, trap monsters and save all the lost eggs.
3. Snails: This is an award winning game and is full of incredible graphics, animation and great audio. 4. Lemonade Inc: This game tests your entrepreneurial skills. You start with a small lemonade stand and a few dollars in your pocket and take your business forward.
The sports games are no less exciting. These include:
1. Mini-Sportsbike: This is a 3D motorcycle racing game with breathtaking racing and frantic motocross racing action.
2. Harry Putter's Crazy Golf: This game makes you feel that you are standing in the virtual play area yourself.
3. FIFA 2002: There’s no better game for a soccer enthusiast. This game has all the action, from free kicks to sliding tackles.
4. Baseball Addict: It combines stunning graphics, realistic sound effects and addictive game play to simulate real-life baseball action.
The arcade has an equally exciting range of games. These include:
1. Mastersoft PAQman: This game is the iPAQ Choice Winner for 2005 and is a re-make of the well-known Pac-Man game.
2. Odyssey, Battle of the Universe: This is a fast-paced space shooter style of game that takes you across eight galaxies, full of alien enemy ships, asteroids and mines. 3. Speed City: This is an exciting 3D street racing game inspired by the rebel motorcycle subculture.
4. Marble Worlds: This is a more traditional game that requires you to guide the marble through the 3D world.
The action games, as the name suggest, are pure hi-tech action. Some of the games that you can download on your iPAQ are:
1. Anthelion: The Galactic Alliance: This is a 3D space fighter game where you play the role of an ace pilot hunting space pirates. 2. Flux Challenge: This is a unique 3D racing game that revolves around a world of magnetic-levitation tunnels.
3. Red Sector 2112: This is yet another action shoot-em-up game that will have your adrenalin pumping.
4. Chopper Fight: If you love flying then this is the game for you. You can have fun flying your zippy remote control helicopter.