Here’s a variety of new Xbox Live games for Windows Phone that have touched down in the Marketplace today:
I know Halloween is over, but Ghostscape ($2.99) is worth noting during any season. In this game you’re a paranormal investigator who must explore an old abandoned, and yes, haunted house. Your goal is to collect evidence of paranormal activity and try to learn what has happened to the former residents. Strange noises and unexplained lights at night led to rumors that something out of the ordinary was going on in the house. The owners left one day without explanation, and it has been vacant since. It’s up to you to get to the bottom of it.
Table shuffleboard is a game I’ve typically played in a bar with a pitcher of beer nearby. Now Shuffle Party (free) brings this bar-tested diversion to Windows Phone (beer not included). You can play the classic version with pucks or a variety of alternate modes. For instance, Bowling mode lets you shoot for a high score with spares and strikes, while Challenge mode pits you against obstacles and puzzles to test your skills. You can play traditional shuffleboard solo or challenges friends in pass-and-play multiplayer. You’ll earn cash for your high scores to spend on custom pucks, pins and tables while unlocking achievements for your Xbox LIVE account.
Farm Frenzy 2
This game hit marketplace last week — but it’s a favorite so I’m including it anyway. If you’ve ever wanted to live in the country and manage a farm, here’s your chance. In Farm Frenzy 2 ($2.99) you have to be good at multi-tasking as country life can get hectic. You’ll have to manage the whole operation – growing grass, feeding the chickens, collect eggs and taking your produce to market. From there, you can build new buildings with the money you earn and create more products. But watch out for the bears, as they will wreak havoc on your farm if you’re not paying attention. Farm Frenzy 2 offers a ton of levels and hidden items to keep you well occupied.