Based on the classic home computer game from Codemasters, Captain Dynamo is a vertically scrolling platform game recreated specifically for Symbian Smartphones. The captain must heroically squeeze back into his old costume and set out to recover hundreds of diamonds stolen by evil genius Austin Van Flyswatter, who has hidden them among hundreds or traps, pitfalls and snares for the unwary. He plans to use the diamonds to somehow rule the world ? we think. Or he may just like diamonds.
Captain Dynamo offers players twelve levels of platform fun in which the captain must recover the diamonds, avoiding the enemies, booby traps and devices, and make death defying leaps to reach the teleport station at the highest part of the level. However, the captain isn't quite as young or tough as he once was. One touch from any of the monsters or traps can mean grisly death, so concentration, control and courage are required at all times.
Nicolas Hamel, the Head of Development for Telcogames, said, "Symbian games show the true potential of mobile gaming. They allow developers to really push the handset and create an experience which is often simply not possible using Java or any of the other more common technologies. I always enjoyed playing the original Captain Dynamo and it was incredibly satisfying to bring him to mobile in a way which keeps all of the essential components of the game and makes it accessible and playable for mobile owners. It's pretty cool."
The mobile version of Captain Dynamo retains all of the colourful graphics, animation and gameplay of the original title, as well as the full soundtrack of music, which is now considered by many retro gamers as a classic of the genre.
Matt Davies, the Director of Codemasters Mobile, said, "Captain Dynamo is an often overlooked classic from Codemasters extensive back catalogue. However it's an excellent addition to our line-up of Smartphone games. Captain Dynamo offers a unique blend of action and humorous gameplay that's perfectly suited to mobile handsets and the way mobile gamers play. It offers gamers a lot of fun ? whether it's for a few minutes at a time or a few hours. Telcogames and Magic have done a excellent job in bringing this old classic to a whole new generation."
Captain Dynamo is compatible with all of the Nokia Series 60 (S60) handsets:Nokia 3230, 6260, 6600, 6620, 6670, 6630, 6680, 6681, 6682, 7610, N-Gage, N-Gage QD, N70 and N90.
The game can be purchased directly from www.handango.com. Telcogames is also making Captain Dynamo available to mobile network operators, portals and other sales channels worldwide.