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PocketPC Underworld

Looking Glass classic comes to PDAs

There's more good news for PDA owners today, as ZioSoft releases its PocketPC version of Ultima Underworld. A truly groundbreaking role-playing game for its time, Ultima Underworld featured huge dungeons to explore from a first person perspective, with graphics that made Wolfenstein 3D (released the same year) look positively primitive by comparison. Beyond the now rather dated visuals, the game also offered a wide variety of monsters to kill, rival factions to interact with, a novel rune stone based magic system, and a princess (well, baron's daughter if you're going to be pedantic) to rescue. If you fancy a little palm-top nostalgia, you can now buy Ultima Underworld from ZioSoft for $29.95.

Going underground

Thanks - Rich Carlson