Games To Go

Got five minutes to kill? A fistful of action-packed fun is available for download on your mobile phone

CELL-PHONE GAMES GIVE CHEAP THRILLS a good name. Costing about five bucks a pop, interactive games via mobile phones are booming, with U.S. consumers shelling out an estimated $250 million for them in 2004, according to research firm Zelos Group. Verizon alone offers more than 350 titles. Old favorites like Pac-Man and Tetris have been redesigned for smaller cell-phone screens. They rank among current best sellers, along with card games like blackjack and poker. But there are also plenty of sports and action games out for this fall. The newest trend is multiplayer titles like Family Feud, which let you compete...

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