Originally Posted by Oregon Trail
I am buying a PDA as a gift. The user will not be interested in anything but using it for games, an alarm clock and perhaps a calculator. Which platform is better for games. Which platform has more games available? The user interested in casino, solitaire, matching games such as Bejeweled. Golf is also a possiblity. Golf would probably be the closest to an action game. I realize that screen size and color vary widely. Any suggestions? Currently a Casio E-125 is being used, but I am open to a Palm operating system.
There aren't as many Palm OS games as for the Pocket PC, even if the "big players" like astraware (http://www.astraware.com/
) and PDAMill ( http://www.pdamill.com/
) pblish their games for both platforms. (I'd add that not all PPC games of PDAMill have been ported to the PPC ).
PPC has much
better emulators and game parsing (for example, that of Lucasarts and Sierra) engines (see the list at http://www.pdarcade.com/modules.php?...p;artid=102#37
); as for emulating MS-DOS (and making it opossible to play some old DOS games), see http://pocketpcmag.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13745
There're very few Palm OS games that are painfully missing from Pocket PC; for example, Acedior (http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/foru...ic.php?t=36624
) or Archon ( http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/foru...ic.php?t=40106
The queston of screen quality, however, is another question. On this, you may want to read http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/foru...ic.php?t=39067