Namco Arcade lets you play mobile games on Facebook

Try before you buy

Namco Arcade lets you play mobile games on Facebook

Mobile games are more expensive than iPhone games, by and large, and there tend not to be Lite versions to let you try before you buy. Not only that, but buying a game through your handset can be a fiddly process, depending on what handset you have.

These aren't the best circumstances in which to enjoy the many excellent mobile games the world has to offer, but Namco Bandai Networks Europe has found a way to improve matters slightly by making its games available to sample on Facebook.

In partnership with 'network discovery experts' Mplayit, Namco has created the Namco Arcade and populated it with many of its best games, including Pac-Man Championship Edition and Rolling with Katamari.

You get five minutes to try each game, and if you like what you see you can have it sent to your mobile via Facebook, which is rather handy.