Get set for RealArcade 2-4-1 mobile game packs

Get two Playman or puzzle games for the price of one

Get set for RealArcade 2-4-1 mobile game packs
| RealArcade Pack 1

You're going to be hearing a lot more about the idea of '2-4-1' in the coming months. No, it's not Steve McClaren's backup formation if four England players get sent off (because that'd be 3-2-2, as any fule kno).

Rather, it's the term used to describe mobile operators offering you two mobile games from a publisher for the price of one. I-play is also doing it, but first to market is RealArcade with two different 2-4-1 packs.

The RealArcade Pack 1 contains two puzzle games, Gem Drop and PileUp!. They're both accessible, casual games using the traditional 'match-coloured-objects-to-make-them-disappear' gameplay mechanism.

Meanwhile, the Playman Pack 1 contains two ace athletics games, Playman Summer Games 2 and Playman Winter Games, which both feature one-thumb controls and well-tuned scoring systems.

It's an interesting way to give older mobile games a new lease of life, so watch out for them appearing on your operator portal soon.

Stuart Dredge
Stuart Dredge
Stuart is a freelance journalist and blogger who's been getting paid to write stuff since 1998. In that time, he's focused on topics ranging from Sega's Dreamcast console to robots. That's what you call versatility. (Or a short attention span.)