Newer reviews on
SmartGamer are generally broken
down into three sections: Graphics, Sound and Gameplay. At the bottom of each
review, you can find a quick summary of the three sections, along with individual
scores. Below is a quick explanation of the overall scoring system used on
SmartGamer. Print it out, paste
it on the wall, or even make a small shrine out of it - use it as a key when
reading our reviews.
Games in this category are the cream of the crop. Even those
who detest the genre will get enjoyment out of this game, and this will
probably be the game you show off your Pocket PC with.
Highly recommended; only a few minor flaws hold them back
from perfection. Nearly anyone will have a lot of fun with games of this
score, and they are generally guaranteed buys.
Usually worth at least a demo
download if available, but something just keeps it from being awesome.
A highly respectable score nonetheless.
While fans of the genre will like
these games, others are highly recommended to try it out first, as it's
not necessarily a sure thing.
Just a step above the rest, the
ratio of good to bad is nearly even, but has a couple of cool features.
A run of the mill performance.
Nothing to praise or to really complain about. There are probably more interesting
games to spend your dollar on.
Nothing to call home about. You're
usually better off finding a similar game to spend your time with. Some
may find redeeming qualities, but on the whole, it's weak.
For hardcore fans only, there
are generally huge problems with all of the aspects of the game, and it's
probably a safe bet that you won't like it.
Don't expect anything good out
of these. It probably has one saving grace, but it might as well be a 1
For the sadistic only! You won't find any redeeming qualities
here and would have far more fun stabbing yourself in the eye with a [rusty]
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