by Hassan Anjum

A flotilla of eye-popping new games is sailing over the horizon and into your next-gen Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 quad-core device.

You’ll see them moored at NVIDIA’s booth at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, where they’re making their official debut. But if you don’t happen to be in the neighborhood, you can get a peek at these console-quality titles below.

We’ll focus on four of them for now — Golden Arrow THD, Dark Kingdom THD, Eden to GREEEEN THD and Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD. Separately, we covered another one, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, which you can read here.

These games didn’t come to Tegra 3 by accident. We’ve been working with these leading mobile game developers for over six years to hone and refine their wares. Tegra 3, with four performance processing cores, in addition to its fifth battery saver core, and a 12-core GeForce GPU, is putting console games on notice…

Console gaming is going mobile.

Golden Arrow THD

In its mobile gaming debut, Golden Arrow brings big-action, hack-and-slash gameplay to your Tegra-powered smartphone or tablet. It features higher-resolution textures, high dynamic range lighting, soft shadows and is filled with lens flares, explosions and fires galore.

A screenshot of Golden Arrow THD

Dark Kingdom THD

The classic Dark Kingdom role-playing gaming title has gone mobile. In Dark Kingdom, you play  the hero of the nation and find the whereabouts of the missing father at the tower of gods. You collect spirit stones and rune stones to upgrade weapons, armory and skills.

Along your journey, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of higher-polygon models, dynamic shadows, dynamic lighting and even rag-doll physics.


Just because a game is free doesn’t mean it should skimp on the gaming experience. Eden to GREEEEN THD is hitting the “freemium” gaming scene with high-quality textures, quad-core scaling and more detailed models – all built on the Unreal Engine.

In the game, alien machines from another planet have come to swipe Eden’s natural resources. They’ve all but destroyed the beautiful setting, and only a handful of flora still survive. Euphoria, the natural energy of Eden needed for life to survive is dwindling fast.

Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD

The epic strategy/puzzle game Hamilton’s Great Adventure has you tackling daring, new levels with your trusty sidekick, Sasha the bird. You’ll be navigating fully dynamic levels that rival what you’d experience on the PC version of the game.

Hamilton’s Great Adventure has been adapted from Bitsquid’s DirectX 11 engine with Tegra 3 optimizations and quad-core scaling.

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