A video of the N97 running the N-Gage application has just popped up on a Chinese website and it confirms what I had been thinking all along. The N-Gage games will run on the N97 in the 4:3 aspect ratio and the full screen will not be utilized, for now at least.
This is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. The good thing is that the entire catalogue of N-Gage games should be available right from the start so you can get gaming the minute you get your hands on the device. The bad part is obvious, full screen gaming would have been so much more fun.
I am still hopeful that we will see developers taking full advantage of the N97’s 3.5″ screen, but till then we’ll have to make do with the 4:3 experience. Here’s the video.
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