MATT GALLANT
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Well, my week is up, and I've saved as a parting shot the ultimate pickup game: Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, developed by Digital Eel and published by Cheapass Games. Games take just minutes.

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There's not as much brain power required as there is in the other games from this week; in fact your score really has more to do with luck than anything else. But despite having probably less strategy involved than a game of Freecell, SAIS feels like it's smarter than it is, because it recalls elements of games with more depth, with its goals of space exploration, combat, trade and collection.

The demo is pretty crippled compared to the full version, but the full version costs only $15. Well, the PC and Mac versions do. There's PocketPC and PalmOS versions too (new Tapwave Zodiac owners take note!), available from Astraware for $19.99.

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And with that fifth and final recommendation, I'm done! All five of the games I've mentioned this week are great for spending a few minutes with, but so playable that you'll be able to play for hours. Have fun, Gizmodo!
Read [SAIS Info Page]

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