Zune Marketplace Gets Free 3D Games For Zune HD With Firmware v4.3

Written By Sam on 12 November 2009

Microsoft Zune HD, a portable touchscreen media player best known for its excellent audio quality is now ready to fascinate the consumers with 3D games feature in its latest update. Zune HD firmware upgrade to v4.3 provides “3D Games” feature along with few other changes, including support for a larger virtual keyboard in landscape mode and an auto-suggest feature for text input aside from fixing a significant issue on the music side.


Microsoft added six new 3D games to the existing games present in the Zune Marketplace. All the new titles are provided free of cost to the users who have their Zune HD firmware updated to version 4.3 using the Zune Software. The new games take utilization of the Zune HD’s multi-touch OLED screen, accelerometer functionality and even the powerful NVIDIA Tegra processor to deliver immerse, 3D games to Zune HD providing an impressive gaming experience to the Zune HD users. Zune may also include applications like Facebook and Twitter for Zune HD in the coming future, atleast for people like me!

Newly added 3D games in Zune Marketplace

Audiosurf Tilt: A unique rollercoaster track for your ride depending upon the song you choose from the music collection. The song chosen determines the shape, the speed, and the mood of each track. To collect colored blocks and avoid speed bumps tilt your Zune like a steering wheel. Unlock more than 30 designs, each with its own special theme and color palette.

Checkers: Play against the AI or against a friend the classic game of Checkers in a beautiful outdoor park setting.

Lucky Lanes Bowling: Play bowling against the computer or play with up to four friends in different game modes: exhibition, blackjack, golf. Lucky Lanes Bowling has five different bowling alleys with unique themes, all with the swipe of a finger. It also provides a choice to select from twenty different bowlers and twenty-two different ball styles.

Piano: Create your own tunes on this electronic piano. You can also play along with your favorite music.

Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition: An Exciting racing game, which enthralls the users with multi touch controls and the built in accelerometer.

Vans Sk8: Pool Service: Hit the pools and put these Vans skaters to the test with all the tricks in their bag. Achieve hero status once you unlock their pro model skateboards. Compete in 10 different events with 20 different board designs, including skaters’ official boards from Black Label and Element.

One Response to “Zune Marketplace Gets Free 3D Games For Zune HD With Firmware v4.3”

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