Sensitive in action
Sensitive is an addictive puzzle game with 85 levels for colour screen phones. It is written to the MIDP 1.0 specification, which means it should run on just about any phone with Java support. It was written in the Sony Ericsson SDK, and tested on a Nokia handset, so it should work anywhere (hopefully!). It can be played on modern Android phones via the J2ME loader app. If you're using J2ME loader, the options to start or quit games are in the drop down menu (it isn't obvious; on old phones they were the soft keys at the bottom of the screen).

It is based on the C64 game of the same name, written by Oliver Kirwa.

  • 85 levels
  • A password every 5 levels (just type the password on the titlescreen)
  • Graphics that scale to your devices display
  • Written to MIDP 1.0 for maximum compatibility
  • In-game instructions
  • Its completely FREE!

Top tip! If you stop to think, and the backlight on your phone goes off, just press a number key such as 5 or 9 to turn it on again without moving your player.

Another Top Tip! As well as going over brown blocks twice to remove them, you can sit on them for a few seconds to turn them yellow. This isn't necessarily very obvious, so I thought i'd mention it here.

For christmas a many, many years ago, I got a Nokia 3100 phone. This was a nice, compact, colour screen phone that played basic Java games and applications. This is all well and good, but the vast majority of games for 'basic' Java phones were.. well.. rubbish. They were usually completed very quickly, or become tiresome very quickly. So, I decided that if I was to get some decent games on my phone, the best thing to do would be to make them myself.

This is the game I ended up creating for J2ME phones. Actually, it was the first thing i've ever written in Java, too. I decided for my first attempt to convert a game I really enjoyed playing on my C64. The original C64 game, also called Sensitive, was given away on the cover of Commodore Format many years ago, and I found it very addictive. I figured this would scale down well to mobile phones and make a good practice project.

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or job offers, please e-mail them to pete _at_ petergordon _dot_ org _dot_ uk.

This game is freely distributable! In fact, it is explicitly forbidden to distribute this game for a profit. So there.
Click here to download the .JAR file
Click here to download the .JAD file

You'll then have to get it on to your phone. People using real old feature phones can use USB or bluetooth to download it. Otherwise, you'll have to point your GPRS capable feature phone at which is quite a lot to type in on a keypad. If you're using J2ME loader, just download the JAR file onto your device, then select it in the J2ME loader app.