I would just like to say thanks to the people who helped me out and the posters to others questions that also provided the insight needed to complete my game.
I wouldn't have been able to finish it without this forum.
the game is finished and available from my site
and should be activated on getjar.com anytime soon too.
The game is freeware, written in J2ME and I managed to finish it in just 2 weeks (had to learn java in that time too!).
Thanks again and enjoy.