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Egomania (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2002 @ 9:45 p.m. PST

Kemco's Egomania (developed by UK's Hotgen Studios) for the Gameboy Advance is scheduled to be released end of March. A Playstation2 versio is also expected by no specific date is set/known as of yet.

Catch'em! Rotate them! Place them! And Up, Up, Up!

"Eggo Mania" has all you need for fun: Falling blocks, a time limit, a competition mode, rising water, and Eggos! The Eggos, eight (plus secret ones) egg-shaped heroes, catch the blocks, rotate them, and use them to build towers on little islands. Their aim is to escape the rising water and to be the first one to reach the goal far above. A wild race begins, and it is a lot of fun thanks to the many weapons, funny characters, and a lot of items. This game is also designed to show you what a Game Boy Advance really can do: we use all the tricks! Witness rain and lighting effects, gas bubbles, and a beautifully presented and animated backdrop for each level. You can play "Eggo Mania" head-to-head with just one cartridge by using a Game Boy Advanced Game Link cable, or against a computer controlled opponent in single player mode.

Five modes are included in "Eggo Mania"

  • 1 Player mode against computer opponent.
  • Break the Highscore.
  • Fight against the clock.
  • Break the other tower in Bomb mode.
  • 2 Player mode with one cartridge.

How To Play

"Eggo Mania" presents the classic gaming experience: Easy to understand, easy to learn, hard to master.The Eggos catch blocks falling down from the upper part of the screen. These blocks are rotated and used to build a solid tower. Only one block can be held at a time. The goal is to reach the balloon that hovers high in the air. But if the tower is not solid, rising water from below will wash away the rocks.

 

Items & Dangers

Next to the opponent player, many monsters try to break your tower or push your Eggo in the water. But with one of the five items is it possible to win: Shoes let you jump higher, cement fills the holes, bombs and hammers do bad things to enemy towers, and a flash will kick the opponent in the blue. But there is also environmental hazard. The player can be catched in gas bubbles and will be attacked by bees, birds, and hungry fish.

The Development Team
The HotGen Studios are a development team founded by Fergus McGovern in 1998. McGovern also founded the legendary team Probe and has more than 18 years experience in the game industry. Today, over 70 people are working hard with HotGen on interactive entertainment titles for the most popular video game platforms of today and tomorrow. For more information please see the HotGen website.

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