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'Wallace & Gromit' (PS2/Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 11:03 p.m. PST

In 'Wallace & Gromit' players will rescue young animals from the clutches of mischievous monkeys and thwart Feathers McGraw's twisted and diabolical plan for total zoo domination. Set in an immersive 3D world, the player is cast as Gromit and is challenged to solve puzzles and locate keys in order to rescue the young animals. Machine parts, located throughout the game's many testing levels, must also be gathered so that the ever-inventive Wallace can create a marvellous contraption with which to deal the final knockout blow to the dastardly Feathers and his vile plans. Check out the new load of Xbox and PS2 screens ...

Wallace & Gromit (for PS2, GameCube, Xbox and PC) is an arcade platform adventure where the player has to liberate the zoo from the evil clutches of the maniacal penguin “Feathers”. Feathers wants to make diamonds - lots of diamonds, and he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his dream.

The crazy penguin has incarcerated all the baby animals in order to persuade their parents to do his bidding and manufacture gems using the incredible diamond-o-matic. Wallace & Gromit know what Feathers is up to and have developed an elaborate plan to infiltrate his domain. And so the indomitable duo constructs the integral part of their scheme, the Trojan Penguin.

When the giant wooden bird is placed at the zoo gates, Feathers’ narcissistic personality embraces the 30-foot tribute and makes it the zoo centerpiece. Unbeknownst to Feathers, Wallace and Gromit reside in the Trojan Penguin and straight from the claymation shows, their room is complete with the standard lamp and armchair. At night the pair can start their amazing adventure…

Playstation 2

KEY FEATURES

  • Charge through the game as the resourceful and adventurous Gromit, with Wallace never far behind to offer amusing, if sometimes dubious, hints.
  • Race through five enormous action packed levels (with 24 sub levels and mini arcade games) covering eight different ‘animal houses’ in the zoo.
  • Bursting with inventions designed to challenge the mind and fill every level with fast paced fun including: the Porridge Gun, Coal Flinger, Banana Launcher and Knitting Machine.
  • Build contraptions invented by Wallace to aid your journey such as ‘Springy Boots’, ‘Mine Cart’, ‘Toboggan’ and ‘Gyrocopter’.
  • Bamboozle your way past Feathers’ army of zookeepers, henchmen and mischievous monkeys!
  • Take full advantage of the next generation consoles’ capabilities using high poly count, multi-texturing, fogging, environment-mapping, lighting, shadowing and depth of field.
  • Spot the parodies; dozens of scenes containing well-known adaptations of movie/game elements to add to the humor.
  • Master tons of special moves from Gromit, including head spins, back flips and the ‘sneaking’ moves.

Xbox

Release Date: October 2003


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