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Under The Skin

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games...

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'Under the Skin' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2004 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT

When residents of Planet Trick turn three they must head towards a different galactic star for ‘trick training.' These underlings are not allowed to return home until they have reached mischief maturity and have achieved victory over their cunning rivals who happen to occupy the same planet they have chosen to inhabit. In Under the Skin, players take on the role of Cosmi who is an impish alien embarking on the road to adulthood. If growing up wasn’t hard enough, Cosmi has taken upon himself to choose the farthest and most dangerous planet to wreak havoc onto its barbaric creatures, Earth. Can our resident alien pass through his training on Earth unscathed and return home to a hero’s welcome?

 

Equipped with a special ray gun, gamers can scan and absorb the DNA of anyone they target. With this genetic information, Cosmi can take the form and attributes of anyone he’s zapped. For example while in human form he can sing a song only dogs could appreciate, causing those nearby to drop coins that must be collected. Catch them all as these coins are what Cosmi and his enemies are being judged on in order to return home. But beware; causing such disruption puts Cosmi in danger of being caught and having his true alien identity revealed.

Features:

  • Diverse stages to cause mischief - Explore various environments on earth to unleash Cosmi’s havoc onto humans including CoCo Town, Pirate Land and Resident Evil Land.
  • Use a special ray gun to help Cosmi pull pranks , absorb human personas and pull various type of high jinx including:
  • Warping to a different location in order to escape panicked mobs
  • Breaking wind behind you
  • Turning humans into giant bowling pins and send them flying by throwing giant bowling balls after them
  • Stylish cel-shaded graphics

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