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'Gumby vs. the Astrobots' (GBA) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 28, 2005 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT

Namco announced today that Gumby vs. the Astrobots has gone gold for the GBA. A unique side-scrolling platformer featuring classic Gumby characters and environments, Gumby vs. the Astrobots will be bouncing to stores this August.

In "Gumby vs. the Astrobots", the scheming Blockheads have joined forces with the dreadful Astrobots to kidnap Gumby's friends. Players will utilize Gumby's special morphing powers and stretchy skills to save Pokey, Prickle and Goo, who have been hidden in books throughout Toyland. Gumby's quest will take gamers through a variety of book worlds, including the Old
West, North Pole and Planet Astrobot, and will even feature original visuals and sound effects from the classic television series.

2005 marks Gumby's 50th anniversary of delighting fans and foiling the pesky Blockheads with his clay friends. Gumby's golden anniversary is marked by an ongoing exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, Gumby and the Art of Stop-Motion Animation, featuring a daily demonstration of stop-motion techniques on an actual Gumby set. In addition, Gumby's
birthday will be celebrated in style with a celebrity-filled birthday bash in San Francisco this August.

"Gumby fans will be able to enjoy the same stretchy abilities as their green clay friend in 'Gumby vs. the Astrobots,'" said Jeff Lujan, business director at Namco Hometek Inc. "We are celebrating Gumby's 50th birthday in grand fashion with a game that features an original Gumby adventure with all of his closest friends."

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