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'Gumby vs. the Astrobots' (GBA) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Gumby vs. the Astrobots has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. A lighthearted platforming adventure, Gumby vs. the Astrobots places classic Gumby characters in an original storyline to foil the plans of the pesky Blockheads.

Gumby's closest friends, Pokey, Prickle and Goo are in trouble in "Gumby vs. the Astrobots," and only the good-hearted green hero can rescue them. Kidnapped by the Blockheads and their cohorts, the nefarious Astrobots, Gumby must travel through a variety of Book Worlds, including the Old West, North Pole and Planet Astrobot to release them. Along the way, Gumby will utilize his special clay abilities, such as morphing, stretching and bouncing to save the day and rescue his friends. The game even features original visuals and sound effects from the classic television series for the most authentic Gumby experience outside of the small screen.

"We should all hope to be as active and vibrant at 50 as Gumby is," said Jeff Lujan, business director at Namco Hometek, Inc. "We've packed as much Gumby content into the game as possible, with a classic selection of characters and environments, an original storyline and spectacular clay abilities for Gumby fans of all ages."

Gumby recently celebrated his 50th birthday in grand fashion, with a celebrity-filled celebration in San Francisco, including a performance from the chart topping band (and Gumby fans), Smash Mouth. The icon is also the focus of an ongoing exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York. Gumby and the Art of Stop-Motion Animation features a daily demonstration on an actual Gumby set of stop-motion techniques pioneered by Gumby creator Art Clokey.

Developed exclusively for the Game Boy Advance, the game is rated E for Everyone and carries a suggested retail price of $19.99.

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