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Gunpey

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: Q Entertainment, Inc.

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'Gunpey' (NDS/PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2006 @ 12:03 p.m. PST

As lines of various angles climb up the screen, the playerÂ’s objective is to flip the lines, located in squares, to connect them over five columns. Connecting lines from left to right remove the connected row. If an incomplete line reaches the top of the screen, the game is over. With 40 varied backgrounds and stylized music, and two-player multiplayer over wireless ad-hoc connectivity, Gunpey offers a one-of-a-kind puzzle experience.

In homage to the game’s late, legendary creator Gunpei Yokoi, Q Entertainment has finished putting their unique presentational spin on Gunpey, a challenging, fast-paced puzzle title that flaunts mesmerizing visuals, hypnotic grooves and addictive puzzle gameplay. With a variety of challenging modes, unlockable signature skins, multiplayer capabilities and a plethora of original music, Gunpey is a must-have title for all shoppers in the hand-held market this upcoming holiday season.

“While deceptively simple upon first glance, Gunpey offers hardcore gamers a true challenge and surprising depth as their skill level develops,” said Naruo Uchida, Vice President of Localization at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Frenetic gameplay combines seamlessly with Q Entertainment’s trademark visuals and music to create a truly unique, visceral puzzle gaming experience.”

Players will sweat as they rush to explode rows of rapidly ascending lines, flipping squares in five consecutive columns in hopes of connecting a chain. When an incomplete link slips through the player’s grasp and reaches the top of the screen, it is game over. In-game artwork, backgrounds and music never take a backseat as both PSP system and Nintendo DS formats offer completely unique versions of the game, each with its own distinct presentation and soundtrack. The PSP system version of Gunpey will deliver a more sophisticated, techno-futuristic experience, while the Nintendo DS presents a whimsical and lighthearted theme. With 40 varied backgrounds, stylized music, and two-player multiplayer over wireless Ad-Hoc connectivity for the PSP system version, plus the innovative touch screen interface and music composer of the DS version, Q Entertainment’s latest masterpieces are sure to thrill puzzlers this holiday season.

Features:

  • Connect and explode! Lines of various shapes climb up the screen over five columns. You must connect the lines by simply flipping the squares with the lines, top and bottom – how many can you connect? With more than 40 stages, the action is endless!
  • It’s all about your style: There are more than 40 skins and music to choose from, so you can play in your original style.
  • Master the game, beat a friend: Once you master the game in single player as well as the Vs. mode against AI, wireless ad-hoc connectivity allows you to play with a friend. Do you have the moves to be the champion?
  • Need more of a challenge? If the standard mode gets too easy, Super Gunpey will provide you with more challenges for the ultimate game!

Gunpey ships November 14, 2006.


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