Wednesday, December 09, 2009

PSP 1 Million Ton no Barabara - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the early days of the video gaming trade, Taito concocted a coin-op titled QIX which was a strategic puzzle game. By maneuvering a little diamond-shaped ship, players drew lines to construct 2D boxes and rectangles in order to build up a conglomeration of structures. The goal was to box in a little electrical monster called "Qix." It wasn't really a monster in the classical sense but we call most adversaries, "monster" to demonize them and make them worthy of destruction.

After viewing the footage for Sony's 1 Million Ton no Barabara, we saw that it was the reversal of Qix. Instead of building up structures to defeat a monster ala Qix, players command a motley cadre of heroes to saw, sever, and break a monstrous battleship apart. Since beastly battleships won't die at the hands of a few ragtag warriors without a fight, they'll strike back with firepower, ordnance, and arachnid-like creatures that scurry in hot pursuit. The heroes ramble around the surface of the ship with their saws to split the craft apart and when danger nears, they can hunker down in a shielded position to blunt attacks. The visual style of the game may be described as "quirky" and "whimsical" with a dash of "quaint" thrown in just to be comprehensive. Preorders are welcome to ship on February 18, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS. Early reservations will ship with a bonus 1- Million Ton no Barabara T-shirt that's being given away by Sony in 50% ratio.

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