Empire Cuties

Ingenious puzzler announced for PlayStation 2

Empire have today announced that they are planning to launch a brand new puzzle game on the PlayStation 2, named Kuri Kuri Mix. Mix is a unique, fast-paced, platform puzzler in which you control two cute little characters called Chestnut and Cream, who are on a mission to find the moon. Please bear with us. The game, despite the slightly disturbing back-story actually sounds fairly ingenious. In the single player mode you simultaneously control C & C using both analogue sticks in conjunction with one another, helping you to overcome various obstacles and puzzles. The example given in the press release is of a makeshift cartoon catapult using a tree, where Cream pins the tree down, allowing Chestnut to load it with the necessary projectile. Mix will also offer a multiplayer mode for two or four players (by way of two players sharing a controller), who will each control one character (more are to be announced, obviously), and will have to work with one another to overcome puzzles, against the clock. There will be plenty of pitfalls along the way and time penalties for standing still. Although only Chestnut and Cream will be accessible at first, eight other characters will be included along the way, with ten cartoon-like worlds in total including Jungle and Water worlds. The idea seems to be to catch both the adult and youngun markets in one fell swoop, with cute, cuddly characters for the littluns and multiplayer mayhem for the adults. Either way, from this writer's perspective, it's a "Disney's Chipmunks" simulation, and that's good enough to pick up on my nostalgia. Related Feature - Kuri Kuri Mix Screenshots

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One day son, this 'ere moon, it'll be ours!

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