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DS draws a Point Blank

Stylus 'stead of lightgun.

Namco Bandai's doing a DS version of PlayStation lightgun game Point Blank - and instead of using a lightgun to fire at wacky things, you use your stylus to tap them on the screen.

Due out this summer, the main arcade mode is a four-difficulty-level affair sporting 40 different touch-screen action sequences based on those that made up the arcade and PlayStation games. You'll shoot clay pigeons, aliens, cardboard cut-outs, all sorts.

There's also a wireless multiplayer mode that works using just the one game card, which is something we always like to see, a high-score free-play mode, and a couple of others.

First of these is called Brain Massage, which analyses and offers feedback as you play ("LEFT GO LEFT MORON" etc.), and the other is called Games Museum, and although the wording's a bit ambiguous we reckon it offers new Point Blank stages adapted from Namco's classic coin-ops. Either that or stages from the coin-op - guess we'll see.

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