Rocky, Bullwinkle and gesture controlled microgames

By Spencer . April 14, 2008 . 10:45am

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Zen Studios, best known for Pinball FX, moved on to make a video game with Rocky & Bullwinkle. Boris, Natasha, Peabody and Sherman show up for the collection of microgames. Microsoft doesn’t say how long each game is, but the tasks seem really simple. Wario Ware simple. In one game you place hats in order after Rocky the flying squirrel zooms by. In another you juggle balls with Bullwinkle. One game with Peabody and Sherman has players search the ground for an Ancient Egyptian artifact with Peabody’s likeliness. Players also get to color ladybug’s spots with buckets of pain. Yeah?

 

These games are rudimentary, but Zen Studios is throwing in gesture controls for owners of the Xbox Vision camera. At 800 Microsoft Points ($10), I’m going to pass. Xbox 360 owners that get warm nostalgic memories of "Moose and Squirrel" may feel differently.

 

The other option is a remake of an Atari 2600. Battlezone gets online play and Xbox Vision support so you can see your opponents for 400 Microsoft Points ($5).

 

Images courtesy of Microsoft. 


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