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Kemco Releases Two
September
23, 2002

Japanese publisher and developer Kemco has shipped Egg Mania and Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness. The addictive pick-up-and-play action-puzzle game was developed by HotGen Studios Limited for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube video game system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft and will hit retail outlets nationwide with an SRP of $39.99. Egg Mania hits stores on the Game Boy® Advance with an SRP of $29.99.

In the Egg Mania series, players strive to be the quickest to build a tower out of falling blocks.  While facing challenges such as rising moat water, wobbling towers and harmful enemies, players must keep building to prevent from drowning.  Players must also maintain stability on the towers to avoid falling while using quickness and efficiency to advance towards the top of the board.

“We made the Egg Mania series to be quick, pick-up-and-play fun.  We never anticipated people picking it up and not being able to put it down!” said Glenn Halseth, vice president of sales and marketing for Kemco.  “Egg Mania has the fun, addictive gameplay of a sure-to-be classic game.”

The original animation action spans more than five different backdrops, including a haunted house, jungle, fairground, prehistoric volcanoes and beneath the skies of Arabian nights.
Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness can be played as a single player game and support up to eight players via tournament mode, while handheld version can be played with two players via a GBA cable link.    

ABOUT THE EGG MANIA SERIES
Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness is a game that evolves around the concept of racing to build towers from randomly falling blocks while avoiding nasty foes and rising moat water. The game delivers an amazing array of customisable options for balanced gameplay and optimum challenge and includes dozens of new characters and modes that offer puzzle game depth and replay value.  Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness will ship in September 2002 for the PlayStation®2, Xbox and GameCube video game systems. Egg Mania ships in September 2002 for Game Boy® Advance.    

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Japanese publisher and developer, Kemco, announced Boulder Dash® EX for Nintendo GameBoy® Advance is now available at retail outlets nationwide.  Developed by Vision Works, this addictive action-puzzle game is based on the popular coin-op arcade classic, which delivers an exciting storyline with superb graphics and amazing new features. Boulder Dash® EX is rated E for Everyone and has an SRP of $29.99.  

"Boulder Dash ® EX combines ingenuity with stunning graphics and fun gameplay,” says Glenn Halseth, vice president of sales and marketing for Kemco. “The game’s outstanding visuals, innovative features and captivating images will drive GBA owners deeper into the world of Boulder Dash ® EX with each mission, immersing them in their role as an explorer searching for buried treasure.”

Set in the present, Boulder Dash ® EX casts players into the role of an inquisitive explorer who discovers a hidden cave leading to the remains an ancient culture.  Players must choose from two different modes of gameplay to explore the six different worlds and 185 game levels, while searching for hidden treasures and defending themselves against blood-sucking bats, poisonous scorpions and a plethora of other monsters.  The objective of Boulder Dash ® EX is to collect all of the jewels in each area in order to advance to the next level.  Boulder Dash ® EX includes an original scaling and rotation capability previously unattainable on any portable game system, which allows players to play the game in a top-down perspective, which can then be scaled and rotated at the player’s leisure.  With anime-style cut scenes found between levels and a multiplayer option that allows up to four players to link up and play together, Boulder Dash ® EX delivers two games for the price of one, featuring the retro classic game and an updated version of the classic with new graphics, sound and challenges.

Written By: Jared Black

 



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