Puzzle fans, rejoice! A new puzzle game will be heading your way,
regardless of your system of choice! Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness
will be released for the Gamecube, Playstation 2, Xbox, and Game Boy
Advance later this year courtesy of HotGen Studios and Kemco.
As you can guess from the title, Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness
is…wait for it…a puzzle game featuring eggs! (duh…) You’re
given the opportunity to choose between several uniquely designed
egg characters, ranging from an "average" egg to ones in
tin suits, jester hats, and even a deviled egg (complete with horns,
get it?…OK, the joke sucks. What did you expect from a game with a
title like this?).
OK, here’s the deal. I doubt there’s anybody on the planet
who hasn’t played some variation of Tetris at this point in
history, so y’all should have no trouble with Egg Mania.
The gimmick? Instead of destroying blocks, you’ll be building
blocks (ooohhhh). The purpose being, to build a tower of sorts so
you can reach the top of a preexisting tower (or hot air-balloon)
before the evil mysterious rising water level floods you. There can’t
be any gaps in your little tower of blocks, or the rising water
destroys your level (and presumably, you end up hard boiled…get
it? OKAY, already, I KNOW it sucks…sheesh…). Single blocks can
be used to fill in those nasty little holes in the structure and
prevent it from collapsing. To make the game more interesting, you
have to collect falling blocks and toss them into your desired
locations, while watching out for flying birds and other obstacles
that block your aim and steal blocks from you. When playing in two
player "bomb" mode, the game gets even more dicey. In this
mode, your opponent can toss bombs at you (duh) in hopes of blowing
up your tower of blocks or knocking you off the building. Of course,
what goes around comes around. But watch out: if you toss your bomb
too early, your opponent can throw it back at you causing your own
structure to blow up.
Like most puzzle games, Egg Mania is rendered with classic
2D sprites, and can be best described as cute, colorful, and bright
(like you were expecting any different?). This might be a good game
to give that annoying little brat who won’t eat his breakfast, and
show him just how much fun eggs can be.
Egg Mania includes modes for single player and a two player
versus (including the aforementioned 2 player Bomb Mode), as well as
an eight player tournament mode. Unfortunately, the tournament only
offers two player round robin format, so "eight player
tournament" is a bit of a misnomer. Still in all, there are
nine modes of play in Egg Mania, which should keep the
average egg lover protein enriched (if not cholesterol-free).
Kemco will be releasing Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness this
September. If you’re a puzzle fan, you probably wouldn’t want to
pass on this one.