Nintendo’s Art Style series continues with another elegant and simple little game called Rotozoa. Reminding us both of the PlayStation 3 game flOw and the classic arcade game Snake, Rotozoa asks you to grow an organism’s tentacles by absorbing floating “goo bugs.” Your amoeba has two sides: red and yellow. The red side collects red bugs, and the yellow collects yellow bugs. Each bug collected extends the tentacle by one piece and every stage has a quota that needs to be met psp games.
But cause a tentacle to collide with the wrong colored goo bug and the tentacle will break off at the point of collision. Obviously, the longer your arms get the more difficult it is to avoid the bugs. Herein lies the predicament. Your tentacles will bend and sway with your movement, a feature that can both aid and impair you. The first two levels are a piece of cake, but things start getting tricky in level three.
Every so often you’ll see an item float by ? this is the Cyclone. Pick it up and you’ll be able to charge up a devastating attack that will render you invincible for a short time.
Rotozoa is played with the Wii remote held horizontally. The D-pad moves your organism while the 1 and 2 buttons rotate it counter-clockwise and clockwise (hence the game’s title).
Typical to the Art Style series, Rotozoa has a striking aesthetic. Set in a primordial ooze, microbes float airily in the background while you move about collecting and avoiding strange creatures. The stuttery electronic soundtrack also caught our ear.
Beyond the regular game there is also Snake mode, no doubt an allusion to that early arcade game mentioned before. Here you have just one white tentacle and your goal is to grow it as long as you can over increasingly thick waves of bugs.
Art Style: Rotozoa is set to launch this spring and seems to be another fine offering to Nintendo’s series of modest, quirky games.