This weekend, renowned publisher Atari
has disclosed its Easter lineup
, being one of the first to reveal solid details concerning its upcoming games due for release in Spring. Three games have been announced. Two of them are Nintendo DS exclusives, one of which delivers both aliens and zombies on Nintendo
's dual-screen handheld: Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain
The game's name says it all: Earth is under attack by a horde of alien brains
. Humans are powerless against the vast army of 'brain thingys,' owned by the BIG BRAIN. Mankind's only hope lies within three Teenage Zombies that have arisen from a graveyard disturbed in the invasion. The "undead trio" - as Ignition calls them - "ignores their normal human victims in favour of the pulsing pink brains they see EVERYWHERE."
In simple terms, brains are now their lunch. They soon learn of the BIG BRAIN's existence, which is of course the "ultimate lunch". The Big Brain of course immediately realizes he's "overlooked this 'Super Race' as they're inexplicably resistant to mind control
. Ray-guns are also inefficient against the trio who devours his Brain Thingy Armies "like sweets." The Big Brain then rethinks his plan to go up against The Teenage Zombies!
Players side-scroll through their whole adventure opening up to stylus mini-games, double-screen boss battles and "brain busting puzzle challenges,"
as the official report goes. But here are the main features
of the game:
- Unique Comic Mode which drives the story with an interactive comic book style presentation
- Platform game-play that requires the player to swap between characters to solve levels
- Each character has their own unique abilities to aid them through their adventure
- Mini Games featuring the zombies (or their body parts) using all the Nintendo DS features
- The Big Brain Challenge - a series of quick micro mini games that happen at anytime during gameplay to win or lose against the Big Brain
- ZAPS! (Zombie Assembly Pop-up Screen) - a mini-game where you use collected body parts to quickly create a zombie to regain your "unhealth points"
Teenage Zombies parodies the Zombie genre
, as well as 1950s style Science Fiction
. In some ways, it is quite similar to THQ's Destroy All Humans
. The game is presented in a comic book style featuring panels, dialogue boxes and story telling. Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!, developed by Inlight Entertainment is scheduled for release in the UK this Easter, exclusively for owners of Nintendo's DS.