Archive for June 20, 2007

Shaggy's Weekly Review – Ataxx by Leland

June 20, 2007

This week’s review is going to cover another somewhat obscure but very fun arcade title called Ataxx. I am actually trying to secure a cabinet of this game for myself as I have played it quite a bit at a local arcade. As usual pics throughout the review are clickable and there is more to read after the break. 

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Ataxx by Leland

Players: 1-2

Introduction

It’s a battle of wits against the computer or a friend in this addictive yet forgotten puzzle game from Leland Games! Take over the board by filling it up with your blobs and take over blobs from other players! There is no storyline, but strategy puzzle games like this don’t need them!

Gameplay

Ataxx is a rather interesting puzzle game that has been all but forgotten by time. The object of the game is to take over the board, which is divided into a 7×7 tiled grid. You must take over the board by placing your colored blobs onto the squares. To do this, simply select your blue or red blob (which will be in one of the corners) and then choose one of the tiles right next to your blob. This will ‘clone’ your blob onto the next tile, taking it over. You can also make your blobs jump one tile over if necessary. Each player will take a turn in movement and strategy comes into place where you can take over the opposite players blobs by placing one of yours right next to it. In fact, with the right move you can change several of your opponent’s blobs in one turn by making the right placement – but be careful not to leave a space open to where the opponent can then take over more of yours. The game ends when all of the tiles on the board are occupied and the winner is determined by who has the most tiles occupied with their blobs.

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Shaggy’s Weekly Review – Ataxx by Leland

June 20, 2007

This week’s review is going to cover another somewhat obscure but very fun arcade title called Ataxx. I am actually trying to secure a cabinet of this game for myself as I have played it quite a bit at a local arcade. As usual pics throughout the review are clickable and there is more to read after the break. 

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marqataxx.jpg 

Ataxx by Leland

Players: 1-2

Introduction

It’s a battle of wits against the computer or a friend in this addictive yet forgotten puzzle game from Leland Games! Take over the board by filling it up with your blobs and take over blobs from other players! There is no storyline, but strategy puzzle games like this don’t need them!

Gameplay

Ataxx is a rather interesting puzzle game that has been all but forgotten by time. The object of the game is to take over the board, which is divided into a 7×7 tiled grid. You must take over the board by placing your colored blobs onto the squares. To do this, simply select your blue or red blob (which will be in one of the corners) and then choose one of the tiles right next to your blob. This will ‘clone’ your blob onto the next tile, taking it over. You can also make your blobs jump one tile over if necessary. Each player will take a turn in movement and strategy comes into place where you can take over the opposite players blobs by placing one of yours right next to it. In fact, with the right move you can change several of your opponent’s blobs in one turn by making the right placement – but be careful not to leave a space open to where the opponent can then take over more of yours. The game ends when all of the tiles on the board are occupied and the winner is determined by who has the most tiles occupied with their blobs.

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Sega's Dynamite Deka EX has a website

June 20, 2007

I love a good brawling game and when I heard the news of a new brawler coming from Sega, I was excited. It was a little disappointing to see that it’s on old Naomi hardware instead of Lindbergh, but at least that means it’ll be cheap. In fact according to am-net, it’s only $123 so if you have a Naomi cabinet/board, it won’t set you back too much. Also according to Am-Net, it’s set for a release on 7/4 in Japan (coinopexpress lists it as 7/31). From initial reports it seems to play just like the other 3D brawlers Sega has made (Die Hard Arcade, Dynamite Deka) but you can change costumes. So far the website is pretty slim but hopefully that will change once the game is released.

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Sega’s Dynamite Deka EX has a website

June 20, 2007

I love a good brawling game and when I heard the news of a new brawler coming from Sega, I was excited. It was a little disappointing to see that it’s on old Naomi hardware instead of Lindbergh, but at least that means it’ll be cheap. In fact according to am-net, it’s only $123 so if you have a Naomi cabinet/board, it won’t set you back too much. Also according to Am-Net, it’s set for a release on 7/4 in Japan (coinopexpress lists it as 7/31). From initial reports it seems to play just like the other 3D brawlers Sega has made (Die Hard Arcade, Dynamite Deka) but you can change costumes. So far the website is pretty slim but hopefully that will change once the game is released.

[Dynamite Deka EX website] [Discuss on the Forum]

Tekken 6 video preview (no sound)

June 20, 2007

I found this on am-net.jp. It’s a short video of Tekken 6 in action but unfortunately it has no sound and it’s a little choppy but it appears to be the effect of the camera recording the video and not the game itself.

[Via Am-Net.jp] [Discuss on the Forum]