Nintendo DS: Just Slide


Famitsu magazine has revealed a new game for the Nintendo DS, called Slide Adventure: Mag Kid. In it, Mag Kid uses magnetic powers to attract objects to him, which can be used to solve puzzles throughout the game. What makes this game unique, though? Why, the bundled “slide controller” of course!

Using a peripheral that plugs into the GBA slot of your DS, you sit the entire contraption on a table or other flat platform and slide your DS around. The game will detect your movements and translate them into in-game actions. You’ll be able to charge into enemies to paralyze them, attach them to your magnetic leash, and use their powers to your advantage. If you’ve played Pokémon Ranger, it’s what this reminds me of. Based on whatever enemies you capture and add to your string, you can use different types of powers to solve different types of puzzles or defeat various types of enemies.

Forget the next generation of handhelds, Nintendo is adding motion sensing now with Slide Adventure: Mag Kid. The game is scheduled for release in Japan on August 2nd.


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