Flipper Critters DS Announced
If it's as fun as it is colorful...
Zen Studios revealed today a new title currently in development for the Nintendo DS, called Flipper Critters. Set within a vibrant and colorful fantasy world, the game is of the pinball genre and will feature a unique cast of characters along with an assortment of challenging arcade mini-games.
Doing away with the standard pinball tables, players will visit a wide range of areas and landscapes throughout the course of the game, including towns, valleys, castles, and even the moon.
The dual screens of the Nintendo system will be used primarily for display purposes, branching out the vertical play area across both screens (see pictures here). During the game, players will make use of the control pad, the touch screen, and at some points even the microphone for a uniquely varied play experience.
At different segments in the game, the strange inhabitants of Flipper Critters will make an appearance and offer the player some aid. Reaching new areas of the map may require the completion of various quests challenged by the characters.
Flipper Critters on the Nintendo DS is currently planned for a release sometime in the next several months, as the company seeks out a publisher. Until then, check out the first screens of the game on our media page.