Great Games For Kids
(NAPSI)—If your kids are looking for a fun way to spend time with their favorite characters, the latest video games from THQ can provide swashbuckling adventures, “sponge-escapades” and plenty of penguins. Three of this year’s favorite new games are “Puss In Boots,” “SpongeBob Surf & Skate Roadtrip,” and “The Penguins of Madagascar.”
“SpongeBob Surf & Skate Roadtrip”
In this SpongeBob SquarePants game, SpongeBob sets his sights on the nearest beach. Venturing far from Bikini Bottom on their newest fun-in-the-sun sponge-escapades, SpongeBob and friends take to the waves on surfboards and tear up all the gnarliest skateboarding turf with their wildest moves and tricks. On Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, players surf and skate through 12 totally tubular environments as they perfect their boarding skills. There are various customizable boards and seven different challenge modes. Using the built-in camera, players can even snap photos and show off their radical moves. With Nintendo DS/DSi™, players surf and skate across more than 100 maps and carve up 10 snowboarding levels that are unlockable upon completion.
“Puss In Boots”
In “Puss In Boots: The Video Game,” gamers discover just how much swordsmanship, charm and flair one cat can contain, and the game lets players engage in real-time swordplay against an array of fiendish foes. With the game’s motion-based sword-fighting element, players must swing, kick, block and unleash special attacks such as Puss In Boots’ “Claw Frenzy.” True to his nature, Puss will always find the time to serenade a señorita or two with his guitar. Available on Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3 (Move-compatible), Wii™ and Nintendo DS/DSi handheld systems, the game takes players on a wild journey into the past of the legendary hero, long before he met Shrek.
On Kinect for Xbox 360, players can become Puss, stepping into his boots and using full-body motions to fight off banditos.
In the PlayStation Move-compatible version for PlayStation3, players can choose between their trusty controllers or the Move remote, which allows them to engage in motion-based swashbuckling.
With Wii, adventurers use the Wii remote to slash with Puss In Boots’ sword, the Nunchuk to dodge enemy attacks and button combinations to perform special attacks.
On Nintendo DS and DSi handheld systems, the movie’s storyline continues with an all-new plot that finds Puss engaging in dynamic swordfights, flamenco- style dance battles and dozens of other minigames for on-the-go fun.
“The Penguins of Madagascar”
Saving the world from a familiar foe is the subject of “The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns—Again!”
This title has fans playing through three original episodes and interacting with their favorite characters. Players must thwart Dr. Blowhole’s diabolical plan by overcoming obstacles, rescuing friends and conquering unique and hilarious minigames. Success in this superstealth operation relies heavily on each penguin’s capabilities: Skipper’s team formations, Kowalski’s clever inventions, Rico’s explosive tactical weaponry and, of course, Private’s slippery maneuverability.
On Kinect for Xbox 360, fans join Team Penguin as the newest recruit—using their bodies as controllers to react quickly and nimbly navigate hazards and obstacles. With the uDraw GameTablet for Wii, players use their stylus to experience a number of new features unique to the platform.
On PlayStation 3, players lead Team Penguin through complex levels and operations, meet the colorful cast in brilliant high definition, and enjoy hours of replay value with tons of hidden collectibles and wacky minigames.
For on-the-go gamers, the handheld Nintendo DS version lets players find each penguin empowered with three brand-new abilities they must employ to defeat Dr. Blowhole.
For More Information
For more information, visit www.thq.com, www.penguinsofmadagascarvideogame.com and swww.pussinbootsvideogame.com.