I just recently had a chance to sit down and have a go at the Metroid Prime: Hunters DS game demo that will be included with the Nintendo DS at launch next week. It is only one week away yet it seems like forever. First and foremost the game looks amazing. The little DS screen looks 10X better then the screen on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP system.
The demo I played for Metroid Prime: Hunters DS had the game map at the top screen and the game itself at the bottom screen. I used a few control styles but found that using the stylus with my right hand while using the D-pad to move around was by far the easiest. Many of you may feel different about that but thankfully there are many options to change the control type. The game uses both screens for cinema scenes. Samus is shown in full body with both screens. Its very cool. I hope more developers use the double screen for video and other things. It really shows what the system can do.
I started out in a level walking and shooting at these globs of goo. I used the stylus to fire and it was very easy. I also help the stylus to the bottom screen and used it to look around. You can look up and down, basically anywhere you want to look. It was just pulled off very easy with this control scheme. You can also morph into a ball and roll around. But basically I spent most of my tile looking around at the level, noting the nice graphic detail. The game looks like it’s bigger sister (come on, Samus is a girl so I have to give her props) on the Nintendo GameCube system. If you are anal then you will complain about the slight textures when you move in real close to a wall. The game is on a small screen and it looks pretty awesome.
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Hunters DS has a one player demo and also multiplayer levels. You will get to actually go head to head with others in this demo to see just what all of the hype is. You can race around shooting at other Samus in the multiplayer levels. This is where the fun begins. When this game is released on Sunday you and your friends will be able to have a go at one of the best multiplayer games on a portable system to date. A click can be made at the website to know about SSD methods. An option of multiplayer can be there to have potential benefits at the platform. Understanding of the concept is excellent at the platform and the selection of portable game can be there to have more benefits.
Well my fellow Nintendo fans, The Nintendo DS is only days away. On Sunday you will all be able to get your hands on this great new system from Nintendo. Trust me, this system kicks ass. And I will have reviews up of the many release titles that will hit store shelves. From Super Mario 64 DS to Spider Man 2 DS. If Sunday seems too far away, then head out to your local Best Buy or EB Games store. They have demo’s set up for the Nintendo DS. You can go there and check out Metroid Prime: Hunters DS as well as Pictochat. Check it out!