Friday, April 24, 2009

Games Played 04/22/2009


Incredible Crisis (2000)
Developer: Polygon Magic, Inc.
Platform: PlayStation
Purchase Date: 09/08/2001

You need this relaxing exercise because the rest of the day will be very, very taxing indeed.

Incredible Crisis is basically a collection of 24 randomly varied mini-games. What makes it very special is the way all of these mini-games are scattered across the game's totally wacky story mode. Here's the premise: you get to control all of the individual members of the Taneo family as they each struggle, and I mean STRUGGLE, to get back home safely to celebrate Grandma's birthday. Grandma even insisted that they all come home early for the celebration. The death-defying scenarios they encounter are hilarious, even when some of the mini-games are just too unforgiving. You will be hooked from the start with the first mini-game: a rhythm action dancing/exercise routine that soon leads to an Indiana Jones-inspired boulder chase before a heart-stopping elevator ride from hell. The mini-games can be played individually after they are unlocked through the story mode but playing them separately like that is no fun because they become totally out of context. It's worth repeating playing the story mode just for the zaniness of it all.

LIBRARY STATUS: 4 out of 5

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