Sony is preparing for the second round, Konamis U-Move misses the mark, even THQ and Buena Vista are launching their own posts—we’re talking about the flood eye toy-Minigame collections. Even Sega doesn’t want to miss that Superstars bring up a weighty argument: Instead of conjuring up anonymous cartoon figures on the screen, you kick them eye toy-versions of various company classics and -highlights – partly you can expect almost 1:1 conversions of the models, sometimes the elements serve as a hook for fresh ideas.
In twelve mini-games you try your best on several levels of difficulty: House of the Dead (beats zombies off screen) Virtua Striker (heads footballs at targets) and Virtua Fighter (duels you with Akira & Co.) are not a little reminiscent of related disciplines at Sony’s forefather EyeToy: Play. Crazy Taxi again, the only format that relies on the built-in camera microphone: draw the driver’s attention to you with the largest possible faxes and loud yelling – not a task for the quiet night.
While conducting Sonic in a frantic run through a glass tunnel using hand signals or Billy Hatcher is quite easy when rolling eggs Nights (flies through floating rings) and Super Monkey Ball (rolls over bananas lying around) Sensitivity: You see yourself displayed in a small window at the top and influence the inclination and speed with the position of your hands.
In ChuChu Rocket you control trapdoors to save mice or to throw cats into the abyss Super Puyo Pop you have to use your full body to guide the bulging lumps into pots of the right color. Space Channel 5 and Friend’s Samba After all, they are closely based on the namesake: by waving your hand at the right moment, you perform dance movements or maracca rattles.
With every game you earn gold rings, which you use in turn in the Chao Garden: There you can not only stroke and hug a cuddly cuddly animal, but also buy him food and toys with the capital gained.