Stupid Invaders Preview
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Gaming industry pundits always seem eager to declare the adventure game genre dying or already dead, but ironically it seems that this tradition area of gaming is producing more titles than ever. While the name of Stupid Invaders by UbiSoft may make the game seem a tough sell, the charming graphics and somewhat ripe humor of this upcoming title won the heart of EuroGamer.
In the tradition of the LucasArts adventures such as Sam & Max, Stupid Invaders is an animated 2D adventure with a large cast of characters and over 2,000 lines of spoken dialog. The previewer seemed pretty taken with the title, and compared it (among other references) to American cartoon show Ren and Stimpy in humor and colorful look. Here is an excerpt:
But lets back track a little. What the heck is Stupid Invaders? Obviously itís a point-and-click adventure game, but this is no ordinary adventure title. It involves the plight of four aliens whose spaceship has crash-landed on Earth. Sadly for them their options for escape are narrowed significantly when three of them are kidnapped, leaving just our hero, an orange alien who looks rather like a disproportionate jellybean.The preview is accompanied by many screen shots, and examples of actual gameplay. Stupid Invaders is due for Mac, PC and Dreamcast by this Christmas.
Also rather unfortunately for them (and as the gameís name infers), theyíre a teensy bit dim. Apparently the application process for space travel isnít quite as rigorous elsewhere in the universe as it is here. Ho-hum. Because our friend is somewhat daunted by his surroundings (and of course the wrong side of smart) your guidance is very useful, and by making use of the objects and creatures around you, you must rescue your crew and flee the planet back to safety, avoiding the many bounty hunters on your trail as you do.
Stupid Invaders Preview at EuroGamer
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