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Jenga Falls Onto Wii & DS

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Atari have today announced that the classic "JENGA!" game is being digitally transferred onto the Wii and DS set for release later this year.

"Atari today announced that it will publish Jenga, based on the world famous wooden block tower building game. Designed to make the most of the innovative control systems on Wii and DS, the game will offer unpredictable, quick-paced, tactical play that combines suspense and risk-taking, where mounting anticipation comes to a crashing climax. Licensed by Pokonobe Associates and developed by Atomic Planet, Jenga for the Nintendo DS and Wii will ship in November 2007.

“Fans of the Jenga family of games will fall in love with this exciting brand all over again,” said Jeremiah Cohn, senior product manager, Atari, Inc. “We are thrilled to deliver this timeless and renowned game with new variations and surprises for the Nintendo DS and Wii.”

Players of the Wii version can get physical with the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers as they battle to keep the Jenga tower from falling, while on the DS the touch screen provides equally intuitive control of the fast-paced action. Players will experience sophisticated physics, and a multitude of game-play options (single and multiplayer). The game will contain all the fun, intensity and challenge of the original boxed game with a wealth of exciting new enhancements, power-ups and twists that are possible only in the videogame world. Simple to learn and fun to play, Jenga promises great entertainment for all ages."

But will it actually work? We'll find out in a few months..

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Masterless

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Masterless said:

The Wii doesn't always have the most accurate controls so it will intestersting as you say to see if it will work. And considering the force that the tower in real life holds back it will be hard to implement the game as the original.

Also it shouldn't work too well or it would become a matter of knowing how to remove a block within the game engine and the only way to lose would be to remove a vital structural point.

I can't believe I wrote all that about Jenga..

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