Way back in March in North America our pals at Nintendo published a cheeky WiiWare title by the name of Bonsai Barber. The game was quite unique as you get the chance to try out your skills as a barber on a bunch of willing vegetables. Sure, it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but we found something quite therapeutic about tending to the fashion needs of a cactus cowboy and it scored an impressive 8/10 in our review.
What makes the Bonsai Barber even more interesting is that it was developed by Zoonami who are based in Cambridge, UK. You’d be forgiven for not recognising that name, but you might be more interested when you learn that Martin Hollis the director and producer of the critically acclaimed N64 GoldenEye 007 is the CEO of said studio. From one of the world’s most treasured FPS games to a hairdressing sim, quite a change of pace Martin!
If you happen to live in Europe you will get your chance to try out this intriguing little game when it hits the WiiWare service this coming Friday (7th Aug). To celebrate the guys at Zoonami recently had a launch party in the garden of one of Cambridge’s exclusive colleges. Thankfully the weather turned out nice and a good time was had by all. The ‘Reg Wedge’ giant carrot cake was a great hit and apparently there is still a lot left over for the guys at Zoonami to polish off during the upcoming weeks. Martin is the chap standing up in the first photo by the way.
So Euro friends, will you be picking up Bonsai Barber on Friday?