Our Nintendo 3DS is proving to be a really popular addition to the technology in our household. Freddy has recently discovered the joys of the Pokedex and the audio recording function of our 3DS and he has some serious fun with both.
However, there is a new game that has taken over as current 3DS favourite, ever since we were sent Freakyforms Deluxe Your Creations, Alive! to try out.
This unique and eccentric game allows players to use their imagination to create their own funky and freaky creatures called 'formees' and bring them to life. Freakyforms is an expansion of a popular downloadable software title and brings a host of new features to the game.
Formees are created on a drawing board where many shapes, body parts and colours can be picked and the creations can be customised with wings or wheels. This was quite easy to do and Freddy loved making quirky characters with numerous limbs and embellishments!
Once created, the formee transfers into a side-scrolling platform game to explore the customisable planet and complete quests. On your travels you get to eat fruit, collect coins and explore dungeons where perilous tasks lead to hidden jewels. New abilities called 'special actions' can be unlocked giving your formee more scope for personalisation. You have to fight other formees along the way and defeat the final boss.
The full touch screen controls let you get as creative as you like and allows your imagination to run wild! Freddy and Ella really enjoyed designing the formees and playing with their crazy character. It is really nice to have the control over the designs of the game making it a really personalised experience. It really does provide hours of fun for all ages! Even though Freddy can't play the platform element of the game independently, he can create a three legged, four eyed wing formee to be proud of!!
***For the first time, you can now also showcase your formees with other Nintendo 3DS users in multiplayer mode, in addition to sharing them over StreetPass, or via QR Codes which can also be used to import a formee into the game. If you fancy getting even closer to the little creatures, watch them come to life in front of your very own eyes using the “?” AR Card. Freakyforms Deluxe Your Creations, Alive! also comes with the option of utilising Download Play so if you wish to play with a friend who doesn’t own the game then they will be able to join in with the creative fun.
The game launches on the same day as the Nintendo 3DS XL which has a 90% bigger screen, which is July 28th 2012! Priced at £19.99 it is a great buy which will provide a lot of fun for all the family. Whether you prefer the designing or the gaming, there is something to keep everyone amused!