We were piqued
by the puzzlish multitasking rhythm gameplay
in Noise Factory's Ontamarama
before its Japanese release as Ontama
. But now that it's being localized
and we may actually have a shot at playing the thing, we've graduated from piqued
to some degree of interest that is a little greater than 'piqued.'
Siliconera's Spencer Yip played Ontamarama
and wrote up a description of the game, which sounds as complicated as ever: it involves first touching a little creature of the correct color, then tapping the D-pad in the direction of a scrolling arrow. We knew that those two components were involved, but didn't know the chronology. We're glad somebody
got to play it and tell us!80Pan
fans take note: this game, for once
, will be keeping the original Japanese music. Is that a good thing? No idea! If it helps, we're pretty sure there was no Avril Lavigne
in the Japanese version.