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The Fancy Pants Adventures review: Jaunty roads

The Fancy Pants Adventures is probably the first game that's based -- not deliberately -- on a single movie scene. When I see Fancy Pants Man, the game's scribbled but charming protagonist, I see Tom Cruise sliding down the hall in his underwear. This entire game feels extrapolated from that icon...

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Fancy Pants Adventures preview: Getting those fancy pants dirty

Fancy Pants Adventures started life as a well-received Flash game, and was on show in its downloadable XBLA/PSN incarnation at EA's "Spring Showcase" event last week in NYC. Fancy Pants -- the game's main man -- isn't much in the way of size; he's a stick figure with a pair of sweet orange pants ...

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NintendoWare Weekly: WiiWare demos, Pokemon Rumble, Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures

This week, we get our first taste of Nintendo's new WiiWare demos. Surprisingly, it didn't take Nintendo that long to flip the switch for North America, considering the company revealed the long-overdue feature -- and day-one annoyance -- only earlier this month. And on top of the free trial version...

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NyxQuest takes to American skies next Monday

click to enlargeNyxQuest, the WiiWare sidescroller once known as Icarian: Kindred Spirits, will be out next Monday, August 10, according to a release from developer Over the Top Games, at a cost of 1,000 Wii Points. We've actually had prior notice about at least one of each week's WiiWare releases...

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PSA: Icarian: Kindred Spirits is now NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits

Icarian: Kindred Spirits, the side-scrolling WiiWare platformer released in Europe last week (and due in North America any old time), will now be known as NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits. The company has launched a new website for the game, which will be identical in every way except the title. The title ...

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UK Club Nintendo adds extra incentive to Icarian purchase

Club Nintendo in the UK is offering members something beyond the usual trade-for-points bonuses. The first hundred registered Club Nintendo members to purchase a copy of Icarian: Kindred Spirits on WiiWare will receive a copy of the game's soundtrack. The lucky hundred will receive (hopefully a link...

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Icarian: Kindred Spirits trailer flies high

Despite flying under the radar (but also presumably too close to the sun), Icarian: Kindred Spirits looks totally great. Developer Over the Top Games sent us this new trailer, featuring pretty locations (especially for WiiWare) and promising gameplay. Icarian is a motion-controlled sidescrolling pl...

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