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Shorts

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Shorts

Shorts is a game developed by Artificial Mind & Movement and published by Majesco for the Nintendo DS game console and revolves around a magical rainbow rock that grants wishes which brings chaos to the peaceful suburbs. Players take on the role of four of their favorite characters from the movie-Toe Thompson, Nose Noseworthy, Loogie Short and Helvetica Black-as they work to return the community of Black Falls to normalcy by fixing wishes-gone-wrong. Each character has his own special jump an…

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Shorts

Shorts is a game developed by Artificial Mind & Movement and published by Majesco for the Nintendo DS game console and revolves around a magical rainbow rock that grants wishes which brings chaos to the peaceful suburbs. Players take on the role of four of their favorite characters from the movie-Toe Thompson, Nose Noseworthy, Loogie Short and Helvetica Black-as they work to return the community of Black Falls to normalcy by fixing wishes-gone-wrong. Each character has his own special jump and unique ability that helps when fighting off a multitude of enemies, including booger monsters, bomb shooting crocodiles; poison spitting snakes, bats and sparking robots. Shorts features 26 levels in three distinct episodes from the feature film. Players can use the stylus to draw temporary platforms to jump on or use as shields to avoid dangerous threats. In addition, collecting enough energy balls lets gamers power special abilities like the alien and wasp hover-jumps, telekinesis super-attack, invincibility, and growth and shrink ray guns for extra sticky situations.

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The game is based on the feature film releasing August 7th. Shorts is written and directed by Robert Rodriguez who also directed The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl and the Spy Kids franchise. The game features 26 re-playable levels in 3 distinct episodes from the movie that take place in a laboratory-like house in the town of Black Falls, a factory, and a castle with a moat Gamers can play as Nose Noseworthy, Loogie Short, Toe Thompson and Helvetica Black, each with their own special jump and unique ability. Gamers navigate themselves through the game with the stylus, by drawing temporary platforms to jump on and get around obstacles or create a shield to avoid dangerous threats. They can also activate special jumps and unique abilities like the alien and wasp hover-jumps, telekinesis super-attack, invincibility, and growth and shrink ray guns for sticky situations. The game requires players to collect energy balls to power special abilities, find hidden heart pieces to increase health and pick up keys to unlock their way forward and while doing so, get help from alien friends, giant wasps and a pterodactyl dinosaur to reach new areas. The game features a multitude of enemies like booger monsters, bomb shooting crocodiles, poison spitting snakes, bats, and sparking robots.

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