Excerpt: Feel the Magic: XY/XX was a fun collection of mini-games all tied together with a bizarre love story. It was short-lived, but as a DS launch title it managed to showcase the unusual game mechanics possible on Nintendo's new handheld.
Excerpt: At launch, Feel the Magic XY/XX (or the infinitely inferiorly-named Project Rub to us Brits) was by far the best of the DS’ third party crop. That Japanese creativity and the sheer madness of helping a girl to find her lost belongings by clearing the sand away using your stylus was enough to sell...
Summary: As you may recall, I previously turned my baleful glare toward , a bizarre little launch title for the DS. In truth it was more of a tech demo than a game, but it was a labor of love by the venerable Sonic Team, and it was unlike anything else on the market from a stylistic standpoint.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It might seem that I don't like Rub Rabbits. I do. I think that there's a lot of fun to be had here while the experience lasts. Sonic Team are to be commended for continuing to make good use of the DS's functionality without delving into outright gimmickry.
Excerpt: We all know the Nintendo DS’s launch was less than
spectacular, but Feel the Magic: XY/XX stood out from the crowd with a
unique graphic style, and even more unique gameplay. However, some
thought Feel the Magic lacked substance said it felt rushed.
Conclusion: Still, The Rub Rabbits manages to improve upon the content of the game even if the Story Mode falls a little short. Some mini-games are available that allow multiple players on one DS system with “Hullabaloo,” a button pressing game, and “Baby Making Mode” where two players must cooperate to cut a...