Excerpt: Tornado is an interesting gimmick in need of a game. You play as a cat-like 'cosmic cleaner' charged with returning the cities of Earth back to their home planet after they've been whisked away by somebody or other. Well, to be honest, I'm a little bit sketchy on the story. The cosmic cleaners converse with each other in an annoying series of chirps and clicks and the text-based translations of their banter doesn't make a whole lot of sense – especially when you're...
Summary: In Tornado you set out to restore all of Earth's buildings, vehicles, inhabitants and other obscure objects that have been stolen by the envious Prince using his mischievous "Black Hole Device.
Excerpt: I approached Tornado on the Nintendo DS with some excitement. In my ignorance I wondered if it was a sequel to a game I had previously enjoyed; namely, Tornado Mania! 3D . If this name doesn’t seem familiar to you, don’t panic, as this game was released on a hand-held system you probably don’t consider that often. This little gem was only released on mobile phones, and it was an unexpected treat. Regrettably for me, and for you, dear gamer, I was wrong. Oh so wrong.
Excerpt: Even when the game isn't tricking you with false level objectives, it can be a drag to play. Simply moving around the screen is frustrating. You have to start by scribbling in circles to build up your meter. Then you can just draw the general route you want to take, but as you heft the landscape into the air, you'll have to occasionally renew your energy lest you turn back into a harmless rodent.
Excerpt: There are few games that put you in control of a natural disaster, and technically Ignition’s latest DS game Tornado doesn’t either. You’re actually controlling a Space Cat who is a member of the intergalactic garbage disposal squad called the Cosmic Cleaners. An evil entity known only as The Prince has decided to use a black hole to suck up all of Earth’s landmarks, people, animals, plants and buildings and use them to decorate his own world, Planet 69.