Hello! And welcome to my world of Pants. You may know me:
the name's Mr. Pants, and I'm here to show you the brutally
funky sights of Pants Land. In what little spare time I have
between the exclusive underwear design contracts, I've been
putting together some challenges just for you, my gibbering
fans, so you'll probably want me to spill the beans on those
in due course. Don't go expecting them to be easy, but at
least you'll be able to ask my friends Helpo (I know - you
have to wonder about the parents these days) to lend a hand
with some of his zippy tips. Pants on!...
Mr Pants is
a funky strategy game with bags of humour. From
the second you switch on your Gameboy Advance you know you
are in for something a little different. The music is funky,
the sound effects are amusing and you just know that the developers
had a great time designing this release.
game mechanics are reassuringly simple, so that anyone from
puzzle warlords to uncoordinated mouth-breathers can play.
Mr. Pants drops Tetris-like shapes onto the board.
Your job is to move that piece to join up with others of the
same colour. Once you have a shape, made up of one colour,
that is at least two blocks long and at least three blocks
wide (with four 90 degree angles) that block disappears and
scores you points.
main game offers you a board with a few shapes already on
it. You then have a set number of blocks, that are dropped
onto the board one at a time, on offer to help you clear the
board. If you mess up, and you will, the puzzle is repeated
until you successfully complete it. But don't worry if you
become frustrated, as Helpo will wake up and show you were
to move a certain block. Each time you ask for his help he
watches you and tells you if you put the block in the right
place. Only when you mess up does he take the block off you
and place it in the correct position - then he goes back to
are some simple rules to follow. For a start, shapes have
to be made in single colours, and pieces of the same colour
can't be dropped on top of each other, either fully or partially.
You can dump different colours on top of each other, which
could kick off a crazy chain reaction if you're lucky or smart,
but it could just as easily bring your progress to a grinding
halt. Also, in some modes the sinister crayon snake slithers
around the perimeter of the board, and will happily squirm
into the middle and put an end to your game if you don't keep
kicking him back. And
there are combos. And bonuses. And multipliers. And secret
shapes. And all sorts of different freaky backgrounds and
annoyingly hummable tunes.
tunes are just a small part of the childlike humour that will
have you giggling like a school girl for hours. Mr. Pants
himself comes up with some great lines of dialogue... including:
"Poo! Smelly!", "Disposable pants!", and
the annoyingly toe tapping song that he sings. Ah! Now you
see what amuses us reviewers at Sci-fi-online Towers.
those who are a little tired of Tetris, It's Mr
Pants is the new must own GBA game. But be warned... once
you pick it up you won't be able to put it down.
game is anything but pants. Fantastic fun.
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