Arm yourself with psychic superpowers and battle your way through a seven-day gauntlet of action: the Reaper’s Game.
Welcome to Shibuya, a mishmash of attitudes and styles in the heart of Tokyo.
A boy named Neku wakes up in a crowded intersection, alone and unaware of how he got there. Then, he receives a weird text: “Clear this mission...or face erasure.” With that, Neku is thrust into a life-or-death game that sends him scrambling down streets paved with one riddle after another...
What is the Reaper’s Game? Why is Neku a Player, and what is he playing for? Will the Game really end if he survives all seven days? Another mystery is always around the corner.
✔ Intuitive, addictive combat with a twist
Activate your combat abilities, or “psychs,” with simple touch commands like tapping, slashing, and dragging. Comfy with that? Control Neku and his Game partner on the same screen and take the combat up a notch. Like loot? Boost your item drops in battle with the revamped Fusion system.
✔ Deep replay value
Finish the main story to unlock a hilarious bonus chapter, more quests and items to find, new combat challenges, and secret reports that flesh out the story even more.
✔ Explore a living, breathing city
Neku’s sprawling world is based on the real-life Shibuya in Tokyo. Visit real locations and absorb some real Japanese culture through a hip, fantasy lens.
✔ Exciting arcade action
Use the pins you equip in the main story to play Tin Pin Slammer! Take on various in-game NPCs and be the first to knock your opponents’ pins off the table!
✔ Completely redrawn art
Enjoy the game in full HD on your device with art and animation that has been redrawn just for high pixel density
✔ The ultimate soundtrack: 60 songs
Composer Takeharu Ishimoto’s complete, sonically sublime soundtrack is included right in the game with high-quality audio and full vocals.
✔ Wirelessly trade Friend Cards
Exchange profiles with other players, and their avatars will appear in the streets of Shibuya! Not only that, you receive free items for every trade!
Praise for the original The World Ends with You:
“Compelling and immaculately presented...from start to finish” – Gamespot
“Nails just about everything it tries – and it tries quite a lot” – IGN AU
“Full of mysteries and surprises, interesting characters” – The New York Times
“A compelling risk/reward system that...amply blesses the daring” – 1UP
“Ice-cool artwork...impossibly catchy soundtrack” – Eurogamer
“Games rarely have things this interesting to say” – G4TV
DS Best RPG/Best Story/Best New IP and DS Game of the Year – IGN
Solo Hero is a top-down arcade shooter game with a dash of stategy thrown in for good measure. It's easy to pick up and play but difficult to put down and has limitless variation. Rack up a big score to get your name etched in the Hall of Heroes and then challenge your family and friends to beat it. It's the only way to prove yourself as the undisputed local hero. The level you manage to reach and the duration of your survival are also shown on the high-score table for extra bragging rights. Don't get complacent though; there are still medals to be earned for exceptional play. First, the "Saviour" medal is awarded for saving 10 or more stranded civilians. Second, the "Excelsior" medal is given to those brave enough to start in "Expert" mode. Finally, the "Warrior" medal is given to those who deliver a coup de grace on 5 or more rivals. Medals are shown next to your name in the Hall of Heroes.
Early game play lets you get used to the controls but the difficulty ramps up quickly. As you progress through the eight featured levels new elements are introduced which all combine and build to a final frenzy of action where even the most hardened gamer will be surviving second-by-second on reflexes alone.
Solo Hero departs from the classic two-joystick aracade action and instead uses a simple point-to-command interface reminiscent of Reat-Time Strategy (RTS) games to produce a different game dynamic. This creates a unique gameplay experience within the genre; opening it up to a wider audience while still supplying aficionados with a new and interesting challenge to enjoy.
Players must balance their survival against trying to save as many civilians as possible. The civilians can be herded and will also gather for you; but they can behave temperamentally so care must be taken to keep them follwing you. To maximise your rescue bonuses you must have as many followers as possible at the end of each level. Followers will drain your health to recuperate theirs but will automatically gather extra health and heal you if they are at maximum health and you are not. Try to keep them healthy to increase your end-of-level bonus. Civilians, whether they are your followers or not, are vunerable to your actions as well as the various marauding nasties. So be careful who gets hit in the crossfire; and that goes for you too!
The cartoon style and emphasis on fun play ensures suitability for most audiences though don't be fooled into thinking it won't raise your pulse rate. Imagine you've just set off a chain reaction of explosions in the only area free of nasties! or perhaps you're running straight for the main horde of alien zombies only to realise you've run out of ammo! or... well, we're sure you've got the picture.
In Solo Hero you can play as Arthur - the single-minded 21st-century man-about-town ready to become the saviour of the masses or as Martha - the independant modern woman; capable and willing to put herself in harm's way to save others, it's up to you. N.B. In the interests of equality it's just a different sprite image [Sssh!]
The game comes with in-game instructions and the "Attract Mode" play demonstration to give new players a thorough introduction to the control system and dynamics of Solo Hero.
Choose between a left or right-handed game interface. We value the comfort of everyone.
Play Solo Hero in either vertical or horizontal orientation. The game allows you to swap orientation mid-game and continue playing from the same point.
If you'd like to try Solo Hero before you buy you can download the free trial version. It has fewer features and only the first three levels but offers a good understanding of early gameplay.
So why not give Solo Hero a try today; it's a blast!
--A Unique and Engrossing Story
--State of the Art Graphics
--Innovate Sound Effects
--A Feeling of Belonging
What the people are saying:
"I've never felt so connected to the past." -- Anonymous
"I have a newfound love for rabbits and rabbitkind. This game completed changed my worldview" -- Anonymous
"so vintage, much wow" -- Doge
--Goal: Survive as long as possible. The game ends when your health runs out.
--Gain health by collecting carrots.
--Your health drain is constant, due to hunger and the pressure of opposing ideas on the viewpoints of your player.
--Hawks take more health.
--Burrowing (press left and right together) protects you from being hit by a hawk, but increases the constant health drain slightly.
Vibrate: Used in the state of art "immerse" design.
Character Sprites are from the public domain sprite sheets on http://www.rpgmakervxace.net/
Other graphical assets are the work of Nathan Tornquist.
All audio was created by Michael Betz (http://www.michaelbetzmusic.com)
• 3 Tower types with multiple upgrades
• Upgradable central tower
• Engaging and active gameplay
• Large board for multiple strategic decisions
• Music composed by Michael Betz
• Live graphics that react as you play
1) Why isn't there a touch to shoot mode?
Because of the draw walls/drag towers design, the game became extremely complicated with the introduction of a touch to shoot feature. This feature was tested and removed due to impact on game flow.
2) Why is it hard to shoot with the central tower?
Because the central tower is over five times as strong as a fully upgraded attack tower.
3) Why is the only game type survival mode?
Because a level based system is planned for later games. Arcis 2 concepts are planned, but there is no estimated release date.
4) Why can you only pause the game by locking the device?
Try the back button. Once pauses the game, twice returns to the main menu, three times closes the application.
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