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The Fancy Pants Adventures is probably the first game that's based -- not deliberately -- on a single movie scene. When I see Fancy Pants Man, the game's scribbled but charming protagonist, I see Tom Cruise sliding down the hall in his underwear. This entire game feels extrapolated from that icon...

April 29th 2011 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Fancy Pants Adventures started life as a well-received Flash game, and was on show in its downloadable XBLA/PSN incarnation at EA's "Spring Showcase" event last week in NYC. Fancy Pants -- the game's main man -- isn't much in the way of size; he's a stick figure with a pair of sweet orange pants...

February 23rd 2011 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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click to enlargeNyxQuest, the WiiWare sidescroller once known as Icarian: Kindred Spirits, will be out next Monday, August 10, according to a release from developer Over the Top Games, at a cost of 1,000 Wii Points. We've actually had prior notice about at least one of each week's WiiWare releases f...

August 5th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Icarian: Kindred Spirits, the side-scrolling WiiWare platformer released in Europe last week (and due in North America any old time), will now be known as NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits. The company has launched a new website for the game, which will be identical in every way except the title.The title c...

June 24th 2009 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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Club Nintendo in the UK is offering members something beyond the usual trade-for-points bonuses. The first hundred registered Club Nintendo members to purchase a copy of Icarian: Kindred Spirits on WiiWare will receive a copy of the game's soundtrack. The lucky hundred will receive (hopefully a link...

June 10th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Despite flying under the radar (but also presumably too close to the sun), Icarian: Kindred Spirits looks totally great. Developer Over the Top Games sent us this new trailer, featuring pretty locations (especially for WiiWare) and promising gameplay. Icarian is a motion-controlled sidescrolling pla...

April 22nd 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments