Sunday, January 27, 2008
Odama for the GameCube!
The Japanese-flavored Odama is a truly original creation: a cross between pinball and military strategy. The titular gigantic "pinball" is used to destroy buildings, crush enemies (and friends, if you aren't careful), and in general pave paths of destruction. Players can tilt the various battlefields (which are viewed from an overhead perspective) to guide the massive orb.
Odama makes interesting and enjoyable use of the GameCube microphone, which players use to shout commands to their soldiers, who must carry items to safety. Voice-activated commands include: Advance! Fall Back! March Left! March Right! Press Forward! and Rally!
Odama with the microphone attachment originally retailed for $49.99, but GameStop has recently marked it down to $12.99. If you like quirky games with a sense of humor, you'd do well to pick it up, especially for that price.