GBAtemp game of the week- week #8, Egg Mania GBA

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    GBAtemp game of the week- week #8 Egg Mania GBA

    8 weeks ago we started a new feature here on GBAtemp known as the GBAtemp book game club wherein we set a game to have a look at and later discuss it. The game or indeed games could be from any of the consoles we typically cover and might be a commercial release or some homebrew and could be a classic title, a hidden gem, something with an interesting mechanic we feel should be known about or indeed a valiant attempt that fell short but should none the less be on your "I once played that" list.[/p]

    GBA- Egg Mania

    Known as eggo mania in Europe this game hit fairly early in the GBA lifetime. The game itself is a puzzle action game with a a hint of platforming using tetrominos. Tetris and versions thereof are far from the only game to use such devices with other games using them becoming legendary games in their own right in games like Rampart and while this might not quite be up there is does a lot to exemplify handheld gaming (indeed the console versions fared considerably less well among reviewers). The idea of the game is using tetrominos you get to construct a tower although gaps in the tower reduce stability which sets you back if it becomes too much. Arguably not all that much room for mastery compared to some of the other tetromino themed games but could quite happily be said to be easy to learn and has a bit of room to grow some strategy from. If you enjoy this you are also encouraged to have a quick look at the GBA launch title Fortress.[/p]

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    A playthrough video​
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46lffCCOoqE[/youtube]​

    A new staple for your puzzle game collection, an amusing distraction or have we lost our touch? Share your thoughts on the game on the link below. [/p]

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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&search_tags=gbagotw&search_app= should get you other links in this series
     
  2. PaullyG

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    Kinda surprised I missed this one, guess it didn't find its way onto many review sites or create much buzz at the time. Looks like I'll have to find myself a copy and give it a blast sometime soon, I always love a good puzzle game.
     
  3. NamoNakamura

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    Nice underrated gem of a game, here. It gets really challenging later on. I had the gamecube version, myself.
     
  4. BloodyFlame

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    I had this game when my GBA still worked. I think I have it somewhere. I remember playing the hell out of this game as a kid.
     
  5. Black ace

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    I had this on the gamecube when I was a kid,I was playing it so much but I wasn't too good at it.
     
  6. Satangel

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    I downloaded this and I'll play it on my PSP. Never ever heard of this game and it's quite rare that I don't recognize names of quality games. Glad the 'temp brought it to my attention.