Twister Mania Coming To Xbox Kinect This Holiday Season

By William Usher 2011-08-30 14:01:11 discussion comments
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Hasbro and Majesco have teamed up together to bring gamers some casual, motion-driven, controller-free fun this holiday season with the motion-based family game, Twister Mania. The new title sports several game modes, a colorful palette of physical fun and lots of physical twisting to be had.

Jesse Sutton, CEO, Majesco Entertainment commented in the press release, saying…
“It’s hard to think of a more popular, cherished and culturally significant board game than Twister. I myself have fond memories of the laughs and outrageous fun I’ve had when playing with friends and family,”…“Our game introduces a brand new play pattern that is perfect for what Kinect was designed to do. Twister Mania for Kinect is as much fun to watch as it is to play and it’s shaping up to be one of the most contagious Kinect party games released.”

With waning Wii sales and Microsoft gunning to capitalize on the casual market, what better way to help siphon in some of those casual gamers than with one of the most popular party games of all time? The game sports multiplayer modes for up to eight-players, more than 16 variations of game types and over 1800 different shapes to play through.

Mark Blecher, senior vice president and general manager of digital media and marketing at Hasbro commented in the press release as well, saying…
“Twister continues to be one of the most endearing and recognizable brands in the world,” … “We’re thrilled to team up with Majesco to take one of our largest properties and bring it to the burgeoning world of motion controlled game technology, making the game accessible to all and re-inventing the game for an entirely new audience.”

The game sort of reminds me of that kids show, Hole in the Wall, where there’s usually a heavyset kid or two on there who just can’t ever seem to get the shape right. At least with Twister Mania you don’t have to worry about wearing shiny spandex that makes your potbelly protrude and it’s not on live television for the world to see…and you don’t have to worry about being too big to fit within the shapes on the game. Those are all pluses for as far as I can tell.

You can look for Twister Mania to land on store shelves exclusively for Kinect on the Xbox 360 this November. Need more info? Feel free to visit the Official Website.
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