Some of the cutest damn plush toys you could ever hope to squeeze the stuffing out of are due to star in their own DS game. It’s a good thing too, because the game industry has been really itching for a new cute mascot for kids to play on their handhelds while the Olsen twins are in rehab.
I kid, I kid. Seriously though, the game is called Ninjatown and it is based on Shawnimals, a line of adorable plushies and other cute merchandise created by Shawn Smith (former editor at EGM). While the cynics might expect this to be a lame platformer in the vein of most other licensed games, the joke is on them: This one is an action-strategy game.
The premise is pretty simple: You control a group of ninjas and help them protect their home from the invading army (led by one Mr. Demon) by placing them in specific areas. It seems like a typical turn-based strategy game at this point, but kudos to the people at Shawnimals for being inventive enough to make the game seem interesting and cute.
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