Ty: The Tasmanian Tiger - Xbox

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Also for: PS2, GameCube
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Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Krome Studios Soft. Co.: Krome Studios
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 22 Nov 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Unit


Ty, raised by a pack of bilbies, has only vague memories of his family and friends and believes that he is the lone remaining Tasmanian Tiger. During a chance meeting with a mystical elder, Ty discovers that his fellow Tasmanian Tigers are still alive but trapped in another world known as Dreamtime.

Ty must find five stolen talismans that will unlock and open the Dreamtime portal that is located deep within the Australian Outback. If successful, Ty will be able to free his family and reunite with them. So begins Ty's adventurous journey where he traverses through a wide range of locations including the rainforest, snowy mountains, desert terrain and a barrier reef. Along the way, he will encounter a 50-plus strong cast of characters - both friends and foes - all of which are based on real-life animals that are indigenous to the Australian Outback.

The game features many elements unique to character-based action games including a wide selection of gameplay styles like combat, riding, and puzzles as well as an array of mini-games including herding, collecting, and problem-solving. Ty is an agile creature: he can run, jump, swim and glide. Moreover, you can control Ty's signature weapon, an upgradeable boomerang, as well as his 'chomping' ability for new attack moves. Another unique thing about this game is the use of outside toilets, and that's all we'll say about that at this point. Get the game and you'll see what we mean.

Ty the Tasmanian Tiger will bring a smile to even the most hardened gamer, with its endearing characters, amusing accents and top-notch visuals. Get one for the Doom/Unreal/Quake fan in your life and watch for the soft centre.