When I get frustrated with EBA (or my hands get too tired), I’m working on a couple of other games.
Feel The Magic XY/XX was a launch title that combined a variety of “tech demos”, packaged as mini games, with a stylish look and an
interesting weird story. Judging by the box art, you can probably tell it’s not one of those Rated G titles. The protagonist is a mute guy wearing a blue hat and a goldfish shirt. As he’s walking along the street, he spots the girl of his dreams (who happens to not have a face but I digress…), and decides that his mission is to court her. And his means of doing this is to join a performance group called the Rub Rabbits.
As you go through the game, you and the Rub Rabbits do all sorts of things in order to impress the girl. It’s a bit like Wario but with less zaniness and more hilarty. As an example, in one game you have to rub all the dirt off the girl, in another you have to run over people on the highway and then load them into a slingshot to fling at a getaway car. It’s not all fun and games though, in another scene you have to unbutton the girl’s dress because her clothes are all wet after falling into the ocean. Yes it’s tough work indeed.
Some of the games are a bit tiresome because it involves fine stylus control (tip: play on a flat surface). As an alternate, I tried out Touch of the Dead. This game is similar to House of the Dead where you have to survive by killing zombies, but as there’s no gun attachment, you just use your stylus to tap on zombies (like a finger of
death double death). The catch is that if you need to reload, you have to drag your bullets from one side of the screen to the other, and plus the time it actually takes to reload the gun, usually involves a couple of swipes from a zombie. I didn’t get very far in the game, but I don’t think the game would be that fun anyways. It is a bit of novelty, such as Typing of the Dead, which is why I gave it a whirl.