The central game mechanics are reassuringly simple, so that anyone from puzzle warlords to uncoordinated mouth-breathers can play. Mr. Pants drops pieces towards the board, and you shunt them into place to create shapes, which either earns you points or cancels out shapes already on the board (depending on the type of game you’re playing). But! There are complications…
For a start, shapes have to be made in single colours, and pieces of the same colour can’t be dropped on top of each other, either fully or partially. You can dump different colours on top of each other, which could kick off a crazy chain reaction if you’re lucky or smart, but it could just as easily bring your progress to a grinding halt. Also, in some modes the sinister crayon snake slithers around the perimeter of the board, and will happily squirm into the middle and put an end to your game if you don’t keep kicking him back. And there are combos! And bonuses! And multipliers! And secret shapes! And all sorts of different freaky backgrounds!
You can choose from Puzzle, Wipeout and Marathon modes, which – respectively – challenge you to solve existing puzzles with a pre-selected stack of shapes, clear a messed-up board in two minutes flat, or see what kind of score you can amass in five minutes (while the crafty crayon snake tries to crash the party). Cleared Puzzle mode levels unlock new exhibits in Mr. Pants’ exclusive Art Gallery, which will either delight or horrify you, depending on what you think of the game’s stylised look.
* 3 Exciting Game Modes!
* Puzzle game: Using the limited number of supplied pieces, create shapes to clear Mr. Pants? puzzles. Multiple levels of difficulty for newcomers and experts alike!
* Wipeout game: The clock?s ticking! Clear the scattered blocks in under two minutes?or will you make it even more messy?
* Marathon game: Outrace the snake! Mr. Pants? crayon snake is devouring the game board. Fend it off for as long as you can by making as many shapes and combos as possible while there?s still room!
* A puzzle game in the truly hilarious Rare style, based on their original character–Mr. Pants!
* Addictive handheld fun for everyone! Includes full scoreboards, hint system and unlockable art galleries!
* Created by RARE, one of the world?s premiere game developers (Perfect Dark?, GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie?, Conker?)