Life’s full of delicious combinations. Strawberries and cream, roast beef and horseradish, Morecambe and Wise. But it’s the unexpected, ostensibly mismatched pairings that really appeal. Think smoky bacon and maple syrup, chilli and chocolate or Richard and Judy.
EA’s latest DS title Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure lives by this philosophy, mixing as it does the two disparate genres of match-three puzzler and action platformer. What’s more, the two elements play out simultaneously - the platformer on the top screen and the puzzler utilising the touchscreen.
If that sounds a bit messy, though, fear not - the two elements are perfectly balanced so as to never overwhelm or confuse you. It’s one of the most refreshingly novel uses of the DS we've seen in some time, and it makes you wonder why more games don’t make full use of the two screens.
Check out the official site for a taster of the action.
In another beautiful combination, we’ve teamed up with EA to offer one lucky person a DS with a copy of Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure. Two runners up will receive a copy of the game each.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following question. What is the universal test for being able to do two things at once?
a). Rubbing your tummy and patting your head
b). Clenching your buttocks and poking your nose
c). Driving a car and sending a text message
Send your answers to [email protected] by May 6th.
- The competition closes on May 6th 2009, and no entries will be accepted after this date.
- The winning entries will be drawn after the competition has closed on May 6th and winners will be notified by email shortly after.
- This prize cannot be substituted for a cash prize.
- Pocket Gamer parent company Steel Media's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winners of the competition.
- Entry is open to UK residents only. Full terms and conditions are available here.