Presidential japes aplenty in Cory in the House DS

And not a Dubya in sight

Presidential japes aplenty in Cory in the House DS
| Cory in the House

The ol' relocation, relocation sitcom is one of TV's fave plot structures. Heck, we've watched The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in our time. All together now: "Now this is the story all about how, My life got flipped, turned upside down…"

And so skipping a couple of generations, we end up with Cory in the House, in which Cory Baxter's dad becomes the head chef at the White House and young Cory gets into many scrapes in and around the presence of an appropriately playful (and no doubt broadly liberal-minded) Hispanic president.

But to Disney's game based around this unlikely situation. Of course, as you'd expect it's, er, a stealth-based game in which you have to sneak past patrolling guards, security cameras and automated toys, while exploring classified locations by unlocking security doors and PDAs using brain-teasing mini-games. Yeah, it caught us off guard, too.

The reason isn't some sort of Manchurian Candidate plot, though. Instead, Cory's contest-winning presidential bobble heads have found their way into the hands of an evil toymaker, who begins captivating people's minds with hypnotic technology. So it's up to Cory, together with friends Newt (son of the Chief Justice) and Meena (daughter of the Bahavian [sic] ambassador to the United States), to outsmart the bad guys and save western civilisation by collecting up the errant hats.

The DS-exclusive game is due for release during June.

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