Oct 2, 2007 It had to happen. PSP has finally got its Wario Ware. Sadly, this is a charmless version of the Nintendo favorite. Following the quick-fire nature of WW, Hot Pixel is broken up into a succession of quick fire minigames. While certain games are temporarily diverting and show some character - drawing a line for a stock market crash while businessmen cry in the background - most are tedious affairs that show little imagination and repeat too often. The "urban" flavour falls flat and
Wednesday 4 October 2006 A new set of screens have escaped from the style labs of upcoming PSP minigame collection HOT PXL - for the full effect, make sure you flick between them every five seconds or so. If Nintendo's Wario Ware was a celebration of gaming being gloriously geeky, HOT PXL wants it to be so cool it hurts, mixing modern-day street art and culture with flashbacks to the shaky lines and, yes, hot pixels of '70s Atari arcade games. From what we've played it actually works far
It's not every day that you get to meet the main character of a video game, let alone get to watch him drunkenly undulate on a stripper pole in a Las Vegas hotel suite. But such was GamesRadar's introduction to lanky French madman Jonathan Choquel - better known as "Djon" - who pulls double duty as the creative director and star of Hot PXL. When we met Djon (during an Atari event, if you were curious about the stripper pole), he was pretty enthusiastic about his collection of microgames, which
Wednesday 16 August 2006 'Street culture' is getting squished down into tons of microgames in Hot PXL, due for a PSP release in November. Have a look at this new trailer (click the movies tab above) to see just how it works. Hot PXL's compilation of microgames is themed around today's street culture of DJing, breakdancing and buying trainers, and comes across as a sort of hip Wario Ware. The final package will have over 200 games, 10 bosses, two-player mode and an original soundtrack from our
We've managed to get hold of some brand new shots of Atari's hip Wario Ware wannabe, Hot Pxl, which squishes over 200 bite-sized tests of skill and reflexes in to one PSP game. The game has a central character called Djon who is a skater and therefore 'cool'. Gamers must guide him through a colourful pixelated world of micro challenges that draw inspiration from digital and street culture as well as Atari's own videogame heritage. The game has a unique style that's described as 'hip urban'
The gameplay formula for HOT PXL is unmistakable: bombard the player with one bizarro micro-game after another after another after another after another - and so on. It only takes a few seconds to deduce that behind the baseball caps, spray paint and scratchy noises, HOT PXL is a blatant WarioWare rip-off. But in this case, that's by no means a bad thing. The PSP is absolutely aching for a game like HOT PXL and, while the source of the game's inspiration may be in-your-face obvious, developer
Monday 26 June 2006 The gameplay formula for HOT PXL is unmistakeable: bombard the player with one bizzarrio micro-game after another after another after another after another... and so on. Yep, it only takes a few seconds to deduce that behind the baseball caps, spray paint and scratchy noises, HOT PXL is a blatant Wario Ware rip-off. But, in this case, that's by no means a bad thing. PSP is absolutely aching for a game like HOT PXL and, while the source of the game's inspiration may be
Decades ago, Atari was a bulwark of innovation in the video-game industry, churning out dozens of creative-but-simple games that hooked a generation of kids. With the announcement of HOT PXL, an oh-so-hip compilation of minigames in the vein of Nintendo's WarioWare games, the company could be going back to its