Agetec Brings Stylus-based Darts to DS

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Here’s a game announcement that sorta makes you say to yourself, “now why didn’t I think of that?” Agetec has delivered word today that it’ll be releasing Touch Darts for the DS this June. The dual-screen display and touch screen interface should be perfect vehicles to deliver authentic portable dart-throwing action, at least that’s what Agetec is banking on. Touch Darts will feature tournaments, a quickplay mode, 10 mini-games, 15 dart venues, 20 different characters, four-player support with one game card via game sharing, and, of course, stylus-based controls for flinging darts.

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“This is not just your ordinary dart video game; Touch Darts really takes advantage of Nintendo DS’s unique touch screen and allows players to accurately simulate throwing darts with a simple flick of the stylus,” says Mark Johnson, producer at Agetec. “The developer, Full Fat, made sure to fine tune the controls so that even the most hardcore dart fanatic is happy with this game. It’s quite an achievement.”

“This game will make you feel as if you were really in your living room, at your friend’s house, in the pub, or in a tournament tossing darts,” continues Mark Johnson. “Another great feature in Touch Darts is the challenge mode, which takes traditional dart tossing and puts a whole new spin on it. Challenge mode consists of ten mini games and includes the classics like Killer, Round the Clock, and 1001, but also includes all new games like Speed Darts. In Speed Darts, players must score a certain amount of points in a given period of time. Challenge mode is a lot of fun and is something even seasoned darts players will find fresh.”

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