Konami Ships Elebits, DDR: Disney Mix

After last week’s dynamic duo release of Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Konami has followed up with another enticing release combo with the debuts of Elebits for the Wii and the TV Plug’N’Play product Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Mix.

Elebits BoxAs Konami’s first stab at Wii creation, Elebits appears to be one of the more creative and unique titles for Nintendo’s new console, tasking players with searching various environments for cute little creatures called Elebits. Using the Wii Remote, players can manipulate the environment by lifting, pushing, pulling, throwing and rotating objects in the game world to uncover the Elebits, after which the use of the Capture Gun is needed to nab them up. In addition to a 25-stage single-player mode, the game also features multiplayer action for up to four players and a cool Edit Mode that allows users to create their own stages, which can then be shared online via Nintendo’s WiiConnect24 service. Elebits is rated “E” for Everyone and retails for $49.99. I know this is going to be one of the first games I play when I finally get my hands on a Wii!

DDR: Disney Mix BoxIf there weren’t enough DDR games to go around, Konami has also shipped yet another one with DDR: Disney Mix. This one is different though in that it’s not for a specific game console, but rather is a universal Plug’N’Play device featuring a custom Disney dance pad with the game built in that you simply plug into any TV to use. Being the Disney Mix, this DDR is most noticeable for its cast of Disney characters and tunes, including Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck dancing to remixed versions of songs like “It’s a Small World,” “Mickey Mouse March,” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah”. This all-in-one, family-friendly product retails at a low price of $29.99, and should make for a fun holiday gift for the energetic young gamer on your list.

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