ToyParty is a new game being developed by Fantasia, based on the
multi-game concept behind the N64's Mario Party. Most releases feature
one 'main' game, whereas Mario Party is a collection of what would
typically be called 'subgames' and relies quite heavily on multiplayer play.
ToyParty is similarly aimed at shared gaming, although Fantasia claim
that the computer will be intelligent enough for single-player fun - but
games such as those in Mario Party half rely for their success on
the fact that you're playing real people, so it remains to be seen if Fantasia
can do better than Nintendo.
Some of the games will feature tests of speed, whilst others will require
more thought than agility. A development picture of one game is shown here,
reduced to a quarter size to fit:
The game can run in varying resolutions, with high colour-depth sprites for
those with machines that can cope. Let's hope Fantasia can finish this game
sometime soon so we can have at least one new release to try out, but they
admit that "it would be closer to the truth if we said later rather than sooner."
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