Safar' Wii Preview (Nintendo Wii)
There's a lot of rubbish for sale on the Wii and DS, but Safar-wii actually looks good and I am genuinely looking forward to seeing it released and seeing what it has to offer. Safar'wii is a new safari game for Wii and should fit right in with the family friendly, non-gaming-centric Wii owners and will even be worth a look from gamers looking for a break from the usual shoot-it, drive-it, score-it action. Refreshing games with quirky features, innovative controls and game play are at home at the Wii, and although we've already seen a similar game in Afrika on the PS3, it's good to see this kind of thing make it on to the Wii as well, hopefully bringing with it Nintendo's charm and knack for this kind of thing. Pitched at the younger Wii audience it'll make a good family game and any parents or older siblings with an interest in photography or wildlife will likely enjoy themselves too, while for the man cubs, it promises to be a great learning tool. It's for pre order at a bargain price of £19.99 at Amazon and is released on 12th February.
Safar' Wii will let you explore Animal Island and take pictures of it's wild inhabitants, fulfilling your role as photographer for 'Animal News'. You'll be given daily assignments from your editor to take pictures of some of the 21 different species to be found on the island and as you complete your assignments your relationship with the animals will grow. As you gain their trust, you’ll be able to do things like hug a panda or ride an elephant.
“Safar’Wii makes your dreams of getting close to wild animals a reality,” said Emma Jenkins Product Manager, “it gives kids the chance to interact with animals, see them in their natural habitats and learn about them in an exciting and fun way.”
- Each day you will be assigned a specific mission: take a picture of a giraffe and her baby, an elephant eating.
- Explore the Island with Robomaru and try to find the wild animals: 7 areas are available on the map. Use your knowledge about animals to find in which areas they are supposed to be!
- Try to get as close as you can to take the perfect picture!
- Go back to your camp and complete your album with the pictures of the day. Select the best ones and send them to your editor.
- If the pictures are good you will be given another exciting mission. If not, you will have to go back for the picture.