Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
by Electronic Arts
ESRB Rating: Everyone
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• Explore 16 levels of a cartoony Australian Outback
• Use over 8 different boomerangs including the frostyrang, flamorang, and doomarang
• Uncover secret areas and extra missions
• Encounter over 50 different characters and enemies
• Ride animals, swim around coral reefs, and surf down rivers
Amazon.com Product Description: Go deep into the Australian outback as Ty the Tasmanian tiger. It's up to you to collect magical talismans that'll release your fellow Tasmanian tigers from the Dreamtime. Armed with your boomerangs and a nasty bite, you must outfight and outsmart Boss Cass, a big bad bird with a big bad attitude. Sharpen your boomerang, mate, and get ready for an amazing Australian adventure.
You will explore more than 16 levels of a highly stylized, cartoonlike Australian outback while making use of eight types of boomerangs, including the frostyrang, flamorang, and doomarang. You will also uncover secret areas and extra missions, collect power-ups to give Ty his Super Chomp, encounter over 50 different characters and enemies, ride animals, swim around coral reefs, and surf down rivers.
From the Manufacturer: Ty is a Tasmanian Tiger who was raised by a family of Bilbies from a very young age, and has only vague memories of his family and friends. He has always believed that his relatives died long ago, leaving him as the only surviving Tasmanian Tiger. During a chance meeting with the Mystical Bunyip Elder he discovers that his fellow Tasmanian Tigers are still alive, but are trapped in the otherworldly realm of the Dreamtime. He also learns that deep in the Australian outback there exists a rocky outcrop with five sockets. When five magic Talismans are placed in the sockets, the portal to the Dreamtime will open. Unfortunately, these Talismans have been lost and an evil cassowary by the name of Boss Cass is trying to find them. Now Ty is on a quest to recover the Talismans before Boss Cass. If Ty is successful in defeating Boss Cass and his evil minions and activating the portal, the Tasmanian Tigers will be freed and able to populate the Earth once more.
Ty is awesome...., October 22, 2002
Reviewer: blackaciddevil01 from The Australian Outback...
Although I've played the PS2 version of this game,I've seen the other versions and the Xbox and Gamecube versions are basically the same. What makes Ty awesome is the enduring charm of its' own. I mean, how many games do you know that has outhouses for checkpoints for you to go back to? Given, it does take alot of ideas from other video games(like Mario, Crash, Spyro and Banjo) but its' charm was what brought me back over and over. With all the other platformers planned for the Christmas season, Ty might not be the next big hit but you can guarantee that he will definitely have a cult following of his own. I'll be amongst them, you can bet on that. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is a cool game and definitely worth a look.
Love it!, October 18, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Minneapolis, MN USA
This is a fabulous platform game, in the spirit of Mario, Spyro, Crash, Banjo... There's not much truly new here except for the gorgeous graphics; but if you liked those games, you'll like this one. (One nice touch: the bosses' hit points aren't restored every time you die.)
Good one for the kids too. It's approachable, funny, and non-violent. (You toss boomerangs at cartoony enemies and they vanish in a skull-shaped puff of smoke. No gore.)
An Xbox game for kids (finally), October 17, 2002
Reviewer: Gerard Achenbach from Germantown, MD United States
1. If you're a "hard core gamer" don't bother, but...
2. If you have kids that are 7 or so and want something a bit challenging, but not frustrating, this game is fun. Much better than the "Crash Bandicoot..." which was released earlier this year. I'm sure it'll get old after a fw weeks, but not as frantic as "Blinx" and something fun to play with the kids (and when they fall asleep slip in "Hunter the Reckoning.")