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Geon Headed to Wii

by James Jones - September 29, 2008, 9:16 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: Press Release

The Live Arcade title is being remade for a February 2009 release.

Pinnacle Software and Strawdog Studios announced last week that they are developing Geon for Wii, an action title that first saw life on Xbox Live Arcade. In Geon players must outscore opponents by racing across geometric landscapes collecting pellets to place in your opponents' goals.

The Wii version is being rebuilt from the ground up with new duel mode grids, motion controls, and the new Duel league mode. It also sports motion controls and four person split-screen multiplayer action.

Geon is scheduled to release February 2009.

DERBY, ENGLAND, September 16th 2008 – Following on from its debut on Xbox Live Arcade, Pinnacle Software are excited to announce that it has teamed up with the game’s original developer, Derby based Strawdog Studios, to bring an all new definitive version of arcade action game Geon to Wii™ in February 2009.

Developed specifically for the Wii with a plethora of brand new gameplay features and enhancements, Geon is a fast paced arcade action game played in an energised geometric grid environment. Playing as a ‘Geon’ cube, players frantically race against up to three other opponents to collect pellets and deposit them in the opponent's goal to score. At the same time players fight desperately to prevent their opponents from scoring by the tactical use of eight different powerballs including ‘Rage’ which lays down a layer of spikes that can block an opponent or trap them, and ‘Greed’ which sucks up pellets enabling the scoring of a fast goal. All of the powerballs significantly alters the ebb and flow of each game and allows each player to develop their own unique strategies in their quest to be the first to score five goals and win the game!

Geon features a variety of single player and multiplayer modes including Duel Career Mode where your aim is to progress to the top of the four Geon leagues, or Duel and Time Attack modes which features 16 and 32 unique grids respectively and where mini games can be unlocked along the way. Alternatively take on your friends in two or four person split screen multi-player battles to become the undisputed Geon master!


  • 16 new ‘Duel’ mode grids
  • Improved game rules for enhanced player interaction
  • For the first time, attack and defend on demand with a single button press

  • Improved single player experience via the new ‘Duel’ league mode
  • Improved ‘Time Attack’ mode – now a game of pure speed with no obstacles or opponent
  • Improved tutorial to smooth the player’s learning curve
  • 32 player avatars for player profiles
  • Wii Remote functionality with players able to perform ‘jumpbash’ attack moves by flicking the controller like a drum stick
  • Up to 4 person multiplayer split-screen



ToruresuSeptember 30, 2008

XBLA games being ported over? Am I dreaming?

Getting ported over to retail for the Wii I believe.

According to Wikipedia the XBLA version's 49 MB. I'm sure they could have cut 9 off that by de-HDifying the graphics and maybe making a couple small cuts.

KDR_11kSeptember 30, 2008

They could probably cut a lot more with the right design, I doubt they want to though.

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