Rare fanatics rejoice. Mr. Pants is starring in his own puzzler on a GBA near you.
For the uninitiated Americans, in other parts of the world, the word pants refers to your undergarments. I once had an English friend who was freaked out because all day people were telling him how nice his pants looked. "You can see my pants!?" was often his reply.
However this article is not just about pants, it's about Mr. Pants, the Rare icon who has made appearances across their website and in cameo appearances in certain games. The time-honored Rare hero is now getting his own outlet for wackiness: AN OBSCURE GBA PUZZLE GAME called It's Mr. Pants.
The game has you dropping your pants like mad, trying to form shapes out of matching-coloured pieces, or something like that. However, you can't land pieces on top of other pieces of the same colour. What is this wackiness? It's Mr. Pants of course!
There is Puzzle mode, which has you clearing out pre-set arenas with pre-selected shapes. Wipeout mode has you clearing a board within two minutes. And Marathon mode has you cranking your pants to the limit to get the highest score probable within five minutes.
Our staff is excited, especially Rare foaming-at-the-mouth-can't-stop-talking-about-Banjo-Pilot expert Ben Kosmina. More info on the game can be found at http://www.rareware.com/ and we've hosted some of the screens here too.
It's Mr. Pants comes out later this year via THQ.