||New Details and Images on Space Channel
out how Ulala plans to groove her way past the evil Moroliens this
October 11, 1999
you've read our preview of Space Channel 5 you'll already be
familiar with the wacky premise behind the game. You are Ulala,
space reporter at Space Channel 5 in the year 2049. The Moroliens
have invaded a space station, and people are being forced into
endless dancing. Ulala must free the helpless space citizens, and
defeat the aliens.
Our latest bit of information regarding this title concerns its
various modes of play, including the Dance Battle Mode and the
Shooting Battle Mode.
In the Dance Battle Mode, pictured above, the Moroliens will do a
dancing pattern, and you must follow suite. So, if you see the
Moroliens doing an "UP" "UP" "UP" pattern, you must do the same. The
catch is that, in addition to simply inputting the buttons, you must
do so in rhythm with how the Morliens did it. If successful in this
mode, the people you helped will follow you.
In the Shooting Battle Mode, pictured above, you help people
who've been forced to dance, and shoot the aliens. Shooting the
aliens is achieved by pressing the A button, and helping people is
achieved through the B button. Again, it seems that this mode is of
the Simon says (Yikes - my boss's name is Simon!) variety, with your
following the prompted actions.
Eventually, your battle will end, and you'll be treated to a
charming little display, as Ulala struts, and can take the people
she's saved along.
Be sure and check out our preview of the game for Colin's
impressions direct from the Tokyo Game Show. The Moroliens will land
in Japan this December, and we plan on being there.
-- Anoop Gantayat,