Tumble

Release date: 15 September 2010

Publisher: SCEE

Developer: Supermassive Games Ltd

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Available on:
PS3™
Genre:
Puzzle
Players:
1 - 2

Stack blocks in tall towers to earn big scores.

  • Use the PlayStation Move motion controller to accurately and precisely place objects.
  • Easy to play, addictive and rewarding.
  • Playable in amazing stereoscopic 3D.

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What It's Like To Play

Get ready to Tumble

Presentation

Get ready to Tumble

One of the most intriguing and appealing things about Tumble is its simple concept contrasted with intricate gameplay. The game allows you to focus on the task in hand, whilst offering alternative ways to gain more points and credit for your actions. This makes it appropriate for a wide range of audiences, as each level can be as difficult or as challenging as you want it to be.

Expert builders will be able to don their hard hat and take into account the different materials which shapes are made of, and how this will affect their structures when they are being built or blown up. 3D shapes made of lighter material such as polystyrene will go much further when a bomb is detonated, as opposed to heavy glass which works much better as the solid foundation for a soaring tower.

Use PlayStation Move to scan your tower up and down, and move around it to get a 360 degree view of your creation. This way you can check out your structure's strengths and weaknesses from all angles as you pave the way to becoming a top Tumble builder.

Brick by brick

Gameplay

Brick by brick

Balance, accuracy and fast thinking will be put to the test as you are put through your tower building paces in Tumble. The game challenges you to construct various sculptures and shapes from a selection of 3D shapes using the PlayStation Move motion controller to win medals and unlock exciting new levels.

You are introduced to the game through an interactive tutorial, allowing you to get to grips with it before you are unleashed into the addictive world of building towers. Each level requires different, intuitive and skilful gameplay to complete the challenges. Some require you to build the tallest tower possible, whilst others will challenge you to compile all sorts of awkward 3D shapes into one sculpture or even demolish an entire structure with bombs.

Completing levels will earn you Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals depending on how good your building skills are, and unlock harder challenges for you to tackle. There are a few Bonus Medals to pick up too, such as a Jigsaw Medal for lining up shapes to form a pattern, or a Target Medal for hitting a bullseye with a stray shape after blowing up a tower.

Building tools

The PlayStation Move motion controller lets you create towers and sculptures with intricate ease - just select and place the geometric shapes precisely where you want them to be. Press the T button to choose one then carefully lift it above your tower until you are happy with its position, then let go and watch as your tower grows from a few shapes into an impressive home-made skyscraper. The guaranteed accuracy of PlayStation Move will turn you into a master architect in no time.

Shapes come in all sorts of forms and sizes, and PlayStation Move is the perfect tool to rotate them and make them work to your advantage. Carefully twist or bend your wrist to position it how you want, or throw it into the air to grab hold of the other end.

You'll find yourself pulling your concentrating face as you creep closer to the screen or lean to one side to carefully position shapes without your tower toppling into a pile of rubble, and you'll feel a great sense of satisfaction when you manage to pile loads of seemingly incompatible shapes onto your platform.

 

Tumble for two

Multiplayer

Tumble for two

If you want to challenge an opponent or even just show off your building skills, Tumble boasts a varied multiplayer mode for two players. Most of the challenges are turn-based and therefore require only one PlayStation Move motion controller.

You and your opponent can play in a tournament and complete several challenges, or play one level at a time. Some levels will see you competing to build your tower faster than your opponent while others will require you to cram as many unconventional shapes as possible onto your platform at once.

Points are awarded for reaching certain heights and targets, and there are also a few power-ups to give you a helping hand such as an earthquake that will rumble around your opponent's tower. Even though destroying your opponent's hard work by knocking down their tower isn't very sportsman-like and won't affect your points tally, it's a whole lot of fun!

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