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Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (GameCube)

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www.xbox.com:
    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 Dreamworld. 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.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12138) on Jun 26, 2010.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:
    Gamers of the world, prepare to meet Ty, a new 3D-adventure hero from Electronic Arts. Chances are that he's the most charismatic Tasmanian Tiger you'll ever meet, partially because the species is extinct.

    In Ty the Tasmanian Tiger for Nintendo GameCube, Ty's family has been trapped in the Dreamtime world and now he must recover five stolen talismans to free them. No worries, mate! You can use Ty's boomerang flinging abilities and powerful chomping teeth to overcome many obstacles.

    Developed by Australian codeshop Krome Studios, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger's authentic Down Under touches set it apart from other action games. In the Dreamtime -- a key part of Aboriginal creation lore -- Ty journeys to a rainforest, snowy mountains, deserts, barrier reef and other Outback locales. The game is populated by a crazy cast of more than 50 characters based on indigenous animals of Australia. You will yabber (that's Australian for "jabber," mate) with exotic birds and see more marsupials than you can shake a eucalyptus stick at.

    Ty is no bludger (Australian for "loafer"). He can run, jump, swim and glide with ease. There are even several upgrades for the your trusty boomerang that will no doubt be helpful when combating the many enemies and bosses. Puzzles and minigames mix-up the action.

    With colorful graphics, wide-open 3D environments and a wild Australian setting, Ty certainly makes a "Crikey!" class splash on the Nintendo GameCube.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (52133) on Sep 18, 2005.

de.playstation.com (German):
    Den ganzen Weg von "Down Under", wo Männer noch Männer und Frauen "Sheilas" sind, kommt der neueste der pelzigen Action-Adventure-Helden. Ty, der tasmanische Tiger, springt auf Ihre PS2 und von dort in das australische Hinterland auf der Suche nach fünf mystischen Talismanen, mit deren Hilfe er die Familie befreien kann, von der er nie wusste, dass er sie hatte. Der böse Kasuar, Boss Cass, ist ebenfalls hinter den Talismanen her und er und seine tierisch fiesen Handlanger setzen alles daran, sicherzugehen, dass Sie der letzte der tasmanischen Tiger bleiben. Gott sei dank ist Ty mit seinen Bumerangs nahezu unschlagbar und zusätzlich dazu hat er immer noch einen Satz scharfer Zähne in Reserve. Da müssen sich die bösen Jungs besser vorsehen, wenn sie nicht wollen, dass ihnen ein Tiger auf den Pelz rückt.

    In seinem Herzen ist Ty ein ganz normales Plattform-Adventure, bei dem es darum geht, kleine Kostbarkeiten einzusammeln, ganz nach der Art von Jak und Daxter oder Crash Bandicoot. Ty rennt, springt und schwimmt durch die 16 prächtigen Level im Aussie-Stil, um die seltenen Donner-Eier zu finden, die er zum Aufspüren der Talismane benötigt. Wie Scooby Doo kann Ty sich auch kauend seinen Weg durch unwegsames Gelände fressen - an essbaren Objekten entlang und daran hinauf. Im Bedarfsfall kann er seine scharfen Beisserchen auch gegen seine Feinde einsetzen. Seine Haupt-Verteidigungswaffe sind jedoch seine beiden Bumerangs, die er mit unerreichter Präzision auf die zahlreichen Eidechsen, Kängurus und Ninja-Geckos wirft, die Boss Cass ihm entgegenstellt. Die Bumerangs erfüllen aber noch andere Zwecke, als den Halunken ganz übel vor den Kopf stossen: Ty kann mit ihnen über gähnende Abgründe gleiten oder von hohen Aussichtspunkten springen und über die riesigen Level fliegen (ist in jedem Falle besser als laufen). Wenn er genug von den herumliegenden goldenen Zahnrädern findet, kann er seine Bume-"Rangs" gegen schwerere Artillerie in Form von Techno-"Rangs" eintauschen. Mit diesen coolen Dingern kann Ty spezielle Attacken ausführen - zum Beispiel kann er die Aquarangs unter Wasser einsetzen, um schneller zu schwimmen und mit den Frostyrangs kann er Feinde einfrieren oder, wenn er sie auf Wasser schiesst, Eisberge erzeugen, um auf ihnen das Wasser zu überqueren. Keine Sorge.

    Lassen Sie sich von der niedlichen Grafik bloss nicht täuschen. Dieses Spiel ist ein kampflastiges Plattformspiel, welches den Freunden des Genres jeden Alters grosse Freude bereiten wird. Das einfache Gameplay wird den Spielern gefallen, die neu im 3D-Action-Adventure-Bereich sind, während der hintergründige Aussie-Humor und die hinterlistigen Rätsel auch die abgebrühtesten unter den Plattform-Veteranen vor eine neue Herausforderung stellen werden. Ty mag zwar ein Neuling im Action-Adventure-Genre sein, aber seine farbige Welt, seine aufregenden Abenteuer und das riesige australische Waffenarsenal werden dafür sorgen, den Bestand eines weiteren fast ausgestorbenen Säugetiers zu sichern.

  • 16 farbige, auf dem australischen Outback basierende Level, einschliesslich des Barrier Riffs und dem Regenwald

  • Bewaffnen Sie sich selbst mit 12 Techno-"Rangs" einschliesslich dem Zoomerang für Scharfschützen und dem explosiven Kaboomerang

  • Zauberhafte Charaktere und boshafte Feinde, die alle auf Down-Under-Kreaturen basieren

    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Sep 23, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube:

    Go down under with Ty the Tasmanian Tiger



    Meet Ty… a wild, yet charismatic, boomerang wielding Tasmanian Tiger whose adventures take the player through a brilliantly animated 3D environment set in the ruggedness and splendor of Australia. Ty, raised by a pack of bilbies, has only vague memories of his family and friends and believes that he is the lone remaining Tasmanian Tiger. During a chance meeting with a mystical elder, Ty discovers that his fellow Tasmanian Tigers are still alive but trapped in another world -- Dreamtime.

    Ty must find five stolen talismans that will unlock and open the Dreamtime portal that is located deep within the Australian Outback. If successful, Ty will be able to free his family and reunite with them. So begins Ty’s adventurous journey where he traverses through a wide range of locations including the rainforest, snowy mountains, desert terrain and a barrier reef. Along the way, he will encounter a large cast of characters -- both friends and foes -- all of which are based on real-life animals that are indigenous to the Australian Outback. For example, the lovable Ty is inspired by the extinct Tasmanian Tiger and the evil Boss Cass -- who along with his minions presents obstacles that Ty must overcome – is a cassowary.

    FEATURES

  • Fast-paced, light-hearted and humorous character action game whose lead hero -- Ty -- can run, jump, swim and glide.

  • Large cast of more than 50 wild characters based on real-life indigenous animals of Australia, such as the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger.

  • Wide-open, highly interactive 3D environments encompassing a variety of rugged, yet scenic Australian-themed locales, all rendered in rich detail.

  • Unique game mechanics lends for a signature Ty style -- namely a variety of signature boomerangs and powerful “chomping” ability.

  • A wide array of gameplay styles like combat and puzzles as well as “mini games” for added varying excitement. Mini-games include herding, collecting, and problem solving, to name a few.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Jun 25, 2004.

Press Release:

    EA SHIPS BOOMERANG-WIELDING
    TY THE TASMANIAN TIGER ON MULTIPLE NEXT GENERATION CONSOLE SYSTEMS



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., October 9, 2002 – EA (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that it has begun to ship in North America its new character-based action game, TY the Tasmanian Tiger for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube. The game drops players into the richly animated, 3D backdrop of Australia, where as the boomerang-wielding TY character, players will go “down under” for a variety of Outback-themed adventures.

    TY has always believed that he’s the lone remaining Tasmanian Tiger. During a chance meeting with a mystical Bunyip elder, TY discovers that his fellow Tasmanian Tigers are still alive, but trapped in another world called Dreamtime. In order to unlock and open the portal to Dreamtime, TY will go through a series of adventures spread over a wide range of locations and meet an assortment of madcap characters that are inspired by real-life animals indigenous to Australia.

    The game features many elements unique to character-based action games including a wide selection of gameplay styles like combat, riding, and puzzles as well as an array of mini-games and boss battles. Players can freely explore and discover each of the expansive Aussie environments while controlling TY who can run, jump, swim and glide. Moreover, players will have fun controlling TY and his arsenal of hi-tech boomerangs, as well as using his fierce "chomping" abilities to take on the many minions of the evil Boss Cass. The game was developed by Krome Studios, an Australia-based entertainment software company. EA is publishing and distributing the game under the EA GAMES brand. TY the Tasmanian Tiger carries an ESRB rating of “E” (Everyone) and MSRP of $39.99. For more information, visit TY the Tasmanian Tiger web site at http://ty.ea.com or the EA press web site, http://info.ea.com.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA SPORTS BIG’, EA GAMES’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1147) on Feb 28, 2004.

Back Cover - PlayStation 2:

    Go Wild Down Under!



    G'DAY MATE. GO DEEP INTO THE WILDS OF AN UNEXPLORED AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK AS TY THE TASMANIAN TIGER TO FREE YOUR FELLOW TIGERS FROM CAPTIVITY IN THE OTHERWORLDLY REALM OF THE DREAMTIME. STANDING IN YOUR WAY IS THE ONE CRANKY FLIGHTLESS BIRD AND ALL-AROUND EVIL GENIUS. BOSS CASS. BUT NO WORRIES YOU'VE GOT AN ARSENAL OF HIGH-FLYIN' BOOMERANGS AND A FIERCE SET OF CHOMPERS TO TAKE OUT HIS NASTY MINIONS. SO TAKE A TRIP DOWN UNDER AND GET READY FOR AN AMAZING AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE.

  • EXPLORE OVER 15 LEVELS OF A VAST AND DANGEROUS AUSTRALIAN WILDERNESS

  • WIELD 13 DIFFERENT HI-TECH BOOMERANGS. INCLUDING THE FROSTYRANG, FLAMERANG, AND POWERFUL DOOMRANG

  • INTERACT WITH A CAST OF OVER 50 DIFFERENT AUSTRALIAN MATES AND UNRULY FOES

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69521) on Oct 14, 2003.