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Beautiful Katamari (Xbox 360)

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Description

Beautiful Katamari is the first game in the series to appear on a Microsoft console. Gameplay is similar to earlier entries: the player controls a prince who rolls katamari for the King of All Cosmos. The king accidentally ruined the cosmos during a game of tennis and a black hole is sucking up all matter. The prince needs to help by rolling katamari in various missions to restore the galaxy. The katamari can only pick up objects smaller than itself, but as more are gathered, it grows in size.

The main menu area has been turned into a princedom, a galaxy where the prince can wander around, talk to people and choose one of the missions. New cousins appear here, and bonus features include a photo mode, new levels and statistics.

Continuing the multiplayer options introduced in Me & My Katamari, different kinds of modes are available. Offline, players can battle against each other or work cooperatively by both controlling a single katamari (one analog stick per player). Online, up to 4 players can compete in different game modes with leaderboards and a main lobby. The objective ranges from creating a katamari as large as possible, or building it up from specific parts as instructed by the king.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Beautiful Katamari Damacy" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Games Radar Oct 19, 2007 8 out of 10 80
IGN Australia Mar 04, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 7.25 out of 10 72
TeamXbox Oct 23, 2007 7.1 out of 10 71
1UP Oct 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70
UOL Jogos Nov 02, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
4Players.de Mar 06, 2008 62 out of 100 62
G4 TV: X-Play Dec 04, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 26, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamer.nl Mar 03, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Sciere (289686) added Beautiful Katamari (Xbox 360) on Oct 16, 2007