EyeToy: Play is the first games compilation for EyeToy, the revolutionary new USB camera device for PS2 that detects your body movement and allows you to interact with the onscreen action. Play offers up 12 hugely enjoyable party games that involve anything from cleaning windows to fending off fearsome ninja adversaries. Up to four players can play consecutively in the multiplayer league, although you can squeeze as many personalised profiles for people as you like onto your Memory Card (complete with photos!). In addition, you can make sure that there's always something on TV with a selection of mind-boggling Play Room visual effects, and record messages for your friends with the Video Message function. Wherever there's a party to be had, or you just fancy a entertaining night in with your friends or family, EyeToy: Play is guaranteed to keep you amused for hours.
Those 12 games in full:
Beat Freak: Hit the CDs as they fly towards the four onscreen speakers in time with the music to build up big combos and massive scores.
Kung Foo: Become an unstoppable martial arts machine and fend off the incoming ninja menaces with your best moves.
Wishi Washi: Clean as many windows as you can in two minutes, but beware of those stubborn bird poo stains!
Keep Ups: Keep the football in the air using your body and strike the characters that appear for points and power-ups.
Boxing Chump: Step into the ring and show the mighty Big Robo Bro who's boss by punching his LEDs out.
UFO Juggler: Spin the flying saucers that appear into orbit while fending off attacks from the evil Wonton.
Slap Stream: You'll literally have your head in the clouds as you try to rescue the bunny girls from the vile Ratmen - by giving them a good slapping, obviously.
Plate Spinner: Head to the jungle and keep the plates spinning on poles - but be sure to slap away the mischievous Ba-Boons who are trying to send them whizzing off.
Boogie Down: A serious test of your rhythmic and memory skills. Watch as disco diva QT performs a dance sequence, and then attempt to replicate it with perfect timing.
Ghost Catcher: Fill the ghosts with air and pop them before they can escape from the graveyard by repeatedly waving your hands over the offending spooks.
Mirror Time: Pop the green bubbles and avoid the red bubbles in the corners as the screen flips and rotates to really mess with your mind.
Rocket Rumble: Chain together the fireworks that blast onto the screen and detonate them to create a fantastic display of pyrotechnics.
In addition to this bumper crop of weird and wonderful games, EyeToy: Play also features a couple of bonus modes that'll ensure you'll never get bored of spending time in front of the camera:
Video Messages: Record messages onto your PS2's Memory Card and exchange them with your fellow EyeToy: Play owning friends and family for maximum laughs. Videos can range from 10 to 60 seconds, and the EyeToy's in-built mic means that you won't have to communicate via the medium of mime. Although you can if you really want to.
Play Room: A selection of magical screen filter effects that serve no purpose other than to amuse. Swimming underwater, getting chased by spiders and bees, playing with balloons and materialising from thin air are just a few of the mind-boggling special effects on offer.
If you're still wondering whether to grab an EyeToy or not then you really should stop. The simple fact is that you really haven't seen anything like this before - it's a truly revolutionary product. EyeToy: Play is the perfect demonstration of the diverse range of applications that this seemingly limited (if technically amazing) peripheral can offer. The true beauty of all of Play's games is that literally anyone, no matter how young and old, will be able to have a good go at them regardless of their general video gaming skills. With no DualShock to get in the way, everyone's on equal footing, so there's every possibility that you could lose to your grandparents (or beat your grandchildren!). Don't say that we didn't warn you.
- 12 diverse, amusing, entertaining games
- Store movie clips to your Memory Card with Video Messages
- Interact with amazing on-screen effects in the Play Room
- Use your body to play - no controller required
- Genuinely suitable for all ages