NJ, February 01, 2001 - Melding fast-paced addictive puzzle action with combat
strategy, Majesco, Inc. announces Fortresss for Nintendo's forthcoming Game Boy Advance
system. Slated for release this summer and developed by Pipe Dream Interactive,
Majesco's internal development studio, Fortress offers both single and multi-player action
in which players are challenged to build castle-like structures while simultaneously
attacking and ultimately destroying their opponents' edifice.
"Fortress' unique combination of puzzle-action and combat strategy
delivers a completely addictive and compelling game play experience that's well positioned
to take advantage of the diverse demographic in the hand held market," said Dan
Kitchen, Vice President of Handheld Development for Majesco. "We're confident that
the hardcore gamer will wholeheartedly embrace the awesome multi-player dynamics, while
the more casual gamer will appreciate the short-learning curve and user-friendly
In Fortress, each level is unique and set in
different time periods from the Stone Age and Medieval Era, to swashbuckling Pirates and
the last frontier of space. Using a variety of building components reminiscent of
each particular time period, players must first build their castles as each building block
falls from the top of the screen onto the playing field. Once the structures are complete,
players strategically position weapons
onto their 'Fortress' to begin the battle, in addition to utilizing certain block
combinations to bring monsters to life to support their conquest.
As full-scale assaults ensue on each 'Fortress', players may choose from an
array of Twerp Characters to aid in the repair of their own structure, or help advance the
destruction of their opponent's castle. The battle continues until one player has
completely destroyed their opponent's structure. By utilizing the Game Boy Advance
link feature, Fortress allows gamers intense multi-player competition, playing
head-to-head against the computer or other opponents.
In addition to Fortress, Majesco has announced plans
to release an impressive 10 titles for the Game Boy Advance system in 2001. These include Iridion 3D, Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Aerial Aces,
Jelly belly, and Earthworm Jim.