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Funky Lab Rat Grooves Onto PSN Next Week

Posted by James Newton

Nearly time to cut the cheese

Funky Lab Rat takes that classic situation – a laboratory rat capable of manipulating time – and places it in a 2D puzzle-platformer where the titular rodent must use his incredible powers to solve a wide range of physics-based puzzles on his way to the exit of each level.

The game will be fully playable with PlayStation Move, allowing you to pause, rewind and fast-forward time to negotiate the tricky stages, and the controller's pointer allows greater accuracy when moving items around the play area. DualShock 3 is fully supported too, with over 80 stages to challenge your mental acuity and manual dexterity.

Funky Lab Rat begins its PSN-powered escape in Europe next Wednesday, November 24th, followed by a North American release the following Tuesday, November 30th. There's a video scampering about below this press release, so hit fast-forward to see the game in motion.

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To make your exciting escape, you can stop time and rearrange 81 levels in 10 worlds thanks to the PlayStation®Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller.

The game will be available for download on November 24th in Europe and on November 30th in America.

FRANCE – 15 NOVEMBER, 2010 – Hydravision Entertainment announced today its super-challenging action and puzzle platformer Funky Lab Rat will scamper to PlayStation 3 system on November 24th in Europe and on November 30th in America.

Funky Lab Rat is an exclusive to PlayStation 3 system at launch and will be available for download on the PlayStation®Store in both America and Europe.

Thanks to its original and energizing gameplay players will manipulate time, space and gravity!
Using a PlayStation®Move motion controller or a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller: freeze time, stop the action and even rewind to re-arrange and place the available items to facilitate your fast escape.

Connect on the official website to discover more about what awaits you in Diego's world at www.funkylabrat.com.

The Funky Lab Rat challenge: Get out! Stop time, organize, synchronize, and re-start time!
The action is set in a lab, where players become Diego, a very cool, super-powered funky lab rat who decides it's time to break free! Player's mission is to make it through the final lab gate by crossing over pits and overcoming obstacles! All the items must be carefully placed and synchronized for the escape to work. If your synchronization doesn't work, you can try again by rewinding time so you don't have to re-start the level every time.

One of the 81 challenges in Funky Lab Rat is figuring out how to stand on end three columns in the pit and put boxes on top of each column to create an escape bridge across the deadly pit. Once you have it figured out, stop the action (gravity, too!), then re-start the action and make your escape!

But, it's one thing to create an escape bridge, but it's quite another challenge to cross that bridge when the columns are teetering and the boxes are moving. It's not so easy! Getting through 81 levels will keep your little rat busy for hours! So, how resourceful a rat are you?

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User Comments (1)

EdEN

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EdEN said:

Interesting game, specially with all the physics related to gameplay. Pricing will be everything what allows it or hinders it from selling according to the publisher's expectations.

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