When is a side-scrolling 2D platformer not a 2D platformer? When the developer
manages to work stereoscopic glasses into the mix to make the game appear
That is what has happened with Invincible Tiger. This is a platform combat game
that will be a downloadable game on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation
Network. But while the game operates in 3D, players who don’t have stereoscopic
glasses (not included with the game, obviously), can turn it over to 2D and play
Invincible Tiger uses comic book-style graphics and is a level-based game that
uses a scoring system. There is a multiplier for the score, which increases as
the player moves through a level delivering damage but avoiding taking any
damage. The gameplay style could be termed a real throw-back, but the dev team
representative said the goal of the dev team was to create a fun and fast-paced
The game will feature co-op local and online play, but as of the event, there
were no announcements regarding the number of levels the game will have or the
extent of the online portion.
The game will use some of the elements common to these types of games, such as
leveling up a character and learning new moves as players progress.
While Invincible Tiger is a throw-back title, the idea to make it a downloadable
game should work in its favor.