Jenga for the Wii and DS: mounting anticipation comes to a crashing climax

Atari has announced today that it will publish videogame versions of the popular block tower building game, Jenga, for the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS. Each game will take advantage of the innovative controls of each system, and “will offer unpredictable, quick-paced, tactical play that combines suspense and risk-taking, where mounting anticipation comes to a crashing climax.” I smell an M rating …

The titles will feature realistic block physics, single and multiplayer modes, and other enhancements including power-ups. The screenshots (taken from the Wii version of the title) show off a number of different environments, as well as various avatars, including a shark. Personally, I can’t think of an animal that could possibly be worse at Jenga than a shark — how would it be able to grab a block with those unwieldy fins?

Jenga will be released this November, and I can’t wait, beacuse picking up blocks after you knock them down is old news.

Nick Chester