Naughty sounding shooter Big Bang Mini coming to DS

Despite the fact that the name makes it sound like some kind of sleazy dwarf porno, SouthPeak Games’ Big Bang Mini is nothing more than a fireworks-based shooter for the Nintendo DS. Damn it.

But getting past the initial disappointment, Big Bang Mini does have an interesting premise — using blasts of fireworks in the sky to take out approaching enemies. You use the stylus to create fireworks, but if you miss, you’ll be forced to avoid falling sparks created by your explosions. As a finale, each level ends by allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind “Final Bouquet” by designing your own fireworks encore.

I’d rather the game be about naked midgets doing, you know, stuff … but this seems like it’ll do when Big Bang Mini comes to the Nintendo DS this Autumn.

SouthPeak Explode a Big Bang Onto Nintendo DSTM

Big Bang Mini Announced; Fireworks-Themed Shooter To Bring Explosive Action to Handheld

Wednesday 19th March/…  SouthPeak Games today announced another title for its 2008 Nintendo DS™ line-up, in the form of fireworks-based shooter Big Bang Mini. Based around filling the night sky with brilliant bursts of fireworks to take out encroaching enemies, Big Bang Mini will be released for Nintendo’s handheld this autumn.

Big Bang Mini’s main objective is to use the stylus to create fireworks in order to deal with waves of enemies that loom overhead. Miss and you’ll be forced to tackle another challenge – avoiding falling sparks created by your missed explosions. The end of each level comes with a unique opportunity for would-be fireworks designers to make the ‘Final Bouquet’ – a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that will proclaim your victory. With over 90 levels to complete, Big Bang Mini offers players huge scope for its special brand of fireworks fun.

“We usually only get to see fireworks displays happening high above us, but with Big Bang Mini you get to make them yourself,” said Melanie Mroz, CEO of SouthPeak Interactive. “You’ll also be creating them with each stroke of the stylus and watching your dazzling display unfold across the screen. It’s an amazing experience that is sure to give an adrenaline rush every time players set off a huge display.”

Nick Chester