The above video is a Japanese trailer for the upcoming Nintendo DS game Wario: Master of Disguise. Usually I don’t get excited about platforming games, but this one seems to imitate one of my all-time favorite Genesis titles: Kid Chameleon, a game that is LONG overdue for a new-gen upgrade.
Wario: Master of Disguise seems to combine some really clever stylus use with the “don different costumes to solves puzzles and meet hot chicks” gameplay mechanic invented in KC. We’re just hoping the stylus sections don’t seem tacked on like those found in New Super Mario Bros. or Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times; if you can’t combine the stylus with the regular flow of gameplay, just leave it out!