So, you're a PlayStation sort of gamer? Don't have Nintendo gaming systems? Missing the madcap gameplay of Warioware
games? Stop your cryin', because Hot PXL
is here and is bringing with it a whole slew of frantic, twitch-filled micro-games that are just perfect for gamers suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder... and it is perfect for gamers with A.D.D. - not only that, Hot PXL
has lots of micro-games! And it's here! (Stay with me, now...)
Playing Hot PXL is easy... sorta. Take the Episodes mode, for example. You select this mode, then you select which themed episode you want to play. Once you've selected an episode, you will be thrown into ten micro-games, one after the other, each of which will give you a very short amount of time to figure out what (simple) task you're supposed to accomplish. If you successfully pass enough of these micro games (I think eight is the minimum to continue), you face a "boss game." These boss games are more like mini-games, with longer time limits and more complexity than the micro-games leading up to them. Completing an episode will unlock the boss game as a playable mini-game in the Boss Games mode, as well as other goodies.
Some of the boss games are definitely worth playing again. The example that springs to mind is a version of Simon. This game is a decent version of the electronic memory game that was such a fad way back when; there are appropriately retro looking red, yellow, blue and green lighted buttons which light up and make their distinctive tones in a sequence and you are tasked with the job of attempting to reproduce this sequence. Each victory is simply rewarded by increasing the length (and, hence, the complexity) by adding another button press to the sequence. To play, you press the action buttons which correspond with the direction of the on-screen button you wish to press, making it very true to the feel of the electronic Simon game.