Guide the young Terry along endless stunning islands in your search for the source of scattered energy extraterrestrial teacher remains. Learn new techniques, master magical spells, builds weapons and discovers truth behind the mission of the teacher in this enigmatic role play in which nothing is what it seems. Invite your friends to the unique island wai wai for a very special quest that will contribute to the main quest!
Given its enormous popularity in Japan, its very odd how few role-playing games there have been so far for the DS. Its pleasing to see then that when one does make it out though its as gamely original as the console itself. Despite being a product of the same minds behind the ultra violent killer7, this is a far gentler affair as you try to help a nutty professor find new power cells for his space lab. The big gimmick is that the professor exists only on the top screen, portrayed via retro isometric graphics, while you go about helping him on the bottom screen, where the graphics are rendered in a far more realistic style.
The juxtaposition of art styles works extremely well and the game has a great sense of humour, constantly breaking the fourth wall and mocking the usual conventions of video games. However, like most role-playing games, the main focus is on combat which is less successfully odd than the rest of the game. Fighting is all based on statistics and apart from using items and health power-ups it all runs on automatic, which is not exactly the best way to keep your interest. Thankfully most minor enemies can just as easily be avoided as fought, although you do need to keep levelling up to be strong enough to take on the game bosses. You can also find and use a range of different outfits which give you new abilities such as being able to pick locks, cook, fish and so on. Theres also a limited Wi-Fi mode where you can meet and trade with other players. If only the combat had been more interesting this could have been a genuine classic.