Gamecube - Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (PAL) UKV
Gamecube - Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (PAL) UKV
Used game for the Nintendo Gamecube game console.
Available in-game languages (screen text + speech): English, German, French, Italian, Spanish. Instruction booklet and cover insert text are English.
Tested, works. Disc and instruction booklet in very good condition. Case in good condition. Please refer to pictures for more details of condition and contents.
Genre: 3D platform
Number of players: 1
Product code DOL-GTYP-UKV
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is a platform video game for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCubeand Microsoft Windows developed by Krome Studios and published by EA Games. It was released in North America on September 10, 2002 and later released in PAL regions on November 22, 2002. The Windows version was published by Krome Studios and released worldwide via Steam on December 13, 2016.
The first installment in the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series, the game is set on a fictional Australian island and follows the titular character, the last of the thylacines, as he searches for "Thunder Eggs" to power a machine to locate five scattered talismans and free his family, who are trapped in the Dreamtime by the series antagonist, Boss Cass, a cassowary plotting world domination. Development of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger began in 2000 with five developers from Krome Studios. The development team was later expanded to 45 people. For the levels in the game, the developers drew inspiration from the Australian landscapes.
The game was first revealed in 2002 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo convention in Los Angeles, California. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger received positive reviews from critics, most of whom praised the gameplay and graphics and drew favorable comparisons to the Spyro series. The game sold over one million copies worldwide. Three sequels were produced, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan and Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4.
The game was rereleased on March 21, 2016 for PC on Steam's Early Access platform, and left Steam Early Access on December 13, 2016.
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is a platform game in which the player controls Ty, a Tasmanian tiger, who must gather 17 Fire Thunder Eggs, 17 Ice Thunder Eggs, and 17 Electric Thunder Eggs, in order to power the Talisman Machine, a teleportation device that will locate five mystical talismans, which will in turn have the power to free his family from the Dreamtime. The game takes place in "Rainbow Cliffs", which is divided into a series of "zones", each of which act as the hub areas of the game. Each zone contains three portals which lead to a level. The goal of each level is to obtain Thunder Eggs, which can be retrieved by either performing a certain task, completing a "Time Attack" challenge that can be unlocked upon a level's completion, freeing five bilbies (a group of animals who raised Ty after his parents were imprisoned), or by being found alongside the level's set path. A level is cleared either by collecting a select amount of Thunder Eggs and reaching the end of the path, or beating certain mini-games, each will return Ty to Rainbow Cliffs. Retrieving a Thunder Egg in a level will cause it to appear on the game's pause menu. When at least 17 Thunder Eggs in a zone are obtained, the player navigates their way to the Talisman Machine; after the machine manages to locate a talisman, it opens another portal leading to their original locations; inside these portals, the player must fight and defeat a bossbefore gaining access to a new zone.
The player is given a certain amount of lives, which are usually lost when Ty is attacked by an enemy or falls from a great distance. If all lives are lost at any point in the game, the "Game Over" screen will appear, in which the player can continue from the last level played by selecting "yes". Ty has the ability to jump into the air and uses both biting and throwing boomerangs as his primary means of defense. The player begins the game with a generic boomerang, but can gradually increase their collection by finding secret areas, or collecting 15 "Golden Cogs" scattered throughout each level and trading them into scientist koala character Julius, who creates a new "techno-rang" for the player to use; another method of retrieving a new boomerang is to complete a boss level, after which Julius will harness the excess energy of the Talisman Machine in order to create a new "elemental 'rang", each of which possess elemental powers that can be used to gain access to a new zone. Like elemental-rangs, each techno-rang possesses a unique ability, and can alternatively be used to defeat enemies or retrieve Golden Cogs or Thunder Eggs more efficiently. In early levels of the game, Ty can swim via dog paddle; however, following the third level, "Ship Rex", the player gains the abilities to swim faster and more efficiently and to dive and swim underwater from lifeguard platypus character Rex; in addition, Rex gives the player "Aquarangs", a boomerang exclusively used for attacking underwater.