An upcoming DSi hidden object game uses the handheld’s cameras to emulate technology similar to that of Dr. Who’s Tardis.
Anybody who knows Dr. Who understands that his time-and-space traveling Tardis was way bigger on the inside than it appeared on the outside. DSiWare’s Rittai Kakushi E Attakoreda, which translates to something like Hidden 3D Image: There It Is!, makes the DSi look like it was created in the same way. Players of the game will feel as if they’re peering into a fully 3D scene, rather than looking at a flat LCD screen.
The game is really something that you won’t understand fully until you see it in action. It apparently uses the DSi’s camera’s in such a way so that if the DSi is tilted, it makes it appear to change the view on the system’s two screens as if the viewer was looking around a 3D room, simulating actual depth. The game is billed as a puzzle-adventure, but looks like a hidden object game with a twist. Players must rotate each scene to find letters and other objects, but they’re often formed only by looking at the space from a certain angle.
Rittai Kakushi E Attakoreda will be available March 3 as a download though the DSiWare shop for a reasonable 500 Nintendo points, but has only been announced for Japan as of now. Considering how the game asks players to find letters from the basic English alphabet, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this neat little title hit other regions’ DSiWare shops someday too. I know when I get my extra large DSi it would be something I’d drop a 5-spot on. I’ve always wanted a Tardis, but if this is the closest I can realistically get without upsetting the flow of time, so be it.