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IGN TGS 2008: Gomibako Hands-on

IGN writes: "Imagine, if you will, an individual who thinks Tetris is a bunch of trash. Then imagine that this individual makes a game based around that opinion. While that's an extremely inaccurate way to describe the game Gomibako, there's a point nestled in there somewhere. This is Tetris in a trash can. Literally. Here at this year's Tokyo Game Show, I went hands-on with a Japanese PSN game that follows the traditional Tetris drop-down formula except you're dropping trash into some sort of container. The result? Pure confusion.

Because there were no English instructions posted anywhere, I could only assume that the point of this game is to keep the level of trash down and prevent anything from overflowing. Items are rotated in from the corner of the screen and you can use the X button to rotate them around and the Triangle button to slam them roughly into the container. The items that you'll be working with range quite widely in size and shape, including violins, teddy bears, fire hydrants, toilets, wooden horses and other such disposable knick knacks. Depending on the item, it would react differently to being dropped quickly into the bin. For example, a wooden item would shatter into pieces while a toilet would spray water everywhere."

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