TeamXbox: PowerUp Forever Hands-On Preview

TeamXbox writes: "The concept of a fractal is easier to visualize than to read, but here goes: It's a geometric pattern that is supposed to be consistent as you focus in or out on it-what one reference calls "self-similarity." The detail may not seem to be there as you look at it, but if you frame out a portion of the whole thing and zoom in, you'll see something that then looks like the original…and if you take a chunk of the new image and zoom in on that, you'll see the same pattern again, and so on, ad infinitum.

The reason I bring this up at the start of a PowerUp Forever preview is that, as far as I'm concerned, the best way to describe the game's design is that it's like the previously explained method of viewing a fractal…but in reverse. Let me zoom in on this game design for your understanding."

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