Top Trumps Adventures: Horror and Predators

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Top Trumps Adventures: Horror and Predators
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Developer(s) SoGoplay, Ironstone Partners
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Windows, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2
Release

Windows

  • PAL: July 27, 2007

PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS

  • PAL: October 12, 2007
Genre(s) Card game

Top Trumps Adventures: Horror and Predators is a video game for the DS, PC and PlayStation 2 consoles, based on the popular Top Trumps card game. It was published by Ubisoft. This release is the sister title to Top Trumps Adventures: Dogs and Dinosaurs, and is part of the Top Trumps Adventures series.

Nintendo DS Nintendo handheld game console

The Nintendo DS, or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device released globally across 2004 and 2005. The DS, short for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen", introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: two LCD screens working in tandem, a built-in microphone, and support for wireless connectivity. Both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance SP. The Nintendo DS also features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi within a short range without the need to connect to an existing wireless network. Alternatively, they could interact online using the now-defunct Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Its main competitor was Sony's PlayStation Portable during the seventh generation of video game consoles. It was likened to the Nintendo 64 from the 1990s, which led to several N64 ports such as Super Mario 64 DS and Diddy Kong Racing DS, among others.

Personal computer Computer intended for use by an individual person

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PlayStation 2 sixth-generation and second home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Gameplay

The player assumes the role of one of two fictional siblings, a girl named Bex or a boy named Matt. The gameplay revolves around playing virtual games of Top Trumps based on the Horror and Predators decks. The Horror deck includes classic monsters such as vampires, ghosts and zombies. The Predator deck includes dangerous animals such as snakes, cats and hawks. [1]

Horror fiction genre of fiction

Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks, or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing". It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is frequently supernatural, though it can be non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society.

Vampire mythological or folkloric creature (for vampires from a work of fiction see Q30061417)

A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhoods they inhabited while they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today's gaunt, pale vampire which dates from the early 19th century.

Ghost soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living (for ghosts from a work of fiction see Q30061299)

In folklore, a ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. In ghostlore, descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike visions. The deliberate attempt to contact the spirit of a deceased person is known as necromancy, or in spiritism as a séance.

The majority of the game is based on one-on-one battles between the two characters, one of which will be controlled by the computer. The game plays similarly to regular Top Trumps games, apart from the use of special powers and abilities. These are chosen at the beginning of each battle and can be used to gain an advantage in the game. In addition, the 'Quiz' mode tests players' knowledge of the cards they are using. [1]

Success in the game unlocks trophies, medals and cards. [1]

See also

<i>Top Trumps</i> card game

Top Trumps is a card game first published in 1978. Each card contains a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to trump and win an opponent's card. A wide variety of different packs of Top Trumps has been published.

<i>Top Trumps: Doctor Who</i> 2008 video game

Top Trumps: Doctor Who is a video game for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Windows and PlayStation 2 consoles, based on the Top Trumps card game. It was published by Eidos. It is the first Doctor Who video game in 11 years since 1997, Destiny of the Doctors.

<i>Top Trumps Adventures</i> (Wii) 2007 video game

Top Trumps Adventures is a compilation video game for the Wii console, developed and published by Ubisoft. Based on the popular Top Trumps card games by Winning Moves, it contains the four packs from the original two Top Trumps Adventures games, Dogs and Dinosaurs and Horror and Predators.

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