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| September 29, 2011
Katamari Amore Rolls Into The App Store
The second iOS installment of Namco's popular Katamari Damacy series, Katamari Amore, is now available in the App Store. Katamari Amore once again allows you to play as the Prince as he rolls his sticky Katamari all around new environments trying to collect as many objects as possible in order to increase its size. When you first start out your Katamari is only able to pick up smaller items like pins and marshmallows, but as you gather items you'll be able to pick up monstrous ones like planes, ships, and even entire buildings which will also allow you to discover new areas. [caption id="attachment_232200" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Roll that Katamari!"][/caption] Speaking of new areas, all six of Katamari Amore's new environments are exclusive to iOS. You're able to travel through each of them via any of the four included modes: Story, Time Attack, Exact Size Challenge, and Eternal. The game also includes a bonus PAC-MAN environment that replaces the usual Katamari with PAC-MAN himself and mixes up the rules a bit. Katamari Amore features tilt and touch control methods, with the latter allowing you to utilize single or dual pad options. You'll definitely want to tinker around with all three methods to discover which works best for you. Katamari Amore for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store as a free download, which only allows you to play Time Attack mode in the "John's Room" environment. To unlock the rest of the environments and modes, you'll have to purchase the "Have a Nice Trip" pack for $3.99. Two additional packs will be available in the future in the form of in-app purchases.