Touchmaster gripping DS

Midway shrinks down its popular touch-screen trivia arcade games to a new palm-sized title. First screens inside.

LAS VEGAS--For years, Midway has entertained millions of arcade-goers and barflies with its touch-screen trivia and casual games. Now the company is compiling many of those games into a title for the only touch-sensitive portable on the market, the Nintendo DS. Though not yet rated, the game is due out this summer.

Titled Touchmaster DS, the game will feature 23 "classic" games from the full-sized touch-screen machines. Besides the trivia challenges, which have settled countless bar bets nationwide, the compilation will include a variety of card games, including the world's most prevalent time-waster, solitaire. Also included are mahjong, several puzzle games (including Gem Slide), and a simple basketball game called Hot Hoops--a title Midway went as far as to trademark.

Unsurprisingly, all games included in Touchmaster DS will take advantage of the DS's touch-sensitive screen and stylus. Touchmaster DS will also use the handheld's Wi-Fi connection to let players log onto the Midway Tournament Network, which will list high scores and daily rankings and will host tournaments sometime in the future.

GameSpot editor Jeff Gerstmann got his hands on Touchmaster DS at the 2007 Midway Gamers' Day--check out his preview for more information on the game.

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Eloy
Eloy

Great!...a new addition for touch generetion!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

cool, might have to check this out

JimBurber
JimBurber

I've been waiting for them to start doing this for ages... it better have the card game with the monkeys... and the barrels... ??? whatever it's called, it's awesome! :D

Dolacide
Dolacide

I'll check it out, that it.

Re_ensurer
Re_ensurer

Boy, there's almost too much news this week.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

I bet they won't include the uncover adult games. This looks interesting anyway.

gohantech00
gohantech00

Aw man, I remember playing this ish back when I went with my parents to this local bar sometimes. Used to waste dozens of quarters just to play the word games on that thing:lol:. Might be cool on the DS

Tylendal
Tylendal

One more lure for the non-gamer. : )

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

lol, I wonder if this has those puzzles with the naked chicks in 'em just like the bar does. I think that was an arcade game anyway... if not, I better lay off the sauce.

juanfraino
juanfraino

Could this be better than Club House Games?

TryMe01
TryMe01

too bad clubhouse games was released some time ago...