First Screens Of Minter’s XBLA Title – Space Giraffe

Jeff Minter (author of such 8-bit classics as Gridrunner, Trip-a-Tron, Mama Llama, Hover Bovver, Iridis Alpha and Meta-Galactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time and of course Tempest 2000) is working on a new game which will soon be hitting XBLA (possibly sometime later this year). The game is called Space Giraffe and to put it simply is a little bit insane. Now bear with us when we explain how the game plays…

In Space Giraffe you are in control of a giraffe. The giraffe fires from its hooves. As you shoot stuff the tail grows longer. The length of the tail determines how many things get smart bombed when you press the smart bomb button – the segments of the tail explode sequentially, taking out one enemy with each segment. If you don’t use the tail and keep it until the end of the level you get extra points. Also if you have not noticed there are loads of curse words!