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Temple of Zoom. Adding a twist on Flash-based stick figure games and physics-oriented platformers like N-Game, comes Matsushita/Panasonic's followup to Toshiba's "Tobby" line of promotional games. Collect dots Pac-Man (Java) style, in addition to powerups resembling digital viewfinder icons. Jump atop camera lenses which double as elevators, while dodging the occasional Red-Eye sensor. Your "prize", should you choose to accept it, is a bottle of soda pop coupon for the new Lumix camera. via
posted by Smart Dalek (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
I actually have a Lumix camera.

Quite a bit more noise than my old Fuji F-series, but sadly they were a bit fragile. The 10x optical zoom with image stabilization is pretty nice, gotta say.
posted by effugas at 4:57 AM on July 13, 2007


Bah. Like I'd ever give up my 400D.
posted by chuckdarwin at 5:09 AM on July 13, 2007


Heh. Those swinging ropes remind me of Jet Set Willy.
posted by Jimbob at 5:37 AM on July 13, 2007


Fun game. Annoying, but fun.

Side track - anyone want to explain the specs of the camera they're punting? 7.2M effective pixels but an 8.5M CCD? I assumed effective was normally interpolated from a smaller CCD... [specs]
posted by twine42 at 5:57 AM on July 13, 2007


Most Cameras I've seen have lower effective pixels then sensor pixels, and I've thought that was because the image does not fill up the entire sensor area.
posted by delmoi at 6:27 AM on July 13, 2007


They use the extra pixel for the anti-shake technology. They track a 7.2 MP window over the 8.5 MP surface. The extra pixels are a margin that's used to allow the image to move around a bit.
posted by GuyZero at 7:10 AM on July 13, 2007


The character controls on that game suck a dirty butt.
posted by item at 7:32 AM on July 13, 2007


Bah. Like I'd ever give up my 400D.

From our cold, dead hands!
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:33 AM on July 13, 2007


They use the extra pixel for the anti-shake technology. They track a 7.2 MP window over the 8.5 MP surface. The extra pixels are a margin that's used to allow the image to move around a bit.

Are you sure about that? For one thing, it doesn't seem like it would actually work with a still camera, and for another, I'm pretty sure the Lumix cameras use optical image stabilization.
posted by delmoi at 9:43 AM on July 13, 2007


Damn, I just bought an LZ7 two weeks ago after my LZ2 was stolen. They're great cameras with more features for the price and size than any other.

Except maybe this Olympus on sale at Amazon for 70% off.
posted by euphorb at 9:57 AM on July 13, 2007


this thread: least hostile response to a post about a brochure site's marketing-driven flash game ever.
posted by damehex at 10:17 AM on July 13, 2007


Are you sure about that?

Maybe I'm thinking of video cameras, yeah.
posted by GuyZero at 10:40 AM on July 13, 2007


So it's like [n] but... umm... branded and crappier?
posted by hypocritical ross at 11:36 AM on July 13, 2007


I have an LZ3 which I really like, but the zoom-knob/shutter button has broken off which makes the camera hard to use. They are pretty good cameras, though.

The game, on the other hand... I have to agree with item that the controls aren't very good. They're too loose. I have trouble jumping onto the zoom lens without overshooting it. Find someone else to save your magical camera world, Panasonic... I'm just not the one.
posted by Nedroid at 11:38 AM on July 13, 2007


The tags on on this post remind me of the taste of Pepsi Blue.
posted by quadog at 12:57 PM on July 13, 2007


I have the DMC-TZ3A, and I love it.
posted by KokuRyu at 1:07 PM on July 13, 2007


I've got a DMC-FZ30. Love it. I call it the "analysis camera" due to it's extreme functionality.

Game sux tho...
posted by djrock3k at 2:26 PM on July 13, 2007


pepsi blue - Just sayin'
posted by joelf at 8:38 PM on July 14, 2007


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