Daxter (2006)
Platformer
Publisher SCEA
Developer Ready at Dawn
Series Jak & Daxter

Daxter is a totally fresh take on the Jak and Daxter universe by casting him as the main character and finally allowing gamers to play as the wisecracking sidekick. Daxter aims to set the standard for character action games on the PSP while pushing the Jak & Daxter universe in new directions enabling players to see it from a totally different perspective. The game takes place during the two years Daxter spends trying to find and free Jak, who was imprisoned during the events that led to that start of Jak II. Daxter is now on his own, in an unknown place and quickly realizes that being small and furry doesn't do a lot for his chances of survival. Taking on the job as pest exterminator to help stamp out a mysterious bug infestation, Daxter explores parts of Haven City and collects clues to find Jak. The thing is, nothing ever goes his way and Daxter will soon realize that he'll get more excitement from his job than he bargained for! The graphical style stays true to the Jak & Daxter universe, taking the player through various locations unexplored in Jak II and Jak 3. Daxter's swatter and bug spray gun will offer unique action mechanics across numerous seamless environments. Additionally, Daxter's vehicle maneuvering skills are put to the test with various vehicle levels.




Daxter stars for the first time on his own in this action-platformer that reveals how he became a hero and freed Jak at the beginning of Jak II. Finally able to explore past the secure boundaries of Haven City, Daxter inadvertently takes on a job as a pest exterminator, a task the Old Sage intuitively knew he was proficient at since the first Jak and Daxter. Armed with a fly swatter and soon afterwards a spray canister that allows him to not only stun bugs but to hover in the air, Daxter unravels to the player the introduction of the upcoming invasion that occurred in Jak II into Haven City. The invasion is led by the Metal Heads who are using bug-like variations called Metal Bugs to permeate the city. Later upgrades include a flame thrower attachment as well as a detonator weapon.

Daxter's path towards freeing Jak involves a series of platforming and combat challenges through a wide variety of environments ranging from a high speed transit system to a fish cannery, and all the way to the Krimson Guard fortress where Daxter has to sneak past the guards to eventually save Jak.

Daxter features a variety of vehicle levels, minigames typical of the Jak series, as well as a series of dream level sequences that take Daxter into a realm where he is the hero. The dream minigames spoof cinematic moments from The Matrix, Indiana Jones, Braveheart and Lord of the Rings. Wi-fi multiplayer mode of Bug combat is included, where players can use their trained collected bugs to fight each other.
Product Details
UPC 711719645962
Format UMD
No. of Disks 1
Multiplayer Support Wi-Fi
Region Europe
Language English
Audience Rating 7+
Review Rating 87
Completed No