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Glover was a video game featuring a magic hand glove called Glover. It was released for the Nintendo 64 and the PC. The game fallows the story of Glover after the glove's wearer, a wizard, whos experiment goes wrong and an explosion threw glover out of the castle and threatened the magic crystals on the wizard's castle. Glover saved the crystals after using his magic powers to turned them into rubber balls but the balls were sealed in alternate worlds by the evil magic. Without the crystals the world is a hostile environemt which must be cured by rescuing the crystals. The wizard was crystalized. Also a result of the accident, there is an "evil" glove (from the other wizards hand) who is out to thwart Glover's efforts.
Crystals are rescued by guiding Glover and his ball around seven worlds, each containing three levels, a boss and bonus stage. The ball can also be transformed into one of four forms. These are the rubber ball, metallic ball, bowling ball and crystal form. The crystal form is very sensitive but is worth double points so to score big, use the crystal. There are also plenty of magic potions to help Glover with his quest.
Controls are a bit strange at first, the ball can rolled, bounced and thrown, or glover can walk on top of the ball. On water, the controls are reversed (except in easy difficulty). Glover can also collect cards which allow him to access the bonus stages, all of which must be collected to unlock and cannot be accessed in easy mode because he cheats with his card locator tool in that mode. Glover put the platform game concept on a roll, and made good use of the analog stick on the Nintendo 64 platform. Sadly the game was a bit obscure.
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