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|Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force|
|Platform||Nintendo DS family|
|Developer||1st Playable Productions|
|Publisher||Disney Interactive Studios|
|ESRB rating||Comic Mischief|
|Date released|| America: November 25, 2008|
Singapore: February 13, 2009
UK and Ireland: March 13, 2009
Australia and New Zealand: April 16, 2009
Germany: March 8, 2012
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force is a Club Penguin game for the Nintendo DS. It uses the Nintendo DS's touchscreen to complete intuitive secret agent missions for the Elite Penguin Force, a higher tier of the PSA, (until its destruction) as well as mini-games based upon Club Penguin itself. The game received mostly positive reviews.
On Monday, July 14th, 2008, Club Penguin officially announced one of the largest projects the company would probably ever do. They planned to release a special edition of Club Penguin for the Nintendo DS, which was launched in North America on November 25, 2008 and launched in Europe in March 13, 2009. Before the release of the game, they decided the name could be "Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force".
Nearly a year after the original release, a special edition was released, which contains a 2,500 coin code card, an "EPF" logo stylus, and a DS skin. It also has its own trailer.
The gameplay is very similar to the online missions, by tapping the Touch Screen.
In the game, your penguin is assigned an Elite role ranked superior to the secret agents, an "Elite Penguin Force agent". Players embark on missions utilizing both familiar and all-new gadgets, accessories, vehicles, and locations to investigate mysterious events on Club Penguin Island. In addition, the game operates with the Nintendo Wi-Fi system, Coins that you earn in the game can be sent to your online penguin via the DS. To earn the virtual coins you must play the mini games.
Development and data
- The game was released in cooperation with Disney Interactive Studios and Club Penguin has had a major part of its development.
- The game took 10 months to be created and it was developed by 1st Playable Productions, LLC.
- It is rated "E for Everyone", by the ESRB, and "3+" by the PEGI.
- The game has 2 "3D" Renders. The Ultimate Protobot 10,000, Gary the Gadget Guy (inside the Protobot), and the Snow Trekker (whilst playing Snow Trekker, top screen).
- The game was released in North and South America on November 25, 2008.
- The game was released in Singapore on February 13, 2009.
- The game was released in the UK and Ireland on March 13, 2009.
- The game was released in Australia and New Zealand on April 16, 2009.
- The game was released in Germany on March 8, 2012.
- Take on the role of an EPF agent, completing 13 top secret missions only available on the Nintendo DS.
- Play exclusive new DS-only mini-games, including Snowboarding, Snow Trekker, and Dance Challenge.
- Play favorite Club Penguin mini-games such as Cart Surfer, Jet Pack Adventure, and Ice Fishing in a whole new way, using the DS touch screen and the unique dual-screen view.
- Earn Coins while playing on the DS to spend in game or upload to online accounts.
- Download weekly newsletters and polls, along with new, seasonal missions.
- Explore never-before-seen locations including the Puffle Training Room, Tool Shed, and Mine Tunnels.
- Includes DGamer - the all new online community exclusively for Disney gamers. Create unique 3-D avatars, create a persistent profile, chat with friends in a Club Penguin chat room, share Club Penguin themed accessories, earn in-game honors, and unlock exclusive Disney content.
- Main article: Elite Penguin Force Missions
- The Mystery Unfolds: While looking for an issue of the Club Penguin Times, the player takes a quest with an unusual Blue Puffle to gather pieces of a map, each signed by an enigma named D.
- Left to your Own Devices: The player is hired to join a top secret organization called the Elite Penguin Force (EPF). But first takes test with two elite puffles Bouncer and Blast by the Puffle Handler (PH) and takes a questionnaire by the mysterious director and receives a handy spy gadget.
- Rookie on the Rocks: The player is sent to occupy the wright board down to the wilderness to recover a missing agent, the rookie.
- Looking for Clues: The player learns that they are missing their local gadget inventor, G, and gathers information and clues from nearby residents for the disappearance.
- All's Weld That Ends Weld: The Puffle handler introduces another elite puffle, Flare, to fix the key to G's office. The player finds all that's left are some blueprints and a notepad G had been using.
- Do It Yourself Carting: The information led the player to the mine. With the help from a miner, the player builds a custom-built cart in order to ride the extreme track to find G stranded at the end.
- Double Trouble: The player is sent to find the next elite puffles, Loop, with a lasso that can wrap around moving objects, and Pop, a Purple Puffle that can dance, for the next training assessment, but is interrupted by an earthquake coming from underground.
- Flying High Pitched: The player is sent to fly to the tallest mountain with the jet pack flyer to meet PH with a flute-playing Puffle named Chirp and you must use its flute to break the ice cube. You will win a hat. With all elite puffles, the player takes his final Puffle training assessment to gain the award.
- Super Secret Gadgets: The player and G work together to build an all new gadget, the Snow Trekker, to follow trails of what is causing havoc around Club Penguin and finds a robot tracking device buried at the Mine Shack.
- Damage Control: The player helps the field agents to solve robberies and damages and collects blueprint pages of a scrapbook which tells G that the service robots he had been working on are planning something.
- Robotomy 101: The agents block the Gift Shop entrance to corner the first robot, the Wheel-bot. The player uses the elite puffles to disable the robot and deactivates it with G's robotomy deactivating device.
- Robots on the Run: The agents clear the Ski Hill to capture and deactivate the rest of the robots, the Snow-bot and the Jet-bot.
- An Agent's Work is Never Done: During a celebration party, a great error sends the agents back to HQ to investigate. The player finds that there is an Ultimate Proto-Bot 10000 already built at full size made of pieces of machinery from around Club Penguin. The player rescues G and the caged Puffles and deactivates the monster to save Club Penguin once and for all.
The player is promoted to an ultimate high clearance level by the director for clearing the great climax and saving the entire region of Club Penguin.
- A Wrench in the Works
- Hide and Seek
- Leaning Order of Pizza
- The Wrong Orders
- Alien Conspiracy
- Penguin at Work
- Sweet Friend of Mines
- Drifting Away
- Cause and Effect
- Lost and Confused
- Spring (April 1–7)
- Summer (June 20–30)
- Autumn (October 25–31)
- Winter (December 14–25)
- There is no code card in the UK version's box. Instead, there is a sticker with the code on the plastic wrapping.
- The DGamer feature is not available on the UK version.
- The UK version has a Mic. option not found in the American release. It was later added for the 2009 bundle.
- The DGamer feature isn't available in the German version either. There's a Mic. option instead.
- During its first week, it was the number 1 Nintendo DS game in sale, surpassing various Nintendo games and being in 5th place of Amazon video game sales, both during and after Black Friday.
- In December 2008, the game was announced to be the 4th most popular Nintendo DS game during the week of its release.
- In April 2009, the game won an ELAN award for best handheld game.
- In the announcement of the sequel, Disney also mentioned that the game sold 1.5 million copies in 15 months.
- The game helped 1st Playable Productions go to place 39 in Develop100 during the 2010 issue.
Several things not present in the game are seen in several places.
- The back of the box shows a penguin wearing a Red Electric Guitar. However, the Red Electric Guitar was probably replaced by the Black Electric Guitar during development.
- The back of the box also shows the penguins in Dance Challenge on one screen, proving it was originally going to be single-screen.
- Some mission icons and an image in page 10 of the manual show Dot with black hair, instead of blonde hair.
On May 25, 2010, a sequel named Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge was released. The sequel follows the plot left by online missions.
- If you go into the Dance Lounge and talk to the penguin there, he says, "Someone told me if I stood in the Dojo for thirty minutes, I'd become a ninja. Do you think that's true?" This is a reference to Sensei's joke that if you stood in the Dojo for half an hour, you would become a ninja.
- There is a reference to Pixar Animation Studios in the HQ. If the lamp on the desk is touched, it bounces like Luxo Jr., the lamp in the Pixar logo shown in the opening of every Disney/Pixar movie.
- A reference to Penguin Chat 3 is made in "Super Secret Gadgets" when your penguin says while looking at the Snow Trekker, "Wow, I thought that had vanished off the face of the island...", referencing that it disappeared after Penguin Chat 3 and also implying Club Penguin Island was where Penguin Chat 3 was set.
- The Cove cannot be accessed in the game, even though the Forest is there.
- As of May 20, 2010, the game was no longer connected to the online version anymore (except transfer coins), as becoming an EPF agent did not require the game anymore. However, players could still transfer items from Herbert's Revenge.
- A reference to Rocketsnail, Club Penguin's former employer, is made when Jet Pack Guy says "Faster than a snail tied to a rocket!"
- This was Dot's first appearance in Club Penguin.
- The Puffle Training Room under the ground is in this game.
- Every code's sprite looks like it says 'Secret' before you decode it.
- Neil Hooson illustrated the box art for the first Elite Penguin Force DS game.
- The sprites for your penguin while searching in the map are the same as the in-game sprites in the online game.
- ↑ http://bvgames.disney.go.com/disney/news/Club%20Penguin_25November2008.html
- ↑ http://ds.ign.com/articles/941/941248p1.html
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20090304175046if_/http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117939141.html
- ↑ http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=21393
- ↑ http://ds.ign.com/articles/977/977206p1.html
- ↑ http://issuu.com/develop/docs/develop100_2010