Mattel has just launched a brand-new game that offers a combination of physical and electronic play experience that is sure to mix up everyone.
Called Crossed Signals, Mattel’s latest addition to its game lineup is a fast-paced, electronic light and sound matching game that is simple to learn but challenging to master. Designed for fun-seekers 8 years old and up, Crossed Signals tests players’ speed and accuracy by moving the game’s joysticks to match light and voice commands before the timer runs out. “Is there an arrow? Move the stick in that direction. See an ‘X’? Move in the opposite direction. Are both arrows lit? Shake it!” read a portion of the game’s official description.
Crossed Signals can be played solo or with up to 3 friends, including a dueling showdown where 2 players each take a stick. The player with the highest score wins. With built-in multiplayer mode and digital scorekeeping, players can challenge their friends in an in-person game or remotely via video chat. All players, however, must have their own Crossed Signals device for multiplayer gameplay via video chat.
Crossed Signals offers four different and exciting gameplay variations, which are as follows:
- Light Pursuit: Follow the light commands as the game gets progressively more challenging.
- Speed Signals: See how many points you can score in a minute by following the light commands.
- Go-No-Go: If the game says “GO!”, follow the light commands. If the game says, “NO!”, hold the sticks still.
- Signal Showdown: Play head-to-head with each player holding one joystick. The player who follows the light command first scores the point.
“The Mattel Games portfolio features some of the most popular games in the world, and we continue to create innovative products that are simple to understand and beloved by families,” said Ray Adler, Vice President, Global Head of Games, Mattel, in a press release. “With more people seeking active and social gameplay options than ever before, Crossed Signals gets players up on their feet for an exciting and interactive challenge, perfect for indoor and outdoor game nights.”
Crossed Signals is now exclusively available for purchase at the Target website and Target stores across the U.S. for $19.99, and will be available globally this fall.