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Unearth FREE Nintendo Fossil Fun at Tar Pits


Nintendo Fossil Fighters Launch at La Brea Tar Pits this Thursday, August 6th – Free Page Museum Admission for Adults Accompanied by a Child

la-brea-tar-pits-image-1Visit the renowned La Brea Tar Pits for a day of fun with Nintendo to celebrate the upcoming launch of Fossil Fighters for the Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi hand-held gaming systems in advance of its August 10th release. Parents will be granted free admission to the nearby Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits when accompanied by a child, and there will be several activities going on throughout the day, including:

A competitive fossil dig, in which kids will be split into two teams and dig through sand pits to find puzzle pieces. The teams will then work together to complete the puzzle and build a large dinosaur-like creature known as a “Vivosaur.”

· Guided tours of the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits

· Opportunities to play Fossil Fighters throughout the day before its release or compete in a Fossil Fighters tournament

· Trivia contest based on what the kids learn throughout the day

· Lot of chances to win prizes (while they last)

fossil_fighters_ndsboxart_160wWHO: Kids, parents, teens, fossil enthusiasts and gaming fans of all kinds

: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Great Lawn at Hancock Park
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

51stphdugsl_aa280_WHAT: Already a world-famous destination for prehistoric discovery, L.A.’s La Brea Tar Pits will be the site of an extraordinary entertainment find as Nintendo heralds the upcoming release of its new Fossil Fighters game for the portable Nintendo DS system with a launch event for kids and their parents.

Fossil Fighters combines the fascinating fun of fossil study with the engaging hand-held game play of Nintendo DS. Players must use the stylus and touch screen to find and carefully clean fossils in order to revive and power-up battle-ready Vivosaurs, expanding their collection and attempting to become the best Fossil Fighter around.

The game also allows players to battle or trade their fossils with friends via a local wireless connection.

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