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Episode 32

Posted by abootgames on September 11, 2006

A thousand apologies for missing last week. We did have a long week end here in North America with “Labour Day” so I hope you all can understand.

We are back this week with a bit of a short show, due to the fact we could not get together to record.

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Reviews:

Castlevania – Symphony of the night – The classic PS1 title, coming soon to xbox live arcade. Awsome 2D action game. This is one of the BEST 2D platformers. I have had this game since it made greatest hits and have yet to complete fully. (100%). You will play through the castle twice in this game, once in a normal manner the second upside down. This should be huge on XLA.

Shining Force NEO – Decent RPG

Astonishia Story – Odd little RPG for the PSP. 2D cartoon look the reminds me of the SNES days. This has more colours then the Super Nintendo was capable of but no much better. There are some very odd little cut scenes revolving around piracy. Odd to say this but there are many better RPG’s for the PSP. The battle system is tacticle style.
FF I & II: Dawn of Souls – Pretty remake of the originals, nice portable game.
Releases:

DS –

Mario Hoops 3 on 3 – A Mario’d basket ball –

Cooking Mama – a cooking game for the DS – cool use of touch screen for slicing and other prep work.

Harvest Moon DS – It’s harvest moon but for the DS

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Great looking game but who fired first?

MechAssault: Phantom War – not so great looking but hopefully it plays well.

Mega Man ZX – A “new” mega man series for the DS.

GBA –

Disney’s Little Einsteins – Based on Disney show – platformer aimed at kids.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Great looking game but who fired first?

My Little Pony: Crystal Princess Runaway Rainbow – Words cannot describe the feeling of a rainbow that has run away. But My Little Pony & Friends will try to understand, with the help of the Crystal Princess. – Riiiiiight!

The Cheetah Girls – another disney show turned video game

Game Cube –

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Great looking game but who fired first?

PC –

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Great looking game but who fired first?

NHL 07 – EA’S Annual Hockey Offering

Joint Task Force – military RTS is current day setting

Faces of War – WWII RTS this time by ubi-soft

Galaxy of Games 5000 – a huge collection of games, board games , card games little action games.

PS2 –

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Great looking game but who fired first?

NHL 07 – EA’S Annual Hockey Offering

NHL 2K7 – The other hockey game –

Rule of Rose – a Action / Puzzel game with a creepy feel to it.

PSP –

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Great looking game but who fired first?

NHL 07 – EA’S Annual Hockey Offering

Rengoku II: The Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N. – The first one sucked so I hope this one is better

Bomberman – a gem dropping puzzel game WTF

Bounty Hounds – an action game with RPG elements

xbox – xbox 360 –

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy – Great looking game but who fired first?

NHL 07 – EA’S Annual Hockey Offering

NHL 2K7 – The other hockey game –

News:

Top Ten games in Japan b ased on sales were ALL DS games. http://www.joystiq.com/2006/08/31/ds-dominates-japanese-game-sales-charts/

01 NDS FF3 – 503,051 / NEW
02 NDS NEW SMB – 65,556 / 2,901,264
03 NDS Rune Factory – 42,210 / NEW
04 NDS Brain Age 2 – 41,784 / 3.073.195
05 NDS Cooking Navi – 37,326 / 384,045
06 NDS Tamagotchi 2 – 30,504 /430,933
07 NDS Mario Basketball 3on3 – 30,355
08 NDS Animal Crossing WW – 30,023 / 3,149,131
09 NDS Brain Age – 22,866 / 2,736,150
10 NDS English Training – 17,465

Madded 2007 sells 2 million copies in first week –

PS3 European Launch delayed until March 2007 – North America and Japan are on track but with far less then expexted. Due to various issues with Blu-ray mass production there should only have 400k in NA and 100k in Japan. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=19492 and http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/09/06/business/AS_FIN_COM_Japan_Sony_PlayStation.php

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