GBA & NDS Titles Expected 22nd to 26th October

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hadrian, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Yay another load of samey titles that we've played a million times ago every bleeding week. Phoenix Wright is a must of course, unless you played the J version to death. Front Mission should be worth a try and I hope it'll be more than a PSX port. Would like to play the Snooker title and I hope its good.

    22nd October

    The Sims 2: Castaway

    Region: US Genre: Survival-me-do
    Developer: Maxis Publisher: EA

    Yet another Sims game, this time its set on a desert island and you're people have to survive. Cashing in on Lost do you think? Unlike the other versions, the DS one only lets you take control over one Sim. You can create your character and tweak a variety of physical attributes, and then you can go about exploring, gathering materials, and building things to survive. The game is essentially a story/adventure game with simulation elements, and involves a lot of social networking between your Sim and the other surviving Sims on the island. Of course a lot of the survival jizz is handled by lots of mini games.

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    23rd October

    Chessmaster: The Art of Learning

    Region: US Genre: Chess-me-do
    Developer: Maxis Publisher: Ubisoft

    Could this finally be the game chess fans have been waiting for? Personally I'd rather have Battle Chess DS but I'm like that. Using a very very simplified version of videogame chess this game intends to teach you the rules and also play regular chess. Also included are multiplayer wireless modes and six original mini games, including "Fork My Fruit" which erm sounds a bit rude. Players will also have access to 900 of the world's most important chess games, which are analyzed to help players improve their tactics.

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    EA Playground

    Region: US Genre: Mini games-me-do
    Developer: EA Canada Publisher: EA

    Another title featuring yet more mini games. Blow into the Nintendo DS mic to shoot spitballs and battle your friends and family in dodgeball -- every game brings its own twist to the controls for the ultimate, all-ages, party game! And if family and friends are not around, you can still have fun in EA Playground. Explore the world on your own as you enter different locations, unlocking new activities, making wacky in-game friends and collecting rewards and stickers to upgrade your abilities along the way. No wi-fi wtf?? Only multicard multiplayer? EA = LOSE!

    Video Link

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    Ed, Edd & Eddy: Scam of the Century

    Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: D3 Publisher: D3

    Another lame looking platformer, like the ones we've been getting from THQ since the SNES days...except this isn't by THQ.

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    Front Mission

    Region: US Genre: Turn based Tactical RPG-me-do
    Developer: Square Enix Publisher: Square Enix

    I can see this featuring in my unappreciated bit. I really hoping people will give this game a go because Front Mission is a damn fine series of games. If you like Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem then give this a go. Ok this is a port of the PSX game Front Mission 1st which was a remake of the SNES game but with new stuff added. This version adds even more stuff and modes and also makes use of the DS special features. Next year SE will release a new FM game for the DS in Japan, hopefully this game will do well enough for that one to make it over here.

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    Hannah Montana: Music Jam

    Region: US Genre: Music-me-do
    Developer: Gorilla Games Publisher: Disney

    People who have played this say its good, they say its really good! Will you see past the license to give it a go?

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    Imagine Animal Doctor / Imagine Fashion Designer / Imagine Babyz

    Region: US Genre: Stereotyping girls-me-do
    Developer: Ubisoft Publisher: Ubisoft

    Ok here are three titles that are aimed at girls, 'cos you know all girls want to imagine that they are a vet or fashion designer or that they have a baby. Not sure the baby one will do that well as most 13-16 year olds have one by now. Next year there will also be Imagine Figure Skating and Imagine Master Chief...sorry Chef and Imagine Abortion Clinic, one of those isn't true. I can't find any screens right now but just imagine any other girl aimed Ubisoft game and you'll probably be right.

    Mega Man ZX Advent

    Region: US Genre: platform shoot-me-do
    Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom

    I liked the last ZX game, it was good even though ITS NOT MEGA MAN! Seriously Capcom, bring the guy back I just can't understand why you don't play the guy in these games, who the hell wants to play some kid in a suit when you could be Mega Man?? If it was up to me I'd bring back the awesomness of the NES titles and bang them up to date with explosions and other jizz. Anyway the Japanese version seemed ok, better than most games on the DS anyway but not for everyone.

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    Napoleon Dynamite

    Region: US Genre: sexist-me-do
    Developer: Crave Publisher: Crave

    This looks like a piece of crap to cash in on a film released ages ago. Also looks like that the designers never watched the film but looked at images from the film. Amazingly this isn't by DSI but by the other shitmongers Crave!

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    Naruto: Path of the Ninja

    Region: US Genre: RPG-me-do
    Developer: TOSE Publisher: D3

    Yet another Naruto game but this one is a RPG this time. Probably only for Naruto fans.

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    Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots GBA & NDS

    Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: THQ Publisher: THQ

    Damn...another lame cash in game...ok. Yes its yet another Nicktoon platforming title. Bless THQ for still supporting the GBA though, actually that Krusty Krab GBA title wasn't too bad.

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    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations

    Region: US & Europe Genre: Lawyer-me-do
    Developer: Capcom Publisher: Capcom

    Well the Japanese one does actually have an English mode but a lot of people are waiting for a proper English one. Also out on the same day is the Euro one which will please those who are kinda lame with English. Its a great game though I've still yet to finish it. Now the wait for the 4th game is one!

    Video Link....Madness?

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    Pocket Pets

    Region: US Genre: Pet-me-do
    Developer: Agatsuma Entertainment Publisher: O3 Entertainment

    The English version of Hana Deka Club: Animal Paradise.

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    Rhythm n' Notes

    Region: US Genre: Music-me-do
    Developer: Agetec Inc. Publisher: Agetec Inc.

    Another music title but this one trys to teach you about rhythm and shiz.

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    Spanish For Everyone

    Region: US Genre: Spanish-me-do
    Developer: No Company Publisher: Activision

    It teaches Spanish! Thanks to webyugioh for the images.

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    SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis NDS & GBA

    Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: THQ Publisher: THQ

    Another game by THQ to sap monies from parents purses (or wallets!) and again theres a GBA version which will probably be a bit better.

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    Super Collapse 3

    Region: US Genre: Puzzle-me-do
    Developer: MacPlay Publisher: MumboJumbo
    Multi player: Nothing said.

    Another PC puzzle game makes it onto the DS. It keeps getting delayed so lets see if it makes the date.

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    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody : Circle of Spies

    Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: A2M Publisher: Disney

    Christ wasn't there a cash in game a few months back? This sucks ass...ok well yeah another game based on this crap tv show. Expect mediocrity and mini games in place of any original ideas.

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    Zoo Hospital

    Region: US Genre: Vet-me-do
    Developer: Torus Publisher: Majesco Games

    Well I was kinda hoping for a Theme Hospital sort of game but instead we've got some sort of vet game...again. Well it could be alright but then Zoo Tycoon DS sucked balls.

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    25th October

    As there are so many Japanese titles out this week I've decided to just mention those that we can play or people are looking forward to.

    Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Fuuketsu no Grimoire

    Region: Japan Genre: Strategy-me-do
    Developer: Blade Interactive Publisher: Square Enix

    Yet another Final Fantasy title for the DS, but thats OK it beats seeing games end with z. A sequel to FF Tactics Advance, this time it'll have touch screen gubbins and WFC multiplayer which I guess is very very welcome!

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    Winning Eleven DS 2: Goal X Goal

    Region: Japan Genre: Football-me-do
    Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami

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    Dungeon Maker

    Region: Japan Genre: RPG-me-do
    Developer: BGlobal A Entertainment Publisher: Global A Entertainment

    The series comes to the DS. Global A chose to go with kid-friendly artwork and a magical shovel for the DS game opposed to the grittier look in PSP series. The important point is you build dungeons in both and that's the major selling point of Global A's series but I think I'll look forward more to the PSP version if it comes out in the West.

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    Apathy: Narugami Gakuen Toshi Densetsu Tantei Kyoku

    Region: Japan Genre: Adventure-me-do
    Developer: Del Publisher: Arc

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    Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

    Region: Japan Genre: Adventure-me-do
    Developer: Bandai Namco Publisher: Bandai Namco

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    Crossword DS + Sekai 1-Shuu Cross
    Tantei Kibukawa Ryosuke Jiken Tan: The Masquerade Lullaby
    Simple Series 24: The Sensha
    Simple Series 25: The Koushounin
    Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann
    The Frogman Show
    Eigo o Taberu Fushigi na Ikimono Marsh
    Sekai no Shougi
    Mensetsu no Tatsujin: Tenshoku-Hen
    Maru Kaite DonDon Oboeru: Kyoui no Tsugawa Shiki Kanji Kioku Jutsu - Kiso Gakushuu Hen
    Mainichi Happy! Ayanokouji Kimimaro no Life Kit
    Keiba Navi: Uma no Suke 2
    Illust Logic DS + Colorful Logic
    ESSE Shikkari Kakeibo DS
    Tomodachi Tsukurou! Mahou no Koukan Nikki
    Sugar Bunnies DS: Yume no Sweets Koubou
    Dengeki Bunko Ira no Sora UFO Natsu II

    Sorry theres not detail for all for but its kinda time consuming getting info on all games.

    26th October

    World Snooker Championship: Season 2007-08

    Region: Europe Genre: Snooker-me-do
    Developer: Blade Interactive Publisher: Blade Interactive

    Whats this? I nice looking Snooker game on the DS? With official content? I'm in! Looking forward to this one, it features 96 of the worlds top players, nine official tournaments, challenge mode and it has pure 3D play. If they can nail the psychics & AI like the developers did in the 360 version then we're in for a treat! Doesn't seem to have any multiplayer though which is stupid.

    Video Link Steve Davis Advert

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    Solitaire Overload

    Region: US Genre: Soilatire-me-do
    Developer: Cosmigo Publisher: Telegames

    This features 101 solitaire games. The entire game is touch screen controlled, which makes it just as simple as playing it on the computer. Simply drag the cards around, or double tap them when appropriate. Should keep players who like his sort of thing happy for a bit. Of course being a budget title, theres no wi-fi.


    Interactive Storybook Series 2 & 3

    Region: US Genre: Book-me-do
    Developer: Tommo Publisher: Tommo

    Two storybook titles. Nuff Said. I would show some screens but do you even care?

    And thats it. Expect delays and what not and don't always expect a dump the second the shops open, have some bloody patience ok? I was gonna get rid of the me-do bit but someone was bitching yesterday so they stick for now as I'd hate to think that they have influence me. [​IMG]

    Coming Soon

    The Legend of Kage 2

    Region: Japan/US Genre: Ninja-me-do
    Developer: Tatio Publisher: Tatio
    Released: Japan Febuary 2008 & US Q1 2008

    A very long awaited sequel to a game that was released into the arcades 20 years ago. You basically played a ninja and went around slicing enemies, nothing complicated just nice simple hacking and slashing. This game is aimed at those who are sick of the touching and scratching and who want something thats just simple to play but not easy! The new game has 12 stages for Kage and 12 stages for his kunoichi counterpart, Chihiro but chances are that they will probably be the same 12 but with different enemy and item layout. The developers are also aiming for a deeper game though I have no idea what they mean. Yes yes the NES version of the first game sucked total ass but the arcade one was good, I really liked it because I like these sort of games and well I doubt Temco will do a platforming Ninja Gaiden again so this will have to do! Can't wait for this as I'm one of those bored with pet, mini games, brain and kiddy cash in titles.

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  2. IainDS

    IainDS GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 20, 2007
    EA Playgorund looks fun.

    Looking foward to FF and Super Collapse!
  3. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    Oh man, Front Mission, Naruto, Phoenix Wright, Super Collapse all in 1 week :wtf:.

    EDIT: If Super Collapse 3 actually comes out. It was supposed to come out back in February.
  4. mkoo

    mkoo GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 30, 2007
    I got excited for a moment when I saw Ace Attorney. (Already finished English/Japanese release) Front Mission is looking good. Chessmaster has no wi-fi? (well I just remembered Clubhouse had chess for multiplayer )
  5. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

    Jul 22, 2007
    Looking forward to Naruto and Super Collapse 3.
  6. Shelleeson

    Shelleeson GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 30, 2007
    i'm here....silly.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] OMG i think i'd better dig out my 2 gig card for next week then
    sims castaway - for me and of course i want all the girlie games [​IMG] [​IMG]
    but i'll have to hide the thread from the boys or i'll never see the ds all the holidays , the ed's, spongebob AND nicktoons wtf
    then my other half will pwn it off me at some point for the chess game
    [​IMG] i hate next week already [​IMG]
    nice one as always hadrian [​IMG]
  7. ooh44

    ooh44 Advanced Member

    Mar 19, 2005
    too many interesting game title.

    -The Sims 2: Castaway
    - EA Playground
    - Front Mission
    - Naruto: Path of the Ninja
    - Super Collapse 3

    - Final Fantasy Tactics A2
    - Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

    and here is the missing Japanese game title that you shouldn't miss.
    - World Soccor Winning Eleven DS Goal x Goal
    - Dungeon Maker ......
  8. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Crap! I missed Dungeon Maker! I saw it but never wrote it!

    Didn't see Winning Eleven in there though.
  9. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 23, 2007
    United States
    thx hadrian, quite a big release this week!
  10. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

    Former Staff
    Nov 22, 2006
    Across the pond
    I'm actually looking forward to that Spanish teaching game, I'm learning Spanish at school at the moment. Playing regular games in Spanish is a bit too much for me yet, so I hope this one is good [​IMG]

    - Sam
  11. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    That Music teaching game looks interesting.. I'll give it a try [​IMG]
    A Spanish teaching game is also looking cool.. hope there's one for french coming out soon.. already know spanish..
    Those are some really useful "edutainment" game coming out.. a lot better than "eye training" [​IMG]

    On the "real games".. i might try Front Mission and PW3.. still haven't played the japanese version..
  12. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Jul 31, 2006
    Naruto and Rhythm n' Music FTW!

    And that chess game looks... exciting! Look at that guy, all pumped up!
  13. BionicC

    BionicC GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    I think Solitaire Overload is by the developers of Ultimate Card Games on the GBA which was a really well-implemented set of Patience games so I'm looking forward to that one. If there really isn't any download play then that's a little disappointing (UCG let you send individual games to another GBA via linkup cable) but hardly a deal-breaker.
  14. Pikachu025

    Pikachu025 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 3, 2006
    You realised you ruined a pretty awesome joke (seriously, I had to put the game down for a minute because I laughed so much) with that PW3-Video link?
  15. Pigwooly

    Pigwooly GBAtemp Fan

    May 1, 2007
    United States
    Only really looking forward to Legend of Kage 2 this time around. I'll play it and pretend I'm playing a new sidescrolling Ninja Gaiden. I'll give the rhythm n' music game a shot as well.

    Hadrian- thanks for doing these by the way. They're my favorite regularly scheduled posts.
  16. AFKboy

    AFKboy Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Front Mission [​IMG]
    Finally !

    Hope its better then FFIII
    Next week I have vacation in Holland so I'm going to play Front Mission [​IMG]
    hmmm so I need to finish Zelda in the next 4 days.
    I think I can make it [​IMG]

    [​IMG] to many good games lately [​IMG]
  17. tjas

    tjas The Gbatemp HRManager

    Sep 10, 2006
    I must say it is has a ''negative'' approach this time [​IMG] but still Thanks!
  18. webyugioh

    webyugioh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 17, 2007
    10KM East of Nowhere
    Here are some screens of it.







  19. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Apr 2, 2003
    Some great games coming out on the DS this month. The sims 2 castaway looks good. The chessmaster also looks good. But like hadrian I would prefer a battlechess version on the DS. It would work well and I loved the amiga version. I bet chessmaster isn't online either. EA playground could be great fun. I love the mini games.

    Looking at the screen shots for zoo hospital, that might not be a bad game. It might be a bit like trauma centre. With the contribution hadrian makes to the forum, I'm surprised he's still just a normal member.
  20. Icetron

    Icetron Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Thanks for the news, quite a few I'm looking forward to. [​IMG]