GBAtemp game of the week- week #9 Kururin games

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    GBAtemp game of the week- week #9 Kururin GBA

    This would be week #9 of the GBAtemp book game club and it looks like we are sticking with the puzzle theme for another week. If you are new to this series then the idea is every week a game, theme or some such is set and people then get to play it and discuss things about it. Although we always aim to make it enjoyable should a good mechanic (or an example of one falling short of the potential) appear then that could well make the club- top games lists are nothing new but if we can get people to have some more knowledge about gaming then that is great. Generally we will pick anything be it commercial, homebrew or otherwise from one of the systems we tend to cover around here.[/p]

    Kururin series on the GBA

    Mainly a Japan only series- the first GBA title appeared outside Japan but in Europe only in the middle of the 2001 mid year drought. Still the GBA sequel and the gamecube one (which was also Japan only) are simple enough to navigate if you do not know Japanese. Still those that played them would have found what are still considered one of the top GBA puzzle games.
    The first title is known as "Kuru Kuru Kururin" and the GBA sequel is known as "Kururin Paradise" where the gamecube entry goes by "Kururin Squash".
    The general idea of all the games is you pilot a spinning bar (a space ship of sorts) through mazes as you control time and seek things to alter the bar all the while attempting to avoid collisions with the walls. It features a 4 player link cable from one cartridge too and if you lack GBAs do remember VBAlink and VBA-m should be able to sort it for you.[/p]

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    An old user review for GBAtemp

    Some gameplay for the GBA sequel​
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zUqTRQuPE[/youtube]​

    Are we simply being distracted by pretty colours or is this an overlooked classic? Share your thoughts in the discussion.[/p]

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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&search_tags=gbagotw&search_app= should get you other links in this series
     
  2. Tonitonichopchop

    Tonitonichopchop GBAtemp Maniac

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    I was never a big fan of these games. They're kinda fun I guess, but there are better puzzle games.
     
  3. shakirmoledina

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    if i am not mistaken there was also a rat title, moving rats to finsh. tht was also very good. a great game this looks to me
     
  4. Aether

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    Awesome game, I played it back in the GBA days. It's really an unique fun game. [​IMG]
    Don't get distracted by all the colors!

    I bet you mean Chu Chu Rocket?

    [youtube]eDvX9g-ROY8[/youtube]
     
  5. Ben_j

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    Ah, Kuru Kuru Kururin, one of my all time favorites ! One of the only game I've finished 100% (that was hardcore... Yes, I did finish all of the adventure levels with a Star ranking, and the last levels were suuuuuper hard). It brings back so many memories.
    It's a shame they never released the sequel and the GameCube title outside of Japan...
     
  6. Issac

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    Yeah, This game was super fun! I wish the sequel was released outside Japan as well.. but it was playable still... I remember playing it a lot.. I loved it [​IMG]
     
  7. Schlupi

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    This is a sweet game. [​IMG] Nice to see it on the front page. [​IMG]

    I was actually even considering doing this for one of my reviews too. [​IMG]
     
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    I love this game but you have to play the Japanese. The voices in that one make me giggle.
     
  9. Arm73

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    I used to play a game which was almost identical to this, I'm not too sure it was on the GBA though, but it was basically the same thing ( move this rotating thing without touching the borders ) in a different setting.
    I got the feeling it was an old 8-bit computer game.....
    I'll think about it.
     
  10. _Chaz_

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    Wow, that game looks pretty entertaining. Chu Chu Rocket does as well.
     
  11. Cyan

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    Kuru kuru kururin is a great game.
    I never played it a lot though, but if you never play it you should try it.

    ChuChuRocket is great too. (I don't remember if I completed it or not).
     
  12. DjFIL

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    I love Kuru Kuru Kururin... and just found out about Kururin Squash! for GameCube... and it's amazing too. Found a GameCube controler, and ordering a GC Memory Card just for this game alone.
     
  13. BlueStar

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    Great game, try and pick it up if you have a Wii/DS backup method able to play GC or GBA.
     
  14. Elrinth

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    Kururin Paradise and Kurukuru Kuririn were great games! [​IMG]
    I still listen to the music from them every now and them.

    I also suggest having a look at Sabre Wulf for the GBA. It's a great puzzle platformer.

    Oh and Chu Chu Rocket original soundtrack (the Atari one) is totally AMAZING!!!! http://rg.atari.org/chuchu.htm
     
  15. mercluke

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    this game's name reminded me of welcome to the NHK

    Puru Puru Pururin
     
  16. toguro_max

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    This game follows the same premisse of an arcade game named "Camel".
    Fun game, but often frustrating >.
     
  17. fluffykiwi

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    Loved the first one. Finished it, and regularly play it for a short spell.