Wait wait wait GBA? Yeah, well one...read on if you are inclined to this sort of thing. 1st October Region: US Genre: Awesome-me-do Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Multi-card Multi-player A big game like this deserves having its own logo instead of standard text. Most of us have played the Japanese version and we know how great it is, of course some moan about controls or the fact that it doesn't look like OoT (really let it go!) but a lot of people love it. Yes its a bit shorter but the game is amazing to play and look at, it also uses the special features of the DS so well. DS game of the year? Like many people I have pre-ordered this, but I won't be able to resist getting this ROM, just hope it runs on our flashcards. Video Link 2nd October Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol Region: US Genre: Park-me-do Developer: Skip Ltd Publisher: Nintendo Hey Nintendo wtf? Why release this against Zelda? Why not last month? Sigh its destined to be ignored, anyway I really enjoyed the Japanese version and it would be great to know whats going on. Personally I enjoyed it a lot more than the GC game, felt more varied and larger but if you didn't enjoy that one you might not enjoy this one. Another thing, the screenshots do not give the games graphics justice, like most games it looks better on a DS. A pollution epidemic is killing off flowers and ravaging parks worldwide. To combat this threat, Citrusoft Robotics has developed an eco-friendly model of Chibi-Robo and sent it to parks everywhere. As Chibi-Robo, players restore their local park to its former glory by raising flowers and plants, building park equipment and defeating toxic enemies called Smoglings. Message to the developers: Now you are finished with this give us Giftpia DS! Video Link Holly Hobbie & Friends Region: US Genre: Mini Game-me-do Developer: Frontline Studios, Inc. Publisher: Majesco Do you have what it takes to be a member of the “Hey Girls Club?” Now girl gamers on the go can find out in Holly Hobbie & Friends for the Nintendo DS! Play as Holly Hobbie in 14 fun mini-games that involve Holly’s best friends and family. You can even use your journal to record your daily activities and test yourself with Holly Hobbie trivia! Offensive to "girl gamers" only likely to be liked by those who love Bratz and Hollie Hobby. Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Region: US Genre: Super Heroe-me-do Developer: ATM Publisher: Activision Multi-player Local Wi-Fi for co-op mode I didn't mind Spider-Man 3 DS game but it was repetitive as hell and you just did the same thing over and over again, the GBA one I really enjoyed, good retro feel to it. This one uses a different style to the first four DS games and this time has a different developer. Gone is the lame ass touch control which is only used for mini games. You'll take Spidey and seven sidekicks -- folks such as Black Cat, Blade and most of the villains from the comic books -- to places such as Paris and Tokyo to wail on these "Phantoms" and other assorted bad guys. I have a good feeling about this one for some reason. The Legend of Spyro : The Eternal Night NDS Version Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do Developer: Amaze Entertainment Publisher: Sierra Ok I admit it...I enjoyed the PSX titles and the first two GBA ones. There said it, didn't enjoy the others though. This one is a return the the PSX days from the looks of it with full 3D. Will it play well? Well it looks nice anyway so I hope it does but I'm not expecting it. Also on the game is that nice Prism style mini game. The Legend of Spyro : The Eternal Night GBA Version Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do Developer: Amaze Entertainment Publisher: Sierra So nice if Sierra to still support the GBA, a lot of people say "booo let it die", I say if you don't want GBA games IGNORE THEM! Anyway it looks better than the usual run of the mill platformer and it looks pretty snazzy too! It'll be nice for those who only have GBA as well. Hell it could even follow the likes of Rayman Rabbids, Spider-Man 3 & TMNT and be better than the DS game. Check out the trailer, does better justice than the screens do Video Link Crash of the Titans NDS & GBA Region: US Genre: Platform-me-do Developer: Amaze Entertainment Publisher: Sierra Now the DS date is October 2007 but the other versions are down for 2nd of October so we could expect this next week with some luck. Crash Bandicoot 's arch-nemeses, Neo and Nina Cortex, have mutated the creatures of Crash's island into monstrous abominations! Never one to shirk from danger, our orange furry friend finds that with his potent mix of wacky bravado and daredevil action he is able to hijack the titanic monsters and wield their immense powers against each other! Bring on the titans, because with Crash in charge, the bigger the baddie, the better! Lets hope it returns Crash to the goodness of the PSX days. There is also a GBA version too but I can't find no screens for it at all. Also out on this day is Master Jin Jin's I.Q. Challenge, which I can't find images for and can't be bummed to write about, it'll be delayed anyway. 4th October ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat Region: Japan Genre: S-RPG-me-do Developer: Mistwalker Publisher: Nintendo Hands up who are the ones waiting for the English release? Created by Final Fantasy father Hironobu Sakaguchi this is a strategy RPG that uses a grid-based strategy-RPG system, combined with traditional Final Fantasy-style turn-based combat and will be the largest DS game to date (size wise anyway) with a crap load of FMV. The game uses some pre-rendered graphics with with a highly detailed characters and worlds. Could be a great RPG, would be nice as I've found the more recent ones to be lacking. The US version has no date but there will be a release there in 2008. Video Link Oshare Koinu DS Region: Japan Genre: Mini game-me-do Developer: MTO Publisher: MTO Looks like a minigame collection with loads of dogs. Simple DS Series Vol.24: The Sensha Region: Japan Genre: Tank-me-do Developer: D3 Publisher: D3 Kinda like a sequel to Simple DS Series Vol. 21: The Fuhyou but with tanks. Also out in Japan: DS:Style Series: Chikyuu no Arukikata DS - Hawaii-Hen / New York-Hen / Taiwan-Hen DS:Style Series: Anata Dake no Private Lesson - DS de Hajimeru - Tipness no Yoga Update: 1st October. Extra titles that may come out Personally I'm looking forward to playing most of these, but I reckon they'll all be put aside until some people finish Zelda PH. Not me I'm waiting for it to come out over here (19th October), I want to play that bad boy in a nice prim and proper way...actually I won't be able to resist I reckon the ROM will be dumped early. Expect the board to gain more members, to run slowly because of the mass amount of traffic. Also expect some very stupid people asking where they can download the rom, which emulator it runs on and so on As always the games may not make the release date or they may but not get dumped, these things happen, just don't winge at me or I'll get the Lagman to lag up your connection big style!