NDS Releases (and one GBA!): Week of 15th October

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hadrian, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    A total arse load of gameage this week! Some big names and some good looking titles.

    15th October

    Flash Focus: Vision Training In Minutes A Day

    Region: US Genre: Eye train-me-do
    Developer: Namco Bandai Games Publisher: Nintendo

    Nintendo's newest training program, will it be as big as their brain ones? Probably not but it might print some monies for them. Basically its a mini game collection aimed at hardcore 360 gamers who masturbate too much over Master Chief, and playing games in a dank dark room 24 hours a day to get their sight back to normal. Covering fast moving objects, field of vision, and eye-hand coordination. In addition to mini-game style drills, the game includes more practical tests themed in sports like baseball and boxing, and the expected age check, this time testing the age of your eyes. Is this a game that should have never made it outside of Japan or will it be a pleasant surprise? I'm gonna say yes, looks fun.

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    Fullmetal Alchemist: Trading Card Game

    Region: North America Genre: Card Battler-me-do
    Developer: Destineer Publisher: Destineer

    Will we actually get this this week? Anyway this has been getting some very positive previews lately so this could be a pretty good card battler. The game isn't much more than a virtual library of cards used to play the pre-existing game but I'm sure it'll be cheaper than buying all of the cards. The overall goal is to collect and trade cards, creating an unbeatable deck to use against other battlers worldwide; something that's entirely possible due to Wi-Fi connection.

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    Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

    Region: North America Genre: Action-me-do
    Developer: Atomic Planet Publisher: DSI

    Yet another DSI title comes to our DS! Will this suck total balls too? Well its based on a National Geographic program and features sea monsters. I like Sea Monsters. [​IMG] but its a DSI game. [​IMG] You play six prehistoric sea beasties and basically hunt stuff and try to escape from the waters. Videos of the PS2/Wii versions make it look like Star Fox with sea beasties! I hope it doesn't suck ass.


    The Bee Game NDS & GBA

    Region: North America Genre: -me-do
    Developer: Atomic Planet (or is it Shin'en? Mmm) Publisher: Midway

    Nothing to do with Bee Movie, though there is a game of that coming soon. Basically this is probably to cash in on that, looks familiar doesn't it? It looks an awful lot like Maya the Bee 1 & 2 by Shin'en, so perhaps Midway either brought the engine and game or just the game itself. Anyway they were pretty decent platformers, so I guess its ok to see a DS version.

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    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground

    Region: North America Genre: Skate-me-do
    Developer: Vicarious Visions Publisher: Activision
    Multi-player Hell yeah! Local play multi-cart & WFC.

    A return to proper skate boarding this year for the DS, gone is the cell shading stylings of the last one and in is the look of the game on PSX/N64. Whats new then? Its said to be more of a challenge than Skateland (I refuse to put an 8 in there), more focus on multiplayer modes and its suppose to be more open ended. Multiplayer wise theres Combo Mambo, the Price is Wrong, and Balloon Burst among others. Also there is a full-featured online play that promises a far more intuitive way of finding player match-ups through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

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    16th October

    Disney Princess: Magical Jewels

    Region: US Genre: Stereotype-me-do
    Developer: 1st Playable Productions Publisher: Disney

    You want this don't you? Admit it! Yet another game aimed at girlies in a stereotypical way by a company founded in racism, but then some girlies like this sort of fluff so good on them I guess.

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    Fish Tycoon

    Region: US Genre: Fish Breed-me-do
    Developer: Majesco Publisher: Majesco

    Players have to raise fish in virtual aquariums and cross-breed them to sell, which funds purchase of supplies, medicine, special chemicals, research and advertising. As well as version-specific controls, the DS release also promises over 750 fish - nearly twice as many as on the PC - along with 3D environments, new tank decorations, and four speed options.

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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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    Power Rangers: Super Legends

    Region: US Genre: Action-me-do
    Developer: Handheld Games Publisher: Disney

    Power Rangers are stupid. Its developed by Handheld Games. Wow with a name like that I can't image what great ideas they could put in the game! Hey who knows the game could be good.

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    Word Jong

    Region: US Genre: Mahjong-me-do
    Developer: Destineer Publisher: Destineer

    Its majong...with words! Another PC to DS puzzle port. Could be fun.

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    18th October

    Banushi Life Game: Winners Circle

    Region: Japan Genre: Horse race-me-do
    Developer: Genki Publisher: Genki

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    Saeki Chizu Shiki Yumemihada: Dream Skincare

    Region: Japan Genre: Erm skin care-me-do?
    Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami

    Erm train your skin? WTF??

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    Sansuu Puzzle de Migaku: Gakken Otona no Shikou Sense

    Region: Japan Genre: Puzzle-me-do?
    Developer: Gaken Publisher: Gaken

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    DS Bungaku Zenshuu

    19th October

    LifeSigns: Hospital Affairs

    Region: Europe Genre: Hospital-me-do
    Developer: Spike Publisher: JoWood Productions

    An English release of the Tendo Doctor, Kenshuui Tendou Dokuta series which debuted way back in 2004. As a Doctor you will be continuously confronted with medical emergencies and personnel issues that require your immediate attention. Communicate and interact with patients, nurses and other doctors in this dramatic medical simulation game where you are the Doctor on call! Lets see if this makes the release date [​IMG] The US version is called Surgical Unit...for some reason. I hope this doesn't get delayed 'cos I'm sick of writing about it.

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    Region: Europe Genre: Adventure-me-do
    Developer: Cyan Worlds Publisher: Midway

    The legendary money printing game comes to the DS. New to the DS are: A complete all new age, the Rime Age, to explore, new sounds, effects, and video clips.

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    Also out in Europe is The Legend of Zelda - Phantom Hourglass, I don't usually mention games that have already been released in English but seeing that this is such a big game I'd thought to mention this as our foreign speaking/reading friends are looking forward to understanding the story better.

    The Unappreciated

    And now another title that not many may have played but BLOODY SHOULD! Another game that, though it may not be perfect or up there with Tetris DS, Brain Training and Zelda it should really have had better sales.

    Anno 1701 - Dawn of Discovery

    Genre: Real time strategy/Management sim Region: Europe/Australia
    Developer: Sunflowers Interactive Publisher: Disney Interactive Released: June 2007

    Have a DS? Like RTS/Management games? Get this its the best for the DS! Conquer islands, fight pirates and erm manage taxes. Building a civilisation is both challenging, enjoyable and rewarding. Exploration is exciting as it leads to your improving upon your empire and often gets you into some nice battles. Ok story mode is a little repetitive and the view sometimes gets in the way of managing your town but despite this it is still a very worthy RTS/management sim that will sap a lot of your time, especially in continuous mode.

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    Coming Soon

    Time for another title that'll be released within the next 6 months or so.


    Genre: Action/PuzzleRegion: Japan
    Developer: Sucess Publisher: Sucess Released: 22nd November 2007

    You are this cat (cats are awesome) that can, by spinning around and around, turn himself into a tornado that can swallow up cities (which sounds very awesome)! That's a good thing, because your Prince has been captured, and now you as Toki must tear the land up to try to get him back. Also the buildings of the world are being stolen and taken to some kind of Phantom Planet and by turning into a tornado you bring them back down to Earth. Of course turning into a windy thing is done by doing circles on the touchscreen. People are saying that its a bit like Katamari, which will do for me!

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    As usual games may get pushed back or brought forward. Some dates are shipping dates and may not appear in the shops until 1-2 days later. Just because a game is out, doesn't always mean it'll be on the net HAVE PATIENCE! This will be updated if I get info on games being delayed or if theres any new releases scheduled.

    I'm in a lovey mood as I've had a fair bit of malibu so special shout outs to all of the Moderators for all of their great work sifting through the n00bs who don't read rules, and also the regular GBAtempers: lagman, Shelleeson, SpikeyNDS, ZAFDeltaForce, pasc, xcalibur798, OSW, irpacynot, Rayder, The Last Spartan, - Wrath of God -, JPH11200, shakirmoledina, CatScam. Also to [M]artin & Linkiboy as they makes me laugh for some reason. I've probably missed someone, so erm replace a name and add yours! [​IMG]

    Also happy birthday to veho and anyone else who has birthday-me-dos!
  2. tjas

    tjas The Gbatemp HRManager

    Sep 10, 2006
    I love your list! thank you!
  3. Wii_DS.

    Wii_DS. ウォリアー

    Sep 5, 2007
    Dang, only Tony Hawk's Proving Ground I'll download.

  4. warbird

    warbird GBAtemp Regular

    May 25, 2007
    the skin care game looks awesome. definitely gonna try it out [​IMG]
  5. Arkansaw

    Arkansaw GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 23, 2005
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Myst? that's nice....when is Chessmaster coming up?
  6. pasc

    pasc GBATemps GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Yes, a good list like always hadrian ! Finally Proving Ground will come out ! It's time to skate-me-do ^^.

    Myst and Flash Focus may also be worth a look.

    BTW: About this: PSX/N64 Level Graphics in the newest Tony, are you sure the PSX could pull Graphics like this ?

    EDIT: WTF ? It seems the Developers LOVED the PSX ! Just look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q0A8R7GGhs. This looks awesome. This should be possible on the DS too, Graphicwise, or ? Man they really had much more fun working at their stuff back in the N64/PSX days.
  7. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Apr 2, 2003
    I like the look of the Anno 1701 - Dawn of Discovery game. The tony hawks games have been pretty poor on the DS. The console game ports never seem to look good on the DS [​IMG]
  8. - Wrath of God -

    - Wrath of God - God

    Nov 8, 2003
    United States
    Speak like Yoda, we must.

    Tornado looks good.
    Get it I will.

    PS. I just noticed the attachments thing. That is a really good idea. Respect to the mods.
  9. SaltyDog

    SaltyDog GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 11, 2005
    United States
    I think this officially makes Myst available on any form of handheld device. Seriously, who hasn't played Myst yet; if you were the least bit interested in it by now, then you would have played it already.
  10. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You

    Flash Focus: Vision Training In Minutes A Day - I played the Japanese version a lot and it was really funny, I actually like it a lot more than More Brain Training.
    Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure - Looks certainly interesting, hope DSI doesn't screw it...as they usually do.
    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground - I don't know, I really liked the cel-shaded style, well as long as the game it's good, I'll be happy [​IMG]
    Hannah Montana: Music Jam - well I tried *cough*HighSchoolMusical*cough*, so why not?
    Saeki Chizu Shiki Yumemihada: Dream Skincare - [​IMG] crazy Konami...and yet...I got to say that Kakuchan Shiki Kintore Navi has been really helpful for me. >_<
    Lifesigns - Damn game, delayed every week just like Pinball Constructor
    Tornado - It looks REALLY katamariesque, can't wait to try it [​IMG]

    Great job as usual hadrian [​IMG]
  11. DarkRey

    DarkRey still transfoooorming.... with sum lags!

    Mar 9, 2007
    Rotating around Toni
    great 1 dude!! [​IMG]
    i'll download mist and power rangers lol
  12. heliuscc

    heliuscc Advanced Member

    Apr 16, 2007
    Another awesome roundup, that'll be Myst and the annual Tony Hawk outing for me then.
  13. KarmaUK

    KarmaUK GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 29, 2007
    Myst, ooo... [​IMG]
  14. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    excellent work as usual and infact strangely so that is what I was thinking as to "will Hadrian post the games for the week today?" and "why hasn't another Tony Hawks come out?" lol and both were answered.
    Fish Tycoon looks very interesting and i think it will have a lot of material to play with
    Tony Hawks looks better graphics wise and 3d is more clear than it was before but i wonder if it will cause slowdown for most cards like before
    Myst looks beautiful and very interesting concept
    All other girlish games well 'LoL"
    All other games are good but not that worth getting
  15. Vermilion

    Vermilion Advanced Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    Myst will really rocks ! This game is so hard !
  16. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    Great work as usual! Thanks for listing some nice releases.
  17. Alastair

    Alastair GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 19, 2006
    I think these games mostly look really fun and at least worth giving a chance.

    I realllly think the Disney Princess one looks gorgeous and will have to try it. [​IMG] The two aquatic ones look like they could be good as well.

    Thanks for constantly keeping me abreast of the releases, hadrian!

    I'm interested in it but have never got around to playing it once after all of these years. I'm looking forward to trying out this insanely well-recieved game.
  18. Bergunzo

    Bergunzo GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 14, 2007
    i will try power rangers and tony hawk, maybe flash focus, too.
  19. jumpman17

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

    Former Staff
    Apr 11, 2003
    United States
    Woo, Tony Hawk is lookin good!

    And Myst on the DS? I had no idea!

    Hmm, hadn't heard of Tornado either. Looks awesome.

    Hadrian: You better be careful. Your little girl will be playing all the Disney cutesy crap before you know it.

    EDIT: It is a girl right? Crap, I can't remember. [​IMG]

    EDIT 2: OK, I was right. [​IMG]
  20. OCI

    OCI Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Flash Focus: Vision Training In Minutes A Day = LOVE