Nintendo DS Games Due 10th to 14th September 2007

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Hadrian, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Usually when I come to posting this I'm removing games from this article, today I'm actually adding games to it! As you can see, theres a fudge load of titles out, some of which could come out first in Europe. Anyway this lot should keep some of us busy until the week after.

    10th September

    Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber

    Region: North America Genre: Swing/Puzzle-me-do
    Developer: Paon Corporation Publisher: Nintendo
    Previous Titles: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Wii & DK: King of Swing GBA
    Reviewers Scores: Famitsu 8,8,7,8, IGN 8.0

    Most of us have already played through the Japanese version last month, and most of us know that its absolutely awesome! Though I have already got 100% on it I'm still wanting to go through it again just to know what the hell was going on with that banana dude. A massive improvement on the GBA game thought it is kinda short. If you haven't played it, play it! Its yet another Nintendo classic.

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    Professor Brainium's Games

    Region: North America Genre: Puzzle-me-do
    Developer: SVG Publisher: Destineer
    Previous Titles: Crazy Frog Racer PS2, Vegas Casino High 5! DS, Cocoto Kart Racing DS

    Can't find no screens but looking at what games they've made...this game can goto hell.

    Zoey 101 : Field Trip Fiasco

    Region: US Genre: Action/Adventure-me-do
    Developer: ??? Publisher: THQ
    Previous Titles: ??? but THQ have loads of crap cash in games.

    Zoey and her friends are on a field trip that goes wrong so you have to use your survival skills to erm survive. Theres mini games like blowing into the DS to help start a campfire, use the stylus to paddle across the raging river, solve puzzles to piece together ancient pottery, earn funds for the trip by running your own car wash, and travel across a treacherous ravine. So we've got a game aimed at girls, its by THQ and its based on a kids show...can't be any good, right?


    Drawn To Life

    Region: North America Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: 5th Cell Publisher: THQ
    Previous Titles: D.N.A. Webgame & PC, Siege Mobile (pretty good game actually), Mini Poccha Mobile.

    Finally a new platformer that makes use of the DS's features! Been a while since we had one but this looks good. Players can draw their own characters which then come to life and become playable characters in the game! In Challenge Mode, run, jump and fight their way through an exciting side-scrolling adventure. In Village Mode, take a break from the action and hang out in your village to watch your creations interact with the townsfolk, scenery and other Creations. Advance through an entertaining story, and restore your Village to greatness. As a fairly common gameplay mechanic you'll often happen upon unfinished areas of the world which require on-the-fly drawing. You'll be prompted with the draw tool, and asked to create a platform, item, or vehicle. Some will be used immediately, while others are thrown into the world in a more subtle way. To be honest we've all thought of a DS game like this but so far this is the only game that is doing, so good on the developers!

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    11th September

    Evelyn Mosley Didn't make the release but could be between now and 24th

    Region: England Genre: Baby-me-do
    Developer: Hadrian Mosley & Linda Finch Publisher: Linda Finch
    Previous Titles: This is the developers first baby, though they have bought up two hamsters and Hadrian has corrupted many cats.
    Reviewers Scores: Southend hospital "Seems very healthy"

    Lets see if this one makes the 11th release date! Though with babies dates shift from time to time. Looking forward to this release more than anything this year. Something tells me I'll spend most of my time with this release than the others [​IMG]


    Jam Sessions

    Region: North America Genre: Music-me-do (literally!)
    Developer: Plato Publisher: Ubisoft
    Previous Titles: This is Plato's first game

    A guitar-playing Nintendo DS game.The Nintendo DS touch screen represents a guitar's strings and the D-pad / buttons become the fingered chords. By "strumming" on the virtual strings you'll play the chord that you've selected on the D-pad. The tool recognizes both up and down strums at half and full velocities, and you'll hear the subtle changes to the chord in the different ways to play them. This title was originally a Japanese title called Hiite Utaeru DS Guitar M-06. For this US version, the title has been given a whole suite of new features that make it even more of a must-have musical diversion on Nintendo DS! The title features many real songs that come from 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's.

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    7 Wonders of the Ancient World DELAYED, NOW DUE 25TH SEPTEMBER

    Region: North America Genre: Action/Adventure-me-do.
    Developer: Hot Lava Publisher: Mumbo Jumbo
    Previous Titles: 7 Wonders Series PC

    Conversion of the pretty good PC game.

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    Fullmetal Alchemist: Trading Card Game DELAYED, NOW DUE 15TH OCTOBER

    Region: North America Genre: Card Battler-me-do
    Developer: Destineer Publisher: Destineer
    Previous Titles: Close Combat: First to Fight

    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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    Spelling Challenges and More!

    Region: North America Genre: Puzzle-me-do
    Developer: Supersonic Software Publisher: Crave Entertainment
    Previous Titles: Micro Machines: Military MD, Micro Machines V4 DS & PSP, Pong: The Next Level PSX

    Spelling game, looks...meh.

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    Puppy Luv: Spa and Resort

    Can't find no screens of it but I'm sure I heard it was the US version of Paws & Claws, though I could be very wrong. Its also released on GBA.

    12th September

    Jewel Quest Expedition

    Yet another game I can't find screens for, but its by Activison and is a puzzle game similar to Bejeweled. PC version can be played online here:

    13th September

    Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon 2

    Region: Japan Genre: RPG/Dungeon Crawler-me-do.
    Developer: ChunSoft Publisher: Nintendo

    Again theres two versions Toki no Tankentai & Yami no Tankentai, can't say I care that much the first one was bloody boring.

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    Mahjong Haoh DS: Dankyuu Battle

    Region: Japan Genre: Mahjong-me-do.
    Developer: NCS Publisher: NCS

    Its Mahjong.

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    Also in Japan are:
    Gakken DS: Shin Toeic Test Kanzen Kouryaku
    Eiken DS Training
    Mainichi Suteki! Hello Kitty no Life
    Biz Nouryoku DS Series: Wagokoro no Moto

    Math Play

    Math title featuring a cat teaching you stuff. Its by Natsume so expect bugs.

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    14th September

    Chronos Twin

    Region: Europe Genre: Action/Adventure-me-do.
    Developer: EnjoyUp Publisher: Lexicon Entertainment
    Previous Titles: This is EnjoyUp's first game

    This game was meant for the GBA way back in 2003, and quite a lot of people wanted it. My only problem was that it was a split screen game and well the GBA screen is tiny. Not a problem now as it comes to the DS and should work better with the DS two screens. The premise of the game is that players assume the role of a time traveling hero that actually exists in two time periods of the same location. To successfully complete levels, players will have to maneuver through the area and work within the limitations and restrictions of each time period in a side-scrolling environment. Both time periods are fully visible through a split-screen engine that displays the past and present versions of the exact same location. The GBA version has good previews stating how well it worked and played so lets hope the wait is worth it when the retro looking game finally comes to the DS...if it makes the release as another date for this is October!

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    Happy Cooking

    Region: Europe Genre: Cook-me-do
    Developer: MTO Publisher: Ubisoft
    Previous Titles: Fossil League: Dino Tournament Championship, Dogz DS, GT Advance series GBA

    Mmm looks familiar, I wonder why? Over 50 real dishes to prepare, cook, and serve: the recipes include international flavors (Japanese, Asian, Nepal, European, American…) and even sweets. A light-hearted story-mode: the story features a little girl and is designed for kids. Fun mini-games to break monotony (Ubisofts own words!). A unique kitchen customization feature: the player can freely decorate the kitchen.

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    Scrabble 2007 Edition

    Region: Europe Genre: Hospital-me-do
    Developer: ??? Publisher: Ubisoft

    Its Scrabble! So erm as well as the usual Scrabble mode, which apparently has "groundbreaking adjustable AI" and a personal coach to help improve your skills.) there are also different game modes such as Classic, Duplicate, Anagrams or Puzzletters.

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    LifeSigns: Hospital Affairs

    Region: Europe Genre: Hospital-me-do
    Developer: Spike Publisher: JoWood Productions
    Previous Titles: Chuu-Shi Rally DS, Fire Pro Wrestling series, Escape from Bug Island Wii
    Reviewers Scores Famitsu (7,8,7,9)

    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.

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    Sonic Rush Adventure

    Region: Europe. Genre: Platform-me-do
    Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega
    Previous Titles: Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll, SEGA Presents Touch Darts, Mushi King DS
    Scores: EGM 7.5/10, Gamesmaster 88%

    Sonic Rush Adventure is a new high seas adventure where Sonic clashes with ruthless pirates. Players set off from Windmill Village as Sonic and blast their way through seven action-packed and widely diverse levels. Sonic Rush Adventure makes full use of the DS Download Play feature and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which enables gamers to compete with friends in wireless racing and mission-based battles. Guide Sonic through numerous action stages in the fast and furious single player mode, whilst collecting valuable items and materials that enable Sonic and Tails to track down the villainous pirates. With a fleet of up to five ships, including a submarine, water bike and hovercraft, Sonic Rush Adventure uses the Touch Screen technology in exciting new ways. Use the Nintendo DS Stylus to help control vessels as they race across the ocean gathering rings, performing tricks, and torching pirate boats, whilst engaging in fierce ship-to-ship battles. At the end of each level, epic 3D boss battles spanning both screens will test gamers skills to result in an ultimate showdown with the evil boss character, Captain Whisker.

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    Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

    Region: Europe. Genre: RPG-me-do
    Developer: Vanpool Publisher: Nintendo
    Previous Titles: Tingles Balloon Fight DS, Endnesia PS2, Coloball 2002
    Review Scores: Famitsu 8,8,8,9, There were also many positive reviews when the Japanese version came out though I forget who rated it or the scores but I didn't see any below 8/10

    An RPG featuring the totally gay looking fairy thing (who actually only acts gay to get the chicks) from recent entries in the Legend of Zelda series. You play as the Wind Waker/Majora's Mask treasure specialist when he was 35 and single, before his transformation into Tingle form. The main character gets word that he ought to head out to a spring. He does so, and along the way, he comes in contact with Rupeeji, a name that can be translated to Old Man Rupee. Rupeeji tells the main character that by collecting rupees and throwing them at the spring, he'll be lead to the dream land of Rupee Land. He accepts the quest and, through a magic spell, gets transformed into Tingle. Tingle has a guide in the game, a girl fairy called Pingle (who he totally wants a piece of and get her in bondage gear) who helps Tingle along on his adventures. Reviews say its a very good RPG, would those who hate Tingle be able to play it with him in it?

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    14th September

    Prism: Light the Way

    Puzzle game, the PC version was pretty good so I'm looking forward to this.

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    Also out in Europe is the pretty decent RTS/RPG Heroes of Mana and the tasty little shooter Dead 'n' Furious like doesn't really have much longevity.

    Lets see if any of these slip! Will do the Japanese titles tomorrow, though theres not really much of interest in them next week. As always dates change and these are sometimes shipping dates so don't expect a dump of any of these on the dates. Another thing IGN has Chronos Twin for 14th in the UK, could be right could be wrong its kinda hard to know with Euro games.
  2. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States
    Mmmm....looks like a good week for gaming. Drawn to Life, Jam Sessions, Chronos Twin and Sonic Rush Adventure all sound interesting to me.
  3. Zombie_Mario

    Zombie_Mario GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber, Sonic Rush Adventure, and Jam Sessions for me.

    I skipped the Japanese version of DK so I'm excited to get my hands on this finally. As for Sonic Rush Adventure... I loved the first so I expect the same or better. Jam Sessions looks pretty neat too. We need more English rhythm games.
  4. tyasawa

    tyasawa GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 15, 2006
    comfort zone :D
    Glad my mid exam will be over at september 10.. XD!
  5. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

    Former Staff
    Nov 22, 2006
    Across the pond
    Looks like there's a few nice releases.

    As usual, thanks Hadrian!

    - Sam
  6. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    Some nice games this week!

    Btw, I made my own new releases thread. I posted it about 10 minutes earlier [​IMG] It's only for Dutch speakers though, but it might be interesting for some people:

    I see I missed some games though... Thanks for your amazing work!
  7. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
    WOW, just WOW

    What an awesome week.
    I'm looking forward for at least 80% of those games.

    Awesome work as usual hadrian [​IMG]


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  8. Bergunzo

    Bergunzo GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 14, 2007
    very good week!

    PS. Gamefaqs says that chronos twins has slipped to october but ign doesn't. Let's hope that GF's wrong [​IMG]
  9. evadwolrab

    evadwolrab GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    Nice work, Hadrian.

    Really good week!
  10. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    I need to get my DS fixed so I can play DTL.
  11. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Jul 31, 2006
    I really want Sonic and Tingle!

    Look at his doggy-woggy...
  12. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

    Former Staff
    Nov 5, 2003
    Me, To You
    Yup, the Tingle game looks really funny and so does Sonic R.A.
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  13. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Mar 30, 2007
    Very nice games.

    Somehow I like that Happy Cooking game. [​IMG]

    Also, Lifesigns is my main game this week.
  14. Scorpin200

    Scorpin200 Iceman

    Jan 14, 2006
    United States
    What the heck is that in drawn to life that someone made on the mountain?, and damn what's up with the screens of tingle looks like c64 visuals on that one screen. [​IMG]
  15. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Its hard to say on games released in Europe, sometimes a Euro date only appears in certain countries, you may notice that Dead 'n' Furious isn't out over here until tomorrow but we've had a Euro rom in English since early this year because it was out in various countries!

    Anyway I saw that on Gamefaqs that the date had changed to October but yesterday I was in Game and they have the blank Chronos Twin boxes that you pick up to pre-order stuff, on those boxes it says "Released 14th September" which confused me sooooooooooo I contacted Lexicon Entertainment who are publishing it and they say it should be out in the UK, France, Belgium and Germany around the 14th, not sure why they only listed those when I only asked about the UK date but meh its all good. We just gotta wait and see I guess, we all know the bother Operation Vietnam and dates. And people in sales at videogame publishers do get it wrong a fair bit, regardless of that I added it anyway just in case it appears..
  16. ViRGE

    ViRGE GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 4, 2004
    Has anyone else had a chance to try Drawn to Life? A demo of it was being spit out at PAX, and I can't say I'm very impressed based on the small first-level demo.
  17. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

    Nov 25, 2006
    United States
    Great line up! what's funny is that I'm still busy playing Ocarina of Time.

    The Tingle game must be one the fruitiest things I have ever seen in my life. It's just an observation though.. still gonna play it.

    I will fall to the ground and stop breathing if somebody asks for a dumped rom of the amplifier that comes with Jam Sessions.
  18. bobrules

    bobrules GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 20, 2006
    Woot, can't wait for Jam Session
  19. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Pretty exciting week, if you ask me. More interesting games than I'll probably have to time to play.
  20. Saturnplanet5

    Saturnplanet5 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 8, 2006
    I hope that Scrabble's got WiFi.