Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing character roster
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in DS, News, Wii | 3 Comments
* Sonic the Hedgehog
* Miles “Tails” Prower
* Knuckles the Echidna
* Doctor Eggman
* Amy Rose
* Shadow the Hedgehog
* Big the Cat
* Ryo Hazukia
* Alex Kidd
* Billy Hatcher
* Zobio and Zobiko
* Jacky Bryant and Akira Yuki
* B.D. Joe
* Robo and Mobo
* Chuih, ChuBei, ChuPea and ChuBach
Thanks to John L for the news tip!
GameCube menu music is actually Famicom disc system BIOS music when sped up
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in GameCube, News | 237 Comments
Remember that Super Mario Sunshine nugget we posted yesterday? Well, here’s another hidden Nintendo secret for you.
Take a listen to the GameCube’s menu music:
Nothing seems to be too exciting about that, right? Well, let’s speed up the music by about twenty-five times…
Believe it or not, that music is actually the same song found on the Famicom disc system BIOS startup screen. Pretty neat, don’t you think?
Japanese VC/WiiWare/DSiWare updates next week
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Crazy Climber (ARC, 800, Hamster)
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (1200, Capcom)
Fantasic Cube (800, Zoom)
at Kanjijukugo Game: Kanjukuken Kanshuu (200, Tasuke)
Hachi-One Diver DS: Naruzou-kun Hasami Shougi (200, Silver Star Japan)
San-pun Tenkatouitsu: Nishigashi Nihon Sengoku Quiz Hen (500 GAE)
San-pun Tenkatouitsu: Higashi Nihon Sengoku Quiz Hen (500 GAE)
Aqarium with Clock (500, LukPlus)
Idol Nights (800, Gameloft)
Ima wa Nan-nichi? Hyakka: Hyakka Jiten My-Pedia yori (800 IE Institute)
Pocket Rurubu: Ogasawara/Hakone (800, Nintendo)
Pocket Rurubu: Shinshuu (800, Nintendo)
Nintendo Successfully Takes Action Against R4 Cards
Posted 8 years ago by Brian in DS, News | 2 Comments
Nintendo confirms it has successfully taken action against an Australian company in relation to game copying devices, commonly referred to as R4 cards. In September 2009 Nintendo filed proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against RSJ. IT Solutions Pty Ltd which trades as “GadgetGear” – an online seller of gadgets, including gaming consoles and accessories- and the individual directors of the company, Patrick Li and James Li.
GadgetGear and its directors have now acknowledged that game copying devices infringe both Nintendo’s copyright and Nintendo’s trademarks and that they are illegal circumvention devices. As a result, GadgetGear and the directors have agreed to permanently refrain from importing, offering for sale and/or selling game copier devices. GadgetGear and the directors will also pay Nintendo a total of A$620,000.00 by way of damages. GadgetGear will also be delivering to Nintendo all its stock of game copiers for destruction.
Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth – Recommended
Chronos Twins – Hmmm…
Eat! Fat! Fight! – Recommended
Eco Shooter: Plant 530 – Hmmm…
Fast Draw Showdown – Grumble Grumble
Heron: Steam Machine – Hmmm…
The Magic Obelisk – Recommended
Muscle March – Grumbe Grumble
Pallurikio – Hmmm…
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Recommended
Rage of the Gladiator – Hmmm…
Rabids Lab – Grumble Grumble
ShadowPlay – Grumble Grumble
TV Show King 2 – Recommended
Final Fight 3 – Recommended
Ninja Gaiden – Grumble Grumble
Pilotwings – Recommended
Shanghai II: The Dragon’s Eye – Hmmm…
Super Smash Bros. – Recommended
Animal Puzzle Adventures – Grumble Grumble
Arcade Hoops Basketball – Hmmm…
Dragon’s Lair – Hmmm…
Glow Artisan – Recommended
Hell’s Kitchen Vs. Grumble Grumble
High Stakes: Texas Hold’Em – Hmmm…
Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure – Grumble Grumble
Jazzy Billiards – Grumble Grumble
The Oregon Trail – Recommended
Master of Illusion Express: Psychic Camera – Grumble Grumble
Sudoku Sensei – Hmmm…
Touch Solitaire – Hmmm…
Trajectile – Recommended
UNO – Recommended
Word Searcher – Hmmm…
Giant scorpions. Invading robots. Underwater monsters. These are just a few of the imposing images you will see as Majesco Entertainment Company today released new screens for Attack of the Movies 3D, the first-ever 3D shooter for Wii™. These “2D” screenshots give the first look at the enemies and environments players must battle in order to save the day in their very own action movie experience.
In Attack of the Movies 3D, players take on the role of the hero in their favorite action film by battling through six 3D movie-themed worlds! Using genre-based weapons within each scene, players fight off attacking enemies including zombies, robots, giant insects and more. The game comes packaged ready for action with four pairs of 3D glasses to support multiplayer mode. Players can defeat enemies with the help of up to three friends while still competing to see who achieves the highest score, or play in single player mode and fight alone. Additionally, branching paths and changing enemy attack patterns ensure that – unlike the real movies – players will never fight the same battle twice.
Developed by Panic Button Games Inc., Attack of the Movies 3D is expected to release Spring 2010 and will be available for a SRP of $29.99.
Shu Takumi, Creative Director of the Ace Attorney series and Motohide Eshiro, Producer of Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth have answered a bunch of different questions about their games, Phoenix Wright, and much more. We’ve posted a part of the Q&A below, but you can check out the full interview here.
You can actually move Miles Edgeworth around the crime scene in this game. Do you think the series needed a change in direction to keep it fresh?
Eshiro: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth was created in the hope of bringing a totally new style of adventure game experience for our fans! I’m very confident you will love every minute of the game.
How long does it take to create the story for each episode?
Takumi: This obviously varies but I’d say around three to four months per episode. First I write the script then list up all the animation for characters and backgrounds that are needed. We then combine the created assets then start adding in effects. Timings for dialogues, effects and sounds need careful balancing and we go over it again and again so it has a good flow when it is actually played. It is very time consuming to make an episode.
At the end of Apollo Justice, it was implied that Phoenix may consider becoming a Lawyer again. So does that mean we’ll see him in his blue suit in the next game? Please say yes!!
Eshiro: Sorry, nothing has been decided as of yet so I couldn’t possibly say!
Would you ever like to base games on characters other then Phoenix, Edgeworth and Apollo? I’d personally love to see a game where you play as Mia Fey and examine her past cases.
Takumi: Mia is popular amongst us Capcom developers as well! Also, I agree and I want to see the expanded story of how Mia the Rookie Attorney we saw a bit of in Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations eventually becomes Phoenix’s mentor.
Will Dick Gumshoe ever get his own game?
Takumi: Well you know what, now we have a game with Miles as the main star, I certainly wouldn’t deny the possibility of Dick Gumshoe’s game and it is wonderful for people to love him so much. But… if this does happen it may be the first mystery game in history where the mystery is not solved at the end. It is our beloved Mr Gumshoe after all…
Do you plan on making more Ace Attorney Investigations games after Miles Edgeworth? I think it would be pretty cool to have it as a sort of spin-off or companion to the main series.
Eshiro: The main series and the AA Investigations have a totally different approach and the concepts differ, so we don’t have one planned for the moment
Flight Control lands on Nintendo DSi Shop
Worldwide hit spreads its wings to new platform
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – February 19, 2010 – Game development studio Firemint today announced that its worldwide hit Flight Control has arrived on Nintendo DSi™. The game is available in Europe, the UK and Australia from today, and will be available in North America from Monday, February 22, 2010. Flight Control is available for wireless download via the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for 500 Nintendo DSi Points™.
The simple but highly addictive gameplay in Flight Control challenges players to touch aircraft and drag a path to the correct landing zone while avoiding collisions. Flight Control includes ten aircraft types including domestic and international jets, military aircraft, helicopters and seaplanes. In addition to Classic, Beach, Carrier and Outback airfields, the Nintendo DSi version introduces an entirely new Windy airfield set in a winter wonderland. Players must watch for changes in wind direction as runways close and reopen in accordance with the prevailing conditions. Flight Control can be played solo, or with a friend sharing air traffic control responsibilities, passing aircraft from one player to the other.