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Nintendo Download: Week of May 16, 2011.
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May 16, 2011, 15:23:08
 
VC: Chrono Trigger; WiiWare: Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix and Lead the Meerkats (demo); DSiWare: Big Bass Arcade, Word Searcher 3, and Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting

Virtual Console

CHRONO TRIGGER
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Square Enix
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: A young man is transported into the past, altering the course of history and the outcome of the future. He has to find his way home, but first he must travel to the outer edges of time to repair the world's chronology. On the way, he encounters strange friends and foes, uses incredible devices and vehicles, and penetrates and neutralizes the fortresses of the past, present and future. A paradox has been created. If he does not restore the order of time, nothing will ever be the same. He is the one who will become a hero. He is Crono.

Nintendo DSiWare

Big Bass Arcade
Publisher: Big John Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Big Bass Arcade is all about the action where the bass are biting and fighting. Catch a boatload of fish and take a shot at the world-record bass. The game is packed with features: seven different lakes, nine lures, three multiple-lake tournaments, 42 events, high scores for each event and the elusive world-record bass. Big John Games brings 17 years of fishing game experience to Big Bass Arcade to create incredible fish behaviors, spectacular animations and second-to-none fish AI. Putting the fun back into hand-held fishing is the name of the game. Players choose from two control options - stylus or +Control Pad - for casting, reeling and controlling the fish-fighting action. Big Bass Arcade appeals to fishing enthusiasts and gamers alike by capturing the adrenaline rush of fish-fighting in an arcade-style game.

Word Searcher 3
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You'll need a keen eye and a quick mind to complete 100 themed word-search puzzles. Word Searcher 3 contains fun words from multiple categories including astronomy, currency and rivers. Packed with a huge assortment of subjects to choose from, there's sure to be a puzzle anyone can enjoy. Keep your vocabulary, memory and problem-solving skills sharp with these challenging puzzles. Keep track of - and try to beat - your own play-through times again and again as words are scrambled every time you play.

Hellokids - Vol. 1: Coloring and Painting
Publisher: BiP Media
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Imagine a coloring book on your Nintendo DSi™ system, add the ability to create your own drawings and to draw over photos, and you've got Hellokids. Color and draw using the Nintendo DSi stylus. Enjoy more than 150 drawings you can color with three difficulty levels, including a "color containment" assistant. A Freehand Drawing mode includes simple, practical tools, such as an automatic fill function, a color palette and decorations. You can also draw on a photo you've taken or uploaded from your Nintendo DSi album. Hellokids is a great pocket companion for all budding artists.

WiiWare

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix
Publisher: Natsume Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Join Gabrielle and her monster friends as they dance along to a spooktacular selection of songs. Grab your Wii Remote™ controller and dance along as you shimmy, shake and spin in time to the music. There's trouble in Monster Town: Vlad the Vampire's loyal zombies have disappeared. Gabrielle and her monster friends will have to bust some serious moves on the dance floor in order to lure them back. Along the way, maybe they can uncover the identity of the mysterious creature that's terrorizing Monster Town's zombies. Up to four players can show off their best moves in the game's multiplayer mode. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.) Short and full versions of songs let you dance as much as you want. Unlock tons of outrageous outfits and items.

Lead the Meerkats™ (demo version)
Publisher: Lapland Studio
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Mild Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points
Description: In Lead the Meerkats, you are a young meerkat who has a lot to accomplish. You've been separated from your pack, and the time has come for you to form your own meerkat pack. Are you ready for the challenge? Name your pack and its meerkats. Dig burrow networks and enlarge your territory. Forage for food and grow your pack size. Stay on guard and be ready to make quick decisions. Run to the safety of the burrows or fight your enemies. Go head-to-head with a rival meerkat pack. Lead your pack to victory and rule the savanna. Lead the Meerkats is the first game to simulate the exciting life of meerkats. Lead your pack and enjoy the company of these lively and endearing animals. Lead the Meerkats offers fun game play for animal lovers of all ages.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

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@Mr_Mustache
Wow! That's hilarious, good catch.

@Guillaume
I've only played the DS version so I wouldn't know the difference! I also have only played Final Fantasy IV (III on SNES) on GBA. Oh, and Yoshi's Island on GBA too. Guess I play a lot of the classics on handhelds.


Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:49:19
lol

I guess it's been a long time since I sold off that game. And the pretty pictures probably distracted me from the terrible text.


Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:50:58
I don't see anything wrong with Chrono Trigger's description.


Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:51:07
Guillaume said:
lol

I guess it's been a long time since I sold off that game. And the pretty pictures probably distracted me from the terrible text.
So now the text was terrible back when the game was released, and not just in the context of Nintendo Week PR?


Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:53:17
It doesn't really change my point: Nintendo should be doing more than it is to sell people on these old games, especially the "important" ones. Writing a blurb about how revolutionary this game was at the time is the least they could do. But they do much, much less than that.

edit - But yes, that text is terrible. It doesn't even come close to convey what a great game you're in for. How would I have known, based on that text, that I needed to get this game, if Nintendo Power hadn't told me already?


Posted by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:54:50  - Edited by 
 on: 05/16/11, 22:56:14
Well, like you said...the screen shots and the box art. And the Square logo. And word of mouth.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 00:02:34
anon_mastermind said:
Well, like you said...the screen shots and the box art. And the Square logo. And word of mouth.

For YEEEARS.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 00:27:22
Well, I know what I'm getting when I get some more wii points.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 00:58:51
@Paleo_Orca

If only you weren't duped into getting Super Turrican!!

Oh, the horror!


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 02:11:29
Guillaume said:
I find the PSOne cutscenes to detract from the flawlessness that is Chrono Trigger, they do not enhance it.

Wow. Completely disagree. I would agree if they weren't excellently done, but they absolutely were.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 02:14:55
@Mr_Mustache

Not the hero we deserved but the hero we needed


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 02:21:05
@Mr_Mustache You don't like Super Turrican?


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 02:38:02
@X-pert74

I didn't say that.

But, on paper..

Super Turrican vs. Chrono Trigger, each 800 points?
C'mon.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 03:05:40
Why shouldn't they be the same price? They're both Super NES games.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 03:47:07
Chrono Trigger Downloaded


I can now play this game on a tv screen again - first time in 15 years.


CHRONO TRIGGER
woooooooo


S


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 04:35:07
Deerock69 said:
Guillaume said:
I find the PSOne cutscenes to detract from the flawlessness that is Chrono Trigger, they do not enhance it.

Wow. Completely disagree. I would agree if they weren't excellently done, but they absolutely were.
My buddy and I just laughed out loud at the part where you see Chrono "training".

Oh my, they are baaad.

edit - And Lucca's retarded smile at 1:15. Good lord...


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 07:14:08  - Edited by 
 on: 05/17/11, 07:15:07
@X-pert74
He's talking about the quality of the game you get back for spending those points.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 07:29:57
@anon_mastermind I can't really think of anything to say to that. I see no issue with Chrono Trigger and Super Turrican being the same price; least of all one based on quality. Maybe it would be a better comparison if you used a game that actually sucked, like Super Metroid.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 07:38:39
The price isn't the issue here, it's the quality of the game. Chrono Trigger is better than Super Turrican on paper.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 07:40:43  - Edited by 
 on: 05/17/11, 07:41:02
I understand; I still don't agree. Quality is subjective anyways, and they're both games in two completely different genres, so I don't really see the point in comparing them. One may be worth more to one person, while the other is worth more to another person.


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/11, 07:45:13
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