On DSiWare this week: Art of Ink, Slingo Quest, and Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison; on WiiWare this week: Play with Birds and Fast Draw Showdown (demo version).
Art of Ink Publisher: Sabarasa Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Suggestive Themes Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™ Description: Submerge yourself in the colorful world of tattoo art. Working in one of the most prestigious studios in town, you can turn your stylus into a tattoo machine and work with precision on your clients to give them a piece of your art. But be careful - it's not just the art you have to deal with. Satisfying your customer takes more than just skill with your inks. You must get to know the crazy cast of characters that comes to your shop and give each client the perfect design. Keep your clients happy and make a name for yourself to eventually open your own shop and customize it to your liking. Other tattoo artists will take note of your success and will challenge you to prove your skills. Defeating them will give you an insight into their techniques and help you become the next tattoo master.
Slingo Quest Publisher: MumboJumbo Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points Description: Slingo Quest combines two classics - slots and bingo - in the ultimate puzzle game. Spin the traditional five-reel slot machine, then match the numbers on your cards (across, down or diagonally) and hit a Slingo. Create as many Slingos as you can in 20 spins with the help of fun power-ups. Fun game modes include Multi-Card Slingo, Seven by Seven Slingo and Pirate's Fortune Slingo. Collect cool power-ups, including Slingo Vision, Devil Protection and Multipliers. Play through 50 fun levels of Slingo, collecting Slingo Stars and Stamps for big bonuses. Are you ready for the next Slingo challenge?
Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison Publisher: INTENSE CO., Ltd. Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Language, Mild Violence, Tobacco Reference Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points Description: The Rock City Federal Prison is known as a giant coffin, locking up death row inmates and lifers with no parole. Roy is locked up in cell 218 on a 10-year term. He knows he was framed. A false accusation, mysterious cash left in the prison cell, a breakout plot by prisoners, a warden who is nice only to Roy, the mysterious death of the old man who died in a hole six months ago - is this a conspiracy? Now, the unprecedented jailbreak begins. Escape Trick is a "breakout adventure game" in which players use the stylus to search, use and combine various items in the cell and attempt to escape. Not only the items, but also the letters and symbols in the room can be significant hints for a breakout. In addition to the quest, unique characters get involved with Roy in the adventure part of the game. Roy's secrets and the mystery of the prison are revealed as players progress.
Play with Birds Publisher: Games Farm Players: 1 ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief Price: 500 Wii Points™ Description: Play with Birds is an original cartoon bird game for players of all ages. Fly through the city and play dozens of bird minigames, including Birdman, Catch Thief and Bird Race. Become famous and find a bird to build a nest with. Play with Birds is focused on the lifelong adventures of a small bird in a city, from hatching to finding a partner to building a nest and establishing a family.
Fast Draw Showdown (demo version) Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc. Players: 1-2 ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Alcohol Reference, Violence Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points Description: When it comes to fast draw, there are only two types of people: the quick and the dead. Now you have the chance to find out where you stand - or lie, as the case may be. Go up against the best quick-draws in the business, including one of the world's fastest, Wes Flowers. Unholster your Wii Remote™ controller and show 'em who's really the fastest draw in this live-action shooter. You can even take on a friend in multiplayer modes and see which one of you has the quickest draw. (Additional controllers are required for multiplayer modes and are sold separately.) You'll need some serious speed and awesome accuracy to take on these gunslingers.
Alright that's it. What the heck, Square!? WHY CAN'T YOU RELEASE FREAKING FINAL FANTASY 3 HERE. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM. Seriously, the game is everywhere else in the world, and I know four people, myself included, ready to throw money at you for the game. How ffffffffffffreaking hard is it to release a ffffffffrrrrraaaeeeeking ROM of an already-made game already in English and already out in Europe for a month?? This is completely idiotic.
And if nothing else, we could've at least gotten one of the upcoming Adventure Islands from Capcom. What is going on with the US VC!?
Nintendo lost one Mega Man X sale by holding to back so long. I waited and waited and finally I caved and played it on emulator. Kind of glad I saved my money actually, I didn't find it nearly as good as the originals.
(I'm talking about Mega Man X because I know it came out in Japan)
I love the SNES X games infinitely more than the original series games. Personally I like the gameplay refinements X2 and X3 brought into play though. Going back to the first X game without an air-dash can feel pretty restricting at times.