Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pics of Metallic Silver DS Lite

More pictures of the new color can be found here. It almost makes me want to go buy a new DS Lite, especially this silver one since my original DS is silver. Oh well. We now have...White, Black, Pink, Crimson/Black, Cobalt/Black, Metallic Rose, Dialga & Palkia, and Metallic Silver. Nintendo making another DS Lite is very unlikely at this point.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Metallic Silver DS Lite hits shelves September 7th

In an expected move, Nintendo will now be releasing the Metallic Silver DS Lite in the US on September 7th. The color has been rumored to be coming out soon, and we have just received confirmation from a leaked Best Buy ad.

The system was first released as a two-tone color with black, and branded with Guitar Hero logo in the Guitar Hero game bundle for the DS. Another reason for people to pick up a DS Lite if you don't already have one is in tune with this. Now all we need is for the special edition systems from Japan to be released in the US at normal retail price. (My Dialga & Palkia DS Lite was $330 in a bundle pak from Poké, and Nintendo just released it in the US for the regular DS price point of $129.99, making me sad & mad)

I still wish we got the Enamel Navy DS Lite, and we are still waiting for the Ice Blue. There is always a chance the Red and Green DS Lite's from Europe will be released in the US in the future, so be on the lookout for more news!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Wii-kly Update 08/25/2008


Helix? (Ghostfire Games, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points): Helix is one of the most innovative music-rhythm games ever designed for the Wii console. Use the Wii Remote? controller to do dozens of exciting moves, including punches, circles, back fists, hooks and more. Be mesmerized by the eye-popping background visuals, which pulse to the beat of the music. Enjoy incredible replay value with 26 songs to play and three difficulty levels. Try to unlock all of the songs. This game is great for getting exercise plus having fun. No buttons are required, so it's easy for anyone to pick up but difficult for even the best players to master.

Virtual Console

Ys Book I & II (TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Ys Book I & II chronicles the first adventures of Adol Christin, a young, red-haired swordsman on a quest to unlock the secrets of an ancient kingdom. As Adol, you search the island of Esteria, gathering clues to unravel the mystery of Ys. Fight monsters that lurk in caves and towers with physical or magical attacks, and use your brain to make your way through dangerous areas filled with traps. In Ys Book I & II, the first titles in the Ys series were put together as a single TurboGrafx CD-ROM. They awed players with their gripping story lines accompanied by fully orchestrated soundtracks, wonderful voice acting and amazing special effects. Don't miss out on your chance to experience this wonderful piece of gaming history.

SAMURAI SHODOWN 2 (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen-Blood, Language, Tobacco Reference, Violence, 900 Wii Points): First released in 1994, this fighting game follows 15 samurai in their individual quests. The rage system, which was popular in the first game, has been further enhanced. Not only does attack power rise when the gauge is full, but the player can also use a special technique that can break the opponent's weapon and force the opponent to fight unarmed. The game also allows for more movement techniques such as back-stepping, rushing forward and ducking, allowing for even more strategies. A fun and important detail of this game: One of the new characters, Cham Cham, was voiced by voice actress Reiko Chiba, an idol in the gaming community.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Slide Adventure Mag Kid in the house!

Yay, my package from Play-Asia finally arrived in the mail today. I chose the cheapest shipping, and it took forever. I ordered it on August 6th, it shipped on the 7th, and just now got here. I actually wonder if the Olympics were the cause of this. Anyway, I also got Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Super Music Collection (the soundtrack for the games)

I'll have impressions of the videogame and a review coming in the next couple of weeks for it. I may also try to shoot footage of the game, but all I have is a digital camera and the video isn't that good. I am so happy my package finally came!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Samba de Amigo Song List

*=Cover Version

Vamos A Carnaval – WaveMaster*
Volare – Gypsy Kings
Hot Hot Hot – Arrow*
Salome – Chayanne*
Tubthumping – Chumbawumba*
The Cup of Life – R. Martin*
Samba de Janeiro – Bellini
Mambo Beat – Perez Prado*
Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin*
Bamboleo – Gipsy Kings
Take On Me – Reel Big Fish
El Ritmo Tropical – Dixie’s Gang*
Macarena – Los Del Rio*
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens*
Tequila – Chuck Rio*
Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones
Samba De Amigo – Bellini
The Theme of Rocky – Bill Conti*
Mas Que Nada – Jorge Ben*
Sway – Gimbel and Ruiz*
El Mambo – Solemar
Baila Me – Gipsy Kings
Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como*
Mambo No. 8 – Perez Prado
Conga – Miami Sound Machine*
Low Rider – War
Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega*
Oye Como Va – Santana*
Asereje – Las Ketchup*
Arriba Allez – Bellini
Magalenha – Bellini and Mondonca Do Rio
Ran Kan Ran – Tito Puento*
Groove Is In the Heart – Dee Lite
Jump in the Line – Harry Belafonte*
Do It Well – Jennifer Lopez*
Como Ves – Ozomatli
Cha Cha – Chelo
Pon de Replay – Rihanna
Smooth – Santana*
Mexican Flyer – Ken Woodman*
Borriquito – Charo
Un Aguardiente – WaveGroup
Solo Tu – WaveGroup
Tango With Me – WaveGroup

Don't forget that the game will also have new downloadable songs, so you'll always have something new to groove to. I can't wait for the game!

Dead Rising Wii Debut Trailer

I love games where I kill Zombies, they are just good old fashioned fun! This game looks so amazing, I am glad it is coming to the Wii. Can't wait until it is released. Sure it may be a "port" but right now I actually love these "ports" coming to the Wii.

MadWorld New Trailer

This game looks so awesome, I will definitely be picking this game up for sure. Too bad that we have to wait until next year, but there are tons of other games coming out this year still, so no worries. I can't wait for it to be released!

Kororinpa 2 Debut Trailer

It was only a matter of time that the game would be coming out, especially since it minimally uses the Wii Balance Board from Wii Fit. (Think of the Marble game in Wii Fit.) I never picked up the first Kororinpa but I will probably pick this one up because of how much fun I had with the Marble game in Wii Fit. Look for the game to be out next year!

Hard Working People Trailer

Konami takes Cooking Mama further with their new game called Hard Working People. A game where you take on tons of different professions via minigames in order to save the Earth from an incoming meteor set to destroy it. The game will be released exclusively for the Wii in Quarter 1 of 2009 (January-March) Check out the debut trailer below:

I think the game will be really fun, I'll definitely have to pick this game up once it is released stateside!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

House of the Dead: Overkill

The House of the Dead: OVERKILL

Age Rating - 18+ TBC
Format – Wii

Product Overview


The House of the Dead: OVERKILL™ charges you with mowing down waves of infected, blood-thirsty zombies in a last-ditch effort to survive Bayou City and uncover the horrific truth behind the origins of the House of the Dead.

Survival horror as it’s never been seen before! A pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shooter series. Back when the famous Agent G was still fresh out of the academy, he teamed up with hard-boiled bad-ass Agent Washington to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little did they know what blood-soaked mutant horror would await them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City.


• Pulp Funk Horror.
Zombie cool, one of the most popular shooter classics injected with a whole new retro b-movie look.

• An utterly in-your-face zombie-dismembering blast.
Non-stop light-gun style action on Wii, blow apart zombies for high-score thrills.

• Superb co-op action on Wii.
Bring a friend and play the game as intended in your own buddy action movie as two of the meanest characters in video gaming.

• Relentless, gore-drenched, over-the-top action.
Only the coolest, most cold-hearted agent’s going to keep his head against the zombie flood. Use “Slow-Mofo Time” to make the perfect head-popping shot and “Evil Eye” to spot moments of opportunity that’ll send the whole environment up in flames.

• Wiimote reactions.
Get knee-deep in the dead with motion-sensitive Wii-controls. Shuck a shotgun and when the zombies get too close, pistol whip jaws off or cave some heads in with the stock of your pump-action – all in stomach-churning close-up.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Chrono Trigger US Release Announced

One of the Greatest RPGs of All Time Returns This Holiday Season
Los Angeles (August 18, 2008)

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that its highly anticipated Nintendo DS™ title CHRONO TRIGGER® will ship to North American retailers on November 25, 2008. A groundbreaking RPG that became an instant classic, CHRONO TRIGGER is set to be one of the most compelling handheld titles available this holiday season.

Remastered exclusively for Nintendo DS, this newly enhanced edition maintains all of the game’s original elements and spirit while introducing portability, dual-screen presentation and Touch Screen functionality.

Originally released in 1995 on the Super NES® and subsequently shipping more than 2.5 million copies worldwide, CHRONO TRIGGER is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest video games of all time. Praise continued to be showered upon the title at last month’s E3 2008 Media and Business Summit, with CHRONO TRIGGER receiving accolades including “Best RPG” and “Best DS Game.”

Players can look forward to a reunion with CHRONO TRIGGER’s multifaceted storyline, memorable soundtrack and exhilarating gameplay this November


When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono’s race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.


· A masterpiece with an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time

· An inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda

· Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills

· Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world

· Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual-screen presentation and Touch Screen functionality

· Brand-new dungeons and an Arena mode add exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic

CHRONO TRIGGER is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at for more information about ratings. The official website can be found at

Finally we get a release date! I am so interested in this game. I like old school RPGs more than the RPGs of today.

Wii-kly Update 08/18/2008


Midnight Pool (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Suggestive Themes, Simulated Gambling, 800 Wii Points): Take a trip across America to make your dreams come true in a pool tournament worth millions. Visit the most colorful bars and meet seven of the coolest players on the circuit, from country music star Travis to Alison the biologist and John the sheriff. Learn the tricks of the trade through tutorials along the way, while advanced players can take on challenges to show off their trick-shot abilities. Keep things interesting with three sets of rules.

Virtual Console

Mega Man (NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Cartoon Violence, 500 Wii Points): Join the blue bomber in his first-ever adventure as he battles the evil Dr. Wily and his robotic henchmen to restore peace to a troubled world. Mega Man is a super-robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Light. When Dr. Wily goes rogue with an army of six of his own devious robot masters, it's up to Mega Man to put a stop to his nefarious plot by traversing a series of stages rife with enemies, traps and perilous platform challenges. At the end of each stage, conquer one of the robot masters and claim his weapon as your own, using it to your advantage in subsequent fights.

NEO TURF MASTERS (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points): This is a golf game that was first released in 1996. The player picks one of six available golfers and competes on a number of golf courses around the world, including Japan (Fujiyama Oriental Golf Club), America (Grand Canyon Golf Course), Australia (Blue Lagoon Golf Course) and Germany (Baden Golf Course). The game features two modes of play. The first is Stroke Play, in which the player attempts to get the best score by playing all 18 holes. The second is Match Play, in which two players compete to see who can win more of the 18 holes. Grab a friend and get ready to hit the fairway.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Elebits: The Adventures of Kai & Zero Trailer

Finally, a video that shows us what the game is about. It actually looks kind of like an RPG Puzzle game, I am really interested in this game. I should really go back to the original and play through it. There is also supposedly another Elebits game coming to the Wii sometime, so be on the lookout for that. I can't wait, but I need to finish my other games.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Finished Pokemon MD Time!

So I finally did it. Today I kept going after Dialga and lost once. Then I went at it again and then Piplup started kicking Diaga's butt, and used Brine and knocked off 265 HP from Dialga! It was amazing, after all of this time Piplup stood up and started kicking ass =P

I am happy I finished this game ^_^ - now what to play next, I guess Megaman Star Force 2? =o

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Common Japanese Translated from Videogames

はい Yes

いいえ No

– ニューゲーム New Game

– コンティニュー Continue

– ロード Load

設定 せってい Option

終了 しゅうりょう Quit

消す けす Delete

始める はじめる Start

写す うつす Copy

セーブ Save

アイテム Item

レベル Level

魔法 まほう Magic

命中 めいちゅう A Hit

防御 ぼうぎょ Defense

攻撃 こうげき An Attack

ちから Power

経験値 けいけんち Experience Point

使う つかう To Use

捨てる すてる To Throw Away

話す はなす To Talk

手に入れる てにいれる To Obtain

する To Do

I'm back

Sorry about not updating, I just didn't know what to post about anymore. I've been working alot lately and have been so tired to update. However, I started playing Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Exploration of Time again recently and I'm basically stuck at the battle with Dialga. I keep losing because Piplup is too friggin weak!

My bank account is being sucked dry by my car. The headlight went out recently and that was $27 to replace, and then my starter went out in my car, and that was $158 to replace (my grandpa paid for it, thank you grandpa!!!) and back in beginning of July the catalytic converter on my car went out, that was $120, and me and my grandpa split the bill. I seriously need a credit card though for these expensive things, I just don't always want to spend a chunk of money all at once. I spent like $924+ last month alone. Luckily there are no games out this month that I want.

September will be full of games that I want. Samba de Amigo, Wario Land: Shake It, Kirby Superstar Ultra, and Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, plus other games!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Wii-kly Update 08/04/2008


Wild West Guns (Gameloft, 1-2 players, Rated T for Teen—Violence, 1,000 Wii Points): Draw your revolver to see if you're the fastest gun in the West. Adjust your speed and precision as targets or enemies appear in front of you. Point and shoot to earn more points. You can aim at anything, so be sure to explore the environment for elements that will earn you more shooting points. Identify your enemies among the characters you encounter, but don't shoot at innocent citizens. Take part in an Old West-style train attack, or challenge your skills in a variety of increasingly difficult shooting challenges in other beautiful, classic and lively Western environments. As you progress through challenges, you'll earn medals and rewards, making for nonstop, addictive action. Play in a two-player multiplayer mode where you and your partner can combine points, or play against each other to find out who's the fastest gun in the West.

Virtual Console

Sonic The Hedgehog™ (Sega Master System, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Based on the original Sega Genesis version, Sonic The Hedgehog was re-created as the first Sonic game for the Sega Master System. Not just a straight port, this version includes new stages, bosses, some different zones and a level map. The most noticeable difference, however, is that the Chaos Emeralds have to be found within certain stages other than the Special Stages. Dash through six Zones (including special zones that were only available for the Sega Master System version) and face Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) at the end of every Zone.

SPLATTERHOUSE™ 2 (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated M for Mature—Blood and Gore, Violence, 800 Wii Points): SPLATTERHOUSE 2 is the sequel to SPLATTERHOUSE, released only on the Sega Genesis. A few months after escaping from the first mansion in SPLATTERHOUSE, the main character, Rick, once again encounters the Terror Mask and must use its powers to rescue his beloved Jennifer. Rick will need to punch, slash, smash and even chainsaw his way through a haunted mansion against unspeakable horrors and terrifying bosses to make it out alive.