Games at TGS
Atlus released information on
their upcoming RPG in cooperation with the RED company- Thousand
Produced by Ouji Hiroi,
Thousand arms will be for the PSX in 2 Disks, release scheduled set on
(Madman's note: This article
is for the great almighty Puppy Chun.)
Atlus also released info
on their upcoming gameboy cart, Hamster Paradise.
In Hamster Paradise, the
player keeps a cute hamster in their Gameboy and grows it up as a "virtual
pet education simulation game".
Bandai released news of their
new portable game machine, the WonderSwan.
Wonderswan is designed to be
playable vertically or horizontally depending o the game, and has 8 levels
of Monochrome's display. The CPU is 16 bit and Cartridges for the game
can be as large as 128Mbits in ROM and RAM, plus can work with EPPROM.
Amazingly, the machine works with only 1 AA Battery and can last up to
Wonderswan's Software lineup
is also very nice. The full board of release is available at the Madman's
Cafe by clicking on the links at the bottom- a few interesting titles are
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon, Tekken -the card game, Pocket fighter, Evangelion,
PuyoPuyo Two, Chronoa, A day in Rome, Densha De Go!, Puzzle Bobble.
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Other than the WonderSwan,
also in showing was Bandai's anime-related games such as the N64 Evangelion
(release: 99/3), Gundam -Char's counter attack (PSX: Dec release), and
Space Carrier Yamato (PSX: 99/3 release).
VII was not available for display at the TGS yet-- it came in the
form of a promotional movie.
One of DQ7's main points
is the ability to change screen views 360% around, and the visual enhancement
to show the actual sense of height differences.
Aside from Tales
of Fantasia which was not playable and only available in the form
of Promo video, Namco's corner was filled with Ridge
Racer Type 4.
RR4 has double the number
of courses from its previous, more cars and a Grand Prix mode where the
player takes role of the team's driver, must go get a sponsor contract
and win tournaments.
The four available racing
teams. RRT4 is scheduled for release on 12/3.
Koei was seen with their New
PC version of Nobunaga's Ambition with internet head-to-head playability,
but what was perhaps the most stunning was their change of
logo since 20 years of their company's existence.
Konami too has been spotted
going towards the portable trend. Konami revealed their portable version
of the arcade hit machine Beat Mania and also
two other portables-
|One is Dungeon
Quest, where the player travels through a dungeon collecting items,
leveling up and making friends out of monster enemies -there will be 6
series to be released, each with different chapters. The other is a gal-game
wrist watch, Tokimeki Wrist Game, a virtual
girlfriend who needs to be worn around to get friendly. The writs band
also comes with the ability to show time, alarm clock, and stopwatch.
Game for Nintendo 64 was also shown. Very different from its previous
series, "Dracula- Mokujiroku" is now a 3D-action game where the main
character runs around a wide field or stage in a polygon world. The main
character's name is Reinhart Shneider, recieving blood from the Belmont,
Larned and Maurice family. There is also a magical girl character who can
be used in place of him. N64 Castlevania is
scheduled for 99 Spring.
Last of all, Konami released
info on their upcoming dance game, Dance! Dance!
(Madman's Note: I swear we've
seen something very *very* similar to this...)
A very nice company, System
Soft released info on their first PSX game, Net Striders.
System Soft is well know for their simulation games (Dai Senryaku) and
this will also be a simulation game, combined with scienarios written by
the director of Linda Cube & Far East of Eden I & II. Net
Striders takes place between the network and hackers in the year 2000,
a war between the hackers and a selected few who are out to get them. Net
Striders is scheduled for 99/2/11.
Taito Showed their Densha
De Go! 2 game (Let's go by Train! 2) for the playstation scheduled
for December and Pop n' Pop- a balloon popping
puzzle game with historical characters from Taito's past such as Sayo from
Rocky & Pockey and the two Dinos' from Bubble bobble. Pop n' Pop is
scheduled for release on 10/22 and will come with a playable demo of Densha
De Go! 2.
Taito also released news
of their arcade hit sequel, Psychic Force 2012
to be converted for the Playstation.
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