Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Bandai's aqua drop follows the gist of those old handheld games but instead of relying on a metal sphere, drops of water are used and maneuvered through a maze. The maze inside the aqua drop is made of a specially treated surface which causes water to bead and roll like a ball instead of dispersing into a mini puddle. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2008 at US$18.00 from NCS.
» Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna (original release: Oct 23, 1992)
» Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna II (original release: Jun 20, 1995)
» Ginga Fukei Densetsu: Sapphire (original release: Nov 24, 1995)
The first two games are interactive adventures which feature Yuna and her coterie of allies and friends. NCS is most interested in the third game, Sapphire, however since it's one of the best vertical shooters from the days of the PC-Engine. If you can find it in Japan, Sapphire can command a price of US$500 per copy but we're guessing that lofty price will take a hit once the PSP Ginga collection ships to market. Each of the three games is a direct port with no enhancements and a special Yuna illustrations gallery is also included on the UMD for fans of art and sketches. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 31, 2008 at JPY2800 or US$30.90 from NCS.
Chocobo's pointy feathers must be causing a snag because Rubber Chocky has been delayed once again to "late June" from an original ship date of April and the revised date of May. We'll continue to track the progress of Uki Uki Chocobo and post another update once a confirmed ship date is announced. Preorders are still welcome at US$13.50 each.
Each factory sealed case of 8 toys contains a complete set of 6 color figures and 2 gray (monotone) figures. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late August at US$80.90 per factory box.
» Analog controller with vibration feature
» Eight completely analog action buttons
» Analog sticks with rubber coating
» Different colors available (for our sale, we only have black pads)
The buttons are springy and in our opinion, the d-pad on this particular pad feels better than the cross-pad on the official Gamecube pad.
Sale Offering: NCS' inventory of For Gamecube/W-ii pads is new, boxed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$19.90 per unit which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Larger Photos