NCS Product Synopsis
Update: April 20, 2007
Taito collects 30+ games normally played on a standard
controller and adapts most of them for the Wii Remote
shaking realm of the Nintendo Wii. Quite a few of the
games featured in the collection will be recognizable to
fans of video gaming since Taito has been around since
the early years of the industry. Some random samples:
» Arkanoid - Grip the Wii Remote and waddle it
from side to side to control the Vaus as it reflects
balls at blocks above. There's only one stage which is
in the shape of a Space Invader.
» Kikikaikai Ninja - Take control of a
shrine maiden garbed in red and white robes and shoot
cards at spherical ghosts that pop out of nowhere to
destroy them. Inspired by the coin-op of the same name.
» Soccer - Kick a ball by swirling the Wii Remote
around like a maniac. It'll blow past two defenders but
get stopped momentarily by the green afro-wearing
goalie. To get it past him also, swirl the Wii Remote
around to build power.
» Swan Shooter - A decent vertical shooter that's
somewhat reminiscent of Danshaku. When you reach the
boss, the warning text "CAUTION: A huge battle afro"
appears across the screen. There's some challenging
crossfire that the boss spits out along with a massive
NCS Game Notes
» In the intro to the game, cutesy characters named
Mawasunda and Mawasunda Pink run around, spin, and do
their thing while muscle-bound men with afros hold up
the globe and slowly rotate in place. Psychedelic colors
and 60s flower-power fonts are in force.
» Press the A button and players may choose SOLO PLAY or
DUAL PLAY. The OPTION menu allows you to choose the
difficulty, change characters, view rankings, and
perform file management duties. The Special Contents
section is locked.
» After selecting SOLO PLAY, three modes pop up into
OKONOMI Mode contains 24 mini-games but five of
them are locked. Some examples of the mini-games are
» Sonic Blastman 20XX - Massive meteors are
hurtling towards the planet and Blastman must push them
back into space. Push up and down on the d-pad to rotate
Blastman to meet the meteors and press A to force them
back. A radar shows meteor entry from all sides of the
» Bubble Bobble - Classic arcade action where a
green dragon captures beasts in bubbles and pops them.
The monsters continually regenerate and the game goes on
until the time runs out or all three of your lives are
» Arkanoid - Sweet brick 'n paddle action which
plays faithfully to the arcade original down to the
sound effects and music. To move the Vaus, point the Wii
Remote towards the screen and then shake it from side to
side to move left and right. Not the best control scheme
for Arkanoid but acceptable.
» Robo Clash - A massive robot is spinning above
a city. Your little protagonist is carrying a big
hammer. Whack the hammer upon the robot by moving the
Wii Remote back and forth to destroy it. When the
"DANGER" signal appears onscreen, press and hold the "B"
button to step back as the robot spins its arms around.
If you hit the robot continuously, the game engine keeps
track of your hit combos. We got up to 13 combos before
the robot started to spin and we had to back off a bit.
» Cameltry - Classic maze rotation action where a
marble is moved from START to GOAL by rotating the maze
around it. We thought the responsiveness would be poor
but the screen spins surprisingly quickly and obediently
to the manipulations of the Wii Remote. Kudos.
» Evil Magistrate - Grab a geisha's kimono and
spin her around to unravel it. The Wii Remote motion to
use is a forward-thrust and pull-back movement to get
the spinning action going. If you do it perfectly, the
geisha will spin out of her kimono and appear in her
2-piece bikini. Other targets include a poodle girl, a
mummy (who turns into a skeleton when disrobed), and
another geisha who turns into a Brazilian queen.
» Baseball - A pitcher with a massive afro throws
pitches at the plate. When the ball is in that sweet
spot over the plate, swing the Wii Remote like a bat and
try to hit a home run.
An interactive adventure where a lovelorn little boy (Mawasunda)
has to win the hearts of five girls. The game lists each
girl as "Targets" from 01 to 05. Before the action
begins, you select the order in which you interact with
each girl and then you go after them. The path to love
is blocked by mini-games galore which must be conquered
to win the affection of the girls. If you falter in a
mini-game, the level of interest that a girl may have
towards you will drop. On the other hand, if you
navigate a mini-game successfully, she'll gain interest
in you and perhaps love will eventually blossom.
Select five mini-games and then play
them in sequence one after the other. Perfect for those
who enjoy non-stop action. The time limit is removed
from some the games.
In DUAL PLAY, the options that pop up are:
FREE BATTLE allows two players to play the
mini-games simultaneously against each other. For
example, in Swan Runner, the screen splits in half
vertically and two players race through a tunnel while
collecting power-ups and avoiding obstructions. Your
only command is spinning the Wii Remote around to spin
the tunnel so that obstructions are avoided and bonuses
are picked up.
Choose 5 mini-games and play them one after the other
against a second player. In between some games, there's
a strange little launching game that may be enjoyed. We
use the word "launch" loosely.
Sixteen mini-games are arranged in a 4x4 assortment on
the screen. Play them one by one in whichever order you
wish until all are completed.
» Before each mini-game, a diagram on how to hold the
Wii Remote and simple instructions are shown on-screen.
» Every mini-game lasts about 90 seconds.
» The mini-games in Furu Furu Park are a varied lot and
some are taken directly from the Mawasunda NDS game.
Play a few rounds and your wrist will get tired. One of
the more wrist-wrenching games is the one where
Mawasunda sits on top of a motorcycle and revs it up in
time to the cues that appear from the right side of the
screen. You'll have to jerk the Wii Remote like a
motorcycle handle to rev up the engine which will give
your wrist a workout.
Japanese Region Alert
Please note that Japanese Wii games are not
compatible with USA or European Wii consoles. Please do
not purchase this game if you only own a USA or European
Wii because you will not be able to play the game.
Orders ship same-day (M-F) if ordered before 4PM
Japanese Title: ふるふるぱーく
JAN Code: 4988611206607 / RVL-P-RFRJ