Thursday, April 24, 2008

Akko de Pon! Ikasama Hourouki - New Import, In Stock

Play mahjong against an assemblage of Japanese celebrities who have been digitized and caricatured into video game representations of themselves. Soul singer Akiko Wada appears dead-center on the cover of the game and she's joined by actress Ikue Sakakibara, actor Shiro Tsubuyaki, the duo Samaazu, the team of Supi Dowagon, Hori, and others. When playing mahjong, some of the personalities speak various lines and throw out voice snippets to add to the overall theatrics.

Standard Japanese MJ rules apply in the game but special moves may be used to change conditions and affect the other players.
A Story Mode puts the participants in various roles and settings while the Communication Mode allows multiple players in the local area to play a game of MJ.

Days of Memories 2 - New Import, In Stock

The original Days of Memories compilation for the NDS sold remarkably well for NCS. We're talking shooting game numbers here which is unheard of for a dating game. Then again, SNK and its stable of characters are a good draw most of the time.

Since it's Spring, love is in the air once again with SNK's Days of Memories 2 which gathers together another three DOM dating games which were originally released for the cell phone market in Japan. By using a touch pen and canned dialogue, players interact with the finest SNK lovelies and perhaps discover romance on the small screen of the NDS. Early preorders will include a bonus telephone card in 30% ratio.

Meccha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS - New Import, In Stock

The raucous crew of Taiko no Tatsujin is at it again with a new Nintendo DS game which includes a story based adventure mode and another collection of songs with which to bang your drum to. Another innovation is the concept of rivals which adds antagonistic drama to the game. As the story goes, players trek to seven islands to meet and beat various opponents in rhythm based drum action. Perform up to par and you'll continue onwards but falter and your journey ends. Abruptly.

When the game first starts up, a total of 36 tracks are playable but Namco touts a total of 50 songs in the game so 14 tunes must be unlocked. Similar to the first Taiko DS game, a pair of drumsticks is included inside the game package so you can hit the virtual Taiko in style. «Notes»

Mokushise! Zenko Kutaikai Let's Brass!!- New, In Stock

Join a virtual band and practice on brass instruments with Milestone's newfangled music simulator. Instruments featured in the game include a trumpet, tuba, saxophone, and a piccolo which may be operated by blowing into the Nintendo DS' microphone and fiddling around on the touch screen with stylus-based motion.

The software includes a digital metronome, the ability to tune instruments, and 150 songs to practice with. Users may play by themselves or link up wirelessly with three other participants to practice together like a real live quartet. The downside is that you'll all look silly blowing into a Nintendo DS but if you're really good and produce beautiful music, maybe you'll win some sort of recognition or award.

Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Retsuden 2 - New, In Stock

The original Naruto Shinobi Retsuden for the NDS was released in December 2006 and the game was based on the Naruto Gekitou Ninja Taisen games from the Gamecube. The sequel features a cast of 32 characters from Naruto Shippuuden who bout it out in a 3D fighting game that runs at a fluid 60fps.

Players may choose to play as the title hero himself, Naruto who's an all-around well balanced combatant or take control of a specialized fighter such as Gaara who's a master of the desert sands. The fisticuffs take place on the top NDS screen whilst the touch screen features a control panel where special items and Rasengan skills may be triggered with a quick stylus tap. A Wi-Fi function gives two players the chance to duke it out.

Summon Night + Bonus Magical Disc - New, In Stock

Flight Plan and Banpresto revives the original Summon Night game which was originally released for the Playstation in January 2000. In the S-RPG, players take control of a student named Touya (three other protagonists are possible) who has been spirited to a world known as Lyndbaum. Once there, he joins up with a ragtag crew and eventually goes on an adventure to save the world.

Summon Night caused a stir when it was first released and we recall brisk sales for months on end. The game plays like Ogre Battle or FF Tactics where heroes move on a map and attack enemies in turn-based fashion. Features in the NDS conversion include stylus-based gameplay, new artwork panels, and microphone interaction with summoned beasts.

Yattaman DS - New Import, In Stock

Yattaman has been part of cartoon culture since the 70s and it's about time that the characters of the series became video game action heroes. Yattaman DS plays like your average side scrolling platform game but with gadgets and weapons from the popular animated series. Bonuses may be picked up to recover HP or to power-up.

A side game features mech-fighting action where a Yatta animal robot is piloted against one of six robotic adversaries. The entire cast of characters appear in the game including Gan Takada, Ai Kaminari,
Omocchama, Doronjo, Boyakki, Tonzura. The original voice actors from the animated series were also tapped to reprise their roles in the game.

Yume Neko DS - New Import, In Stock

Those mangy Nintendogs are passé. The new day is all about cats. Did you know the Egyptians revered their felines and considered them sacred beasts? Well, it's true. A cat's eyes are like little living jewels so maybe that was the attraction.

Sega gives gamers a chance to care for and virtually cuddle with cats. Lots of them. There's 20 breeds featured in the game including American Curl, American Shorthair, Bombay, Siamese, and Siberian. By using the stylus to operate a virtual hand, players may pet their cat, massage its belly, and frolic with it. Simple toys such as miniature trucks and balls may also be used to interact with a feline and it'll crouch, stretch, and play like a real cat is apt to do.

Senjou no Valkyria - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
Valkyria Chronicles combines strategy elements of tactical role-playing games with real-time action sequences. All of this is played out in an innovative and beautiful visual style. Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, which is situated in the middle of the two great empires. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation's 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles.

Built upon the new "CANVAS" engine, developed internally by SEGA Game Studios Japan, Valkyria Chronicles' stunning 3D graphics resemble a watercolor painting in motion, taking full advantage of the processing capabilities of the PLAYSTATION® 3.

Senjou no Valkyria Limited Ed. - New Import

The first batch of Senjou no Valkyria Limited Edition arrived today and we'll begin processing and shipping preorders this afternoon. Please note that the remainder of our supply is expected by next week but we'll keep everyone on our reservation list updated once we receive news

Our suppliers didn't raise the price of the game this week which was a surprise. If your preorder is shipping today, you will receive an email confirmation before 3PM EST today and we'll update everyone else with a status update on the next shipment. Thanks for reading.

Vantage Master Portable - New Import, In Stock

Falcom's famous Vantage Master game was originally released in 1997 and captivated gamers with its addictive and challenging gameplay. In VM, players choose a hero known as a Master who can summon discarnates with elemental alignments called Natials. By teaming up with a Natial, the Master battles opponents on grid-laced battlefields to become the top dog in the world of summoning. Each Master and Natial only has 10 HP and the goal is to knock an opponent's HP to 0 before he does the same to your protagonist. Upon starting the adventure, a series of four questions is poised to the player which decide the type of summoner he becomes in the game. Classes include well-traveled archetypes such as Fighter, Knight, Thief, and Magician along with unique classes such as Fraulein, Fugitive, Sister, and Savage.

The PSP conversion of Vantage Master is based on the original game and four modes are available as follows:

Scenario Mode: Battle opposing Masters across 30 stages
Expert Mode: Use a fully-powered Master to battle on harsh terrain
Free Battle:
Adjust the settings and play options to fit your preference
Network Battle:
Link up with other players to engage in Master battles

Characters from Falcom's Sora no Kiseki (Joshua Bright, Sarah Bright) appear in the game for a smidge of PSP exclusivity.

White Gamecube Controller - New Import, Shipping Today

NCS sold out of official Gamecube controllers about a year ago. Sales just picked up one day and by the end of the week, the entire inventory was gone. We haven't been able to restock them since.

To address the demand for Gamecube controllers, Nintendo releases a new production of the original GC controller in white which matches the shell color of the Wii. The controller follows the same design as the original GC pads and features a lengthy 3m (9.84') cord. Preorders will ship this afternoon but please note we're completely sold out today. Another production is expected in a few weeks and we'll update accordingly once they're in stock again for new orders. Thanks.

Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 14 Alien Syndrome - Clearance

By the year 2089, man has colonized planets beyond Earth and space stations have been set up to shuttle colonists to their destinations. Without warning, squishy alien creatures attack the stations and cause a ruckus. As one of two space crusaders who have escaped capture, player takes charge and shoots, powers up and rescues hostages through various levels. At the end of each stage, a big boss hustles into view which requires a lot more firepower to turn into chunky pieces. A relentless bomb timer counts down each level and behooves one to run, explore, and destroy with the quickness before it goes off.

Similar to all other Sega Ages games, Alien Syndrome includes a history leaflet which may be bound into the Sega Ages 2500 six-ringed binder that shipped inside the limited edition of Phantasy Star SA2500.

Sale Offering
: NCS' remaining inventory of Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 14: Alien Syndrome
is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$18.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Larger Photos.