Thursday, August 28, 2008

Evangelion Ayanami Ikusei Keikaku DS - New, In Stock

Taking place at the beginning of the Shinseiki Evangelion television serial, Gendou Ikari hands you the responsibility of live-in teacher to Rei Ayanami. When you first meet her, she's pretty banged up with bandages all over and her arm's cradled by a sling. Similar to but not quite a blank slate, your young charge is recovering from injuries and it's up to you to help her heal mentally and physically. With a set of six primary commands such as "talk," "goods," "costume," "town," and "schedule," you'll give Rei various duties to perform and gradually win her confidence. Ayanami's day can consist of going to school, learning archery to improve her willpower, playing violin, or a trip to the amusement park, among other venues. Each activity improves or diminishes one or more of her attributes. Along the way, you'll get to see Ayanami in various pieces of clothing.

Tactical Guild - New Import, In Stock

As a genre, tactical strategy games have been around for a long time. They're usually considered premium titles (think Ogre Battle, Final Fantasy Tactics, Super Robot Wars) that command a premium price point of JPY6800 or JPY7800. Japanese manufacturer Success breaks from tradition by releasing a tactical strategy game that's priced at a measly JPY3800. What's the world coming to?

In Tactical Guild, players assemble a team of adventurers who vary in class and profession who then roam out into the world in search of adversaries, treasure, and experience. The protagonist can quest alongside attractive female party members and build bonds with them which can result in a relationship. Along with the main adventure, there's also 71 mission-based side quests to contend with.
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To Love Ru Trouble: Waku Waku! Rinkangakkou-Hen - New Import

Embark on a light-hearted interactive adventure with the To Love Ru Trouble gang which features conversation, spot-animation, and a smidgeon of voice acting. That's not all however. There's a mini-game in each of the 56 chapters including a vertical shooter that's based on Magical Chase and a touch exercise where Princess Lala's buttocks and legs are tapped with the touchpen to rid her body of little contagions. While she's being tapped, she'll make loud sighing sounds as she's relieved of the bugs that are plaguing her. There's also a fairly challenging pseudo-rhythm game where boxes and groupings of boxes are tapped just as an expanding outline reaches the perimeter of a box or group of boxes. When playing the outline-box game, a polygonal representation of Lala can be seen exercising in the background in short red shorts. «Game Notes»

AFRIKA - New Import, Restock Soon

A week-long safari in Africa will set you back about US$5000 this year for a single person. Rates are going up to US$6000+ next year because... everything else is going up. NCS recommends Tanzania but we hear Kenya also offers a prime viewing experience. By going on a safari, travelers get to check out how the animals live in the wild and experience nature in all of its raw primal glory. By primal, we mean lions chasing down zebras, buffalo grazing in groups, and elephants trudging around with steadfast determination. Then there are the cheetahs that hang out in the trees while waiting for the sun to stop beating down on their backs and baby baboons playing in the brush with nary a care in the world.

A safari is a sizable investment in both time and resources. Not everyone can go out like that. For the next best thing to being there, Sony presents Afrika which is basically a safari simulator. Drive out on a jeep or take to the air in a hot-air balloon to view the mighty expanse of Africa and all of its furry denizens in the wild.
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Fate/Tiger Colosseum Upper - New Import, In Stock

The cast members of Fate Stay Night are hardened warriors capable of doling out a lot of hurt. What happens when they're shrunken down into chibi-sized renditions of themselves? One obvious result is they're a lot smaller. However, their heads remain fairly big when compared to their shrunken bodies. One thing won't change however - the newly minted munchkins still dole out the hurt.

Gamers who enjoyed last year's Fate/Tiger Colosseum will find more of the same fighting action in the sequel. The basic gist pits two to four fighters on a stage and the goal is to knock the opponent(s) out and garner a higher hit ranking than the others. Special power-ups
(Tiger Ball with stripes) may be collected for extra fighting oomph so that the fighters can bolster their offensive repertoire. When roaming the battlefield against three COM-controlled combatants, the tie-ups are usually 1-on-1 even though there are four fighters on screen. It's just easier to fight one opponent at a time although breaking in on a 1-on-1 smackfest is possible.

In addition to the 3D fighting action, Capcom includes an Extra Mode which contains character data, event scenes, BGM, and illustrations to check out. Everything's locked upon starting the game however and you'll have to work and play to get that data viewable. For players who need some practice mashing buttons, the Tiger Dojo mode gives pointers and tips on handling opponents.
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Fate/Tiger Colosseum Upper Megamori Box - New, In Stock

The limited edition of Fate/Tiger Colosseum includes the following bonus items:

» Deck of FSN Tarot Cards
» Tiger Card Ultora Binder
Episode Drama CD
» Special animation DVD
» Illustrations booklet

All preorders ship today and new orders are welcome at JPY9800 or US$100.90 from NCS.

Turok Evolution for USA Gamecube - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: August 31, 2002

«©NCSX» Tal'Set gets himself sucked into a warp of sorts and travels to the Lost Lands where reptilian brutes rule. At the outset of interaction, Tal'Set battles archenemy Captain Tobias Bruckner in Texas circa 1886. As the confrontation roils, a warp bridges Earth and the Lost Lands which sends Tal'Set and Tobias on a journey to another world.
Waking up inside the River Village, Tal'Set recovers from his injuries with help and medicine from the local natives. Soon, the story of Lord Tyrannus and the reptilian death squads are told and Tal'Set joins the fight against the oppressive Tyrannus who has charged Captain Bruckner to lead the "purification" of the Lost Lands.

Sale Offer
NCS' remaining inventory of Turok Revolution is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$13.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the U.S. by USPS Media Mail Service. «Larger Photos»